I've used the Pink Clay Konjac sponges many times over the years in my skincare routine, but I wasn't aware of their other products until recently. Their Angel Cloth won a CEW Beauty Award this year and with it being angel shaped, well I just had to include it as a Christmas Gift Idea!
If you're reading this and wondering what 'Konjac' even is, let me explain. The Konjac Potato or 'Konnyaku is a perennial plant that is native to Asia. It's a natural food source and is made up of 97% water which is highly rich in many minerals. In addition, Konjac is naturally alkaline and pH neutral, so it lends itself very well to be used as a gentle skincare product. In fact, it's been widely used in Asia for over 1,500 years and has grown in popularity in the West as consumers are seeking out more sustainable and natural products. For more info, click here.
The Konjac Sponge Company use pure natural Konjac in their products and are cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified) and Vegan Society certified. They have a whole range of konjac sponge products but their most eye-catching has to be their Angel Cloth.
What does it do / what does it feel like / how long does it last?
When you take it out of the packet, the Angel Cloth feels like a light and airy stiff sponge (if you've ever used any type of natural sponge, it's quite similar but even more lightweight). To use it, you need to thoroughly wet it with warm water where it then transforms into a soft square that you can use instead of a muslin cloth or face flannel. Just add your regular cleanser and you're good to go!
You can also use this without a cleanser if you're not wearing any makeup as it will naturally and very gently exfoliate your skin, but I prefer to use a product with it perhaps out of habit more than anything else. It feels softer than a muslin cloth which can sometimes feel scratchy on the skin, and it's less exfoliating than a standard face flannel so it's absolutely perfect for sensitive skin types.
After using, you need to rinse it out and leave it to dry, and the next time you use it, just wet it to rehydrate it again. Konjac sponges last around 2-3 months depending on how often you use them and can be composted as they are biodegradable - how green is that?!
Reader Discount Code!
The Konjac Sponge Company are kindly offering my readers 10% off their products with the code WOLVESXMAS. Code is valid until 21 December 2015, so perfect timing if you fancy trying one of these out for yourself or purchasing one for a Christmas gift.
The Konjac Sponge Company Angel Cloth* (£11.99) is available from konjacspongecompany.com
Have you tried any Konjac sponges?