I've had a couple of these Soap and Glory shower puffs now, both received in gift sets. I don't normally buy shower puffs myself because I do find at Christmas and birthdays I often get sets with them in, so I always seem to have a supply.
If you haven't used this type of product, it is essentially nylon netting which is tied in the middle to create a ball. The Soap and Glory ones are tied with a loop of Soap and Glory branded ribbon which allows you to hang them up in the shower. You then use this in place of a flannel or sponge in the shower.
The Soap and Glory shower puffs stand out from other brands just because of their size. I'd say they are probably around twice the size of other brands. They are of course a baby pink colour, which fits in with other products in the range.
You may think that being a bigger size would be beneficial, but personally I find it to be a hindrance. Perhaps it's because I have quite small hands, but I do find these quite difficult to hold in the shower, as I just can't get a good grip on them.
One of the benefits of using a shower puff is that it can make your shower gel lather better, meaning you can use less of the product each time. Whilst this is the case with this one, I do find that some of the lather almost gets lost in the huge ball of netting (if that makes any sense?!) and so never quite makes its way onto my skin. The ball also takes extra rinsing to get it clean and takes longer to dry out than smaller versions. The netting used on them feels good quality and is not too scratchy on the skin.
If you buy these individually they cost £3.50 from Boots. I do think that's quite pricey, considering you can get similar (albeit smaller) products much cheaper elsewhere - ASDA for example, sell them for less than £1. If I had to buy a branded one, I'd suggest The Body Shop's version which I think cost £1.50 each.
Overall, I'm not too impressed with the Soap and Glory shower puff. The quality is fine, but it's too big and the price is too steep for what you get, so I would not recommend it.
I usually have a couple of shower flowers (puffs, scrubs, scrunchies, bath lillies etc) in my toiletries draw as I can get quite paranoid if I think someone else has used my shower flower. Up until recently I was using a FCUK shower flower but when I thought someone else had used it I had to get my last shower flower out which is this Soap & Glory one. The shower flower cost me £3.50 from Boots, which is very expensive for a shower flower considering they can be brought for as little as a pound elsewhere.
A shower flower is a big ball of folded soft plastic mesh which is usually held in place in the middle with some ribbon or plastic cord. The shower flower will usually have a loop of cord or ribbon which is handy for hanging it up to dry or to slip over your hand to ensure you don't drop it while having a good wash. In the case of the Soap & Glory shower flower there is a loop of ribbon with the words Soap & Glory written on it. The loop is large enough for me to slip my hand in and to also hang it up to dry.
The shower flower from Soap & Glory is a lovely shade of pink, typical of the other Soap & Glory products. The shower flower is larger and more compact than cheaper shower flowers and does seem better quality than others I have used in the past.
Using a shower flower is very similar to using a sponge or flannel in that you put a small amount of shower gel or what ever bath or shower product you are using and then roll the shower flower around in your palms and lots of lovely soft bubbles are produced with which you can clean yourself.
The soap & glory shower flower produces masses of bubbles using only a small amount of product. The shower flower is great for washing with. The plastic mesh gently exfoliates and cleans the skin while you wash.
After using the shower flower just rinse it out under the shower or tap and hang it up to dry.
I have been using my new shower flower for a couple of weeks now and it is still in great condition. As long as no one else uses it I can see myself getting six months to a year of use out of it. I have heard of people washing shower flowers in the washing machine, I don't see the point of doing this as they are relatively cheap and can easily be replaced when they are looking a little tatty.
When my shower flowers have seen better days I will usually save them to clean the bathroom with. They do a really good job.
I initially thought £3.50 was a lot to pay for a shower flower but after a couple of weeks of use I feel that the price is justified. The shower flower is nice and chunky and the folds of mesh stay together well. Cheaper shower flowers do not seem to have as much mesh and start to come loose after a few uses and need replacing after a few months.
I will happily buy another Soap & Glory shower flower for my toiletries draw as back up in case someone else uses mine.
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I bought one of these recently as a treat to myself and I loved it!!! I saw it in my local boots store. I had not noticed them before my friend had told me about it because she knows I love the soap and glory products.
The puff is basically a ball of fluff.
