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Blame the sugar high but don’t they remind you of macarons? Food porn aside, I’m sure at some point you may have heard about konjac but didn’t pay much attention. Like you, my inquisitive mind asks “what in the world is konjac?” It’s actually a plant (pronounced as “Konnyaku”) which originated from China and then introduced to Japan 1,500 years ago. The Japanese use it as a cooking ingredient because of its high nutritional value.  Care to see a real konjac?

source: thejapanesekonjacsponge

Konjac has a natural elastic texture. It is also rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E, copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, protein, lipids, and fatty acid. Konjac sponges are made from vegetable fibers of konjac. These fibers hold water which aids in gentle exfoliation. Initially used for babies because of its mild cleansing properties, konjac is now marketed as a cleansing sponge for all ages and all skin types.

The makers of The Japanese Konjac Sponge grow all their plants in Gunma Prefecture, where majority of Japan’s konjacs are produced. Everything is handmade, which makes these sponges all the more special. You can learn more about the production and distribution here.

I received Bamboo Charcoal Puff (for sensitive/acne-prone skin; contains minerals from bamboo charcoal); Cherry Blossom Puff (for all skin types; with cherry leaf essence for smoother skin); Pure White Puff (for all skin types). Lust or bust? Scroll down to find out more.

Using it requires only one thing: common sense my dear! Simply wet the sponge under running water until it’s soft enough to be squeezed. You can use it on its own or with a facial cleanser. Of course I prefer the latter. It’s recommended to replace the sponge after six weeks. 

So does it really clean?  While it won’t replace my Clarisonic (which I use in the evening), it did remove my makeup 100%. The proof is in the cotton pads: no makeup residues mama! 

Loofah but better! It exfoliates sans the abrasive-feel. I like that my skin feels unbelievably smooth. It’s also fragrance-free. I can go on and on but let me tell you right off the bat, this konjac sponge earned a coveted spot in my morning skincare. 

Where to buy? online (price $10.50- $11/50 each).

I have extra goodies to share with ya! Win all 3 sponges by entering this quickie giveaway! Open international. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. 11/11/13- 11/18/13. Winner will be contacted via email.  Read complete giveaway guidelines here then wait for Rafflecopter widget to load. Good luck!

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