February 01, 2011

liz earle cleanse & polish review

I did an initial review of the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser about a year ago now and as I have been using it ever since I thought I would share my thoughts on it once again.

''Cleanse & Polish is the original hot cloth cleanser and suits all skin types, colours and ages - if you have skin then Cleanse & Polish is for you! You can genuinely depend on Cleanse & Polish to deliver outstanding results, revealing softer, smoother and more radiant looking skin from the first use - it's truly tried, tested, approved and loved!''

In the standard Hot Cloth Cleanser pack you will receive a 100ml tube of the cleanser and two muslin cloths packaged in a little zip up waterproof pouch. The tube has a really handy pump that makes it really easy to control how much product that you want to use. For light make up I only need to use one pump but after a night out you'd probably want to use two.

I like to start off by warming the product up between my fingers and then pasting it onto my skin gently. I would describe the texture of the cream as being the perfect mid way point between light and luxurious, it basically just feels as soft as a moisturiser but draws out all the dirt in your skin and is thick enough to do the job properly but is in no way heavy or greasy. It also smells really fresh and as I like to say about all of the Liz Earle products 'like the spa'. Next I massage the cream thoroughly into my skin to melt my foundation off and lastly I move on to my eyes. Finally I take the muslin cloth and dampen it with hand hot water and wipe the cream away. The process really is that easy and it's the ultimate option for people that are lazy like me and don't like faffing around with time wasting methods.

The muslin cloth also has a big part in the routine as it gently buffs away all of the dead skin cells on the top layer of my skin. It's funny because my mum was talking to the Liz Earle woman in the shop about how her great grandma actually used a muslin cloth on her skin and people used to be amazed at how good her skin was for her age. So if all these years later muslin cloths are still being used by the masses then surely they must be good! You can also use it up to three times and then pop it in the wash and it comes out as good as new.

I think of the cleanser as one of those genius products that solves two problems in one shot; it not only removes make up perfectly but it also has such beneficial factors for your skin. It's rich in naturally active ingredients including purifying eucalyptus and skin softening cocoa butter. With all of those beneficial factors taken into consideration I can definitely see an instant change in my skin after using the cleanser, my skin appears glowing and youthful straight away. I also just wanted to mention for people that use face wipes how bad it can be for your skin, they are notorious for drying out your skin. And that is coming from someone that used them constantly for about three years in a row, so trust me on that one! So definitely chuck the face wipes in the bin and buy yourself a bottle of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is my advice. 

So, after a whole year of using Cleanse and Polish I can honestly say that I won't ever be using anything else to remove my make up. It has holy grail status in my bathroom, and my mum (who has the opposite skin problems to me) loves it just as much. I really don't need to push the product any more, as far as I am concerned it is a skincare must have and there is really no reason to not give it a go if you haven't already. The cleanser has also received a ton of awards, features and positive reviews if you need any more of an excuse to buy one.

Price list -
• 30ml sample tube - £5.10
• 50ml pump kit - £8.54
• 100ml pump kit - £13.25 (best selling)
• 200ml tube starter kit - £23.45

All of the cleansers are also sold separately for a cheaper price without the muslin cloths if you already have enough.

Rating: ★★★★★+
 Available from: Liz Earle


  1. Aghhh I really want to try this! I got the No7 one because I had a £5 voucher and already lost my cloth haha! x

  2. Lovely review, such good timing after our conv lol. After you wipe the cream off, do you rinse your face off again?

  3. I really need to try this, it sounds so good. I'm always using facewipes to remove my makeup, I think I rely on them too much. And at the end of the day the amount I spend on them I may aswell purchase this product. Great review Lovely :) x

  4. Ooh fab review. My Mum has got me the starter kit for my brithday so I can't wait to start using it! :) xo

  5. where can i get this?
    is it in boots?

  6. Great review! I really need to put down the face wipes and try this :)

  7. It sounds great... I am not a big fan of face wipes, it just doesn't give me a 'clean enough' feeling, so I usually use face wash after taking of my eye make-up with a more specialized cleanser. But this founds like a really nice middle way that will give me water :-) and care.

  8. lovely review!
    i really want to try this after seeing so many people talking about it,