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8.13.2012

Sneak Peek | My Konjac Sponge.

Weather was warm and sunny over the weekend, and it was business as usual for most establishments here in Laguna, including courier and delivery services. Even our mailbox had been bustling since last Friday, with a steady flow of deliveries - utility bills, credit card bills (spare me, please), PhilPost claim stubs, and best of all, products from my favorite brands and generous sponsors.

I received quite a few items over the weekend, but this package from Updated Trends really got me stoked.

Plant not included, lol.
If you can remember, Updated Trends is the Philippines' exclusive distributor of Sleek Makeup. The latest addition to the store's product line is this brand - My Konjac Sponge.

Konjac, the plant from which these sponges are made, thrives in tropical and warm subtropical countries such as India, China, Japan, and Korea. Konjac is well-known in these countries as a food ingredient, as well as its various health-giving properties.

In Japanese cuisine, Konjac (also known as konnyaku) can usually be found in dishes like oden and sukiyaki. While in China, Konjac is usually consumed in jelly or tofu-form. In Korea, it has become quite popular as an exfoliant and a face massage accessory, as in the case of My Konjac Sponge.

With five variants to choose from, my Konjac Sponge can be used even on the most sensitive skin. Babies included!

Moon Korean Ocher, Php 365.
The Moon Korean Ocher (in orange) is tailor-made for ultra-sensitive skin as it contains nothing but natural plant fiber. No chemicals, no coloring, no additives. 

Water Drop Bamboo Charcoal, Php 365.
The Water Drop Bamboo Charcoal (in gray) is best for oily and troubled skin. Enriched by charcoal extracted from homegrown bamboos in Korea, this sponge is effective in eliminating blackheads and unclogging pores

Moon Original, Php 345.
Originally designed for babies, the Moon Original sponge is also suitable for adults, particularly those with normal skin. It is super soft, pH balanced, and free from additives.

These sponges are manufactured in one of my favorite tourist destinations - Jeju Island, Korea. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jeju Island is home to the majestic Jeju Volcano, and to one of the cleanest and purest water in the world.

And just as My Konjac Sponge is gentle on skin, it's gentle to the environment, too. These sponges come from naturally sustainable and biodegradable ingredients, and are made by hand in a sterile and safe environment. They are also tested to the highest standards and have UK and EU certification for hygiene and purity.

I'll be posting more about each of these sponges in the days to come. Bath time is sure gonna be fun with these new buddies!

In the meantime, you can check out My Konjac Sponge's official website or place orders via Updated Trends on Multiply or Facebook.

Many thanks to Ms. Smile  for these babies, and to My Konjac Sponge, who never fails to greet me on Twitter. :)

13 replies:

Mich of Mich Eats and Shops said...

I've just recently finished Lie to Me and there, I think they were trying to convince the judges to include Jeju Island in the World Heritage Sites list. hahahaha It's so cool that it actually happened in real life :) hahahahaah

Cant wait to read your review of the sponge. I wanna know more about the water drop bamboo charcoal. Seems like the type of sponge made for me :P

Michelle G said...

Sounds cool and so versatile!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

be very interested to see what one you like the most!

Family Travels on a Budget said...

If I had little ones, I'd hope to find something like this in the United States.

roviedear said...

ay i like this! something that would let you scrub but wont hurt or dry your skin <3
Rovie, The Bargain Doll

Shannon Milholland said...

Well it must work. Your skin is stunning! :)

CrazyNutsMom said...

I can't wait to hear which one you liked the most and why!

xoxoMrsMartinez | Mrs-Martinez.com said...

I was not able to go to Jeju Island when I went to Korea last December. I hope to visit the place soon so I can hoard some of these sponge ; p

xoxo
MrsMartinez

Sumi Go said...

I know the jelly konjac in food, but I never thought konjac can be used for beauty purposes too.. :) Anyway, I'd love to try the Water Drop Bamboo Charcoal!

Rizza Gatchalian said...

Cool!!! Wanna' try it!!

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

Oooh nice! I want to try. I wonder how much they cost in Korea...

Pepper Tan said...

I sure could use that Moon Korean Ocher, as I have ultra sensitive skin. Clear skin continues to be an unattainable dream for me :)

thisisLOVELEE said...

This is most fascinating..a variety of sponges. Thanks for the helpful info =)

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