Hi everybody today I will be sharing with you my review for the Korean Italy Towel
Korean Italy towels are exfoliation towels made in Korea out of 100% viscose material. They are completely different than any other scrubbing bath towel. The colors let you know the strength of the material which will give you a different levels of exfoliation. The blue is 60% strength, the green is 50% strength and the yellow is 40% strength. Some manufacturers dont change the strength by color just look for the number on the front of the package for the strength percentag.
I bought mine on ebay and the brand was Song Wol and I paid only a couple of bucks for three. It did take almost a month because I purchased it all the way from Korea. If you have a korean market or an international market close by you can try to see if they sell it.
You can also purchase them on Amazon which is my prefered method to buy them now. Korean Italy Towel Bath Washcloths
The ones above are fulfilled by Amazon so I can get them quickly instead of waiting a month like when I bought them on ebay.
There are two simple ways to use the Korean Italy towels. You can either soak in a bath for 30 minutes or longer and then scrub or you can take a shower and let water soak on you for at least 5 minutes. The longer you soak the easier it is to scrub.
*Update – you really should soak longer then 5 minutes at the minimum I would do 10 minutes. I’ve read people saying they soak or shower for 2 minutes or 3 minutes that’s just not good enough. You have to let your skin absorb the water and that takes a while that is the only way the Korean Italy Towel will loosen up the skin. You might be able to get some dead skin off around 5 minutes but you will get much better results after at least 10 minutes.
The best way to scrub with these towels are in circular motions. I tried it just back and forth and I found that circular motions work the best. You can try the method that works best for you.
The skin comes off in rolls that look like eraser shavings. It does not hurt at all, just make sure to not over exfoliate your skin. If your skin starts turning pink or red just move on to the next spot on your body. Be careful when you scrub your chest as that is a very delicate skin area. Even when I used the yellow scrubber it was a bit too rough. I dont use the Korean Italy towel in the chest area anymore, every other area is still ok.
The picture below gives you a close up view of the material. The viscose material is a very tightly woven stretchy material.
The Korean Italy Towels usually come as hand gloves so make sure to flip them inside out when you receive it. You can see in the seams in the picture below the blue one is flipped inside correctly. Just wanted to mention this to make sure your towel lasts as long as possible without messing up the seams.
In the picture below I just wanted to show you how much the Korean Italy Towels shrink when they get wet. The shrinkage helps the woven fibers get tighter which in return give even better exfoliation. The blue one is the one that I used.
The unused yellow towel is how I receive it flipped inside out. The green is unused but flipped so the seams are inside and the blue shows how it shrinks even more after getting wet.
These towels work better then pumice stones, loofahs, nylon towels and cotton towels. Once you use these you wont be able to go back.
In Korean bath houses people will help each other scrub each others backs. So since I dont have that luxury the only thing that compares is when I use my tampico body brush to scrub my back. They do make korean italy towel back scrubbers but I havent bought one because my tampico brush works really good.
*update – I wrapped one of the Koreal Italy Towels around my Tampico Brush and it works amazing. So now I have several ways to scrub my back and get great exfoliation.
A Tampico Brush is usually used for dry body brushing which is another great way to exfoliate. I use this one. Earth Therapeutics Tampico Vegetable Fiber Skin Brush
I recommend having two of the tampico brushes since I use one for dry body brushing. The second one is for the shower and now I like to use it in combination with the Korean Italy Towel like I described above. Using both in combination really makes my skin super soft, smooth and feels really clean.
I hope this review was helpful to you. This is by far my favorite exfoliation find of my life. I will never be without this towel EVER again. I recommend everybody use this.
Let me know what you think about them in the comments below.