Product Type: Liz Earle body care
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Can you really polish your face?
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Member Name: sandra101
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Advantages: Smell, ingredients, skin improvement
Disadvantages: You don't know when you are about to run out
I watched the Liz Earle collection about five years ago for the first time on QVC. The presenters were all fawning over the smell when they lifted up a bottle and each presenter claimed it was the only thing they ever used. Having been disappointed by buying the full Decleor and Beverly Hills sets in previous months I managed to refrain from ordering. Difficult as I noticed her skin was remarkably glowing and fresh
A few weeks later she was back again and while flicking the channels I caught her, she was even more radiant looking and I kind of thought, well you don't get much better an advertisement for a product than the inventor\seller looking like that. .By the time they had gone over the glorious smells, healing natural oils etc. and then let Liz's age slip (older than me but looked so much better) I was there hook, line and sinker.
I ordered the introductory set which consisted of a 100ml pump bottle of cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser, a 200ml Instant Boost Skin Tonic and a Moisturiser for dry skin. It was around £30.00, making each item around £10 each. Pricewise somewhere in the middle between Boots own brand and Clarins.
As usual I waited excitedly thinking this is the one, this one is going to make me a supermodel, (a girl can always dream). When the package arrived I was completely bowled over on unwrapping the box, before I had even opened any of the bottles the most amazing fragrance drifted across the room, it was difficult to make out any particular smells but you could tell the difference between these smells and the synthethic smells which you get with other products. Also included within the pack where two white muslin cloths which are apparently very important in the results achieved by Cleanse and Polish and aid with daily exfoliation.
The cleanse and polish came in a pump dispenser but is also available in a tube. I pumped once and got plenty of a thick white cream which I massaged over my face. The cleanser contains cocoa butter to moisturise, eucalyptus oil to purify and chamomile to soothe the skin. From the shows I knew that you could remove it straight away with the muslin cloth after dipping it in hot water or leave it on for a few minutes. I decided to leave it on for a few minutes as I was enjoying the scent of the oils so much. I rinsed the muslin cloth in hot water and removed the cleanse and polish and any make-up, debris etc. which came with it.
The cleanse and polish easily removed all traces of foundation, powder etc and I really thought my skin looked cleaner and a little more glowing than normal with no tightness or dryness which you might expect from soap and a cloth. You just throw the cloth in the washing machine after using it.
I continued the full routine of cleanse and polish, instant boost skin tonic and moisturizer twice a day and after about three days I bumped into a friend, the first thing she said to me was "What have you done to your face" I reached up expecting to feel a whole load of spots or burns or something and went "Whats wrong with it" the unexpected reply was "It looks really lovely, you've definitely done something" . When I went to visit my Mum on the Saturday first words out of her mouth were something similar. Now I have tried just about every cosmetic cream\lotion\potion\serum known to man and woman and if I scrutinize long and hard enough I can spot a slight improvement, but to have two people who didn't even know I was starting yet another routine comment on my newly glowing beautiful skin was amazing.
Firstly my friend asked me to order her the set, then my mum asked for it for Christmas (she was in her 70s), then my mother-in-law in her 60s who also bought it for her mother in her 80s, then 3 out of 4 of my sister-in-laws all asked for a set. The youngest to order was my 16 year old niece as I had told her that apparently it worked even better on greasy, spotty skin than it did on dry skin.
So after a week of use by me and noticing the results, pretty much everyone in my family from 16 - 80 ordered a set.
I have strayed away from this perfect cleanser on occasion, being easily swayed by promises of miracle creams and the whole protect and perfect hype but nothing has ever given my a result like cleanse and polish and I always go back to it.
The 100ml size lasts around two months so is probably less expensive that most of the premium or even mid range cleansers
Every time Liz returns to QVC now still looking like a walking advertisement for her own creams she shows yet another award, or spread in a magazine which puts cleanse and polish at no. 1.
The cream contains natural plants, herbs, essential oils,and vitamins.
They state that this means sourcing the best quality naturally active ingredients which are, where possible, harvested from wild, sustainable sources or grown organically. The results are extremely gentle formulations suitable for all types, ages and colour skin.
I think I could go on all day about the advantages but there are a couple of disadvantages.
Can't see through packaging to know how much is left
You cannot buy this in many shops only Liz's shop in London or John Lewis. The delivery charge from the Liz Earle web site www.lizearle.co.uk or QVC is around £4.00. However I just got the three items from John Lewis with free delivery, a small exfoliator and sachet of the new supercream .for £36.00
Although I don't have greasy skin I have heard a lot of feed back from friends etc. who found this cleared up their skin without drying it.
Summary: If I could afford to buy you all one to try it, I would - go on treat yourself