I was skeptical on this product but I bought it anyway. Wow! I am impressed. I removed all my makeup including my mascara with my problems. The next day I did the same thing with a regular wash cloth and my mascara and eyeliner were not coming off. I rubbed and rubbed and nothing. So I do believe the magic mitt does work. It feels good on my skin and my skin doesn't dry out or get irritated.
This mitt truly is magic! I wish I discovered it years ago before I wasted hundreds of euro trying to find a decent cleanser/makeup remover. I know it sounds unbelieveable, but all you need is warm water and the mitt removes EVERYTHING! I always swipe rosewater over my skin after to remove any final traces of makeup but really, I don't need to. I find it best to clean it with a plain bar soap so it's super cheap to maintain too! Mine lasts about 6 months using twice daily so at €20 for the mitt, it is really good value for money. Plus I love the fact that I'm not using any nasty chemicals or detergents on my skin anymore, just plain water. So happy to have discovered this product!
The first time this was demonstrated for me at a training at work, I had to buy it. It removed ALL makeup without using any cleanser at all. The trainer said to wash it with bar soap to get any makeup residue off it. Since bar soap is so awful for your body, I never buy it or have it in the house. I tried washing it with other cleansers and it doesn't get very clean. That would be the only downside to the mitt.
It does not remove make up. It looks like it does, but if you take a bit of oil on your cotton ball and swipe your face you will see all the grease is still there. This mitt made my skin break out after a few days of use. I had to throw it away.
I've been experimenting with oils for the past year or so, trying to find the best way to remove makeup from my dry (prone to dry weather flaking) skin. While jojoba oil had been working well for a while, as winter is rolling around I was looking for something with more oomph. This mit is part of my new winter skin regimen: I wipe off my makeup with the mit, draping it on my face to steam it a little, and then while my face is still damp I apply Crunchy Betty's Royally Flawless Facial Oil (which I get off her etsy site... as soon as I write about a thousand more product reviews I can introduce it to MUA product reviews... irritating I can't do it now). Anywho, having spent my high school and college years with an awful parched face due to my antiquated beliefs that you need to strip your oils with soap every day, this mit has been awesome. Have used it for about a month so far and it's been holding up well... If it gets worn out a lot over time (I expect it will wear some eventually), I'll post an edit.
Oh, just make sure you don't let it sit wet for long periods of time, as recommended in the instructions. I wouldn't store in in the shower.
This is a microfiber mitt. It's not washcloth material as a couple of reviews indicate but you can find microfiber cloths much cheaper than this. I will say, however, that this cloth is very effective without ruining my skin which some microfiber cloths have done because they can be so harsh. I don't use this for removing makeup but an exfoliator. It does a great job without leaving raw spots like the last microfiber cloth I tried did. Yes it's overpriced but it's pretty and much nicer to use than a microfiber cloth from the automotive dept at Target. I'm happy with my purchase.
I'm mid thirties. I used Jane Irdale Magic Mitts for over a year. Before then I used wipes. I used to be lazy and ignorant regards to skin care. I believed I was doing my face a favour not using cleanser. I now know my skin hates SLS and any wipes. I felt the mitts did clean my face and when new they are soft and quick. After a month or two of washing them with handwash or soap (in very hard water) they go hard and rough, and I had to rub my skin harder to get the same amount of cleaning as when new. So for me the mitts don't last longer than a bottle of cleanser. I had an operation and had to take a short course of immunity suppressant medication. For months after I was driven crazy by itchy sensations all over my face and in my eyes and nostrils. I finally figured it was an over abundance of Demodex. A child's microscope scraping of oil from my nose confirmed this. It's took several months to get the numbers down to a low level. Using natural liquid castile soap with Tea Tree oil. (300mls of soap mixed with filtered tap water, 20 drops of TTO in a 'Method' foam making bottle. Need to shake before use.) Half the population has Demodex, it's not a big deal. Just need to use a gentle cleanser that cleans the pores. I'm using Jan Marini Bioglycolic Cleanser now as the soap is too drying now I use Retinyl Acetate, and is bringing on fine lines. Must use Sun screen if out during the day especially if using acids or Retinol. The Jane Iredale Magic Mitt would be fine to use for a short time or if you use a good cleanser once a day.
Wrote that review five months ago. Have changed my ratings to more positive as started to use the mitts again (to remove the Jan Marini cleanser initially) and have actually been using mitts more than any cleanser. Easiest way to clean your face without splashing water everywhere! It does remove mascara but I'm not sure if dragging the eye lids side to side is a good idea. Also, I wouldn't recommend using soap on your face if the soap is alkaline. Which is usually the case.
I love this product and the best thing for me is that it's perfect to use on travel since it's so small and light and there's no risk of spilling. It may look expensive but if you think how much you safe on cleanser it's totally worth it. It does remove all my make up, even the mascara very easily and only with warm water. I think it's even better for my mascara than my previous eye make-up remover since I never wake-up with mascara smudges. I always wash it with soap after use and let to dry.
Jane Iredale Magic Mitt is a fantastic way of removing your make up at the end of a long day.
Hassle free and easy to fit into your make- up bag the Jane Iredale Magic mitt is so easy to use no additional products required.
My skin felt clean and rejuvenated after use.I purchased my Jane iredale mitt via Chelleon have a look at the full range on www.chelleon.co.uk
Wow! I can't believe this actually works! I was seriously skeptical but it was cheap and the novelty hooked me. Imagine my surprise when, at the end of the day, I soaked this in warm water (no cleanser!) and swiped it around my face. Everything came off! Even my eye makeup! I was stunned! It gently exfoliates and leaves your skin soft and clean...no after cleansing tightness here! I've been using it for exactly a week (at night only, Jan Marini bioglycolic cleaser in the morning...review to follow) and I adore it! After I use it I swipe it across a bar of soap, lather it up and rinse and it's clean and ready to go. Ring it out and hang it up and it's dry in no time! A month or two ago my skin started FREAKING OUT with serious breakouts and now, in the last week, it's starting to clear and heal! I don't know if it's this mitt alone but I'll happily keep using it. I'm going to get some for my girlfriends and family and some backups just in case! Never want to be without this thing. Great for travel, too. Easier to pack than a bottle of cleanser, takes up hardly any room. Love love love!