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I have an oily complexion and I do have enlarged pores on my cheeks and nose. Although I do use products such as Porefessional by Benefit to hide them but I also want to stop them from getting any bigger! For this reason I bought the Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser by Soap & Glory.
What does the product do?
The product promises to cleanse the skin deeply, removing impurities and all signs of make up, leaving it feeling smooth and fresh. It contains some natural ingredients to strengthen, tone and brighten the skin including almond oil, orange oils and lavender.
How do you use the product?
You need to dispense some of the product from the tube and then massage it over the face and neck for about one minute, paying particular attention to areas with enlarged pores. You then need to leave the product on the skin for another minute so all of the goodness can sink in. The product comes with a free muslin cloth and it is this which is used to remove the product from the face after dampening it in warm water. You then splash your face with cold water to tighten the pores further.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a silver metallic tube which is quite plain but eye catching none the less and it gives some more information about the product on the back. It has a red screw top lid and a free muslin cloths which is white with pink edging. The product will cost you around £10 for 100ml and it can be bought from stores such as Boots and from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is white in colour and it has a creamy consistency that is thicker than most facial cleanser and about the same as a moisturiser. As with all Soap & Glory products, this comes with an added fragrance and it is quite a strong one. It is a mixed up aroma, smelling herbal, minty and refreshing all at the same time. I don't mind it and it certainly wouldn't put me off using the product.
The consistency of the product means that it is easy to spread onto the skin and it doesn't pull or drag my face. It has a smooth consistency which doesn't feel too oily or greasy on the skin. It is gentle enough to be used on the eye area but you need to keep your eyes tightly closed. It does tingle a little because I have quite sensitive skin but it doesn't sting or irritate my skin and I can comfortably leave it on the two minutes.
The product is easily removed but if you are using it to remove your make up too then your muslin cloth ends up in a mess so you need to clean it regularly or replace it often. Once my skin is dry, it looks really fresh and clean. Most of my eye make will have been removed although not all of it. It doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or tight so it must be quite hydrating. It left my skin looking brighter, healthier and feeling really soft and smooth. I can't say that I've noticed a difference in the size of my pores but I haven't developed any blemishes since using the product so it must be giving my skin a deep clean.
All in all, this is a great facial cleanser which gives the skin a deep and thorough clean. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and soft, and looking blemish free. It is easy to use and my complexion looks better after use. The muslin cloth gets really messy and it won't last long so you'll need to buy some new ones further down the line but as it's a 'freebie' you can't really complain! I would happily buy this one again.
I suffer from rosacea and really struggle to find a decent product that compliments my skin. Usually anything scented is a big no no and I have to avoid at all costs unless throbbing red skin is on the agenda. When a friend bought me a little beauty hamper full of beauty goodies, I cringed with how much she had spent knowing the majority of it would be absolutely useless for me (she wasn't aware apparently, which made me feel a lot better about it!). I had to give her most of the products back (she felt awful as did I, but one of us may as well get use out of them and she did pay!), but I kept a few products back wondering just if they would be okay to use. One of the ones I did keep was the Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser by Soap and Glory which sounded just divine and I remember reading some fairly promising things about it, so thought I would live a little and give it a try.
I couldn't believe it when, after the first use, it actually worked and my skin didn't react to it. The skin condition isn't necessarily a reactive to products but certain ones definitely don't help, but I was happy that this one seemed to be okay for me, and it was nice to be able to use something scented (without being overpowering).
The product is a cleanser which comes with a Muslin cloth which acts to polish, cleanse and smooth the skin all in one product. It works to unblock pores on the face and although many products on the market seem to offer this promise, I have found that this is one of the ones that actually lives up to its claims. The Clary Sage contained in the product combats the natural oil produced from the skin and helps to balance it out. I find that after using the product, my skin (which isn't particular oily anyway), feels oil free and lovely and smooth (which is most likely due to the almond oil contained within the product).
