“ Type: Sponge / Brand: Boots / Subcategory: Polish / Suitable for: Body / Accessory Type: Sponge / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
One of the items I always have in my bathroom is a nylon scrubber, and the one I am currently using is a white one which cost £1.99 at Boots. I'm not particularly loyal to the Boots brand when it comes to scrubbers, I just tend to pick up a new one from where ever is most convenient when the old one starts looking sorry for itself. Essentially this is nylon mesh, scrunched up into a kind of ball, with a corded string that enables it to be hung up to drain after use. I use this wet, usually with a squirt of shower gel and use it to lather up. The nylon mesh is gently exfoliating, which helps to remove any dry dull skin, leaving my skin once I step out of the bath or shower looking healthy and glowing. I find that I feel much cleaner using these than when I'm using a flannel or an ordinary sponge, which is why these are a bathroom essential. I also find that these make a little bit of my shower gel go a lot further, as I'm less heavy handed when using this, and find these very helpful in getting up a decent lather. I find that in my household with three of us, one of these tends to last a 4-6 weeks before it starts to come apart slightly and need replacing. To be honest, I've tried lots of different brands of these, and (with the exception of one rather expensive brand) they all seem to last around the same length of time. In terms of quality, this Boots one is not much different than the ones I get in the supermarket, but it costs around the same so thats not a negative. Overall, these are a handy product to have in the bathroom, especially for days when I feel the need for a really good scrub down. They leave my skin healthy and glowing, and leave me feeling really clean. 5 stars.
The Product = = = = = = The product is called a Body Polisher Sponge and is made from what looks like a type of netting as it's a material with lots of holes in it which is bundled together. I have heard these being called Bath lilies before from The Body Shop. The product was purchased from Boots for £1.99 and is available in a range of different colours including white, green, blue and pink. I decided to purchase the white one. I purchased the product from my local Boots store, how-ever you can also purchase this online as well. I don't like the feel of sponges against my skin when in the shower, so I wanted to look for something else and this seemed like the perfect product. The product is a nice size and feels soft whilst it's dry so I imagined this would feel really soft against my skin when it was wet and lathered up with soap. There is a small piece of twisted rope attached to the product to ensure you can keep hold of it when using it in the shower. It states on the Boots website that this product is perfect for daily all over body cleansing in the bath or shower to gently exfoliate the skin and remove any dead skin cells. This sounded great as getting rid of dead skin cells meant brighter looking skin. Using the Product = = = = = = = = I got under the shower for a few minutes to ensure my skin was wet and then I used my normal shower product and dispensed a small amount onto the Body Polisher, I then rubbed this over my body gently, and as I did this the soap product started to lather up and created some lovely bubbles. The body polisher was easy to hold due to the twisted string which slips over your hand to enable you to hold it well. The body polisher felt soft against my skin but I could feel that it was giving my body a good scrub and I didn't feel harsh against my skin even in areas where I suffer from eczema. As I rubbed the body polisher against my skin I felt as though I was getting a very good clean. After using the body polisher I rinsed and squeezed it under the shower until it ran clear and was free from any soap. I then hung it up near the shower ready to use for next time. I always rinse the body polisher out after use and this lasts a good few months before I have to think about changing it for a new one. Overall Opinion = = = = = = = I think this product is fantastic as it feels as though it's giving your body a really good clean and you can also feel is exfoliating your skin at the same time. In terms of value I think product is great value for money as it last's a good few months and comes in a range of different colours. After using this product I couldn't go back to using a sponge as it doesn't make my skin feel as clean of exfoliated as when using the Body Polisher. I find that no matter what soap product I use to wash with in the shower the body polisher helps to create a rich lather and lots of soap which gives the very clean feeling. I would highly recommend this product to others. (review also on ciao)