Reviewed by Julie Powell
So, with Mother’s Day slowly creeping upon us and us not currently being allowed to go places for a little pampering what better gift to give than the skin exfoliating glove from No.1 Illume for a bit of an at home pamper session, especially with spring feeling like it is just around the corner now is generally the time of year that most of us start giving my body a little more attention and tlc after hiding it under multiple layers keeping warm during the autumn and winter.
The glove is made from 100% intricately woven silk viscose, and claims that it will effortlessly exfoliate, purify and energise your skin. It is also known to brighten dull dry skin, remove fake tan, prevent ingrown hairs and improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and cellulite.
The glove comes in a lovely well-presented box with printed instructions and a sealable bag (handy to put the glove in when taking it on holiday!)
At first impression the fabric of the glove is very smooth and left me thinking surely this can’t actually do anything as it’s too soft however I was wrong!
So off for a shower I went and followed the instructions given which were to soak skin under warm, steamy water for 10-15 minutes, put on the glove, rinse under warm water and then turn the water of, move the glove in sweeping motions over my skin applying pressure with no need for shower gel of body wash, rinse skin and then pat dry and moisturise.
The instructions did state that you’ll notice your skin may start to peel which is completely normal however I didn’t experience any of this, however what I did experience was lovely soft skin with no irritation or redness.
The glove itself is a great size and easily fitted my hand however I did find the elasticated wrist band a little on the snug side but for the length of time I used it for it was still comfortable.
For someone who suffers from keratosis pilaris (chicken skin) on my upper arms I have tried many dry brushes and exfoliating gloves in the past but have found them all to be very abrasive and not very gentle on my skin this is by far the most gentlest glove i have tried, it terms of effect on my skin I’d say it has given an instant slight improvement on my upper arms which I’m hoping that after repeated use that this area will improve some more but the results on the rest of my body have been very impressive indeed– no more crocodile skinned knees and elbows!!!
Upon looking at the products website I was able to find some more tips such as the recommended usage is once a week and to keep your glove in tip top condition, they recommend cleaning after each use to simply place in hot water and to not machine wash it.
This is an amazing at home pamper product which I would rate 4.5/5 that has now taken up residence in my shower and will definitely be used by myself over the next few months.
This product is available to purchase from No.1 Illume here.