If you use washcloths to cleanse your face, I suggest you try this product. Even if you hate it, the cost is under 10 bucks and you can use it to clean delicate surfaces instead! That being said, the shammy is similar to cloths made to clean cars. You shouldn't use a towel on a car because you can scratch the surface, so why do the same to your face?
The shammy is a stiff almost cardboard like material when dry and becomes rubbery when wet. Wet the cloth with warm water and squeeze out enough so that it is still damp. Gently glide over your skin to remove your cleanser.
Why I like it: it truly is gentle. Also, I used to have to go over my face multiple times using a washcloth to remove cleanser, but one round with the shammy will suffice. It eliminates irritation and prevents any residual film from your cleanser. Its easy to clean after each use with a bland detergent/cleanser, and it dries hard to prevent bacteria.
I absolutely hate the clarisonic but still need some manual exfoliation while cleansing (in addition to chemical exfoliation.) I do not use washcloths/flannels either because they are still to harsh. I either use microfiber towels (which are cheap) or the shammy. If the cost still bothers you, go to your local auto supplier and ask for a car shammy..same thing cheaper price.
Overall, if you use washcloths, grab a shammy instead you won't be disappointed!
This is not, repeat not a piece of shammy, nor a piece a cloth. Think of it this way, your latex makeup wedges, as an 8"x8" piece, that will be my best description. It is expensive, I believed I paid Cad$ 15 for it 3 years back. After a few use, I just couldn't stand the feeling of it. I just felt weird, a piece of cotton face cloth is much better. For those who need this to properly cleanse their face, I suggest look into a more proper cleanser for your skin type.
The face shoppe has something similar to that but for a fraction of the cost. I was sucked into that and it felt better than the Aveda's, but eventually I put them into storage and use my cotton face clothes instead.
Amazingggg , ever since I've started using this cloth my face has become so much more clearer , almost 99% blemish free! It really takes off makeup and dirt better than any other facial cloth I've ever used!
I tried this product at least 10 years ago and my HG of cloths!!! I found it really pricey but it works so well!! I even tried H2O's shammy because it's so much cheaper but it doesn't even come close to Aveda's! It takes off all makeup and eye makeup really well. Works great for taking off mascara too! And it cleans really well. Every week I hand wash it with a little bit of detergent and it is as good as new again. I end up using it til there are cracks on the edges (even tho I'm supposed to replace it every 6 months.) It doesn't tug like regular face cloths would. My husband tried it and kept using it because he saw how well it took off his dead skin cells! LOL!! So now everytime I buy replacements I have to purchase 2! I bought Jane Iredale's magic cloth and as expected it did fall short of my expectations since this Aveda shammy is so much better!!!
This Shammy is awesome.
At first i didn't know how to use it, so i hated it, but once you get it right, its great!
1 - Wet the cloth throughly
2- squeeze out most of the water, so its not dripping with water.
3- wipe cleanser, mask, etc off your face.
4 - rinse clothe underwater, repeat 1-2-3.
I've always had trouble getting my face clean, I'd use makeup removed, wash it twice, and when I'd used toner afterwards, all this dirt would be on the cotton pad
I tried so many different cleansers and nothing solved the toner/cotton pad issue.
UNTIL the Shammy!! I can wash with any face wash, then Use the Shammy to rinse/wipe and then with the toner test, the pad is Clean!!
It really works to grab all the dirt, dead skin, and more off your face. its just amazing.
I have a clarisonic and that Doesn't work as well as this Shammy!
Love it, and now my sister and boyfriend use it too.
This product is unique. What it is exactly is a washcloth that dries to a stiff feel after you use it. This allows bacteria not to infest in the washcloth, which is what happens to other washcloths without this feature. I use it everyday, in the morning to clean my face, night time to take it off. It works like a dream and my breakouts have definitely decreased from it. I have oily skin and I must say this product somehow toned it down. I love this washcloth and needless to say, I would buy it again if needed!
I am of mixed opinion when it comes to this product. For reference I have the white cloth from The Body Shop that uses the same technology: dries stiff after use, smooth surface, rubbery. Pros: 1) Dries to keep out bacteria! 2) Allows you to see the dirt that has been removed. Cons: 1) Must apply a decent amount of pressure to see results. 2) Seems to dry my skin out somewhat. 3) No good for something like OCM. Using this for the past 5 months, I have not noticed any reduction in breakouts and I am beginning to miss regular use of normal wash clothes. I have yet to decide if I want to repurchase.
Okay well i like this. It has made my breakouts almost completely nonexistent and is really making my morning and evening skin routine very simple. the only problem i have had with it is i ordered it off of the website and paid by CC and it took them over a month to even ship the product. that i was completely upset with but once i got the product i rather liked it so it made up for the lack of customer service.
Hmmm..i would like to like this product but i just don't:( i just dont understand what the point of this is.I ris and it had only been used twice, i've only used it a few times.I hav slightly sensitve skin but still like to feel as though im getting a little bit of exfoliation when washing my face.This cloth has an odd, rubbery texture, and it really does not feel like it has cleaned or removed anything from my skin.I think i would rather take the chance of changing my washcloth every few days, then using this, having it harden up and kill germs.Also at $20.00, its simply too much for any cloth.Not a repeat purchase:(
This is a great product and I credit the Shammy to helping my face become clearer and less prone to breakouts. I purchased this about 3 months ago and I have used it every single day since. I feel like I am taking off all my make up off at the end of the day. I put Nivea's cream mu remover all over my face and use the Shammy to take it all off. Then I cleanse my face with Alpha Hydrox Foaming Cleasner.
The shammy dries over night so that less bacteria forms. Every two weeks, I throw it in the washing machine on a warm/cold wash and leave it outside to dry. At first I thought it was a bit epxnesve for a piece of foam cloth but I think it is totally worth it now. The Shammy should last for at least a year or so.
4/16/09: I am still loving the Shammy!