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#AskHauterfly: What Is A Konjac Sponge?

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The Konjac sponge is probably one of the best facial tools we need to thank the Japanese for! It actually comes from a potato-like root plant that is found in Asia, which is both cultivated and grown wild, only at high altitudes. The Konjac potato has been used as a beauty treatment in Japan for over a century now. The sponge is handmade from the vegetable fibre of the plant and also includes French clays and pure bamboo charcoal. The fact that it’s so natural, makes it environment friendly too!

Now obviously it’s nothing like your kitchen sponge (although it may feel like it), the konjac sponge is gentle on your skin and, at the same time, has exfoliating properties that gently buff away your dead cells, cleansing it thoroughly. Because it is made of natural properties, it has a short shelf-life and needs to be tossed away after a certain period of time.

Makeup remover, cleanser, buffer — this facial tool fits the bill, and guess what? No batteries are required!

 

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