REVIEW: Konjac Puff Sponges

BFF Beauty Girls have a new product obsession, a naturally moisture rich plant fibre sponge that balances the acidity of the skins impurities and oils…Konjac Facial Sponges!

Used by the Japanese for over 1500 years, “Amorphophallus Konjac” the KONJAC POTATO is a perennial plant, native to Asia with wild forms growing naturally in many parts of China, Korea & Japan.  Frequently growing wild at very high altitude, thus being very pure and pollutant free.  It was originally introduced to Japan as a medicine in the sixth century as it was recognized for its health giving properties.  But, for over a century, the Japanese have been using the konjac vegetable as a beauty treatment for their delicate skin.

The Konjac Sponge, made entirely from the root of the the Konjac Potato, contains fibers that are by nature alkaline, and thus balances the the skin’s natural acidity.  Sounds interesting right?  Even more intriguing is that these fibers are packed with nutrients!  Including: Iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamins A, E and D, “B” vitamins 1, 2, 6 and 12, vitamin C and folic acid.

BFF Beauty Girls we’re sold, even before testing the Konjac Sponge!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The Original Konjac 100% Vegetable Fibre Sponge Puff (£6.50)

For All Skin Types.  Made with nothing but 100% top quality food grade Konjac (Konnyaku) plant root.

A naturally moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skins impurities and oils.

The Konjac Puff Sponge is approximately 8cm in diameter and 3.5cm deep.  The perfect palm size for face or body.

Lightweight and perfect for everyday use.  The puff sponge sits beautifully on the palm of your hand and is a doddle for washing face and body.

Excellent for all skin types even those with hypersensitive skin.

REVIEW:  The Konjac sponge is SOOOOO gentle & soothing as it glides around your face.  It feels amazingly soft while effectively cleansing deep inside the pores.  It really is a wonderful cleansing tool that’s all-natural and extremely beneficial to the skin.  It’s also the perfect exfoliating solution for sensitive skin – not as abrasive on sensitive areas (i.e. eyelids, throat) as a Clarisonic may be to some people, and it provides a much more thorough & deep cleanse than when just using your fingers.

When you first open the Konjac sponge package, it’s a solid rock – certainly doesn’t look like something you’d put on your face.  But after running a little warm water through it, the dome-like structure morphs into a soft and squishy sponge and the texture feels a little bit like jelly.

Sponge completely dry

Running water into Sponge

Sponge wet and ready for use

Sponge after cleansing

The sponge’s unique net like structure does an excellent job at gently exfoliating while it massages pores clean and stimulates blood flow for new growth of skin cells.

Unique net like structure

You don’t even need to use a cleanser as the sponge does all the work for you!  However, if you do prefer to add a drop of cleanser, you only need to add the tiniest amount, otherwise the cleanser will overpower the benefits of the sponge.  Additionally, when cleanser is added to the sponge, it will generate more bubbles and spread the cleanser further than usual.  When you are done cleaning your face, the conveniently attached string allows you to hang the sponge to dry in the shower or on a bathroom sink faucet.  It’s perfect!

Attached string

After using the sponge everyday for a month, we have nothing negative to say about it.  Our skin looks fabulous while feeling balanced, smooth and soft!

BENEFITS OF KONJAC SPONGE:

Konjac is reputed for its health giving properties & used by the Japanese for over 1500 years, having originally been used as a medicine in the sixth century

    • 100% Natural Sponge
    • 100% Coloring Free
    • 100% Additive Free
    • 100% Biodegradable
    • Naturally Sustainable
    • Environmentally Safe
    • Naturally Moisturizing

The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed…naturally!  No need for additional cleansers or soaps unless you really want. Should you chose to use additional cleansers or soap, you can use a fraction of your usual amount, as the sponge will generate more bubbles and spread the cleanser further than usual.

Better for your skin, better on the environment and your finances!

USE & CARE OF YOUR SPONGE:

    • Before use, rinse the sponge in warm water.
    • If the sponge has dried out, always allow it to fully absorb water before putting against your skin.
    • Gently massage the face and body in circular motion all over, to exfoliate dead skin cells, and deeply cleanse. The massaging will stimulate tired skin & encourage skin renewal. Soap or cleansing solution can be added to the sponge if desired, but is not necessary.
    • Your sponge should last several months, but once it starts to look tired, or starts to break down. Please replace it. The better care you take of your sponge, the longer it will last.

While all the sponges are suitable for sensitive skin, there is a fabulous range of sponge options for different skin types, including the French Clay Range.  Below you will find a little more information about the two French Clay sponges we tested along with the original Konjac Sponge, all of which are equally as fabulous!

SPONGE OPTIONS:

This range has an addition within the sponge of high quality French Clay.  French clay is very popular with beauty therapists due to its cleansing, exfoliating, smoothing & softening effects on the skin.  Clay is packed full of mineral rich goodness to help our skins.  We know that centuries ago our ancient ancestors knew of the powers of clay.  Clinical test have confirmed many benefits of clay.

Konjac French Pink Clay For Tired and Devitalized Skin (£6.50)

ADDED FRENCH PINK CLAY:  Pink clay is a mix of red & white clay. Pink clay is soft, it is recommended for tired, sensitive & dehydrated skins.  Brilliant at removing impurities & excellent for rejuvenating skin that has suffered from the weather or central heating.  It helps to turn rough and hardened skin into soft and radiant skin, rejuvenating and plumping and helping return the skins natural elasticity.  The perfect facial sponge for sensitive easily irritated, hypersensitive skin.  Excellent for skin that has had lots of sun exposure.

Konjac French Green Clay For Normal to Oily Skin Types (£6.50)

ADDED FRENCH GREEN CLAY:  As used at the finest spas, French Green Clay has excellent absorption qualities.  This makes it ideal for oily or problem skin especially those prone to spot outbreaks.   It contains micro molecules, which absorbs dirt, oil, and bacteria, while gently cleansing the pores. Green Clay has been widely used as an effective facial cleansing cream for a long time since it has very strong sterilization function.  The perfect facial sponge for normal to combination or oily T-Zone skin.

FINAL THOUGHT:  This sponge is a must-have tool for those serious about their skincare routine, and especially for those with sensitive skin.  Not only does this magic sponge deeply cleanse even the most sensitive and/or oily skin types, but because the sponges are 100% natural, dye free, and naturally moisturizing, it does a remarkable job at eliminating those pesky dry spots while leaving the skin clean, balanced and never feeling tight.  We are totally, utterly obsessed and in love with Konjac Face Sponges!

Konjac Sponges are available at:

USA

NuboNau – Online Beauty Store www.nubonau.com

Spirit Beauty Lounge – Online Beauty Store www.spiritbeautylounge.com

Beauty Habit – Online Beauty Store – www.beautyhabit.com

UK

Zuneta.com – Online Beauty Store www.zuneta.com

Check out this video from Konjac’s website…

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