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I went to buy a bottle for my mother and I received a sample as a gift for myself, and I must say I am absolutely delighted with this product!
First of all, Liz Earle doesn't test on animals, which is very important for me. And aside from the beewax in this product, it doesn't include any animal by-products.
I have very oily and prone to acne skin, with black heads and very large pores. Using the Cleanse and Polish cleanser made my skin look quite good in less than a week. The fragrance is not too strong and it is suitable for sensitive skin. Just don't forget to wash the cloth very often!
The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is a reasonably famous facial skincare product among those who are interested in such things. I was able to try some thanks to a beauty box sample. Mine came in a 30ml green tube with a white muslin cloth (100% cotton) which would normally cost £6 – a bit more pricey than the cleansers you would pick up in Boots or Superdrug, but not too bad.
The cleanser contains rosemary, camomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil – handy ingredients for moisturising and caring for skin. It is described as a “richly concentrated cleanser for all skin types”. To use, you are meant to massage a small amount of cleanser onto dry skin, over eyes, face and neck. Afterwards, rinse the muslin cloth in hand-hot water and rinse out, then use the cloth to remove the cream and polish the skin.
I do find this to be a more time-consuming method of cleansing than what I’m used to, but having said that it does feel very luxurious. It’s a relaxing experience to spend some time massaging my face! The cleanser is easy to apply with a creamy texture and a pleasant light scent. It goes on to my skin well with no irritation, and it is easy to remove with the muslin cloth (which should be washed at 40C every 2-3 uses).
I am impressed with the effectiveness with which the cleanser removes makeup. I don’t have to apply much pressure and it removes even eyeshadow fairly easily. I do prefer to use a special eye makeup remover for mascara, though. My face feels clean and conditioned after use, and in very good condition. I follow with my usual toner and moisturiser.
I haven’t noticed any dramatic difference in the condition of my skin – the cleanser certainly doesn’t have a bad effect, but it doesn’t have an overwhelmingly positive one either – I’ve used cleansers that have made my skin look brighter and fresher. However, this is a decent product especially if you need something gentle, and it has the leaping bunny logo proving that it does not test on animals – another bonus.
I received this as a gift for Christmas and I have been so happy with it so far! It is definitely the most effective cleanser I've ever owned - and I've owned a lot. Usually cleansers leave my face feeling dry, but this one doesn't. The muslin cloth works so well and removes the dead skin cells to make your skin feel smoother than ever.
You simply take a splodge of the formula into your hand and apply it to your dry face, then take the muslin cloth and rinse it in hand-hot water. Then, you gently wipe the cream off your face. This cleanser not only removes makeup incredibly well, it also removes dirt and dead skin cells.
The cream has quite a thick consistency so I find that I need quite a bit of it to actually cover my whole face. However I often just put the cream over target areas - particularly my T-zone or other target problem areas.
Before I received this as a gift I was reluctant to buy it myself because of the price. But since having it I can tell that the full-size bottle would last you months and works exceptionally well. It would be rude not to !
In the past I used those annoying 'splash your face with water' type cleansers, resulting in wet hair which is just a major inconvenience when you're getting ready in a morning. I find the use of the cloth a far more convenient and easier method of cleansing.
I first found out about Liz Earle when visiting the Isle of Wight and saw her shop. Whilst in the shop I spoke to another avid customer who said to look out for Liz Earle's Today's Special Value on the QVC shopping channel as they are such good value. The Cleanse and Polish is a wonderful skin cleanser containing loads of natural plant extracts. You get a tube of creamy textured cleanser which comes with two muslin cloths. The regime is easy, just wet your face, then put cream on the back of your hand , no more than 10p in size, then massage the cream all over your face, this just melts in. The next step is to rinse the muslin cloth in hot water and use this to take off the cleanser, this is the polishing process, and wow, you now have beautifully clean, soft sweet smelling skin. All the old dull skin cells are gone leaving a glowing deep cleansed face. I have dry sensitive skin and this has never irritated it and I can't praise it enough.
