I inherited the Dermalogica ultimate buffing cloth from my sister who had one in her drawer that she had for ages and hadn't used. As I regularly liberate products from her I felt that it was a shame to have something and never use it. To be completely honest I wasn't entirely sure what it was at first and assumed it was something for my face when in fact it is for your body.
When getting it home and using it I found that the buffing cloth is basically what it says it is and that is a cloth. It is dark blue and slightly rougher than a normal face cloth for instance might be but at the end of the day it is a fabric cloth.
You use the cloth with body wash to buff and exfoliate the skin. Because it is fabric it is easy to fold up scrunch for elbows, knees and those hard to reach places. The cloth does work well and gives a thorough exfoliation. After buffing my body with it I can feel how smooth my skin is, it is rather harsh though so I do need to make sure that I slather myself in moisturiser afterwards.
Once you have finished with the cloth you can just ring it out and then leave it to dry naturally for the next time you want to use it. If you feel it is getting particularly dirty you can also machine wash it. It also comes with its very own little carry bag for taking to the gym etc.
I wouldn't recommend you buy this looking for something to exfoliate your face as I personally think this would be far too harsh for the delicate facial skin.
I had a look online to price the cloth and found it has a rrp of £11.95. I love Dermalogica and know their prices are high but that is because of the wonderful natural ingredients they use in them but for me personally I would not buy this given the choice as although it is good at £11.95 the price is just too high for something that doesn't do anything more than a cheap 50p loofah would.
With all of these Dermalogica products that I was given there was also an Ultimate Buffing Cloth that came with them. The Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth is a cloth that is a exfoliating cloth that will help to buff and polish you skin until it is soft, it does this by helping to remove all of the dead skin cells off of the top of your skin leaving all the fresh new ones ready for you to then moisturise so that you skin can stay soft and nourished for as long as possible.
There are many benefits to using the Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth it is the perfect size so that you can get to all of those hard to reach places on you back for example and any skin type can use these cloth as it benefits all by removing dead and dying skin cells.
I researched in depth about the cloth before I used it as I wanted to see what Dermalogica thought made this cloth so special as opposed to using a cheaper standard cloth to exfoliate. This cloth originated in Japanese Spa's and was used to invigorate cleansing and exfoliate the body for a total body treatment.
How to use the Ultimate Buffing Cloth is that you wet the cloth and you then lather in a body wash onto the cloth and you then massage it over your entire body. You then need to pay a little more attention to any areas that are extremely dry or rough, these are areas such as elbows, knees and heels. The cloth is the perfect size to be able to reach into the joints of your elbows and knees too. When finished you then rinse any remaining body wash off of your skin and you then rinse the Buffing Cloth until no more foam or bubbles and released and you then allow the cloth to dry.
The cloth dries better if you leave it in the air and I find that this cloth dries a lot quicker than other cloths that I have previously used.
This cloth can be used again and again as it can also be washed in the washing machine on a delicate cold wash, this is great as you can through it in when you are putting a wash on every now and again. The cloth is made from a long lasting durable fabric which means it also lasts a lot longer than a standard cloth. Unfortunately mine is coming to the day where I need to now look into replacing the cloth.
It was not until I went to order a new one online that I realised how expensive this cloth was and that it was very highly unlikely that I would be purchasing another as I cannot justify spending £14 on a cloth no matter how good it was.
Overall this is a great cloth that leaves my skin feeling soft, I can feel a difference to my skin once I have exfoliated with this cloth, I only use the cloth about once a week now as I found when I started using this cloth I used it 3-4 times a week and now I use it less frequently as my skin is regularly maintained. There is only one down side to this cloth and that is the price, hence the 4 stars that I have given this review
Since a friend of mine recommended this range i have become quite a fan, unusual i know for a man. But I'm one of those guys that likes to look after myself and my appearance. Anyway there's even ranges of skin products available now only for men.
This Ultimate Buffing Cloth by the Ultimate skin care professionals at Dermalogica comes in lots of different colours but I went for the somewhat masculine blue. When unfolded it measures around 12 by 35 inches. I use this when showering and it does have a scratchy feel to it as it's main purpose is to help exfoliate your skin. It can be used in both your face and body and should be used with some product. You can actually use Dermalogica products with this cloth, but I tend not to as when I'm in the shower all the expensive product would just wash straight down the drain. I instead use a good quality less expensive cream based shower wash with the cloth. Then apply the more expensive products afterwards to guarantee full absorption.
Is this not just an over priced face cloth?
In my opinion no it's not.
You do notice a deference in your skin after using it for the first time and even more so after using it a few times.
