Still on the hunt for healthy, natural and cruelty free skincare products, today's post is all about a sponge. But not just any sponge, mind. A Konjac Sponge! But what is so special about one of those, do I hear you wonder? Well, it is a plant based sponge, made from the Konnyaku (or Konjac Potato) Plant which is native to Asia. The sponge is made up of natural, vegetable fibres meaning it is 100% cruelty free, suitable for vegans and it works wonders for the skin! I recently had the chance to try out The Konjac Sponge Company French Green Clay Facial Puff Sponge* and, *spoiler*! I love it. I love this sponge. And the only sponge I usually love is of the baked variety.
I will be honest and say I hadn't heard of a konjac sponge before. If you, like me, didn't or don't know what a konjac sponge is then it is a completely natural facial sponge which cleanses, exfoliates and refines pores which is supposed to leave you with a glowing and radiant complexion. There are a few companies out there which sell konjac sponges but mine is from The Konjac Sponge Company, which offers their facial puff sponges for all sorts of skin types as well as offering products for newborn babies, tattoo aftercare, gentlemen's shaving as well as for pets! With a massive range of products all derived from the konjac plant, you are bound to find a completely healthy and natural skincare product to help not only your particular skin type but also a product to suit all the family!
About The Konjac Sponge Company French Green Clay Facial Puff Sponge:
"The perfect facial sponge for combination and oily t-zone skin, our Konjac Sponge with French Green Clay tightens pores, tones the complexion and revitalises damaged skin cells. Blended with the finest French Clay this naturally draws out impurities and toxins, to reveal a smoother, fresher complexion."
The Konjac Sponge Company offers their facial puff sponges for an arrange of different skin types, with each sponge infused with different ingredients to help that particular skin type. I went for the sponge which best suited oily/combination skin which is blended with green clay, although I do love the sound of the Green Tea Facial Puff Sponge which is for purifying the skin, as well as the Bamboo Charcoal Facial Puff Sponge which is suited for oily and acne prone skin.
I will start off by saying that this product is the strangest thing I have ever used. The only way I can describe this facial cleansing sponge is by saying it is like a crumpet attached to a tea bag string. I'm not selling it well but bear with me here! The facial puff sponge arrives in a little clear package and the sponge itself is rock solid. It is so hard that you wonder how it could possibly be cleansing and soothing on the skin. The directions say to rinse and wet the sponge before use then either use it on its own or with your favourite cleanser before massaging the sponge into the skin to cleanse, exfoliate and refine pores. When wet, the sponge softens massively and then has the texture of a crumpet. It is the strangest feeling on the face. When I first used this konjac sponge, I used it on its own without any cleansers and it really did take away any lasting scraps of make-up and dirt whilst cleansing the skin deeply, making it feel lovely, soft and clean afterwards.
The next day I then used a really creamy cleanser with the sponge to see how well it cleansed with another product working alongside it and I was even more impressed. You get such a deep clean with this sponge, my skin felt so much softer and smoother than before, even more so than it usually feels after using that same cleanser. It is just like using a Clarisonic, only without the high price tag and instead of an electronic hand-held tool, you are using a completely cruelty-free, vegan, natural plant-based sponge. I am definitely sold!
There are so many benefits to the Konjac Sponges, for example, they are completely biodegradable, naturally sustainable and packed with minerals and antioxidants. If you are after a completely natural way of cleansing and exfoliating your face without using harsh chemicals and nasty things then this product will be wonderful for you.
The Konjac Sponge Company French Green Clay Facial Puff Sponge - £8.99*
(*Product sent for review)
(*Product sent for review)