“But what is a Konjac sponge?”

So Konjac sponges are becoming more established here in the UK but what exactly is a Konjac sponge..?

I received a Konjac sponge in the BettyBox I won in one of their Instagram giveaways. I was very happy to receive it, as I’d been thinking about buying one for a while – perfect!

Here’s the low down on the latest sponge –
Definition: a sponge which offers a deep cleanse, yet gentle exfoliation.
Origin: Asia.
Composition: made from the Konjac root, a root vegetable found in Asia. The root is porous and makes for a good and natural sponge.

The Konjac sponge I have is from Spa To You, based in London. The sponge is for the body, however there are Konjac sponges just for your face too! But I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to use this sponge on my face. As well as the above, the sponge claims to “refine pores, effectively balance the pH of the skin, naturally hydrate and moisture the skin, and is ideal for delicate and sensitive skin.” It’s also described as:
– 100% natural vegetable fibre
– 100% biodegradable
– No added preservatives
– No added chemicals
– No added colour
– No animal product
– pH balanced

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My thoughts
So far, I’m very impressed! It has a very different texture to other sponges and is quite dense (hope this is the right word to describe a sponge…). It holds a lot of product and lathers well. Unlike other sponges, where the product seems to sit on top of the sponge  more and doesn’t absorb as much. Because the Konjac sponge holds the product, I don’t need to keep applying more to the sponge, meaning I use less product! It also means I can savour one of my fave Body Shop shower gels before they discontinue it!

Like many people, I have stubborn dry skin on my elbows and ankles, which is hard to shift even after exfoliating and moisturising. But I feel like this sponge could really make a difference, as it takes a less harsh and abrasive approach to exfoliating.

If you’re looking for a natural and effective sponge, the Konjac sponge is for you! They may seem quite expensive for a sponge, however they aren’t your average sponge and may be worth if for the benefits outlined above! From what I’ve seen, they range from between £6 – £12. I feel like it’s more than likely down to personal preference.

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