The product seems to go a long way and you don't need all that much for it to do the job. If anything, the muslin cloth will probably need replacing before the tube does but I can easily pick one of these up online. Using it is a pleasure as you rub it into the skin (I usually get bored or start drifting off after around 30 seconds!). It is recommended to have the cloth soaking in really hot water while you are massaging the cream in. I find it easy to have it heating in a sink of hot water in the bathroom and I can stand over it and check in the mirror that I am reaching all of my face with the cream. You then simply squeeze the cloth of the excess water and start to gently rub the cream off the face with the cloth. I must say, it is quite a nice relaxing process and I always make sure I have time to fully enjoy it rather than only giving myself a minute, so I can relax and unwind before bed. The skin looks glowing and really really clean, and as mentioned earlier, pores are definitely targeted by the process and they too are free from gunk (yuk!).
The Soap and Glory range, has over the last few years, become increasingly popular but after a bad experience with one of their conditioners (it made my hair look like I'd poured oil on it!), I've pretty much let it pass me by. The range includes pretty much anything you can think of beauty wise and the prices are reasonable. I am happy that I am able to buy something for my skincare regime that is priced so well as a lot of the skin care products that I use on my face are Elemis or Dermalogica and cost a small fortune, so it's nice to see that other products out there do work and don't have to cost the earth. At £9 for a 100ml tube I think this is excellent value, and can be picked up even cheaper when it is on the 3 for 2 (which Boots seem to always have on).
I am a big fan of the Soap and Glory range and quite often will pick up a couple of products to try when they are on 3 for 2 in Boots. One of the products I selected was the fab pore hot cloth cleanser, which I thought could potentially be a dupe for the more expensive Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser.
The cleanser comes in a squeezy silver tube with a pink screw top lid, it also comes with a white muslin cloth with pink trim. The cloth is fairly soft, although not quite as soft as my Liz Earle cloths, however I am not overly bothered by which cloth I use. It is simple to get the cleanser out of the tube, simply squeeze a blob out of the tube and then apply with fingers to the face! The directions state that it is best to massage this product in for one minute and then allow it to sit on the skin for a further minute before washing off with the muslin cloth. The use of the cloth gives gentle exfoliation to the skin whilst also ensuring that all traces of the product are rinsed off the skin.
The cleanser itself is great at removing make up and I even use it on my eyes, although be careful not to get it into your actual eyes as it will irritate them! The cleanser contains sweet almond, orange and lavender oils which not only give it a lovely scent, they make it a moisturising product also. The cleanser needs to be followed up with your normal moisturiser however as it will not be sufficient enough alone to give enough moisture. The product is great however at making me feel like my skin has been thoroughly cleaned and I am pleased with the results it gives.
I will give this product 4/5 as it was great, however the use of the strong essential oils does mean it can make my skin feel a little irritated on days when it is being particularly sensitive, which the Liz Earle cleanser does not do. To be fair to Soap and Glory they do give a warning on the back that the use of oils in this product may mean it irritates sensitive skin, so at least they are open about it! Otherwise, great product for days when my skin is a little more robust!
Since my early teenage years I have had very blemish prone which has unfortunately persisted into my twenties. Even though it is not as bad as it was a hormone pumped teen and I can easily cover it up with make-up no problem I still long for beautiful clear skin! So recently I have taken up the mission to be able to show my face without make up in public (as is evident by my recent reviews which have been skincare!).
I frequently read beauty blogs/magazines and there is a lot of hype about balm cleansers/hot cloth cleansers which promise to deliver a deep cleanse without being overly harsh or drying to the skin. So when I was browsing in Boots and I came across Soap and Glory's version of a hot cloth cleanser I just had to try it - along with the enticing 3 for 2 offer they had on!
