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The Body Shop - Bath Gloves Review and other updates

What they claim: Best if you want to: Remove dead skin cells and increase the lather of your body wash with exfoliating mitts.

How it works:
  • Textured mitts are elasticized to stretch to fit any size hands.
  • Available in a variety of colors.
  • Particularly for use on dry skin that needs intense exfoliation on a regular basis
  • Elasticated and woven nylon material - provides intense exfoliation. 
  • An elasticated wrist band on each glove - stops the gloves from slipping off the hands during use. 
  • A loop on each glove - enables you to hang them in your bathroom for ease.
Use two to three times a week for maximum effect. Regular exfoliating and massaging can help tone and firm the skin.  Pour a small amount of body wash onto the gloves and rub over the body in circular movements.
 
Price: Rs. 255/- (INR) for a pair.

Pros: 
1. You want baby butt soft skin? Use this. I don't know how this does it, but this makes my skin so soft and smooth like silk. I use this as recommended 2-3 times a week only. (Though I am very tempted to use it everyday, my skin feels very different and rough on days when I skip it)

2. Very easy to use. Just slip them on, wet them, pour your favourite bath wash and lather away. It creates quite a lot of suds and turns every body wash into an exfoliating one.

3. Extremely elastic: They stretch to fit all hand sizes, don't feel tight at all and don't lose shape easily.Upon drying they go back to the original size.

3. They look very pretty. They have these in a lot of colors I remember seeing white, orange & green (I got this one)

4. They dry quickly. Both gloves have an handy loop attached to them and can be hung from a hook to dry.

5. They look like they will last long - like at least a year. I have had them for over a month now. 

Cons: 
1. Use very gentle pressure the first few times. These do get softer after the first 2-3 uses. So don't worry if it seems a little abrasive initially. It passes away soon. Just be gentle till then.

2. This is more of a caution than a con: Avoid the the face & neck area. I don't think this is suitable for the face.

Will I re-purchase: Definitely. I just love these. 

In the store, when they were dry, it did seem to me that they might be too harsh. But actually they are not. Once wet and after you have used them 2-3 times, they become softer. I wash and sun-dry them once a week for hygiene (UV rays though harmful for our skin, is a great disinfectant. I remember we had this UV Lamp in our lab - we would use it for some of our genetic experiments)

Honestly I don't know why these are better than those nylon poofs we get the market with all the body washes. But I can feel the difference having used those too. I never got such good results with them. 

DIY Tip: Before I had these gloves, I used to rustle up a quick at home body scrub for my weekly treat. I would just add 4 spoonfuls of sugar to a spoonful of coconut oil and further add another spoonful of lemon juice and scrub away.

Use this immediately or the sugar will begin to dissolve. I had very dry skin so I used oil, you can replace it with honey, milk, curd, milk cream or any other lighter oil. If the sugar granules seem harsh, replace with oats, besan or rice flour.

I avoid salt. It stings, if you have any minor cuts, et al.

Apply this scrub first, wash off with water. Use body wash/soap after this if you feel the need.

Why Body Skin Exfoliation is Important:  New skin cells are created in the skin's lower layer, the dermis. Over time, cells migrate to the surface of the skin. During their 30 day journey, they die and become saturated with keratin. Keratin is important because it protects the skin from outside elements.

Through the ageing process for women, the natural process of skin erosion becomes uneven, which gives skin a dry and rough look. Exfoliation removes the outer layer to reveal the newer skin beneath. This shedding of the outer layer unclogs pores, keeps skin clean, and helps reduce acne breakouts on the back where pores get easily clogged due to sweat.

Other Updates: The Body Shop has reduced its rates on over 600 products. I got a information mail from them 3-4 days ago. I am not sure about the 600 items bit part, but some of  items whose reduced rates they had mentioned were

1. Vitamin E Moisture cream: Now Rs. 695/- (Earlier: 995 INR)

2. Spa African salt Scrub: Rs. 1495 (Earlier: 1995 INR)

3. Honey and Oatmeal scrub Rs. 795 (Earlier: 1095 INR)

4. Eye definers (eyeliners): Rs. 395 (Earlier: 595 INR)

You can visit their site for more details on the entire scheme.

So, what is your body exfoliation routine like? Have you tried these mitts?


