The Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Body Sponge is handmade in Japan using 100% pure Konjac vegetable fibers infused with Bamboo Charcoal minerals. This natural sponge is best suited for individuals with oily or acne-prone skin as the absorptive action of the infused charcoal powder is effective in drawing out dirt, excess oil and other impurities that can clog pores and result in breakouts. Cleansing and exfoliating your body daily with this sponge will help purify your skin to reveal a smoother and cleaner complexion.
100% Natural 100% Biodegradable No Artificial Colouring, Preservatives or Toxic & Harmful Chemicals Cruelty Free (No Animal Testing) GMO-Free (Manufactured using vegetable fibers from NON-genetically modified Konjac Plants) Fragrance Free Can be used on a daily basis
Size: Dry: 10.5 cm (Length), 7 cm (Width), 3.5 cm (Height); Wet: 12 cm (Length), 8 cm (Width), 3.5 cm (Height) * Size for each sponge may vary slightly given their handmade nature.
Konjac Sponges, unlike regular synthetic sponges, come in a dry and hard form and are biodegradable given their natural vegetable fiber properties. As such, special steps need to be taken both from a usage and care perspective to ensure your sponge continues to deliver its best cleansing results.
Once you remove the sponge from the packaging, the sponge should be very dry and hard. Soak the sponge in warm water (or run it under the tap) until the sponge has expanded and is fully saturated with water. At this point, the sponge should be nice and soft and ready for use. Note: For first time usage, you may need to soak the sponge for up to 10-15 minutes.
Gently massage your face with the sponge starting from the centre of your face and extending outwards in an upward direction. This produces a lifting effect and avoids sagging skin. Alternatively, gently massage your face using a circular motion. If you have acne, avoid rubbing too harshly on the affected areas. If preferred, you may also use the sponge with your favourite cleanser. When cleansing with the sponge, try to hold the sponge gently in the palm of your hand without applying fingertip pressure on it.
Once you have completed cleansing your face with the sponge, gently rinse the sponge under the tap to remove any soap or dirt residue . Using the palm of your two hands, lightly squeeze to drain out the excess water. Please do not wring or squeeze the sponge too hard as this could damage the sponge.
To store the sponge, you may either hang it up in a well-ventilated area to let it air-dry (most common approach), or you may put it in a sealed container to store in the fridge until the next use. Note: Given its biodegradable properties, please do not leave the sponge under direct sunlight or place it in a wet or humid area as this could cause the sponge to disintegrate prematurely.
Tips + Directions For Sponge Care
Do not store the sponge in a humid area or under direct sunlight
Always allow it to air-dry in a well-ventilated area in between each use (or place into a sealed container to store in the fridge). Do not just leave it on the sink or counter-top as it will not dry properly.
Once a week (or more often, if preferred), disinfect the sponge by soaking the sponge in hot water. Remove the sponge from hot water after a few minutes. Once the sponge has cooled off a bit, gently press the sponge to drain out the excess water. Hang up to air dry as usual.
When cleansing with the sponge, try to hold it in the palm of your hands andavoid using excessive (if any) fingertip pressure. Constant fingertip pressure would eventually poke holes into the Sponge causing it to break apart prematurely. Similarly, when draining out water from the Sponge after each use, please do not wring. It is best to squeeze the Sponge gently between the palm of your two hands to drain out the excess water. Just remember that gentle usage is the key for a longer-lasting Konjac Sponge!
If well taken care of, your Konjac Sponge should last at least 4-6 weeks. After that, it is recommended that the sponge be replaced to ensure best cleansing results.
Given the sponge is made of 100% natural and biodegradable ingredients, you may simply discard it in the compost bin once the time for replacement comes around!