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At something over GBP 14 for this starter kit, no-one can deny that it''s a little on the pricey side, although the kit does come in a neat little zipper bag with the pump action cleanser and two muslin cloths. Despite the price, I''ve been using this product now for many years and I''m convinced that it has helped keep my complexion looking good and the wrinkles at bay. Not only that but the product is British made and uses only natural, plant based ingredients and is produced in a highly ethical manner with absolutely no animal-based ingredients or animal testing. The pump-action container provides 100 ml of product and about two good squirts of cleanser will be sufficient to cleanse the face and neck so even this smaller offering will last a considerable amount of time. The cleanser has a wonderfully creamy texture and feels similar to a thickened liquid soap but unlike soap, this cleans without leaving the skin feeling taut and dry. The scent is fresh and herbal with the strongest aromas coming from the eucalyptus and rosemary which gives it a slightly toothpaste-like smell but don''t let that put you off because the results are amazing. Apply the cream directly to the skin without water and gently massage it into the face and neck. The formula of the cream is designed to remove all make up and even heavily applied mascara just seems to wipe away at a stroke. Once the cleansing part of the process is done, it''s time to polish. The muslin cloths are of a slightly open-weave with just enough nap to exfoliate the skin without being too abrasive. Rinse the cloths in hand hot water and wipe the cream off the face and neck. All the make up and grime of the day will be transferred to the cloth leaving the skin feeling fresh, clean, soft and moisturised. To finish off, splash some cool water onto the face to close the pores. I find that most of the make up and grime on the cloths will rinse out under the tap and I tend to use the same cloth for a couple of days. The cloths can be washed in the usual way and I tend to bung them into the washing machine with everything else and they come out clean as a whistle. Over time they can become a little discoloured but it''s possible to buy additional muslin squares either direct from Liz Earle or more cheaply from other high street outlets such as Boots or Bodyshop. Although this kit can be bought direct from Liz Earle, there is a GBP 3.75 delivery fee which bumps the price up considerably. John Lewis stock Liz Earle products and it''s free to order click and collect either from a John Lewis store or a local Waitrose which is much more cost effective. I highly recommend this cleanse and polish starter kit and I guarantee that once used, you''ll never want to use any other cleansing product.
I have been using this product for about 10 years now. I wouldn't use another cleanser. It is not cheap but I couldn't ask for better results. Recently I opted for a package direct from Liz Earle. This included the cleanser, moisturiser, tonic, cleanser cloths, shampoo and conditioner for about £43. I saved a lot buying this way. When you buy direct from the company there is always a sample of another product which I find convenient for short holidays.
I use this product in the morning and at bedtime. It smells lovely and is a nice creamy cleanser to apply. It is used with a muslin cloth from Liz Earle which I wet in warm water. I then use the hot muslin cloth to scrub off the cleanser. My skin feels so fresh and exfoliated afterwards. Regular use keeps my skin smooth and free from blemishes. The cloths can be washed in the washing machine. Having a few is handy and I have found they last a long time.
It easily scrubs off black mascara and no grime is left on my face.
I find the squeezable tube better than the pump bottle. I can get every last bit of cleanser out with the squeezable pump. With the tube, I have cut it open with a knife and scraped out the remaining cleanser. I don't want to waste any.
The cleanser is made from naturally active ingredients. It smells nice and not as if it included harsh ingredients.
My mum is the biggest Liz Earle fan I know and introduced me on my 20th birthday with a Cleanse & Polish starter kit. 5 years later and I'm still using the stuff. I never had a skincare regime before Liz Earle entered my life but I'm sure glad she has.
I've been lucky to never have had a problem with spots but sometimes using products on my face would bring on a small outbreak. With Liz Earle this is most definitely not the case. After using the luxuriously soft and creamy lotion, I am left with nothing but fresh, radiant skin and I can't stress enough how clean and new you feel. In fact, she has even entered my boyfriends life as they do a mini Try-Me bag for men which includes Cleanse & Polish. He has always had troublesome skin but it seems Liz Earle is the Supernanny of skin and is even getting his to behave.