The cleanser comes with a muslin cloth to be used in conjunction with the cleanser. The cleanser itself comes in a silver tube which is branded with the fun Soap and Glory retro logo and a lot of puns! To use the cleanser you simply squeeze out some of the cleanser out of the tube and apply to your face massaging it into your face in circular movements working on areas that are especially clog prone and troublesome. The cleanser is a really thick cream which smells faintly like lavender and is really calming it feels really luxurious and rich - a real treat for the skin! As you massage it into your skin you basically move all the make-up you have on around your face! After massaging you are to leave it for one minute or more just so it can penetrate your skin further before washing it off using the muslin cloth. It is strangely satisfying seeing all that slap come of your face and onto the muslin cloth! The cloth also gently exfoliates banishing dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin.
I have really oily skin and I am prone to blocked pores and of course spots! I thought that perhaps this product might be too heavy for my skin especially with all the oils present in the product. In reality the product is a dream to work with and its melts the days make up and grime away. More importantly it leaves my skin cleansed and soft with no oily residue! I think this kind of product would be great for dry skin as it is so gentle and moisturising in its own way.
I have been using this cleanser for around two months and during this time I got given a tube of thee most famous hot cloth cleanser ever to grace this earth - the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser! I thought it would be useful for the purposes of this review to quickly outline how the soap and glory version stands up to the gold standard Liz Earle one. All in all the soap and glory one compares favourably the main difference being that in my opinion the Liz Earle cleanser more actively fights spots and gives a deeper clean. Considering the trouble I have with blemishes I prefer the Liz Earle one as it dramatically reduces the appearance of current spots and redness in comparison to Soap and Glory version.
The cleanser is widely available in Boots and is a great cleanser but I am so in love with Liz Earle's version that it is hard to be disloyal! I would probably pick it up if either I had run out of Liz Earle's or if it was a part of another Boots 3 for 2 deal! As far as price goes at the time of writing it is retailing on Boots.com for £10.00 for 100ml which is not cheap but it is very reasonable for the high quality cleanser that it is. In any case it is a great introduction to this kind of cleanser and to see if it works for you.
One of my favourite Soap & Glory products is without a doubt The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser. This cleanser comes in a silver foil like squeezy tube that contains 100 ml and you also get a white muslin cloth to use with it. Both the cloth and the tube containing the cleanser come in a retro fun box, typical of the Soap & Glory packaging.
Priced at £10, it is not exactly the cheapest cleanser out there, but in my opinion it is definitely worth it, especially as you get the muslim cloth, which if bought separately would cost a few pounds anyway. I do also think this is an absolutely gorgeous cleanser, which as Soap & Glory claims, does indeed clean, smooths and melts away makeup.
The Fab Pore cleanser contains panthenol, sweet almond, orange and lavender oils. It's fragrance is not typical of the most Soap & Glory products, but instead the lavender oils give it its distinct scent, and whenever I use it, it reminds me of the cleansers used on my face when I have been for a facial at the beauty salon.
To use, you squeeze out a generous splodge of the cleanser and massage it onto your face for at least a minute. The white cleanser is of medium consistency, making it perfect to dispense, apply and massage on. The lovely lavender scent combined with a nice gentle massage are very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable, and you really do feel like you are having a mini facial (it would be even better if I could get my other half to do it for me!).
Once you have finished massaging it on, you leave it on for another minute (I sometimes leave it on for longer than that, for example whilst I am brushing my teeth) and then proceed onto taking it off. It is recommended that you press it off with the warm, wet muslin cloth, however, I actually use the cloth quite hot, which I think is again, wonderfully relaxing.
The results are amazing, my face is left deeply cleansed, smoother and overall extremely refreshed. Also, it does not dry my face out, which I think is a bonus. All in all, The Fab Pore cleanser delivers on its promises and is much more enjoyable to use than other ordinary cleansers. 5 out of 5 from me and highly recommended to you all.
A few days back I run out of my Liz Earle cleanse & polish & not feeling up to the journey to West London to buy a new bottle I decided to look for a cleanser closer to home. Browsing through the Boots website & the various cleansers which they have to offer it was the Soap & Glory Fab pore cleanser which really caught my eye, not only does it have glowing reviews it also comes with a muslin cloth which I have become accustomed to using with the cleanse & polish.
