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You'll never go back!
on March 11, 2013
I first tried the Salux brand skin cloths about five years ago. At the time I was having some serious issues with contact dermatitis caused by exposure to various plants - I have ridiculously sensitive skin - and, while I tried my best to avoid the irritants, secondhand exposure via my husband was also a concern. We were using mesh loofas in the shower - cheap, flimsy, disposable - but I wanted a more durable option, preferably something that could be washed and reused. Traditional washcloths were my least favorite options because they don't exfoliate or work up the desired lather. After much research, I stumbled upon the Japanese-style nylon washcloths and decided to give them a try.
Fast-forward to today and I'm STILL using the original six cloths! We cycle through about one a week - more during the summer, when my husband's likely to have brushed up against poison ivy and other problem plants - so each cloth has been through the washer at least 43 times (on average). They're starting to fray around the edges the teeniest bit, but otherwise are in excellent shape. (Pro tip: to wash them in a machine, put the cloths in a pillowcase and tie it shut. Wash in cold water and then air dry.) Their washability make them a sanitary, economical, and green alternative to those bunched-up mesh loofas.
Unlike cloth washcloths and loofas, the Salux skin cloths are HUGE; they're designed so that you can grip one end in each hand and scrub your back. They do an excellent job of exfoliating, but are still gentle enough that you can use them on your face. And they feel heavenly on tired feet. I'll never use anything else again.
Just make sure you get the Salux brand and not a knockoff. Some reviewers mentioned that they ordered the Salux but received the Leyjie brand. If this is the case, don't even bother opening it - just register a complaint with Amazon and get your money back!