Last week, I picked up this Soap & Glory Face Massage Mini Mitt from Boots for £4. I've been really into massaging my face ever since I started using Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. A little massage makes me feel like I'm improving circulation in my face and giving my skin a helping hand in ridding toxins and puffiness. Soap & Glory recommend using this mini mitt if your skin looks tired and sallow.
This mini mitt is not really a glove-style mitt... it's a flexible silicone oval disc with a handle on the back. It looks a lot like the "Scrublet" that comes with the L'Oréal's Perfect Clean face wash. In fact, it looks almost identical to the Scrublet that comes with the American version of that product: L'Oréal Go 360 Clean. The disc is made from 100% silicone, which makes it very soft and bendy. Most of the disc area is covered in tiny little rubbery spikes, with one end covered in stumpier round nodules.
I use this mini mitt most mornings and nights. I use my fingers to spread Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish over my entire face as normal, and still using my fingers, work the cleanser into the more crevice-y areas like around my nose. Then I continue massaging using the mini mitt. Yep, my cleansing routine seems to take longer and longer these days! But I haven't adjusted the time I get out of bed accordingly, meaning I'm at least half an hour late for work every day.
I haven't noticed any "wow" results yet, but it does feel really invigorating to use the mini mitt. It doesn't feel at all harsh on the skin because the spikes are so soft. In fact, I'm not sure whether it even counts as exfoliation because it's not scrubbing the skin... just massaging it.
If you flip the mini mitt upside down, the little round nodules give a deeper massage because they're stiffer than the spikes. They can feel quite tickly!
If you end up trying one of these funny-looking massage discs, one tip I would give is to dry your hands before picking it up, because it becomes seriously slippery and unmanageable when the handle gets wet... a bit like trying to rub a sardine on your face.