Monday, 19 September 2011

Product Rave: Konjac Sponge.

If, like me, you slap a plethora of lotions & potions onto your face on a daily basis, you might, like I did, reach breaking point.

I began to feel like the multitude of products that made up my skincare routine just weren't cutting the mustard anymore and if anything, were making my skin even more temperamental that It had ever been.

Enter the Konjac Sponge.

I've heard whisperings about the beneficial properties of Konjac (for the unitiated, Konjac fibre is made up from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac Plant) and an all natural, gentle sponge sounded just the ticket for my skin. I must also mention that this is a runaway hit in Asia, and haven't we all learnt by now, listen to the Asian beauty market when it comes to skincare!?

I opted for the Konjac sponge with French Green Clay as it claimed to be the best for Normal/Oily skin, the Konjac Sponge comes au natural, with Red French Clay for Dry & Sensitive Skin, Pink Clay for Tired Skin & Bamboo Charcoal for Teen or Acne Prone Skin.

When the sponge arrived, I was a little bit dubious, it looks a little bizarre, and has a distinct vegetable smell (not suprisingly).


I decided to try the sponge on it's own (you can add your regular cleanser to it if you desire) and I couldn't believe how clean and soft my skin felt afterwards.

You simply soak the sponge in warm water and then buff away like you would with a regular sponge, It couldn't be easier to fit this into your existing routine, I've simply hung it up next to my sink to dry inbetween washes - it's a no brainer.

I've now settled into the routine of just using the sponge in the morning, then using a pea sized amount of Liz Earle C&P in the evening first, then using the sponge after i've rinsed.

So, why is this a rave?

1. The condition of my skin has dramatically improved since I began to use this sponge: it's clear, the tone looks better and any t-zone issues have balanced out. Now, I'm not going to attribute this entirely to the sponge, I believe it might be the simplification of my skincare routine as a whole, but boy, was this the catalyst.
2. The Price: A sponge costs £5.99 and will on average, last you about 3 months if cared for properly. That's a fraction of the price of my regular cleanser.
3. It's natural, it's biodegradable, and will make you feel a little bit green!

You can purchase a sponge from.

Laura xx

(PR Sample - but as always, I truly do believe in this product!)

1 comment:

  1. I have heard about these but not tried. It does interest me as sometimes I dont want to Clarisonic, or the battery is dead, and I need an exfoliation! xx


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