I try to use Cleanse & Polish twice a day followed by toner and moisturiser, but life gets in the way so sometimes it's not so regular. It's multi-award winning, full of natural ingredients, smells wonderful (imagine being beaten with a bouquet of flowers by chocolate covered koala bears). This product will always have a place on my shelf, as well as in my heart.
I've been using this for about 10 years now, and it's a gorgeous cleanser. It consistently wins awards, and is a 'Beauty Bible' favourite. If you have never used a cleanser with a muslin cloth before, it's a completely different way of cleansing your face. After applying the thick cleanser, you use hand hot water with a muslin cloth (provided) to gently remove the cleanser. It exfoliates in a very gentle way and removes every scrap of makeup and impurities.
It smells fresh and contains rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential No messy cotton wool, no excess left on your face! It leaves the skin soft, clean and radiant.
I prefer the squeeze tube to the pump, as you can get every bit out. It's not cheap, around £24 for 200ml, but I've used a few other pricey cleansers and this one works well for me. I find this lasts me about six months, using it once a day.
I'm a huge fan of Liz Earle products, they seem to use excellent quality ingredients and they always come beautifully wrapped and packaged. They usually chuck in a travel size freebie too, which is always a nice surprise!
I'd highly recommend this for all ages and skin types. It's gentle but I think it's really effective, especially with the cloth, on improving problem skins.
Reviewing Cleanse and Polish is a hard one for me...mainly because it's a multi-award winning cleanser and literally EVERYBODY raves about it and although I was impressed by it, it wasn't the all singing all dancing cleanser I was expecting.
I first saw Liz Earle on QVC, instantly I was excited and intrigued by it...I do find when watching QVC I get swept away by how excited the presenter's get over certain products (I guess that's the idea!) Anyway after hearing this cleanser removed all traces of make-up including eye make-up and was suitable for every skin type I had to try it!
Liz Earle is available from QVC, some department stores (John Lewis definately stock it), they also have there own website where you can order the products. They don't just do skincare products, they also do body products and more recently they've started a make-up line.
* Ideal for your morning or evening cleanse, this formulation works on every age and skin type, offering concentrated yet gentle cleansing power
* Our plant-based cleanser has a two-phase action. Phase one is the cleansing. Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make up, even stubborn mascara
* Phase two is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin.
* Naturally active ingredients include eucalyptus and cocoa butter for smoother, cleaner skin.
Okay so when I ordered this product my skin was in a pretty bad way and I won't go into too much boring detail but I was stressed out and this always shows on my skin. I had bad break-out's and nothing was clearing it up.
The product arrived and I couldn't wait to try it! I'd heard on QVC that just one pump would remove ALL traces of make-up. This wasn't so...it was at least two, maybe more to get rid of it all BUT I do wear quite a bit of make-up so I didn't allow this to put me off.
The texture of the cleanser is thick and creamy, it feels very luxurious on the skin. It is definately a pleasant product to use. I was a little nervous to apply this to my eyes as normally you can't do this with cleansers but it didn't sting at all!...and I loved the fact that I didn't need to spend ages with wipes to get my eye make-up off and it was done in one simple step! The smell isn't amazing - you can definately smell the eucalyptus but I would be willing to put up with this if it lived up to all those giant claims. The product came with 3 muslin cloths I really liked using these, you definately need a clean one everyday especially after removing your eye make-up!
After use my skin felt very clean and smooth, all make-up was removed (I followed by applying a toner with a cotton pad and this was completely clean) There was no tightness like you get with some cleansers when they remove too much natural oil from the skin. I was pleased with my purchase and hoped it would help to clear all those large blemishes. On QVC there were so many people phoning in to say it had completely cleared up there Acne and I was hopeful it would do the same for me.
