Name: Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Brand: Liz Earle
Size: 100ml (but there are other sizes available)
Price: 100ml starter kit £13.00, 100ml alone £11.50 (other sizes from £5.00)
From Liz Earle’s website:
We only make one cleanser because this formulation is the ultimate in concentrated yet gentle cleansing power and works on every age and skin type. Our plant-based cleanser has a 2-phase action, phase 1 is the cleansing. Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make-up, even stubborn mascara. Phase 2 is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to help gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin. Use morning and night with pure muslin cloths to reveal fresh, radiant skin.
What I liked:
– creamy texture, gentle on the skin
– removes dirt and makeup well
– leaves skin soft
– muslin cloths gently exfoliate skin
– doesn’t irritate skin
– the packaging
– available in different sizes at different prices
What I didn’t like:
– some people may be too lazy to use the muslin cloth
Cleansing skin is one of the most important steps in a skincare routine but, to tell you the truth, I’ve never come across a cleanser I was really impressed with. I’ve been trying lots of different ones during the years and they all (some better than others) removed dirt and makeup from my skin, but none left my skin as cleansed and soft as the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. I’m hooked on this stuff and I’m definitely repurchasing when my tube runs out!
Let’s start with the packaging. It comes in a soft green, hygienic tube with a pump that releases just the right amount of product you need. And, if you purchase the starter kit (which I recommend unless you already have washclothes at home as you would need them with this cleanser), you also get two muslin cloths which are very soft and gentle on the skin. But how does it perform? On my combination skin (dry cheeks, oily t-zone and not break out prone), wonderfully.
The cleanser itself is white in color and has a thick, rich and creamy consistency. To use it, simply massage one pump of product on your skin, then dampen the washcloth and use it to wipe clean your face. Although I was a bit skeptical about its effect at first, it really removes all traces of dirt, makeup (even waterproof mascara!) and other impurities from your skin without irritating it. The washcloth also performs a gentle exfoliating action.
It is really amazing how such a gentle cleanser can remove everything so well! I’ve been using it for a month now, day and night, and my skin is brighter, smoother and so soft! Also, my combination skin tends to get quite dry in winter and some cleansers are too harsh and can aggravate the problem. But not the Hot Cloth Cleanser. It seems to have somewhat balanced my skin as it doesn’t really feel dry anymore, just healthy.
If I really have to find a con to this product, I’d say it’s simply the fact that some people will probably be too lazy to wash and dry the muslin cloth after every use (never use a cloth that’s not dry or it could harbour bacteria and cause infections). I have tried using the cleanser without the cloths a couple of times, just to see how it performs on its own and it still removes all dirt, makeup and everything else on my face leaving it feeling so soft, but my skin looked less bright than when I use the cloth. That’s probably because of the lack of exfoliation the cloths instead provide.
Another thing I really like about this cleanser (and Liz Earle products in general) is that they are available in several sizes. If you have never tried the cleanser, I recommend the 100ml starter kit which retails at £13.50 and comes with the two muslin cloths. But if you already have washcloths and don’t wanna pay for two more, then you can try the 30ml (£5.00) or 50 (£7.50) that comes without it. There is also a 100ml tube (£11.00) without the muslin cloths for those that, like me, have already tried it and want to repurchase it. Don’t you just love having so many options? More companies should follow their example, if you ask me.
Available at: uk.lizearle.com (they ship worldwide)
I was really impressed by Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. This gentle cleanser, together with the two muslin cloths, remove all traces of makeup and other impurities from the skin, while also exfoliating it and leaving it clean, soft and bright! It doesn’t irritate neither the skin nor the eyes and is available in several sizes at different prices. However, some people may be too lazy to use the washcloth.