Ditch the makeup wipes: this reusable cleansing mitt is the future

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this gentle exfoliator

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 06 2023

The product

Look, it’s 2023. No one is using single-use makeup wipes anymore. 

Why? Because we know better. 

They’re not great for your skin, or for the planet for that matter — it’s time to seek an alternative solution. 

The Manicare Biodegradable Cleansing Mitt is made from 95 per cent plant-based materials and is a simple swap all things considered. The reusable and washable cleansing mitt gently exfoliates while you cleanse, leaving your skin smoother and softer. Simply wash with soap, rinse and hang to dry when you’re done. Easy.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this biodegradable cleansing mitt.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Manicare Biodegradable Cleansing Mitt to a panel of women aged 18 to 45 looking for a reusable solution to cleansing wipes.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Manicare Biodegradable Cleansing Mitt.

The gentle texture of the mitt fabric: Members were really impressed by how soft and gentle the fabric of the mitt was, while still effectively cleansing and exfoliating the skin. 

The way it smoothed the skin: Reviewers liked that the mitt gently exfoliated their skin during their cleansing routine, and it left their skin feeling smoother and softer.

The mitt is reusable: A few Review Crew® members were cynical that the mitt would last for more than a few uses, but they admitted they were wrong after their mitt held up over time. They also liked that they could clean, dry and re-use the mitt without it smelling or holding bacteria. 

The verdict

“I really like this product! I’ve never used a cleansing mitt before but this was an experience that certainly paid off. I’m usually hesitant to try new things on my skin because it can be sensitive but I had no issues at all! In fact, my skin felt smoother after every use and even fresher than when I only use a gel cleanser and rub it in with my hands. This product is definitely a much-needed addition to my skin care routine. Easy to use, easy to clean, and kind to my skin. Would definitely recommend this as a nice and gentle exfoliating mitt!”
Lolla K
REVIEWcrew® Member
“You know when you come across something and you didn’t know you needed it until you found it? Well this is one of those things. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I absolutely love this little mitt. I keep it in the shower and use it with my cleanser every day. It’s great as it helps my very expensive cleanser go a little bit further and also adds a very gentle exfoliating effect. I recently had a TCA peel and this was the perfect tool to help buff away the peeling skin super gently. I keep it in the shower and it dries out easily so no yucky damp face towel! I am an absolute convert and will definitely be buying it again. The other great thing is it is biodegradable so no guilt about throwing it out when it’s time is up. I definitely recommend adding this nifty little sponge to your morning shower routine.”
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I simply loved it, it's easy to use and it actually works. It helps in gently removing any impurities and pores. It didn't irritate my skin and made my skin feel so much softer after using it. I am pregnant and face difficulties with cleaning my skin, but this product makes my life easy. I love using it every day and love how soft my skin becomes after using it. After using it for more than 2 weeks, its application is still the same, it's still in good shape or condition, not even a single tear.”
Nivedika K
REVIEWcrew® Member

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The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Manicare to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Manicare Biodegradable Cleansing Mitt is based on a combined total of 44 reviews submitted and is correct as of 06/03/2023.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).