The cleanser comes in a 100ml silver tube which is encased in the usual quirky Soap & Glory style box, the muslin cloth is also enclosed neatly folded & wrapped in a cellophane wrapper. It is described as a 3 in 1 concentrated deep purifying formula & claims to clean & smooth & melt away make-up.
Essential oils, orange, lavender, sage & rose geranium.
Sweet almond oil, cocoa butter & coconut.
Conditioning panthenol & vitamins
On the night of my purchase I massaged a blob of the cleanser evenly over my face & neck, it is advised on the packaging to massage for 60 seconds & then to leave on for another minute. I then rinsed out the muslin cloth in hot water & then pressed onto my face to remove the cleanser.
Impressive! I would describe my skin as combination & this removed excess oil from the oily bits from my skin without over drying the dry bits. I also have sensitive skin but this cleanser caused no harsh flare ups & my skin felt & looked softer & smoother & I also noticed that my pores were less noticable.Also, on waking the next morning my skin looked more mattified.
I never thought that I would betray my Liz Earle cleanse & polish but I am truly sold on this one, not only is it easier to obtain but it has produced better results.
I bought mine for £9.19 from Boots & though this seems expensive it should last a while & is also a few pound cheaper than cleanse & polish. Boots also do regular 3 for 2 offers on the Soap & Glory range of products.
I absolutely adore the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser. I think it is a really luxurious and fantastic skin care product. I always wanted a hot cloth cleaner that would work for me. I have tried Liz Earle's version several times over the years because of the fantastic reviews it always receives but to be honest, I do not think it is anything special. I was beginning to think that hot cloth cleaners were not for me full stop, then I tried the Soap and Glory version and it has completely changed my mind about hot cloth cleansers.
The Soap and Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser is a fabulous cleanser which is supposed to be an all in one product which can cleanse, smoothe and polish your skin. As its name would suggest, it is aimed at cleaning deep down into your pores to remove all the dirt and oil from them. You get 100ml of the product for £10.00 so it is not that much cheaper then the Liz Earle version at full price, however more often then not it is on three for two so you can buy it for much cheaper. It comes with its own muslin cloth, which is of a very nice quality and a good little addition because it means you don't have to go to the effort of buying cloths seperately.
The tube that the cleanser comes in is very cute, well made and fit for its purpose. It is silver and pink. It has a screw top lid, and the tube itself is made of a foil type material, like a toothpaste tube, so you can fold the end down as you go to make it easier to get the product out of the tube. It is very easy to dispense the right amount out of the tube for you to use on your skin.
The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser contains a multitude of essential oils including, orange, lavender, clary sage and rose geranium, which are all fabulous for the skin. It also means that the cleanser smells fantastic when you apply it to your skin. Due to the essential oils, you have to be very careful you do not get the product in your eyes when you are removing your eye makeup. It also means that this might not be suited to people who have very sensitive skin. The cleanser also contains lots of lovely moisturising and conditioning ingredients including, sweet almond, cocoa butter and coconut, conditioning panthenol and vitamins.
It is really easy to use. You just wet your face and then massage the desired amount over your skin. Then you are supposed to leave the cleanser to sit on your skin for 1 minute before giving any problem areas a good massage with the product to really get all the oil and dirt out of those pores. You then remove it using the muslin cloth and warm water. The cleanser is really creamy and feels lovely and luxurious on the skin.
I actually use the Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleaner quite often as a mask, especially if I am giving myself a facial. I like to get out my facial steamer, steam my face for 15 minutes then apply this product. I give my face a really good massage with it and then leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then I use the muslin cloth to remove it. I steam my face for another 15 minutes and then tone and moisturise. I feel like this is a really nice treat for my skin and leaves in fantastic condition. Nice and glowly and healthy looking.
