Mom-Finds: Kuu Konjac Sponge

Last Friday of the month:  Finds and Faves / Beauty / Shopping

Let's have some skin talk today. Well, you know I'm not that into beauty products so I have very limited knowledge of what's out there.  I tend to stick with my tried-and-tested brands, but over the past year, my skin has been playing tricks on me. I can't deny it -- my age is the main culprit.  I've been more conscious about my skin since I hit 40 so I often find myself asking friends about the products that worked for them. Last summer, I chanced upon Kuu Konjac facial sponge online - I don't think it's something new in the market but it's new for me, so I immediately asked a few friends if they've heard about it.  I can't even pronounce the name right. Obviously, I got good feedback and quickly ordered two variants to try.

I know I have to switch to something different as I adjust to the changes on my skin. My dermatologist supports it. Having dry (aging, huhuhuhu...) skin, I've been using Physiogel mild cleanser, Cure exfoliant (which I raved about here), and lately, Moroccan Argan Oil as moisturizer. Even for my body, I'm alternating Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil and Mustela Stelatopia Lipid Replenishing Balm since I developed atopic dermatitis just a few years ago!

Going back to the sponge, I'm very pleased that my face loves Kuu Konjac cleansing sponges, made in Korea, which I got online from Taste Central almost 3 months ago. I bought the white and the green.  I first opened the white sponge, suitable for all skin types.

 Konjac Sponge (White) for All Skin Types
Dried white Konjac Sponge, for all skin types, P420 on sale @ PhP 355

What I like about Kuu Konjac Sponge:
  • 100% natural sponge - free from chemicals
  • Great tool for cleansing and exfoliating
    • clears pores and draws out oils and impurities
  • Gentle on the skin
    • variants available for normal, sensitive, to oily skin types
  • Soft and soothing when massaged
  • PH-balanced
  • Highly absorbent
  • Biodegradable

It's so easy to use. I rinse the sponge and massage around my face right after cleansing.  It's sort of the last step before patting my face dry or I let it absorb all the water from my face after rinsing. Sometimes, I add a few drops of cleanser for deeper "cleaning action".

Here's the Directions for Use (as printed on the pack):
  • Rinse before use and gently massage until the sponge has absorbed the water
  • Use the sponge in circular motions; can be used alone as it is naturally 8.4 pH balanced or with a small amount of cleanser, if you wish
  • Rinse sponge after use (do not wring) and hang to dry
  • Sponge will harden when dry; rehydrate in warm water before using again
  • If damaged or worn (lasts 2-3 months with normal daily use), please add to your compost

Of course, if you experience any irritation, stop using it and consult with the derma.

After a very satisfying month of using the white sponge, I then ordered the Kuu Konjac with Natural French Red Clay and used it just before the white got worn out. Did you notice it looked like a moist and fluffy red velvet cupcake? I actually forgot I had the green one as spare from my first purchase. =)  This has since become part of my basic face care regimen.  If you're the type who likes to use a face or body scrub, or even a face towel to deep-cleanse, you might enjoy using this too!

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