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I regularly use a 'Shower Puff' or 'Body Puff' scrunchie in the bath and shower, as I find I am able to obtain a little gentle exfoliation to my skin during use. The most recent 'body puff' that I have been using is from Superdrug, being an own-branded product from the retailer.
If I remember correctly, there was a colour selection of three or so shades to choose from in store, which saw me selecting both a white and a blue Puff; I picked the colours which would match my bathroom colour scheme best. There is a little 'rope' attached to the puff itself, to allow it to be hung on a hook or tap quite easily.
I believe I paid around £3 for two of these Superdrug Shower Puffs as part of a promotional offer, with the usual retail price being £1.99 each. I do think this price is slightly average, although it is certainly more expensive than many of the other Shower Puffs I have purchased in the last while, most of which cost me around £1 or so from various supermarkets and drugstores. I have also had some more expensive shower puffs in the past, from actual brands such as Soap & Glory or Sanctuary, but as far as I can tell they all seem to do pretty much the same job.... Gently exfoliate the skin in the shower.
In the case of the Superdrug Puff, it is presented in a sort of 'ball' shape, with the nylon-type fabric being a sort of soft 'netting' that will exfoliate the skin gently during the cleansing process, when the Puff is used in the bath or shower. I find that some Shower Puffs are a bit scarce in terms of their 'padding' as it were, with them appearing a bit thin and meagre compared to others; some of those from more 'top-end' brands are extremely generous with their quantity of 'wadding.' I would say that the Superdrug Puff rests somewhere in the middle, as it looks and feels thick enough to be more than suitable for purpose, but certainly I have had bigger, 'fuller' puffs in the past too.
To use, I simply wet my Superdrug Puff under the hot shower and apply a little shower gel or body wash onto its 'netted' surface. I find that during the process of 'scrubbing' the Shower Puff over my body lightly, it will produce an abundance of foamy lather, and this result seems to be evident with pretty much any shower gel product that is used. I find too that the use of the Superdrug Shower Puff alongside a shower gel or body wash product will produce this result if even a small amount of shower gel is used at the same time; the 'lathering' qualities seem to occur as a result of the Shower Puff's magic, rather than the shower gel itself.
Cleansing myself with a soapy Shower Puff feels very pleasant, I have found, with the Puff's soft 'netted' fabric feeling like it is quietly exfoliating my tired skin. Whilst not being overly harsh or 'abrasive' on my dry, sensitive skin, there is something of a slightly 'rejuvenating' boost to be accomplished, or so it feels, from the use of the Superdrug Shower Puff in my morning shower, but I like the way that this pleasant feeling can be experienced without causing any aggravation to my hyper-sensitive skin.
I have found that some brands of Shower Puff will begin to fall apart quite early on, and some of them have shown significant wear and tear after only a few uses too. In the case of the Superdrug Puff, however, I have found that it has lasted quite a bit longer than some others, with there being no wear and tear noticeable to me, even though I have used the item at least once every day for the past month or so. This is proof enough to me that the Superdrug Puff is made of durable fabrics, and I certainly don't have any cause for complaint here. In addition, I have been able to wash the Superdrug Puff in the washing machine alongside my bath towels and flannels and suchlike, and I have found that it copes well enough with this practice too; true, the 'ball' shape is slightly less tight than it was at first, but other than this, there has apparently been no damage sustained to the Shower Puff from it being washed.
I am a keen recycler, so don't like unnecessary waste. For this reason, I will often try and find another use for any old or unwanted items, and my second-hand Shower Puffs are no exception to this rule, once I have finished with them. After washing them in the machine, I usually use them as sort of gentle 'scourer' balls to clean around the bathtub during my household cleaning routine; I find that the addition of a little bleach spray to the bathtub's surface works really well with the netting fabric used in a Shower Puff item, working to 'buff' up the bathtub during its cleaning routine. I can generally obtain a little further 'use' from the Puffs this way, before they are finally fit for the bin.
Taking everything into account, I don't have anything negative to report about the Superdrug Shower Puff, and it is one item that I would definitely repurchase again in the future. Based on the positive experiences obtained from the product's use, I do recommend it, and I feel an award of top marks in the product rating score is appropriate on this occasion.
I'm not a bath person and there's nothing that fills me with horror more than thinking about sitting in my own dirty water for hours on end; It's become a family joke that I haven't had a bath for years. My girls love nothing better than a luxurious soak but I can't wait to rip the bath out and have a wonderful corner shower fitted in its place. One day...
After reading reviews of all the gorgeous face masks and shower gels from Superdrug posted on here, I was initially disappointed as we don't have one locally, but often visit one on when I'm on my travels. There's no knowing where or when I would come across one though, so when a couple of kind members (Thanks Torialou and Roland Rat) messaged me a couple of weeks ago to say there was a free delivery offer, I placed a huge order of masks, shampoos, shower products and a couple of these Superdrug shower puffs. I always use these in the shower for two reasons; one being constructed from a gentle mesh material, they exfoliate the skin slightly while showering, and also they make whatever shower gel I use go further, by producing a lovely, luxurious foam.