After a few weeks use the texture of my skin was lovely, it felt soft, smooth and moisturised with no oily feel. I went out and repurchased another bottle and kept going with it but sadly it didn't clear my skin up and I was still getting new blemishes coming up and to be honest this was my main skin concern.
VALUE FOR MONEY:
The product comes in both a bottle with a pump and in a tube depending on the size you order. Prices and options listed below:
* 100ml pump starter kit - £14.75 (starter kits include one or two muslin cloths)
* 100ml pump - £13.25
* 100ml pump x 3 - £36.75
* 200ml tube starter kit - £26.25
* 200ml tube - £24.75
* 200ml tube x 3 - £71.25
* 50ml pump starter kit - £9.25
* 50ml pump - £8.25
* 30ml tube + 1 muslin cloth - £5.50
* 15ml tube + 1 muslin cloth - £3.25
The value for money was a big issue for me, as I mentioned above I found that rather a lot of product was required to remove all traces of my make-up therefore the bottles were not lasting very long at all. I wouldn't have minded paying for the product if it was lasting a reasonable amount of time.
I had the 100ml pump bottle and I did like the packaging...it felt very high quality the only annoying thing about it was not being able to tell how much was left. Maybe you wouldn't get that with the tube.
I definately enjoyed using the product, I loved that I could use it on my eyes and my skin texture definately did improve when I was using it but I was so disappointed that it didn't help my blemishes and I was still getting new spots. For this reason alone I stopped using it but you never know I might go back and give it another go one day.
I was introduced to this at a young age by my mum when I had very bad skin. I would always break out and it was really affecting my confidence so we thought we would give this a go. Because it is free from oils this was a good one to go for.
I had the 100ml pump which retails at £13.25 so it is therefore a high end product but you definitely get what you pay for. It is white and has a thick and creamy texture. It feels very luxurious on your skin, it is almost like having a spa treatment. What i do is I use the muslin cloth (which you should get to go with the cleanser) I soak that in hot water and I put that all over my face to open up my pores. I then dab my face dry and I then apply this all over my face. I use two pumps to cover my entire face generously.
Once I have applied it I then work it into the skin only a little a just let it sit for a bit. It feels so gentle on your skin and in the morning it really wakes you up. It also has a very soothing scent and in no way does it feel irritating or aggravating. I know if i get it all around my eyes it will not sting or hurt them in any way.
After I have done that I then remove the cleanser with the muslin cloth. This is slightly textured so it can get rid of makeup if you are using it at night or dead skin cells and all the nasties that you don't want on your face. The end result is you are left with a very fresh feeling, clean, glowy face.
After about a week of using this product I could already notice my skin having less breakouts and it always felt clean and fresh and that is definately the best thing about this product. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and because it is so gentle it just makes it such a lovely product.
Like I mentioned before about using it for getting rid of makeup - it is absolutely fantastic for that and it has no trouble getting rid of even waterproof makeup. Teamed with the toner and the moisturiser in the range this is a fantastic routine and treatment for your skin. When my sister was younger I also remember her face being covered in this stuff to try and get rid of face paint and it removed every trace without a fuss.
This product can be used on any skin type, any age, it feels fantastic and I can't recommend it enough. Easy 5 stars.
My mam always used to say to me when I was a child, "Have you cleaned your fizzog?"
I must admit, I always used to think that she meant my lady bits and ignored her.
So... Liz Earle cleanse and Polish...why did I buy it? Well, I have always been a soap and water girl, but a woman who I work with swears by this product. She is in her early fifties (about seven years older than me) and she has beautiful skin so I thought I would give it a try.
I bought it on a rare visit to John Lewis last year whilst we were visiting relatives.
***What do you get?***
The one I purchased was the 100ml size. It comes in a lovely pale green pump action cannister. On the front is the name of the product and a list of the natural active ingredients which are: rosemary,chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil. There is also a simple picture of a flower.
Two muslin cloths are included and a lovely zip up, oblong case to put it all in.