It can be used either in the shower or bath. It is really gentle on your skin.
I suffer from exzema and find loofah too rough on my skin so I hoped this would be a bit nicer to my skin and I was so happy it was.
When I first used it for the first time I was in the bath. I poured a bit of my soap and glory shower gel onto it and began to rub it onto my skin. I was really surprised by how much more than normal the gel lathered up it really did make a big difference.
My skin felt so much smoother than normal after I had used it. My skin felt like it had been exfoliated aswell as cleaned so it was a bonus. It comes with a little strap on it so you can hang it up in the bathroom which is good so it doesn't get lost. I was surprised by how cheap it was. I paid just over £3 for mine which I thought was very reasonable compared to some of the other soap and glory products.
My kids love using it because of how much the shower gel lathers up my daughter especially seems to find it really entertaining.
I have some lovely friends who know I like ths soap and glory products, and I often get at least one of the large gift sets for Christmas/Birthday (my birthday is New Years Day so I often get 1 large present than 2 smaller ones). One of the gift sets that I received contained this shower puff.
Soap and Glory was the brainchild of Marcia Kilgore , who also is behind the Bliss Spa in New York. The quirky names, the pink retro packaging have all helped to make the brand a success.
For those who are unsure what a shower puff is, it is a large mesh ball, which when you add your shower gel, it lathers it up, and also makes it easier to apply your shower gel. I also find I use less shower gel when I use it with a shower puff. It's also slightly exfoliating, as the mesh has a slightly rough texture. I have been using shower puffs for years, and actually miss mine when I am on holiday/away somewhere without it!
This one is slightly larger than most that I have used. Most fit in my hand, but this one is a lot bigger. It also has quite tightly woven mesh around it, which I find is also a problem as I find it's harder to get shower gel to lather up. I do have quite small hands though, so maybe someone with bigger hands would have a easier time with this.
Admittedly mine just sits in the bathroom looking pretty as it's just too big for me to use effectively. I do love the bright pink colour, but it's more decorative than functional in my opinion.
For anyone that is still interested in buying one, they are available at Boots for £3.50, or free if you buy 2 higher priced items on their 3 for 2 offers.
Soap & Glory Shower Puff
Shower puffs are something that has crept in to shower accessories in the last ten years or so. I didn't know what they were initially and it was my daughter who explained them to me. I had always used the old fashioned natural loofahs which are the dried out 'skeleton' of a fruit from a bush grown in the tropics and as such have a limited life when used in bathrooms.
These are really a roll of nylon netting sewn into ball shape and because of the netting fabric and the fact that the netting is textured they make gentle scrubbers or ex foliating sponges. They do a similar job to that of a loofah but because they are nylon rather than a natural product they stay cleaner and fresher longer than loofahs I have found.
I have to admit that this is an item I never would have specifically purchased from Soap& Glory as I think they are grossly overpriced but this came snuck in one of my boxes that I got given and waste not want not I decided I was happy to use this one. I usually buy a non branded one from Wilcos or Superdrug as I find they are just as good and certainly a lot cheaper than this Soap & Glory one and it does the same job as far as I can see.
The shower puffs do vary in size and consistence and some are pretty thin and mean looking. This Soap& Glory one is a pretty good sized one with plenty of netting so pretty thick too but not so amazingly thick that I would rush to replace it as I have been perfectly happy with the other much cheaper ones I have used.
I find it lathers up well with a bit of shower gel or soap and once the scrubber is lathered up it easily glides over my body gently scrubbing off dead skin cells and leaving my skin feeling tingly, clean and with the skin stimulated so that cellulite is less likely to settle on my thighs, or at least no more than is already there.
I use the nylon rope thingie on the scrubber and I hang this from the shower control or tap. This way it dries well and doesn't get smelling sitting in a damp pool of soggy soapy water.
My husband cannot see the point of these and no matter how often I explain the idea he thinks they are a waste of time and money. They are not usually very expensive and last absolutely ages so hardly a major investment in my view.
They look quite attractive hanging from the tap and certainly a lot more attractive than the old natural loofah that I used to use. This S&G one comes in a dull pinkish colour similar to the S&G signature colour so no choice here to try and choose a colour that goes with your bathroom or accessories.