I received a Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser starter kit recently and was really looking forward to trying it after listening to the hype for years about it, my kit included a small 30ml tube of cleanser and one muslin cloth but the usual presentation is a 100ml pump action bottle which is supplied in a wet-proof bag with two cloths. This costs £14.95 or thereabouts, but frankly I'm glad mine was a freebie as I really don't think this cleanser is all that.
To use it you apply the cleanser to dry skin then 'polish' (or wipe...) it off with the muslin cloth which has been rinsed in hand hot water. What a bloomin' faff!!!
Yeah, it's easy to use and yes, it works well as a cleanser - but I SERIOUSLY don't have the time for this on a daily basis and to be honest the results haven't been spectacular enough for me to want to add this extra step to my (already rushed) skincare time in the morning.
The cleanser is creamy and effective, I used it this evening to remove full make-up and it coped admirably but I still had to utilise my make-up remover for my mascara so this didn't save me any time at all. For a general cleanse it works well and my skin feels 'clean' afterwards, not spotlessly clean or squeaky clean - just clean, but frankly that's not good enough for a fifteen quid cleanser in my opinion.
The cleanser and cloth are both of the highest quality, I'm particularly impressed with the cloth which feels nice on my skin and works as a mild exfoliator - my skin always feels pinkly soft after I've used this and I credit that to the action of the cloth rather than the cleanser itself. I'm not keen on the eucalyptus smell of the cleanser and sometimes my skin feels a little tight after use, this is a reaction I occasionally have to eucalyptus so I wasn't surprised but my 18 year old daughter (who has skin like Teflon) also experienced this tightness which WAS a surprise as she so rarely reacts to skin products.
I'm glad I got the chance to use the much raved about Liz Earle cleanser and it's been an enjoyable novelty, but I'll be glad to get back to my usual cleanser if I'm honest as this hasn't really impressed me.
This hot cloth cleanser is great, even for my dry stupidly sensitive skin.
Its very creamy in texture and lovely to apply to your face, manages to remove all of my makeup without a bother leaves behind no residue, keeps my face feeling clean and fresh without stripping the moisture away.
The cleansing cloth is lovely i got two in mine as it was a limited edition, but will definately be re purchasing again and again.
The cloth can be washed just in the washing machine which keeps it fresh and clean never shanks or changed shape or texture.
They also do a male version of this which lady at the liz earle counter informed me was the same product just in a different bottle.
Would make a fantastic stocking filler think they also do a smaller one like a starter pack so you can try it before you buy a full size which i think is great.
Price wise may be considered at pricey but its well worth it! last a long time and works a treat!
This cleanser has become a staple of my beauty regime. I wasn't really a 'cleanse, tone and moisturise' type of girl until I began working on the road as a professional singer, and realised that I needed to take extra care when looking after my skin. Other cleansers caused breakouts when used with unfamiliar water in other countries, or eventually stopped working as effectively on my skin, or perhaps didn't wash off very well or left residue. Liz Earle's amazing cleanser did none of these things. It adapts well to different water, so no matter where I've used it or how much stage makeup I am needing to take off, it works wonderfully. The refreshing scent is quite neutral, and my skin always feels clean and balanced afterwards. I needed something non-drying that wouldn't leave my skin raw, as I have quite sensitive skin, and I can rely on this product to help prepare my skin for extensive travelling. I use it religiously, morning and evening, and wash my cloths every other day if I've been wearing heavy makeup. I also sometimes mix the cleanser with the skin exfoliator in the range to give an extra burst of freshness to my skin. I do follow the cleanser with the toner in the range, but I found the moisturiser a little too heavy for my skin so I use alternative products for moisturising. I sometimes leave the cleanser on for a couple of minutes before polishing it off with the cloth as I like it to settle into my skin, adding a softness that many cleansers seem to take away. The creamy texture is a nice balance between a foaming cleanser and a face mask, so it gives a luxurious feel to my regime, and is also less messy to take off than washing off a foaming cleanser. It is also nicer than cleansing milks or lotions, I think, as it gives you that clean, just-washed feeling, with no residue.
