Product Type: Boots Bath / Shower
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Boots Exfoliating Gloves
Member Name: norton501
Boots Exfoliating Gloves
Advantages: Cheaper than constant buying of Body Scrubs
Disadvantages: May stretch or fall apart? Or I could be being cynical.
As I seem to go through quite a lot of body scrub products like St Ives apricot scrub and thought that I am actually spending quite a lot of money over a year on body scrubs- I thought it may be cheaper to get an exfoliator rather than to keep forking out £4.80 for a body scrub. I used to have some exfoliating gloves a few years ago from Avon and I cannot remember what happened to them, so I knew these things existed.
I went to Boots as it seems to stock pretty much everything health and beauty-wise, however random, and was pleased to find a nice plain pair of exfoliating gloves for a very modest £2.50. They also stock patterned gloves for the more expensive £4 and I saw they sell Soap and Glory gloves for £4 too but I was happy to just go with the plain £2.50 pair to see how I got on- this was a budgetting exercise after all.
When I got home and decided to have a relaxing shower, I remembered to use my gloves- they feel a bit funny when you put them on as they are quite scratchy on the outside- and it feels odd wearing gloves in the shower. They make your hands feel super warm (to go with the hot water in the shower..). You are supposed to rub your skin in little circular movements to buff your dead skin cells away to give your skin a nice glow. So I gave this a go.
My skin felt refreshed when I was doing this. I have tried to exfoliate by LIGHTLY using a scrubbing brush on my skin but this is a bit risky as you can get scratches and it makes your skin feel ice cold so I stopped doing this. As it does sound a bit crazy..the gloves are designed for exfoliating. I found the gloves easy to use and as you are not holding a brush or an exfoliator there is nothing to drop so these may be good for people who have bad backs.
I can imagine they are much better to use when you are having a bath as you can just sit there and exfoliate instead of multi tasking in the shower before the hot water runs out! After a few uses, I found these do take ages to dry after you have used them and when you are taking the gloves off it is like taking off a wet heavy item of clothing! They stretch and go all baggy when you try to take them off. So far they have returned to their same size but I can see how they may not last too long before mine get holes in them. I will update my review in a few months to let you know if they have fallen apart. But for £2.50 if they save me any money on bosy scrubs then I will be happy.
I did feel as if I had had a good scrub when I got out of the shower and would recommend these. I would say buy the cheap ones as I am cynically expecting these to go all stretched and baggy and eventually fall apart. But the patterned pair I saw would make a pretty addition to your bathroom. My skin felt smoother when I got out of the shower and applied my usual body lotion so I am happy with the result.
Summary: Good alternative to buying body scrubs.
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