***How to use***
One to two pumps of the cleanser should be massaged over the face, neck and eye area. Rinse a muslin cloth in hand hot water and wipe off all make-up and grime even stubborn mascara!u
***Did it live up to expectations?***
Yes and no. I love how my skin feels after using this product. A wonderful creamy texture , suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. The texture is lovely and skin feels wonderful after use. No tightness and a healthy glow. On the downside, I think the claims of removing stubborn mascara are stretched a little. I still use a Johnson's cleansing wipe to remove mascara first. The other down side is the constant need to keep washing the muslin cloths to keep them fresh though I think you can buy more of these seperately which is a good idea.
A fantastic product which has won many awards and I think I am going to try and use this for my evening cleanse.
As I said earlier, I am a soap and water girl and old habits die hard but I think this product may be worth changing my habits for.
As with most products, prices vary but you can buy a starter kit (50ml) for £9.25
The 100ml sells for £14.75 and if you like it and want to make it more affordable you can buy a pack of three for £36.75 These prices are from the Liz Earle site.
A luxury product which really delivers. I would highly recommend.
As I have already a review for Liz Earle Boost Tonic I thought I would also do one for the Cleanse and Polish as you actually use them together.
This item was one of Liz's first creations as she had eczema prone skin and couldn't seem to find the right products for her skin. This item is still going strong 20 years later and an award winning product. Apparently 1 bottle of Cleanse and Polish is sold every 23 seconds.
You just have to look on-line at the all blogs/reviews it gets, people really do love it.
This light green bottle with the Liz Earle logo on the front. The top has a pump action top, one pump is more than enough to use at a time. The size I have is 100ml but it is available in other sizes as well.
Once you have the thick cream on your hand you can really smell the cocoa butter, apparently this is used for soothing your skin. Also in the product the rosemary and eucalyptus is used for purifying tired skin. This can be used on dry, oily and combination skin.
How to use.
Cleanse daily morning and night using this two-step process:
Step 1: Massage one or two pumps onto dry skin over face and neck twice a day.
Step 2: Rinse the pure muslin cloth in hand-hot water and wring out before gently wiping off the cream. Rinse and repeat.
Splash face with cool clean water and follow with Instant Boost Skin Tonic and your choice of moisturising products.
What I really notice about this product is how my skin feels. It feels fresh and alive and not dried out like other products can make it feel. It also keeps my skin hydrated during the day, before with other products in the afternoons my skin started looking a bit dull and tired.
This item can be purchases from the Liz Earle site, John Lewis's store and other online websites.
The cost is approx £14.99 and worth every penny.
I have always heard good things about the Liz Earle range of cosmetics and I was fortunate enough to be given her Superskin Concentrate last year, which I really liked. Liz Earle's ethos is to use plant based ingredients, so no animal ingredients, (but some 'animal-friendly' ones such as beeswax and honey are used in certain products) and they don't test on animals. They try and source ingredients sustainably and ethically, and don't use excess packaging.
Through a promotion online I decided to order their 'skincare essentials range' for £41 which is a substantial saving on buying the cleanser, toner and moisturiser separately and it included a superskin concentrate travel bottle, as well as a free gift (another bottle of cleanser). This review is based on my thought on the cleanser which has a normal RRP of £12.75 for a 100ml pump. Other sizes are available. Through my offer I also received two muslin cloths which are used to remove the cleanser. These can be bought separately or you can get them with the pump in a starter pack from £14.25.
Upon opening my box the cleanser was wrapped in branded tissue paper, which can be recycled. The cleanser did not have a box and ingredients and instructions for use are included on the bottle. Certainly a packaging plus, there is nothing wasteful here. The light blue bottle has a pump dispenser under a plastic lid which is easy to remove and replace (it clicks back in place easily and doesn't wobble on top of the bottle).
They can be purchase don the Liz Earle website, in branches of John Lewis or in their own shops (of which there are only a few). They also sell via QVC, so it may be worth watching one of their programmes and comparing the offers.
