June 21, 2010

Steal This: The Body Shop Facial Muslin Clothes Review

Hey there!

As we all know it’s semi-annual sale time right now (if you’re in the US) and all your fav shops are marking goodies down to rock bottom crazy prices so that YOU, the consumer, will haul ass to their stores and shop sales like the store is going out of business.

This is the best time of the year to get killer deals on stuff you’ve wanted all year but were good enough to wait for and hell at 50-75% off you can afford to take advantage right?

I’ve been keeping my hauling to a minimum since most of the stuff I’ve long since purchased and reviewed, sad sigh.

But I def got a good deal here and there which I’ll share with you in the next week or two. One of which are The Body Shop Facial Muslin Clothes!


And a steal at $3 bucks!


During the Victorian Era, ladies of the ton used muslin for just about everything. Petticoats, dresses, curtains…etc…the cloth was most popular in the 17th century and later in life (around this time of the century) simply became mostly used as a facial cloth of sorts. The Body Shop Facial Muslin Clothes is a tri0 of three muslin clothes which you can wet and use on your face to clean with.

I have a soft spot in my heart for muslin clothes and use them alot during my facial cleansing regime. I like either lathering my face up and proceeding to use the cloth to wipe off my cleanser with or adding the cleanser to the actual cloth and wiping my face down with.

I find the clothes work best when used with cleansers that are foaming, cream, or milk but not oil cleansers of any kind.

The clothes are super soft and have a similar texture as linen does but not as soft. Each cloth in this particular package is about the size of a man’s handkerchief.

The clothes are completely hygienic and environmental friendly as you’re tossing them into your wash after a single use and reusing them again and again and again….

Noting bad to say here…

  • “Green” friendly types, vegans, or environmental.
  • Anyone who likes the idea of a super soft cloth they can use in the shower or at their bathroom vanity to aid in cleansing their face!
  • Anyone who wants a steal (three will set you back $3 bucks during The Body Shop’s Semi-Annual Sale).

  • Anyone not interested in adding some extra washing to their laundry!

I’ll be honest and say I don’t use these because they are cost effective or environmentally friendly, even though that’s a great reason to do so. I mainly use them as they aid delightfully in my skincare regime when I’m using a foaming or liquid cleanser. They are super soft on my skin and a great little addition to my skincare.


Likey even more at this price.

They are available online for $3 (regularly $9) or in store.

Anyone use ’em?

Or use muslin at all?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • beeks

    Heads’ up… stuff at TBS rarely goes on sale unless it’s been discontinued. Purchase backups while you can!

  • regina

    ooh im so getting some! i bought the other wash cloth that hardens when it dries and it is suuper soft! but it becomes dirty so fast!

  • Ashley

    Haa! I bought this too about two weeks ago but here in Canada it’s $5. Except I checked online & it was listed for $2 on sale. Boo!
    I doubt these babies would be discontinued, they are very useful but if they do… where would we repurchase them?!

    • the Muse

      hi ashley there are actually a ton of etsy sellers that sell muslin 😀

  • Jayme

    If you like these you may want to try there flanel clothes. i had origionally wanted these but they were sold out so i got 2 of the flanel ones so i could alternate them, and they are absolutely divine.

  • Vee-Em

    Hi! I got into using muslin cloths when I bought the Liz Earle cleanse and polish cleanser. I recently bought the CeraVe and Cetaphil cleansers when I was in the US and I am currently using the Liz Earle muslin cloths with those cleansers. I think the cloths are a great way to add a little exfoliation to your routine and make even basic and cheaper cleansers feel more luxurious and expensive. I’m beginning to think a lot of the wow factor that I thought was due to the Liz Earle cleanser was actually due to the cloths!

    • the Muse

      hi vee-em couldn’t agree more with everything you said 😀

  • Lillian

    I bought these a while back and love them, i use them everytime i clean my face and i love the slight exfoliating they give. In the uk they dont come in the nice little box though, just a plastic wrapper.

  • Kristin

    Yup, these have been confirmed as discontinued by the SAs at my Body Shop.
    Sad sad, though I did pick up a $3 pack today!

    • the Muse

      damn kristin 🙁 but I imagine they’ll introduce something new in its place! but better stock up anyway at this price