Welcome to day 4 of Blogmas: vegan and cruelty-free style
This post is dedicated to the incredible konjac sponge.
If you aren’t aware of this biodegradable, 100% plant fibre sponge then you need to go out and get one. It’s truly amazing to remove makeup and exfoliate with. I pair it with an oil based cleanser and it gently removes all traces of makeup without making my skin feel really dry like when using a flannel. I don’t think I can go back to using a flannel, I can really feel such a difference in terms of how gentle it feels on the skin. Another pro is that it’s fully compostable.A konjac sponge should last between 2-3 month with proper care.
- never leave it in the shower or on a surface of water because it won’t be able to fully dry and bacteria will multiple causing your sponge to break down quicker, therefore it will need to be replaced sooner rather than later
- leave it to dry on the radiator so it can fully dry: shrivelled and rock hard
- disinfect in hot water (not boiling) once a week for 3 minutes
- be careful to squeeze it gently after each use as to not damage the natural fibres because it will deform. I learnt this from my previous sponge because I would squeezed it tightly after every use and it quickly started to crumble and become al bitty. I would be washing my face and bits would fall off. Not good
Where can you buy them from?
Personally, I buy mine from Homesense because they are cheaper and I can stock up on them for half the price. They are usually about £10 but i bought mine for £4! I first discovered them in Oliver Bonas in waterloo station but you can get them in Boots and other beauty stores. This rectangle shape is meant for the body, however I prefer to use it for my face because it’s more comfortable and targets a larger area and does the job quicker.
Let me know if you use one. They’re my obsession right now, I recommended my older sister to buy one when she visited me in London, and I recommend you try one if you haven’t already.
I may sound stupidly excited but i love them, haha.
Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow for day 5,