To use I pressed the pump dispenser and the rich, white cream came out into my hand. It has a creamy, mouse like texture and smells 'natural' - I can pick up the subtle scent of Eucalyptus (it contains eucalyptus essential oil amongst other natural ingredients) and chamomile. One good pump gives me just the right amount for one use. I spread it over my dry face with my fingertips in an outward motion and it goes on evenly and smoothly providing me with good coverage. I then dip the muslin cloth (or sometimes just a face cloth/flannel if I don't have one available) into my basin filled with hand-hot water, squeeze and then I use the cloth to remove the day's dirt and make- up from my face and throat. I think it does an excellent job as there is no visible make-up left behind - I tend to remove eyeliner and mascara separately, but they claim that this can be used to remove waterproof mascara. I would be a bit nervous about getting it in my eye though. I have checked with a cleansing wipe and that doesn't tend to pick anything up so I know this cleanser has removed everything. It is recommended that you then splash your face with cool water after, but more often than not I forget. It is recommended to use twice a day but I only use at night.
The ingredients include beeswax to protect the skin, eucalyptus, glycerine (vegetable derived), hops extract, vitamin B5, Rosemary essential oil and chamomile. Full details are on their website.
When rinsing the cloth you will notice that make up is left on it. A lot of it will soak off when rinsing but some marks will linger. I tend to wash mine with my white laundry after a few days and it gets most of the make up off then.
My skin feels really clean after using, I found it a tad astringent the first couple of times I used it but my skin has got used to it and it doesn't bother me. I just dry my face and follow with her toner and moisturiser. Overall I have been very impressed with how this makes my skin look. I am in my early forties so my skin isn't as young as it was I think it doesn't look too bad all things considered! The cleanser doesn't claim to have any anti-ageing properties so don't expect miracles, but it does clean my face and keep my skin looking clear and bright, and seems to be suitable for sensitive skins and those prone to spots and I have no hesitation in recommending it. For what you get I think it represent excellent value as I have been using mine every night for a month or so now and am nowhere near the bottom of the bottle. I do recommend keeping an eye on the website or getting their newsletter as you can spot offers and promotions that way.
I love reading beauty blogs and there is one product which seems to be unanimously praised and hyped across all the blogs I read (which is a sizeable amount!) I am of course talking about the iconic Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish! It has been lauded with countless awards and after reading loads of reviews promising that it would completely change my skin for the better even I, the sceptic gave into the hype and purchased it.
I am really glad I gave into the hype! I have only been using this product for around two weeks and normally I trial products for far longer than this before writing a review but I am so impressed with this product that I had to add to the countless reviews on Dooyoo right away!
Even from the first time I used this product you can see results straight away. I have oily/combination skin which is blemish prone but I don't really get full on acne, I also tend to get a little bit blotchy from time to time as I have porcelain skin so redness really shows up. In a short space of time this product has remedied a lot of my skin problems! My skin is so much clearer and any redness has been banished.
Apart from the stunning results the product is a joy to use. You simply apply it to dry skin and massage it into the skin - you can almost feel any make up or grime dissolve as the consistency is so creamy. It also has such a delicate soothing smell and I really feel that this soothing smell helps calm me down as well as my skin! Once you have applied the cleanser to the whole face you gently remove it with a warm muslin cloth which exfoliates and buffs the skin removing dead dull skin cells revealing glowing clear skin.
Even though this product cleanses so deeply it is not drying at all - you still feel as if your skin is perfectly balanced and leaves skin feeling soft. The truly wondrous thing about this product is that it has been formulated to be suitable for all skin types. After reading lots of reviews from people with completely different skin types yet finding that it works for them, this seems to be true! I (like many others) am so impressed with this cleanser that I will be branching out and trying more Liz Earle products.
