Nitrile gloves were originally formulated as a replacement for natural rubber latex gloves due to latex allergy concerns, Nitrile is a synthetic material made to mimic latex, but has no natural rubber latex in it. Nitrile gloves can be made thinner, providing better feel without giving up any protective properties.
A latex glove is made from natural rubber latex and is a processed plant product. Latex gloves are the most flexible and resilient with a consistent fit. They are a great barrier protection against infection and contamination. These gloves are available in Powdered or Powder-Free, as well as Exam or General Purpose. Latex gloves can cause an allergic reaction to some users, but are very widely used.