THE KONJAC SPONGE: THE BEAUTY SECRET OF THE JAPANESE
Contrary to what you can think, the Japanese beauty secret lies not in the rice powder, nor in their consumption of sushi (sorry!). No. Their secret weapon is actually a small sponge made with a tuber called konjac. You know?
Made with the famous Amorphophallus konjac root, the konjac sponge has been used for over 1,500 years by the Japanese to gently cleanse and exfoliate their delicate skin. In addition to being suitable for the most sensitive skin (it was initially designed to clean the skin of babies), this sponge is 100% biodegradable and 100% natural (we like!). It also seems that it has a very alkaline pH, that is to say, it has the power to naturally balance the acidity of the skin, which is one of the characteristics of oily skin and acne.
How to use it ?
When dry, the konjac sponge is hard as rock. Just spend a few seconds under warm water to soften and become soft as a cloud. It will also double in size! Then, it is used as is or with a small amount of our favorite cleaner and we massage our face by making small circular movements with the sponge. We rinse his face and the sponge with warm water, and that’s it! Its exfoliating action is so gentle that it is suitable for all types of skin, even the most sensitive (rosacea, eczema, etc.).
How to keep it?
If you use the sponge daily, it lasts 2 to 3 months – it changes when it begins to crumble. Simply rinse with warm water after each use and hang to dry in a well-ventilated area. To ensure good hygiene, it can be disinfected once a week by immersing it in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes, then it is suspended to dry.