I have found is that once you find this is not so attractive or effective on your body then I use mine as bath cleaners. They work really well with or without any bath cleaner so saves on the amount of cleaner needed. The only thing you need to be careful about is keeping the old one somewhere away from where the new one is so that no mistake is made as to which you use on your body.
The S&G one was one of the first ones I used of these but I don't find them any better or worse that other cheaper ones. If one comes in a gift box I am happy to use it but I wouldn't waste the extra money on looking to replace this S&G one as the others work just as well.
I have one S&G one hanging from my tap and one old Superdrug one tucked out of the way for bath cleaning too. They are so efficient and usually quite cheap and look okay in the bathroom too
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Over the years I have been using the Soap & Glory Shower Puffs often. I personally have never bought one for individually for the RRP of £3.50 which I don't mind admitting to finding a little on the pricey side but I have received alot of them in Soap & Glory gift sets I have either bought for myself when reduced after Christmas or I have received these in with gift sets my parents have bought me.
What Is A Shower Puff?:
Well its to wash with! Dampen/wet it and squeeze some shower gel/cream or rub soap onto it and rub it over your body and get clean and its meant to gently exfoliate you too!
The Soap & Glory Shower Puff:
Well its large and thick and bright pink. Its rather thick and made from a net material that isn't one bit scratchy and in fact feels quite soft to the touch. It has a hanging section to it which is basically a hoop of cream material with Soap & Glory written on it in black lettering so it looks nice and it is girly.
I use mine with the Soap & Glory Shower Cream I own at the moment. It lathers up quickly and is comfortable to hold and to use. With cheaper items such as this I have found them to fall apart all to easily but this really is good quality and very robust and once a week because it is meant to exfoliate my dead skin I bung it in a cool wash to keep it hygienic and had no issues at all with doing that.
All in all I really do like this shower puff. Like I say it is good quality and wears very well indeed and one lasts me months. It doesn't hurt or feel uncomfortable to use and it does help me get clean and to keep my skin in good condition and nice and smooth though I am never gonna pay £3.50 for one of these and hope that they always come in the gift sets I get for Christmas!
Available from Boots.
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For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive one of the large Soap and Glory gift sets which along with some great products also included this. Although I didn't actually need a new one, not long after Christmas, I replaced the one I already had with this and began to use.
To buy the product individually, it currently costs £3.50 and is available from Boots, in store and online, what I do like about the range is that it is quite often on offer, whether that be 3 for 2 or buy one, get one half price. You can also pick up Soap and Glory products on Amazon and EBay but the prices are sometimes a little random and quite a bit more than the RRP.
When it comes to having a wash, I do prefer using a puff, I feel a lot more 'polished' and cleaned when I have used one of these as opposed to using a normal sponge. This is slightly bigger and 'fuller' than the normal versions I purchase, by fuller it feels like there is a lot more netting, overall I feel this gives it a bit of an expensive feel.
I find that the puff absorbs the water up really easily and due because this is quite a decent size, I only have to apply a small about of shower gel and rub slightly for it to work up a good lather. It puff rubs against my skin easily, giving it a good clean, without feeling harsh or scratching my skin. The puff has a hoop of material attached so that it can easily be hung up when not using, but I also prefer puffs that have material hoops as again, they don't scratch against my skin. Although my daughter normally uses a soft sponge in the bath, there have been occasions where she has had a shower and we have used this on her, again, the softness of the netting meant it was quite gentle on her skin.
One of the best things about this puff is the colour, it is a nice bright pink and I have found that this hasn't faded or discoloured over time either. I have found that the puff has started to un-ravel or tear over time so it is wearing quite well too.
Overall, this is a good puff, but because of the price to buy individually, I would have to knock some stars of and therefore, this would only get 4 out of 5 stars from me.
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Over the years I have various shower puffs that have come with smelly sets that I have been purchased. I currrently have three Soap and Glory shower puffs in my house at the moment though and this is my review of that particular one!
First of all when I received the Soap and Glory shower puff I was amazed at the size of it compared to those from the likes of the body shop for example! I mean this shower puff is at least double the size of those and possibly even a bit bigger than that!
