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I own a few soap and glory products and these are by far the best! They are a nice bright pink colour, the norm for soap and glory, and fit on my hands really well without being too tight, even when wet, or two big so they don't slip off. They don't shrink and get stuck on your hands either when taking them off. They are fairly thick and quite harsh feeling which I love because I love a really good clean but I wouldn't recommend them to anyone with sensitive skin. (or atleast just them once a week or something)
They also have handy little ribbons to hang up in your shower or on your taps. I use them instead of sponges or buffs and they keep my skin clean and very very soft, they also last for much longer so you are saving money in the long run. Another good point is they don't smell bad like other scrub gloves can after a while.
These mitts are more expensive than others in shops but I think the price is worth it because they are very durable and don't lose their scrubbing texture meaning they last for a long time!
Every girl (or boy!) needs a pair of exfoliating gloves, they remove the dead skin cells and other muck on the skin, leaving it smooth and soft, failure to do so will result in dead, dry and bumpy skin, I used to pick up a number of cheaper brands but when I had these in a gift set I loved them and vowed to never pick another brand again!
The soap and glory packaging always draws me in when I'm looking around Boots, their whole product range has a very girlie and vintage look about it and its very eye-catching, these gloves are wrapped in a small layer of the packaging. The gloves themselves are a very light girly pink, they are more durable than cheaper ones and don't tend to look so beaten up after each use, they seem much thicker too. The only problem I have is my tiny hands hardly fit in here :(
These are available now for £4 from Boots, I believe this is a fair price because cheaper brands come at £2 but don't last anywhere near as long and just end up looking like a mangled sock in the shower, these stay in great shape for much longer so its worth paying the extra bit of money to get something that will last you twice as long and looks much more attractive!
*Application and results*
When in the bath or shower just pop these on your hands, put your body wash or soap on and rub your skin in circular movements, These gloves seem to glide much more easier than other brands and feel softer on the skin, they also seem to bubble up nicely, after you come out of the shower or bath you will notice how much your skin has improved and is much smoother.
The results stay the same for any brand of these gloves you buy, but if you want to ensure an attractive and long lasting product these are defiantly the one!
Exfoliating is a big part of most girls beauty regime and if it isn't, then it should be. Using exfoliating mitts is an inexpensive and effective way to remove those dead skin cells quickly and easy. There are a lot of these mitts around and of course they are all the same they all do the same thing and all have the same features but with some gloves they tend to rip, fade and smell after a while so I thought it's worth trying these mitts from soap and glory because they're only £2 so it didn't bother me if they did the same as all the others. You can buy these from boots and can find these in a lot of their gift sets they have for sale around Christmas time. You can buy these from any websites that stock soap and glory as well.
The design of this is pretty obvious, it's just a glove with an elasticated wrist I believe these come in only one size but they are stretchy I have relatively small hands and these fit my hands fine without slipping off like other gloves did, even after using these quite a few times but wrist band never loosened so these still fit perfect and don't slip off. These come in two different colours, the classic pink and white gloves and you can get these in black with purple dolka dots. My sister has the pink pair and I have the black pair, this is so we don't get mixed up and end up using each others which would be weird. These are quite thick when wearing these which reassures me they're going to do a good job because I've noticed the thinner flimsy gloves tend to rip and wear down easily.
My regime is usually this: put my hair up wash my face, either use a dry brush, then use a body scrub and then go into the shower and carry on as normal but now I have replaced my dry soft brush with these mitts of course I alternate between the two, I like to chill out and have a real beauty night on Sundays and this is when I use the brush but the rest of the days I use the mitts. I must admit I haven't had an awful lot of time to do what I usually do so I haven't exfoliated in a while and I have noticed that my skin is a little dull and dry so i've re started now.
