Product Type: Liz Earle body care
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For The Polished Look
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Member Name: musicmad2020
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Advantages: Quality product, comes in a range of sizes, great brand
Disadvantages: Can't buy it everywhere
Just about every woman in my family is a fan of Liz Earle. It's not a brand readily available on the high street (at least not where I live), but it was a brand I was really keen to try, especially as it was approaching my 21st birthday and I wanted nice skin for my party. The Hot Cloth Cleanser Polish, is a product my family have been raving about for years so this is the product I decided to buy.
As it is not readily available on the high street (unless you live near one of it's few counters), I went onto the Liz Earle website, and ordered myself a 30ml tube for £5.10 (not including p&p). This is the smallest size they do of this product, although there are other options such as tubes, bottles and pump starter kits up to 200ml. The prices range from £5.10 to £13.25, depending upon which size/bottle type you wish to purchase.
To my delight when the polish arrived, it came very nicely packaged. Inside was my 30ml tube of hot polish and a muslin cloth, a letter from Liz Earle welcoming me to the brand, a booklet of other products and treatments and most amazingly of all... an additional 30ml tube of hot polish, and a second muslin cloth! This was a really lovely surprise - I certainly don't get that kind of treatment at Superdrug!
So, onto trying the hot polish for myself. The actual "polish" is white, and has a similar texture to the Dior hydra moisturiser, in that it's quite rich and thick. It's smell is based on it's key ingredients - Rosemary, Chamomile, Cocoa Butter and Eucalyptus essential oil. The smell isn't overpowering at all, infact I think it's quaint and I can definitely detect the rosemary.
To use the hot polish, you gently wet the face with warm water. (By the way, the polish isn't actually "hot", but becomes so during the following steps)... I apply the polish to my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin evenly and rub it in. I then leave it for a minute, and the idea is you soak the muslin cloth into warm water (even when the water is quite warm, it never actually gets the muslin cloth hot enough to burn the skin so don't worry), you then gently remove the polish with the cloth. Finally, give the skin a rinse with lukewarm water so all traces of the polish have gone.
Although that's the recommend way of using this product and I do sometimes do use that method, I have also found using it whilst in the bath works just as well. It is a product which works well in steamy environments as it allows your pores to open up, and leaves the skin feeling refreshed. I have found it is a nice treatment to use whilst my hair conditioning treatments have been left on to work in.
After I have used the polish and rinsed my skin, my skin feels really smooth and soft. On the back of the tube, it recommends using morning and night, and that's what I have been doing for the last 6 weeks. Amazing, my 30ml tube is still going after all these weeks so I am really impressed with that, as well the results of course.
As for the products packaging, I have to say it's quite elegant. The tube is made of plastic, and is pale green, with the Liz Earle logo emblazed across the front. As it is a 30ml tube, it is perfect for taking through airports as it's under the 100ml restriction - great for getaways. I think the biggest advantage though, is that unlike some brands whereby you have to fork out say £50 on a huge tub of something, this allows you to try the product before committing to make sure it's right for you, and feels much less of a rip off in the process. Having a variety of sizes available makes it more flexible for budgets, and by the way - would also make for a great present idea for someone special.
So, would I recommend Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish? Yes, I think I would. It's not the only skincare product I use on my face, and it's not something I would totally rely on for "prefect skin". But, for the quality of the product, and how it leaves my skin feeling, I think it's quite wonderful. The fact that contains naturally active ingredients and doesn't irritate my skin or wallet are just added bonuses.
Perhaps the only downside is that it's not all that available, can be pricey if you want it in a bigger size. But, if you can get over those two factors and want to try a great quality skincare, I would definitely recommend this to you.
Summary: Definately a product you should try if you want smooth feeling skin