(66 Posts)
thedancingboro Thu 02-May-13 18:26:09

I have heard its good (from MN) so was going to get one -- however, on the website the P&P charges are really high (for a flannel!!!) so I was wondering if anyone knows if it is available offline in any shops? Thanks!!

TwinkleSparkleBling Thu 02-May-13 20:54:20

After reading the other thread I decided to get one too....but they were out of stock.

So (again on the advice of the other thread) I got some of the microfibre cloths from the £1 shop. The thinking was if it didn't work I'd only wasted a £1 and could get the dermaflannel when they were back in stock.

Anyway, my microfibre cloths are AMAZING! My skin has never looked better. I'm not sure if the dermaflannel would be better but I'm glowing and have saved ££££s to spend on something else obviously.

HollyBollyBooBoo Thu 02-May-13 22:17:00

Haven't seen it anywhere but wouldn't have thought it is exclusive to them?

I've used it but think it's made my skin go completely bonkers and now it is so greasy, a problem I have never had before.

Deathwatchbeetle Fri 03-May-13 13:20:32

OOh which pound shop is it? Poundland? Poundshop?

Just last week I was looking for cloths but the Bodyshop no oonger do them and despite every message board saying to get them wherever there are baby things I have never seen them. I eventually got some from Amazon.

SoonToBePixie Fri 03-May-13 13:23:53

I've just started using these from Amazon (there's no P&P charge) and I've found them to be fantastic!

And much cheaper than a Dermaflannel. grin

SoftKittyWarmKitty Sat 04-May-13 21:51:00

They look just like the Dermaflannel Soon - have just ordered, thanks!

PullyWoolOver Sun 05-May-13 07:58:07

Thanks Soon - just ordered mine too! Baaaaa grin

FunnyLittleFrog Sun 05-May-13 08:06:51

I have been using a cheap microfibre cloth for 3 weeks and haven't had one single chin spot in that time. It is a miracle!

Marked place

PullyWoolOver Sun 05-May-13 08:46:36

Funnylittlefrog - that is the result I am hoping for - fingers crossed it blasts my pesky chin spots!

FunnyLittleFrog Sun 05-May-13 09:31:13

I am honestly amazed that a 33p cloth is the answer I have been looking for all the years.

When I think of the money I have spent...

Good luck PullWoolOver!

CMOTDibbler Sun 05-May-13 09:34:39

I started using a microfibre cloth too, and my skin looks amazing. No spots at all, no blackheads, and my pores are getting smaller than they've ever been. For less than £1 its fab - and fdoesn't go manky like a flannel

What do you use them with? Just water?

Sugarice Sun 05-May-13 13:56:33

I used mine for the first time last night, it's unbelievable how much softer my skin looks and feels this morning. I'm amazed and thrilled, can't wait til tonight to use it again.

ggirl Sun 05-May-13 14:08:27

I have the dermaflannel from bravura , they sent me the new one free as a thank you for recommending it on mumsnet.
I haven't tried the cheap ones but the bravura one is brilliant.
I have tried one of my microfibre ones on my face but it wasn't as good, may be wrong type though.

HollyBollyBooBoo Sun 05-May-13 16:47:06

Nobody else has found that it's made their skin greasy then?

EmpressMaud Sun 05-May-13 17:00:43

Those cheap waffle cloths do look quite like the Bravura flannels.

I am not finding my dermaflannel absolutely amazing, but am persevering. But I have also used for my hands and think I have noticed a difference there.

HoneyDragon Sun 05-May-13 17:07:30

I have the waffle microfibres cloth and it is brilliant. My pores have shrunk and disappeared. That and Lacara Serum from Aldi have become my perfect skin care combo.

thedancingboro Mon 06-May-13 06:55:09

Thanks everyone. I checked in my local pound shop & they didn't have any, so I ordered a cheapish one from Ebay and will see how it goes!!!!!!

peggotty Mon 06-May-13 08:31:55

D'you think I could do the dermaflannel AND the home acid peel? Not at same time obv - peel once a week, flannel thrice? Or would my face fall off?

