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Konjac

Asia´s best kept secret

Konjac ("Konnyaku") is an Asia native plant. It has been use since 1,500 years as healthy food, kitchen ingridient, as well as a beauty product all natural.  Konjac or glucomanan, whici is the fiber that comes from the plant, form a gel that is use in the food, pharmacy and beauty industries.  

 

All sponges are handmade by artisans who work with a lot of dedication and effort to achive the higher standars of quality and higiene.

The cosmetic benefits makes it the best ally for a beautiful skin, free of chemicals and other harmful substances for people, animals and the environment.

Frequent question about Konjac

What is the principal component of the Konjac NORI products?

100% natural fiber of glucomanan, extracted from the Konjac plant. It doesn´t contain conservatives, free of contaminants and chemicalss.

What is Konjac?

It is a plant native to Asia known for its starchy corm, that is, the bulbous tuber that grows underground. The round corm of the konjac has a similar appearance to the yam or the malanga, being able to reach more than 25 cm in diameter. In Asia, it is widely used as a substitute for gelatin to thicken and texture food, as a bath sponge and as a remedy in traditional Chinese medicine.

What is the Konjac sponge?

The konjac sponge is a facial and body cleansing sponge that is made from the vegetable fibers of Konjac (dried and ground roots). The process is quite simple; Konjac powder is mixed with calcium hydroxide, heated, frozen and then dried. It can also be wet. Calcium produces an alkaline end product that helps balance an excessively acidic pH of the skin. Sometimes powdered charcoal, green tea, levander, turmeric or lycopene is added to benefit different types of skin and better extract impurities from the skin. 

How long does it last a konjac sponge after firts use?

It is recommended to replace the konjac sponge or towel every 2 months. This varies according to the use and care.

How do can you take good care of your konjac sponge?

After using it, it should be squeezed, hung or placed in a ventilated place. It is possible that when it gets dry it becomes hard and shrinks, but once it is moistened it will have its shape, smoothness and size again. It should not be twisted to squeeze.

 

Some tips to take care of your sponge:

 

1. Keep your Konjac dry (basic care): Remove excess water after using it. Hang your Konjac in a ventilated place to dry. Do not leave your sponge somewhere wet or damp.

 

2. Keep your Konjac in the refrigerator (alternative care): If you live somewhere very humid, or do not have where to hang your Konjac in a dry place, it is recommended to use this way to take care of your fiber. After using your sponge, squeeze it gently and store it in a sealed container or ziplock bag.

 

3. Immerse Konjac in hot water: To disinfect your fiber, you can immerse it in hot (not boiling) water for 2 to 3 minutes. Do not use boiling water since it will deform your Konjac because it is a vegetable vibration. Then, drain the water and let your Konjac cool before touching it or removing the excess water. To finish, hang your sponge in a ventilated place to dry. You can use this method once a month, or as required.

 

With proper care, your Konjac will last approximately 2 months. When your sponge starts to disintegrate, replace it to get better results.

Ca it be used on any skin type?

Yes! It is excellent for any type of skin and even for the delicate skin of babies.

Why does the Konjac sponge harden and what do I do to use it again?

The Konjac sponge hardens as it is 100% vegetable. To use it again is very simple. Just add water until it expands!

How often should I use the Konjac sponge?

Make your Konjac sponge part of your daily beauty routine. Use it once or twice a day to cleanse your skin.

Can I use the Konjac sponge as a make-up remover?

it can be used as a water-based makeup remover. For oil-based makeup, use a makeup remover and your konjac sponge, wipe or towel.

Do I have to use a cleaner together with my Konjac sponge?

You can do it but it is not necessary. The Konjac sponge is already cleaning.

How can I clean my sponge or towel at depth?

If you want to clean your konjac product thoroughly, put water to boil, remove it from the heat. Introduce your sponge or konjac towel and leave it for two minutes. After that put it in cold water and rinse.

What does it mean that NORI products from Konjac are biodegradable?

NORI konjac products are biodegradable. The konjac is a natural fiber, so that when decomposed, it serves as fertilizer to the earth. It can be thrown into the compost or simply cut into pieces and buried in the ground. That will bring moisture to your plants and will not harm the environment.

Why do they sell products without packaging?

Buying products without packaging helps to generate less waste and to not pollute the environment. That protects animals and plants, as well as ecosystems.

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