The point of these mitts is to lightly dampen your skin and rub around in small circular motions on your skin where ever you like the rough surface of the gloves removes dead skin cells letting the skin underneath breath and glow. You can use these however hard you want, but don't use these too hard because I have taken some skin off on my leg before and it's very easy to do by accident. I use these everyday so I don't really need to use these very hard. When getting in the bath or shower my skin tingles and gets hot with the water because of cause you've rubbed loads of skin off, and in my opinion this is how I know I've done a good exfoliating job and I know when I get out the shower my skin will be really soft and that's before I even moisturise. Sometimes I will use these in the shower as well or if I never had time to properly exfoliate I will put a blob of shower gel and wash with them because you can get a really thorough wash with these.
I've had the same pair for around 6 months now, maybe even more, and they're just as thick and just as rough as they were when I bought them, I always rinse these in the shower and place over the radiator to dry ready for the next day so they're always clean. I have no holes in these and they smell great, considering these we're only £2 they're the best gloves I've ever used.
I suffer with quite dry skin on my legs (gross, I know) and as a result I always make it a priority to exfoliate them every couple of days to avoid them looking and feeling disgusting. Exfoliating is an activity that most women have in their beauty or skin care regime, and if they don't they really should! Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin and leaves the skin feeling smooth, as well as helping to give the skin a clean, healthy looking glow. I have had a number of different exfoliating gloves over the years, with these been my most recent purchase - I bought them in mid January and they're still going strong! A common problem that I have with exfoliating gloves is the colour of the gloves fading and therefor looking very unpleasant and tacky, but these are still one solid colour (apart from a few speckles of minor fading).
Another issue is a lot of exfoliating gloves pick up creams etc used on my skin - eg shower cream, and the smell lingers and then goes a bit 'funny' after a while, resulting in stinky exfoliating gloves. I've also had one experience where I used a pair of exfoliating gloves so hard that a hole appeared, where as these ones are strong and versatile and they feel good quality. Exfoliating gloves range in price.. I think the cheapest pair I got were around £2 and there are luxury ones which are £10+. These are in between at a reasonable £4.09, which sounds expensive for a pair of bath/exfoliating gloves but due to the quality I am happy with the price I paid. I bought mine from Boots, but they can also be purchased via a number of websites including Amazon.
Soap and Glory describe these 'scrub gloves' as super exfoliating gloves. They're light pink in colour which is the usual soap and glory colour (they're a really girly type of brand) and come with a cardboard band around them which has the branding etc on it. It is recycable. The gloves themselves are quite thick and chunky - chunkier than any other brand of exfoliating gloves I have used previously. They're not soft but aren't uncomfortable either and my hands and fingers fit into them perfectly. There is an elastic bit near the wrist meaning they adjust to any wrist size, which is a fab idea and I like that they have an unusual almost cable knit type pattern - bobbly, raised bits of material stuck onto the nylon gloves.
I also like that when they're wet they don't stick to my hands and feel tight like some brands of exfoliating gloves do, and I don't have to peel them off with a lot of force. Using them is very simple - I either use them in the bath or shower. I squeeze a blob of shower gel onto the gloves and then rub all over my body in circular motions focusing on my 'dry areas' eg legs, knees, upper arms. The gloves aren't too harsh however they certianly shouldn't go anywhere near your face.
These are strong and durable gloves which exfoliate well. My skin always feels smooth and exfoliated after using them and they're easy to wash after use. They don't take too long to dry and smell's don't noticeably linger as long as I wash them afterwards. They're a reasonable price and I overall give them 5/5 stars - affordable, good quality and quite fashionable - well, nicer to look at then the usual exfoliating gloves due to the pink colour - lol. Reccomended!
On recommendation from one of my roller derby team mates (go Imposters Roller Girls!), I saved up my Boots avantage card points to get these so I got them for nowt! After reading other member's reviews of this product I am suprised to learn that some people back in October 2011 have paid up to £7 for these which I think is a bit much! I don't know if these are just London prices or something but I know from my local Boots here in Lincoln they're only £4 which is a fairer price.
Packaging for these is a band of Soap & Glory cardboard around them along with the plastic hanger which you have to snip off - minimal and recycle friendly - me likey!
