Before I start reviewing the KUU Konjac Sponges, let me explain what Konjac is. Basically, it is a Japanese jelly-like health food (my mom used to always make us konnyaku jelly!) that is made from a type of potato – Konnyaku Potato. Now I won’t argue with the Japanese because they know their food and sure as hell know their skincare products (hello SKII, I love you forever and ever!). Now this plant is widely available in most of Southeast Asia but it kinda originated in Japan as they have had a kickstart and have been eating Konjac for over 1500 years and have been using it as a beauty treatment for decades. Impressive hey?
Konjac is rich in minerals and contain water, protein, carbohydrate, lipids, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, pantothenate, niacin, fatty acids, folic acid and dietary fibre with a total of 16 amino acids. (Source: from the website)
KUU Konjac Sponges, 100% handmade are owned and distributed by The Make-Up Foundation Pty Ltd, an Australian company from Brisbane. Utilising the natural benefits of Konjac without any preservatives, colour, synthetics or chemicals for natural facial and body cleansing. Made with 100% natural vegetable fibre, these sponges are very soft to touch and doesn’t dry out (I use them every day). With its reasonable price point and comes in skin loving pH level, I was intrigued and looked forward to trialling these sponges.
I am rotating between KUU Konjac Pure Sponge (for natural skin) and KUU Konjac Sponge with French Green Clay (for oily & combination skin) depending on my skin condition on the day. The KUU Konjac Sponge is very gentle to the skin and I use it to buff/scrub/cleanse my skin in the morning on its own without any cleanser. Perfect solution for those who hate rinsing/washing their faces in cold winter mornings. For night, I usually avoid using these as I have full face makeup and makeup residue on my skin.
In the instruction leaflet, it says you can use this with cleanser but I’ve opt to use it in its natural form just add lukewarm water to the sponge, squeeze out excess water and massage face in circular motion. The way it works is to gently cleanse (removing dirt & oil) and soothe skin (restoring pH level) while help stimulate blood flow and encourage healthy new skin cell without overtly harsh or drying ingredients. After just one use, I could feel the instant softness and smoothness of my skin. Hence I have now incorporated this as my AM cleansing routine.
The size of the sponges fits right onto my palm and I love how it comes with a string to hang it dry. There’s also KUU Konjac Baby Sponge designed for baby’s sensitive skin.
Konjac Sponge Pure RRP AUD$7.95
Konjac Sponge Green RRP AUD$8.95
Available to purchase online here