I have used bath gloves on and off for quite a few years and have tried many different brands. To be honest there is no significant difference to their effectiveness although the durability can vary between makes.
These bath gloves are from the body shop and retail for £4. They are available in a choice of colours including coral, aqua, cream, blue, green, pink and white. This is quite a broad range.
The bath gloves are made of a very stretchy, elastic material which means that one size fits all. This is a great bonus for me as I have quite small
Hands and have found that some exfoliating products slip off my hands due to the straps being too loose.
To use, I tend to squirt a little of my usual shower gel into the glove and then rub it in to start the lathering process. Then I simple give me skin a good massage with the glove on. This results in a good amount of lather if using a decent shower gel but not nearly as much as when using a puff. The gloves are exfoliating but not harsh feeling. They leave my skin feeling invigorated and cleansed. I like to think that using these helps circulation and helps to combat cellulite but this might just be wishful thinking!
As I mentioned, I have purchased quite a few of these gloves in the past and I was quite surprised when I bought these ones. They appear to be thinner than previous body shop gloves I have used and not such a good quality scrub. Having said that, I tend to replace the gloves quite frequently (every 3 or 4 months) so as long as they last this long I am happy.
I find the use of bath gloves really improves the condition of my skin and these ones do the job well. I wouldn't say they are any better or worse than others I have tried but are at the higher end of the price range.
I have to admit that when it comes to exfoliating my skin I am a bit lazy. I do buy scrubs and use them occasionally but maybe don't use them as often as I should to be honest.
I do like nice smooth and soft skin though and see and understand the benefit of regular exfoliating and removing dead skin cells so when I spotted these exfoliating gloves in my local The Body Shop I decided to treat myself to a pair of these in a dark pink colour though these available in colours Aqua, Coral Pink, Cream, Lilac, Orange and White....so pairs to match any bathroom really there are I guess and of course men or women could use these too if they wanted to!
The Exfoliating Gloves:
When I first spotted these gloves instore they looked really tiny but a quick test of them instore when nobody was watching me proved that these are very elasticated and would fit anybody's hands! They have a loop to the top of each glove should you want to hang them up to dry and so on.
So what you get is basically gloves with fingers and thumbs within them and the texture of the glove is raised and slightly rough and the cuffs of them are elasticated and they are a snuggly and they fit the shape of my wrist and hand very well indeed.
They are designed to be used in the bath or shower along with soap or shower gels and the likes and I use mine with a blob of shower gel/cream and what happens is that with the help of the glove the product lathers up better for me than when I'm not using the gloves so my products actually last longer!
In use I get a fair bit of exfoliation too. Although when dry the gloves feel rather rough, when in use that softens slightly with product and water though I can still feel the glove exfoliating my skin really very well indeed. I use these every other day though I could use these as often as I want to as they aren't too brash or abrasive and I wash them in the washer machine once a week or so and that hasn't impaired the quality of them at all and neither has the colour faded on mine which is great.
They are pricey I think at £4.00 a pair (if not on offer) but they do leave my skin feeling smoother and softer and so I really do like them and think that they help to really cleanse my skin a bit more than just my usual sponge/scrunchie and so to me they are very worth the price indeed and get the thumbs up from me!
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In the Body Shop after Christmas they had a sale on. I spotted these bath gloves for half price in bucket by the till being red I suppose they were part of their Christmas range. The original price was £4 these were on sale for £2 and with me having a 40% off voucher they actually cost me £1.20. I've never used these before so was keen to try them.
The gloves are stretchy they look small but stretch to fit. The cuffs are comfortably elasticated which keep the gloves from falling off. On the cuff is a loop to enable hanging up to store/dry. They feel like they're made from a knitted bath lily.
They are not as abrasive as I thought they would be, but are scratchy enough to give a good clean especially when combined with an exfoliation scrub (which I don't always use- I let the gloves do the work with shower gel). They don't produce a lather as good as when a bath sponge or lily is used but it's okay. I soon got fed up of putting them on and wearing them so I actually use them mostly like a flannel- especially for exfoliating my face. I don't even know if they're suitable for faces but they do a good job!
After using these my skin feels soft and smooth, I don't half feel clean. I concentrate more on my elbows as they tend to get dry and these help smooth them up. I probably wash my face every couple of days and bodily in the shower once or twice a week. They're abrasive enough for an intensive clean but not enough to rip my skin off. I don't come out of the shower red raw like I've been sandpapered, my face isn't rubbed off either- just deep cleaned ready for a bit of moisturiser. I have noticed my blackheads are looking a lot less in number too.