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Comments

  1. I bought Body shop eye definer at reduced price and got one mascara which gives extra long look to my eye lashes..Loved both the product..

    Bath gloves really looks addictive.

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  2. @Anamika: Really? I haven't tried either.. will chk them out next time :D

    They are very addictive.. Feel like using them everyday :D :D

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  3. I saw these at the store but since I never liked their facial buffer, I was reluctant to buy these. I got attarcted to see their gorgeous colours.

    The only product that I can go ga ga from BS over is the Loose Powder. I will buy ir forever and ever. :P


    I mostly use curd and sugar. Nice review. :)

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  4. I have never tried these..But reading your review, I guess I need to.
    I have used Olive Oil+Salt combo and it has worked well except for the cleaning up of the bathroom tiles after that :-)

    Would love to get something like this to avoid the mess

    Good review!

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  5. @Rati: I have the facial buffer as well. Fortunately it suited my skin. :D.. Too bad it didn't work for u..

    The loose powder is very good! I did swatch it in the store & liked it myself. But since I have dry skin I generally avoid buying powders.

    I too love using curd for the face :D

    Thks :D

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  6. @Poornima: I know! Tht is one reason I stopped using the home made scrub. Too time consuming, the bathroom wld get dirty and it was difficult to scrub off.

    Thks :D

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  7. I have never used this before..didnt know we get something so convenient for a regular bath use..will be trying it out now..

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  8. hey my first time here :) interesting fashion blog must say since im always on the look out for my fellow Indian fashion bloggers i was excited to find this:) will be back for more

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  9. @Gurpreet: Yea, this is really cool! I quite like this :D

    @VO: Welcome!! :D
    This is more of a make-up & skin care blog frankly.. not so much clothes fashion blog.. But i hope u enjoy reading the blog :D

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  10. I love these too! That's why my product of the week. I like to use them instead of those loofahs nowadays ;D

    I use them with The BS Pomegranate Body Polish n I just don't wanna stop lathering sometimes ;P

    ♥XX♥

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  11. @CZ: They are really cool na! Even I threw away all my loofahs in a week of getting these :D

    Really the body polish? I will try it with that then :D

    Thks for the tip :)

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  12. lovely post hun! Will defo try them out :)

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  13. wow !
    they sure looks addicting .. gonna check em out * adds facial buffer , hand gloves.liners and hand cream to the list* phew !!

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  14. gosh your skin care routines intimidate me! i feel like i don't take care of my skin at all!
    you're right about loofahs. they help in lathering up but don't really make any difference to my skin.

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  15. @GG: Thks :D

    @Palak: Oh God! yr comments had me doubled with laughter.. i cld almost imagine poor u just done with exams busy making a list of the stuff you need..

    @Rima: My younger sis is the same age as you and this is exactly what she says! She too feels like she's not doing anything at all :D

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  16. You know you helping body shop big time...I just got my pair yesterday and can't wait to use them.

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  17. @Anamika: Maybe they ought to pay me a certain cut! :D

    Do let me know what u think of them :)

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  18. I got the TBS bath gloves after reading your review and the one on Rati's site and I LOVE them! Thanks so much for the review :D

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  19. Dear Tanveer.. i love your blogsite.. based on your reviews i picked up the bath gloves, the st. Ives Vanilla Body Wash (the St. Ives Vanilla Moisturizer is not longer available so i am trying out the St. Ives. Collagen Elastin Body Moisturizer.. so far i am loving it), the body shop lip and cheek stain (soooo...natural), the NYX blusher (really pigmented)... all of which I absolutely love... The bath gloves are the absolute BEST!!!
    I stay in the UAE and i asked a friend to send over the ELF clear Mascara and the Ponds tinted Moisturizer since it is not available here.. i cant wait to try them out!!!
    Thank you!! Please keep up the good work!!

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  20. @Sunayana: Glad u liked them :)

    @Anon: I am so glad all these products worked out so wonderfully for you! Thanks a lot for reading the blog & trusting my reviews. It means a lot to me! Love :-D

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  21. Hey,

    This sounds super, and i really mean it.Would love to team this up with the myriad shower gels I have. Its great the stuff one can pick up reading blogs...thanks!...this am going to def pick!... Anamika K

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