I must be one of the few bloggers who hasn’t written about the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser yet, but it is something which I have been wanting to try for a long time. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Liz Earle products and it has always been something I’ve wanted to introduce to my skincare routine, so when I was very kindly sent the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and the Superskin Moisturiser, I was very excited to finally give it a try.
“Featuring a powerful blend of botanicals, including eucalyptus and coco butter, Cleanse & Polish is a quick and easy two-phase system. First, thoroughly cleanse to instantly remove daily grime, make-up and even stubborn mascara. Then gently polish your skin with the pure muslin cloth to leave it feeling soft, smooth and radiant.”
The formulation of the Cleanse & Polish is thick but undoubtedly creamy which is so soft and gentle on your skin, that it really does work for any skin types. I have normal to slightly dry skin and whilst using this routine twice a day, I haven’t had any issues with this. At the same time my sister has extremely oily skin and it does wonders for her too. I’ve been using the Cleanse & Polish by massaging it into my dry skin, the one thing that makes this cleanser strikingly different to all the others on the market, is that it’s to be applied and massaged into dry skin. At first, I couldn’t quite get my head around this and it felt somewhat alien to rub such a thick cream over a full face of makeup – But now it feels wrong not to. Whilst the cleanser is very rich and concentrated, it’s also extremely gentle and friendly. You can use it all over the eyes and are able to open them up without any irritation at all. This sold me on the cleanser even more, because I have always questioned what products are doing to my skin if they sting/burn, and are unsuitable to use near my eyes.
So, step two is the removal of the cleanser. I run the muslin cloth (which is included in the pack) under as hot a water as my hands can handle, wring it out, and then press and massage the cleanser off my face. All makeup, oil and dirt breaks down instantly, and the skin is buffed and polished and left feeling fresh and renewed. For my eyes, I fold up the cloth and hold it over my eyes as a hot compress to melt away even the most waterproof of mascara. At first I felt like I had to cleanse again after removing my makeup with the first, but after toning I realised that with just one cleanse all the work is done.
I have noticed a wonderful difference in just over two weeks from using the *Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. My skin feels much smoother and my dry forehead feels considerably moisturised, breakouts and redness has dramatically reduced too. Clearly I’m going to continue this routine and I’m excited to introduce the Superskin Moisturiser now too (review coming soon – so watch this space)
Have you tried Liz Earle products? What did you think? Is there something I should be adding to my everyday routine?