Product Review: The Body Shop Bath Gloves (Guanti Doccia Esfolianti)

Name: Bath Gloves/ Guanti Doccia Esfolianti
Brand: The Body Shop
Size: one size fits all / taglia unica
Price: €4,00

From The Body Shop’s website:
Get even more of a lather with these textured bath mitts that exfoliate gently.
Una coppia di guanti da utilizzare sotto la doccia per levigare la pelle.

What I liked:
– stretchy, one size fits all / elastici, taglia unica
– easy to put on even when your hands are wet / facili da indossare anche con le mani bagnate
– they dry and go back to their original size quickly / si asciugano e ritornano alla loro misura originale velocemente
– if you use them gently, they leave skin soft, smooth and bright / se usati con delicatezza, lasciano la pelle soffice, levigata e luminosa
– ideal for lazy girls / ideali per ragazze pigre
– they come with a loop attached that makes it easy to hang them up in the shower / dotati di occhiello per appenderli facilmente alla doccia

What I didn’t like:
– they are scratchy and can irritate skin if you’re not careful / sono ruvidi e possono irritare la pelle se usati troppo vigorosamente
– can’t be used to exfoliate your face / non possono essere usati per esfoliare il viso

Your body, just like your face, needs to be exfoliated regularly to remove all the dead skin cells that are accumulating on its surface, making it feel rough and look dull. But a lot of us forgets to do it. It’s just an extra step in our routine that we don’t have time for in the morning and those little and gritty exfoliating particles in your scrub just end up all over your bath and shower…

The solution? Exfoliating bath gloves. They are a lazy girl’s dream. You just put them on and then wash your body as you normally do. They help create a nice lather and exfoliate your body as you wash it. The ones I’m using at the moment are from The Body Shop. They are a bright and festive red (although I believe there are other colours available), are made of nylon and are elastic fit, meaning they will suit most sizes, don’t feel tight and are easy to put on even when your hands are wet.

The gloves are quite abrasive and scratchy so you need to be careful when you use them. Don’t rub your skin really hard nor use them more than 2 or 3 times a week or they will irritate your skin. For the same reason, you should never attempt to use them on your face. Instead, just gently massage your body with them and you’ll get soft, smooth and bright skin. And once they’ve dried, they will go back to their original size. And you can also use the little loop attached to the gloves to hang them in your shower, ready for the next use.

La pelle del corpo, come quella del viso, ha bisogno di essere esfoliata regolarmente per rimuovere tutte le cellule morte che si accumulano sulla sua superficie, rendendola ruvida e spenta. Ma molte di noi se ne dimenticano. E’ un’altro passaggio extra per cui non sempre abbiamo il tempo la mattina e quelle piccole particelle esfolianti granulose presenti negli scrub finiscono ovunque nella doccia e nella vasca…

La soluzione? Guanti doccia esfolianti. Sono il sogno di tutte le ragazze pigre. Li indossate e poi vi lavate il corpo come al solito. Aiutano a creare un pò di schiuma ed esfoliano il vostro corpo mentre lo lavate. Quelli che sto usando al momento sono di The Body Shop. Sono di un acceso e festivo rosso (ma credo che siano disponibili anche in altri colori), sono fatti di nylon e sono elasticizzati, quindi andranno bene a quasi tutte, non tirano e sono facili da indossare anche con le mani bagnate.

I guanti sono abbastanza abrasivi e ruvidi quindi dovete stare attente quando li usate. Non strofinate la pelle vigorosamente e non usateli più di 2 o 3 volte la settimana o provocheranno irritazioni. Per la stessa ragione, non provate neanche ad utilizzarli per esfoliare il viso. Invece, massaggiate delicatamente il vostro corpo con i guanti, e come risultato, la vostra pelle sarà morbida, levigata a luminosa. E una volta asciutti, ritornano alla loro taglia originale. E potete anche usare i piccoli occhielli alla base dei guanti per appenderli alla doccia, pronti per il prossimo utilizzo.

Available at: the-body-shop.it and thebodyshop-usa.com

Summary
The Body Shop Bath Gloves are made of stretchy nylon to suit every size, are easy to put on even when your hands are wet, and exfoliate skin, leaving it smooth and bright, as you wash it. However, the gloves can scratch and irritate skin if you’re not gentle enough and shouldn’t be used to exfoliate the face.
I Guanti Doccia Esfolianti di The Body Shop sono fatti di nylon elasticizzato per adattarsi a tutte le misure, sono facili da indossare anche con le mani bagnate, ed esfoliano la pelle, lasciandola liscia e luminosa, mentre vi lavate. Ma i guanti possono graffiare ed irritate la pelle se non li usate delicatamente e non dovrebbero essere usati per esfoliare il viso.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Comments

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Eight, how do you like the Olay gloves? I think this type of gloves is great for when you’re in a rush as you just scrub your skin as you wash it.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Jenn, they are quite scratchy indeed but I find that if you’re careful, they work really well. And it’s good to know they can last for years, albeit with some wear and tear. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Makeup Morsels, do give them a try! They are very convenient and work really well. Just don’t rub too hard! :)

  1. Janessa says

    I have the coral color and what I do to make it less irritating or scratch is I drench them in water first or just put them on my hands and run it under water for a while or in the bath til it softens a little. And I use a shower gel for some slip (but mostly for the yummy scent).

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Icaria, I didn’t know there was a towel! That would be great for the back indeed. But I do love the gloves for their ease of use. With them, you can both wash and exfoliate at the same time.

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