I decided to buy a trial size of the product (30ml) which came with a Muslin cloths which set me back £5.50. At the time there was also an offer of free shipping which is also why I chose to order from the website. When I received the parcel was already excited but to my delight I found that the lovely people at Liz Earle had included a free 30ml cleanse and polish as well as another muslin cloth and foundation samples in addition to what I had ordered! I gave the other cleanse and polish set to my mother and she loves it as much as I do so Liz Earle have two new fans now instead of one! I would recommend ordering from the Liz Earle website as they often have special offers/free gifts!
I will definitely be re-purchasing this product as it has changed my skin completely for the better. The full sized product (200ml) retails for £24 which I think is really great value considering the results. I look forward to using it every day and night as it is so luxurious and a joy to use. I could not be happier with this product!
I bought this product in John Lewis at the beginning of January 2012. My Mum uses this product on her own skin and recommended it to me as a good cleanser for younger skin. The product worked well to begin with, and you can see instant results (even when using the product for the first time). I noticed that my skin looked much brighter, and the linen cloth certainly removed dead skin cells and made my skin look a lot clearer. However, one of the downsides is that the product works best when used twice daily, and considering the price of the product, this could potentially make it quite costly. You could economize by using slightly less of the cleanser, but then it doesn't have the same effect either. Currently in John Lewis you can buy the Cleanse and Polish on its own for around £13 (for 100ml) and a pack of the two cloths for £4. Alternatively, you can buy the 'Starter pack' which contains the hot cloth cleanser (100ml) and 2 cloths for around £15.
You can tell that this is a quality product which is made from natural ingredients, but I have found that other face cleansers have worked better on my skin. When I say 'worked better' I mean removing blackheads and excess oil on a teenager's skin. The product may say for all skin ages, but maybe it's not the best on the market for younger skin which requires more exfoliation etc.
I first tried this Liz Earle cleanser after hearing numerous friends and relatives rave about it. I was wary of the product as I have really sensitive skin which is easily irritated, however my first bottle was bought for me as a gift so I thought it was worth a try.
The product I used was the 200ml bottle of the cleanse and polish. It came in a starter pack with 2 muslin cloths. This will set you back £21.95 if purchased on the Liz Earle website, which is around average price for a 'high quality cleanser these days. The 200ml cleanser can be bought alone for £20. The product also comes in 100ml bottles which is useful for someone who wishes to try it. It is often on QVC as well.
The product comes in a tall thin bottle with a pump dispenser on top. The product is easy to get out of the bottle. On pumping the product out of the bottle it is a white creamy substance.
The directions for use are to first massage some of the product into your dry skin. You then soak the muslin cloth in hot water and use this to buff the product off. Liz Earle claim that this product will remove make up including stubborn mascara.
My experience with this product... I found the smell of the product to be quite pleasant. On applying the product I felt that the cream was quite thick and that a reasonable amount was required to cover the whole face as it does not rub in that well. The muslin cloth was effective in removing make up, and felt quite nice as if it was exfoliating the face.
After using this product and drying my face, I immediately noticed that my skin felt dry and tight. I followed this with the Liz Earle moisturiser which did relieve some of the dryness.
After around a week of using the product I found my skin to be in terrible condition. It had dry, flaky patches and around my eyes were red and irritated. I definitely think this regime is too harsh for around the delicate eye area as even using the muslim cloths around the eyes feels a little harsh.
After using a few times the muslin cloths became very tatty and were stained with make up even after being washed. This gave them a dirty appearance and made me feel as though I needed to buy new cloths.
Overall I was disappointed with this cleanser and have decided that it is definitely not the product for me. I know that everyone has different skin types but I would not recommend this, especially to anyone with dry or sensitive skin.
I have real problem skin: large pores, black heads and excema. I have previously used and loved eve loms cleanser however couldn't afford to continue using it so I started using a boots organic version which has been discontinued.
This cleanser is, in my opinion as good as my previous cleanser but at a fraction of the cost. You only need a very small amount to be effective and I find it to be most effective when used with a very hot muslin cloth. I also do a facial massage to increase the effectiveness of the product.
