Is This The New Way To Cleanse?
We had cleansing balms as the big thing in cleansing but what if I told you that a sponge and just water would do the same job as your regular cleanser?
I’m quite picky when it comes to skincare but when it’s innovative, I’ll try it out and the konjac sponge from The Konjac Sponge Co.* is most definitely innovative. It’s a face sponge made from konjac fibre which actually comes from the konjac potato and after using it, I’ve been re-evaluating my entire cleansing routine.
There’s several types of konjac sponge which you can find here but I got my hands on the sponge with added French Pink Clay which is works best for tired, damaged or devitalised skin which seems to define my skin quite well.
To use this, I spoke with the founder of The Konjac Sponge Co., Michelle Riley who explained to soak the sponge in water and then to massage onto the skin in circular motions. There’s no cleanser involved whatsoever. Michelle pointed out that the sponge is cleansing enough to remove foundation and mascara but if they’re oil based, it’s best to remove your make-up beforehand.
Because of my acne prone skin, I was quite worried at the thought of using just water to cleanse my skin and that it wouldn’t be enough and I’d break out. Using this after wearing a full face of make-up, it did work well at removing my make-up but my skin didn’t feel clean enough. I need at least some sort of lather to convince me that my skin’s been thoroughly cleansed so I’ve started using the sponge in the morning when I don’t really use a cleanser and it’s been working so well and getting my skin ready for the day.
I’m willing to welcome this new cleansing method with open arms. Are you?