My battle with my own skin started when I was about 19. It's been a rough road filled with lots of tears, treatments, expensive products, and a whole lot of frustration.
I have made some great progress in the last couple years with my adult/hormonal acne (you can see some my latest products and updates in this video) and part of that progress has been the discovery of the Konjac Sponge in recent months. I have been so excited about this little gizmo, that I finally decided to dedicate an entire post to it, because I'm 99% sure that you'll love it too.
A Konjac Sponge is a sponge made from the root of the Konjac plant. A plant that is in the Bamboo family, and that has been used in Asia for centuries as an ingredient in medicine, food, and of course to create sponges.
The consistency of a Konjac sponge is like nothing I've ever used before because of its unique consistency. The sponge starts out rock hard and feels almost like a pumice stone... which makes you think; 'Why in the world would I scrape this rock across my face?!'
But after soaking the sponge in water an amazing transformation happens; the sponge softens and grows in size, taking on the most unique squishy & cellular texture.
Use the sponge to clean and exfoliate the face with or without the use of a liquid cleanser. It will replace your face wipes, washcloths and sonic brushes for a gentle exfoliation that leaves the skin glowing.
The thing that I love most about the Konjac sponge is that it can be used daily without the risk of over exfoliation. And honestly, it is so fun to use... although I said that already, didn't I?
There are many varieties out there too; the white versions are pure Konjac root for all skin types, while colored versions (pink, green, black, and brown) have been infused with clays and charcoal to add additional skincare goodness, for things like detoxifying and tightening the skin.
Here are a few favorites I recommend:
- Boscia Mini Konjac Sponge Trio- A great way to try a few varieties; charcoal, clay, & pure
- Boscia Cleansing Sponge- Pure and simple, works for all skin types (and what I am currently using, pictured above)
- Your Konjac Sponge Turmeric- Infused with turmeric for hydration
- One Love Organics Clay Heart Konjac- Infused with rose clay for rosacea and sensitive skin
Have you tried a Konjac Sponge yet? Let me know in the comments below, xo