“ Type: Gloves / Brand: Boots / Texture: Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes / Product line: Boots No7 „
I like to try and keep my hands well looked after - years of working with my hands in pots pof hot water or constantly typing has meant that, now I'm not working, they deserve a treat. I do have a lovely night hand cream I use - a very rich one that you put on right before bed and leave to absorb. However, as an insomniac, this isn't practical - I'll put it on, then an hour later I can't sleep, so I end up washing it off in order to read/cook/clean. I've now taken to wearing gloves over the top which solves the problem, and the gloves I use are from the Boots No7 range, which I believe I paid around £4 for.
Essentially, these are designed for use in conjunction with a night hand cream. Simply slather your preferred brand generously over your hands before going to bed, then pop these gloves, which are made of a lovely soft white stretchy cotton like material, on over the top. This allows the cream to sit on the surface of your hands and absorb in slowly overnight without rendering your hands useless, and also stops any of the cream from making a mess of your bedding.
While these did take a little getting used to , I barely notice I'm wearing them anymore. I can read and type with these on, so even if I do have trouble sleeping, the gloves don't become and inconvenience. I haven't cooked or cleaned with these on, as I imagine these would absorb cleaning materials and food odours, which isn't ideal.
These can be washed on a low heat in the machine, and can be hung out to dry or dried on a radiator, which doesn't take long.
Overall, I find these gloves very convenient for using with my intensive night cream. I've also found that they are very useful to wear when I have an itchy skin flare up, as they stop me from doing any damage by scratching, so 5 stars from me.
I do like to keep my hands and nails looking nice as they are on show six days a week. I treat myself to regular manicures and would rather die than have chipped nail polish. My hands do suffer from a certain amount of dryness, however, mainly due, I think, to the fact that I have a bit of an obsession about washing them all the time.
I like to apply a lot of good quality hand lotions and lately I have been thinking I might like to leave it on overnight for a more 'intensive' moisturising treatment. I knew that moisturising gloves existed and I decided to do a little bit of research about them before I went ahead and bought some.
In Boots I discovered their No 7 Ultimate Moisture Gloves. At only £6 I decided to give them a try,; they were on a 'mix and match' offer - buy two items and get the third item free, so I bought another couple of things and happily left the store with my purchases.
I used these gloves the same night I had bought them. Before bed I slathered on plenty of hand lotion, paying particular attention to the nail bed area as I suffer from dry and splintered cuticles and I felt they needed more intensive treatment and a little more attention than they have been receiving lately. The gloves are stretchy, in lightweight cotton and fitted my hands perfectly. They are a one-size fits all, but these gloves really are so stretchy that I feel they would fit just about anyone's hands.
The gloves felt reasonably comfortable to wear and although I admit I did feel a little 'icky' at first, I soon go used to them on my hands and I dropped off to sleep no bother at all.
The idea of these gloves is that they are meant to work with the body's natural temperature. The heat which is created in side the gloves as you sleep helps to absorb the hand lotion and make you have a more intensive hand and nail treatment. Alternatively, if you are in a bit of a rush, you can simply leave them on during the day and remove after twenty minutes. I have personally never done it this way, preferring to do the 'whole night' thing, but I suppose if you are in a rush then this is a good way of trying them out.
The only downside with these gloves is that they are white and obviously start to look grubby pretty quickly. However, on the upside they are machine washable and as they are so lightweight they dry very quickly indeed. My skin is able to breathe easily whilst I wear these super gloves and I wake in the morning with hands as soft as a baby's bottom. Perfect!
Do I recommend them? Yes, I certainly do ladies. If you'd like soft supple skin on your hands and well manicured and strengthened nails, I suggest you use a very good quality hand / nail lotion, apply thickly, massaging well and pop these gloves on for eight hours. You won't be disappointed in the results the following morning. Terrific idea and I highly recommend them.
