Last week we shared some ways to get an exfoliation fix for clear glowing skin and during the week we realised we probably didn’t give the humble Konjac sponge enough kudos.
The thing that jogged our memory was discovering a blog article whilst researching about Clarisonics which had the title “Konjac Sponge – Better than my Clarisonic!”
The research on Clarisonics didn’t get very far so our first impression of it being an oversized and overpriced electric toothbrush hasn’t changed (we are happy for you disagree if you are loving them).
Like many great beauty discoveries it was a beauty secret of some stunning women from ancient times. In the konjac’s story it was the beauty secret of Japanese, Korean and Chinese glamour girls.
Fast forward 1500 years and Konjac sponges are again making a splash in the beauty world.
When you first see a konjac sponge you will probably say to yourself “what the heck is that?” And rightly so because it looks a bit alien and you are not sure if you want to touch it.
Curiosity wins and you will reach out with one finger, your head half turned in anticipation that once you touch this slimy wet thing it will turn into a frog and attack.
But when your finger touches it you are not only relieved but amazed at how springy and soft it actually feels and the best part is yet come. The first cleanse!
The Konjac sponges are pH balanced, soft and gentle – yet they are a great exfoliating alternative to abrasive scrubs. They can be used every day (twice a day even) without the fear of over-scrubbing for any skin type.
The beauty of the sponge is its simplicity. It is naturally alkaline to balance the acidity of your skin’s impurities and oils. It revitalises your skin and will transform your skincare routine! (We should also mention it’s a wonderful way to wipe off your Cloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm).
The things that really made us fall in love with Konjac sponges and bring them into our range are that they are easy and quick to use, 100% natural and come from plant fibre, sustainable, biodegradable, cruelty free, deep cleansing, gentle and affordable.
Our bathroom always has a Konjac sponge (or 2 or 3) handy.
We have 2 different sponges
Each sponge lasts 2 to 3 months and once you’re done with it you can just pop it into the compost bin!
Next time you are doing some Happy Skincare shopping why not throw a Konjac sponge into the basket and experience the squishy goodness all for yourself?
I *used* to think that someone who runs a skincare company isn’t meant to get massive breakouts. I felt super self-conscious of my skin. It felt like everyone I bumped into was staring at my blemishes thinking “Gosh, her skin is shocking”. But you know what? I’ve changed my mind.
Unfortunately we can’t control the damage caused by external aggressors (like wind, UV rays and pollution), but we can make conscious choices about the products we choose to slather on our strands. Here are just a few reasons why making the switch to natural might be the best treat you can give your cheesed-off tresses – and your conscience.