This can be purchased online at impressionsbeauty.co.uk for £8.95 + shipping
WHAT IS IT?
A specially designed cloth to cleanse and buff your skin.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
I received this as a free gift and had been curious about the buffing cloth for a while so was pleased to be able to try it out without paying for it. I was sceptical about how different this could be from a cheaper body cloth but am pleased to report that it is an effective and now essential part of my beauty regime.
It is a micro fibre abrasive cloth to be used in conjunction with a foaming cleanser of your choice, for best results use circular motions in an upwards direction. The cloth works with the cleanser to provide a deep cleansing experience, it doesn't take any longer to use than a standard body cleansing sponge but the effects are super. My skin feels smoother immediately after use and this effect gets better each day, I am in the habit of using it each morning in the shower and have been able to stop using my exfoliating products completely. I was surprised by how healthy my skin feels after using the cloth, it's almost like it not only exfoliates and buffs but also draws out impurities to leave you with perfectly radiant skin.
The cloth doesn't feel harsh on my skin but I can feel it working as the skin on my body warms up and reacts to the subtle feeling exfoliating action. The effects are more noticeable on my thighs where the skin actually looks visibly cleaner after using the cloth.
After use you rinse and wring out the cloth, it dries within 5 minutes and can then be stored in the Ziplock baggie supplied.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
This product is the best buffing cloth anyone could own.
I recieved mine as a gift and I have to admit when i first opened it I thought hmmm ok this is different. The cloth is a long strip of material about 2 and half foot long and about 6 inches wide, it is blue in colour and the material is rough.
The retail price of the cloth is between £8.00 and £12.00 dependant on where you you buy it from. You will find them on ebay and anywhere that stocks Dermalogica proucts.
Although this is alot for a buffing cloth, in my opinion it really is worth the money. If I hadn't have recieved it has a present I would not have paid this amount, however now that I have owned one, I definately would pay the price.
When I first used the cloth I was amazed at our soft my skin felt after, because the cloth is a long strip of material it is easy to use on hard to reach places like your back, you just put it around your back and hold each end in each hand and scrub away, carry on down your body in this way to be sure to get all of those hard to reach places.
Altough it feels rough when dry it doesn't hurt your skin, once wet and lathered up it has just the right amount of exfoliation quality.
The other great thing about this cloth is you can just throw it in the washing machine, which does no harm to the cloth whatsoever.
The cloth comes in a handy little clear ziplock bag, keep the bag to store the cloth in for travelling on your hols.
Once you have finished buffing your skin will feel soft, I have also found that it helps to reduce ingrowing hairs due to its exfoliating qualites. Make sure you moisturise after using the cloth to keep the skin feeling soft
Great product, my friends will be getting one for Christmas
I have had Keratosis Pilaris for as long as I can remember. For anyone who is unsure of what KP is, it is basically little red bumps that appear on the skin. I tend to get it on the top of my arms, and occasionally very mild ones on my thighs which is not a good look at all! It never used to bother me until I started wearing skirts and short sleeved tops in public, and it was recently getting to the stage where it was effecting my confidence so I decided to ask the beauty therapist at my gym's Spa what she thought would help clear my skin up or atleast mask the red bumps a little.
She reccomended I use the 'Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth', which I researched as soon as I got home, and although I was a little disheartened upon seeing the price, I bought one. This cloth is currently around the £10-£15 mark, and when I bought mine at the beginning of the year I paid £12.50. I bought mine from Amazon and it is available on various other websites aswell.
My cloth is a navy blue in colour (I am pretty sure there are pink ones available too) and it looks pretty much like a large flannel (can be folded though for elbows, knees etc or kept unfolded for my back). It comes with a little transparent bag which is handy in keeping the cloth clean and dry and protects it when it's in my gym bag or handbag from any other stuff in there so it is a great way of keeping the cloth good as new and hygienic. On a side note though, I was expecting a really luxurious bag, when in fact it is essentially a spruced up zip loc bag - it doesn't look like a bag that would be used to store such an expensive cloth but never mind!
The cloth is extremely easy to use and I use it just like I would a loofah. It's a great exfoliator and although it's effective in getting rid of dead skin cells and smoothening the skin, it is not too rough so I am able to use it (extremely gently) on my face. The cloth has been a life saver and has really cleared my skin up, it leaves my arms and legs so smooth that they almost feel like silk, and I feel so much better after a good scrub with the cloth. It gets rid of dirt, dead skin etc and is easy to clean as well - it dries within 30 minutes and can be then put back into its bag.
