At-Home Korean Body Scrub

//At-Home Korean Body Scrub

My mom is a lil obsessed with getting Korean Body Scrubs done. So much so she even ordered Korean Body Scrub mitts for us to sell in-store. And while I like going to get the treatment done, I admittedly “yea, yea”ed the exfoliating gloves themselves. I figured they were just exfoliating mitts like any other mitt I’ve used, and that they would be no different than one of the many body brushes, sugars, or loofahs I have in my bathroom. I thought this¬†because if you have ever had a Korean Body Scrub, you know that it ain’t just the mitt that’s scrubbing you….it’s pure elbow grease.

Yes, the ladies who scrub you get right into every nook and cranny of your body (nipples, crevices and all) – and they do so with force. I like to say that they polish you like a trophy, but Ben (who I tricked into joining me last time) said that he now knows what it feels like to be skinned alive thanks to the experience. Trophy polish sounds better.

Well, I will have to announce on the Internet for everyone to behold, that my mom was right. Yesterday I used one of these mitts as I had a new one lying around my tub, and boy oh boy!

It was the best body exfoliant I have ever used. So much dead skin came off me, it was pilling off me. The mitts have these nail file-like strips on one side of them that sloughs off your body’s cuticle.¬†After my bath, I had to re-rinse my tub of bits of me. Eew, right? I know…gross. But my skin was baby-smooth, moist and bright.

Now, I will say I like dry brushing more for the circulation, but these mitts were more effective for removing dead skin cells. The trick is to soak in a warm bath for a bit before scrubbing so your skin is softened and ready to be peeled. If you don’t do this, it’ll still be a good exfoliation, but you may not get the skin pilling I describe.

And the best part? They’re not expensive. Unlike my electric face exfoliator and my fancy foam glove, you can get two of these mitts for $4.95. I know, I know, I sound like a door-to-door salesman – I’m just evangelical after seeing how effective my mitt was. When trying to title this post I tried to come up with bold, attention-grabbing one liners so that a lot of people would click on it and be introduced to this fantastic, simple beauty item (!) Unfortunately I only came up with glove puns that eluded to the O.J Simpson trial or mid-nineties safe sex campaigns….not good.

So, I will simply say that there is something so satisfying about this intense exfoliation – it’s the same delight I get from extracting my blackheads or doing a detox. And if you are feeling grimy from summer city pollution, sweat and oil, you’re a bath away from polished, silky skin. With a bit of TLC and a dose of your own elbow grease, you can do your own at-home Korean Body Scrub.

2012-02-07T20:43:20-05:00 By |Exfoliation|12 Comments

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  1. Tracey July 1, 2011 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Bought these last time I was in your Oakville store and love them. I have very senstive skin and they’re great!!!

    • kristen July 4, 2011 at 8:50 am - Reply

      They are amazing – but they really do work much better when you soak for 10 minutes at least.

  2. Ms. Mischief July 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Kristen,
    I am a Pure and Simple devotee (the BEST facials in TO!) and have gleaned so much useful information from your blog. After reading this post, I ran out to buy these mitts at the Yonge and Eg location and really like them. However, I would appreciate it if you could recommend a Korean spa in Toronto (TTC accessible) where I could get the actual treatment done? I suffer from KP on my upper arms and will try anything to help get rid of the annoying bumps and redness (I’ve even recently cut out dairy from my diet!), so it would be so great if you could do a post on this topic if you have any advice to share about treating KP. Thanks so much and keep writing!

  3. Carla August 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Hey Kristen,

    Just wondering how to wash/care for these and keep them going for as long as possible? Just used them for the first time and followed with the Yonge and Eg body oil…. AMAZING!

    • kristen August 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Just wash it a bit with whatever soap you have in the bathroom (I use my body wash) after using it. I do this while in the bath. Then wring it out and leave it open to dry. I actually put it over my shower head bc I have a shower head on the side of my bath tub. If you can’t do this, try to leave it somewhere it can dry fast….near a window or something.

  4. madelaine October 7, 2011 at 8:02 am - Reply

    would you recommend that spa you mentioned? Also, how much did you pay for the treatment when you went?

  5. kristen October 7, 2011 at 8:51 am - Reply

    I would recommend it if you don’t mind VERY basic amenities…its kind of kind a clean community center. It depends on what package you ask for for price… but its under $100. When I went to NYC to a fancy, beautiful Korean Body Scrub spa – I paid close to $300!

  6. Nadine July 5, 2012 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Hi Kristen,

    Are these gloves still available at the Y&Eg store?

    Thanks!

    • kristen July 5, 2012 at 11:24 am - Reply

      We couldnt source them anymore – but working on finding another supplier. Though, I did see them in Korea Town (Christie and Bloor)!

  7. Mariana April 24, 2013 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I coudnt find it in this site you posted the link, can you help me found this right model? (that can send to a brazilian’s adress) I dont know were to search o.o
    Also i wanted to know if you can use this “harsh scrubber” to the face area, since its more sensible…

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