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Konjac 6 Wave Body Sponge

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A body spa treatment everyday? Yes please. That was my selling point when buying my latest purchase. The Konjac Sponge Co’s French Green Clay 6 Wave Body Sponge for Oily and Combination Skin. Confession time: I have not used a body sponge in years, in fact I can hardly remember when the last time was that I did! I have had a loofa in the shower which hardly got used, as I’d prefer to just use my body wash with my hands – quick, easy and fuss free but that being said, I have noticed that I am lacking a bit on exfoliating… I am not very good at it, don’t particularly enjoy the sensation and keeping up with it using body scrubs is something that I start out with good intentions but just never get round to doing it… not to mention its messy and requires a great deal of planning. So, after reading about the Konjac Sponge Co. and their philosophies I was intrigued and thought I should give it a try.

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The Konjac Sponge Co’s French Green Clay 6 Wave Body Sponge for Oily and Combination Skin

Essentially, The Konjac Sponge Co create a range of face and body sponges. The one I have been using (and loving) is the Konjac 6 Wave Body Sponge with French Green Clay (for Combination Skin) it a body sponge that doesn’t look very special. Taking it out of the packaging felt like somewhat of anticlimax, the dry sponge which when dry was not big and had a rough texture to it made me shudder at the thought of the sponge being rubbed against my skin. However once the Konjac sponge is completely wet the sponge feels like jelly and is incredibly smooth. The hidden powers of this much talked about sponge actually lie within the wet sponge. The Japanese have harnessed the benefits of the Konjac plant for centuries.

The Konjac body sponges have 6 ranges, one for every skin type (oily, problematic & spot prone skin; for combination skin; for dry and/or mature skin; for tired devitalised skin; for newborns; and one suitable for all skin types) and you’d be sure to find one to suit your specific skin needs and they can be used with or without soap to accelerate the skin cleansing process. The Konjac gently exfoliates, your skin feels incredibly soft and smooth once you are finished and not sensitve at all. The body sponges also assist with with preventing ingrown hairs which is an added bonus as those little buggars are sneaky and from my experience not easily avoided! If you shave, you can use the sponge to assist in lathering shaving foam/cream all while gently buffing the dead skin cells resulting in an even smoother shave.

From my first time using one in the shower, I made sure I massaged the sponge with a circular motion concentrating on all my delicate and problem areas of my skin along with my normal shower gel. I have not yet used the sponge entirely on its own as I prefer to use a body lotion but I will try this eventually! When I get out the shower I feel refreshed, and my skin feels conditioned, radiant and rejuvenated.

The bonus is that the sponge and its properties are 100% natural, and contains NO colouring or additives making it safe for everyone to use.

The downside – for a body sponge – especially for someone that hardly ever used a body sponge, it is not a cheap product. 27Pinkx sell this sponge for R230 and Beauty-Worx sell this sponge for R250 (where I got mine from) and just FYI both online shops ship for free. I ultimately believe my bank balance will forgive me because my skin feels revitalised, rejuvanted and FRESH.. thanks to my latest addition… Konjac! The sponge is not meant to last forever, but with proper care you can get up to 3 months out of the sponge by rinsing it properly by squeezing gently (never wringing) after use and leaving it to dry in an airy or warm dry place. Once the sponge has reached its life span, it is advisable to chuck it into your compost heap (if you have one) and let it go back to nature after serving you and your skin well.

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Let Your Skin Live in Harmony with Alive {Competition Closed}

Our beautiful fashion fairy friends over at Lushberry – The Online Style Destination have spoilt me with a new experience in skincare, Alive Products.

Green Envy

Green EnvyFor the past week and a bit I’ve been lucky enough to experience the Alive Bio Organic Facial Mask – Green Envy. The product is as the name suggests, green. As normal, anything that is green is good for you be in vegetables, trees, grass and even skin care. Green is better! This mask is typically for people who have excess sebum build up which results in oily or acne prone skin. The key ingredient in the mask is French Green Clay, imported from the source in France, this is the base of all the Alive products and is renowned for having healing properties. In the form of a facial mask, this French Green Clay uses it absorptive property to draw out impurities, excess oil and toxins.

Immortal Beauty

Immortal BeautyIf you are more worried about combatting the signs of ageing, then the Immortal Beauty facial mask is more up your street, the key ingredient in this mask is French Red Clay which contains iron oxides to smoothe, soften, lighten and refine the grain of your skin resulting in a painless facelift in a tub. Essential oils are also used to regenerate skin cells.

For the best results the masks should be applied to the face with a mask brush and left for 15 minutes or until the clay has dried and then removed with warm water, followed by your every day/evening moisturiser. You can use the facial masks daily on problematic areas or use weekly as part of your at-home facials.

Immediately, after first use I noticed that my skin felt smoother, although you may experience a slight redness due to the mask stimulating blood flow beneath the surface of the skin to eliminate impurities, excess oil and toxins (I did not, which is surprising as my skin can red faster than a Ferrari can go from 0-100km per hour).

If you are interested in trying out the Alive products, find them here at Lushberry for R129,00 each.

Lushberry have happily agreed to give away the products to two of our lucky readers! Giveaway Alive Products

To enter follow the following steps

1. Email pout@poutperfection.com with your name, telephone number, province and which mask (Green Envy for Oiy & Acne Prone Skin or Immortal Beauty for age-defying essential oils) you would like to win, if you have no preference, state so!

2. Follow Lushberry & Pout Perfection on Google+.

Competition Rules

1. Competition is only open to residents of South Africa.

2. The competition closes on Friday 31 January and the winners will be notified via email and announced via blog post.

Good luck and remember the entries closes on Friday 31 January. We will announce the winners once chosen.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED 31 JANUARY 12 NOON.

HIGH RES Winner

Winners have been contacted. Congratualtions!

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