N.B. ------ Also posted on Ciao! under the username "dawnieG" (I am THE SAME person & this review is my own work & NOT copied from another source)
When Im at work I am required to use an AWFUL anti-bacterial mousse to wash my hands quite regularly. As you might imagine using that on a regular basis not only makes my hands smell disgusting but it dries them out really badly so once Im finished I need something that adds that moisture back into my hands. Simple hand lotion just wasnt cutting it when I was using that alone so I decided to search for something specially for very dry skin - these 'No7 Ultimate Moisture Gloves' were what I found and decided to take a chance on. I liked the idea of being able to smother my hands in lotion and leave it overnight to sink in because then by morning my hands would be lovely and soft again with minimal effort! And Im very happy to report these have been the answer to my prayers - my hands are back to their normal, moisturised selves!
Price: Around £6
Stockists: These gloves are only available from Boots & boots.com as they are part of the No7 range.
Other Info: Available in one size only BUT that will fit most people I think as they can be stretched if your hands are slightly bigger than normal. These gloves are said to work with your personal body temperature to help lotion absorption - these can be left for 20 minutes if your in a rush (thats the minimum time) or more lotion can be applied and these gloves left on overnight for a more intensive treatment.
These gloves are very basic in design - they look just like a pair of gloves you would wear in the winter but these are made of very lightweight cotton. I actually like the fact that these gloves arent very thick because it means your hands can still breathe (if that makes sense LOL!) and I can sleep in these easily without them feeling to tight on my hands or wrists. If they were any thicker or tighter I think they would be quite uncomfortable to sleep in - so eve though the design is simple it does do the job. Also these gloves are made from a very stretchy material and even though they fit my hands perfectly normally when Im wearing false nails I obviously need a bit more wiggle room when wearing these and these stretch perfectly to fit the extra inch or so and then simply snap back into normal shape for the next time I need to use them. So regardless or your hand size I think these gloves will fit - unless you have fingers like E.T! One slight issue Ive found is the material of these gloves (probably because they are white) does get dirty quite quickly so you do have to wash them quite a bit - however washing them quickly in the sink or in the washing machine is very simple and they have never stained in my experience.
Using these gloves again is very simple. As I mentioned there are 2 ways you can use this - quickly, putting a small amount of lotion on and wearing these gloves over the top for 20 minutes OR putting quite a bit of cream on and leaving them on your hands overnight - the 2nd option is the one I normally opt for so the results you get from that way is what I know most about. When you apply a lot of lotion on your hands and then wear these over the top my hands feel instantly more moisturised - although the slightly squidgy feeling is a bit strange at first before the lotion starts to sink in a bit. So fast forward a few hours, overnight and then we come to the results. Which in my opinion are amazing. As I said when Ive been at work my hands are incredibly dry so anything that can add the moisture back into them is brilliant in my opinion and these do 100%. In the morning after using these my hands are back to normal and they feel incredibly soft and smooth - much more so than if I was to just apply a bit of lotion before bedtime. Using these long term has made my hands much more resiliant to the anti-bacterial mousse and they seem much softer and smoother than they used to - these gloves have even softened my cuticles in my opinion so they are also brilliant if you want a little bit of hand pampering in the day. These gloves do also work brilliantly if you go for the 20 minute option but I have to recommend using them overnight as the results I get from that are near enough perfect.
The price of these is maybe a bit much in my opinion as you could probably buy the same kind of things elsewhere for slightly less money BUT the results do kind of make them worth it. Im knocking a star off for the price but apart from that I havent got anything bad to say about these - they are easy to use and the results have been brilliant for me so I definitely recommend them to anyone suffering with dry skin on their hands - the price is worth it in the end!
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Boots No 7 Ultimate moisture gloves are a good buy for those who suffer from dry skin. So many of us find that the cold winter weather affects our skin and we have to change our skin care regime in order to accommodate it. It is lovely to have beautifully manicured hands that look a million dollars but I am happy to settle for well moisturised skin that doesn't irritate me or feel sore. The cold weather not only makes the skin on my hands sore but it can cause skin chaps that eventually split and are at risk of infection. So from my point of view anything that helps to keep the skin on my hands well moisturised is worth its weight in gold.
The Boots No 7 ultimate moisture gloves cost around £6 a pair. But you have to bear in mind that these cotton gloves last for months. The white cotton gloves have a tiny amount of Lycra added to them but the fibres feels soft and the gloves fit like a second skin.
