Simplify your skincare routine with a konjac sponge

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After years of overflowing beauty cabinets, Instagramming bathroom ‘shelfies’ and talk of ten-step skincare routines, it’s no surprise that there’s a turning of the tide when it comes to our brimming beauty regimes.

Discerning beauty lovers are turning their backs on chemical cosmetic care, and searching for natural skincare that’s hardworking and multitasking, to allow them to enjoy a simplified, cruelty-free beauty routine that saves time and effort too – no mean feat.

One wonder-product, in particular, is fast becoming a must-have for a simple skincare routine: the konjac sponge. These all-natural, 100% biodegradable sponges help you achieve soft, clear and glowing skin - using just water. Our favourite konjac sponges come from Edinburgh-based KOHA Beauty, and they’re a steal at only £9.50 each.

Made from the root of the East Asian konjac plant, KOHA Beauty’s soft and squishy sponges are designed to be used as part of your daily cleansing routine, to remove makeup and impurities, dislodge dirt and oil and gently exfoliate, leaving you with soft and smooth skin that looks as good as it feels. Simply submerge in warm water and then apply to the face in circular motions, to unveil your best-ever skin, in record time.

But, what exactly are they for and how do you use a konjac sponge? Here’s our guide to using this on-trend beauty tool to achieve your best skin yet.

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They’re super gentle on the skin

KOHA’s konjac sponges are incredibly gentle, making them ideal for daily use. Originally created by Japanese farmers to wash babies’ skin, you can feel assured that konjac sponges are about as natural and gentle as you can get.

You can remove your makeup with them

These wonder sponges will take off all of your makeup. Use with a small amount of cleansing lotion and rinse thoroughly. You can even use them on your eyes to get rid of tough eye makeup without irritating delicate skin.

They give you a radiant glow

The konjac sponge gently buffs the skin to give a smooth glow. If you use your sponge daily, you’ll achieve healthy-looking skin that you won’t want to cover up.

They’re super easy to use

Simply soak the sponge in lukewarm water for a minute, allowing it to expand and soften. Give the sponge a squeeze and either add your favourite cleanser or use just with water to polish the skin. Gently use in circular motions, and when you’re done, rinse out and hang up to dry. Your sponge should last between four and six weeks, if proper care is taken.

Different coloured sponges mean different active ingredients

KOHA’s konjac sponges come in two varieties: Pure White and Bamboo-Charcoal. The Pure White sponge is pure konjac root, super gentle and suitable for use on the whole family, whilst the Bamboo-Charcoal sponge contains active charcoal, ideal for rebalancing oily complexions, resulting in clearer skin.

They can be used all over the body, not just your face

While KOHA’s sponges are designed with faces in mind, you can use them anywhere on your body. Soak in water as normal and take into the shower with you, using on dry or acne-prone areas to give them a deep clean and an effective exfoliation.

They can be composted

Because KOHA’s konjac sponges are made from the completely natural konjac root, they are 100% biodegradable and can be composted along with your vegetable, fruit and plant leftovers.

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