The Face Shop Konjac Cleansing Puff Review | A traditional, all-natural method of cleansing
Friday, August 21, 2015
Have you ever heard of a konjac sponge? These all-natural plant sponges have become trendy in the last couple years as an alternative to synthetic loofahs for both body and face. Hailing from Asia, konjac is actually a type of potato that is commonly used for both cleansing and eating. In Japan in particular, konjac is commonly eaten as a jelly or as a noodle and is known for its nutritious properties. Someone at some point in this long history also discovered that konjac had beneficial effects on skin and so konjac sponges were born.
There are a wide variety of konjac sponges out there, but in its most basic form it's usually a white puff that helps increase your cleanser's effectiveness and its inherent nutrients also help condition and rejuvenate the skin, while the soft texture deep-cleanses pores.
Recently I was sent THEFACESHOP Konjac Cleansing Puff ($5) to try. This sponge is so gentle you can easily use it twice daily without any chance of irritation. These sponges are supposedly gentle enough for babies, so I'm sure it can handle anyone's sensitivity!
To use, dampen your sponge and then either apply cleanser directly to the sponge, or apply your cleanser to your face first and then use the sponge to massage it in. I prefer the latter, but if you're using more of a milky cleanser, you may want to apply it to the sponge first as it can rub milkier cleansers right off.
Although THEFACESHOP Konjac Cleansing Puff may just look like any old sponge, I found that it does help my cleansers work better. Particularly, when I use this sponge at night, I don't even need to use a cleansing water after as this little puff works overtime to get every last bit of dirt and makeup off.
Each Konjac Cleansing Puff costs only $5 and lasts for 2-3 months, so it's pretty affordable. The only things I didn't like about this sponge was its shape. Unlike the other konjac sponge I've tried, the EcoTools Pure Complexion Facial Sponge, the THEFACESHOP Konjac Cleansing Puff is shaped like a big hemisphere, which makes it difficult to get this sponge into the corners of my face. I actually have to fold it in half to make it fit, whereas the EcoTools Pure Complextion Facial Sponge is already teardrop shaped and thus, easier to use. This is a pretty minor annoyance though and I'd easily repurchase this one again. I'm also curious to try TTHEFACESHOP 's Charcoal and Konjac Cleansing Puff for an even deeper clean!
Buy - cheap and easy to use, these cleansing puffs are a great all-natural addition to my cleansing routine that leaves my skin soft and cleaner than ever.