Japanese In-Shower Tool I Can’t Live Without (and you probably won’t either, once you try it)

This, right here, is a serious game-changer.

I don’t know about you, but I HAVE to exfoliate when taking a shower, every single day. Your skin sheds about 30,000-40,000 skin cells every hour. You’re pretty much constantly shedding. Gross, I know. But hey, your skin is an amazing organ that protects and regulates your body. Still, you shouldn’t keep those dead skin cells hanging around.

Once upon a time, I used loofahs and sponges in the shower. BUT, I had one big issue with them- I had to use a new one every single week. Shower environment- which is nice, moist and humid- is a perfect environment for bacteria. Every time you use your loofah and leave it in the shower, you’re basically allowing bacteria to grow and feed on those dead skin cells that got caught in your loofah/sponge. Then, the next day you hop in the shower and use it again, to wash and exfoliate your skin. Except that what you’re doing, is scrubbing your skin with that bacteria-infested sponge.

You could make sure that you don’t keep your loofah/washcloth/sponge in the shower and keep it completely dry between showers. Or, you can do what I did, and forget them altogether.


So… what is it?

I know that I’ve already talked about this little cloth here on the blog back in my YouTube days, but many of you weren’t around back then. So, let me introduce you to SaluxSalux is a cloth that I’ve been using in my shower for almost 10 years now and I’m never going back to using anything else. These cloths are made in Japan and are made up of 60% nylon and 40% polyester. They’re light, thin and about 35 inches (nearly 90cm) long, cost about 7 bucks and they’re basically my secret to a soft, smooth skin that’s free of any in-grown hairs.

Why do I love it?

First off, these are a lot more sanitary than any loofahs or sponges. They dry very quickly and do not harbor bacteria. Second, these cloths are pure magic and you basically need one in your shower life. You put a little soap or body wash on your cloth, lather it up and exfoliate your entire body. Because this cloth is so long, you can easily stretch it across your back and use it to scrub down your entire back, all the way down to your feet. Even if you’re being very gentle, you will still be exfoliating your skin- no need to be too harsh, because of the Salux cloth’s texture, you can just let it do the job.

Another cool thing about these Salux cloths is that you can also use them dry- in place of a dry brush. I love doing this on my legs before I hop in the shower and shave them- they always feel extra soft and smooth. If you’re prone to ingrown hair, you can also exfoliate your legs in the shower, before shaving them and follow up with an AHA body lotion like this one. One of my all-time favorite ways to use the Salux cloth though is with coconut oil. When I don’t have enough time to make my own body scrub. I apply coconut oil all over my body, and gently scrub my skin with this cloth, doing it in a circular motion. Once you wash it off and dry your skin you’ll have softest. skin. ever. Promise. I like to keep a separate Salux just for that.

The last thing to love about these cloths is that they dry in a heartbeat and are very easy to care for. I just put them in a lingerie bag and wash them with my towels. I wouldn’t recommend putting them in a dryer though. Truth is, they come out pretty much dry out of the washer. They also don’t lose their texture even after multiple washes.



Buy fake ones. There are a lot of places that sell knock-offs of these and they’re just not the same. I bought them on eBay once and while they looked identical in the pictures, the product I received wasn’t the real thing. Get them from Amazon right here. You can also get them directly from their website right here. Best 7 bucks you’ll ever spend. I guarantee it.

Also… do not use these on your face. Just don’t. While they’re great to use on your body, they’re way too harsh for the delicate skin on your pretty face.

So, in a short conclusion, these are magic, super affordable, long-lasting and you totally need one.


  • Reply
    Mona Ahmed
    September 8, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    This sounds interesting I’m going to order it? great post Paula ?

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    September 9, 2016 at 2:12 am

    I hate ingrown hairs! Definitely want to give this a go because it sounds so interesting
    Kathy x

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    September 9, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Such a pretty pink too ;)

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    September 9, 2016 at 6:49 am

    This sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Paula!


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    Katie S.
    September 9, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Well, you certainly have my curiosity peaked! I’ll have to give this a try. I’ve been using a loofah for forever and never even thought about the bacteria aspect! That’s pretty gross. And for $7 it’s definitely worth a try!

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    Dagmara Klich
    September 9, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Ok, I need it, haha!

    I’ve been using sponges with the rougher side everyday to gently exfoliate my skin daily, like you, but it’s true that I have to change them so often. I need to track down this cloth here in UK :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    September 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

    These sound amazing! I have dry skin so I could always do with a boost in terms of exfoliating – I love Soap & Glory’s Flake Away body scrub but sometimes it’s just too early and I’m too tired to deal with that extra step in the morning, so this sounds like it would be really handy. I hope it’s as inexpensive here!

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

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    Rosy Flynn
    September 9, 2016 at 11:28 am

    These sound fantastic, I’ve never heard of these cloths before now and I love the pink colour too :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    Mikéla Davelyn
    September 9, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Oh yes! I just love these! I’ve been using one for over a year now and it is fantastic :)

    xo, mikéla /

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    Zoe Mountford
    September 9, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I have to get one of these! x

    Zoe Mountford x

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    September 9, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    This sounds awesome! I will definitely try this instead of constantly buying new loofahs.

    Brooke |

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    Kiss & Make-up
    September 10, 2016 at 2:35 am

    First time I see this. Neat.

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    Samantha Geronimo
    September 10, 2016 at 4:32 am

    This sounds really interesting. I’m always on the look out for new skin care products, especially the ones that exfoliate but don’t damage our delicate skin. I’m definitely going to try this one out!

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    September 10, 2016 at 7:19 am

    I’ve never heard of these before but like you said exfoliating gloves don’t last longer than a couple of weeks before I need to chuck them out. At the moment I only use body scrub but that’s like on a weekly basis, so need to get this for day to day use x

    Beauty with charm

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    Hannah Louise
    September 13, 2016 at 6:10 am

    First time I’ve ever heard of these but definitely something I now really want to try!

    Hanney |

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    September 16, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I love these! I have been using these for couple of years now, super awesome stuff! I had never heard of these before I went to Japan but when I did I fell in love! <3

    Aditi | Diary of a Cusp

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    Ashley Laughlin
    September 16, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Oh my GOODNESS, I had one of these in high school, my mom got it form an aesthetician, but she moved away and I didn’t know where to get them anymore! Thanks for the tip. Also love your new blog photo on the “Meet Paula” sidebar.

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    Mary Ann
    October 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

    thank you so much for sharing this….. been looking for a perfect item to use in the shower…..

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    Shaina Brown
    August 31, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    A while ago I did a review on one from the Cala Brand. I cant bathe without it! I love your review on this!!

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    C. K.
    January 2, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    thanks for sharing! I just added it to my Amazon cart… should probably get another one for the bf since his loofah has been falling apart for weeks

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