Konjac Sponge - 100% Konjac Glucomannan
100% natural and handmade. All plants and materials are made in Japan for quality and safety. Paraben-free. No harmful chemicals, preservative agents, bactericide or fungicide.
- Excellent for all skin types including sensitive one.
- It can be used by everyone from babies, children to mothers.
- Gently exfoliates skin and helps to remove dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and blackheads.
- Thoroughly cleanses skin pores.
- Helps the skin looking softer.
- Hydrates skin & balances pH.
Uses: Use as a daily natural cleansing and bath sponge for face. Soak it with warm water and combine it with your favorite cleanser.
Rinse and soak the dry Konjac Sponge with warm water until fully softened and expanded. A wet sponge expands approximately one and half size compared to the dry one. For first time use, the sponge might take up to 15 minutes of soaking until it becomes soft.
Soaking it with hot or warm water rather than cold water will help making the texture of the sponge softer. Cleanse your face with water-soaked sponge daily or every other day. Alternatively, combine it with your favorite cleanser to make the sponge even softer and to create a rich lather for an incredibly therapeutic experience.
Gently massage your face with the sponge starting from center of face and extend outwards in an upward direction. This produces a lifting effect to shape face for a slimmer silhouette and avoid sagging skin. Alternatively, gently massage the face with the sponge in circular motion. Please avoid harsh rubbing on acne area and around eye area.
After use rinse the sponge with clean water. Using clean hands, press the sponge gently in between palms to drain water out. Do not twist, stretch or press the sponge too hard as it may damage the sponge. If you have long nails, please do not squeeze/poke the sponge too hard as it may tear the sponge and cause it to fall apart.
Hang the sponge in a well-ventilated area to dry it. Do not expose the sponge to direct sunlight and do not leave the sponge in humid place i.e. poorly ventilated bathroom or faucet area. Alternatively, keep the sponge in a container and store it in a refrigerator.
Cautions: Do not use dry/hard sponge. Do not leave the sponge in humid place. Replace the sponge every 4-6 weeks. Do not not consume.
- diameter: dry approx. 6 cm - wet approx. 7.5 cm
- height: dry approx. 2,3 cm - wet approx. 3.5 cm
- weight: dry approx. 5,6 g - wet approx. 42,5 g
*Because our Konjac Sponge is handmade, the dimension for each product slightly varies.
How to care Konjac Sponge
Just like any bath products or other sponges, a personal care is needed to avoid bacteria buildup and prevent molds formation.The Japanese Konjac Sponge does not contain any bactericide and fungicide; however, molds can be prevented by keeping the sponge dry after each use or store it inside a sealed container in a refrigerator (this also works for many bath products). If you don’t want to replace your sponge as frequently, try one of these ideas to care the sponge:
1. Keep it dry (standard care): For first time use, soak the dry Konjac sponge with warm water approximately 15 minutes until it fully expanded. Before using it, remove the excess water by gently pressing the sponge between palms of your hands. Then, use the sponge to cleanse your face either with or without soap (or any of your favorite cleanser). Do not twist or squeeze the sponge too hard as it might damage the sponge. After use, rinse your sponge with clean running water to ensure no soap particles / residuals left. Remove excess water by gently pressing the sponge between palms of your hands. Hang the sponge in a well-ventilated area to dry it. Do not leave the sponge in damp/humid place.
2. Keep it cold inside a refrigerator (alternative care): If you do not have a dry place to hang the sponge after use or humid free environment, this is a recommended method to store your sponge. After use, rinse the sponge as mentioned on the standard care above. Then, store the sponge inside a refrigerator in a sealed container or ziploc bag.
3. Soak in the hot water: To disinfect the sponge, soak the sponge in a hot (not boiling) water for about three to five minutes. Do not use boiling water as it may deform the sponge due to its natural vegetable fiber characteristic. Carefully drain the water and let it cools off before handling or removing the excess water, then hang it to dry. This method can be done once in a while as needed.
Tips to Lengthen Your Konjac Puffs/Sponges Life:
For daily use, soak the sponge with warm water first. For best result, mix 50% of room temperature water with 50% of hot water inside a small container before use. After use, always rinse and drain the water from the sponge, then hang it to dry in non-humid area.
With proper care, normally the Japanese Konjac Sponge can last approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Please use extra care when handling hot water or sponge when sanitizing it. Once your sponge starts to disintegrate, change it with a new fresh one to obtain its maximum benefits!
100% natural Konjac Sponge made in Japan
Invented by the Japanese, the konjac sponge has been used for hundreds of years and is excellent for all skin types including sensitive one. This 100% natural, handmade sponge has a soft texture making it gentle, safe and will not scratch skin while washing away grime, dirt, oil, dead skin cells. It contains various positive minerals and antioxidant ingredients that help nourish and smooth skin naturally. Your skin will feel the difference!
How the Japanese Konjac Sponge is made?
The modern day Japanese Konjac is made by adding water to Konjac root powder which thickening it into a paste. The paste is then mixed with calcium hydroxide to make it alkaline, then heating it to solidify it. The mixture is kept frozen for a night and dried slowly to evaporate the water and alkaline as the final process. The Konjac Sponge is then shipped to the USA for packaging.
What is Konjac?
Konjac ("Konnyaku") plant is a perennial belonging to the Araceae family. The botanical name is Amorphophallus Konjac. It is believed to have originated in the Indochinese region and was introduced to Japan from China. The Japanese have used it for over 1,500 years as part of a traditional healthy food and cooking ingredients.
Its main component is Glucomannan, and its solution is a calorie-free dietary fiber that is very elastic. Konjac is rich in vitamin (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, & E), protein, lipids, fatty acids and natural minerals such as copper, zinc, iron and magnesium. Combining these natural ingredients with its gentle texture, Konjac is not only establishing itself as a healthy food, but also make it excellent for use in skin care.
Due to Konjac fiber's excellent water-holding properties, the surface is always covered with water. As a result, the fiber hardly come into direct contact with the skin and will not scrape even with hard scrubbing. The Japanese people initially use Konjac fiber for babies due to its gentle texture and its excellent cleansing ability. Since then, it has gained popularity and developed to be a facial and body cleansing sponge for all ages and all types of skin. Recently, the Konjac sponge is sold as a cleansing sponge intended for use together with fancy Japanese-style cosmetics.
Our Konjac plants are 100% grown in Gunma Prefecture where majority of Japan's Konjac is produced. The Konjac plants used to make the sponges are GMO free. Our production facility in Japan was established in 1994 and all of our Konjac Sponge products are handmade one by one in a sanitary manner in our Konjac Sponge dedicated factory in Japan. The Japanese is well-known for its high quality craftsmanship and attention to details. Using the handmade approach, we ensure the highest quality result for our final products.