23 Aug 2011

Liz Earle cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser review

Following my review on the Soap and Glory fab pore hot cloth cleanser, I've now had the opportunity to try the mother of hot cloth cleansers - the original Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.

Here it is as it comes in the pretty packaging - it would look nice as a present for someone and wouldn't need much extra wrapping

This is the starter pack, so you get a little wash bag and two muslin cloths edged in Liz Earle blue.  You also get full instructions on how to use the cleanser and the cloths.

I'm not really aiming to do a comparison between the Liz Earle and the Soap and Glory hot cloth cleansers, but I really did notice the difference in the quality of the muslin cloth.  The Liz Earle one is definitely a better quality - it feels more substantial and like it will last a good while, plus you get two so that one can be in the wash.  

I've been using a nice big splodge (three pumps) if I'm taking off a full face of make-up.  Otherwise I'd just use two pumps.  The cleanser is really thick and creamy and feels quite luxurious to use.  I've been trying to think of words to describe the smell and all I can put my finger on is 'fresh' and 'botanical'.  The active ingredients are listed as rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil - I think the prominent ingredient I can smell is the eucalyptus, which must be why it smells so fresh.

I apply the cleanser to a dirty face and massage in for a bit.  Then you rinse your muslin cloth in fairly hot water and use it to wipe the cleanser from your face.  The first time I used it I couldn't believe how easily it tackled mascara and eyeliner - it's as if the cleanser melts them away.  This is one of my favourite things about the product as rubbing and dragging the skin around the eyes can promote wrinkles and nobody wants that.

I'm enjoying using this cleanser combined with the muslin cloth - hot cloth cleansers are certainly the way forward for me.  I really like the Liz Earle version as you can feel the higher quality of the cleanser and my skin feels like it's getting a treatment as opposed to just being cleaned.

Cleanse and Polish is at the pricer end of the scale, but well worth it in my opinion.  The starter kit with a 100ml cleanse and polish and two muslin cloths is £13.25, but after you have your muslin cloths you can buy a 100ml pump on its own for £11.75 from Lizearle.com 

Liz Earle have kindly sent me this product to review on my blog and they have also sent me a second starter kit for my 500 followers giveaway which will be coming soon.

Have you tried Cleanse and Polish?


  1. I look forward to the giveaway :D xx Great review xx

  2. I would really like to try this as I've seen so many good reviews on various blogs!

  3. My absolute staple in my skincare routine, used it for years now, even when i didn't wear makeup and can't imagine using anything other cleanser! :) xx


  4. I've read so many good reviews about this product so I'd really like to try this, do you know if it comes in one formulation suits all or do they do sensitive / dry / oily etc? xx

  5. I really want to try this product! My Mum swears by Liz Earle and I have also read so many great reviews on this particular product!

    Great review :) this product is definitely going on my "to buy" list xx

  6. You must have read my mind as I was gonna do a post just like this after getting a Liz Earle gift set for my birthday! I agree with the Muslin Cloth it does feel like a better quality and actually feels like it is scrubbing your face whereas the soap and glory cloth could have been an everyday face cloth. I also love the smell too... I think the main smell is Eucalyptus too. It's very energising in the morning and feels soothing at night... I think it's really worked for my skin too... Ive only used it since Saturday but already I am seeing a difference. It shocked me that I have to apply my cleanser to dry skin whereas the soap and glory one is to wet skin! Anyway better stop blabbing and put the hamster away - he has fallen asleep in his motorbike wheel haha! xx

  7. @madame gourmand - very good question, I should have mentioned that - it comes in one formulation and is designed to be suitable for all skin types. My skin is oily / combination and I've had no issues xx

    @Amy - lol about your hamster! If I leave mine out too long he doesn't fall asleep, he gets angry and starts going a bit mental until I put him back in his tank!

  8. I've never tried one of these hot cloth cleansers. Must try one one day as everyone is raving about them! x

  9. This is defo next on my list to buy! Looks so good!!


Let me know what you think, and feel free to leave your blog link! I really appreciate every comment and always reply to questions x

Blogger Template Created by pipdig