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Geluscious Gel Gloves
Geluscious Gel Gloves
Member Name: lilyellowfish1
Geluscious Gel Gloves
Date: 05/07/08, updated on 07/07/08 (622 review reads)
Advantages: Smooth and soften the skin, soften hard skin, comfortable, washable, fits all
Disadvantages: Only meant to last for 40 wears
This is Geluscious's story, taken from their website, I have included it in the review as I found it very interesting ' "Originally developed for use in the medical field, GeLusciousTM revolutionary range of gel products was created to provide soothing comfort and relief to patients undergoing care and treatment in Orthotics, Prosthetics, Orthopedics, Wound Care, Burn Care, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. The results were staggering. Time and time again, our gels were clinically proven to encourage healthy tissue growth while healing, lubricating, moisturizing, conditioning, soothing, softening and beautifully improving the look of skin. Given its unprecedented success in treating patients, the idea to extend its nurturing, healing benefits to the salon and spa arena was born. Utilizing exclusive cocktails of vitamin-enriched antioxidants, nourishing vitamins and moisture-rich oils, GeLusciousTM range of patented products combines medical-grade, scientifically proven formulas with the luxurious pampering of a relaxing and rewarding at-home spa experience".
Geluscious Gloves are moisturising gel padded gloves which you slip onto your hands to soften and smoothe them. They are the perfect lazy way to presentable hands. There are 4 layers and stages to these gloves. The first is a layer of terry cloth. The second is gel moisturising pad in the gloves. The third is the gel pad releasing additives and vitamins and the last stage is your hands left revitalised and moisturised.
Use & Effects
Geluscious Gloves come in a lovely looking box, which clearly displays the gloves. I would recommend that you keep the gloves in the box inbetween uses, to keep them safe and clean.
Geluscious Gloves are just like normal gloves, they aren't big and clumpy. They are fairly similar to the gloves you get to exfoliate yourself with. The gloves are made out of terry cloth, made of 88% Cotton, 11% Polyester, 1% Elastane and have a gel coating in the inside, filled with essential oils. The essential oils that these booty's contain are Jojoba Oil, Canola Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Soybean Extract and Vitamin E.
Jojoba Oil is great for healing the skin. It is light, non-greasy and absorbs fast into skin, it is highly moisturising and nourishing and helps Vitamin E to penetrate deeply into the skin, this prevents cellular damage and eliminates visible signs of aging, so is good to start using whilst young. Canola Oil is more commonly know as Rapeseed Oil. It has softening properties to your skin and is high in Vitamin E. Grapeseed Oil is a carrier oil, with moisturising properties, it ensures that the other oils are pushed deep into your skin. Soybean Extract is another light oil that is easily absorbed. It is actually proven to reduce the appearance of hair. Soybean Extract also contains high amount of Vitamin E. So, Vitamin E is the main product in this, as all the oils contain it. Vitamin E has great healing and soothing properties. It is great for irritation and soothes whilst moisturising and hydrating your skin. Vitamin E also has anti-ageing properties in and helps to prevent cellular damage and maintains the elasticity and collagen production in your skin which helps to reduce visible signs of ageing.
Geluscious gloves are available in pink and blue. So whether you are a girlie girl, or not so much, there is a colour to suit you. Both come in nice shades. The pink isn't a ghastly shade, its a subtle dark baby pink colour and the blue is a lovely baby blue, still providing a girlie feel. The gloves come in one size that fits all. They adapt to the size of your hands. If you have small feet they will vacuum around your feet and if you have larger feet they will stretch to accomodate your hands. These gloves are also suitable for males as well as females, so the blue and the fact that they strectch to fit your hands is perfect for them.
It is a common misbelief that your face ages the quickest and most, it is actually your hands. I'm a beauty therapist and most people who come for hand treatments, such as manicures have problems and ageing with their hands due to washing their hands with just water, or soap and water and a handwash that strips the skin. Many handwashes and soap are alkaline based products. The skin has an acid pH so if alkaline products are used on it, the acid mantle will be disturbed. The acid mantle is the protective layer of goodness and oils on your skin and also discourages bacteria and fungi, so you don't want to remove this. It will take several hours for this protective film to be restored. If this is damaged your skin can be left dry, damaged or even irritated and sensitive. Your hands need as much care as you give your face.
