In the constant quest to avoid dry skin, I’m always interested in ways to inject a heavy dose of moisturisation to hands and nails, so when I came across these moisturising gloves I decided to try them out.
The pack contains disposable gloves that are lined and pre-treated with a lotion containing tea tree, peppermint oil and shea butter. You simply pop them on for 15 – 20 mins and let them do their magic. I just about managed to get to the 20mins mark. Having them on felt quite strange and bordered on being uncomfortable due to the extreme ‘moist’ feeling.
Also, let’s be honest, they’re not the sexiest looking set of gloves. This is one of those beauty regimes you do when no one’s around or with your girls during a pamper session. When I removed the gloves I had to wipe a lot of the excess lotion away with a tissue and then rub my hands together to let the rest absorb.
Are moisturising gloves worth the hype? Well, with this pair, sort of… My hands definitely looked more youthful and nourished, especially around my cuticles – more so than just using hand cream. But they didn’t feel particularly soft afterwards, which was very disappointing. From a visual perspective this did the trick, but I’d prefer a product that gave an all round result.
In future I’ll stick to cotton gloves. They work on the exact same principle but are made of cotton fabric instead allowing you to wear your own hand cream underneath. I liked the disposable feature of these gloves as it made everything quicker and cleaner, but in order to get the full effect I think only cotton gloves will do!
Would you ever wear moisturising gloves?