Removing the packaging was easy enough. As soon I put the gloves down my partner puts his giant hand into one of them which is a massive pet hate of mine because my hands are abnormally small and for some reason whenever I get a pair of new gloves out or have knitted myself a pair a male friend always has to have a go and stretches it with their giant hands! Grrrrr! So now I have one glove bigger than the other. But the one that he didn't stretch fits (like a glove) very well!
I used these with a Clinique exfoliator but you can use any shower gel or soap with them. I start with them on dry skin and then pop into the shower for more exfoliating and a rinse. The gloves are very rough and only my legs, arms and bum can stand the harshness of these gloves so be careful, a light massage is all that is needed to make your skin feely all tingly.
After use you need to rinse them in clean, warm water and then make sure they're dried through naturally before storing them.
All in all a good product, these are my only exfoliating gloves so I can't compare them to others. My partner commented on my skin and said it felt "soft" - there's proof right there that they work!
I was lucky enough to recieve these in a Soap and Glory set I got for christmas last year. I have only just got around to using them. If you choose to buy them separately they cost a whopping £7 which in my opinion is expensive for what these are.
The gloves shaped suprisingly enough like normal gloves. They have a rough surface which you can use to exfoliate your whole body.
The instructions advise you to use your favourite soap or shower gel apply to the wet gloves and scrub away in circular motions to simulate and renew your skin.
The gloves themselves are a good size, I have quite small hands and they fit mine nicely, there is however enough stretch for them to fit most hands. They don't feel particularly nice on your hands in fact I found them really scratchy and irritating. I wet them as directed and I used a S&G shower gel. The gloves hold a lot of lather so you can manage to wash your whole body with a small amount of shower gel. The first time I used these I was a little rough, I didn't expect them to be quite so exfoliating and I managed to get a really red arm! You only need to gently massage your skin with these, you can be a little rougher with your knees and elbows.
After you have finished with the gloves you need to rinse them in warm water and hang them to dry naturally.
After using these my skin did feel softer and renewed. You do need to be gentle with your skin particularly if it is sensitive. I did think these gloves were overpriced if you were to buy them individually as you can buy cheaper ones. They do however save you money in the long run as exfoliators are normally quite expensive and these gloves can be washed and reused several times.
I would give the 4 out of 5.
I'm very lucky, as my mum works on the Boots manufacturing site, and often picks up lots of little treats for me at knock down prices from the staff shop . As Boots manufacture Soap and Glory products, I get plenty of these, and one of my current favourites is the scrub gloves, which retail for around £7 in store.
These are a pair of pink stretchy gloves (one size fits all) that you put on, and then use with a shower gel to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation has many benefits - it prevents ingrowing hairs after shaving, it stimulates blood flow, and it removes dead skin cells giving a much brighter look. While you can get some excellent scrubs that do the job, if, like me, you only have a bath in your home and not a shower, they can be annoying as you have to spend ages rinsing away the grit!
The gloves fit well - stretchy enough not to feel restrictive or too tight, but tight enough not to fall off. They have a rough texture to them, as you would expect from this kind of product. They are also flexible enough that I can still open bottles or turn the tap whilst wearing them.
Using these is easy - simply pop them on, add a squirt of your favourite shower gel or body wash, and buff your skin in a circular motion. The gloves are abrasive enough that you don't need to be particularly rough to get the best result, though I would recommend using them with a body wash that has some moisturiser in, as I have felt that although they leave my skin pink, healthy and glowing after use, my skin does end up a little dry - but nothing a quick slick of moisture lotion can't handle.
As well as looking glowing and healthy, my skin also feels smooth, particularly in the troublesome rough areas on my knees, elbows, and heels. The gloves can be popped over the taps to dry, though I recommend giving them a quick wringing out in hot water first to get rid of any excess product. After a few uses, they do become less effective as they do retain shower gel, but a quick whizz round in the washing machine soon sorts this out.
Overall, I think these are fantastic for freshening up dull tired looking skin, and heartily recommend them. Soap and Glory products are available at Boots, Harvey Nichols, and asos.com.
5 stars - recommended.
