Unique beauty products intrigues me to try them, including this one called KUU Konjac sponge.
Konjac is a traditional Japanese jelly-like health food made from a type of potato called “Konnyaku potato” and calcium hydroxide or oxide calcium. Konnyaku potatoes are grown in Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan.
KUU Konjac’s factory is set in one of the purest areas in Korea, on Jeju island. The island produces some of the world’s purest water, which is filtered through volcanic rockland and combined with food grade Konjac to produce the high quality KUU Konjac sponges. The sponges are very soft and contain no chemicals and preservatives, nor any colorings or additives. This makes it suitable for all skin types, even for people who suffer from eczema. The cleansing process helps to stimulate blood flow and encourage new skin cells growth, effectively revitalizing the complexion without damaging the delicate skin.
There are 5 types of KUU Konjac sponges:
Pure (S$9.90) – Suitable for all skin types, including those with hypersensitive skin and skin disorders such as eczema.
Natural French Green Clay (S$11.90) – Specially designed for users with oily or combination skin types.
Natural French Red Clay (S$11.90) – A sponge customized for dry, sensitive and mature skin.
Bamboo Charcoal (S$11.90) – Fight acne with Bamboo Charcoal suitable for problematic and acne prone skin.
Baby (S$11.90) – Perfect for children with sensitive skin or even eczema, the pH balanced sponge is ideal for baby’s delicate skin.
I was given the Natural French Red Clay for my review consideration. The sponge comes in a ziplock bag and looks slightly damp. I gave it a rinse to make sure it is clean before using it.
Dry sponge vs Damp sponge
The sponge will harden after drying. It’s almost as hard as a cookie and it’s extremely fascinating to see it shrink in size haha! To make the sponge return to its full size, simply submerge it in running or warm water and gently massage it.
- 100% natural sponge
- No chemicals or preservatives
- No colors or additives
- Suitable for all skin types
- Perfect for infants
- Stimulates blood circulation
- Encourages new skin cells
- Cleanses and soothes
- Sustainable and biodegradable
How to Use
1/ Rinse the sponge before use and then gently massage the sponge until it has absorbed the water.
2/ Squeeze out excess water and use the sponge in circular motions alone or with a small amount of cleanser.
3/ Rinse sponge in clean running water after use and squeeze out excess water. Do not wring the sponge. Hang to dry.
4/ Sponge will harden when dry, rehydrate by submerging in warm water and gently massage the sponge until it has returned to full size.
5/ The average life span is about 3 months if the sponge is cared for in the correct way. Once the sponge shows signs of breaking down it is time to replace it.
I have been using the sponge as an exfoliator, sometimes I would use a little bit of cleanser and massage it on my face. It feels really soft and springy, like a massager. It doesn’t dry the skin nor feels too harsh. It is extremely gentle that I can use it daily without worrying that I will stress or over-scrub my skin too much. For those of you with sensitive skin or is looking for something that is gentle yet effective, do consider the KUU Konjac sponges.
KUU Konjac sponges are available at all BHG stores and online at www.beautycarousel.com