I’m a guy who likes a clean face and who has a history of exfoliating (and isn’t afraid to admit it) my face. I had never used a sponge of any kind to clean my face before so I was interested when The Konjac Sponge Company sent me a sponge to review. They sent me the 100% natural fibre sponge with nourishing mineral rich French green clay.
Every sponge from The Konjac Company is made with 100% pure Konjac plant root mixed with volcanic spring water from the Island of Jeju (part of South Korea). The water is naturally filtered on Jeju by the volcanic rocks, so the water is particularly mineral rich and very pure.
Konjac potatoes are cultivated for food in Japan & Korea. They are frequently growing wild at very high altitude, thus being very pure and pollutant free. The Japanese have been eating Konjac for over 1500 years. It was originally introduced to Japan as a medicine in the sixth century as it was recognized for its health giving properties. For over a century, the Japanese have been using the konjac vegetable as a beauty treatment for their delicate skin.
The French green clay sponge I was given is for normal to combination skin. You can find French green clay at spas and wellness centers because the green clay acts as a sterilizer, helping to control acne-causing bacteria. Green clay also contains micro-molecules which help to absorb dirt, oil, and bacteria, while gently cleansing the pores.
As I have sensitive skin I can’t just use anything on my face. I’ve used “daily” exfoliating creams on my face that were still too rough for my skin to use every day. I have to say that I do like using the Konjac sponge. I’ve used it several days consecutively without a problem. It cleans the oil and dirt from my pores as well as any of the creams I have used in the past. The sponge is so soft and gentle I can use it around my eyes, which I can’t do with other products.
To use your sponge all you do is immerse in water (they hold ten times their weight in liquid) and wipe over the face to remove dirt, sweat and makeup without the need for any additional cleansers. You can use with your normal cleanser but you only need to use a fraction of the usual amount if so.
What I also like about the Konjac sponge is that when it starts to break apart and deteriorate you can simply compost your sponge (it is 100% natural material, and completely safe – and earth friendly – to do so). You can even put it in the bottom of a potted plant to help retain moisture in the soil.
I would definitely recommend trying any of the French clay facial sponges from The Konjac Sponge Company. Every sponge is natural pH balanced, biodegradable, naturally sustainable, ideal for sensitive skins, suitable for all ages and eco friendly.