Do you just use it with water?

bulletproofgerbil Thu 09-May-13 14:01:09

Have just got my Amazon waffle cloths (thanks for the link soon. I thought/hoped they might come with instructions.

So, it's the end of the day and I want to remove my make-up - what are you meant to do next? Do I use cleanser as per usual to remove make-up and then use the cloth? If so, do I just rub it all over face with a little bit of pressure? For how long? Sorry to sound so dense.

SoftKittyWarmKitty Thu 09-May-13 21:45:21

I've received mine today, too. I've taken my make up off and washed my face as normal, then wet the waffle cloth with warm water and wiped it gently over my face. I didn't rub too hard because I remember posters on the other thread saying they scrubbed a bit much and ended up with raw areas and I don't think that would be a very good look for work tomorrow grin.

DIddled Thu 09-May-13 21:52:50

Buggers! Who has ordered all the cloths from Amazon? All gone!!

TheBuskersDog Thu 09-May-13 22:21:37

DIddled, there are some available in cream which I think are exactly the same.

DIddled Thu 09-May-13 22:28:44

Cheers buskers - ordered ! Why is it that in my early 40s my skin is worse than ever- hormones- pah!!!!

chocolatespiders Sat 11-May-13 08:40:08

I have the amazon ones after finding them during discussion on the original thread. I have given a few out at work and they are loved very much.

I put my cream cleanser on then use the cloth to take the cleanser off. I am not sure if this is right as I don't have the dermaflannel so have no instructions. Very impressed though.

What's the difference between the microfibre ones and the ones you get with Liz Earle, etc (eg the ones a bit like baby muslin cloths but less rough)?

SoftKittyWarmKitty Sat 11-May-13 14:28:13

I've got the Superdrug hot cloth cleanser and the loth is as you describe, like a muslin. The Amazon waffle microfibre cloth feels a little bit abrasive when you use it. I've only used mine twice and already love it. Skin feels much softer.

Ooh - I might try and get one then! I've also got that Superdrug cleanser - it's fab, isn't it?

bulletproofgerbil Sat 11-May-13 20:22:14

Been using my Amazon one for 2 nights now and skin seems softer and pores slightly smaller! Not sure if I'm doing it right at all though as no instructions. Am taking off make-up as usual and then wetting cloth with hot water and squeezing it out. Then rubbing it gently in circular motion over face. No idea how long you are supposed to use it for each time or how many times a week though? Can't seem to find much on google or youtube about useage. Am definitely carrying on with it. Thanks for recommending it.

Snog Sun 12-May-13 06:58:13

I have both the real dermaflannel and the amazon cloths. The amazon ones are less abrasive so you can scrub much more with them

PullyWoolOver Wed 15-May-13 22:01:34

Just checking in for progress reports grin. How are you all doing with the old derma flannels?

One week in and I have to say, am encouraged by what I'm seeing. Skin lovely and soft, pores and bumps still hanging in there but am quietly hopeful they are getting smaller.

Am combining with the Bravura 10% GA cream to blast the pesky dark blotches too.

Not quite glowing yet, but feel like am on the right path.

Gee I sound like a right catch don't I? Spots, pores, dark blotches and wrinkles wink

foosty Wed 15-May-13 22:23:16

just chipping in - Pollywoolover, I'm doing the exact same as you with the dermaflannel and the 10% cream and I have to say, I'm loving it. I've been using muslins for years now and do like the effect, but it's like this is much, much more effective.

I've been using it pretty religiously for about 2 weeks - at least one of the products once a day, if not both.

My skin was quite congested around my chin and I have noticed a marked improvement - not perfect but much softer and clearer. I haven't worn any foundation for well over a week - I'm just not needing it any more. It's very pleasing grin - I do still wear make-up but used to have to cover up certain areas on my face (old red blemish marks left behind after spots, and new spots) and now I just put a bit of under-eye brightener/cover-up then my blusher. So something is definitely working.

I thought the dermaflannel actually had the GA in it, and that was the difference to a regular muslin - or have I got that wrong?

Anyway, I really recommend it. It's doing wonders for me.

