Beauty review: Liz Earle Hot Cloth cleanser

The Liz Earle Hot Cloth cleanser has won lots of awards and beauty buffs seem to swear by it. So when my skin broke out a few weeks back, I thought it would be the perfect time to bring out the big guns – well, muslins – and give it a try.

How does it work?

The cleanse and polish definitely takes more time than a simple wipe-and-go cleanse, so it’s best to use when you have a bit more time. It lends itself to an evening cleanse where you’re in less of a rush, and you can remove the day’s dirt, grime and leftover make-up.

First step, massage one pump over dry skin. Then run the muslin cloth under hot water, wring out, and use to gently remove the cleanser from your face – this is the ‘polish’ step. The whole thing takes less than five minutes and it removes every speck of make-up (including heavy-duty foundation), leaving your face feeling soft and squeaky clean.

What’s in it?

I bought the starter pack from Boots, which comes with 100ml of cleanser and two muslin cloths for £15.50.

The plant-based active ingredients allow the cleanser to pack a punch, without leaving your face feeling dried out, like chemical-laden products can do. The natural ingredients include eucalyptus, chamomile and cocoa butter, which means it smells pretty heavenly. If you close your eyes, you could be in a spa, and not standing in front of your bathroom mirror like a mad woman.

The verdict?

I couldn’t believe how clean my skin felt afterwards. It felt way cleaner than using a foam wash, oil cleanser or Micellar water. I even started looking forward to taking off my make-up every night…

While it probably won’t help with the speedy departure of the blemishes you already have, since I’ve started using it I haven’t had any of those pesky under-the-skin spots, which is what I was struggling with before. And that’s pretty amazing.

I’d recommend to anyone who’s looking for a spot-combatting cleanser, or just a really good clean before bed. After such a good experience with my first Liz Earle product, I’m really keen to try out more products from the range, so watch this space!

Have you tried the hot cloth polisher cleanser? Comment below and let me know what you thought. Also if you have any Liz Earle recommendations, I’d love to hear them!

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