Konjac Sponge Review - The Konjac Sponge Company

Up until very recently, I had very little knowledge of Konjac sponges but I'd seen a few people talking about them on social media. Having seen mixed reviews, I started to do a little research of my own. I discovered The Konjac Sponge Company and I contacted them asking if they could send out some products for me to try, which they very kindly did!

What is Konjac? Konjac is a plant which is 97% water and it grows in tropical and subtropical regions of eastern Asia. It's rich in minerals, high in fibre and is a natural food source. The plant has been used for over a thousand years in Asia for many different uses including medicine, weight loss and beauty products. Naturally alkaline and PH neutral, it's a perfect choice for skincare. Sounds like a pretty powerful plant doesn't it? 

Who are The Konjac Sponge Company? They are the original and only Konjac Sponge Company, supplying premium grade Konjac Sponge products to the world. Their sponges are made by hand in the volcanic hills of Jeju Island in South Korea. Jeju Island is a UNESCO world heritage protected site and is renowned as an area of outstanding beauty and reputed to have some of the purest water in the world. They only use the finest food grade Konjac and only accept the purest products free from microbes or pollutants so you can rest assured you are purchasing a good quality sponge. 

The Konjac Sponge Company carry the Leaping Bunny and Vegan Society symbols on all of their products.  

How do I use a Konjac Sponge? When you first buy the sponge, it'll be really hard and rough. You just need to run it under the tap and it'll soften up in seconds. Once it dries, it'll go hard again so you just repeat the method next time you use. They all come with a handy string for hanging up in your bathroom for easy drying.

Onto the reviews:

French Red Clay Mini Pore Refiner Sponge - Red Clay is known for regenerating tissue and skin structure. Icleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it refreshed, toned and rejuvenated.

This sponge is a lot smaller than the usual sized Konjac sponge. I found it really easy to use and I actually preferred this size than the larger sponge. I got into a routine of using it to remove my make up at the end of the day. I added a small amount of the Nip & Fab Glycolic Acid Scrub to the sponge and worked it around my face and neck in a circular motion. This method removed my make up quickly and effectively. Once I had finished scrubbing away, I rinsed the residue off of my face, rinsed the sponge and went back over my face with cold water. My skin felt a lot softer and there wasn't any sign of redness or irritation. I also noticed a reduction to the pores around my nose and cheeks, where they are at their worst.

If you prefer a rough exfoliation like me, this may not be enough on it's own but using with a scrub, I found it very effective for removing dead skin.

French Green Clay Mini Pore Refiner Sponge Green Clay is known for purifying and detoxifying. It gets rid of impurities and is used to treat congested skin, acne, cellulite, sprains, cuts, and infections.

I used this sponge on my T zone as I suffer from spots in the summer months. I used this sponge with the Alba Botanical Acne Deep Pore Wash and applied in circular motions. After a few days, I did notice a difference and my spots were reduced and less angry. I have continued this routine and have seen a great improvement. 

Konjac Facial Puff Sponge With Green Tea - This full sized sponge has added Green tea which is known to improve skin complexion and it helps flush out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes and scars and reduces inflammation. It even improves the skin elasticity making it a great anti ageing ingredient.

I haven't used this sponge as much as the other two, purely because I'm happy with the routine I have with the mini sponges. I use this to cleanse my already make up free face and neck in the bath without any cleanser, soaking it in my Magnesium salt bath water. Magnesium is good for everything so why not! I find it more of a gentle cleanse than the mini sponges and a great choice for more sensitive skin days.

I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the sponges I tried and my favourite has to be the Mini Red Clay. I've always used cotton pads or just my hands to wash my face and this has massively stepped up my skincare routine. By switching over to a Konjac Sponge from cotton pads, you'll also be helping out the environment as these bad boys are 100% Biodegradable. 

You can shop The Konjac Sponge Company's full range here.

This post contains PR samples. The above products have been tried and tested over a course of 2 months. My opinions are honest.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Ooh these sponges seem really interesting! Never heard of these before but definitely seem cool :)
    Jemma | DORKFACE

    1. They are definitely worth trying, it's changes my skincare routine for the better :) x

  2. I really want to try these out. Especially the red clay one. Great review x

    1. Thanks so much, let me know your thoughts if you try it :) x