10 Feb 2016

Tutorial + Review | How I Use the 'Ajali Konjac Sponge '

I'd always wondered what was the hype whenever the Konjac sponge was mentioned. Uhm, let's just say that now I understand.

I was at the SpiceTV 2nd anniversary event raising a #toasttothetastemakers. The goodie bags from the event had quite a number of items one of which was this Konjac sponge from Ajali Handmade Naturals. 
I'd heard about it when Ajali launched it in their stores but I wasn't sure I wanted to try it out. I mean, who spends N2,000 on a sponge for the face? seriously! I've been cleaning my face my whole life without this sponge so what's the fuss? Alas, there it was in the goodie bag and I was quite excited.

The first thing though was 'how can this lightweight, hard as stone thing wash my face?'. I went online and read how I was supposed to soak it in water first to soften it and proceeded to give it a try. NOW, it's an essential part of my skincare routine.
The AJALI KONJAC SPONGEThe Konjac sponge is made from Konjac Fibre (the Konjac is a high fibre, no cholesterol plant which is used as a dietary supplement and can treat all sorts of things from constipation to low blood sugar. It also has a high water retention rate and is the most viscous of all all known dietary fibres). The Sponge is made from pure Konjac root fibre + Mineral rich extracts thereby enabling it to deliver extra benefits to the skin upon use like detoxifying, exfoliating and deep cleaning.
The Ajali Konjac sponge comes in 4 different types. They are different not only in colour but also in function:
  1. Lavender (the one I got): Suitable for all skin types. It helps de-stress the skin and encourages cell regeneration
  2. Ginger: Combats irritations, inflamnations and minimises bacteria that causes acne. It also contains natural skin brightening properties and is suitable for oily skin.
  3. CharcoalInfused with activated charcoal, this antioxdiant-rich sponge is perfect for oily and acne prone skin
  4. Green TeaInfused with natural green tea, this sponge has added antioxidant benefits and is suitable for normal to combination skin types.
How I use it - I clean my makeup with a wipe, use soap and the Konjac sponge to wash my face, rinse and moisturise. 
I like the squeaky clean gentle way the sponge cleans. My face feels like it can breathe when I'm done and I can visibly see the difference as it's a lot brighter too. I love this product so much and I wanted to share it with you guys so I did a video on How I Wash My Face with the Ajali Konjac Sponge.
*points to note:
- The Konjac sponge has a shelf life and should be changed after one month of everyday use
- The sponge should be left out to dry thoroughly before being stowed away. Preferably, hang it from the accompanying rope on a lever or knob or something of the sort. 
- Remember to always rinse out properly after each use