Konjac Sponge

Used for centuries in Japan

The Source

Konjac sponges are the ultimate must have in your vegan-friendly and sustainable beauty routine. Made from the edible konjac root powder called glucomannan, it has been used for centuries in Japan in skincare and food.

These super moist sponges gently exfoliate and remove impurities without damaging your skin, leaving your skin baby soft and glowing.

Hush Botanicals’ Konjac sponges are handmade in Japan in the Gunma Prefecture, famous for its spring water and beautiful mountains – perfect conditions for growing the best konjac.

Gunma Prefecture, Japan

Konjac plant


100% konjac root powder…and absolutely nothing else

All our konjac sponges are;

  • 100% natural vegetable fibres
  • Gentle on all skin types
  • Biodegradable
  • Never tested on animals
  • Vegan
  • Naturally sustainable
  • Environmentally Safe
  • Colouring Free
  • Additive Free
  • Non-Toxic
Whote konjac sponge

White Konjac Sponge

Fine plant fibres gently cleanse away dirtand dead skin revealing healthy, clean and clear skin. Recommended for individuals with sensitive skin, eczema and all skin types.

Black konjac sponge

Black Konjac Sponge

Made with added Binchotancharcoal which is anatural anti-oxidant.The absorptive action of the charcoal powder draws dirt and excess sebum out of pores, making the black sponge ideal for oily skin or someone who is prone to spots, blackheads and outbreaks.

How to Use

Konjac sponges are suitable for use on all skin types.

  • Step 1.

    Soak sponge in warm water until sponge gets soft and expands.

  • Step 2.

    Gently squeeze excess water by pressing between your palms(never wring out your sponge as it can damage the fibres). Apply a gentle cleanser if desired. Your Konjac sponge can be used with or without cleanser.

  • Step 3.

    Rinse sponge thoroughly after use and gently squeeze out water. Hang to air dry away from direct heatand sources of water.

As this konjac sponge is completely preservative free and pure, it can be stored in a container in the fridge to make the sponge last longer.

Frequently asked questions

How long does a konjac sponge last?
Hush Botanical’s konjac sponges are made using 100% food grade Konjac Powder, is preservative free, colour free and chemical free. For this reason, these konjac sponges usually lasts about one to two months with proper use and storage.

How should I look after my Konjac Sponge?
After use, always remember to rinse your sponge well then gently squeeze out the excess water by squeezing flat betweenyour palms(never squeezetoo hard or wring your spongeas it will break the internal fibres of the sponge). Hang your sponge up in a dry place away from direct heat and sources of water. The konjac sponge can also be stored in a container in the fridge after rinsing to prolong its usage.Don’t use your sponge to remove make up, always remove make up first before cleansing your face with your sponge.

How long does it last if I use it every day?
We recommend replacing your sponge with a new one every month after everyday use. Although, with proper care, sponges can last a little longer. Discard sponges with mould growth or if the sponge has started to break apart.

Is it true that konjac sponge can be thrown away in the garden?
Definitely. Don’t throw yours in the bin instead put itin your compost heap or straight in your garden. As Hush Botanicals’ konjac sponges are 100% plant based(even the strings are cotton and will biodegrade over time).

Do I have to use soap/cleanser with my sponge?
Our konjac sponge works just as well with or without soap. When using with cleansers, avoid using ones that contain enzymes as the enzymes can break down the sponge’s fibres.

I’ve seen some konjac sponges in the shops wrapped in plastic and it is already wet and ‘spongey’ whereas Hush Botanicals’ konjac sponge is hard when I first buy it. What’s the difference?
Stay away from sponges that come already ‘wet’ and soft because they could be one of 2 things: 1) completely fake sponges not made of natural konjac fibres but just labelled as ‘konjac’ sponge, or 2) Full of chemicals and preservatives to keep the damp konjac from getting mouldy in the packaging. As natural konjac sponges are preservative-free, they come sterilised and dried to maintain their freshness and shape. It is important to rehydrate the sponge before you use and then to air dry them after use to stop mould growing on them.

Where to buy

Hush Botanicals Konjac sponges are produced in small batches in partnership with our producer in Japan. They are available at a small number of select retailers