100% Natural Konjac Sponge.
What Is a Konjac Sponge?
So maybe you’ve seen the little colored round sponges but weren’t quite sure what to make of them. Konjac sponges are made from the dried and ground root of the konjac, or elephant yam, that’s native to Asia. Asian cultures have used konjac root for over 2,000 years, and konjac sponges have been a popular item there for about 100 years. The process is simple enough. Konjac powder is mixed with calcium hydroxide, heated, frozen and then dried. The calcium yields an alkaline end product that helps to balance an overly acidic skin pH. Sometimes powdered charcoal or green or red clay is added to benefit different skin types and further draw out skin impurities.
Konjac naturally nourishes with vitamins A, B, C, D and E, proteins, lipids, fatty acids, copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium. This wonder veggie even has antioxidants and has historically been used to suppress tumors. Unlike other exfoliators that harm the environment, konjac is completely natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable (no harmful plastic microbeads needed!)
You will receive ONE package containing one sponge in assorted varities.
These sponges come dehydrated to prevent deterioration. Just soak them in water to soften and use.
Soak the Konjac Facial Sponge in warm water for 10-15 minutes until it puffs up and rehydrates. It will expand about 50% and be soft. Never twist or wring the sponge. To squeeze out excess water, press the Konjac Facial Sponge between the palms of your hands.
Rehydrate in warm water, then lather with your favorite facial bar. You may also use the sponge alone without any cleanser. Rub in circular motions to remove dirt from the pores without scratching the skin.
Rinse completely, then press between palms to remove excess water. Let dry on a soap deck between uses.
After a few weeks:
You may wish to sanitize your sponge. Soaking in boiled water or zap in a dish with water in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Do not use bleach on your sponge. A mild vinegar rinse may also help sterilize it. Most important is to allow it to dry between uses.
6 months - one year:
If you continue to squeeze it dry and hang it to fully dry between uses, you should be able to use your sponge up to a year. With heavy/daily usage the fibers will break down quicker so you may only get 6 months or so out of your sponge.
If your sponge smells funny, becomes discolored, or looks off, discontinue usage and toss it in the trash. It is a natural product and can therefore grow mold or bacteria if not handled properly.
These are made in China.