Saturday, October 24, 2015

I'm Finally a Fan of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

When it came to the iconic Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, I forever felt like an outside looking in (cue dramatic music); you see up until late last year I was allergic to cocoa butter which happens to be one of the core ingredients within such cleanser. As such using a product laden with the skin nourishing and softening butter would be foolish - the end result would be a red, angry rash which I'm sure no-one truly sets out to achieve? Well as luck would have it, I seem to have outgrown such allergy, allowing me to not only try Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish but fully appreciate the formula too. Better late than never huh?

As I'm sure you aware Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, is held within high regard in the beauty world - as a matter of a fact it has won over 100 beauty awards since it's launch and to date it is still the only cleanser within the now expansive Liz Earle range. As you be aware, the concept behind Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish is to both gently and effectively cleanse the skin, (it will remove even the heaviest of make-up) as well as exfoliating and moisturising the skin too. 

The best way to describe or categorise the Cleanse and Polish formula, is to deem it as a cream cleanser. Yes that is selling it a little short but it is difficult to describe, the thick, almost moisturiser like consistency any other way. To apply you simply dispense one to two pumps of product into the hands, gently massage into the face and neck, before removing with a damp muslin cloth. As Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is a little thicker than your average cleanser, it encourages you to massage and really work it into the skin; this in turn promotes circulation which will leave the complexion glowing. The duty of the muslin cloth, along with removing the product is to "polish" the skin so to speak. By using gentle, polishing movements it will loosen any dead and dry skin cells, leaving the skin feeling and looking softer and smoother. With weeks of artificial heat ahead (the downside of Autumn) this could be the secret to a glowing, plump and nourished complexion.

As most will know by this point, science is not my strong point (goodness knows I do try) so I rather than go into great depth with let me quickly share a few of the main components of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. To protect, soothe and somewhat soften the skin this cleanser contains Beeswax, which may also relieve chapped skin. To degonest there is Eucalyptus essential oil, Glycerine for additional hydration, Hops Extract helps to tone the skin, as well as being an astringent (great for healing blemishes, Cocoa Butter to soften and lastly Rosemary Oil for it's beneficial antioxidant properties (to help promote and keep the complexion clear).

Now I've finally seen the light I am recommending Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser to all that will listen, the creamy texture is ideal for all skin types and ages - it glides over the skin, gently nourishing as it goes. I hasten to add that I have oily, blemish prone skin and can vouch that this does not irritate nor overwhelm, rather it effectively removes all traces of make up and sunscreen which in the past have been the source of many of a break out.

If you have yet to try Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, jump on board - it is fully worthy of all the hype and then some.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser £14/100ml via Boots - link.

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  1. Ive heard really good things about this, I really want to try it. Right now I have got the soap & glory hot cloth cleanser which is meant to be just as good (and £6.67 at the moement) so looking forward to trying it out :)

  2. I have never tried it and to be honest I didn't even know about it until now.. (I know, it's bad!!)

    Your review let me to read more about it and I'm sold! :D Definitely will try it, it's so hard to find good cleanser for sensitive skin like mine. That's why I barely try new things.

  3. Interesting review....that was mine. Thoughts?

    Audrey x

  4. Everyone seems to love C&P but I've always found it a bit... Meh. Like, it's nice, it works okay I guess, but it doesn't do anything special and everytime I cave and try it again, I'm just a bit underwhelmed!

    Jess xo

  5. I've heard so much about this product it's great to hear you love it - another one for my wishlist! Thanks!

    Caroline x

  6. Ahhh, I've wanted to try this for so long! It looks amazing!

  7. I have wanted to try this for so long as I have oily, blemish prone skin too. I have heard so many amazing reviews about it! x

    Charlotte ~

  8. I used to adore this, but for me it lost it's magic....I don't know whether my skin just got used to it or something, but it did nothing for me after about a year of using it.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  9. I've still never tried this product and it has been on my wish list forever! My mum just bought it a couple of weeks ago and even she now swears by it so I'm definitely going to have to give it a try soon :) x

  10. I'd love to try it as I've heard so many good things about it!

  11. I'm still yet to try it but it sounds so good! I love hot cloth cleansers though so I'm sure I won't be disappointed :)

    Aliya x | |

  12. I was told that you can't be allergic to cocoa butter, it's another ingredient in a product that can cause a reaction, but I'm not sure for definite but this product sounds really good!

  13. I'm still to try this, in fact I am still to try Liz Earle although I have eyed her counter up in Boots many a time! Xx

  14. I'm glad you can now use it! I've used this product for years and absolutely love it. I can always rely on it to kick my skin back into shape if its looking a bit spotty or dull. Its so easy to apply and sweep off with the cloth too!

    Great post!

    Jess | x

  15. I absolutely adore cleanse and polish - it's the best!

    Emily x

  16. I have the C&P and there's nothing wrong with it, but for my skintype which is normal/dehydrated I much prefer the good things manuka honey cleanser which is super nourishing and I believe a third of the price!
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

  17. I haven't tried this yet but I have been wanting to mix up my skincare routine so I might try this out! Plus you have described it so well it has really intrigued me hehe. Niamh x

  18. I recently started using this and fell in love, I never wanted to try it as it was so hyped up and thought it would dissapoint but its becoming a staple in my routine! x

  19. Hi Lovely... this Liz Earle cleanser is awesome. If you did want to still dodge the cocoa butter, you could literally take a creamy moisturiser and use it the same as this! The formula is essentially the same as a moisturiser :) #bingo! Sometimes cocoa butter can be a little too rich for acne prone skin, but its probably not too much a problem in the cleanser, as your not leaving it on your skin to sink in :)


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