Review: Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser.

Monday, 6 February 2012


"Not another Cleanse & Polish post" is probably what you are thinking right now, and yes I used to think the same before I had actually tried this product. However now, after using it over a long period of time I completely understand why it gets all the hype and why so many people want to say their bit about it on their blogs!

I was kindly sent the starter kit for consideration and wanted to get full use out of it before doing storming ahead and reviewing it. I have to say I am really impressed, for those of you that may not be aware of what this product is exactly, it is an award winning plant based cleanser which you use in two steps. First you apply the product to your dry face in circular motions to start working its magic on removing your makeup. Secondly taking the muslin cloth provided within the kit, you run it under warm water and ring out, then gently remove the cleanser from your face with the cloth, this is the 'polishing; stage. After doing so, you are left with lovely clean and refreshed skin! The starter kit comes with a 100ml pump, 2 muslincloths and a small carry pouch to store it all in. It's such a quick and easy process that it takes next to no time to remove all your makeup thats been on your skin all day.

I know some girls like to use this morning and night but I personally only use it at night before I go to bed. (Hence why it has lasted me such a long time!) At first it felt really strange putting the cream onto my face without getting it damp before hand, but I got used to it! What I do like is that its fine to use on your eyes, being someone who loves their gel eyeliner and dark black mascara I was amazed at how well it removes it! I did wonder if I would have to go over my eye area a second time to remove everything but there was no need. A big plus for me! I dont often get any blemishes so I cant comment on whether it made a difference in that department but from what I have heard from other girls it cleared up their skin a treat! 

There is one thing that I am a bit dissapointed with and thats in regards to the pump packaging. As it isnt transparent packaging, you dont have a clear idea of when you're running low on the product, yes you can sort of guess by the weight of it in your hand, but I'd rather be able to tell just by looking at it if I needed to restock or not. Thankfully I can sort this little niggle out immediately by ordering it in a tube formation rather than the pump style. The tubes start at 200ml rather than the 100ml from the pumps, so they are slightly pricer but you are paying for more product and can easily see when your running out, so you can place a quick online order for a back up!

Since adding this to my skin care routine I am interested in trying out some of the other products (Toner, Moisturiser & Eyebright!) I may invest in the travel sized tubes/bottles before fully commiting to full size! Do you use Liz Earle products, is there anything in particular you would reccomend?

The cleanse and polish 100ml starter kit retails for £13.75 from the Liz Earle website.

Much Love