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At One Konjac Sponges Newzealand Review!!
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At One Konjac Sponges Newzealand Review!!

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Hey dearies,
There are some products that you are not so bothered about. There are products that you like to try. There are a few products that you fall in love with.
I am going to talk about a product that falls in the third category.
When it comes to beauty, I believe the three words CTM is  most important. It is challenging to indulge in a CTM routine that is not so expensive, time taking and at the same time it needs to be effective.
How about an all in one product to make your task easy. So here comes the Konjac Sponges in our scene. I wrote about Konjac Sponge from Buyincoins here. I will be talking about At One Konjac Sponges from New Zealand today.

About At One:

Sweepa NZ ltd was set up in 1997 and they are the sole agency for the Sweepa brooms, Cuddle Buddies and Konjac Sponges in New Zealand today. The company is run by Jane and Bruce. Konjac Sponges are their latest introduction.

Product Claim:

Face sponge for effective skin cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising for Natural, pure and beautiful skin.FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE INCLUDING NZ ON ORDERS OVER $60.00 NZD

Natural Konjac sponge – Cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes all in one, the ideal cleansing sponge for all skin types.
Bamboo charcoal Konjac sponge – contains natural charcoal ingredient, it can control excessive oil secretion, gently exfoliates the skin and tightens pores.

Loess Konjac sponge – has a strong detoxification effect. Excellent for the treatment of acne and skin allergies.

Lypocene Konjac sponge – produced with natural lycopene which is extracted from tomato.This is a powerful antioxidant to prevent the skin from free radicals. Great for moisturising and delaying the skin from ageing.

Green tea Konjac sponge – tea polyphenois catechins can inhibit the formation of free radicals.It can keep the skin supple and has a soothing and moisturising effect.

Lavender Konjac sponge – accelerates cell regeneration, removes bacteria and eliminates blackheads. Helps with skin allergies.

Blueberry Konjac sponge – Blueberry is a powerful antioxidant, it can help accelerate collagen synthesis and has an excellent effect on fighting the free radicals that age our skin.
Chitosan Konjac sponge – The chitosan sponge has a deep cleansing and sterilizing effect on skin, a great way to kick start the cleansing regime in the morning.
Collagen Konjac sponge – The Sponge contains deep sea fish collagen ingredient. It can penetrate into the skin to inhibit excessive lipid excretion, soften keratin, repair elastic to nourish the skin. It also discharges melanin to avoid spots or pigmentation, leaving the skin soften and more elastic.

Lemon Konjac sponge The lemon sponge is packed full of Vitamin C and ideal for cleansing the skin.  Helps to remove dark spots and acne.

Pearl Powder Konjac sponge – Is the powder from the salt sea water pearl, simply it is the pearl ground down into a powder form. It is widely used as a treatment for acne as it is thought to have a purifying effect on the skin, it is good for sensitive skin, and is effective for fading acne scars.  It is scientifically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and pearl powder is often the secret ingredient in most top of the line beauty products.
Silk Powder Konjac sponge – Silk powder contains 18 amino acids which are easily absorbed into the skin offering a softness and glow to the skin. Silk powder both reflects and absorbs UV rays and because of its natural moisture-adjusting ability it can absorb or release moisture of the skin as the temperature and humidity change. Silk powder also absorbs oil making it ideal for oily skin types without upsetting the moisture levels.

Available in Natural, Bamboo Charcoal, Loess, Lycopene, Green Tea, Blueberry, Collagen, Lavender, Lemon, Chitosan, Pearl Powder, Silk Powder, Aloe Vera.
Price: The face sponges cost  NZ$14.95 per piece. If you buy 2 or more it is NZ$12.50 per piece and if you buy 3 or more it is NZ$9.99 per piece. Body sponges are also available in six flavours.


Directions for use:

Massage the sponge in circular motions on your face.Use soaps unless you really want. Should you chose to use additional cleansers or soap, you can use a fraction of your usual amount, as the sponge will generate more bubbles and spread the cleaner further than usual.

My Take on the Product:

Amorphophallus Konjac or the KONJAC POTATO is a perennial plant, native to Asia and sometimes known as Konnyaku. Frequently growing wild at very high altitude, thus being very pure and pollutant free.It is a totally natural food source. Ninety seven percent of Konjac is water and three percent is Glucomannan, or dietary fiber.
For over a century, the Japanese have been using the konjac vegetable as a beauty treatment for their delicate skin. Amorphophallus konjac is an alkaline and is loaded with goodness. It contains so many natural goodies, like Protein, carbohydrate, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C and folic acid.The At One Konjac Sponges comes in a cool packaging. The sponges are put into white re-sealable bags.

The sponges are dry and in semi circle shape except for the aloe vera one which is moist and tear drop shaped. All these sponges are face sponges.The sponges are smaller when dry and once it gets in touch with water, it starts enlarging. The At One konjac sponges are flavored and they come in the respective color of their flavors. They smell similar to their flavors.
It is these flavors that makes the At One Konjac Sponges very special and unique. The facial sponges are available in 12 flavors and the body sponges come in six flavors. The sponges come with a thread using which you can hang them to a hook to dry else there are chances for bacterial growth when the sponges are wet. Make sure you dry them well.

The sponges cleanse and exfoliate well. The flavored ones are hydrating too. You can use your moisturizer if you have dry skin. The sponges helps to get rid off black heads, white heads, dry pimples, flaky dead skin. Thus, it gives a smooth flawless skin over use. It also absorbs excess sebum.
It helps to keep your pores clean as well and slowly it will diminish. These konjac sponges are mild and gentle on skin unless you are not rubbing too hard. These do not feel scratchy and abrasive.During the initial days of use, I had few breakouts but it was as if my skin is pouring out the entire toxins and waste. After a week of use, my face became clear.  It suits all skin types.

One sponge lasts for about three months. It is cheap and long lasting. The results are comparable with the Clarisonic Mia.These sponges are skin and eco friendly. These are natural and safe to use. It is easy to use,store and hold these sponges.It is infact an inexpensive alternative to electronic facial cleansing brushes like MIA.
My skin looks healthy and soft after using these konjac sponges for a month. It is suggested to use a different sponge for morning and night so that it helps to balance out the skin.Since these are flavored there is no need of using cleansers. You can use a cleanser still but I don’t coz I read somewhere that it reduces the life of the sponge.

Pros:
  • 100% Natural Sponge
  • Gentle exfoliation 100%
  • Colouring Free 100%
  • Additive Free 100%
  • Biodegradable
  • Naturally Sustainable
  • Environmentally Safe
  • Balances the acidity of the  impurities and oils. 
  • No need for additional cleansers
  • Available in so many flavours
  • Soothing and relaxing
  • Detoxifies
  • Gives smooth, fresh, healthy skin
  • Cheap
  • Packaged well in resealable bags
  • Thread for hanging
  • Long Lasting

Cons:
  • NIL
Overall Thoughts:

The unique net like structure of the sponge, gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells, leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed naturally! I am so hooked on to these sponges.
I recommend you to try atleast two of these sponges. You will feel the difference yourself. I get a feel like my skin is awaken and breathing.
Iswarya
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