Anyone who has read any of my previous reviews know that I love Soap & Glory products, however, I have never tried any of their other products such as shower puffs, caps, etc, so when I came across these exfoliating gloves in the sale I just had to buy them.
I picked mine up for a fantastic price of 75p on when of the end rails in Boots, I am not too sure why they were this price, especially seeing as they had the exact same gloves for the same price along with all the other Soap & Glory products, but I am not complaining!
I think they normally cost between £2-£4, which even at this price I think is a good buy as they are very long lasting and work extremley well!
The packaging, despite following the normal retro Soap & Glory design, is also very simple, with both gloves just covered by a cardboard sleeve. The gloves themselves look like any other exfoliating gloves, which look slightly bobbly and rough in texture, however, theses ones are bright pink - there's your bit of Soap & Glory for you!
I sometimes get quite dry skin, particuarly in the winter and so I felt like some exfoliating gloves is exactly what I needed. Although it is not particuarly bad, I just felt I needed something to get rid of the slightly scaly / crocodile leg look and thought that this may be the thing I needed for me!
These can be used in the bath or shower and you can either wear one or both. When I use them I always use a moisturising body wash as this way I find it nourishes my skin, at the same time as exfoliating, as if I use an exfoliating wash and these gloves at the same time I find it to be too abrasive.
To use it simply says to rub in circular motions over skin, which is exactly what I do. When doing so you can feel the 'roughness' of the gloves on your skin, it is not unpleasant and neither does it feel like you are scrubbing your skin off, it just feels like it is doing 'something'.
The gloves aren't uncomfortable to wear on your hand either. I thought they may dry out my hands due to their slightly rough texture, however, this was not the case. It just felt like I was wearing any other pair of gloves, except these were slightly tighter fitting, especially around the wrists, which just meant they stayed in place when wearing them in bath/ shower.
After using this my skin did feel much more smoother and looked less dry in the appearance. Though, I did still need to apply moisturiser, as I would have expected as the abrasive-ness of the glove had no moisturising qualities, so although it was able to smoother out the skin, it wasn't able to soften. I don't think it really matters what brand of moisturiser you use alongside these as they seem to do most of the work and even a cheap moisturiser will restore any moisture needed back into the skin.
I have been using these gloves now for about 3 months or so and they have not worn out and still work just the same! Yet, I would reccomend you don't use them every shower / bath time as this can dry out your skin more so than not using them at all- I tend to find 1-3 times a week is enough to keep my looks looking smooth!
Overall I would reccomend this item, especially if you can get it at the price that I did. They manage to smoother out slightly rougher looking skin and your skin looks really great, soft and smooth when you moisturise aswell!
==Soap and Glory Scrub Gloves==
Soap and Glory are a global beauty company and have done remarkably well in the short space of time that they have been up and running. They have a whole host of products that are among the "must have" beauty lists and have also won a lot of awards too. I have to admit to loving the majority of the products that I have tried from their range which is really very vast. Not only is the packaging appealing and the marketing very snazzy but to top it all the beauty items themselves actually work and work really well.
These gloves are something that I hadn't seen before but when browsing on line at Boots.com (the majority supplier of Soap and glory in the UK) I couldn't resist adding them to my (already very large) order. I tend to buy a fair few pairs of these gloves a year and as yet had not tried these ones out so I was quite keen to do so.
==Price and Availability==
As I say I haven't seen these gloves before and although I purchased then on line at Boots I have not seen them in any of the Boots stores where I live so I must say that they would not be the easiest things to get your hands on (pun intended). It also seems that apart from Boots there is no where else to get the Soap and Glory range from so other than ordering them on line I can't see where else you would get them from if you were out on the high street looking for them.
The price of the exfoliating gloves is a little steep compared to the Boots own version of the gloves as a pair of these costs exactly £5. Boots own brand costs around the £2 and you can pick a pair of the gloves up for 99p or so in places such as Superdrug or similar places. Of course when buying a pair of these particular gloves you know that you are paying for the name as well as the product and you assume that what you are getting is of a slightly better quality than an own brand version of the product.