My skin looks great - the black heads have almost completely gone, there are no dry patches and I absolutely love this product and feel that it is 100% worth the money. I still use eve lom muslin cloths as I find them to be superior quality. The final positive is that it smells divine and really makes cleansing a pleasure rather than a chore. I can't imagine ever changing my cleanser and plan to buy other liz Earle products when my existing products run out because I have been so impressed.
Was really struggling to think of a decent present for my mum, without breaking the bank, when I was told about this.
I decided to take the plunge and order the cleanse and polish cream as well as some of the cleansing cloths, without expecting too much, knowing that my mum had always been quite fussy about the products she uses, and had stubbornly stuck to the same old products she had used for quite some time.
However, this time, a miracle occurred and for once it seems I have made a good choice in my present giving skills.
Mum decided to try it 'to give it a go', proceeded to rub the cream all over her face and left it a short while before rinsing off with the damp, hot Muslin cloth that you need to buy separately. Immediately, she said her skin felt as if a lot of clogged dirt had in the pores had been lifted, and her skin was not left dry at all, and thus no expensive moisturising cream was required!
Also, the smell was great. Real natural scent, without being too powerful. The cream itself contains eucalyptus, which gives it the fresh fragrance, and cocoa butter to leave the skin feeling moisturised and great all round.
Looking after one's skin is an absolute must whether male or female. I have fortunately been taught this from an early age by my mother who has wonderful skin (apparently its all in the genes!). I have therefore right from my early teens taken great care of my skin. It is part of my daily ritual and one of which I have taken seriously. I mean who wants awful wrinkled looking skin when they are older? Certainly not me! There are of course hundreds of skin care products out there ranging in price which all claim to look after and protect the skin. But how many actually work? I have constantly changed from brand to brand trying to find a product that actually works.
I am registered with the website Latest In Beauty where you can get small samples before buying the full sized item should you want to. One of my luxury samples I purchased a few months ago was the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. I have already read great reviews about this product and for a 2 week travel sized tester which was costing £2.50 I thought it was a bargain to be had. Cleansers for me are a bit hit or miss as I can have quite sensitive skin on my face and need to be careful which products I use as the last thing I want to do is cause any irritation.
Liz Earle are a cosmetics brand I think most of us have heard of, they are quite an ethical company in sourcing their ingredients from certain sources, they do not test any of their products on animals etc. They are a company born and bred in Great Britain which was founded by Liz Earle back in 1995 with their aim to carefully produce skin care products which are able to work on every skin type by using the best quality ingredients from naturally active products whilst being 'green' all at the same time. Liz Earle products are available from their own website as well as certain stores such as Fenwick (Bond Street) and House of Fraser.
What Liz Earle have to say about their skincare:-
"Our fuss-free skincare range uses the potent powers of naturally active botanicals to leave your skin looking healthy and radiant."
My travel sized tester differs considerably to the product picture on Dooyoo as the one pictured is the full size bottle. I on the other hand have a smallish sage green coloured tube which has the Liz Earle logo together with the product name and on the reverse it simply states the ingredients. It did however come complete with the full size pure muslin cloth (white with sage green binding) together with a little instructions card informing me how to use this product and also what not to do. The packaging really is incredibly simple which does go with the whole theme of the Liz Earle range.
Liz Earle only make one type of cleanser which is the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. It has been specifically formulated to work on every skin type no matter what age of the person using it as its formula is so concentrated it gives a powerful yet gentle cleaning experience. It is a plant based cleanser made up of naturally active ingredients such as cocoa butter, eucalyptus oil, beeswax, rosemary oil and chamomile extract. They class this cleanser as a two phase cleanser simply because there are two parts to it. Generally when I hear things like this I always think it will be time consuming and will warrant more products to be bought and ultimately to be used. I am always short of time in the mornings and need one product to do the job of 3!
