Thursday, 12 September 2013

Harem's Secret - Traditional Turkish Exfoliating Gloves*

If you've followed my blog for a while, then you'll know that I love a good scrub! ;) 
I'm big on exfoliating and it's a huge part of my bath time routine. So when Harem's Secret approached me to review their 100% raw silk exfoliating gloves, I couldn't wait to receive them.

Harem's Secret, a Turkish company that pride themselves on helping you get super smooth, healthy skin in the most natural, time-proven way. 

It is so important to keep your skin exfoliated. As we age, our skin needs a little help removing old skin cells as cell regeneration slows down. The body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. This can lead to old skin cells piling up on the skins surface, which can lead to skin looking dull, rough, dry and can also lead to clogged pores, excess oil and blemishes. 
How you exfoliate and how often you exfoliate is down to your skin. It is often recommended that you exfoliate once a week as too much can irritate the skin. But your skin will tell you if you're exfoliating too much or too little.

Harem's Secret say...
'Harem's Secret Exfoliating Gloves were specially designed to provide an exfoliating experience in a most natural, skin-friendly way. These gloves are made of 100% raw silk that works in harmony with your body, retaining 5.5 balance and not damaging the skin. The gloves are non-irrative, non-toxic and natural products.'

I currently use exfoliating gloves with my Lush soap, every 3 days. But I decided to try the body glove with water alone the first time I tried it. The glove is more of a pouch/mitt with an elasticated neck to fit over your wrist - a little different to the usual gloves I'm used to. I gently rubbed the glove over my skin in circular movements to buff my skin, as the instructions suggest. I followed my scrub with my usual moisturiser. My skin did feel scrubbed. And I loved the fact that the glove was made of organic raw silk. The next few times I've used the glove, I have used it with my Lush soap.
Knowing that a good scrub with the glove is opening up my pores, getting rid of dead skin cells and boosting blood circulation is enough for me to continue using these gloves.
The gloves, plus a good body scrub the following day and lots of yummy body butter means my skin is super soft and healthy.
I also received the face glove, specially made for sensitive skin, which I have yet to use. I'll keep you posted on how I get on with that.

Would I recommend it?
Yes, they're a quick and easy way to exfoliate, and the benefits speak for themselves - cleaner, clearer skin, restores evenness of skin tone and preparing the skin for serums and moisturisers. And the fact that they're made of raw silk, means that the skin will stay PH neutral. 

Would I re-purchase?
I'll continue to use the glove for a few months until it's time to renew. I'm not sure if I'll repurchase from Harem's Secret, but only due to the fact of the price and shipping costs, from Turkey. Which is a shame as it's such a lovely product.

Harem's Secret body glove/mitt is available to buy online at at €24.90 (£20.95). And the face glove/mitt at €14.90 (£12.54).

What do you think of these gloves?

*PR sample - sent to me for review


  1. lovely post, and rather interesting glove! Good that it works. LOVE your new layout, it;s fab! <3 xx

  2. Woah they look and sound so unique! They sound pricey, buttttt like you said the results speak for themselves! xxx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. I know this brand from Germany! When I was there, I bought it. I love it so much.. Now, Harem's Secret one of my first class beauty solution in my skincare list. I suggest this brand to all women who really care natural skincare!


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