Compress Cloth Ritual

The Ritual

Simply fold the MV Muslin Cloth over itself lengthways and immerse in a bowl of warm-to-hot water.

Squeeze excess water from the cloth then gently wrap and hold over your face after cleansing or when removing a mask, disappearing into the blissful cocoon of warmth and steam for a slow count of five.

The five breath count is literally a skin and life changer, turning your daily MV skin therapy routine into a powerful ritual of mindfulness, gratitude and self care.

Master this step and you skin will thank you forever.


Discover the gentle, restorative power of compressing.
More than 25 years ago, MV SKINTHERAPY founder Sharon McGlinchey abandoned harsh, skin-stripping exfoliation techniques for the simple and empowering ritual of warm compressing. Today, the MV Compress Cloth remains integral to each of our Skin Rituals, and is designed to work in synergy with MV's unique product formulations.

Crafted from unbleached and ultra soft organic cotton, the MV Compress Cloth works to steam, soften, infuse and gently exfoliate the skin. Held quietly against the face, the warm compress is both comforting and expansive, working as if by magic to relax tension in your facial muscles and bring your mind and body back to the present moment. Blood is drawn to the surface of the skin delivering much-needed oxygen and nutrients, while the movement of the cloth works to remove product, impurities and cellular waste.

Repeated compressing (that is, placing then removing the cloth over your face 2-3 times in a row) is the perfect way to slough away dead skin cells without the need for harsh scrubbing or chemical peels.


Watch our 3 Minute Skin Ritual to discover the art of Compress Cleansing