BINOTAMA is a gentle facial and body cleansing and exfoliating sponge that is made from 100% pure Konjac (Konnyaku) fibre grown in Gunma Prefecture in Japan.
Konjac sponges have been used by the Japanese for over 1500 years to deeply clean and nurture their delicate skin. Originally, they used Konjac sponges as bath sponge for babies because of its very soft texture. Eventually, they started using Konjac as facial and body sponges for adults.
Konjac root powder is mixed with water and thoroughly stirred until an even blend is reached. The mixture is then heated until it hardened and the sponge is formed.
After the sponge is formed without the use of any chemicals, it is slowly dried and bleached under the sun. It takes about 10 days for both sides of the sponges to whiten.
The sponges are continuously exposed to sunlight and natural cool breeze for up to 3 weeks, or until they are completely dried.
Finally, they are then shaped, manually tied to strings one by one, and packaged.
Soak Binotama into clean water to soften the fibers
Gently massage onto skin in circular motion. (You may apply soap or your favorite facial cleanser onto the sponge first before massaging it to the skin.)
Thoroughly rinse the sponge and squeeze out excess moisture.
Hang to dry or place in the refrigerator. Like all natural fibers, konjac root degrades over time, so we suggest replacing it every 30 days.