Hello girls! Today's article concers a product which you have surely heard about many times, as it has proliferated on the web claiming a large number of followers: I'm talking about the Konjac sponge, a very special product that has entered the skincare routine of many girls, but also men and women. To be stringent, it is necessary that I shortly introduce it to you. Let's start from the beginning: what is Konjac? It is a tuber, just like a potato, which grows throughout the year in Asia: it's a food with a very low caloric content, as it is constituted for 97% by water. However, it also has many properties, proved to be benefical for the skin: iy is very rich in minerals, and being naturally alkaline it has a neutral pH, which leaves the skin perfectly balanced; it's non-toxic, pure and does not pollute, it grows really easily, it's environment-friendly and biodegradable.
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The company that produces and sells what looks like the panacea that your skin has been waiting for, is The Konjac Sponge Company, which has kindly allowed me to try this product. The company is vegan and cruelty free, really careful about the eco-compatibility of their products, and winner of many awards both from the point of view of originality, that the reliability of their sponges: the range is wide, and includes a large number of variants that fits the skin of adults and children and meets the specific needs of everyone, offering products for combination, oily, normal, dry and sensitive skin; there are also specific sponges for your "hairy" animal friends.
- Modo d'uso/How to use it: Basta semplicemente bagnare la spugna con acqua e massaggiarla delicatamente sul viso: nel caso lo si ritenesse necessario, si può usare in abbinamento con il detergente preferito/You only need to wet the sponge with some water, and massage it gently on your face: if you think it's necessary, you can also use your favourite soap.
- Dove si può acquistare/Where you can buy it: la potete acquistare su Eccoverde oppure sul sito dell'azienda/You can buy it on Eccoverde or on the company's site
- Prezzo/Price: circa 10 euro/about 10 euros (8£)
|Non usatela così, bagnatela prima :)|
In ogni caso, mi piace la sensazione di pulizia e leggerezza che lascia quando la si usa, nettamente superiore a quella ottenuta con i soli detergenti, e il fatto che aiuti a liberarsi dalle impurità sottopelle.
What did I notice in these five months? I confess that I had very high expectations because of the halo that the web created around this legendary product: however, in the beginning I felt a bit disappointed, because I could not perceive any real action on my skin. I continued using my sponge for a while, changing the cleanser to which I matched it: initially there came out some pimples, but after about a month I actually noticed that the skin texture was finer, the general appearance was brighter, and at touch my face appeared smoother than usual. All in all, this little trinket completed my skincare routine, helping me to cleanse my combination skin, that every day fights against smog and soot. Anyway, the result I got conveyed hormons' changes or moments of particular stress, and in those periods the skin looked greyer and worn out despite I used it every day, twice a day.
In any case, I like the feeling of cleanliness and lightness that leaves when used, really more intense than when I only use detergenti, and the fact that helps to get rid of impurities that are under the skin.
Apporterei qualche miglioria, ad esempio rendendola più esfoliante, ma la ricomprerei!
Come al solito spero di aver chiarito i vostri eventuali dubbi in merito, alla prossima! :)