Listen, I like to be exfoliated. Really, truly exfoliated. Just like I find a massage to be completely pointless unless it makes me squirm in pain (that's not just me, right?), I think body scrub is a waste of time unless it's a close relative to sandpaper. In my quest for super-soft skin, I've tried anything and everything that claims to slough, buff or scrub. Sea salt-based formulas that dissolve in 12 seconds? LOL, you're cute. Coffee scrubs are awesome, but they make an inevitable mess and are a plumber's worst nightmare. Dry brushing is satisfying, but something about the sensation of scraping bristles against my dry skin makes me shudder. So Supracor's Stimulite Bath Mitt — a funny looking reusable glove — is by far my favorite way to exfoliate, plain and simple.
In the same way that Baby Foot is 10,000 times better than the best pedicure you've ever had (not to get hyperbolic or anything), this bath mitt will totally one-up every other method of exfoliation you've ever tried. It's weird looking, like if one of those off-brand Disney characters in Times Square had a love child with a sea sponge and then that love child's hand was severed and used for cosmetic purposes. (Still with me?) But the engineering behind it is legit: The scientists at Supracor were inspired by the strength and resilience of honeycomb's hexagonal structure when they created Stimulite, the material this mitt is made from. Because of its shock-absorbing abilities and durability, Stimulite has been used in mattresses, wheelchair cushions, sporting equipment and even bulletproof vests. And exfoliating mitts.
You can use it dry or in the shower, and because it's antifungal, antibacterial and drips dry rapidly, there's no gross mildew potential, like you'd get with a loofah. And in addition to getting skin insanely soft and glow-y with minimal effort, the mitt also helps stimulate lymphatic drainage and temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. And because Goop sells it, it's fair to assume that Gwyneth also approves.
Supracor Stimulite Bath Mitt, $34, available at Goop.com.
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