What Are Konjac Sponges?-Kami Basics

Despite being used in Asia for centuries, konjac sponges are only now making their way to beauty kits worldwide. This vegan-friendly, sustainable cleanser might be a true game-changer for your beauty routine!

What are they made from?

Well, from the root of the konjac, a plant native to Asia growing wild on very high altitudes. Rich in minerals and low in calories, this plant is also naturally alkaline, making it perfect to leave the skin perfectly balanced.

What do they do?

Konjac sponges were initially used by Japanese farmers to cleanse a baby’s skin, but their amazing properties soon led to widespread use. They are an extremely gentle exfoliator that can be used on virtually all skin types. Konjac sponges slough off dry patches and flakes, leaving your skin brighter, softer, and smoother, all this without feeling the least bit raw.

Besides that, konjac sponges also allow you to remove all makeup. Using with water and soap, they will remove more makeup than washing with your hands alone – even when it comes to mascara.

How to use them?

The first time you use the konjac sponge, it might have a tight, firm texture that you don’t really want to apply on your skin. Your first step will be to submerge it for a couple of minutes in warm water, until it expands and gets nice and soft. Gently squeeze the excess water and apply it all over your face in light circular motions. No need for any cleansing lotion – it works great with water alone!

Once you’re done cleansing, give the sponge a last rinse and squeeze out the excess water before hanging it up to dry.

How long do they last?

Konjac sponges are a natural product, so they will start biodegrading over time. If you take care of your sponge, it should last you around 6 to 8 weeks, but it might be better to replace it after 6 weeks to make sure your skin stays clean and healthy.

Konjac sponges are 100% percent compostable so no need to worry about where to dispose of it: simply put it with your vegetable and flower leftovers!

Where can I get one?

Not far from here! As we care both for the planet and your skin, we are offering konjac sponges on our website!