The cloth has cleared my KP up brilliantly, although I do also use exfoliating gloves and moisturizer but I was using the gloves and cream before, so the cloth more than likely is the sole reason why it has improved so much; it's no where near as red or noticeable and my skin has a healthy glow and even tone. Overall, I am very pleased with the cloth and despite the price it can not be faulted. It is not a quick fix however and needs to be used atleast 2-3 times a week - any more than this is out of the question as it's such a thorough exfoliator. Also, after use, make sure to moisturize as it does leave skin feeling quite tight and dry.
I came across these about a year ago. I was doing my dermalogica training (i'm a beauty therapist) and the woman doing the demos kept using these cloths. I was amazed. So much more hygienic that a loofah! And a lot more effective! I love that once i've used it, I can just put it in the wash and it'll be like new again!
It makes my skin feel beautiful, without having to spend a fortune on various exfoliation products.
The price however is a little bit much. But I had to have one! However recently, I came across a cloth just like this but it was a Sanctuary one, costing me only £6 off the internet. So I bought one for my friend! She wasn't disappointed either and now all my friends own them!
Overall, I would consider this to be a necessary purchase if you care about your skin. It's very effective, and hygienic. (But if you can find a cheaper one somewhere, do that instead!!)
I was bought one of these for my birthday and I have to say I'm surprised so many people like them as much as they do. I think I might just be a bit stingey and tight, because I thing that £11 is quite a lot to pay for exfoliating your skin. This is the size of a flannel and I have used it for a couple of weeks, but thought that this little piece of nylon really didn't make that much difference. The afore said flannel would have had as much exfoliating effect as the buffing cloth. Or you could use on of those puffs that you can buy for under a £1.
I do like the fact that this cloth comes in it's individual bag so you can take it to the gym with you. However, I just wasn't that impressed with this product and I would recommend saving your money for a nice smelling scrub for when your elbows really need it.
Sorry Dermalogica but this one isn't for me!
I bought my Dermalogica The Ultimate Buffing Cloth from Amazon and it cost me £11.50 which I though wasn't too bad a price to pay, you can buy them online at around the same price or more depending on where you buy them from. Some sites charge up to £18 for this so browsing around can save you money, but with buying online you will have postage costs on top of the price.
The cloth comes on a zip bag and looks like a rough cloth, its made out of nylon so holds water and body wash well.
This is great for using in the shower as it exfoliates the skin really well.
I like to use this once a week to get rid of dead skin cells as we all have places that need exfoliating, with this cloth you can buff up the skin ready for moisurising later.
I think the cloth is economical for the price as you can use it more than once, it dried quickly after use and you can machine wash it on a low wash if you want to get it really clean.
I like the little bag it comes in as this is water proof and can be taken on holiday with you or to the swimming baths so you can use it in the shower after being in the water that has chlorine in it.
I don't know about you but the swimming bath water seems to dry my skin out and I like to shower after and buff my skin then moisurise after a swim.
I like the way it leaves the skin feeling smooth and even though it leaves the skin looking a little red after use it does settle after a few minutes into a nice healthy glow.
I'd be happy to recommend this to you if your looking for a good exfoliating cloth, as this can be used again and again.
This buffing cloth from Dermalogica is described as the ultimate buffing cloth and certainly having paid £10.99 for one had high expectations of ity and to be honest I have not been disappointed. It comes ina zip lock bag for storage so it is ideal for taking away with you when you are travelling or for use after a gym session. It is the same size as a normal face cloth and is machine washable on a cold cycle. I have a blue one however they are also in red and yellow if there are more people in the house who want one.
The buffing cloth is designed to remove dead and rough skin from your body and is basd upon similar products found in Japanese Spa treatments which act as an exfoliator for your skin. I use my normal body wash and then massage it into my skin using the cloth. The cloth is abrasive without feeling harsh on my skin, I certainly have noticed the difference over a period of time with using this cloth, it has a nice massaging feeling to it and leaves my skin feeling smooth and with a healthy glow to it.
It works well on hard skin areas like the base of your feet and elbows and it does seem to invigorate the skin which is down to the massaging effect that it has. I have been using my current cloth for about three months now an it is still pretty much in the same condition, it has probably lost a little of its abrasive qualities but it is still really effective.
I would certainly recommend this product and would not be without it now.
I paid just under £20 for a three pack of this Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth, individually they retail for about £11.00 so I was getting a good price. You can wash these in a cold delicate cycle in the washing machine but over time they do lose their effectiveness after a few washes and as such buying a three pack made sense. It also means that I can have a cloth in my gym bag to use in the shower as well as at home as they are each in a separate zip lock bag. Each one is a different colour and my pack has a blue, red and yellow one so you can keep track of each one and how much use it has had.
