Product Type: Liz Earle body care
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This is a hard one for me...
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Member Name: beautyaddict101
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Advantages: removed ALL make up, smoothed skin
Disadvantages: didn't help with blemishes
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.
Summary: I'm torn....