The thumb is must. Tip of my thumb is tan! I use this mitt with my self tanner and it works just as good as the mitts the cost twice as much. It keeps my back and shoulders in fact my whole body well moisturized.
Decent mitt, no complaints. My only complaint is that the trim/binding on the edges is a little rough.
It is soft, durable and reusable. The mitt is easy to clean and can be reused.
Picture is after 15 minutes of scrubbing! Turned me green. The scent isn't bad, but it's very strong. I just hope it scrubs off!