The marketing blurb claims that these are based upon Japanese spa treatments and the buffing cloth is designed to help remove dead and rough skin from your body as it acts as an exfoliator. I simply apply some of my normal body wash and then massage it into my skin using the cloth, certainly I have noticed a difference in areas such as my elbows and also my legs. The cloth is abrasive however it is not excessively harsh or uncomfortable to use. There was almost a clinical smell to it when I first started using it but that smell does not last very long after it has been used and then left to dry.
The cloth is about the size of a standard bath flannel. After use my skin certainly does feel quite invigorated and nice and smooth, the only visible difference I have noticed is on my elbows and the base of my feet. I have been rotating the three cloths over a five month period and they are all still in really good condition and as effective as the first day that I bought them which is really impressive and certainly justifies the price. They are gentle on my skin but also effective at the same time and you are not finding bits of exfoliator on your skin after you have got out of the shower which is another plus point.
I would certainly recommend this product and the three pack is a worth while extra expenditure so that you will always have one available to use.
I received my Dermalogica ultimate buffing cloth at Christmas along with some conditioning body wash. When I first saw this scratchy nylon piece of cloth I was a bit shocked at how rough it looked and thought that using it would be pretty painful! I tried it out and it does feel a little rough but it is extremely cleansing and buffs up the skin giving a fantastic shine. After my first use I was utterly convinced by the product and my skin felt soft and delicious. I'd recommend this cloth to anyone that enjoys smooth, soft skin.
* Price and availability *
The ultimate buffing cloth is available at most places that stock Dermalogica products such local spas and beauty therapists. However they do charge a little extra for their products and have found Dermalogica products much cheaper online. The buffing cloth is advertised on the Dermalogica web site for £7.99. The cheapest I've seen it is from the online stockist: Jersey beauty company that have a pack of three buffing cloths for £19.99.
* Description *
The cloth is blue and measures 12" x 36" which is perfect for getting those hard to reach places such as the back. I've had trouble reaching my back and shoulders when using one of those scrunchy mesh bathing balls but with this cloth I can tackle all areas with ease.
The product is made from Nylon fibres. It feels robust and hard wearing. The cloth is based on traditional Japanese wash rags that are used in spas.
The reason for making it out of nylon is because the the fibres stay in shape even when wet providing a deep exfoliating clean. The material is also quick to dry and hard wearing.
To use the cloth simply wet it and then add a little body wash. You only need a small amount for the cloth to create a lather. Using circle motions sweep the cloth across the body and pay particular attention to drier areas such as knees and elbows. You can fold the cloth to use it more intensely on areas or use it all to cover larger areas. The frequency of use depends on the user. I use mine every other day but it's gentle enough for everyday use.
After use the cloth dries really quickly which means it doesn't go foisty, making it more hygienic to use. I've looked at mine half an hour later after a shower and it is dry and smelling fresh.
If need be you can wash the cloth in the washing machine and the recommended cycle is a cool water wash. I've not felt the need to wash mine yet but would be happy to if I felt it needed freshening up.
The life span on the cloths vary on use. My friend has had hers for a few years and it still looks in good shape and she says it still has the same effects as when she bought it.
* My opinion *
I love the buffing cloth. My skin feels fantastic every time I use it and gives me that all over clean fresh feel. Moisturising this polished buffed skin is a treat. I use fake tan and find that this cloth provides a good base for applying it as it smooths the skin removing dry patches. When the fake tan begins to fade, I use the cloth to get rid of stubborn fake tan marks and get my skin tone looking even again.
Overall I am completely satisfied by the product and saves me money as I don't need to waste money on expensive exfoliant creams. My only concern is the price tag as I have found similar products a lot cheaper but they don't have the brand label. The cloths are the same as many Japanese nylon weave cloths found online that can be bought for as cheap as two pounds. Although completely satisfied with my cloth, I may purchase one of these to compare it to in the future.
I use this nearly every day on my body and it is absolutely fantastic. It feels like it exfoliates the skin well without being too harsh, and is so easy to use and long lasting. Like a shower puff it helps to lather up your body wash, and therefore makes those products last for longer. but it is much more effective at exfoliating than the shower puffs, plus it packs down smaller - so is better for taking away or in your gym bag. It costs about £7 to £9 but lasts for ages so is actually a good price. you can also now buy a three pack (for about £20) which comes with a blue, red, and yellow one - this would seem really good if there is more than one person in your home who wants to use this as they could have their own colour - although I am considering getting the pack for myself so that I can keep one in my swim bag, one in my gym bag, and one at home - to ensure I'm never without it! I haven't got a bad thing to say about this (perhaps they could sell more colours, or sell the different colours separately?). I believe you can wash them in the washing machine - but I never have and mine remains fresh smelling!
