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Not so hot - hot cloth cleaner.
Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser With Muslin
Member Name: Torialou
Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser With Muslin
Advantages: Good value.
Disadvantages: Dried skin a little.
SUPERDRUG - NATURALLY RADIANT BRIGHTENING HOT CLOTH CLEANER
I do not know about the rest of you out there but I seem to spend most of my life jumping from one beauty product to another! Most seem to work for a short while then my skin seems to no longer be invigorated by them. Last year some friends were raving about hot cloth cleansers, they appeared to be the "it" product at the time, most were using some more up market products but one friend stumbled upon this product when it came out new as part of a Superdrug's own range. Whilst it did not totally match up to some of the bigger brands in quality it was certainly not far behind them and soon several of my friends were jumping on the band wagon and so I decided to give it a try as well. At the time the entire range was on sale for half price so it really was amazing value for money.
ABOUT THE RANGE ....
Naturally Radiant is an own brand range for Superdrug plc, the range was launched in October 2012, the range consists of :-
Brightening hot cloth cleaner
Micro polish scrub
Day cream for normal/combination skin
Day cream for normal/dry skin
Renewing night cream
Brightening eye cream
Renewal face mask
All of the range is against animal testing, is dermatologically tested and is suitable for both Vegetarians and Vegans.
THE PACKING ....
The whole range has the same look to the packing, the range has been designed to look more natural and I think a no fuss look to the design. Unfortunately I can not recall what the box looked like for this product, once inside the box you find a pale green plastic bottle that looks rather like a huge toothpaste tube. Also inside the box is a basic muslin cloth for use with the cleaner.
The Cleaner itself has a very basic clean design to it, there is the Superdrug logo star in the top left corner of the tube, this is then followed by a basic black font with the brand name "Naturally Radiant". Below there is a very pale grey text that informs us that the product is infused with plant extracts. The centre of the container has a large grey band which runs to around three quarters of its width, this contains the products title "Brightening Hot Cloth Cleaner" in a white font to make it stand out against the grey strip. Below this again in basic but smaller black text the tube informs up that the product is designed to awaken the skins natural glow and cleanse and gently exfoliate the skin. At the very bottom right side of the tube are two tear drop shaped sections which inform us that the product contains brightening kiwi fruit, mulberry extract and nourishing coco butter. At the very left of the label starting at the centre of the tube there are lots of pale grey lines running out like a star bust pattern.
The back of the tube has the usual type of information on it, a blurb about the product, directions for use, care and safety advice, ingredients and the Superdrug contact information.
The base of the tube is the lid so that when you stand the tube on it's lid gravity helps move the product to the lid and helps us not have to fight to remove product from the tube. The lid is a basic flip top lid with a small circle hole through with the product is dispersed when the tube is squeezed. The lid does however twist off if required. This is very handy if the lid becomes clogged at any point you can un screw clean and simply screw back on no problems.
THE PRODUCT ....
When you open the product you are hit by a mild but nice natural fruity scent, it actually smells quite natural which is nice. The cleaner is a thick white cream that with a very nice smooth consistency to it.
To use you simply use about a 50p size dollop of the cream and massage it onto your wet face and neck massaging in a circular motion. Take the muslin cloth and run it under hot water, wring it out and use it to remove the cream from the face and neck area, repeat until all of the cream has been removed then splash your face with a little cold water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Once finished you need to give your muslin cloth a quick clean with some warm water and leave it it air dry. It is important to keep your muslin cloth clean after each use and most suggest washing it on a low wash at least once a week. If a cloth gets dirty you are simply re spreading the dirt onto your skin and will not maximise the effectiveness of the products.
WHAT I THOUGH ....
I am actually on my second tube of this product not, I did love it to start with, however I found that my skin was drying out over time with use. I am now using it as I would a face mask around 2-3 times a week before bed and it seems to fit for me. I guess we all need to just find how a product works for us. We all have very different skin types so it's not easy to get things right. I do feel that this product has helped my skin a lot, I do not know about brightening but I did notice an immediate slight reduction in spots and black heads and even a little in the amount of oilyness I get in my t-zone.
I would not say that I adored this product but it certainly is a good basic hot cloth cleaner and is certainly value for money.
COST AND PURCHASE ....
This product retails at £5.99 for the 150ml tube, as it is made exclusively for Superdrug it is only available in Superdrug stores nationwide or online at www.superdrug.co.uk
I would advise keeping an eye on this range if you fancy trying anything from it because Superdrug do keep running half price offers on it.
Whilst I did not find that this product made a huge improvement on my skin it certainly is a good basic product. It is not something I can say that I could not live without, however it is something that has become a staple on my bathroom shelf. If someone is looking for an alternative to their normal hot cloth cleaner that is a reasonable price but good quality or someone like myself wanting to try hot cloth cleaners I do think this is certainly one to try out. It might not be as amazing as the famous brands but it's a good value runner up.
I would say I would give this product 4 stars out of 5, the only problem I have with it was that it dried my skin out too much for daily use and I am not sure my skin is really more radiant but it is certainly better conditioned than it was.
Summary: Good vlaue.