Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - €17*
Yes, another Cleanse and Polish review. I really never knew what all the fuss was about. To be frank, I had never really heard of Liz before the world of blogging. It isn't widely available in my neck of the woods, and although available online, I wasn't really drawn to purchasing a skincare product or range from a brand that I hadn't kind of physically seen in person. When you hear of brands in the beauty blogging community and you see them when you're out shopping they pop back into your head, and you think, "Oh, I've heard that this is good, I'll try it!". But with Liz Earle I have never physically seen it on my many wanders through Boots or other chemists, and so, it never really stuck in my head.
I have struggled in the past to find my perfect skincare routine, and while I am lucky enough not to suffer from bad acne (albeit a few breakouts in my teens), I still suffer from clogged pores and combination skin; dry on the forehead, a bit oily in the T-Zone. I test out different skincare products every few months, and when one does nothing for me, I move onto the next, it's predecessor entirely forgotten about never to be purchased again.
The lovely Julie swears by Liz, as do many other beauties in the blogging world, and eventually, about a million years late, I gave in. Before even testing out my new cleanser I was impressed with Liz Earle's professionalism and efficiency. My Cleanse and Polish was wrapped with generous precision in crepe and arrived posted to me with mountains of information about their products, the brand, and included a personalised handwritten note. So far, so good.
The bottle in question is a sturdy standard 100ml of product, packaged in such a way that makes it enticing to use. It's squirty pump expels a perfect blob, enough to cover your entire face without the risk of using too much product in one go.
The Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser boasts that it 'cleanses and gently exfoliates for smoother, clearer skin', and contains natural ingredients, the most prominent of which are rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus, the latter giving this creamy cleanser its distinct aroma. The first time I tried it I felt like I was in a sauna. I love that sauna scent.
It comes with two Muslin cloths, which when used, undenyingly affect the overall result. The back of the bottle states that Cleanse and Polish is a two step process: first, the cleansing; instructing to massage the product all over dry skin to stimulate circulation. The second step; if you haven't guessed already, is the polishing; directing to rinse with the hot water soaked muslin, before splashing with cool water. Used morning and night for the past two weeks, this product has undoubtedly improved my skin. My face is free from blemishes and looks brighter and fresher, and has even been commented on by members of my family who have exclaimed that 'I'm looking really well'. Whatever that means Dad!
One of the most impressive things about Cleanse and Polish is that it is suitable for all skin types, and is universal. I definitely intend to check out the rest of Liz Earle's skincare range and try out a moisturiser to accompany my cleanser. Could this be the beginning of my perfect skincare routine?! Quite possibly. I succumbed to the hype and I am now a total Liz Earle convert.
The Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser retails for €17 and can be purchased here .
Have you tried any Liz Earle products?