Happy Skincare Sunday everyone - today I am featuring a konjac sponge from Wyld Skincare! Konjac sponges are becoming an increasingly popular way of exfoliating the skin - they are a natural and gentle alternative to regular exfoliants and brushes.
I do have sensitive skin so I don't exfoliant my skin very often (once per week) because I find most exfoliants are too hard on my skin. Konjac sponges are a gentle option - they are safe to use on sensitive skin, acne prone skin, eczema, etc. Konjac is a plant that grows in the mountains of China, Japan and Korea.
Wyld Skincare is a Canadian company based in Toronto - their current focus is all on the Konjac sponge. Wyld Konjac sponges are natural, vegan, cruelty free, 100% chemical free, biodegradable, ph balanced and contain no preservatives - the sponges just have just 2 ingredients - konjac pant fibre and natural charcoal. Their goal is to offer the purest konjac sponge on the market for the best and brightest skin!
Wyld Skincare Konjac Facial Sponge ~ $12.90 CAN. Say hello to your skin’s new bff! Handmade using pure konjac plant, your skin will fall in love with this natural wonder puff that cleans and gently exfoliates - leaving your skin happy, glowy and dewy, never tight.
Does your skin need a deep-in-the-pore cleanse, but regular face scrubs are too harsh or loaded with too much chemicals? Expensive brushes strip your skin? Used daily, Wyld cleansing facial sponge exfoliates your skin to reveal beautiful squeaky clean skin, perfectly prepping it for moisturizers, make up and - taking on the day ahead.
Infused with natural activated bamboo charcoal to draw out excess oil, zap bacteria and detoxify.
Konjac sponges are really neat - this is actually a hard sponge when dry and you have to allow it to absorb water to become soft and easy to use!
To use the Wyld Konjac sponge:
-remove makeup first
-can be used with or without a cleanser (if without cleanser wash face first; if with cleanser add a small amount to sponge)
-wet sponge with warm water until it becomes squishy
-massage gently on skin in circular motions
-focus on problem area such as t-zone, blemish prone areas, flaky skin areas, etc
-rinse after use and squeeze out excess water
-hang to dry
I have to say, I love this sponge. I have used konjac sponges before, but not one that contained charcoal. I find that this sponge works well with my skin type, and the charcoal has been really great for blemish prone areas.
I have used it both with a cleanser and without and have been using it a couple of times a week. I do think that this has improved my skin's appearance and made it cleaner and brighter! Again, I have never exfoliated to often or used facial brushes because I do need a soft exfoliant for my sensitive skin. I think this is a great option for those looking for a natural exfoliant, or someone with sensitive skin like me! I also love that this is a Canadian company and they are really focused on delivering pure, quality products with all natural ingredients!
Also to note, because these are natural sponges, they should be replaced every 2 months.
*This product was sent for my consideration - all opinions are my own