What exactly is a Nima Mitt I hear you ask? Don’t act like you’re not even a little bit curious! The Nima Mitt is an Irish, eco-friendly makeup removal mitt brought to us by Nima Brush.
So what makes it so eco-friendly exactly? Well I’ve got one word for you – microfibres. I know, I know – too many times are we bombarded with fancy science-words claiming to do anything and everything, but this is different. It’s simply very, very, tiny fibres (smaller than a human hair) are closely woven and when wet with just regular tap water they can be swept over the skin to remove makeup, oil, grime – all that nasty stuff without causing any irritation to the skin.
And that’s all there is to it! Honestly, that’s all. No cleansers, no soap or anything. Pure and simple. Think about it, all the chemicals in makeup removers, be it micellar solutions or foam cleansers, are going to leave some form of residue on your skin. These oils and chemicals are going to start messing with your skin’s natural ph balance. But water, just normal tap water, is very close to your skin’s natural ph – so while the Nima Mitt will remove every last trace of makeup, it’s not going to upset your skin; this makes the Nima Mitt suitable for any skin type even those who suffer with breakouts or sensitivity.
We, at NIMA BRUSH, recommend warm-ish water, as we find it softens the skin and helps the makeup come off (hot water has a tendency to make some skins flush and dry out quicker if too hot.) There’s really nothing to it!
Want even more proof? In the pictures below, the left image is the Nima Mitt after removing a normal day’s makeup (foundation, concealer, blush, eyeliner and mascara) and the right image is the other side of the mitt having given one final sweep to pick up any product missed – which as you can see, was not much.
When all that business is over with – give your mitt a wash with a bar of soap (not liquid soap, it just doesn’t work quite as well, any bar soap will do) and leave it to dry wherever suits. Don’t leave it sitting damp, whatever you do and for the love of all things holy, do not put it in the washing machine! The mechanical process of the machine plus the chemical detergents used can break up and damage your mitt. Treated well these little babies will last you ages and ages.
Also, while this will take of eye makeup – just take care. The skin around your eyes is very delicate – while a few sweeps of the Nima Mitt will lift off the majority of eye makeup, if you’re a fan of layering mascara and eyeliner, a little bit of gentle eye makeup remover is recommended to loosen the mascara & eyeliner slightly, mostly because you don’t want to be rubbing and pulling at the eye area too much, then use the mitt to sweep it all away!
We haven’t even got to the best part yet. Price. We won’t hold you in suspense any longer – it’s €9.95. You can order it here and still come out with change for a twenty!