I have used a couple other applicator mitts, and I did not like the other ones. This one is great! The color doesn't leak through the sponge much, and the self tanner glides on smoothly. With other applicator mitts I have had to wear gloves underneath. With this one I do notice a couple tiny spots the color leaks through, but as long as you wash your hands after you're done, your hands don't stain. The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I used it 4 times and it completely fell apart the last time I used it. But this is definitely a must have for self tanners!