My skin care routine is a bit haphazard but I do prefer to use the moisture gloves at night time. It may sound a little odd wearing gloves in bed but at least they are not stopping you from doing any jobs! After a bath or a shower I will put some hand cream on and wait for it to sink in a little. I like a hand cream with plenty of lanolin added to it. When the first layer of hand cream has been absorbed then I apply another layer before putting the gloves on. The Boots No 7 ultimate moisture gloves slide on quite easily. The gloves feel soft and light and although they feel snug they don't feel restricting. The cotton gloves keep your hands warm and the hand cream is allowed to sink deeply into the skin over a period of hours. When you take the gloves off in the morning the skin on your hands feels really soft and supple.
The Boots No 7 cotton gloves are washable. Because I like to wear mine overnight I usually hand wash the cotton gloves in a mild washing liquid and then put them over the radiator to dry off. If you suffer from mild to moderate dry skin I would imagine that you could moisturise your hands and wear the gloves for a half an hour at some point during the day rather than wear them overnight. The gloves may seem slightly expensive but you have to bear in mind that they last for ages, wash them well in between sessions and always pair them up before you put them away.
Boots Moisturising Spa Gloves
These gloves are actually specifically for skin care use - when you apply lots of your moisturiser or treatment cream onto your hands and wear this on top of it, they help to seal in moisture and work with your hands temperature to enhance absorption of the hand treatment so that you get the full potentioal of your hand cream.
What do I think?
I always feel that these are a bit unnecessary but sometimes I do get tired of holding my hands up in mid-air, and it's just nice to be able to rest my hands on my lap or on the chair rest while I relax and wait for the creams to work its way through the skin.
The gloves feel very soft and have a slightly silky feel, they are made from 92% cotton and 8% lycra. They are one size and generally fit well onto my hands and they open up quite well to fit onto your hands, even when you have both hands covered in stuff and you don't have to faff around too much before you can get them on properly.
Wearing these gloves helps you relax a little when you have thick gunky creams on your hands, but really, these are only truly effective if you naturally have a warm body temperature or even, good circulation! It's no good if you're one of those people who get cold hands all the time, or have bad circulation so your hands will always be cold anyway... I know this because I often get cold hands and unless it's quite warm on the day or if I've been exercising loads or even if I'm hiding under the covers, I don't really get the full benefit of the gloves...
I can only usually wear these for about half an hour - an hour max, they do make you very aware that you have the gloves on and still I don't feel like I can do anything else while I have the gloves on especially when I have piled a lot of cream onto my hands, there is just this gunky 'squidgy' feeling on your skin if when you have put the gloves on. If I try to do things then it either feels as if the gloves are going slide off or the cream might seep through and make a mess, so really I can't even read a book when I have these on. It's a bit annoying as well, because the intention was just to stop me from having to hold my hands up in mid air and allow me to get on with other things. Sleeping with them on is just out of the question, which is a shame, because my hand could be super soft in the morning if I could comfortable leave these on during the night.
The gloves are normally £3.99 which I think is mega expensive, I managed to get this at £1.72 when Boots were having some clear out promotion. The gloves do come in useful but not really a necessity.
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Quite regularly Boots give out No 7 vouchers when you spend five pounds at Boots. It is an offer which runs on and off, but when it does run I make the most of it and stock up on them. No7 isnt a brand which I normally buy from, I find it over priced and some products I like, but some I find are not so good. However as the vouchers do not have a minimum price they are great for buying small accessories, like these moisturizing gloves and only paying a small amount for them. Using the voucher, I got these gloves for only fifty pence. If you wanted to pay full price you would have had tpo pay £5.50. I am not saying that is a lot, but to me 50 pence is much more of a bargain.
The gloves come in a clear plastic casing so you can see exactly what you are buying. The gloves are one size fits all, but I wouldn't say they fit all, I think they go up to a medium size but I would be a bit cautious spending out on them if you had large hands, it might be a bit of a squeeze.
The gloves are white and cotton. The idea is that you coat your hands in moisturizing cream and put the gloves on. It allows them to soak and breath the moisture without losing any. I find the gloves great to use. They really make my hands soft and I find them quite easy to wear whilst sitting watching the TV and sometimes I leave them on at bed time, as I find the longer you leave them on the better the effects are. My hands get a bit claustrophobic though and I rarely manage to leave them on all night! I know my Mum can only manage a few hours.
