When I was on my holiday in the UK a few months ago I had a list of items I knew I wanted to buy before coming home; majority of these items were ones that I knew I couldn’t get back home but had been dying to try out – one of these was the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser. A few years ago in the blogging worlds this cleanser was raved about by so many people, and still to this day I know of many skincare gurus that see this item as a staple in their routine. I decided to pick up the cleanser with two of the hot cloths and give it a go, I’ve been using it for a couple of months now on and off so I think I’ve got some good thoughts to relay to you all!
The ‘Cleanse & Polish’ hot cloth cleanser is arguably the most popular Liz Earle product, with endless positive reviews and dedicated customers. As a brand, Liz Earle is very plant-power focused and cruelty free which makes me even happier to give the product a go. The Cleanse & Polish includes cocoa butter, rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus to come together to make for a cleanser that softens and moisturises the skin as well as added benefits of toning, soothing and purification of the skin. The formula removes dirt, pollutants and cosmetics as well as performing added cleansing. The set I bought for 16.50GBP included a 100ml bottle of the cleanser, as well as two hot cloths and a travel bag. I’d say that the prices places the product at a medium to high-end price point – I tend to spend around 15AUD on my cleansers, so this one is much more costly – however I’ve also seen many at a much higher cost.
My first impressions of this product was that it felt fairly luxurious. The packaging is very sturdy and easy to use, and the scent is very herbal and fresh. As this is a product that is very difficult to get hold of in Australia, I’ve been fairly cautious with how often I use this cleanser. I tend to use it in the evenings when I know I won’t be showering after removing my makeup, in order to give my face a good cleanse before bed. To use the cleanser, it’s instructed that you use it in two stages. The first stage is ‘cleansing’, for this step you massage one or two pumps (I use one) onto your eyes, face and neck and gently work it into the skin to remove any makeup and dirt. Stage two is ‘polishing’, to do this you wet the cotton cloth with hand-hot water and wring-out before gently polishing away the cream. After using a clean part of the cloth for each part of your face, splash cold water on your face.
After using this product a few times a week for the last couple of months I can say that I really enjoyed the whole experience. The method of using a warm cloth to cleanse my face was very gentle and not as harsh as some other makeup removers that I have experienced. I love that the cloth is reusable and can be washed, as it means I’m not going through endless cosmetic pads. My skin always feels super clean after using this product, however I wouldn’t use it each night as it is quite rich. Have you tried the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish? Let me know what you thought of it! I’d love for the brand to be brought over to Australia sometime in the future, and think it would do really well.
Much love, Ebony xo
**all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**