The gloves are still in good nick, they haven't come apart anywhere.
I would recommend them 5 stars from me
I purchased mine from my local Body Shop store for around £4.00, which is a great price in my opinion and is a great saver alternative to exfoliating gels and lotions which can cost much more.
The gloves are made with elastic material, which when wet makes them very easy to put on and snuggle to fit hand sizes. I found that the fit was just right, not too tight that it was uncomfortable to wear, but instead made it a lot easier to grip onto the areas you want to exfoliate without it feeling like might become loose.
The design and look of the gloves look a lot like a pair of normal everyday gloves; however they contain a material that is a little rougher so that they can easily scrub away dry skin and dirt. Before I scare anyone away by that description, I must illiterate that when these are wet these are a lot softer on the skin and are not uncomfortably rough at all.
I personally find that using these exfoliating gloves to be very simple and effective, I use them both in the shower and in the bath, and all you really need to use these is water to dampen them so they become nice and soft to use against the skin. I find that these are also a lot quicker to use than using body lotions and washes that can take time to rub on the hand and then around the body.
The directions for use is pretty straightforward, all I do is basically pop the gloves on when I am in the shower/bath so they are nice and damp and easier to put on, and then add some soap or bath moisturising lotion to the gloves so that they become more soft and foamy. Then finally rub the gloves on the body to exfoliate the skin.
I have definitely found that my skin feels softer and healthier after using these exfoliating gloves, they are also said to improve circulation and tone of the skin; which I can vouch for as my skin looks a lot healthier and softer. However it is worth putting on some body moisturiser on the body to make sure that the skin is left softer after popping out of the shower or bath.
When I have finished with them, I usually just rinse them under some warm clean water and leave to dry on the window sill or radiator. A good thing is that these are also machine washable so you can always pop them into the washing machine if to save the effort.
Would I recommend this: YES
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Exfoliating is a big part of my skincare regime because I have had a few problems with ingrown hairs on my legs in the past. This is despite using very expensive razors. I have found that exfoliating is very important to stopping these problems in the future and so I like to keep up with this at least every other day, if not daily. Sometimes exfoliating can feel like a chore and this is why I like to use exfoliating gloves in addition to body scrubs and other exfoliating products.
I picked these gloves up in store at my local Body Shop store for just £4.00. This seemed like a good enough price and I picked these up because my sister-in-law told me how good they are and I like Body Shop products anyway.
These gloves are made from 100% nylon and the ones that I have are white, although numerous colours are available. I only picked up white ones because I have a blue and white bathroom and I knew that I'd be leaving these on the side by my shower when not in use. There is a ribbed wrist that fits me comfortably and this keeps the gloves in place when I am exfoliating. Another feature that I like with these gloves is that they have loops to allow me to hang them over a hook in my shower.
When it comes to using these what I tend to do is apply these gloves, use them to scoop out some exfoliating body scrub and then I apply this all over my body. I use these gloves to work the exfoliating scrub all over my body and the gloves with their rough edges allow me to exfoliate my body with ease and quickly. Using these gloves combined with a scrub gives me the best possible result for my skin. The material of these gloves is a little stretchy meaning that they are easy to wear.
My skin looks healthy thanks to these gloves and exfoliating scrub. I like to know that my skin looks as healthy as possible and this is important in particular for my legs that I sometimes show off at work. I can use these whether I am bathing or showering which is important to me also and they are very simple to slip on or off. I am able to rinse these clean and hang them up to drip dry.
I have used these on their own before and I find them simple to use. Circular motions are best when exfoliating and I normally use these alone when I am in the bath rather than the shower. I like to know that these gloves are increasing the circulation to my skin and that they are leaving my skin looking as nice as possible.
I have nothing but good things to say about these gloves. The circulation of my skin has been improved and the amount of ingrown hairs that I have suffered with has been decreased by probably about 90%. My legs in particular have benefited from these gloves and I am sure that me using these gloves even alone has made a difference but with an exfoliating scrub the difference is huge and all favourable. These gloves have made my skin look fantastic and I no longer suffer from dry skin or patches at all.