These are a brilliant present or treat for yourself, especially for people who neglect your hands and don't have time exfoliate, moisturise etc. They are so quick and easy to use. Just slip them on and leave them to work. It is recommended to wear these for at least 20-30 minutes at a time. You can wear them around the house when doing jobs, the cooking or even sitting watching the television, you don't have to take any extra time out to use these, but I must admit they are slightly harder to do things with than the booty's for your feet, they are a little more restrictive. They are even useful to take to wear on a flight, as your always bored on a flight and your skin always dries up on a flight. The best time to wear these is when you're in bed so they can work overnight. There is no maximum time you can wear these for, as long as you wear them for at least 20-30 minutes. These are the laziest way to have presentable hands. I would recommend that you use these 3 times a week or as much as you can. They will leave your feet looking as if they have and your skin will be as soft as a babys bottom. For a more intensive treatment, you can rub some cream into your hands first, and you can apply any other hand treatments then slide your hands into these gloves. You can even apply a mask to your hands, but make sure you wrap your mask covered hands up firmly with clingfilm, to keep the heat in so the product works better and to prevent the mask getting onto your gloves. If creams get onto the gloves that is okay, but masks can stain if they are mud style ones. If you do have quite dirty hands then I would recommend washing them first to prevent to dirt from transferring.
I tried these after I tried the booty's so I had high expectations for them and wasn't dissappointed at all. When your hands are in the gloves, you can't feel the oil, they aren't slippy or wet in texture. The gel is slightly moist and with the pressure from your hands on the gel, it slowly releases the essential oils, just the right amount you need. These gloves are soft and comfortable and won't affect what you need to do. They do not affect the temperature of your hands either. They won't make them hot and clammy, as the gel with soothe them and prevent any swelling due to heat but if you suffer from cold hands, they won't make them much warmer, only slightly, so if you have really cold hands these won't help that, but that's not what they are for. I suffer from ecezma, including on my hands quite badly and these are a godsend for those type of conditions. These are soothing to my ecezma and don't irritate it in any way and as they soothe this prevents me from itching so improves the ecezma. It is not recommended that you use these on open wounds or cuts, but I think it is okay to, I have before with no problems, they don't sting.
When your hands have been in these for the recommended time, you just slide them off nice and easily. You don't have to wash your hands as they aren't left greasy. The essential oils will have absorbed perfectly into your skin. It really sucks it in. Your hands won't feel as if they have anything on but they will be so unbelievably wonderful and soft. These are brilliant for dry and tight hands, which always happens with regular washing of them. It made the fine lines and age spots reduced on my hands, and they appeared healthy and radiant and I just can't get over how soft they were, they were just like a baby's bottom - it was fantastic. I hate my hands having creamy products on them, as I hate the feeling of wrinkly fingers you can get but these are great and don't cause your fingers to do that at all, all whilst ensuring they are moisturised, these are definately the best product I have found for my hands. These also help your nails to grow and be healthy and help and prevent sore hangnails. These results last too, they will last for several days, but you need to try and regularly use them for optimum results and to keep your perfect feet up. After just several uses of these you will notice an even bigger difference, you will find you need them less and your hands will keep moisture in a lot more and easier than before.
For optimum benefits, you can get 40 wears out of these, I have had more, but the quality has gone down slightly but they still work, I just have to now wear them a little longer. It is recommended that you purchase a new pair after 40 wears. Inbetween wearing them, if you need to, you can wash them. To do this, handwash with mild soap and then hang to drip dry, do not tumble dry or put in the washing machine. I would only recommend washing when necessary though, so you don't ruin them.
Price & Availability
Geluscious gloves can be purchased for £21.95 RRP. They can be purchased from most salons who stock Jessica Nails products (they come from the same supplier). They can also be purchased for slightly cheaper from www.gelbootys.co.uk for £19.54 but you will have to pay postage on that, so you're not really saving much. There aren't really any other websites that stock this, so it can be a little tricky to get hold of. Geluscious also do these in booty's for the feet, I have written a seperate review on this.
These are perfect for people who don't have time to look after their hands but still want them to look presentable, they are the perfect lazy way to gorgeous hands. They leave your skin as soft as a baby's bottom and revitalised. I would definately recommend these, I wouldn't be without mine.
Summary: The perfect lazy way to presentable hands
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