I’ve previously written about the importance of using your cleanser to actually cleanse the skin, and ideally pre-cleansing in some way to remove your make up, thus making your cleansing product last that wee bit longer.
Prior to discovering the benefits of a pre-cleanse for my skin, I used my beloved Cleanse and Polish from Liz Earle to remove mon maquillage (so impressed that my knowledge of A.S Level Francais has lasted long enough for me to be able to spell that correctly. Merci buckets.) Whilst this did a sterling job, there were always those pesky little buggers (usually named Bertha and the likes) that would not waive their rights of residence on my chin. So I started double cleansing, to make my skin feel squeaky clean. It worked a treat. It bothered me though…I was using so much product and spending so much money! Yes, your skin health is a fabulous investment but investments require my dolla bills!
In more recent times, I began using micellar waters, my favourite being the blue L’Oréal yolk, but I didn’t find it so comfortable around the eyes. Back to Boots for an eye make up remover. Again, the price was totting up.
Cut to a couple of months back when I heard about ‘The Cleanse Off Mitt‘. This intrigued me, but I’m a cynical soul. I don’t trust easily and I don’t like changes in routine. I was dubious and a little hesitant to try it. It seemed too simple, too good to be true.
Basically, this is a wee blue hand mitt that was created by the booooooootiful Jennifer Rock, otherwise known as The Skin Nerd. A fellow glasses wearer (whoop whoop!), Jennifer is from Ireland and is a hooman (my favourite word of hers) that is obessed with skin, science and good for you products.
Her creation is made of some sort of scientifically magical microfibre that removes your slap with…wait for it…JUST WATER! Really, just water. The mitt is not embedded with a secret cleansing product or some sort of nasty chemicals. It’s safe, it’s gentle and claims to be thorough.
Apparently, it’s all down to the unique composition of the microfibre and everything, down to the very length and width of each fibre, was taken into consideration. This was all meticulously researched, trialled and tested to ensure that each wee thread picked up and absorbed product from the face.
Sounds too good to be true, right? My thoughts exactly but I figured- hey, if it doesn’t work, I’ve gained a face cloth. So I ordered two and I waited for the ding dong doorbell.
So, here’s the deal. You soak this in warm water and, well, rub the visage. Complicated isn’t it? I tried mine for the first time and, in the spur of the moment, stuck it on Snapchat, jhynds30. Sadly I do not look very glamourous in the following schnapps, but at least the reaction is completely genuine. Silver lining and all that. Some of these photos are screenshots of video snippets…hence the blurring! My hands aren’t just that shakey!
The face says it all. It’s shocked but it’s clean. How can something so simple pack such a punch? Is it witchcraft?? Is it magic? Who knows? Who flippin’ cares? It works, and my cleanser is lasting twice as long because it’s not having to graft and remove my cake face!
Couple of tips…warm water not cold and give the mitt a wee rinse with some anti-bacterial soap after use, or risk staining. I have a strict two use rule and then it goes into the washing machine. Yes, it can go in the washing machine and yes, it works just as wondrously after washing.
Am I saying this could or should replace your cleanser? Absolutely not, and I don’t think its creator would disagree with me on that one. This little cloth will allow your cleanser to become part of your skincare again, rather than simply a make up remover, and you can reap the benefits of the skin loving ingredients contained within your cleanser once more.
I recommend having a few of these, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that you always have a clean one on hand. I now have three of these and will be buying more. It’s fast becoming a staple part of my skincare routine, and the best bit…it’s cleaning and not doing a button of harm to your boat race.
Good news should be spread. Ditch the make up wipes (you shouldn’t use them anyway!!) and get your mitts on a Cleanse Off Mitt. See the wonder at work for yourself!
Available through so many stockists. Do the Google or click below…
Victoria’s Health and Beauty
Let me know in the comments if you get your hands on one!
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- Hooman is a good word.
- So is plethora.
- Miranda 😂