I just love The Body Shop and am often visiting their store or website spending too much money on their products. A few months back I saw a box set of different Body Shop items at a discounted price and just couldn't resist buying it, it contained a nice mix of products including some of my favorites and some which I had not yet tried. Included in the set was a pair of exfoliating gloves, I had seen them in store a few times but decided against buying them as I thought at £4 they were a little expensive. I have used exfoliating gloves for a few years picking them up for around £1-£2 at various retailers, it was my opinion that they would all be relatively the same regardless of price. Still, I was more than happy to try the Body Shops exfoliating gloves and was interested to see if they were indeed any better than the cheaper versions available.
The gloves look much like any regular gloves except they are made of a scratchy nylon material. When I first took the gloves out of the box set I immediately noticed that they were much more rougher than the gloves I had previoustly been using, I felt a little worried that they may be too harsh on my skin. However, I decided to put them to the test that afternoon. Once in the shower I put the gloves on and was happy to discover they became a little softer once wet, I also noticed that they began to look a little see-through. My hands are quite small and they fit very well, although they do have a bit of a stretch to them so they should fit most size hands comfortably. They are elasticated on the wrists and in my experience stay in place during use. I applied some of my favorite Body Shop shower gel to my hands and was pleasantly surprised by how much lather they created. I began exfoliating my legs by massaging in circular motions, I would say that these gloves are certainly more abrassive than cheaper gloves I have used, but thats not to say they are overly harsh on my skin. As with similar products it is important not to apply too much pressure anyways. Once out the shower my skin looked and felt amazing, it was silky soft to touch. I have been using these twice a week for nearly three months now and feel they have been a real benefit for my skin. I do feel they buff away any dead skin cells which leaves my skin with that nice healthy looking glow, it is also great at minimising any ingrowing hairs.
They each also have a little attached loop which is great for hanging them up by whilst they are drying. They do tend to dry quite quickly as well, maybe 5-10 minutes.
As I mentioned before, I have been using these gloves for nearly three months but will be replacing them in a few months. I have been really happy with the longevity of them as some of the cheaper ones have only last me around a month before fraying or stretching out of shape. The Body Shops gloves however are still in really good condition and I feel the need to replace them simply because I have had them for a while rather than any decline in quality. I will certainly be buying my exfoliating gloves from the Body Shop again especially when they are on offer.
The gloves I received were white but they are available in a multitude of colours including aqua, pink, lilac, orange and cream, so there is plenty of choice there. They are available in most Body Shop stores and on their website (delivery charges may apply), currently costing £4.
I bought these 3 months ago from The Body Shop (instore but they are also available online on the website) for £2 reduced from £4 and have been using them daily (either in the shower or bath) since. The gloves are basic in style and actually, from a distance rather look like wooly gloves due to the bright colours available. I have the Lilac gloves, but they are also available in green, red, pink, white, cream and orange so there is plenty of choice and something for everyone.
These gloves are easy to use, the first few times i wore them i felt a bit weird, because wearing gloves in the bath felt a bit like wearing socks in the bath, but once i got used to them i was fine. These are brilliant at exfoliating and i can't imagine been without them! They're quite powerful as an exfoliator and i wouldn't personally use them on my face/neck, but on my legs, arms, and occasionally my torso, they work well and don't cause me any discomfort.
I use mine by applying a bit of body lotion to my skin and rubbing it in with the gloves. I then briefly wash the gloves and rub them on an area on my body that i feel needs a good old clean, such as my legs, and rub it in circular motions until i'm satisfied with the results. It usually takes just 5 minutes before my legs feel much better - more refreshed, clean and velvety soft. Without sounding gross, i find it removes the thin layer of dead, dry skin that i get on my legs once in a while.
These gloves gets rid of dry skin and flakes really effectively and with daily use leaves my skin extremely soft - i've noticed a massive change in the few months i've been using them. They are compatible with body scrubs, soap etc and they wash well so there are no hygiene issues with them at all.
I personally keep mine in the bathroom so i can just grab them while i'm in the bath/shower, they have a little loop which can be hung on handles/taps which keeps them in one place and drys them out too.
I love these, they leave me feeling so much cleaner and smoother and i'd reccomend them. Although i got them reduced, even at full price they are a complete and utter bargain - they last for ages!
A couple of years ago a friend of mine bought me a beautiful Body Shop gift set for Christmas and inside amongst the smellies was a pair of the Body Shop Bath Gloves. At the time I was far more interested in the body butter and shower gel etc. and the bath gloves got shoved into the cupboard in the bathroom where they have stayed until fairly recently.
