WHAT IS KONJAC?
Konjac (more formally known as “Amorphophallus Konjac” in English or “Konnyaku” in Japanese) is a plant which is native to Asia and is grown in Japan, Korea, China and other parts of Southeast Asia. In Japan, Konjac has been used as a food source for over 1500 years.
Even today, Konjac foods are still a staple in Asia as they are known to be nutritious and very beneficial for maintaining good health. The main ingredient of the Konjac root is glucomannan fiber which contains a wide range of amino acids. Aside from being high in fiber, the Konjac root is also packed with positive vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, phosphorous and calcium. Furthermore, Konjac is a high alkaline food, which when eaten, serves to balance out the acidity within our bodies.
WHAT ARE KONJAC SPONGES THEN?
Given its many natural properties and health benefits, Konjac has become an increasingly popular ingredient for various skincare products over the years – Konjac Sponges being one of them. In fact, given their gentle touch and great cleansing ability, the Japanese have been using Konjac Sponges to bathe new born babies for over 100 years now. This just goes to prove how soft, gentle and safe Konjac Sponges are to our skin.
In addition, Konjac Sponges are highly absorptive and as such, when the sponge is saturated with water, its surface is covered by an aqueous layer which forms a barrier between the sponge and the skin. Hence, the skin is never in direct contact with the fibers. This greatly reduces the risk of any skin damage or irritation from excess exfoliation. For this reason, our Konjac Sponges are also great for individuals with sensitive skin.
The aqueous layer of the sponge is slightly alkaline, which balances the pH of our skin and effectively cleanses away oil, dirt and blackheads from pores, even in the absence of soap or cleanser.
Cleansing with the Konjac Sponge always leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and clean!
OUR KONJAC SPONGES – WHERE AND HOW ARE THEY MADE?
All of our Konjac Sponge products at Yosh Konjac Sponge are handmade in Japan using 100% natural glucomannan fibers extracted from Konjac plants grown in the Gunma Prefecture. The production facility in Japan, where our Konjac Sponges are being manufactured, was established almost 10 years ago and has since been dedicated to the production of high quality Konjac Sponge products.
Below are a few photos taken at our Konjac Sponge production facility in Japan:
Once manufactured, the sponges are shipped to our offices in Toronto and Hong Kong for packaging and shipping.
Our sponges are made without preservatives, artificial colouring or harmful and toxic chemicals and are 100% natural and biodegradable. They are also cruelty-free (no testing done on animals) and GMO-free. Please refer to “Key Benefits of Yosh Konjac Sponge” Section below for the complete details on how our Konjac Sponges will benefit your skin!
KEY BENEFITS OF YOSH KONJAC SPONGES
- Genuine Japanese Handmade Product
- 100% Natural
- 100% Biodegradable
- Suitable for All Skin Types (Including Sensitive Skin)
- Suitable for All Ages (Including Infants and Children)
- Suitable for Daily Use
- Fragrance Free
- Contains Natural Anti-Oxidants and Minerals which are Beneficial for Skin
- NO Artificial Colouring, Preservatives or Harmful & Toxic Chemicals
- Cruelty-Free (Product was NOT tested on animals)
- GMO-Free (Product was manufactured using 100% pure Konjac fibers extracted from NON-genetically modified Konjac plants)
Key Benefits to Your Skin:
- Deeply Cleanses Skin Pores to Remove Excess Oil, Blackheads, Dead Skin Cells and Dirt
- Gently and Effectively Exfoliates Skin resulting in Smoother and Softer Skin Texture
- Nourishes and Hydrates Skin
- Balances pH Level of Skin (which is important in keeping your skin blemish-free!)
Given their naturally alkaline pH levels and gentle exfoliating action, our Konjac Sponges are very effective in removing the grime and dirt on your skin and smoothing out your skin texture even without the use of any cleansers, scrubs or exfoliants! As such, with just one Konjac Sponge, you are also getting the benefits of a cleanser and an exfoliant. However, if you prefer more lather or if you wear heavy, water-proof or oil-based make up, a cleanser or make up remover is recommended to be used together with the sponge.
In addition, unlike most other Konjac Sponge companies out there that offer their sponges in a wet form, our Konjac Sponges come in a dry form, which eliminates the need for any unnecessary additives or preservatives to be added to our sponges. We make sure that all steps have been taken to deliver to you a genuine 100% natural product.
All in all, our Konjac Sponges are not only skin-friendly, but are also friendly to the environment.