Konjac is a natural food source that has been used in Japanese cuisine for over 1500 years. Ninety seven percent of Konjac is water and three percent is a dietary fiber. Rich in vitamins and minerals, the Japanese have been using Konjac sponges as beauty treatments for centuries.
The unique net like structure of the Konjac sponge, gently massages and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. A naturally moisture-rich plant fibre in the sponge balances the acidity of the skin and leaves it extremely clean and refreshed with no need for additional cleansers or soap.
Available in diferent ranges, according to skin type, the Konjac sponge can be infused with clays and charcoal for added benefits. Pink clay has been used for tired, devitalized skin, green clay for normal to oily skin and red clay for dry and sensitive skin. Also, available in bamboo charcoal for very oily or acne-prone skin.
To use, gently massage sponge over the face and body in a circular motion. A cleansing solution can be added, but is not necessary. If added, the smallest amount is needed as the sponge will create an immense lather. Splash with warm water to reveal squeaky clean and refreshed skin.
Each sponge lasts for around one to three months and can be found at any health-food stores. Can be used on the most delicate, sensitive skin and is even recommended for newborn babies. The Konjac sponge is simple yet effective and works on every skintype.
After a long weekend away, here are some of my newly discovered traveling essentials.
CLEAN Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Cream: As a germaphobe, this moisturizing hand cream promises to protect for a continuous four hours. Unscented, so perfect for in-flight application.
Dior Capture Totale Instant Eye Rescue: Sleep in a tube! The palladium applicator massages and cools the skin to instantly reduce puffiness and awaken the eye area.
MAC Virgin Isle Cream Colour Base: This bright coral blush gives an instant glow to the face with the tiniest amount of product. It can be used on the cheeks and lips and is easy to apply.
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray: This felxible-hold hairspray protected my hair from the intense humidity. With a quick all-over spray, it locks out frizz all day.
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Save Face Serum: All-in-one SPF. Protect/Moisturize/Repair