I realised that I had been reading a few reviews about these exfoliating gloves and they were all speaking very highly of them so I thought it was about time I dusted mine off and gave them a try as my skin needed a bit of a workout before I finally took off my winter jumpers!!
The gloves themselves are available from Body Shop stores or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. They are currently priced £4 for a pair although if you have a Love Your Body card this price is reduced by 10% and if you order online and go through Quidco you get another 18% cashback but I digress - as usual! Incidentally the online standard postage is currently just £1 whatever you buy from The Body Shop site.
The gloves themselves have a rough surface and come in a range of colours to match your bathroom - aqua, coral pink, cream, lilac, orange, pink and white. The pair that I have is white because they came in a gift set containing one of the light coloured ranges - to be honest I can't remember which one it was as I do use a lot of Body Shop products.
The idea is that you put the gloves on as you would a normal pair of gloves and shower whilst wearing them. The gloves are supposed to remove dead skin cells to leave your body feeling smoother and also they will increase the lather of the shower gel.
So I put on the gloves and hopped into the shower. It felt really odd at first wearing gloves in the shower but I soon got over that and began to exfoliate. The first thing that I noticed was that the claim about getting more lather from the shower gel is definitely true. I used a lot less gel than I usually do but got a lot more lather out of it.
I rubbed the lathery gel onto my arms, shoulders, legs, tummy and back (as far as I could reach) with a certain amount of vigour and the sensation of the gloves being rough felt as though they were indeed removing the dead skin cells although it wasn't rough enough to be painful in any way. I have even used them with body scrub and the effect, whilst intensified, still does not produce any pain of discomfort. It is just a feeling of being really clean!
Once I had finished cleaning and exfoliating I took off the gloves and rinsed the lather from my body as usual and then dried myself in the normal way. At this point I hadn't really noticed any difference in my skin apart from the fact that it felt as though it had been deeply cleansed.
My next step was to moisturise my skin with Body Shop Body Butter and it was then that I really noticed the difference. My skin felt so smooth and soft it was a lovely sensation and as I moisturised I noticed that my skin had more of a healthy glow than normal.
I don't use fake tan but I would guess that this would be a really good way to get your skin ready for the application of such a product so that you would get the best results.
I have used these gloves at least twice a week for a few weeks now and can really see and feel the difference in my skin.
Another advantage that I have found in using these gloves is that I burn up more energy in the shower as I am more energetic with my rubbing! So I am getting a mini workout too!
After use I just rinse the gloves in warm water to get any residual shower gel out of them and hang them to dry over the grab rail on the side of the bath although it looks from the picture on the Body Shop website that the gloves now have hooks on them so that they can be hung in the shower to dry after use. It shows that mine are an older pair as they don't have hooks!
Of course when using any Body Shop products you can be sure that they have been sourced and manufactured responsibly and ethically. If you go to the website there is a lot of information about the values and initiatives that the Body Shop work within and they are founder members of the Ethical Trading Initiative ensuring that suppliers are treated fairly and with respect.
Looking at the reviews here on Dooyoo I see that most people have given these gloves five stars and on the Body Shop site all the reviews are 100% positive and who am I to disagree? Five starts from me as well - I love them!
Wear gloves in the bath, are you mad? No, just clever if you want nice smooth soft skin from just a rub down.
So what are the Body Shop bath gloves exactly? I received these gloves as part of a little gift basket that my friend had put together for me when my first baby was born as sort of a mummy pamper present. The gloves are actually exfoliating gloves which work to increase the lather of your body wash and to remove dead skin cells and left your skin feeling soft and smooth. They are made from an elasticated and woven nylon material so they have a bit of unevenness and texture to them. They are not as scratchy as say a dish washing scrubber but they have that same woven effects which works really well at picking up particles and cells on your skin and brushing them away. In fact these gloves are not rough on my skin at all. It's like giving my skin a nice brush and the harder you press the better effect I find you get.
These gloves are really easy to use and the fact that they are gloves and cover your whole hand I think work much better than say an exfoliating cloth or even body scrub. You wear the gloves like a normal pair of gloves. Mine have quite a tight fit and they also have an elasticated wrist band on each glove so that stops the gloves from slipping off the hands during use. Once they are on I like to dip them in my bath and get them wet and then add some body wash on them and then rub them all over my body paying particular attention to my hot spots such as the underneath of my arms and my stretch marks on my thighs.