I really love this product. I really feel like it cleans deep down into my pores and my skin always looks lovely and healthy after I have used it. It helps keep my face less oily after I have used it, probably because of all the essential oils. My skin just feels lovely and balanced, clean, soft and moisturised. I definately think this cleanser is worth trying out if you are in the market for a good hot cloth cleaner. It really is fantastic quality and I feel like it does a lot more for my oily, blemish prone skin then the Liz Earle ever did.
Overall I give the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleaner 10/10. I have nothing bad to say about it. I think it is good value and it does exactly what you would expect out of a hot cloth cleaner. The only think I would say is be careful with it if you have very sensitive skin.
I had heard a lot of good stuff about hot cloth cleansers and thought I would try one or two out. I am a fan of the Soap & Glory range so when I saw this cleanser I had to give it a go!
Price - I paid £6.13 for this due to Boot's 1.3 off offer! But its usual price is £9.19. I think this is quite reasonable as its a reasonably sized tube containing 100ml which I think will do at least ten applications. The price also includes a muslin cleansing cloth of good quality, which has pink edging to match the packaging.
Packaging - This is packaged in Soap & Glory's typical Kitschy style, with a blue and pink outer box showing the silver tube inside. The silver tube looks quite sleek, bright and fun! It isn't at all elegant, but i don't think Soap and Glory really aim for elegance. This packaging is great for those looking for a bit of personality in their products.
Application - This was really easy to use. You simply massage a generous amount into your face and neck and leave for a few moments before massaging away with the hot cloth. I like to open my pores by laying the hot cloth over my face before application, but the packaging does not say to do so. The only slight negative i found was the smell of this product. It claims to smell of orange, lavender, clary sage and rose geranium, which I found a little masculine. It didn't put me off the product but I would have preferred a 'fresher' smell.
Performance - This applied well, my make up literally melted away easily, so cleaned well too. It claims to work on clogged pores and I do feel after a few uses my pores were less visible, so I was impressed with that! After use my skin felt lovely and soft and a a really nice clean glow to it. I didn't find this product at all drying, which can happen with other similar cleansers.
Overall I think that this a great cleanser. I wouldn't use it every evening, but I will definitely be using it a a few times across the week. I'd say if your looking to try a hot cloth cleanser, then certainly give this one a go - you wont be disappointed.
I purchased this as it looked similar to a Liz Earle product I had tried years before. It comes in a tube which contains 100ml of product along with a muslin cloth, it cost me £9 from Boots. Keep a look out for the 3 for 2 offers though and bag yourself a bargain.
The product contains panthenol, coconut, cocoa butter, lavender, almond and orange oil. It promises to remove makeup, cleanse and smooth skin. You need to use a grape sized sploge which you apply to your face using your fingertips and massage away for a minute. It advises you to pay particular attention to problem areas like your nose or chin. The product is like a cream, it is white and has a thick consistency. I found it didn't smell of anything in particular. After you have massaged away for a minute you then need to leave it on your skin for another minute. You then use the muslin cloth which you need to wet using hot water to remove.
As I have said on my other reviews I have dry skin most of the time and some products make this far worse. I noticed that this product left my skin feeling clean but also very moisturised. It was easy to use although it can be tedious waiting two minutes everyday. I would definately buy this again but not for everyday use as the tube wouldn't last long and it's not the cheapest thing to buy.
I usually use the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish so was eager to give this a try as it is cheaper. I had already tried the Boots No. 7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser (see review) and have to say that if you like the Liz Earle one, the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser is the most similar to the Liz Earle version.
The product is very creamy and feels nice and soft when you put it on your face. It has a pleasant fresh smell (very similar to Liz Earle's Hot Cloth Cleanser in my opinion.) It comes with a muslin cloth and is priced at £7.00 from Boots (Liz Earle's is £11.50 for the same size not including a muslin cloth.) I don't know whether the Soap and Glory product is suitable for removing mascara and other eye make-up like the Liz Earle equivalent as I don't wear eye-make up, however, I have opened my eyes when my whole face has been smothered in the stuff (including over my eyes) and have had no discomfort.