If you use a Boots voucher these gloves are an absolute bargain. They do a great job and they wear well, and they last a long time, I have had mine a couple of years and they have been through several washes and are in good condition still. I haven't tried any cheaper brands so cannot offer a direct comparison, but I would guess cheaper brands would do a good job too.
The No7 range has just about something for everyone including a good range of cosmetics and skin care products which are complimented by an array of accessories, including the No7 Ulitimate Moisture Gloves.
They are to be found in the accessory section, which in case you have yet to find it, is in the aisle next to the hand and nail care section within store.
The gloves are now priced at £6 per pair, which isn't all that cheap. They offer best value when Boots have their £5 off vouchers floating about, which you can get your mitts on when you spend £5 on any thing else in store. So if you need to stock up on essential items then you could buy these for just £1.
So why would you want them and what do they do? The idea of the gloves is that they work in conjunction with a good hand cream to smooth and care for your hard working hands and make them supper soft. They are the perfect thing for a bit of hand pampering.
If you smooth a generous amount of hand lotion or cream onto your hands, then put on the cotton gloves, after 20 to 30 minutes your hands will be lovely and soft and super moisturised. The gloves can then be washed and dried ready to use again another time.
For an even more intensive treatment you could apply the cream/ lotion and then leave it on overnight to do its stuff and your body temperature will help the cream to become absorbed. If used with either of the Soap and Glory hand creams the effect is really nice, as the softness of your hands is enhanced by their lovely gentle fragrance. It gives you a really pampered feel.
I recently suggested this product to DooYoo as I wanted to write a review about my latest purchase, and since it's been accepted I've only just got round to making a start on a review. Pfft me!
I picked up these gloves from No7 in January by a stroke of luck really. Every now and again Boots decide to be generous to their customers by releasing a £5 off a specific brands product which is gained by spending a certain amount in store. Throughout January the voucher was for £5 off No7 and Ruby & Millie products. I was able to obtain a few of the vouchers on offer and bag myself a few bargains - these gloves being one of them!
These 'Ultimate Moisture Gloves' are by No7, which is a brand exclusive to Boots stores, so you won't find them anywhere else (however you can find other brand/non brand moisturising gloves in all good stores that sell beauty products). You can buy them both instore at larger Boots stores or online at their official website: www.boots.com
The gloves come with a fairly heft price tag of £6. I think this is expensive for what the product is, but this is No7 at Boots afterall and every product in their range is pricey! I know you can pick up moisturising gloves for a lot cheaper elsewhere, but as I said, I used my £5 off No7 voucher and therefore only paid £1 for the gloves. Bargain!
The idea behind these gloves is to aid the effectiveness of moisturising the hands by keeping the natural heat from the hands within the gloves to aid the moisturising cream in sinking deep into your skin. I have previously read articles in many beauty magazines and online blogs that wearing gloves over moisturiser can be beneficial to the skin and help moisturisation. The only thing I had to lose from trying these gloves was dry, rough skin, and that certainly wasn't going to hold me back from testing this theory!
The gloves are made from cotton with a small amount of elasticity added in for snug fit. I have rather small hands for a 21 year old, think child sized hands, and the gloves are only a tiny bit too long on my fingers, so I can't imagine they'd fit anyone with larger hands, afterall they are designed for the 'average' lady. Smaller or larger-than-average hands, or mens hands, are likely to find some downside to these gloves - one size only I'm afraid! The gloves are designed to be a snug fit to help the hand cream/moisturiser sink in, so don't be alarmed if they feel a little tighter than any gloves you would regularly wear. However, if the gloves feel restricting or cause any pain or uncomfort I'd advise against using them (cutting off the circulation to your fingers definately won't do your hands any good!).
Using the 'Ultimate Moisture Gloves' is very simple. It is advised that to gain the best results the gloves should be worn overnight to allow deep moisturisation. Apply a rather thick layer of whatever hand cream or moisturiser you usually use (or treat yourself to a new one for this special treatment!) to your hands and do not attempt to massage into the hands. Instead of rubbing in, slip the 'Ultimate Moisture Gloves' on over the top of the moisturiser and allow the gloves to work their magic!
