Tuesday, 13 January 2015

From Muslin Cloths to Konjac Sponge


So I have literally abandoned my old cleansing partner for a bouncier one. Haha, that sounds so wrong in my head. I used to utilize my Clarisonic to oblivion and then having to change the brush head and recharging it is such a chore for me. Don't get me wrong, my Clarisonic does great things to the clarity of my skin. I am just over it now. Then, I started dabbling into cleansing cloths and cream cleansers. I love it for so long and still do, to this day. There are two downsides, they need to be washed quite frequently because they get dirty quite easily especially if I used it to remove makeup. Two, they are not quite as gentle because the surface is rather coarse. I was intrigued when I saw the Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge. On my third trip to Sephora, I was done being intrigued and picked it up.

Konjac (pronounced kon-yak) is actually a vegetable. I first known, heard and eaten Konjac on my second year in the Netherlands. I have since made jellies out of it (it has better and chewier texteure than agar-agar than is brittle and less chewy in comparison) and eaten a noodle made entirely of 100% Konjac. It is a great alternative for gelatin too. It is highly addictive and filling and also very low in calories and very high in dietary fiber. They are normally used as an ingredint to curb hunger and for slimming. I don't know if any of that is true, I simply love eating it because it tastes good. Luckily, it is available widely in Malaysia. I saw plenty o f them in supermarkets. 

Enough about Konajc as food, I recently heard that it makes a great beauty tool too. I have used it for a month now and I have only good things to say about it. The only ingredient that makes this sponge is 100% Natural Konjac Root Fiber. It is free of artificial frangrance, colour, gluten and alcohol.  This costs me RM 55 and is said to last for 2-3 months before it needs a change. There is also another version that is infused with charcoal made for oily and blemish prone skin. First thing I noticed about it is how soft and bouncy it is. It is such a treat and pelasure to use if I say so myself. The sponge itself is porous but it does not lose its shape or bounce with use. It is hard when you first got it and upon contact with water it will expand. It comes with a loop of thread to which you can hang it out to dry after cleansing.

 According to Boscia, it is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin and on delicate areas under the eyes. I exclusively use this on my second cleanse after I removed all of my makeup with a cleansing oil. I normally just massage my face in a circular motion all around during my second cleanse. I would first spread my cleanser around my face and then come in with the sponge. I also found that it work best both with all kinds of cleansers; cleansing cream, cleansing gel or cleansing foam. I like how it exfoliates while removing the excess cleanser residue much like a muslin cloth would. It leaves my skin feels much softer afterwards. The best part? It does not feel like you are exfoliating at all. NOT AT ALL. My face doesn't turn red from it. It feels so earthy and nothing out of the element, you know.There's no dragging and tugging the skin which you would do with a muslin cloth.

In conclusion, it is the best gentle exfoliating tool that I have used. One that doesn't compromise my skin's appearance and health.


Would you try the konjac clensing sponge?

5 comments:

  1. I bought a Konjac sponge from The Face Shop but I havent used it yet. Still counting the days on when to tear the pack open, hehe

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  2. Have you ever tried the cheap versions of the Konjac sponge that are sold in Sasa? I wonder if it's any different from the Boscia one. I mean, I have tried the original one from The Konjac Sponge Company but didn't really feel a huge difference so I bought the cheap one je haha.

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  3. Sbnarnye tak tau pun ade jual at the face shop..hihi..ok, nnti sy cuba..Terima kasih, harap2 lg murah ber banding boscia ni

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  4. Takpe, I think you will like it

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  5. haha ade2 yang murah skarang, macam2 kaler and 'function' ade..but a lot of people rave about the boscia sponge jadi teringin jugak nak try haha. so thanks for the review ye! :)

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