For years now I have always chosen to use a shower puff. For me, having a shower and using a shower gel or an exfoliator is difficult and just not as good without one if these puffs. Yes there are sponges, mitts and flannels but to me these soak up quite a lot of my shower product and results in quite a lot of wastage.
A shower puff is made up of plastic netting type mesh material. The mesh seems to circle around itself and the amount of mesh to me seems to determine whether the puff is thick or thin.
This shower puff is sold by Tesco for £1 and is available in a few different colours including pink, purple, aqua and white. I get few a fair few shower puffs and tend to pay between £1 - £2 on them so for me the price point seems to be about right.
Using this shower puff I squeeze a decent amount of shower gel onto it and then use the puff to rub the shower gel in. Depending on the gel used I can get quite a lather going with this technique. My puff seems really nice and thick and I never feel like it is unsubstantial or that I am reaching the middle part of the puff. I like the texture of this puff as it doesn't aggravate my skin and make it sore, yet, I feel I can really scrub away and get clean and rid of any dry skin using this product.
My current Tesco puff is the aqua blue colour. I like the blue as it is a medium soft colour. My puff has a rope loop attached which for me is handy as it means that when I have finished using it I can hang if off of my shower. It also has a little suction sucker so you could stick it to a tiled wall but I have had no need to try this bit out. This morning I went to Tesco and fancied a change a bought a white puff which I plan to start using straight away.
My last puff has lasted about 2-3 months now and I can tell it is getting near the end of its life with me as the mesh seems to be getting loose and it will not be long until it starts unravelling.
In comparison to other puffs that I have bought this one is good. It is nice and thick and 2-3 months is a decent length of time for one of these to last with me scrubbing away with it. As a result, yes I recommend this product.
I hadn't come across body puffs until several years ago and I wasn't sure of the concept at first, I thought they were a bit odd but now that I have one I find it great and much prefer it to using a flannel or a sponge.
I bought this Puff for £1 from Tesco in the bath section. There were several other colours available too but I opted for pink! I didn't think that spending £1 was too much for this item at all.
A puff is a big ball of a plastic mesh type material which is used to help wash whilst in the shower. It not only washes but exfoliates too as the various parts of the mesh makes it quite rough so it helps to remove the old skin cells. This is what makes it different from a flannel or sponge which are usually too soft to be able to have this effect. Because it is a ball of mesh it also means you can manipulate it into shape quite easily- so it will fit under your arms, between your toes...wherever you want to wash you can with this whereas with a sponge I think you may have problems getting into smaller spaces.
When you add some shower gel to this puff it will lather up amazingly and seems to ooze soap which is great it means that you can easily wash yourself without having to keep adding more soap or shower gel and that you can spread it around easily.
Because it has the mesh it isn't a particularly relaxing way to wash, instead it is more invigorating so that after you have washed with this you feel as though you have done more than just wash but you have also cleansed your skin to a certain extent too.
It comes with a rope loop which you can use to hang this over your taps or shower head which is quite useful but actually I prefer to keep this away from my bath as I don't want it to end up getting water in it when it isn't being used. A negative of these puffs is that they are really hard to actually get all of the water out of as it's quite hard to squeeze. If this is left hanging off the tap so that every time the tap is turned on it drips through this then it can quite quickly go rotten. I remember my house mate having one of these and I watched it over time turn from being white into a rather off-white dirty looking colour so I am always very careful with how I use this! Keep it away from water when you are not using it and do try to get as much water out of it as possible!
You should replace this frequently so spending £1 is reasonable. I replace mine once every 6 months to ensure that it is as hygienic as possible and so do not mind spending £1 especially as it works well too.
It is rather dense with lots of folds in it which is a good thing as it means you get good lather and also a good amount of 'roughness' to help exfoliate your skin so if you are looking at buying a puff I do recommend this one or one just as dense as it.
You can buy it in a variety of colours and there are always plenty available whenever I am in Tesco so you shouldn't struggle to get hold of one! I definitely recommend it, I now no longer find flannels or sponges as effective. After I have washed with this I feel as though my circulation is buzzing around and I am invigorated.
I like using body puffs in the shower as I find I don't need to use quite as much of my body washes to get a decent lather compared to not using one. It makes body washes stretch that much further and that, in turn, makes the cost a little bit less. The body puff I'm using at the moment is this one from Tesco.
The body puff, being a Tesco product, is only available to buy from Tesco either in store or online and currently costs £1. The packaging is minimal with only a little bit of cardboard attached to the body puff featuring the product name and bar code.
Tesco sell these body puffs in a variety of colours, I've currently got it in plain and boring white. The body puff looks exactly as you would expect being woven netting all sort of mashed together to make a circular ball shape. It also has a little bit of rope attached to it so you can hang it up, the tie is great as I always rinse my puff out after using it and hang it on the end of the tap to dry so it is ready to use the next time I have a shower. I find my body puffs last a little bit longer by washing them after each use.