At something over GBP 14 for this starter kit, no-one can deny that it''s a little on the pricey side, although the kit does come in a neat little zipper bag with the pump action cleanser and two muslin cloths. Despite the price, I''ve been using this product now for many years and I''m convinced that it has helped keep my complexion looking good and the wrinkles at bay. Not only that but the product is British made and uses only natural, plant based ingredients and is produced in a highly ethical manner with absolutely no animal-based ingredients or animal testing. The pump-action container provides 100 ml of product and about two good squirts of cleanser will be sufficient to cleanse the face and neck so even this smaller offering will last a considerable amount of time. The cleanser has a wonderfully creamy texture and feels similar to a thickened liquid soap but unlike soap, this cleans without leaving the skin feeling taut and dry. The scent is fresh and herbal with the strongest aromas coming from the eucalyptus and rosemary which gives it a slightly toothpaste-like smell but don''t let that put you off because the results are amazing. Apply the cream directly to the skin without water and gently massage it into the face and neck. The formula of the cream is designed to remove all make up and even heavily applied mascara just seems to wipe away at a stroke. Once the cleansing part of the process is done, it''s time to polish. The muslin cloths are of a slightly open-weave with just enough nap to exfoliate the skin without being too abrasive. Rinse the cloths in hand hot water and wipe the cream off the face and neck. All the make up and grime of the day will be transferred to the cloth leaving the skin feeling fresh, clean, soft and moisturised. To finish off, splash some cool water onto the face to close the pores. I find that most of the make up and grime on the cloths will rinse out under the tap and I tend to use the same cloth for a couple of days. The cloths can be washed in the usual way and I tend to bung them into the washing machine with everything else and they come out clean as a whistle. Over time they can become a little discoloured but it''s possible to buy additional muslin squares either direct from Liz Earle or more cheaply from other high street outlets such as Boots or Bodyshop. Although this kit can be bought direct from Liz Earle, there is a GBP 3.75 delivery fee which bumps the price up considerably. John Lewis stock Liz Earle products and it''s free to order click and collect either from a John Lewis store or a local Waitrose which is much more cost effective. I highly recommend this cleanse and polish starter kit and I guarantee that once used, you''ll never want to use any other cleansing product.
I have been using this product for about 10 years now. I wouldn't use another cleanser. It is not cheap but I couldn't ask for better results. Recently I opted for a package direct from Liz Earle. This included the cleanser, moisturiser, tonic, cleanser cloths, shampoo and conditioner for about £43. I saved a lot buying this way. When you buy direct from the company there is always a sample of another product which I find convenient for short holidays.
I use this product in the morning and at bedtime. It smells lovely and is a nice creamy cleanser to apply. It is used with a muslin cloth from Liz Earle which I wet in warm water. I then use the hot muslin cloth to scrub off the cleanser. My skin feels so fresh and exfoliated afterwards. Regular use keeps my skin smooth and free from blemishes. The cloths can be washed in the washing machine. Having a few is handy and I have found they last a long time.
It easily scrubs off black mascara and no grime is left on my face.
I find the squeezable tube better than the pump bottle. I can get every last bit of cleanser out with the squeezable pump. With the tube, I have cut it open with a knife and scraped out the remaining cleanser. I don't want to waste any.
The cleanser is made from naturally active ingredients. It smells nice and not as if it included harsh ingredients.
My mum is the biggest Liz Earle fan I know and introduced me on my 20th birthday with a Cleanse & Polish starter kit. 5 years later and I'm still using the stuff. I never had a skincare regime before Liz Earle entered my life but I'm sure glad she has.
I've been lucky to never have had a problem with spots but sometimes using products on my face would bring on a small outbreak. With Liz Earle this is most definitely not the case. After using the luxuriously soft and creamy lotion, I am left with nothing but fresh, radiant skin and I can't stress enough how clean and new you feel. In fact, she has even entered my boyfriends life as they do a mini Try-Me bag for men which includes Cleanse & Polish. He has always had troublesome skin but it seems Liz Earle is the Supernanny of skin and is even getting his to behave.