==Look and Feel==
As you would expect these gloves look just like a pair of gloves! They are the classic pink colour of the Soap and Glory range and when they arrived they did come housed within a cute little clear plastic box which kept the gloves all safe and flat. The outer packaging has the look you would expect from the Soap and glory range as it has the grey/pink and white colourings and a photo type picture done in black and white. They have a rather classy feel to them and with the extra packaging that you don't usually get with a pair of these gloves you get the feeling that the extra money paid for them might actually be worth it.
The gloves are easy to get on the hands and although they are a "one size fits all" type of item I have had no problems with getting them either on or off my hands. They do feel rough to the touch but this is really what you would expect from a product which is designed to exfoliate the skin and get rid of the build up of dead skin cells. I find that they feel less harsh on the hands if you apply some shower gel or soap on to damp hands before sliding your hands into the gloves but really these gloves are no different to get on than any other scrub gloves that I have used before.
==General use of the Gloves==
The idea of these gloves is that you can put them on and give yourself and all over easy scrub down and get into places that are not always accessible with a shower puff or a sponge. They are designed to work with a shower gel or a body wash in order to cleanse the skin whilst giving it a good scrub and removing any hard skin that may be lurking on the skins surface. Once you have the gloves on your hands you can still pick things up and open the caps of shower gels etc. without too much bother or fumbling. They do recommend using a Soap and Glory product alongside these gloves such as the shower gel "Clean on Me" and as a dedicated Soap and Glory fan this is exactly what I did in the first instance (before my Clean On Me ran out). I found a massive amount of product did well to get a great flow of bubbles all over the skin and seeped into the gloves to allow the bubble the keep coming whilst I scrubbed down my whole body.
The gloves did feel harsh on the skin but in a nice way and because you know that the gloves are doing a good job at making you feel all silky smooth and baby fresh. You can literally feel them removing all the nasty bits of the skin which make it feel rugged to the touch. The gloves seem to have a thicker feel to them when compared to the Boots own brand and this dense material against the skin goes a long way to making sure every inch of skin has a good scrub without excess pressure or going over the same areas again and again.
I do find that using a rich shower gel or body wash is always better so that the skin doesn't dry up any more than necessary and if I do use a cheap body wash then my skin is left feeling like it need a really good moisturiser that is left to soak in and work to give back the life in my skin. I always make sure that I use a baby lotion after using these gloves before I get out of the shower and then I use a thick moisturiser on top of this once I am all towel dried off.
After giving my whole body a good seeing too and having used both the baby oil and then a moisturiser I am left with the most wondrously soft and smooth skin. The gloves do such a great job at getting rid of all the hard skin without too much hard work or excess scrubbing of the skin. These gloves are brilliant to use before applying fake tan as you are sure to get a very even and natural look because all the dry hard skin has been removed and it leaves a clean flat surface for the fake tan to be applied on so that you are left with an even and natural looking tan.
Not only does the skin feel good but it looks good too. It has a great healthy looking glow that last for a good few days before needing to be done again. With the smooth feel and good look of the skin it makes me feel better about myself too and this is always a plus in my books. Himself loves feeling my silky soft skin after I have had a good scrub down and can get enough of it!
At first these gloves seem rather expensive for what they are and like I said before you feel you are paying the extra money because of the "Soap and Glory" name but I can say that these gloves have probably been the best gloves I have had in so far as they have lasted so very well. It is recommended that you "air dry" the gloves in between uses and I do this by laying them over the side of the bath. The exfoliating capabilities of these gloves seem to last far longer than any other I have had and the fact that they are thicker and a much better quality makes their longevity even better.
My skin feels good looks good and this in turn makes me feel all over good and no one can complain about that. The price is worth it for these gloves as they last well and work better than any other gloves I have tried (and I have more or less tried every brand going). I can't really find any fault with them as they are easy to use and suitable for everyone.
For these reasons I feel that a top score of 5 out of 5 stars is in order and a very high recommendation. Now time to get in the shower........
Take a little look at the Soap and Glory website as it is packed full of information and is really interesting to see all the products in one place. You can find the site here:
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.