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Redheads: Hear About Our Love For Konjac Sponges

Adrienne Shares Her Beauty Secret

Konjac Sponges
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Adrienne, our co-founder, has a beauty tool she loves, and you may not have heard of. Konjac sponges are made from the roots of the konjac plant, which is a root vegetable that’s native to Asia. The plant itself is great at absorbing water and is perfect for a face sponge.

Since this isn’t a super common beauty tool in the US, we wanted to ask Adrienne all about why she loves them, how she uses them, and which ones she recommends for other redheads with sensitive skin. Here’s what she had to say:

H2BAR: What’s so special about konjac sponges for redhead skin?

Adrienne: I love them because they act as a gentle, cleansing exfoliator, helping the flawless, beautiful skin hidden beneath that top layer of grime and buildup to shine through. The konjac plant’s natural fibers are pros at absorbing tons of water and feel like a squishy piece of thick, rubbery felt. The konjac plant is also full of vitamins + ideal for unclogging pores and is especially useful for people with acne-prone skin, too.

H2BAR: Why did you start using konjac sponges?

Adrienne: The konjac sponge, we hear, was first used by a Japanese farmer to wash baby skin, since the sponge is so soft, gentle, and all-natural. Since redheads have super sensitive skin, we always say if it’s good for a baby, it’s gentle enough for a redhead. This has actually led us to include baby products (that are also good for redheads) in the H2BAR Boxes about 1-2 times per year. 

H2BAR: What’s your favorite way to use the sponges?

Adrienne: Essentially, the konjac sponge provides a buffing action and makes your skin look radiant by cleaning it with nothing but water. It’s true. Whenever I am traveling, if I forget a cleanser, I don’t fret because I have the sponge. BUT, I do usually use it together with cleanser. Important to note: I switch up the sponges every week. If you don’t switch it out, the sponge begins to dissolve within 2-3 weeks after daily use.

H2BAR: Which sponges do you use, and recommend for other redheads with sensitive skin?

Adrienne: I use the myHomeBody Natural Konjac Facial Sponges with Activated Charcoal and Aloe Vera. This set comes with two different versions, one with charcoal that is said to help with acne and one with aloe vera. I love my konjac sponges!

myHomeBody Natural Konjac Facial Sponges with Activated Charcoal and Aloe Vera: $20

Rock it like a Redhead!


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