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The original 100% natural facial & body cleansing konjac sponge - made in Japan!

08 Dec

NEW Product: Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge!

Meet our newest addition to the family: The Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge!!

What is Bamboo Charcoal? 
Bamboo Charcoal is extracted from Bamboo that has been "carbonized" in extremely hot temporature to increase its intensity and to activate the C60 carbon molecules. The result is called Activated Carbon or Activated Bamboo Charcoal. The carbonization or extraction process of Bamboo Charcoal is quite complex and it's not something you can do at your backyard with your BBQ tools! :)

What are the benefits of activated Bamboo Charcoal sponge?
There are tons of benefits of activated Bamboo Charcoal to skin, health, and many other areas. Our Bamboo Charcoal puffs & sponges are most suitable for those with people with sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin. The powerful combination of activated Bamboo Charcoal and 100% natural Konjac fibers can help to absorb minerals, toxins, oil, and other harmful substances from your skin, generating healthy and radiant skin. It also gently exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells, blackheads, oil and dirt. 

How to care your Konjac sponge? 
- For first time use, soak the dry Konjac sponge in WARM water approximately 15 minutes until it fully expanded. Then, drain the water before cleansing your face either with or without soap (or your favorite cleanser). Remove excess water by gently pressing the sponge between palms of your hands. Do not twist or squeeze the sponge too hard.
- After use, clean your sponge with clean running water to ensure no soap particles / residuals left in the sponge. Remove excess water by gently pressing the sponge between palms of your hands. Hang the sponge in a well-ventilated area to dry it. Do not leave the sponge in damp/humid place. Visit our page on how to Care for Konjac Sponge.

Tips to lengthen your Konjac puffs/sponges life:
For daily use, soak the sponge with WARM water first. For best result, I usually mix 50% of room temperature water with 50% of hot water inside a small container before use. After use, I always clean and drain the water from the sponge, then hang it to dry in non-humid area. By doing so, the Japanese Konjac sponge can last longer than its' normal life!

As you can read from the five-stars testimonials in our Bamboo Charcoal puffs page, using our products will leaves your skin smooth, clean, and gives your skin a better complexion. Our Konjac puffs & sponges are also gentle for daily usage, to remove make-up when washing face, and can be used with or without soap.

Click here to shop our wonderful Japanese Konjac Sponge!

 

Source:
http://blog.poppysoap.com/2013/02/26/benefits-of-activated-bamboo-charcoal/
http://www.greenyarn.com/benefits.htm

30 Oct

Four Ways to Care or Sanitize Your Konjac Sponges

Posted by Ms. Sponge in Konjac Sponge, Products, Sponge Care

Hello!

Just like any bath products or sponges, a personal care is needed to avoid bacteria buildup and prevent molds formation.  According to Mr. Sponge, the best way to avoid molds or bacteria growing in your sponges is by buying and replacing them with new konjac sponges... haha.. :D… If you don’t want to replace your sponge as frequently, try one of these ideas to care or sanitize your sponge:

  1. Keep It Dry (standard care): After use, clean your sponge with clean running water to ensure no soap particles / residuals left in the sponge. Remove excess water by gently pressing the sponge between palms of your hands. Do not twist or squeeze the sponge too hard. Hang the sponge in a well-ventilated area to dry it. Do not leave the sponge in damp/humid place.
  2. Refrigerate it: After use, you may store the clean sponge inside refrigerator either in a sealed container or ziploc bag. Run with clean water before soaking it in warm water before use.
  3. Soak in the Hot Water: Soak the sponge in a hot (not boiling) water for about three to five minutes to disinfect the sponge. Do not use boiling water as it may deform the sponge due to its natural vegetable fiber characteristic. Carefully drain the water and let it cools off before handling or removing the excess water, then hang it to dry. This method can be done once in a while as needed.
  4. Heat in the Microwave (LAST RESORT ONLY): To sanitize the sponge, place a clean WET sponge in a bowl and pour of water into it, then microwave it for 1 minute while monitoring it. Never microwave dry or slightly damp sponge. Carefully remove the sponge or simply leave it for few minutes until it cools off. Do not squeeze the sponge right away as it will be very hot and can cause severe burns. Once cool off, rinse with running water then follow item #1 above (Keep It Dry). **Note: Only do this method as the last resort to sanitize the sponge because it may damage the sponge if not done properly.**

With proper care, your konjac sponge can last approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Please use extra care when handling hot water or sponge when sanitizing it. Once your sponge starts to disintegrate, change it with a new fresh one to obtain its maximum benefits!

Thanks for reading!  Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Cheers,

Ms. Sponge

Sources:
http://m.voices.yahoo.com/five-ways-disinfect-sanitize-clean-sponge-4558577.html
http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/how-to-get-rid-of-sour-sponge-smell/
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20070124/microwave-kills-germs-sponges