To use the body puff you simply get it wet then apply the body wash directly to puff then rub it over your body. This will make the lather for you so there is no need to use your hands to wash. I find the material of this Tesco body puff quite soft, looking at it, it does look quite scratchy but it isn't when you use it. It does have a slight scratch to it but nothing uncomfortable. The scratch means it gives a skin a little bit of light exfoliation at the same time so it's a win win.
As I said earlier, I find that I don't have to use as much product as I would if I wasn't using a body wash so the £1 spent is definitely a good investment in the long run. Not only does it make showering a nice experience but it makes the pennies go further too and for those reasons, I'd definitely recommend it.
Ever since the body puffs were first 'discovered' I've used one whenever I take a shower. These are now available all over the place but my preferred one is from Tesco's as they are so inexpensive compared to some of the branded body puffs and they do just as good a job, in my opinion.
These body puffs from Tesco come in a variety of colours to choose from and I have really bright green one at the moment hanging up in my shower. I also have another one waiting to be used in my bathroom cabinet in plain white. I'm sure most people are now familiar with a body puff but for those of you who aren't, it's very simply a little ball of plastic / nylon netting, all gently interwoven and grouped together to make a 'puff' for washing.
The idea is simple but using it makes such a difference as it makes shower cream, gels and lotions go so much further than simply washing by hand as these puffs create such a huge amount of extra lather. Added to this, is the fact that they have a gentle exfoliating action on my skin, and these two things alone make these puffs a fantastic and cheap beauty product. These puffs only cost £1 from Tesco but the likes of Body Shop and even Boots are selling them for more money when they are exactly the same product!
They are used by simply wetting the puff under the shower and I apply my shower gel directly to the puff before gently massaging on my skin. The action is simple - just use it like you would a bath sponge. The puff is gentle on the skin but I was fascinated when I first used one by how much lather was created.
They are easy to keep clean and I just rinse mine out after a shower and hang up to dry. They don't last forever, obviously, and they have to be replaced every now and again, but so long as you take care to rinse and dry properly, they will last a little bit longer.
I think they are such a simple but very effective idea and a great way of giving my skin a quick beauty treatment by way of a gentle exfoliation. Definitely worth it.
I give the Teco ones five stars out of 5 simply for the fact that they work so well and are so cheap.
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For a long while I was never a fan of using a body puff to wash with in the bath and would always use a regular sponge, I always thought that the soap and water would run straight through them making it impossible to wash with them, however a few years ago I received a body puff as part of gift set for Christmas and decided to try it, ever since then it is all I have used to wash with. To be honest I'm not too fussy where I buy my body puffs from, they are all more or less the same, obviously some are of a better quality than others, but as long as it goes with my bathroom I'm not too worried. As you will see from a previous review I received a basket full of toiletries for Christmas from my parents, the whole thing had a pink theme to it, and one of the items in the basket was a new pink body puff
My new body puff came from Tesco, it came in no packaging at all but instead just had a small cardboard label attached to it with a plastic tag.
Body Puffs are basically a fine long mesh which is held together in sort of folds to create a ball shape. My Tesco Body Puff is made from a very fine mesh material, much finer than the body puff I had previously, I also noticed that the mesh is folded together quite tightly which I quite liked as it meant that the body puff held more water and soap when washing. I do however find that the more you use the body puff the looser the mesh becomes, although again with the Tesco one I have found that the folds of mesh material have hardly stretched at all and it still remains tightly folded as though it is brand new. The folds of mesh are held together with a plain white piece of cord, this cannot actually be seen unless you pull the folds apart, the cord is hidden right in the middle attached to this cord is also a piece of ribbon in the same colour of the puff, this is so that you can hang it up when in the bath or shower and also allows you to hang it up to dry easily.
The Tesco Body puff I received is a very bight pink, however you can get the same item in a variety of colours including black, white and blue, the colours available really do vary, I have seen this product in Tesco a few times and each time there are different colour available, there is pretty much a colour suitable for everyone. I do feel that the Tesco Body Puff is also good value for money costing just £1.00. As I have mentioned I find that body puffs normally stretch and eventually fall apart, however I have used mine every day since Christmas and so far the mesh material does not seemed to have stretched at all and it still looks in exactly the same condition as when I received it, the mesh is still folded tightly in a ball and is still securely held together in the middle.
Personally I would recommend the Tesco Body Puff, so far it has proved to be of good quality, it has not lost its shape at all, stretched or come apart despite regular use. After using my body puff my skin feels extremely clean, whilst the mesh material is not what I would call rough it doesn't have that smoothness a sponge does and gives the impression that it is really scrubbing and cleaning your skin. I use mine with regular shower gel and it allows the shower gel to lather up well without it washing straight through the mesh material, I think the tight folds of material helps with this, I can feel confident that my skin is thoroughly washed after using my Tesco Body Puff, despite the roughness of the mesh it still feels gentle on my skin. Personally I feel they are excellent value for money and I certainly get my moneys worth out of it. I would definitely recommend the Tesco Body Puff to anyone, I'm not sure it would be suitable for children as it may be a bit harsh on their skin, however for adults they are ideal, cheap to buy and very effective, this is one I will certainly buy in the future.