Carrying on the cleansing love after my recent post on my Double Cleanse with Vichy (read here), I wanted to share a very nifty little beauty tool with you all that has pride of place in my bathroom, a product which adds a lovely touch to any cleansing routine.
I've tried Konjac Sponges before, back in 2013 when I teamed up with some fab bloggers for My Little Skincare Project (see all posts here), in which all of the bloggers involved got to try a Konjac Sponge appropriate to their skin type. At the time I was very new to the idea of Konjac Sponges and mine didn't last as long as it should have, entirely my own fault and down to how I stored the sponge after use. Over the past couple of months I've re-introduced Konjac Sponge into my cleansing routine with the Konjac & Pink Clay Facial Heart Sponge Puff (£8.99) and it's definitely rekindled my love, finding it a real treat to use.
Specifically created for tired and devitalised skin, this lovely heart shaped pink sponge is a new product to join the Konjac Sponge range, a French Pink Clay infused sponge that works to treat, pamper and revitalise skin. The key ingredient is, surprise surprise, French Pink Clay (also known as Rose Clay) which is a mixture of red and white clay, the mildest of all French clays. Working to soften skin, improve circulation and repair connective tissue, it is naturally rich in minerals of Iron Oxide and Silica.
Why should you use a Konjac Sponge? Although incredibly hard when dry, rinsing with warm water instantly softens the sponge for use on your face. They can be used either on their own or teamed with your usual cleansing products, and I tend to do either method depending on what mood I'm in. I do find when used with my cleansers it works really well to massage my cleanser in, but when used alone it's also just a quick and easy way to refresh my skin. The sponge itself works to gently exfoliate, deeply cleanse and refine pores whilst the added French Pink Clay helps to sooth irritated and tired skin. It's a 100% natural way to cleanse and can even be used to remove makeup (although not so great with waterproof makeup).
I definitely find it helps to exfoliate and soften my skin and I just really like how it makes my skin feel overall after use. Learning from previous mistakes I pop it on the side to dry after use, instead of making the mistake of popping it back in the original packaging after use. I don't use it every single day but a few days a week at least, and it also doubles up wonderfully as the perfect way to remove any residue from face masks, especially clay based masks.
There's a sponge for every skin type and concern, with specific sponges for men and sponges which are specifically designed to be used after exercise and even sponges suitable for children! You can check out the full range available at www.konjacspongecompany.com.
Have you tried Konjac Sponge before?
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