Why use a konjac sponge?
In the search for sustainable, high quality skincare products, we've been picky, and believe us when we tell you that the Konjac obsession we have is REAL. It meets our standard because it's sustainable (100% biodegradable) and has a ton of skin benefits. But whaaaat is up in the world of Konjac? and how do you say it? We'll explain here...
The Konjac plant (con-jack) is a perennial plant native to Asia. It is 97% water, but super rich in minerals and naturally pH balanced.
Umm hello to all the good skin benefits. On its own, it manages to remove impurities on the skin's surface to leave pores clear. A study published in the American Journal of Dermatology and Venereology found that Konjac has topical therapeutic effects for conditions such as acne. It even appears to be an adjuvant in cases of severe acne. In addition, it promotes wound healing, decreases allergic response and improves overall skin health. Massaging your skin with it even activates blood circulation and helps tissue regeneration. Truly a beauty tool!
The plant is dried, ground up and then rehydrated to form a sponge, and dried again after forming. You will also find that this super soft sponge can be mixed with active ingredients such as green tea, charcoal, turmeric, etc.
Since it is 100% biodegradable, it can be put in the compost along with other organic waste. If you give your sponge extra use, it will eventually decompose and you will be left with just the string.
How to use: Soak your sponge in warm water and squeeze out the excess water. Use your sponge on its own or add your favorite cleanser and gently massage your skin with the sponge in circular motions. It can also help remove our volcanic clay mask or you can even bathe your baby with it! Rinse after using, squeeze out any leftover water and hang to dry.
Include in your Punto Suave Routine one of the 5 Konjac options we have to help gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin.
-Charcoal: detoxifies the skin, absorbs toxins, evens complexion.
-Pure: just a pure Konjac sponge to moisturize and soothe
-Green tea: antioxidant, helps with inflammation and absorption
-Turmeric: glowing skin, helps with inflammation and the complexion
-French clay: rejuvenates, refreshes and tones.
It doesn't get any more natural than this, we invite you to try them ;)