issue eight : animal instinct
So what does a sponge made from potato plant have to do with our animal instincts issue? Well, firstly, the plant itself is also known as Snake Palm or Elephant Yam. Secondly, it fits in perfectly with our showcase of certified vegan and cruelty beauty products…almost as perfectly as it fits into the palm of your hand!
This wonderful little sponge by The Konjac Sponge Co is the ideal animal-friendly and skin-friendly beauty companion. Suitable for use on the most sensitive skins, and just as effective on skins starting to look more like sun-dried leather. While you can certainly use them in conjunction with your favourite untainted cleansing products, they are equally as effective with nothing more than water - especially the ones impregnated with minerals or plant extracts. If you take care of your sponge (you could even name it, like a pet, making it that much more important to you) it can last for up to 3 - 4 months. Now that’s great value for money (not to mention the money you could save on cleansing products)!
These incredible plants grow at very high altitudes around Asia. They are perennial, which means they grow continuously in nature and are therefore very sustainable. The plant has been used for centuries as food, medicine and beauty products in a number of Asian cultures. They’re big Japan (and Korea!).
As the sponges aren’t tainted with fragrances, colourants or other synthetic chemicals, they are 100% biodegradable one you’re done with them. Or, you can upcycle them into jellyfish for your next underwater themed party or art project! Who says upcycling is limited to fashion?
A big jungle salute goes out The Konjac Sponge Co who have not only updated their premium packaging to FSC certified with a window made from cellulose acetate, making the packaging completely biodegradable too, they have gone one step further now offer their sponges packaging free. Which is great, if you’re one who wants to keep plastics out of the jellyfish like to party (a.k.a the ocean)!
After use, always rinse your sponge well and allow to dry in an airy place. Be careful not to wring it out as this may damage the delicate plant fibres, just squeeze between your flattened hands. You can also pop your clean sponge in the fridge to keep it fresh and cool, which helps it last even longer.
100% konjac plant fibres
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