When I first saw a Konjac sponge, the first thing I thought was, OOH KOJAK! Followed by, they look tasty.
But no silly, you can’t eat them!
The Konjac Sponge (from £6.99) is a Japanese skin care product, made from pure Konjac plant root mixed with volcanic spring water. The Konjac Plant is from the potato family and grows in Asia – the flour has been used to make noodles (as a thickening agent) and as a dietary supplement due to the amount of fibre in it. The sponges are made by mixing the food grade powder with the water, then they are poured into moulds and fermented and baked. Different ingredients are added for different benefits.
Once the sponge is dunked into water it can be used to clean the face – allegedly – without additional cleansers (not sure with the amount of maquillage I wear sometimes!). They can also be used around the eye area and you can exfoliate with them too. After each use, air dry (it will go hard) and they naturally last 1-3 months.
I have a selection of these which I have not yet used but will review for you shortly. The most interesting thing I found is that in it’s sealed packet it sweats..like a living breathing thing!