You can also treat your hands to a mini revitalising session by applying a not-so-thick layer of hand cream or moisturiser to the skin and wearing the gloves for an hour. I find this to be useful if my hands dry out after showering in the morning, or after washing up an extensive amount of dishes. Pampering the rest of the body is a common occurance, so don't let your hands miss out on such mini indulgences. Do not overlook the odd chance to give your hands a treat, as an hour out of your day can make a hell of a difference to the state of your skin.
Personally, I choose to use the 'Ultimate Moisture Gloves' at night time and apply my favourite luxurious hand cream (Soap and Glory's 'Endless Glove') before bed. I then wear the gloves over night, as this is the easiest and most beneficial way of using the gloves, plus this takes no extra time out of my daily schedule. By morning, upon removing the gloves, my hands are silky smooth, deeply moisturised and ready for the day ahead!
There is no restriction to how many times you can use the gloves per day or week - so go ahead and use at your free will! If you have desperately dry skin on your hands, you will find that after a while you no longer need to use the gloves quite so frequantly as long as you remember to keep your hands moisturised throughout the day. For regular skin I'd advise a once or twice weekly treat to an overnight moisture session with the 'Ultimate Moisture Gloves' will be enough to keep your skin happy!
The No7 'Ultimate Moisture Gloves' can be washed whenever necessary either by hand or they can also be thrown in the washing machine along with your regular load. After a fair few uses they will need to be washed, as you can imagine. After all, they are housing your hot, cream covered hands and therefore are bound to get a little grubby after a spell.
I would definately recommend using these gloves frequently if you suffer from dry, cracked, irritated or angry skin on your hands - I'm prone to sensitive skin and these gloves have worked wonders for me with the help of some lovely moisturiser. However, pampering your hands shouldn't be restricted to only those with problem skin - every hand needs a treat now and then to keep them content.
The only downside I have found to the gloves is that after a few overnight wears, they began to lose their shape a little. The palm section of the glove seems to have become somewhat 'saggy' - I assume from sleeping with my hands closed or clenched, stretching the fabric and causing it to sag when removed. Boo! I don't mind so much as they did only cost me £1 after using my No7 voucher, but if I had paid the full £6 for them I would be dissapointed.
Overall, they're a bargain for £1 if you can get them on offer as they really do work, but it's questionable whether at full price they work better or worse than a non-brand or cheaper pair of cotton moisturising gloves. I guess that's for me to find out, and review about!
This moisture gloves by No. 7 are currently £6 in store. While I would never pay that much for a pair of cotton gloves to wear in bed, I had a £5 off No 7 voucher. Boots do these No. 7 vouchers around 4 times per year, and usually give them to you for spending £5 or more in store.
I was looking to see what I could use my voucher on without having to spend much money, and spotted these gloves. They were in the aisle with makeup brushes and nail polish remover rather than with the rest of the No. 7 items, so I only spotted them by chance.
I wasn't sure if the voucher would work on the gloves or not but decided it was worth a shot. The lady at the till put them through with the voucher with no problems, and so I was able to get them for £1- bargain!
The gloves are 100% cotton, and obviously you get 2 of them in the pack! They felt lovely and soft when I first took them out of the packet, but that softness fades once they've been used a couple of times.
The packaging suggest you put the gloves on after applying No 7 handcream (any handcream will be fine, they would recommend No 7 wouldn't they!) and leave the gloves on for 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can leave them on overnight for the ultimate moisture boost.
The gloves are supposed to help your hands absorb the cream more effectively, leaving them lovely and moisturised. I'm not convinced the gloves actually help my hands absorb the handcream for effectively, however they do stop me from getting handcream on the bed sheets (this is particularly annoying when I used some pink handcream and it stained my freshly washed white sheets!).
I've used my gloves every night for a fortnight now, and although they have survived being washed a fair few times, they are starting to lose their shape and the stitching is coming undone. For £1 I think they're not bad, but I would be most unhappy if I'd have paid £6 for them!
I think they are just as effective as any make of cotton gloves, I wouldn't want anyone to buy them thinkig that because they are made by No. 7 they would be any better than any other brand of gloves.
I would happily buy another pair for £1 when the No 7 vouchers are being given out again, but in the meantime I will be looking elsewhere for a cheap replacement pair!