My only gripe would be that the product is not available in a pump dispenser but is only available in a tube. This is not too much of a problem, however, it would be nice to have the choice.
This product is okay, I have no real grievances with it, but it wasn't exactly what i was expecting. I bought this after reading some brilliant reviews about it on boots, but i have to say that i dont really understand all the hype surrounding it. I suffer from spots but dont really have oily skin, so i spend sooooo much money every year on different skincare products, it's getting a bit ridiculous. I saw this product and thought it looked a bit differnt to the rest. The product is described as a self heating cleanser, I personally can't feel it heating up, and i find that rather than clear my spots it seems to bring them to the surface even more.
Having said that it does make my skin feel very soft after using it, it also leaves it feeling more supple, and does what it says on the tin in terms of reducing pores. It also smells really nice, due to all the essential oils that have been crammed into it. It isn't terribly expensive either at £9.00 from boots, but if you're going to pay that kind of money, you're probably going to want to see results. Skin feels softer after first use, but i felt it brought out more spots, so i will not be buying this product again.
Oh, the product also comes with a good quality muslin cloth, which i am told would cost around £4.00 to buy seperately, this is definately a bonus and i do thin that using this to wash off the product is far less harsh on your skin than using a flannel, sponge, or towel. However make sure you ring it out really well after each use, as if it is left too damp it does begin to smell quite dusty, and become very unappealing.
I would recommend this product to people who already have clear skin, and are trying to maintain a healthy complexion, and to those with dry skin. But i would advise you to avoid it if, like me, you are prone to outbreaks.
I'm always on the look out for the next best thing when it comes to buying beauty products. Frequently this leaves me disappointed (as you will see from some of my other reviews) and poorer. So I'm often kicking myself and wishing that I stuck to the tried and tested. However, on this occasion I am delighted that I tried The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser, because I've found the facial cleanser of my dreams.
"It cleans, it smooths, it melts away make up!" and I have to agree with Soap and Glory on this. The Fab Pore is a thick cleansing cream, made with panthenol, sweet almond, orange and lavender oils. It has a mild fragrance in which it is the lavender that comes through most clearly. The cleanser costs £9 in Boots. It comes in a 100 ml tube along with a muslin cloth. The cloth is the size of a good flannel (about 40 x 40 cm) and is both soft and strong. I've been using my current one for 6 weeks. It regularly goes in the washing machine and it's still in good condition.
This cleanser is a little different from the majority of facial cleansers. Soap and Glory advise that you massage "a generous splodge" onto your face and neck for at least sixty seconds, paying particular attention to your nose and chin. You then leave the cleanser on your face for another minute, before pressing it off with the warm, wet muslin cloth. You can use it to remove eye make up, but you need to take care to avoid contact with your eyes. I still use eye make up remover, before using this cleanser, so I can't comment on how well it removes mascara.
For me the results of using The Fab Pore have been fantastic. I have combination skin and can find some facial cleansers very harsh and drying. Not so with this one. I think the combination of facial oils leave your skin feeling really soft and moisturised, as well as spotlessly clean. The pores on my T zone are definitely smaller. However, the most unexpected benefit is that my skin has become visibly clearer and more radiant. I'm not sure whether that is due to the massage, the exfoliation or the cleanser itself. However, something is really working here.
At £9 it is not the cheapest facial cleanser out there. However, Boots currently have a 3 for 2 promotion on facial products, which includes the Soap and Glory range. Even at £9 I will continue to buy it, because the results have been so good. I've been using my current tube every day for 6 weeks and I still have half of it left. I think that makes it pretty good value for money.
I suspect that I will continue sampling different facial products, even though I should know better. However, I will be removing cleanser from that list, as I am completely converted to The Fab Pore.
