My skin has gotten somewhat dry and devitalised with my Roaccutane prescription and the cold weather during winter. I've always had a simple skincare routine, nothing extravagant but I've made a few changes to help hydrate my skin and it's working out pretty well. One of the things I have been doing is using a konjac sponge with my cleanser. The sponge is made from a potato-like plant root used as a healthy food source and for its medicinal properties in many parts of Asia. Additionally, Konjac is naturally alkaline so it helps balance the skin's pH.
The konjac sponge is a gentle cleanser that exfoliates the skin including the delicate eye area. It works with or without a cleanser, but I personally prefer using it with my cleanser as it helps my cleanser work harder and go further. It deeply cleanses pores helping to eliminate dirt, excess oil, bacteria and blackheads. After a few weeks of regular use, I noticed how my skin started to take on a smoother more 'airbrushed' appearance.
They have a variety of sponges for different skin types and they're all 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free. They offer facial sponges, bath sponges, baby bath sponges, dog sponges, gentleman's sponge and more. The one that I received that suits my skin type is the French Pink Clay sponge for damaged or devitalised skin, for £8.99 which is a very reasonable price. You need to always rinse and fully hydrate the sponge before use then massage the skin in small circular movements with the damp sponge (cleanser is optional). After use, you need to rinse it thoroughly and squeeze out the excess water. I use it in the shower most times and it is important to never leave it in there, instead you should hang it in a cool & ventilated area to air dry (I hang it on my door knob). They are anti-bacterial but you still need to toss it out every 1-3 months.
I'm quite impressed with the sponge and have noticed a difference with my skin recently. My skin feels rejuvenated and fresh every time after using this with my cleanser. It's also great for removing the excess makeup and mascara that your makeup wipes doesn't remove. For anyone that has oily and acne prone skin, the Bamboo Charcoal sponge could save your skin and help clear it out. Overall, I love their sponges and will definitely pick another one up in two months as their price range is great too.
*Konjac Sponge Company kindly sent me this item
for the purpose of this post, all opinions are my own.