Konjac Sponges - our new beauty must have

Gemma Chase, Our Head of Marketing, reviews The Konjac Sponge

What is a Konjac Sponge?

It is made with 100% natural vegetable fibres, packed with minerals and antioxidants, and completely non-toxic. Environmentally safe, vegan, cruelty free, free from all additives, colours, and 100% biodegradable.

Konjac is a plant found at very high altitudes in Asia. It is naturally alkaline, which leaves skin feel balanced due to its PH neutral qualities.


Sponges for all skin types

Here at BigGreenSmile we currently stock 5 facial sponges to suit a variety of skin types:


For all the family

As Konjac Sponges are so natural and gentle, they are ideal to use on babies and children. We stock a sponge especially suitable for babies – Konjac Baby Sponge or a slightly larger sponge which my older children use, called the 6 Wave Body Sponge – both my children have sensitive skin and have little red bumps on their upper arms, and this sponge is ideal for smoothing the bumps away.

But why do I want one?

I have been a huge fan of muslin cloth cleansers for years, so I needed a lot of convincing! This sponge is like a very gentle exfoliator, so it refines pores, cleanses and is so gentle you can even use it on your eyes.  Plus its 100% biodegradable. And my favourite reason for buying one, is that it makes your cleanser go so much further, so kinder on your bank balance too! (also you may want to consider a luxury cleanser, such as this gorgeous Antipodes Skin Brightening Gel Cleanser)

Which cleansers can I use it with?

You can use this with any cleanser, but in my opinion it works best with a gel cleanser, I have been using Lavera Gel Cleanser  and Avalon Vitamin C Cleansing Gel

How do I use it?

It couldn’t be easier to use. Simply wet the sponge and massage into your skin in gentle circular movements. You can use it with or without cleanser, I personally use it with my cleanser as it’s easier to remove all traces of make-up. But at the weekends when I am more bare-faced, I use my sponge on its own. It is really easy to hang up and dries very quickly. The sponges generally have a life-span of about three months, you will see it slowly start to disintegrate when it’s time to buy a new one. However, mine has lasted 3 months and still no sign of deterioration.

A list following

Unsurprisingly, a lot of A-listers are rumoured to have included the Konjac Sponge as part of their beauty regime (Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr). It is also used by top make-up artists to create a perfect, smooth base on models before a photo shoot. 

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