The shower puff is made from a pink netting type material and immediately I think as you look at it it looks like a Soap and Glory product and fits in really well with the brand. It has a cream coloured ribbon with the Soap and Glory name on it and this is a really handy little feature because you can hang it on your taps or wherever in your bathroom when it isn't being used. The netting material is really full and thick and it just feels like a really good quality product as it is solid and well made.
In use all you need to do is add some shower gel to the puff and then wash your body with it. The netting material in the puff makes the shower gel really lather up and I always feel as though I am getting a bit more out of my shower products when I use this puff. You don't need much product to get a good lather either which I think makes it an economical product to use as well! I find that the shower gel is easily washed out of the puff too although it does take a little bit longer to do this that with the smaller ones because obviously this is a bigger product and you have to expect that!
The netting material in this puff helps to slightly exfoliate the skin and so my skin feels nice and soft after I have used this product. I love the way that the shower puff just really soaps up my body with ease. I find that these shower puffs last really well too and don't fall apart like some of the smaller ones that I have had from cheap sets in the past. The only thing is that these shower puffs cost £3.50 and I am not sure that it is three or four times better than the cheaper ones that you can buy in the supermarkets and such like. I can't say I would go out and buy one of these on their own but as they come with many of the Soap and Glory sets I seem to find myself with plenty of them anyway!
I do think that this is a really good quality shower puff which makes my skin nice and soft when I use it. I like the size of it as I find I have plenty to hold on to when I use it and I find it harder to use the smaller ones now after using this one! One will last me six months or so and I think that is a sign of good quality to be honest and so this is a Soap and Glory product that I do recommend.
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Im a big fan of soap and glory products and most of the toiletries I own are soap and glory. I received this shower puff as part of a set along with other bath products but it can be bought on its own for around £3.50 in boots.
This puff is bigger than any puff ive ever used before and is also very soft, which means I don't scratch my body when im trying to wash it. Its very simple to use all you need to do is wet the puff and add one squirt of a shower gel of your choice, then you need to rub this into your body and you will find that it lathers up very well and one squirt will be enough to cover your whole body, the only problem I have with it is after I have used it there is still a bit of product left in the puff even if I use less shower gel so I think it would be better if the puff was slightly smaller but still as soft and pampering.
I would use this product again but only if it was on offer, I wouldn't be willing to pay £3.50 for it.
After receiving this shower puff as a gift from a friend with some other soap and glory products, I will never buy another brand of shower puff again! I couldn't believe how expensive it was though when I went to replace it, at £3.50, it isn't cheap! I know £3.50 isn't a lot of money, but it is for a shower puff! I used to use the body shop shower puffs at £2 each, and I thought they were expensive! However this shower puff is worth every penny, and I will continue to purchase it. Soap and Glory do have 3 for 2 offers running all the time, but this body puff is not in there offer!
This is a lovely pale pink colour, it looks nice and girly and I love the colour of it. It is a big full shower puff, bigger than most cheap supermarket ones. I think it is so worth paying extra for a better shower puff, you seem to get such a better lather and just feel so much cleaner!
This shower puff feels really thick and spongy in your hands, but does feel really soft on your skin. It doesn't feel in the slightest bit scratchy, it feels really smooth when rubbing your skin, and it lathers up so well, although as the puff is so big, I find I have to use slightly more shower gel to fill the whole puff up with a good lather.
It does take a while to rinse the soap out, due to the size, but you never have to reapply any shower gel as you get so much soap on the actual puff as it is so big. I replace mine after a month, but only for hygiene reasons, as I like to get a new clean puff every month. It never needs replacing, it doesn't look grubby or worn out, it has never fallen apart either, it looks as good as new. The loop feels strong too, although the shower puff is so light, it isn't holding much weight when it is hung up so I can't see it ever breaking.
I would definitely recommend anyone try this shower puff, it is so lovely to use in the shower, especially with a soap and glory shower gel, I will definitely carry on buying this as long as it is out!
My friends and family know I love Soap and Glory products so I usually end up with quite a few presents from the range over the Christmas period. This year I did really well and in one of my gift bags was this really handy and nice looking shower puff.
