what the heck am i?
i'm a 100% all natural + vegan tattoo aftercare sponge.
i know you're curious.
i believe in eco, simple and sustainable tattoo + skin care.
i am made from 100% konjac vegetable that naturally cleanses without damaging new artwork.
i am pH-balanced which means i won't strip your sensitive skin of its natural moisture.
i don't need all the fuss of additional ingredients, cleansing products and 'fluff'. i just need water. that's all.
what is a konjac plant?
Konjac is a root vegetable (or 'konnyaku'), which is a plant native to Asia. Used in Korea, Japan and China for over 1,500 years, the konjac root is highly praised for its many uses including medicine, diet food and in skincare. The konjac root fibre has natural cleansing properties, is very rich in minerals and is naturally alkaline meaning it is pH neutral. Originally developed for newborns and highly delicate aging skin, I am game-changer because of my gentle cleansing abilities and my super soft texture that does not irritate or damage even the most sensitive of skin types. Pretty amazing right?
why konjac for tattoos?
I'm not a regular sponge, i'm a cool sponge. The konjac plant is pretty amazing. In sponge form, I have a very unique net-like cellular structure that (when wet), expands and retains a large amount of water, and I become this really cool jelly-like texture. Because of this, I glide oh-so-gently, with minimal to no friction, over your newly tattooed and highly sensitive skin to help naturally clean post-tattoo residue (like leftover ink, blood and plasma). Unlike harsher materials like paper towels or washcloths, nothing compares to my super gentle and soothing vibes when cleaning and assisting in the healing process. Who's ready to get clean with me?
where am i made?
My konjac sponges are 100% all natural and made in South Korea. Carefully handcrafted in an award-winning cruelty-free and ethical facility, I am made entirely from the purest food grade glucomannan (konjac) fibre, free from chemicals, dyes, additives, pollutants and irritants. In fact, I am made from highly sustainable and 100% biodegradable konjac plants grown on Jeju Island, a region that is super rich in volcanic soil, and home to some of the purest water in the world (as recognized by UNESCO). Only the best for my #inkfam.
From skincare to tattoo care - wbco. tattoo sponge was developed by vegan skincare company, washbeautyco. After years of getting inked and trying out different cleansing and tattoo aftercare products, one of my founders had decided to test my supersoft konjac-y self on her new ink. "I have very sensitive and eczema-prone skin, I started using the all-natural konjac sponge on my healing tattoos and discovered a perfect, super gentle, non-irritating and natural way to cleanse, soothe, heal and condition my new ink." Sweet!
p.s. wbco. is short for washbeautyco. my original parent company.