WileyRoadRunner Thu 16-May-13 10:40:06

I have used the dermaflannel about 3 times and have come out in LOADS of spits. My skin looks awful - don't know whether to carry on or quit sad

CarpeVinum Thu 16-May-13 10:42:26

I had to pay outside the UK super expensive postage.

Worth every penny.

Just wished I'd bought two now. I've never seen it anywhere else, and due to the postage basically doubling the cost, I really really looked hard.

EmpressMaud Thu 16-May-13 10:45:53

I've actually, and finally, managed to produce results from my dermaflannel. Really smooth skin, better than with peels I've tried. Minimal peeling too, which I'm pleasantly surprised about.

I was using it gently before, with folded over cloth. Lately have been using the cloth stretched over hand and rubbing more firmly.

bulletproofgerbil Thu 16-May-13 11:37:58

I'm using my Amazon one every night and my skin definitely improving. Pores on nose and chin seem more closed up and skin brighter and smoother. Snog as you've got both the real Dermaflannel and the Amazon one, do you think it's worth getting the real one? Do you think it has any hidden properties that are lacking in the cheapo ones?

Snog Thu 16-May-13 12:44:39

gerbil dermaflannel is considerably more exfoliating but no secret ingredient in it

bulletproofgerbil Thu 16-May-13 12:48:14

Thanks for that snog. I think I might give the real thing a go.

Sugarice Thu 16-May-13 13:01:01

The skin on my cheeks either side of my nose has become quite flakey and is making make up application difficult. Is this to be expected? the urge to exfoliate with the flannel is there but I feel it'll make my skin sore if I do too much scrubbing.

PullyWoolOver Fri 17-May-13 19:29:00

Glad to hear you're all doing well with the good old derma flan grin

Looking at my skin today, it has actually really improved since this time last week. Woohoo, this is the first thing that's had a real, proper effect on my tired old skin, tis amazing! <raises glass of wine to you all in celebration>

bulletproofgerbil Sun 19-May-13 22:22:47

How is everyone washing their flannels? Hand wash? Washing liquid/powder? I am not sure about putting it in machine with biological stuff in case I wreck its magic powers!

ggirl Sun 19-May-13 22:40:25

I've washed mine in bio wash and it's fine

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 20-May-13 10:19:18

washing is fine either by hand or machine but no fabric softener as it ruins it accord

Sugarice Mon 20-May-13 16:02:24

Bumping this for advice, I've been using the flannel for a couple of weeks now every other night.

My skin has started to flake across my cheeks and my chin has become spotty which is unheard of, I assume the flannel is dragging out impurities under the skin. I used my glycolic peel last night hoping this might shift the flakiness.

Should I give my skin a rest now from the flannel? , that's my instinct but the flakiness is driving me mad and I have an urge to scrub it away.

Any advice?

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 20-May-13 17:12:54

i use mine sparingly so would drop to 2-3 times a week. I bought some la roche posay cicplast (sp) when I got a bit flakey and sore after too much rubbing and salycic acid. its calmed down now.

Sugarice Mon 20-May-13 17:59:13

StepAway thanks for that, I'll get some tomorrow.

DIddled Mon 20-May-13 21:56:57

Hmmm been using for about 5 days- the amazon fake version. Jury still out here. I am using my son as an additional test- have give him one of his own for his spotty little teenage face (bless). Will report back!!

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Tue 21-May-13 08:55:51

didled I got some cheapy ones and gave DS one, he likes it a lot, have to say his spots are fading but could also be the spray stuff I bought him too, the one that featured in embarrassing bodies apparently, works wondrrs on his back.

bulletproofgerbil Tue 21-May-13 09:35:22

My 'real' Dermaflannel arrived yesterday and I went a bit mad with it and now have grazes on my cheek and a worse one on my chin!!! They ARE more exfoliating then the Amazon ones for sure! My face isn't sore though and the non grazed bits look clear and bright.