A shower puff is basically a mesh ball of fabric that you apply shower gel to in your bath or shower and the fabric makes it lather up much better than it would on just your skin or in your hands. Then, the shower gel stays in the balled up piece of mesh and you are able to practically clean your whole body with just one squeeze of the shower gel.
Soap and Glory say, "Love a bit of a scrub? Try our Soap & GloryTM Shower Puff. It's big, it's pink, it's super fun. Use with Soap & Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel for super smooth sexy skin!" I love the way Soap and Glory advertise all their products, with a bit of a wicked side but quite kitch and girly and old fashioned and fun.
I have used other shower puffs in the past but what I like about this particular one is that its' really full and big and contains a lot of mesh material. Its quite a big puff so you really can do your whole body with just a little bit of product. As soon as I pour shower gel on it I like to run it under the water and give it a bit of a squeeze so the soap really gets all over it and you can see it foaming with lots of bubbles. Some other puffs you get are quite thin and sparse but this is lovely and chunky and actually quite soft on my skin too although you can really feel it working to smooth out my skin and exfoliate it a bit when I rub it over my body.
The shower puff is a lovely bright pink colour which is very in keeping with the other products in the Soap and Glory line. It has a little fabric hook on it as well which has the Soap and Glory trademark on it. The hook is really handy because after I have used it I can hang it up in my shower and it dries out really nicely that way and so far I have no mould or mildew growing on it which is great.
You can buy the shower puff separately from Boots and it costs £3.50.
My mum made me up a hamper for the Christmas 2011, she knows I love all sorts of different bath products so bought lots of individual bits and pieces instead of just one lousy gift set. One of things included in my hamper was this Soap and Glory body puff.
The body puff is quite large, I'm used to stores own brand puffs and this Soap and Glory one is definitely quite a bit bigger. The size of the puff means that it still gives off a decent amount of lather if only a small drip of product is used. The amount of lather produced is more than stores own brands. The downside to the size of the puff means that it is quite difficult to keep a good grip on it, especially when it is full of foamy wash. It is quite heavy when it is wet so using it isn't a particularly nice experience even with the loop to be able to hold.
The puff is made from a lot of netting, I've been using this puff for a couple of months now and the netting is starting to come away slightly, I don't think it will be long before it is good for the bin. The netting has a nice feel to it. When rubbing it over my body I don't feel any kind of scratchy sensations as I have with other body puffs which is nice.
There is a loop attached to the body puff so that you can hold the puff from this when in use. However, I don't think using the loop adds any kind of strength when washing with the heavy puff. It is handy for storage and I simply hang the loop over my bath tap to allow the body puff to dry out.
The Soap and Glory body puff retails for around the £3.50 mark. I think this is way too expensive for what it is. As said previously, I'm used to buying stores own brands for around the £1 mark and they have a much better quality and are easy to use so I don't think I'll be buying this puff myself.
Written August 2012
I squeal with delight every Christmas when I receive a soap and glory chiffon set, because 1. I think they're fantastic and 2. I can't afford them for myself! This year I received the shower kit complete with FOAM CALL shower cream, BUTTER YOURSELF body butter, PULP FRICTION body scrub, a hair towel and a shower puff. Now, I love good quality products especially when it comes to my personal hygiene but there are some products that you can buy and they are just as good as the more expensive ones yet they are a fraction of the price, so was this the case with soap and glory's shower puff?
I prefer to use shower puffs rather than sponges or cloths so immediately I grabbed all my new goodies and jumped in the shower. Using the shower puff is relitately easy, I just applied some shower gel to the puff and rubbed onto my skin in circular motions and the netting in the puff helps create a nice lather, making attending to personal hygiene a quicker and more enjoyable experience (well I think so anyway!) the Soap and Glory shower puff is an attractive girly pink colour and really brightens up my shower. It's medium sized and has a thin strip of ribbon which makes hanging it up easy or if you want to wrap it around your fingers while cleaning yourself. The puff itself helps exfoliate and take care of my skin, and after I use a shower puff I always feel nice and clean when I come out the shower.
