In the Beauty Blogging community I don’t think there are many people who haven’t heard of Liz Earle or the very talked about Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. I think out of all the ‘skincare’ products I have read about it’s probably one of the most blogged about.
In the past I have had reactions too Liz Earle products so when I was asked if I would like to review the Hot Cloth Cleanser I was slightly dubious. However it had been some time since I had tried the Liz Earle range so thought I would give it a go and give you my take on what I thought of it and how it fairs on skin which is sensitive and can be problematic.
The packaging for the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is really quite good. I love that it has its own little storage bag which means less hassle with losing the cloths and also I think it makes a great little travel bag for after when you have finished your cleanser.
Inside the little green bag there is a detailed leaflet all about the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Skin and how to use it. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. You also have the Hot Cloth Cleanser with its tranquil green packaging which I really love and 2 muslin cloths. Everything looks really good quality and with the little green bag too I was quite impressed.
The Hot Cloth Cleanser is quite thick and white. It has a nice blendable consistency which is easily massaged into the skin on application. The most incredible thing about this cream is the smell – it smells wonderful. The cleanser contains Rosemary, Chamomile, Cocoa Butter and Eucalyptus Essential Oil. You can really smell the eucalyptus and chamomile which makes the fragrance really fresh smelling and yet at the same time relaxing.
The cleanser is really easy to apply;
Apply a good pump of the cleanser onto dry skin and massage into the skin. (I leave mine too sink in for about 5 minutes but it doesn’t say to do this on the instructions, its purely as I love the scent)
Take one of the muslin cloths and get some hot water (Hot enough too touch and that you skin can stand don’t do it tepid or cold), wring it out so the cloth is damp and wipe the cleanser off your face section by section.
Once you have wiped off all the cleanser rinse your face by splashing cool water onto it and then pat dry.
Above you will see a rather naked faced me looking slightly spotty from a reaction too a foundation may I add and not this cleanser. I had also recently done my eye brows and I was surprised too see the cleanser helped take some of the redness away and soothed the skin in that area.
I find my favourite time to apply this cleanser is at night while I’m in the bath. It’s so relaxing to lay back after massaging the cleanser into my face and close my eyes. The scent relaxes me and the heat and steam from the bath open my pores so when I go over with the muslin cloth all the dirt and nastiness is removed from my face.
I have been using the Hot Cloth Cleanser and Polish a while now and can say from the first time I used it till now I have not had any reaction what so ever. I don’t know if maybe the formula has changed in the cleanser or the original product I tried was something different (Although I’m sure its not); either way this is an amazing product and I was really impressed with it. My skin feels cleansed and clean after and much of the redness I get with washing my face and with other cleansing systems never occurs when using this cleanser. My psoriasis and eczema do not get irritated by the cleanser which I find is a problem I nearly always encounter with cleansers no matter what brand they are and my skin actually looks better for using the Hot Cloth Cleanser too.
I am now curious about other Liz Earle products and may have to try other things in the range to see how they fair on sensitive skin too. If you would like more information on Liz Earle products you can visit the Liz Earle website.
The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser pump starter kit is 100ml and costs £13.75.
Lots of Love,