What Is A Konjac Sponge?

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Konjac sponges have been hitting the high streets recently so it only feels right to sing its praises in a little blog post for you all.


Konjac sponges are entirely natural, originating from a potato-like plant in Asia that grows wild at high altitudes. In fact, the Japanese have used konjac sponges as a food source for over 1500 years and were only discovered as a beauty treatment within the last century.


Made from vegetable fibres, a konjac sponge is often mixed with clays containing effective ingredients to help maintain healthy skin, such as charcoal. The texture of the sponge means it acts as a gentle exfoliator and cleanser for the face and body. Using it as an everyday cleanser to remove makeup is a fantastic way to nourish the skin with active botanical ingredients whilst exfoliating dead skin cells away. It’s also extremely easy to clean, just soak it in some boiling water for a few minutes every now and again.


Konjac sponges are usually inexpensive and are available in all sorts of varieties, depending on what you’d like to use the sponge for. Since it’s a completely natural product, it’s 100% biodegradable meaning after the end of its life (which tends to be between 2-3 months) you can throw it away without the guilt of contributing to more landfill waste…


We can assure you a konjac sponge is 100% Free My Skin approved. If you’ve tried one before then we’d love to know your thoughts by leaving a comment or tweeting us at @freemyskin.