I recently had a slight splurge in my local beauty salon and ended up invested in "The Ultimate Buffing Cloth" which is designed and produced by Dermalogica. It's not a product I'd ever heard of or ever really had any need of, but I was easily swayed into buying it as I so often am these days! It's basically a cloth which acts as an exfoliator and therefore removes dead skin cells. It's advertised as a "quick drying, hygienic exfoliating cloth" which promises to "buff and polish the body to silky perfection." With advertising like that how was I meant to resist buying it?!
The cloth comes in a clear plastic Ziploc bag which is ideal if you want to travel with the cloth or even just for storing it. The cloth itself is dark blue in colour and feels like a slightly abrasive flannel in many ways. It's very soft and it has a hygienic smell to it when it's first used, this smell does fade but as long as you keep it clean and let it dry after use there's no mouldy smell to it at all. The size of the cloth is 12 inches by 36 inches to give you a rough idea , when opened out it's bigger than the palm of my hand but it folds up really easily when using it.
To use the buffing cloth you basically rub it over the areas you wish to exfoliate when you're in the bath or shower. There's no need to apply too much pressure and it doesn't hurt at all when I'm using it, my skin is quite sensitive and this doesn't irritate it or worsen the sensitivity in any way. I find it takes about three minutes to thoroughly cover all my body with the cloth as I do tend to go over the areas more than once. You can feel the exfoliating in action when you're using it but it doesn't leave my skin over red or sore after use, a hint of redness can linger.
In terms of advantages this product does have several - it's really easy to use and there's no hassle involved, you don't get the bitty residue in the bottom of your bath after use as I always seem to with other exfoliators and it is fairly gentle on my skin yet still gets the job done. Lastly due to it's long length I can even use it to exfoliate my back by holding onto both ends and rubbing it from side to side... great invention! In terms of disadvantages there isn't really any that I can pinpoint at all as this product doesn't seem to have a single bad point at all.
I bought my cloth on offer with several other products but I believe it retails at around £10 from my online research. If you're looking to buy one you can get hold of one for £10.80 on Look Fantastic which is the site I tend to use for Dermalogica products. I've had mine for about a month now and tend to use it about once a week, my friend has had hers for closer to six months and it's no where near needing replacing at all - as long as you let this dry out after use and wash it in clean water there's no reason it won't last a year or two really. The full five stars!
Thanks for reading.
Perhaps it is all the chocolate I eat, or maybe it is in my genes, but i do still get a lot of bleamishes on my neck and face even though i am 25 (almost) and had expected this to have calmed down a lot by this time in my life. The reason for the bleamishes on my skin is due to my oily skin and the main areas are usually always my nose, jawline and the front and back of my neck. I have used various products to try to combat the problem, from The Body Shop Tea Tree products such as nose strips, through to good old face washes to cleanse the skin of impurities. None of them have ever given me great results, and if they do show signs of success it is usually short-lived.
As I have grown older I have become more and more keen to find a solution and having looked further into the reasoning behind my skin condition I were very confident I might have a bit more success by using the Dermalogica 'The Ultimate' Buffing Cloth. The risk of buying online is that you don't know exactly what you will recieve until it arrives, fortunately it was a small issue on this occassion. I ordered what I believed to be a blue buffing cloth and when my purple, yes, purple coloured cloth arrived I began putting the product to test and seeing if it would yield any worthwhile results for the £12 I paid.
The buffing cloth is 12inches by 36 inches, so not an insubstantial product. This type of cloth is said to be an effective way of exfoliating my skin (especially my face and neck) to cleanse it. I suppose you could use it with Dermalogica products, although I didn't discover these until after the purchase of 'The Ultimate'. The feeling on my skin wasn't as rough and abrasive as I had expected, and I were pleasantly surprised by the fact the ritual of exfoliating helped me relax.
I must admit I so sometimes succumb to fancy wording and jargon, but if i told you 'The Ultimate' promotes micro-circulation, removing impurities and dead skin cells you would be firgiven for looking at me like I were stupid! In the past I did find myself using my flannel with no success in order to remove the oilyness from my skin. I am glad that now I have found a solution to my oily skin that I am beginning to notice a difference in the feel and look of my skin. I can't imagine I will be able to eliminate angry red bleamishes completely, but staying on top of them will keep me happy.