The Best Exfoliating Washcloth Ever
Last week, as I worked on my round-up of Black-owned businesses to support, I did a little shopping. Okay, a lot of shopping, thinly disguised as “research.” One of the products I ordered was Luv Scrub’s mesh body exfoliator (I went with the color “Sunset” which is basically a slightly darker version of Millennial Pink – they have five colors, something for everyone, even black for all you true minimalists). I have to be honest, of everything I ordered, this was probably the item I was least excited about. But I knew I’d use it, I liked the under $20 price point, and I thought it would make a great item to suggest for future gift guide roundups. But how excited can you really truly be about a washcloth!?
Well. I’m here to tell you you should be VERY excited about this particular washcloth. It is absolutely, unequivocally, one of the best purchases I’ve made in recent months. This washcloth is EXCELLENT. I promise I’m not exaggerating. It is hands down, the nicest washcloth / loofah / body exfoliating thingamajig I have EVER tried. EVER. I’ve tried many a mesh wash cloth before (and love them!) but this one is different. First of all (I tried to capture the texture as best I could below), it isn’t a plastic wash cloth. It’s made from 100% nylon but not scratchy or plastic-y nylon. It’s almost silky to the touch but because it’s mesh and still textured.
It does an incredible job exfoliating. I love it.
It works whatever body wash you choose to use into a tremendous lather, you can ball it up and use it like a sponge, or stretch it out (it’s 50″ long!) to get your back. I can’t say enough good things about this thing. Do yourself a favor and go get one… (and maybe order a couple for next time you need a gift… as I suspected, it’s the perfect gift!). It’s also VERY pretty. It will look nice in your shower. I hate how much I care about that but I do. I care. So I want the things in my shower to look nice but also make me look nice. This accomplishes both.
Obviously $18 is a lot of money to spend for a wash loth but I rationalize it as you’re supporting a great small business, it lasts 18 months, and it looks really pretty in your bathroom.
PS – I shot it with my Necessaire body wash which besides being v. photogenic is my most favorite body wash of all time and I’m so happy they’re sold at Sephora now. Eucalyptus is my personal fav (not pictured, I’m working my way through the Bergamot!) but every scent they make is heavenly. These two products together = your dreamiest shower ever but you can obviously use any body wash. And when you use a wash cloth like this, you can definitely use less product.