Washi Hot Cloth

The older I get, the more sensitive my skin gets. It’s changed quite a lot over the past several years, since I’ve hit 30. I used to use my Clarisonic with the sensitive brush head everyday, without fail. Then it started hurting. It was leaving my face raw and red. No pain, no gain does not apply to skin care as far as I’m concerned!

The opportunity to test out the Washi Hot Cloth came at a perfect time! Our friends in the UK really have us beat in the wash cloth market. What we would call a face cloth or wash cloth, is called a flannel in Europe. Sometimes muslin cloth is used as a facecloth.

There are a few kinds of wash cloths available in the US. Those meant for baby (too tight of a knit, not scrubby enough), cloths that are too scratchy and fall apart in the wash, soft luxurious wash cloths that are so thick you can’t wring the makeup and face wash out of them. Oh, and who could forget the obnoxious microfiber cloths that don’t actually absorb water very well, and when you wash them they pick up EVERY bit of fuzz and string in the laundry.

My friend Kendra (@KendraRichards on Twitter) was raving about the Washi Hot Cloth recently and I knew I needed to try them. After using them for a week, I am completely and totally hooked! The funny part is, when I opened my package I was actually a little underwhelmed. No matter, I washed them and tried them right away. The first thing I noticed was the size. They are smaller than a typical wash cloth. I’d say they are just a little bigger square than my hand. Turns out it’s the perfect size for washing my face! They also stay super soft no matter how many times you launder them. There’s no special laundering instructions either. These little workhorses are quite low maintenance!

Here’s how I use my Washi Hot Cloths. The first step in my makeup removal is Clinique Take the Day Off Balm, which I remove with a large cotton pad. Then I wash my face with my Washi Cloth and water, followed by a gentle cleanser. I usually use Lumavera (reviewed here), Hada Labo, or Own face cleanser. This is when the magic happens! The Washi Hot Cloth retains the heat when you are washing, remains soft, with just the right amount of texture, and it rinses so easily! I’ve successfully used my Washi Cloths for removing masks and oils as well as doing a gentle Vitamin C scrub.

My friends at Washi will take 15% off your order by using the code “AMBER” when you place an order. 

It’s amazing how something so simple can totally change your skin and your skin care routine! I urge you to give the Washi Hot Cloths a try, if you haven’t already. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

xo Amber
Purchase Washi Hot Cloths click here.


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  • MyBeautyJunction

    Very interesting post! I’m glad I stayed off the Clarisonic bandwagon. I have a Foreo Luna, though, which I’m loving, but it doesn’t have those bristles so my skin is coping for now. I’ve got two hot cloth cleansers – Soap & Glory and Boots No7. I haven’t begun using either since I’m too lazy to change things up, but you’ve inspired me to try them out soon.

    • Amber

      Let me know how the cleansers are. I’ve wanted to try those both! Glad you are feeling a bit better sweetie! :)

  • Anastasia

    Cleansing cloths are great. For the longest time I thought they were archaic, something my mom or grandma would use, but I’m really getting into them lately.

    • Amber

      I think our grandmas knew what they were doing back then, don’t you? :)

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Amber, how long would you say the cloths retain the heat? any longer than a regular facecloth? I passed on Clarisonic, my skin is way too sensitive. I love Hada Labo’s cleanser, and just reviewed it this week lol

    • Amber

      Allison , they actually do retain the heat a bit longer than the regular wash cloths. I was surprised because it’s a looser weave than the cloths I have. I would have thought the warmth would escape, but it works. I don’t know how, but it works lol. I love the Hada cleanser! I also have been using the anti aging hyaluronic serum too and it’s just the boost my winter skin care routine needed. You like the cream gel too right?

  • Nidia Doherty

    I never used to use a washcloth, then I picked up a jar of Queen Helene Cleansing Cream, which just won’t come off without one! (I really like it, though). I bought a couple of the Body Shop weird washcloths – they’re hard as a rock when dry, and kinda rubbery when wet. I”m amazed at how much I love them!! I’m a believer in washcloths now, and want to try this new Washi HOt Cloth. :)

    • Amber

      rubbery eh? Sounds weird! I will have to check it out! What’s in the Queen Helene cream?

      • Nidia Doherty

        I got it from Sally’s. I don’t know what’s in it, but it’s kinda like a Noxema-type cream. I tried using it with my fake-Claresonic – mistake! So hard to clean out. But it leaves my face feeling fantastic.

    • TinaBowling

      Ok I’m intrigued on these Body Shop washcloths now!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Ok those sound perfect!

  • stephljones

    Where can those in the US purchase these cloths?

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      They are actually from the UK. I got mine in less than a week and the care that they are packaged with is just lovely!

  • Betzy Carmona

    They sound truly perfect

  • Nathalie

    I just received my order (it took one week from the UK to Canada – very impressive) I tried it for the first time today and I must say they are quite nice. I will provide you a more thorough feeback in a couple of days. Thanks for the recommendation. xoxo

    • Amber

      Fast shipping! I hope you continue to love them Nathalie! xo

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