Once upon a time I was writing shed loads of Soap & Glory reviews but I sort of got reviewers block when it came to this range and I decided to leave the last product in my list to be reviewed at a much later date. Now that time has come for me to review possibly the last product from this range that I bought and used and havent reviewed already lol. The first time I used this was MONTHS ago now and I bought it simply because it was on offer when I was browsing through Boots and I couldnt resist adding another S&G product to my massive collection. For the most part every product Ive tried from this range has been fantastic and has worked really well for me so I always have very high hopes for this range now as Ive experienced such great results in the past and I have to say that this product did not disappoint.
This product comes in a 100ml tube inside a light pink box. With this product you actually get a free muslin cloth which may not sound like much but it will help you later on when it comes to you actually using this. This product is very in keeping with the reto design of the whole Soap & Glory range and all the colours immediately attract you attention, definately one to look out for if your just have a browse. The packaging for this product is very girly and feminine yet classy and grown up so it will appeal to a wide range of ages it screams quality and it is certainly a great addition to anyone's bathroom shelf. This comes with the usual screw off top which is actually very easy to remove AND put back on which is an issue I have had with some tubed items in the past.
This product is said to be "a natural all-in-one cleanse, polish and skin smoothing cream". So basically that is my daily skin routine that usually takes 3 or 4 prodicts but all in one so thats pretty great and a time saver to say the least. So it smooths out your skin, cleanses, unblocks pores and polishes the surface leaving you with clean skin. Sounds brilliant.
To use this you simply squeeze some of the pinkish cream onto your fingers and then massage it into your face and neck, like you would with a face mask and make sure to concentrate on any "problem" areas as then it should work better on those areas, I tend to use it most of my T-Zone. Anyway then you simply leave it for a few minutes and wash it off with the muslin cloth drenched in warm water. OR you can use it like I do and apply it whilst in the bath and then place the damp, warm cloth over your face for a few minutes before you wash the cream off. I think I heard somewhere that the heat makes your pores open up more and therefore I assume that will make the cream work better. But to be totally honest this works just as well however you use it so I guess it all depends on how much time you have to use it.
I woudlnt say that I have really bad skin on my face at all but like everyone I do have the occasional spot breakout or dry skin outburst so this is when I break out this cream. This really works in helping erradicate both of those things. As soon as you have used this you can not only feel but actually see a difference in your skin. No dry skin, the spots arent as red and your skin just looks glowing and clean. Ive found that after I have applied this I dont even need to put on extra moisturiser because my face already feels soft and smooth so again it is a massive time saver! I tend to use this about once a week (on weekends) for when I want a intensive treatment for my face because this really does work so well and the results do last a very long time.
Now as you dont need to apply a lot of this at one time and as you dont need to use it very often one tube will last you ages. I got my tube just before Christmas and I still have about half of the tube left so that proves how long one tube will last. In that respect it is great value for money as it costs about £9 if I remember rightly.
This cream does exactly what it says on the tube: cleans your skin, unblocks your pores, gets rid of dry skin, leaves your skin soft and smooth & takes down the redness of spots and the results last about a week. All that for £9? Its like a facial in a tube. I highly recommend it to everyone because you will be chuffed with the results to matter what your skin type is because it works wonders.
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I am a member of Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert website, and anybody that visits the site will know it seems to have gone Soap & Glory mad over the last few months. I had managed to avoid the craze, but I recently spotted Soap & Glory reduced by a third in Boots, and saw they had a Hot Cloth Cleanser in their range. I have been using a similar cleanser made by Sanctuary, but this is no longer on offer. I came home, and found those on MSE speaking of this specific S&G product very highly. I decided to grab one and try it myself.
I paid just under £6 for the Soap & Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser. Well in fact, I didn't pay anything, I used my Advantage points so this was a bit of a freebie for me. Getting hold of the product was a little difficult. My main Boots store was out of the product, as was the Boots website. I did eventually get one at another Boots in Hull, but there were very few left.
You may know that Soap & Glory is quite a fun brand, aimed at younger people. The packaging suits this, it is very colourful, and the products all have great, fun names.