Afterwards my skin feels really soft and not irritated at all. One thing I will point out is that you must remember to hang these gloves up after use and make sure they dry out. These are actually my second pair of gloves as I tended to leave the gloves just by the side of the bath and I found after a while that little bits of mould gathered on them and I had to thrown them out and get a new pair. They do come with a little hook on the top of the gloves so if you can find somewhere to hang them up I definitely recommend that.
Each pair of gloves only cost £4 and you can mix and match them with the colour of your bathroom scheme as they come in different colours such as purple, pink, orange, cream and aqua.
I've been using exfoliating golves for at least 7 years. I started with a Body Shop pair and over the years tried all different types and prices from anywhere from the pound shop to the more expensive.
To be honest other than the colours and sometimes a slight difference is size, all were of the same quality and gave the same results.
Exfoliating gloves are great for your skin spically if you have ingrown hairs on some parts or even for your feet if you do a lot of walking. I wouldn't say it works wonders after one use but regular use sure makes a big difference.
Body Shop gloves come in a variety of cool colours that you can even match to your shower gel. I also find the little loops on each glove (not showing in this picture) useful to hang them up to dry. I find the body shop gloves to be a little small in size so if you have bigger hands you might try to make sure they fit before buying. They are also not too rough, I scrub like crazy and never had a scratch or skin broken.
With the really nice colour choices and the ability to match with other products, I find these to be nice for pampering or a nice gift set to someone. But to be honest I don't really see a difference and would rather go for cheaper brands.
I love exfoliating and have tried dozens of different products over the years and these gloves are most certainly one of the more effective products I have tried.
I tend to use these gloves in the shower, I take a small amount of shower gel or body wash and rub it between my hands (with gloves on) before using the gloves to 'scrub' all over my body except my face. The gloves certainly exfoliate well but I have to say that unless I use a particular creamy body wash I do find the gloves quite harsh particularly on my stomach, chest and arms (and I don't have particularly sensitive skin).
I also find that unless you are careful to fully rinse the gloves after use and then allow to dry instead of shoving behind the taps in the bath because otherwise the gloves are all wet and horrible when putting them on again!
The gloves do mean that you don't have to keep buying a separate exfoliate but don't provide a particularly luxurious or indulgent experience which for me is quite important when choosing a product. If money is a bit tight then I would recommend these gloves but if you have cash to splash then treat yourself to some 'real' exfoliater!
Exfoliating is a necessary part of every girl's beauty regime, and there is a multitude of ways to gets that scrubbing done! As well as using exfoliating body scrubs and washes, I have recently begun to use exfoliating gloves. These gloves were introduced to me by my other half who absolutely swears by them. They are available from The Body Shop stores on the high street, or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk and cost £4.00 for a pair.
The gloves are made of 100% nylon and have a plain traditional design. They come in a variety of colours including aqua, coral pink, cream, lilac, orange, pink, and white. I have the lilac ones which are a deep shade of purple and look very pretty for such a boring and functional item! The cuff at the wrists has a ribbed section so that they fit closely and don't roll or fall down. They also have small loops at the end so that you can hang them up easily to drip dry and store them out of the way.
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells leaving your skin refreshed and looking healthy, as well as smoothing the surface and boosting circulation. Exfoliating gloves can be used in the bath or shower, I find it easiest to get the gloves wet before I put them over my hands as this allows the fabric to stretch more easily. Once the gloves are on and wet, add a dollop of shower gel or body wash into the palm of your hand and rub the gloves together to create a light foam. Then, using your hands, rub over your skin in gentle circular motions. This will cleanse and exfoliate your skin at the same time, and is a perfect way to get healthy looking skin while saving time as well.
The Body Shop say: "A pair of exfoliating gloves to increase the lather of your body wash and remove dead skin cells, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Available in various colours to complement The Body Shop Bath & Body and Women's Fragrance ranges."
I've had extremely good results from using these gloves, they are an easy way to exfoliate and give a thorough and effective scrub. The gloves can feel very abrasive even when wet and my skin looks glowing and smooth after I've used them. I don't have any sensitivities so my tough skin can handle it, but this may be too rough for some people. I get a few patches of dry and calloused skin appear occasionally, especially on my feet, and I sometimes feel that I need something that will give a stronger scrub and these gloves fit the bill. It's much easier than using a pumice stone! I have tried using the gloves in combination with other exfoliating products such as body scrubs, but the scrub particles seem to soak into the fabric of the gloves and I don't get any extra benefit. This definitely works best with an ordinary shower gel and creates a lot of bubbly foam to cleanse the skin at the same time as buffing it.
