Our Luna Charcoal Facial Sponge is created in Japan using the roots of the konyakku plant, a food staple for more than 1,500 years in Asian cultures. The vegetable fibres are purified and spun into a puff that is incredibly water-retentive. When used, there is a water barrier between sponge and skin which means it cleanses without scratching or irritating. The sponge is ideal for daily use, especially for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin. Using a sponge helps you avoid touching your facial soap bar as well.
How to Use: For the first use, soak the sponge in warm water for 10-15 minutes until it puffs up and rehydrates. It will expand about 50% and be soft and squishy like sponge cake.
Charcoal Infusion: Charcoal helps to draw out daily impurities. When you exfoliate with the Luna Facial Sponge, the infused charcoal will help gently bring up the build up of dirt and toxins from your pores.
Daily use: Soak briefly in warm water to rehydrate. To exfoliate, wet the sponge and make a small lather with your favourite facial bar (check out our Birch Babe charcoal bar!). You can also use the sponge alone without any cleanser. Rub in circular motions to remove dirt from the pores without scratching the skin. Your face will love it! Rinse out completely, then press between palms to remove excess water from sponge and hang to dry.
After 3 months: Sanitize the sponge or replace. If you see mold or bacteria growth, do not use the sponge. Some users have boiled it in water to sterilize it, or saturated it in water and microwaved for 20 seconds to sterilize. If you continue to squeeze and hang it to fully dry between uses, it could last for up to 6 months.
If it smells funny, becomes discoloured, or looks off, throw it away and do not continue using. It is a natural product and can grow mold or bacteria if not properly handled.
Storage: After each use, rinse out the sponge and gently press between palms to remove excess water. Hang up to dry between uses, with the included string hanger. Never wring out the sponge as this might damage or alter its shape. Replace after 3 to 6 months.
Biodegradable | 100% plant-based | compostable | 3-6 months lifetime