Skincare tools are having their moment in the sun right now. From jade rollers to rose quartz stones, beauty tools have been growing in popularity and promising to revolutionize skincare and how! Another great skincare tool from the J-beauty squad is the konjac sponge.
The super soft, porous sponge is an excellent gentle cleanser and exfoliator that is absolutely safe to be used every single day for any skin type (yes, even sensitive skin). Awesome, isn’t it?
But unlike most skincare tools, konjac sponges are not one-size-fits-all — there are different sponges that aim to target specific concerns. Here, we have a list of the different types of konjac sponges available and how to pick the right one for you.
- Charcoal konjac sponge
- Pure konjac sponge
- Red clay konjac sponge
- Green clay konjac sponge
- Green tea konjac sponge
Charcoal konjac sponge
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’d know of the amazing cleansing properties of charcoal. Now, combine that with the amazing gentle exfoliating qualities of a konjac sponge and you’ve got yourself a winner. Great for people with oily and acne-prone skin, the charcoal konjac sponge helps to draw out excess sebum from the skin and prevents clogged pores and keeps acne breakouts at bay.
Pure konjac sponge
This is the classic konjac sponge that is made with nothing but 100% konjac root fibre. It is white in colour and is naturally infused with skin loving vitamins and minerals. Since this has no added ingredients, it is quite pure and is suitable for people with sensitive skin types. It thoroughly cleanses your skin without leaving it a tiny bit irritated.
Red clay konjac sponge
For people with dry and mature skin, the French red clay konjac sponge is totally godsent. This sponge works as a great anti-ageing tool because it helps in gently yet thoroughly sloughing away dead skin cells and boosting blood circulation. It also boosts collagen production to give you plump, youthful and well-hydrated skin.
Green clay konjac sponge
Green clay is a really popular skincare ingredient that is well-known for drawing out skin impurities and improving blood circulation. Infusing this ingredient with the amazing exfoliating properties of konjac sponge helps to efficiently draw out toxins from your skin and inhibits the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads. These qualities make it an absolute must-have for people with combination skin.
Green tea konjac sponge
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of green tea make it an incredible addition to the konjac sponge. The benefits of using a green tea-infused konjac sponge are endless — from reducing inflammation and acne to brightening and evening out dull skin — this sponge is perfect for people with normal and oily, acne-prone skin type.