What is a Konjac Sponge?
Imagine a dehydrated dome of sponge cake and you're somewhere close to this kooky sponge's texture. Made from natural konjac root (a porous vegetable that grows in Asia), konjac sponges were first created as a way for Japanese farmers to cleanse a baby's skin, so they're a much gentler way to exfoliate dead or dry skin during your daily face wash.
Konjac sponges are quite unique in that they are part of a vegetable root, so you cant really get any more natural. They have a slightly odd texture when wet, a little bit gel like. Interestingly, the plant is naturally quite alkaline which gives it its gentle soap like cleansing ability.
TIP: Konjac sponges harden when dry, so simply let them soak in the shower or sink for a minute to soften them up before using.