Friday, 25 March 2011

Review: The Body Shop Bath Gloves

I recently had £30 to spend at the Body Shop courtesy of an excellent (and very popular) Groupon deal, and popped these bath gloves into my basket alongside hundreds of bottles of TBS' excellent shower gel (I might be exaggerating a bit there, but only a touch).

Ever since, I've been using the gloves alongside the aforementioned shower gels - and they are absolutely, positively fantastic.  Made of scratchy nylon, you stick your hands in them and then wash as normal.  The gloves help to get more lather out of whatever shower gel you're using, and because they're a bit rough, they provide some very good exfoliation too.

And even better, there's no faffing about with bath puffs (which I always drop into the bath, thus wasting shower gel), and no need for a separate body exfoliator (which I invariably forget to use); these are the ultimate lazy-girl body exfoliation effort.  Everyone washes, and with these, everyone can exfoliate at the same time.  Perfect.

On the downside, they are really scratchy - to the extent that they make my elbows smooth (good), but also to the extent that if I overrub on a particular area (ahem), they can leave my skin looking a bit red and irritated (bad).  So, if you buy these (and you should!), go a bit easy with them.

Bath Gloves are available in a multitude of colours from the Body Shop, where they cost a very wallet-friendly £4.  What do you think?  Tried these?  Tempted?  Let us know in the comments!


  1. Wet gloves make me nauseous.

  2. Exfoliating gloves feel too harsh on my skin. What types of shower gels did you pick up? I love the mango and raspberry ones - smells so yummy and fresh!

    Cassie x

  3. I have been using these for years. When you buy them brand new trick is to not rub too hard. As yes very abrasive when new. They become less abrasive over time. I feel cleaner and fresher using them especially after a gym session. I wouldn't recommend using it on your face. And my boyfriend has noticed how soft and smooth my skin feels when I use it.

    This is a really messed up paragraph, apologies, but the content is there.


  4. Ouch, I can't imagine using something so harsh on my face! Excellent for my sadly neglected body, though.

  5. I've been using Body Shop 'scrubby gloves' since the mid 90's and I can't take a shower without them. I buy a new pair every 3 months as the elastic starts to wear out and they become less rough.

  6. I do use these - not on my face, but everywhere else :P

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