Norwex Body Cloth: 6 Week Update

It’s been a solid six weeks since I took the plunge and ditched body soap, face soap, makeup remover, and shaving cream in favor of the Norwex body cloth. Am I still using the cloth? Do I still love it as much as I did when I wrote my original post? Keep on reading to find out!

Norwex Body Cloth Review: 6 Week Update. All the dirt on how the body cloth works long-term! | Fairly Southern

The simple answer to whether or not I’m still using the body cloth is yes…and no. I am still using it for one function, but not for the others. I’ll break down how the body cloth ended up working out long-term for each of its proposed uses:

Body Soap

I was in complete awe of how well the body cloth worked in place of body soap until I hit week three. My skin started drying out in places I’ve never had an issue with before, like my arms. I figured that maybe I was just scrubbing too hard with the cloth, and I was willing to continue giving it a chance. Then, a large pimple popped up on my chest. Then a few more on my arm. That was a hard pass for me. I have never struggled with pimples on my chest, back, or arms, and I don’t want to start now. I’m not sure what went wrong, but I’m not sticking around to find out! Body soap is back in action in my shower.

Face Soap

My face had a similar reaction to the skin on the rest of my body after I hit week three. I broke out along my jaw line and cheek, and the skin in that area was pretty dry. I stopped using the body cloth and started using an oil cleanser/beauty bar combo on my face, and the dry, broken out patches totally cleared up within three days. I consulted with Tracy over at Trellis Beauty, and she theorized that the cloth was somehow messing with my skin’s pH balance or microbiome. She suggested that it would probably be fine for me to use the cloth periodically for a good exfoliation or if I was traveling and didn’t want to pack soap, but it is obviously out for daily use.

Makeup Remover

I am still loving my body cloth for makeup removal! I’m no longer using it to wash makeup off my entire face since it was causing me to break out, but I am still using it to remove the makeup around my eyes. It does a much better job than the eye makeup remover and cotton balls/q-tips I used previously, and I love that it is zero waste compared to my previous option. The cloth is very gentle around my eyes and hasn’t caused any irritation. Hooray! I am super pleased with this function still.

Shaving Cream

I never experienced any issues with using the cloth in place of shaving cream. However, prior to using the cloth, I would just shave with my body soap after I lathered up. So, since I’m using body soap again, I’ve just gone back to shaving with my body soap. But I wouldn’t hesitate to use the cloth in place of shaving cream if I needed to!

So, there you have it: The skinny on the long-term effectiveness of my body cloth. I highly recommend it for makeup removal, and I wouldn’t necessarily discourage anyone from trying out its other functions. It may not react with your body the same way it did with mine!

If you’ve tried the body cloth, please share your experience in the comments. I’d love to hear the positives and the negatives!

xoxo Laura

20 thoughts on “Norwex Body Cloth: 6 Week Update

  1. Huh, I’ve never tried it, but based on what you said Tracy’s suggestion sounds reasonable that the issues you experienced after using it steadily were probably related to pH or microbiome. It does sound like a good option though for short-term or supplemental skin care.

  2. I honestly forgot that Norwex has “skin care” products. I was gifted a cleaning set which I hope to put to use soon! Happy you can still use the cloth for something versus having to rid yourself of it altogether. Great (and honest!) review!.

  3. Hi Laura, I am a Norwex Consultant and have been using the body cloth for over 2 yrs now & have not used body wash/face wash the entire time. I will say that I do miss the body wash smell sometimes, however I still use my favorite lotion after my shower πŸ™‚ . I also stopped using body wash/soap on my daughter around the same time and it has definitely helped her skin and cleared up the minor eczema patches she used to get.
    Thank you for your review and your follow up!
    Blessings to you!

  4. I use the cloth in a similar way as you, for some things I love it and for others I prefer the products I get from my esthetician! I work out regularly in the morning, and like to remove some of the oils that have built up overnight right when I wake up, but I don’t want to use my morning routine products twice! I use the cloth right before I head to the gym and my regular products in the shower afterwards! I also like to keep one at my work to clear up my t zone when it gets a little oily.

    Thanks for doing a follow-up post, I was curious as to how the cloth would pair with acne-prone skin!

    1. Thanks for sharing about your experience and routine, Heather! I am very intrigued by keeping a cloth at work for touch ups…I had never thought about that before! Do you wet it, or do you just use it dry to blot oil from your t-zone? I’m afraid it would mess up my makeup!

  5. I’ve been looking for a truly honest review like yours all over the internet! I felt like I was the o Kyle one in the whole world who had an issue with the Norwex cloth. I went to a Norwex party and was gifted a body cloth and makeup cloth. I was full in wanting to try because I struggle still as an almost 40 year old with acne! Well I gave both clothes a shot, but I broke out in a rash not just on my face but my body as well. Turns out I’m allergic to polyester which is what the microfiber is made of, my husband is also allergic so sadly the clothes go in the trash for my family, I’m not even going to attempt them on my super sensitive children. Thank you for your review, beware if you are allergic to polyester!!!!

    1. So sorry to hear they didn’t work out for you! PLEASE don’t throw them in the trash though!! Return them to the Norwex rep that gifted them to you so they can be recycled through the wonderful recycling program Norwex offers! Part of Norwex mission is to reduce our impact on the environment so I’d hate to see them head to the landfill

  6. Hi, I have been using the body cloths for 3 months now. I did experience some drying but then used the exfoliating bath mitt and resolved the issue. Previously I was very limited on what I could use as I break out in hives with most products. I was down to white dove as a soap and shave cream but over the winter the hives started with that also. Probably due to my age I don’t deal with breakouts (49) and I personally noticed that after the gym, I didn’t smell that bad when I was drenched in sweat unlike my husband who reeked and uses soap. Since I hike and backpack, the body cloths will continue to be used so when I am out for a few days and can’t shower, I can clean up and feel better πŸ™‚

  7. I love the feel of the body cloth!!! It is so incredibly soft on my skin. However, it is too harsh for my eye area. I broke out with horrible dry patches around my eyes that caused my eyes to swell! The first time it happened, I thought it was just allergies. Once they cleared up, I tried to cloth again and sure enough, the dry patches came back!!!! I loved being able to wipe my makeup off so easily, but it is just not going to work for me.

    1. Brenda, be sure your cloth is very wet if you choose to try it on your eye area again! The microfiber is a great at exfoliating and occasionally it can be a bit much for the sensitive area around the eyes. Also, I find it helpful to hold the wetted cloth on the eye area for a few seconds to loosen eye makeup prior to gently wiping it away

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