Japanese women have been using konjac sponges for 1,500 years to exfoliate their face every day! It can also help to relieve acne breakouts! One of the benefits of using a konjac facial sponge is its ability to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the skin's surface without causing any irritation. This is particularly important for those with sensitive skin, as they must be careful not to aggravate their skin with harsh chemicals or exfoliants. Made in Hubei, China, this province is a mountainous region with a warm, humid climate, making it ideal for growing konjac. To avoid using plastic packaging and preservatives, the sponge comes in its dry form.
How to use
Wet the sponge and massage it over the skin with circular movements. Place the dry sponge in a bowl of water for a few seconds; it will soon swell up and be ready to use! To dry your sponge, hang it up by the string. After two or three months of use, your sponge will start to crumble. Then you can add it to your compost!
Konjac sponges are made from konjac, a porous root vegetable native to Asia. Glucomannan is a dietary fiber contained in the bulb of the konjac plant. In vitro research has shown glucomannan works with a wide range of probiotics to help control the proliferation of acne-causing bacteria on skin. It also has antioxidant ability, which isn't too surprising given glucomannan comes from a plant.