what is a konjac sponge?

7 Reasons to use the Konjac Sponge

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The Konjac sponge was unknown by many, but thanks to the well-known Korean cosmetics it has become a revolution in beauty rituals. Here are 7 reasons why you should use this famous Korean sponge. Keep reading this blog and don’t miss out!

What is the Konjac sponge?

The Konjac sponge is a natural sponge made from konjac root, an Asian tree grown in Japan and Korea. This natural, very soft and delicate vegetable fibre is obtained from it.

Benefits of Konjac sponge

Konjac sponge:

  • It is 100% natural and biodegradable.
  • It is vegan and no additives are used on it.
  • Stimulates skin regeneration and circulation. Leaves a fresh, clean skin and without any irritation.
  • It is suitable for all skin types, even atopic or very sensitive skin. It can even be used for bathing babies.
  • Removes dead skin cells, grease and accumulated dirt by gently exfoliating.
  • Helps tighten pores and fights acne thanks to its alkaline fibre that balances the pH of the skin.
  • Improves the skin’s protective barrier by leaving a nourishing film after contact with the skin.
how to use the konjac sponge

What is the natural Konjac sponge used for?

Konjac sponges are used for daily facial cleansing, to deeply cleanse the skin. They are a perfect accessory for any zero waste beauty routine. It is a product that cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises your skin in a single step and in a natural way.

Types of Konjac facial sponge

The original Konjac sponge is white but is mixed with bamboo charcoal or clay to suit different skin types. For example:

  • For dry and sensitive skin it is mixed with red clay.
  • For mature skin it is mixed with yellow clay from Asia.
  • For acne-prone or oily skin it is mixed with bamboo charcoal.
  • For combination skin it is mixed with green clay.

How is the Konjac sponge used?

Konjac sponge is moistened and soaked in warm water as it is usually sold dry. It is then gently massaged into the skin. You can use it without products or with a face soap. From Mediterranean Spirit we suggest you to use it with our refreshing face soap 4 in 1, you will get a very clean and glowing skin!

Regarding maintenance, it is advisable to renew it every 2 months if used daily and if it is not used for a while, it should be put in the fridge. It is also recommended to boil it every 2-3 weeks to sterilise it. After each use you should remove the excess water and keep it in a dry and well-ventilated place to avoid mould and mildew. Do not squeeze it too hard after use because it can be damaged. Be careful!

At Mediterranean Spirit we encourage everyone to use this zero waste vegetable sponge because it helps keeping our planet cleaner. However, if you decide to buy one, make sure that its packaging is sustainable such as cardboard, for example. Go for organic and environmentally friendly cosmetics!

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In Mediterranean Spirit we elaborate natural and ecological cosmetics inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean. We extract the best of its nature to pamper your skin. We care about our products being of high quality, being honest with the benefits of the ingredients. Mediterranean Spirit is designed for people who are aware of the environment and sustainability.