The Newest Beauty Craze: The Konjac Sponge
Fine, so the short answer to the title of this article is “No,” because, well, you don’t NEED anything (or at least not anything that can be bought in a beauty supply store).
But that doesn’t mean that the Konjac Sponge isn’t making an enormous splash in the beauty industry and that, well, you may really, really, really, want one…
So, What Is A Konjac Sponge?
A Konjac Sponge is a squishy sponge made from the fibers of a porous root vegetable. Think of it as being more gentle than a loofa or washcloth, more textured than a kitchen sponge, and more effective than cleansing with your hands alone.
While women throughout Asia (where most beauty trends these days start!) have been using Konjac Sponges to clean their faces for quite some time, the facial cleansing sponge is just now becoming popular stateside.
Why Should You Use A Konjac Sponge?
For the same reason that you wouldn’t clean your dishes with your hands alone, the argument goes that you shouldn’t wash your face just with your hands either.
Rather, as proponents of both Konjac Sponges and cleansing brushes argue, you need a tool to get the job done. And, well, if you’re going to add tools to your cleansing routine, the Konjac Sponge is a great way to go.
Used alone or with your favorite facial cleanser, the squishy, gel-like Konjac Sponge helps you to more effectively loosen and wash away makeup, dirt, oil, and anything else that can get trapped in those pretty pores of yours both by adding lather to your cleansing routine, and by gently exfoliating your skin too. And because they are so soft and gentle, they’re great for all skin types. Some even come infused with additional skincare benefits too!
Just remember: like your kitchen sponge,Konjac Sponges have a shelflife. Toss it after a month to keep your skin clean and healthy!
3 Konjac Sponges We’re Loving…
- Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Deep Hydrating Clay, $15, is perfect for dry skin.
- Julep Charcoal Konjac Sponge, $12, is ideal for acne prone skin.
- Dr. Sponge Pearl Facial Cleansing Sponge, $9, is designed to brighten dull skin and even skin tone.