I've been waiting to try this for a few weeks now as I wanted to use it when I was back in Sheffield. I moved into my new flat on Sunday and have almost finished setting up my room (it's taken me days to unpack, I always bring so much!) so hopefully I'll have a post on that by the end of the week. I've heard so many great things about Liz Earle products - in particular their Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - so when I won a limited edition bottle on Twitter I was so excited to finally be able to try it! I hope you find this review useful, I'm going to do my best to talk through how to use it and tell you all what I think. Also, I had my haircut last week and got a fringe- I thought that I needed a new style as I'm very nearly 20 years old (omg that sounds so old)!!
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is a morning and evening cleanser which is suitable for all ages and skin types, even sensitive skin as it has a gentle cleansing power. I would describe the smell of the limited edition grapefruit and patchouli as quite light and fresh with hints of citrus tones. The the cleanse and polish contains many naturally active ingredients which hold many skin benefits. The patchouli essential oil helps to soothe the skin and help calm stress, grapefruit helps to uplift, revive and detoxify your skin to leave it looking healthy and glowing, cocoa butter helps to keep your skin nice and softly moisturised and the beeswax helps to protect skin and relieve dryness. After using this, my skin felt and looked so much brighter, healthier, clearer and more radiant. The gorgeous smell is definitely a bonus! I feel like this cleanse and polish will last a long time as only one or two pumps are needed for each use. With regards to how the cream feels, it feels very much like a soft and light moisturiser which feels lightweight on your skin once applied. At £19.75 per 150ml bottle and two muslin cloths, this is usually more than I would pay for a cleanser, but I feel the price is reasonable for what you get and I would be happy to buy it again. I'd quite like to try the original!
The hot cloth cleanser is really simple to use and requires just two steps. First is the cleansing phase; I took my muslin cloth and left that to soak whilst I massaged two pumps of the cream onto my face. It's best if you work in circular movements from the centre of your face, leaving the eyes until last. After you have gently worked the cleanser into your skin, it's time to polish. After leaving the muslin cloth to soak in warm water for a while, I wrung the cloth out before polishing off the cream. It is advised to use a clean section of cloth for each part of the face and to rinse the cloth thoroughly during cleansing. I finished off the routine by rinsing my face with water and applying my Ponds moisturiser.
Overall, I really liked this product and really want to try the original. If you can get your hands on the limited edition then it's definitely worth a try, it smells gorgeous and leaves your skin looking and feeling so much brighter, healthier and it removed every inch of my makeup off. Have you ever tried anything from Liz Earle?