The konjac sponge is the perfect way to gently (yet powerfully and effectively!) cleanse your skin.
What exactly is a konjac sponge?
The konjac sponge is a super gentle exfoliator that comes from the porous root vegetable that is commonly found growing in Asia.
Shine on, beautiful
The best part about konjac sponges? Your skin will shine with results. The sloughing away of dead skin cells, dry flakes, and any leftover grime you’d rather not shine with, means that after using a konjac sponge, your skin will have a smooth and dewy complexion. Quite simply: you’ll glow. The more often you use the konjac sponge, the more effective it will become.
Konjac sponges are so gentle that they were invented just for babies
Who has more sensitive skin than you? Babies do! Way back when, when konjac sponges were “born” in Japan, Japanese farmers originally used these sponges on sensitive, divine-smelling baby skin. Konjac sponges were the most natural and most gentle thing, so the pairing was perfect.
Konjac sponges are ideal for clearing your skin of dirt, oil, makeup, and daily toxins, but if you want to shower with your konjac sponge and exfoliate the back of your arms, your shoulders, and your legs, have at it!
To get started, you’re going to want to soak the sponge for a good 10 or 20 minutes, especially if it is the first go-round with your new skin exfoliating best friend. This good, long soak gives the konjac sponge time to soften and expand. You’re essentially re-hydrating the porous root vegetable.
Once the sponge is soaked, squeeze out the excess water and add your normal face wash or nourishing cleanser onto your skin. Use the sponge to gently massage your face wash into your skin. We suggest using circular motions, that way you can buff away the dead skin cells that are lurking and causing any dullness.
When finished, rinse out the sponge until water runs clear and leave it to dry overnight. Here is a handy Flow Cosmetics trick: If the weather is very hot, you can store the sponge in a refrigerator—the sponge will last longer!
Keep it clean, sister
Konjac sponges are as natural as they come. Which means nature will certainly work its own processes. Without any synthetic ingredients or harmful preservatives, a konjac sponge is not anti-bacterial. When it comes to keeping your konjac sponge as clean and sanitary as necessary, you’ll have to know when it’s time to say “good bye” and find a new one.
A general rule of thumb is to toss your konjac sponge about every 60 days, if the sponge is in daily use. Make a note on your calendar so the reminder doesn’t slip your mind.
Even better news? You don’t have to toss your konjac sponge in the dumpster or see it clutter up the landfill. Konjac sponges are 100% biodegradable. If you have a compost pile, your sponge can make a new life in there.
The Colors of the Rainbow
If you see that your konjac sponge is different than your best friend’s sister’s konjac sponge, it’s like that on purpose. There are many different colored konjac sponges. Chances are, your best friend’s sister bought her colored konjac sponge for a certain reason: to fit her own skin need. Dark gray konjac sponges generally contain charcoal, whereas green konjac sponges may contain green tea or aloe vera.
Flow Cosmetics Konjac Sponges include: