is a new beauty trend sweeping the nation: Konjac charcoal cleansing sponges.
Much like BB Cream before it, this beauty product started life in Asia but due
to its big success story, has wound up elsewhere too. Konjac sponges are made
from the Japanese konjac plant and are said to effectively remove dirt,
makeup and other impurities from the skin with ease, leaving users with a
clearer complexion. Used just like a cloth or regular cleansing sponge, these
charcoal-infused designs also help with clogged pores and other skin
company who make the sponges, The Konjac Sponges Co., commented on the benefits
which include targeting blackheads and various other skin problems to leave the
skin even and clear: "The Konjac Face & Body Sponge Puff with
Added Charcoal Bamboo is perfect for teen skin and those with oily skin prone
to spots, blackheads and outbreaks. The Bamboo Charcoal contains activated
carbon and various minerals that enhance absorptive ability, perfect for
removing excess oil. Bamboo Charcoal is also a natural anti- oxidant so
will help fight hard-to-reach, acne-causing bacteria."
Japanese Konjac Sponge company also believe the product can remove skin
impurities and help clear the complexion: "Bamboo Charcoal Puff is
excellent for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin. This facial cleansing puff
is created by adding bamboo charcoal to the Konjac mixture. The absorptive
action of the charcoal powder draws dirt and excess sebum out of pores which
keep the skin clean and sparkle. Use as a daily natural cleansing sponge for
face. Appropriate for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin."