It constantly amazes me the number of people that I know who really haven’t got a clue how to properly cleanse the daily grime off their faces…extraordinary! After all what on earth is the point of applying some fabulously luxurious moisturiser when you still have a layer of filth on your face. I’ve never been a fan of soap and water (hate having that tight-skin feeling) and have always stuck religiously with cream cleansers, cotton wool and toners; until now. I’m so thrilled to discover the joys of the Konjac.
‘The Konjac?’ I hear you say ‘isn’t he that bald-headed American TV detective from the 70’s?’ No, it is a very smooth cleansing sponge with a rather pleasing dome-like appearance (perhaps a little like Mr Telly Savalas' head). The Konjac is made from “Amorphophallus Konjac” which is a perennial plant native to Asia. Konjac potatoes are cultivated for food in Japan & Korea, and for over a century the Japanese have been using the konjac vegetable as a beauty treatment for their delicate skin. The Konjac Sponge is made from these vegetable fibres and contains a myriad of natural goodies, Protein, carbohydrate, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D (I could go on….)
I used The Original Konjac which was soft and squidgy but exfoliated my skin gently. Just wet the sponge with water and off you go…It’s also perfect for cleansing and massaging around the delicate eye area. It really helps to get rid of all the dead skin cells making a slight squeaky noise as you lightly rub away! There’s no tugging, it just moves the skin ever so slightly. However, I must mention that it won’t shift any heavy eye make-up. The best bit is that you’ll save not only on buying cotton wool and cleansers but you’ll also be helping the environment too. For only £5.50 you get around 3 months continual use out of just one Konjac Sponge. The dome side is softer than the flat side which is very mildly abrasive. I must also add that it’s brilliant for babies, acne and eczema suffers. Everyone should have a Konjac in their life (that’s Konjac NOT Kojak !) available online from The Konjac Sponge Company or Libertys of London and Harvey Nichols.