What Is a Konjac Sponge?
Konjac sponges are made from the dried and ground root of the konjac, or elephant yam, that’s native to Asia.The all natural vegetable fiber has a unique, great texture, making it perfect for removing impurities to bring out your brightest complexion. It has amazing cleansing and detoxifying properties for all skin types.
Soft when wet, firm when dry. The sponge is not infused or fragranced so it is perfect for even the most sensitive skin.
Asian cultures have used konjac root for over 2,000 years, and konjac sponges have been a popular item there for about 100 years.
The process is simple enough. Konjac powder is mixed with calcium hydroxide, heated, frozen and then dried. The calcium yields an alkaline end product that helps to balance an overly acidic skin pH. Sometimes powdered charcoal or pink or red clay is added to benefit different skin types and further draw out skin impurities.