This product comes in a lovely shiny silver tube, complete with pink lid which contains 100ml of the product. There is the usual S&G logo on the tube, and the writing is mostly pink, green and black. It is a very pretty tube, strange comment to make but true.
On the back of the product are directions of use, the usual warnings telling you what to do if the cleanser gets in eyes. This is all written in a very fun way, which makes you actually want to bother reading it.
The tube comes in a cardboard box, which is again very brightly coloured. The box is pink, and mint green. It actually reminds me of products I have seen on posters from the world wars. The writing is bold, and large. On the front of the box is the following claims:
"You could be one wash away from amazing face"
"It cleans, it smoothes, it melts away makeup"
We are also told that the product is a 3 in 1 concentrated deep purifying formula with panthenol, sweet almond, orange and lavender oils, which sounds lovely.
The cleanser also comes with a free muslin cloth, contained within the box.
"Clean Over Backwards:
Squeeze out a generous splodge of the FAB PORE HOT CLOTH CLEANSER, divide it between the pads of your fingers, and then massage onto your face and neck for at least sixty seconds. (Concentrate most on your nose, chin, or other clog-prone spots.) Leave on for another minute (if you're too 'type A' to wait fill the time by flossing) then press it all off with a warm, wet muslin cloth."
Very fun and humorous, love it!
I was really looking forward to using this cleanser. I had heard such good things about S&G but this was the first product I had actually tried.
I have used a few of the types of cleansers, so was quite used to the way of applying them as they all come with pretty similar directions. I squeezed some of the cleanser on to the palm of my left hand, and use the fingers on my right hand to apply it to my face. The cleanser itself is white, and quite thick. The smell actually reminds me of Sudocrem, which is better than some other cleansers I have tried which have smelt quite earthy. It was really easy to massage into the skin, and felt lovely when doing so. It is like getting a spa treatment at home, and would be even better if you could get somebody else to do it for you. It does tingle a little, which is something I haven't experienced with the other hot cleansers I have tried, but I liked this, it made my skin feel fresh and clean.
Although I already have muslin cloth which have come free with other cleansers, I chose to use the S&G muslin. I was really impressed with this, it is a really good size, much bigger than the other cloths I have. It is also pretty soft compared to others, which I have sometimes found to be a little too rough and irritate the skin.
Removing the cleanser was easy. I rinsed the cloth first under hot water, and then pressed it against my skin for a few seconds. I then wiped off the remained cleanser with the muslin. Other cleansers have recommended running the muslin under cold water and pressing this against the skin at the end of washing your face, as this closes the pores. It also reassures me that all the cleanser has been removed and none of it is left sat on my skin.
Once I was finished, I examined my face closely. My skin looked very clean, all make up had been removed, not a speck of mascara remained. My skin looked very plump and radiant. I just felt revitalised and fresh.
Overall, I am very impressed with the S&G product. I was worried it might be a bit of a let down, as the packaging is a bit gimmicky, but I was wrong, it really is as good as everybody says it is. I highly recommend getting down to Boots when the S&G promotion is still on, and grabbing a few of these, I know that's what I will be doing this afternoon!
On the lead up to Christmas 2009 I decided to pop into a well known chemist for a few mix 'n' match pressies and was immediately attracted to a large stand full of Soap and Glory products. The first things I noticed were the wide variety of the range along with it's quirky old fashioned packaging. I had never heard of the brand before so I used a few of the tester items on display. Since then I have never looked back! The sweet floral fragrance of the range converted me straight away. It's feminine and delicate - not overpowering like most toiletries on the market - it's so refreshing and reminds me of fresh washing on a summers day. Since discovering the range I have tried several products including the Fab Pore Hot Cleanser. I tend to have quite dry rough skin which is prone to blemishes and is made worse in the cold weather but since using the Fab Pore Hot Cleanser my skin has been much smoother and clearer. It is easy to use, the cost is very reasonable and the results are evident. I would not only recommend this product by the entire Soap and Glory range.