Ce petit gant de beauté est une merveille pour les yeux et une douceur pour le visage. Entièrement conçu en coton tricoté, il est une alternative bienveillante au disque de coton classique – ou autres matières synthétiques – en alliant esthétisme, fonctionnalité et durabilité.

Rose ancien 
Regular price 12,50 €
Sale price 12,50 € Regular price


Very resistant, its so-called “rice stitch” knitting – an English knitting method – creates small nubs that provide a slight exfoliating texture, ideal for the skin.

It perfectly cleanses the skin, activates microcirculation and relaxes the face.

A miniature tool – with high cleansing potential! – A must have in the bathroom or in the vanity case for a radiant and cotton-like soft face!

These little knitted beauties are discreetly coloured by botanical dyeing. Discovered in China more than 5,000 years ago, this dyeing process is very appealing to the Officine. It is one of the forgotten methods and know-how of the new industrial world, but yet with undisputed efficiency and charm.

The advantages of this process are many: a certain ecological benevolence; the beauty of sincere colours; the preservation of ancient traditions.

The colours

And from the virtue of plants... colour was born! (ou - …let there be colour! Un clin d’oeil à la Bible)

This unique and efficient dyeing method draws upon the wonders of plants to create colour. The small gloves are dyed with so-called “colourfast” plants that are chosen for their high resistance to light and washing, and for their historical pedigree.

Colours: old rose
Origin: madder (flower)
Source of pigment: roots
Rubia tinctorum L.

Commonly known as the rose madder, the common madder or dyer’s madder

Originally native to Central Asia, madder gained fame thanks to the red pigment extracted from its underground stems, giving fabrics a sublime carmine colour. Madder has thus developed as an important commodity in European and Asian economies. It was mentioned in the list of plants recommended for cultivation in royal gardens in the year 812 and by Colbert, who tried to stimulate a quality French dyeing industry. In the 19th century, there were over 13,000 hectares of madder fields in the Vaucluse.

The old rose on the knitted gloves is obtained by a bath composed of 100%madder root.

Colours: natural green
Origin: nettle (herbaceous plant)
Source of pigment: leaves
Urtica dioica L.

Commonly known as common nettle, stinging nettle or burn nettle

Originally native to Eurasia, nettle is a plant now found in temperate zones across the world. The silky and shiny finest fibres of this plant were reserved for the royal courts, the less fine fibres for clothing and bed linen, while the coarse fibres were used to make ropes, bags and carpets.

Like all green plant leaves, nettle leaves contain chlorophylls a and b which help give this green colour to the natural fibres.

Nettle leaf dyeing is not as famous as madder dyeing. It is more related to vernacular, local practices of gathering wild plants and individual recipes for dyeing personal effects.

Colours: earthy brown
Origin: acacia (shrub)
Source of pigment: wood
Senegalia catechu

Commonly known as cutch tree, black cutch, cachou or terra japonica

The catechu acacia is a small thorny tropical tree with fern-like leaves, native to Southeast Asia. It was exported from India to China and Japan in the 16th century, then to Europe in the 19th century under the name of “terra japonica”.

This brown dye was used for textiles but also to protect fibres from bad weather, to colour wood or to tan leather. Cachou produces beautiful browns on cotton, a brown that has been coveted for centuries for calico fabric - originating from the city of Calicut on the west coast of India. The light brown colour produced by cachou is called “khak” or “khaki” in India and means “dust, earth or ashes”. In Myanmar, cachou was virtually the only source of vegetable dye, used to make the yellow-brown robes of Buddhist monks.

The brown of the knitted gloves is obtained with catechu gum.


This immensely comforting small knitted glove is perfect for cleansing the face and raising the spirits. It removes all the impurities accumulated on the skin and soothes the mind with the softness of a “cottony” massage.

Advice for Use & Care

Un gant accompagne parfaitement les rituels de beauté naturelle :  il ôte avec brio les masques d’argiles et parfait un gommage à base de poudre exfoliante. Il est également le compagnon idéal pour un nettoyage du visage au savoir noir de Côte d’Ivoire.

Humidifier légèrement le gant avant de le passer délicatement sur le visage, par mouvement circulaire.  
Une argile ou une poudre, de l’Eau Ionisée et ce petit gant tricoté sont les mots d’ordre d’une routine parfaite.

Tricot :
rincer et essorer à la main après usage, tirer sur les bords et reformer les coins pour que le gant conserve sa forme bien carrée lorsqu’il est encore humide  

Couleurs : bonne résistance à la lumière et au lavage 

Lavage en machine : jusqu’à très haute température (60/90°C) si nécessaire, mais la recommandation officielle pour conserver dans le temps les couleurs non chimiques est un lavage à 40°C maximum avec une lessive qui ne contient ni agent blanchissant ni azurant optique (lessive spéciale couleur, lessive biologique ou noix de lavage par exemple) 

Séchage machine : autorisé 


8 x 11 cm


100% coton biologique filé en France 
Couleur naturelle issue de bains de plantes et de minéraux

Ingredients & Origin

Tricoté, cousu, teinté par petites quantités à Paris

Shipping & Returns

No matter how far your parcel travels, the items it contains are protected with great care. Our shipping officers ensure that flasks, tubes, porcelain and marble arrive in a faultless state, as polished and refined as when placed on the shelves of the Officine.

The Officine Universelle Buly envisages in-store collection and delivery by courier for the city of Paris as well as delivery in France and internationally with the carrier DHL.


Delivery by courier in Paris: 2 working days
Delivery by DHL in France or Europe: 3 to 7 working days
Delivery by DHL Worldwide: 5 to 10 working days


Shipping costs include preparation, packaging and postage costs. All preparation costs are fixed, whilst transportation costs vary according to weight and destination of delivery. We recomment all clients to group all articles in one order as combining orders placed separately comes with separate charges.

Our team will edeavour to meet and exceed expectations and deadlines. However, Buly can not be held responsible for delays incumbent on: suspension of service of our carriers as well as customs procedures for shipments abroad.

Nota Bene: please note that our shipping costs do not include the customs fees sometimes required by some countries, which unfortunately we have no control over.

For health reasons, Officine Universelle Buly does not accept returns.


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