The first time you get your hands on an original Korean Konjac Sponge, it’s an experience you just can’t beat. Speaking to Michele Riley, founder and Managing Director of The Konjac Sponge Company, she admits she still finds the most exciting thing about introducing the sponge to people is their reaction to its soft, jelly-like texture when it’s been soaked in water.
Just six years ago, the words “Konjac Sponge” created a totally empty Google search. So Michele set about creating the unique range of patent protected Konjac fibre and natural mineral sponges. Ensuring they were truly additive and colouring free, as well as officially carrying the Vegan and Cruelty-Free logos. Quality was key, in the design stage of the brand. The products have since gone on to be multi-award winning. (Boasting 28 awards to date) and gained a devout cult following. Michele is just thrilled to be able to share her deeply effective skincare secret.Skin is left distinctively clearer, silky soft and awake! Naturisimo has proudly stocked these sponges almost since the outset of the brand’s generation.
Here is Michele’s advice on how to achieve a youthful, vibrant complexion…
Soak the Konjac Sponge in warm water for a few moments
At first, your sponge is dried out and hard, but once drenched in water you will feel it turn into a squishy, bouncy dome.
Add a little drop of your favourite cleanser
Or just use the sponge with water like Michele does – it works effectively and can remove water-based makeup! If you use oil based makeup, or you simply prefer to use a cleanser, you will only need a small amount as the soft Konjac fibre helps your cleanser reach every pore and cleanse deeper.
Massage the sponge around the skin in circular motions
Konjac Sponges are the most natural and skin-friendly way to get a powerful cleanse and gentle exfoliation. Massaging in circles allows you to reach deep into pores and delicately slough off dry skin. Not to mention, it’s incredibly therapeutic!
Don’t forget to use the sponge all around the delicate eye area, to stimulate the blood flow for healthy wide-awake eyes, and to help drain any puffiness.
Rinse thoroughly under the tap, squeeze out excess water and hang by its string on a radiator
Making sure you are storing the sponge in the best way possible increases its life. When looked after properly, The Konjac Sponge Company Sponges can last between one and three months, so you can take care of your skin and your environment at the same time.
Reuse, reuse, reuse…
With regular use (morning and night), before long you will be looking at a new and improved natural you. Fresh, clear, rejuvenated and full of naked skin confidence.