“ Brand: Benefit / Type: Body Exfoliator / What it does: Cleanses, „
Benefit Wonder Mitt:
In my quest to loose weight and get fit I am trying various ways to keep my skin in tip top condition and nice and elastic to avoid stretch marks etc. I remembered seeing some Benefit cream, (Jiggle Gel, I think), and thought I would try it. I ended up purchasing the equivalent Soap and Glory product instead as it was a lot cheaper but I did still get a Wonder Mitt to exfoliate and help reduce cellulite.
The Wonder Mitt is a big green mitt with a terry cloth side and a 'loofah' side. The terrycloth side is has a sponge underneath so any shower gel, body wash or soap you may use with it will foam up nicely and produce a good lather. I am certain that the 'loofah' side is plastic. There is a ribbed, elasticated cuff to the mitt which keeps it on your hand. It is plenty big enough and is nice and stretchy too. There is also a hanging loop so you can hang this in your bathroom to dry.
The packaging is convenient; there is a cardboard sleeve around the mitt with all the Benefit blurb and branding and this can be recycled once you have read it. It all comes in a resealable, durable plastic pouch that closes with a popper which makes travelling with this a doddle without getting anything else wet. Just remember to dry this out as much as possible or it may go musty or mouldy.
To keep mine clean I rinse it through in a weak solution of washing powder, rinse it a couple of times and then hang it out to dry.
The most annoying thing about this mitt is the huge label felt it needed! It gets in the way a bit when you use the loofah side but it is really not a major thing and you could always unpick it or snip it off.
Like I said earlier the terrycloth side produces a good lather and according to Benefit it is "perfect for cleansercising" your skin on a daily basis. The loofah side is very tough! It is definitely for those who really need to stimulate their skin and get rid of a huge amount of dead skin too! I would suggest using a gentle hand or you will end up bright red and a little sore.
I use the terrycloth side whenever I wash now either in the bath or the shower and I use the loofah side weekly to get rid of any dead skin and make my moisturiser extra effective that day.
Since using I have seen an improvement in my skin especially my legs and my backside. They are smoother and softer now and the skin is nice and taught.
At £9.00 this is little expensive but I definitely think it is worth it and would recommend it to anyone with a lot of dry skin and who likes a tough exfoliater. I guess it would also save money as well as you can use your normal cleansing product with this to exfoliate instead of using a separate product.
A stimulating & cleansing mitt with scrubbies on one side and comforting terrycloth on the other /