The gloves fit nicely and are tight enough to my hands to give a good grip and allow me to use them easily without any saggy areas or fear of them falling off. The weave of the fabric has seemed to stretch over time though, and they got very baggy in some places. The fabric does seem to be getting weaker and not holding its shape as well, but they still have the same good exfoliating power even after many months of use.
Overall I think that exfoliating gloves are a fantastic product and I am very happy with the way these gloves have performed. They give a very strong exfoliation and save money on buying separate body scrubs as you can just use your normal shower gel. This also means there is one less step to be completed in the beauty regime, so it saves you time as well. A bargain buy that lasts for ages and has great benefits to your skin.
I have been using exfoliating gloves for years now and have just bought myself a gorgeous pair of aqua coloured ones from The Body Shop. I think it is great that they supply you with a whole range of colours now, instead of just neutral shades. You can then pick a pair to co-ordinate with the colour of you bathroom!
The Body Shop exfoliating gloves are amazing and I have never found anything else that works as well, or lasts as long as this product. This makes them very economical and means I can afford to pick up an extra treat, whenever I visit The Body Shop.
I always use my gloves in the shower and just add some shower gel to them. I have quite sensitive skin, so I gently rub them all over my body and they are great at turning my body gel into a soft, soothing lather. I have never had an discomfort or irritation from using these, unlike some other products.
I find that they quickly and easily remove all signs of dead skin and rough, dry patches. They leave my skin feeling soft and smooth and I always have a healthy glow afterwards. When I am finished with them, I hang them up to dry, from their handy attached loop.
These exfoliating gloves are available in The Body Shop for £4. I have received other brands of exfoliating gloves in the past, as gifts, but never found them quite as good and they didn't last very long. I usually get around 6 months out of mine before they become discoloured and start losing the ability to remove dead skin successfully.
I think these gloves are well worth buying, as they work out far cheaper than using body scrubs. They are also much easier and faster to use and as I am always in a rush and tend to have quick showers, they are ideal for me.
I would definitely be happy to recommend The Body Shop Exfoliating Gloves and would award them 5 stars.
I ma always constantly on the look out to find product which will make my legs soft and smooth as they can get quite dry and scaly especisally as I shave them quite regulary. I saw these gloves in the body shop and decided to give them a try.
There simple to use simply put them on while in the bath or shower and add shower gel (this is optional but I find it achieves better results) and then just start rubbing your legs in circular motions applying a bit of pressure but dont be too rough.
Whats great about these gloves is that they dont hurt, you can feel them working but ther not sore at all. Yuo may find your legs go slightly red while doing this but thats ok as long as your not hurting yourself.
Once your out of the bath/shower your legs will feel really soft and all dry and scaly skin seems to have vanished.
Then just rinse them out and hang them up somewhere to dry and they'll be ready to go for when you next need them.
I find doing this every few days helps keep the scaley skin away as I find if you use them to often then it can start to irritate your skin slightly!
I suffer from dry scaly skin over most of my body and have to exfoliate most days of the week to avoid dry rough patches appearing and to prevent ingrown hairs on my legs. I have gone through many tubs and tubes of body scrub over the years, most of which havent had enough clout to deal with thick skin and have just ended up being nothing more than glorified shower gels that just tickle the surface.
I received a pair of these exfoliating gloves as part of a gift set from the Body Shop a couple of years ago for Xmas and at first was a little sceptical, I wondered if they might be a little TOO rough and may iritate my hands but I gave them a try anyway in the shower one morning. I put both gloves on and lathered some shower gel on each hand and got scrubbing, the results were wonderful. All traces of ingrown hairs had gone from my legs plus my upper arms felt a lot smoother and less bumpy.
The gloves feel scrubby enough to feel they are working but dont irritate the skin too much, I did have slightly red upper arms after using these for the first time but the redness soon faded. Washing the gloves out is a doddle and they dry quickly if left laid on a towel overnight or hung up in the shower.
I use these gloves most days of the week now and will never ever use a liquid body scrub again. These gloves are cheaper in that they last many, many uses before wearing out, they also fold down very small so will fit easily into a washbag for a trip away.