I sent DD 2 of my Amazon flannels and she loves them and said in 2 days they've nearly cleared the blackheads and large pores on her nose. She said it's done more in 2 days then all the creams/potions etc she's tried over the last 5 years. So am chuffed for her. Step what spray is DS using please? So glad he's getting good results.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Wed 22-May-13 08:54:00

its this one

DIddled Wed 22-May-13 21:07:57

Ordered thanks Step xx

OhCobblers Wed 22-May-13 21:59:09

Are these amazon ones the same?

As they don't have "deep" in the title like the cream ones, and not sure if they'll be as effective?

Snog Thu 23-May-13 20:00:00

yes those are the ones
less abrasive by far than dermaflannel - kind of dermaflannel lite in effect as well as in price imo

bulletproofgerbil Thu 23-May-13 20:18:06

Thanks Step

mervynmouse Thu 23-May-13 20:34:57

I've been using cheapo ones from the pound shop three times a week and wouldn't go back! Really good for getting the impurities out from chin,forehead and nose but i go easy on cheeks. Major revelation on using one on my back- the filth! It made a few spots come up initially but now its looking lovely and clear. Also reckon it's good for tackling ingrown hairs after waxing.

bubbakin Thu 23-May-13 21:33:41

I've got the amazon ones. I've got lots lumps/spots under surface on cheeks to jaw line. They never go to a head so used my posh dish cloths after cleansing but found they took surface off the under skin spots making them red & couple have little scabs! I wasn't really harsh & didn't sting. so now looks worse than before! Is this right or am I doing it wrong?? Just use hot water on it, wring it out & do use circular motion all over face concentrating on cheeks n chin. Then rinse out in ice cold water & go over gently to close pores. So annoying, skin worse in my thirties than in teens!! And spent fortune on different potions! Thank you

ggirl Thu 23-May-13 22:44:13

The instructions I got with my dermaflannel say for blackheads and acne to rub in an up and down motion not circular..don't really iunderstand why but that's what they recommend.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 24-May-13 10:03:23

I soak mine in hot water, rub the face wash or cleanser on my face then drape the cloth over for a minute or so then wipe with a gentle rub over my nose chin and the scar on my cheek, then I rinse in warm water and apply all my lotions and potions (bathroom like a flippin chemistry lab) have to say my skin looks brighter and is smoother. la roche posay effaclat K (gentle) or duo (harsher) is good for spots and pores.

All the ones recommended on Amazon here are now out of stock. Will any old microfiber cloth do?

PavingAnotherRoad Fri 24-May-13 19:31:51

I find the texture of these similar to the dermaflannel, but gentler - perfect for everyday use (for me). I still make use of my dermaflannel once or twice a week for a 'deep scrub'

Have also just seen this when I was looking for my current cloths, and am wondering whether to give it a go:

bubbakin Fri 24-May-13 23:01:30

Thank you, up n down it is then, so to speak! Will get some la Roche posay when next in boots. Last time I was there I ended up getting Dr nick Lowe stuff as couldn't work out what best suited my skin in the la Roche range (am I the only one who finds their boxes nightmare to understand?) And potions I bought were pants, skin hasn't improved in slightest.

bulletproofgerbil Sat 25-May-13 19:44:24

Bubbakin you aren't the only one totally confused by the La Roche range. There are so many different kinds/ranges, and I have absolutely no idea which would be best. Can never seem to find any assistants around when I go into Boots either so have given up. Hope you find the flannels help. I got the Amazon ones which I really like (as did DD who has bumps/lumps/blackheads) but have bought us both a proper Dermaflannel each for a deeper scrub.

ggirl Sat 25-May-13 21:51:11

God yes all those french makes are so confusing , I stand there for ages wwith my reading glasses trying to decipher the labels and remember which ones have been recommended,,tis a minefield

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 27-May-13 18:43:06

yes re: la roche posay, I have resorted to putting my own labels on the stuff I buy saying day cream / night cream/ spot cream etc as I buy then forget... however I do find that it works. I also use the Bravura stuff which is heavy duty but awesome. DH said tonite that he 'thought I was looking more glowy but wasn't sure if its cos my skin looks nice and clean or cos my hair is soft and shiney' I have also used the brazilian straightening kit from amazon, nice he has noticed a difference shock

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