The two phase cleanser is actually quite simple. Phase 1 simply requires you to apply a small amount of the cleanser to dry skin and massage in circular motions on your face, taking care around the eyes and then phase 2 is simply rinsing the muslin cloth under hot running water (not scalding hot), wring until damp and then wipe off the cleanser whilst the muslin cloth is still warm. The theory behind the muslin cloth is that it will help dislodge the dead skin cells but being gentle on the skin at the same time. This is a two phase cleanser as said above which is suitable for both day and night.
The cleanser itself is a rich, creamy white cream which does have quite a thick consistency but it was easily squeezed from the tube and was able to stay on my finger tips with ease, it doesn't run at all - it is almost like a body butter with a thick consistency. The cleanser doesn't really have a powerful aroma or fragrance as such but if you smell it carefully it does have an aroma with notes of eucalyptus but nothing strong and certainly nothing overwhelming. As odd as it may sound it has an earthiness to it but more fresh rather than musky which is perfectly pleasant for me and makes a change from the more synthetic fragranced cleansers you get.
I found that the cream was easily massaged onto my face and I was a little sceptical putting it directly onto dry skin but I went with the instructions and was pleased as to how easy it went on and that such a little amount was all that needed. I applied to my skin and it did lather up ever so slightly but don't expect a lot and it doesn't stay on the skin for long. The cleanser is apparently able to cut through make up and even tough mascara but I've only ever used it on make up free skin so I really can't comment as to how well it clears and removes make up. One thing I do like about this cleanser is that it is free from mineral oil and doesn't have an oily texture, despite being quite thick it has a light feel to it.
Removing the cleanser is the easy part and it is so lovely and refreshing to use the hot muslin cloth on the face. Again just be gentle around the eye area but that's a given really. One thing is that the muslin cloth should be damp and not wringing wet as you simply just need to wipe off the cleanser and not wash it off. The feeling of the hot cloth is lovely but as expected it doesn't take long for it to cool off you then need to splash off with cool water just to get the skin invigorated. The muslin cloth should then be rinsed and left to dry naturally. Liz Earle does recommend that the muslin is washed in the washing machine at 40 degree every two to three uses to ensure it stays clean.
Immediately after using the cleanser my skin feels clean and incredibly smooth which I'd like to put down to the cocoa butter and eucalyptus extracts which are used. Credit should also be given to rosemary oil which is used for its invigorating purposes as well as chamomile oil which is very soothing on the skin making the cleanser quite well balanced in terms of how it looks after your skin. For me as a sufferer of dry skin the most important ingredient apart from cocoa butter is the beeswax as it helps to relieve chapped skin ideal for those of us that need a little help with combatting dry skin.
I've been using the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser for about a month now (I bought another travel size luxury sample just to make sure) and I am incredibly pleased with how it looks after my skin. It doesn't irritate whatsoever. It manages to help protect my skin while moisturising it slightly leaving me with healthy looking skin which is lovely and smooth. I really can't find fault with this cleanser as it works so well on my skin and I have since recommended it to a few people who have also had excellent results. For me the most important thing in a cleanser is that it doesn't irritate my skin and it doesn't dry my skin out and this doesn't it cares and protects whilst being an effective cleanser.
Overall, without a doubt this is worth trying. If you can get your hands on a sample then do so before paying full price just in case you don't agree with it. I have no complaints or gripes about the cleanser. It is quick to apply, quick to remove and therefore saves me a lot of time both morning and night. I have since bought the full sized bottle as I think it is worth every penny. 5 stars from me.
~ Useful Information ~
Brand: Liz Earle
Availability: Online or in stores such as Fenwicks, House of Fraser
Volume: 100ml or 200ml although the website does stock 50ml and 30ml
Price: From £5.50 (30ml tube) to £24.00 (200ml pump)
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetyl esters, Sorbitan stearate, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Cera alba (beeswax), Propylene glycol, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Panthenol, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) extract, Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) oil, Limonene, Citric acid, Sodium hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dehydroacetic acid, Polyaminopropyl biguanide.
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This award-winning, concentrated cleanser quickly removes everyday grime and make-up, including stubborn mascara, to leave all skin types feeling healthy, clear and soft /