The shower puff is what I'd call a medium size; the cheap ones from the Pound shop are much smaller and are of lesser quality, but it's nowhere near as large as the Soap and Glory branded one, which is almost the size of a melon. I find this the perfect size for using with shower gels and creams etc., as due to the size of the weave, it produces a thick cream of luxurious bubbles no matter how cheap the shower gel you use. One thing I wouldn't use it for though, is those shower polishes from the Bodyshop, as the grains get caught in the mesh, rendering its use as pointless (been there, done that, won't do it again), you might as well use an ordinary shower gel which has a lower cost.
Being a sort of nylon net/mesh sometimes you can get little tears in them over time. For me though, this is probably because I put them through the washing machine weekly and they get tangled on zips etc. I do like to think that I'm keeping it as hygienic as I can, because although we girls have our own individually coloured puff (I have the blue, Emily the purple, and Elysia is still using a pink one from the Bodyshop), I can't be sure what colour my Other Half is using. He'd think it wasn't manly enough for him own his own, but I'm sure he uses ours now and then; I wouldn't put it past him.
A sort of woven cotton rope is attached to the puff, enabling you to hang it from the taps to air dry. I do find that over time, the cotton, after becoming wet every day and the weekly spin through the washing machine (the tumble drier too on the odd occasion), that it starts to unravel, or come away totally. When I begin to see tears or the hanging rope start to fray, I usually decide it's time to buy a new one; at only £1.99 it's definitely a luxury that everyone can afford, and by using less shower products, this will pay for itself in the long run anyway.
This is a really good shower puff that I have no hesitation in recommending, especially for inveterate shower fanatics like myself. I can't fault it, so therefore I can only come to the conclusion of awarding the full five stars along with my personal recommendation.
I am very much a shower person, as having a 3 year old it doesn't leave a lot of time for flapping about taking a bath! This in turn means of course that I use predominantly shower gels as opposed to bars of soap etc and the most effective way to wash with this is of course with a shower puff!
I actually have 2 shower puffs, 1 from the Bodyshop I got in a set at christmas with lots of other goodies, and also this one from Superdrug which I purchased myself. It only costs £1.99 and seemed good quality and I have had it since before christmas and usually alternate between the two depending on which is closer to my reach in the bathroom!
The shower puff is basically a ball of mesh material, and the Superdrug one is handy as it comes with a little string handle which can be used either hooked over the wrist when washing (how my other half likes to use it) and is also ideal for hanging it up after use on hooks in the bathroom. Unfortunately my string on the superdrug shower puff has actually come off so is rendered a bit useless but I still like to use it!
The shower puff is ideal as when I pour my shower gel/cream/exfoliating body wash onto it, it lathers up really nicely and is soft and gentle to scrub all over my body, and is in general much easier to use than a flannel. It doesn't scratch nor is it rough despite the description of "mesh" not sounding so at all! One thing I would say though is that I never use my shower puff on my face only because I have suffered with skin problems in the past and *touch wood* I have never suffered with eczema on my face and I am always conscious to use gentle products on my face so will stick with face wipes and nothing more!
The shower puff is a reasonable size, in the shape of a ball and probably is the size of large-ish tennis ball. They come in a variety of colours, blue, white, pink but of course being girly I opted to purchase the pink colour! The material is a good quality, although having false nails I have started to notice a few rips and tears in the mesh here and there, but since I've had it about 8 months and used it practically daily I can't really complain for only £1.99.
Overall this is a really good shower tool I' recommend, especially for avid shower gel users like myself! It has served me well and there isn't much I can fault it on, so I give it 5 stars!
Superdrug Shower puff
These 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.
Superdrug are pretty reasonably priced and certainly a lot cheaper than the Soap & Glory one and it does the same job as far as I can see. The shower puff do vary in size and consistence and some are pretty thin and mean looking. The Superdrug one is quite a decent size and thickness and I find it lathers up well with a bit of shower gel or soap.
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.
Once I have used the scrubber it comes on a nylon rope tie and I hand this from the show control or tap. This was 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. On the subject of money these are less than a couple of quid 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 O used to use. You can get them in different colours so can choose a colour that goes with your bathroom or accessories.
Another bonus 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.
I was sceptical initially about these and how they would work but now I have one hanging from my tap and one tucked out of the way for bath cleaning too. They are so efficient and cheap and look okay in the bathroom too so top marks for a simple and efficient scrubber.
