When natural and local come together, to me it’s a beautiful thing. Add to this a product that is on trend, and you have a real winner. Wyld Skincare ticks all these boxes with their simple & effective Korean beauty favourite- the Konjac sponge.I have gushed in the past over Asian beauty here & here. The ingredients, products & gadgets that have been long revered in the East have finally become mainstream in the West and we are eternally grateful for this sage knowledge being passed on. If you haven’t heard of the Konjac Sponge- you can add yet another Korean beauty favourite to your list of skin care secrets.
What is a Konjac sponge?
A konjac sponge is just what it sounds- a sponge (but so much more!) Compared to your regular synthetic sponge on the market, there really is no comparison in benefits & effectiveness. These simple sponges are made of 100% natural konjac plant fibre and are both sustainably sourced & environmentally friendly. In addition, these sponges are PH balanced and contain beneficial vitamins & minerals for the skin. Synthetic sponges often contain material that is NOT biodegradable or effective for the skin, often creating a drying or stripped feeling. Konjac fibre has a light & bouncy texture that gently exfoliates the skin & leaves a glow with continued use. You can use this product alone or with a cleanser and is completely safe for daily use, even for those with sensitive or acne prone skin.
How do I use it?
To start, Wyld Skincare has a great how to guide on their website to demonstrate how to use their konjac sponges. You can use alone, as a gentle daily exfoliator after cleansing, or together with a cleanser for a deeper clean. The first time you use your sponge try submerging in water for 5-7 minutes to allow it to puff up and soften. Ring the water out slightly and massage your face & neck in an upwards circular motion. When you’re finished, rinse thoroughly and hang to dry. The sponge will return to its original tough state until submerged in water again- it’s magical! Your sponge will last for about 1 month before needing to be replaced.
Wyld Skincare is a Toronto based company, founded on the concept that simplicity is beautiful. They offer two varieties of their beautifully packaged sponges- a charcoal infused option for normal to oily skin that gives a deeper cleansing benefit with charcoal’s purifying properties, and a French rose clay option for those with a drier or more sensitive skin type. I have used and love them both! Wyld embodies ethical product standards with their sponges being vegan, ethically traded, and biodegradable. You can read more about their commitment to our Earth & it’s creatures here. Wyld Skincare’s konjac sponges are available for purchase world-wide on their site and internationally through selective stockists.