Sounds good so far, doesn't it? Having said all that, I don't think there is a massive difference between the usually priced £3.50 Soap and Glory shower puff to the own brand shower puffs found in any supermarket/shop priced at £1 or under. To me, I feel that I am just paying for the brand and not a higher quality product and I don't think I would recommend this product unless you really don't mind paying more for a product that does the same job as something a fraction of its price!
I always use a shower puff in the shower, and have done for years. They make my shower products go further, gently exfoliate the skin and just feel nice!
So what's a puff?
To those of you that have never come across a shower puff before, they are simply some fine netting, with a slightly plasticky feel, that has been scrunched together in the centre to create a ball shape. It then usually has a loop of string or ribbon so you can hang it up in the shower. All you do is squirt a bit of your normal shower gel or cream onto the shower puff before applying it to the skin. It is designed to increase the amount of lather you get from your shower gel, and help to gently exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells.
What's this one like?
I received this as part of a Soap and Glory giftset a while back, however you can buy this from Boots on its own. It will cost you £3.50 - you'll also get 12 Boots Advantage Card points with your purchase. And at the time of typing, the Soap and Glory range is part of a three for two offer
As this is a Soap and Glory product it is of course pink, as is the packaging of the majority of this range. It has a white ribbon on it that has the name of the range on it, and you can hang the puff up by this ribbon if you wish. In general, it looks like pretty much any other shower puff, except that it is quite a bit bigger than others I have used.
Getting scrubbed up
I use this as I would any shower puff. I squirt a bit of my usual shower product onto the puff and rub it onto damp skin using circular motions. It does feel nice on the skin - not too rough, not too soft, and as if it is giving the circulation a bit of a boost. After use, skin feels soft and smooth and I do think this puff helps to give the skin some gentle exfoliation.
In summary ...
This shower puff is perfectly good - it helps keep skin soft and smooth, and it's pleasant to use in the shower. However, I think it is overpriced - you can buy shower puffs for around a pound, and the other one I have from the Body Shop is only £1.50 and it is just as good as this one. Although it is a little larger than others I have used, this adds nothing to the product, and in fact I actually prefer the slightly smaller puffs as they fit more comfortably in my hand.
So it's three stars from me - there is nothing wrong with it but I would suggest you buy a cheaper version as it is nothing special!
I got this puff, like most people, in a Soap & Glory Gift set for christmas but it is usually sold for £3.50. I was excited to use it as I love Soap & Glory products and loved how massive and girly it looked!
The puff is about twice the size of other puffs on the market and a lot thicker, most puffs are quite filmsy which allow for an easy grip and good scrub. Because this Soap and Glory Puff is so compact and large it is extremely hard to get a good grip to achieve a proper good clean. I found it would either slip out of my hands or just move about when I put even the tiniest amount of pressure on when rubbing my skin. Even without these problems I personally found the material used a bit too soft got my liking as I like harsh scrubbers or puffs, the material used doesn't differ much from other puffs. It is that soft plastic fishnetty type stuff that gets scrunched together in a ball to create the shape, this is probably perfect for people with soft or sensitive skin though.
Being so large you end up using far too much of your bodywash as it takes ages to lather up into it and is time consuming rinsing it out too. The puff holds a lot of water which can take long while to dry out between washes, this mixed with being hard to rinse means it won't last long as it is likely to take on an unpleasent smell probably.
The only other thing that makes this puff stand out against others is the ribbon handle is printed with the Soap and Glory name along it. This ribbon is fairly long so it is easy to hand anywhere, it is also quite durable which is great as the puff picks up a lot of water and any that doesn't come out straight away is going to weigh it down.
I've seen other reviews saying they wouldn't buy this puff again because you are mostly paying for the brand name, I think is true but I think you can also see the money is well spent as the puff is very well made, using good material, it's just far too large to actually use! The biggest design flaw is the most important one which is being able to use it, I don't think even people with fairly big hands would be able to cope very well using this. Men probably could but I doubt they're going to use a big pink puff in the shower!
I would buy this again if it were smaller which I'm sure would also make it cheaper and hopefully Soap and Glory will do this one day. Instead, for now, I can recommend the Soap & Glory Hand mitts or just keep to the fairly priced supermarkets that can actually be used!