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Superdrug shower puff
One item that I always have in my bathroom is a shower puff, it provides a lovely gentle daily skin exfoliation and it makes all my rather expensive shower gels go that little bit longer. Simply put a shower puff is a bunched up mesh like material that when used with shower gel creates a nice abundance of lather, much more than you would ever get with a typical face or wash cloth. In my opinion a good shower puff will make any shower far more enjoyable as well as saving you money because you really do need to use less shower gel than you would otherwise to get a lot of lovely lather.
The Superdrug shower puff is a fairly standard shower puff, which is approximately the size of my hand and comes in a variety of colours. I currently own a blue Superdrug shower puff but I have also previously owned the shower puff in both pink and white. It does also have a small little rope attachment which is great for hanging it up to dry in between uses.
If you are interested you can pick up a Superdrug shower puff for around £2 from the majority of Superdrug stores that I have been in. It is a little more expensive than some supermarket brands but I have found that the Superdrug shower puff does last for quite a while before it begins to unravel and look a little tatty. The last one I had was in my bathroom for well over a month of daily usage before I decided to replace it for a newer fresher shower puff.
From me the shower puff gets the full five out of five star rating because it really is a nice addition to any shower. I would also highly recommend the Superdrug shower puff and it will certainly be something that I will buy again in the future.
Definitely a must have!
In need of a loofah, i went to super drug and picked this pink one up simple because it looked cute! I got home, gave it a good scrubbing before I used it and just like any other body puff/loofah, it worked perfectly. Its been a few weeks since I bought it and its still as good as new. it hasn't come apart or anything. I don't see why I should ever buy an expensive on when the drugstore brand is much cheaper and does the job I need it to do. I would recommend this to anyone who is in need of a loofah. Although I do prefer my body brush, I feel like it is too harsh to use everyday where as a loofah is gentle enough for daily use. I love it. It was under a pound, and I can't complain!
I was glad I found a pink one, it dresses up my white bathroom nicely and adds just the right amount of color. Along with a pink towel and a pink toothbrush, I really like it!!!
For Christmas I received a basket of all various pink bath accessories including shower gels, body washes, a towel and one of the items was Superdrugs Pink Shower Puff. For a long while I was never really into shower puffs when in the bath as I found they didn't really hold a lot of water or the shower gel however I decided to use my new pink one and got on really well using it. I have since bought another one.
The Superdrug Shower Puffs do not actually come in any sort of packaging, there is a small blue and white cardboard label attached to the puff itself. The tag does not contain a huge amount of information about the product, the front of the label is pale blue with a dark blue stripe going across the middle of it, in the centre of this are the words "Body Puff" and the Superdrug log which is the outline of a small star, this is all in white making it stand out against the dark blue background. The tag is attached to the Shower Puff with a small clear plastic tag, this is a bit on the sharp side so it is important that you remove this before use to prevent scratching yourself.
The puff itself looks like a large piece of net type material folded up and tied up in the middle to make a sort of ball shape, the puff is made up of several large loops of the net material, these sit quite tight together when you first by the shower puff, however after several uses the fabric does start to stretch slightly which after a while increases the size of the puff. The whole thing is tied together to keep the loops of fabric in place with a piece of cord in the same bright pink colour, this is left slightly longer to create a small loop which you can use to hang the shower puff up with should you wish to.
The shower puff is obviously used for washing and also gentle exfoliation, I did think the puff was going to be a bit on the rough side when I first saw it but it is actually quite soft to touch and gentle on your skin. The first time I used the shower puff I squeezed a small amount of shower gel onto it and lathered it up and then rub the puff over my skin, whilst it is not as soft as a regular sponge it was gentle on my skin, the slight roughness of the puff helps to exfoliate the skin and after using it my skin does feel a little smoother. As I have said in the past some shower puffs I have found do not hold any water or shower gel and it all washes through the net fabric instantly, however with Superdrugs Shower Puff I did not have this problem, the shower gel stayed put on/ inside the puff allowing me to wash all over my body without having to reapply more shower gel, and also whilst the puff does not hold as much water as a regular sponge it did hold considerably more water than others I have used in the past allowing me to easily and quickly rinse the soap from my skin.
Superdrugs Shower Puff is a bargain and only costs £1.79 so it is not too much to have to pay out when it needs replacing. I found my first Superdrug Shower Puff (I am on my second now) last extremely well, considering it got used every single day of the week it lasted me several months and I have literally only just had to replace it, and that was because one day when I picked it up to use the whole think came unravelled and I was left with a large, long piece of pink net, I did have a go a putting it back together but it just wasn't going to work, however I had been so pleased with it that I brought exactly the same one the next day.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Superdrug Shower Puff, personally I now prefer it to a regular sponge, I like the way it exfoliates my skin at the same time was washing without being too harsh, after using it my skin really does feel clean and fresh. The puff is very cheap to buy and hardwearing considering the amount of use it gets. It is now a must have for me in the bathroom.