I try to use Cleanse & Polish twice a day followed by toner and moisturiser, but life gets in the way so sometimes it's not so regular. It's multi-award winning, full of natural ingredients, smells wonderful (imagine being beaten with a bouquet of flowers by chocolate covered koala bears). This product will always have a place on my shelf, as well as in my heart.
I've been using this for about 10 years now, and it's a gorgeous cleanser. It consistently wins awards, and is a 'Beauty Bible' favourite. If you have never used a cleanser with a muslin cloth before, it's a completely different way of cleansing your face. After applying the thick cleanser, you use hand hot water with a muslin cloth (provided) to gently remove the cleanser. It exfoliates in a very gentle way and removes every scrap of makeup and impurities.
It smells fresh and contains rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential No messy cotton wool, no excess left on your face! It leaves the skin soft, clean and radiant.
I prefer the squeeze tube to the pump, as you can get every bit out. It's not cheap, around £24 for 200ml, but I've used a few other pricey cleansers and this one works well for me. I find this lasts me about six months, using it once a day.
I'm a huge fan of Liz Earle products, they seem to use excellent quality ingredients and they always come beautifully wrapped and packaged. They usually chuck in a travel size freebie too, which is always a nice surprise!
I'd highly recommend this for all ages and skin types. It's gentle but I think it's really effective, especially with the cloth, on improving problem skins.
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.
I was introduced to this at a young age by my mum when I had very bad skin. I would always break out and it was really affecting my confidence so we thought we would give this a go. Because it is free from oils this was a good one to go for.
I had the 100ml pump which retails at £13.25 so it is therefore a high end product but you definitely get what you pay for. It is white and has a thick and creamy texture. It feels very luxurious on your skin, it is almost like having a spa treatment. What i do is I use the muslin cloth (which you should get to go with the cleanser) I soak that in hot water and I put that all over my face to open up my pores. I then dab my face dry and I then apply this all over my face. I use two pumps to cover my entire face generously.
Once I have applied it I then work it into the skin only a little a just let it sit for a bit. It feels so gentle on your skin and in the morning it really wakes you up. It also has a very soothing scent and in no way does it feel irritating or aggravating. I know if i get it all around my eyes it will not sting or hurt them in any way.
After I have done that I then remove the cleanser with the muslin cloth. This is slightly textured so it can get rid of makeup if you are using it at night or dead skin cells and all the nasties that you don't want on your face. The end result is you are left with a very fresh feeling, clean, glowy face.
After about a week of using this product I could already notice my skin having less breakouts and it always felt clean and fresh and that is definately the best thing about this product. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and because it is so gentle it just makes it such a lovely product.
Like I mentioned before about using it for getting rid of makeup - it is absolutely fantastic for that and it has no trouble getting rid of even waterproof makeup. Teamed with the toner and the moisturiser in the range this is a fantastic routine and treatment for your skin. When my sister was younger I also remember her face being covered in this stuff to try and get rid of face paint and it removed every trace without a fuss.
This product can be used on any skin type, any age, it feels fantastic and I can't recommend it enough. Easy 5 stars.
My mam always used to say to me when I was a child, "Have you cleaned your fizzog?"
I must admit, I always used to think that she meant my lady bits and ignored her.
So... Liz Earle cleanse and Polish...why did I buy it? Well, I have always been a soap and water girl, but a woman who I work with swears by this product. She is in her early fifties (about seven years older than me) and she has beautiful skin so I thought I would give it a try.
I bought it on a rare visit to John Lewis last year whilst we were visiting relatives.
***What do you get?***
The one I purchased was the 100ml size. It comes in a lovely pale green pump action cannister. On the front is the name of the product and a list of the natural active ingredients which are: rosemary,chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil. There is also a simple picture of a flower.
Two muslin cloths are included and a lovely zip up, oblong case to put it all in.
***How to use***
One to two pumps of the cleanser should be massaged over the face, neck and eye area. Rinse a muslin cloth in hand hot water and wipe off all make-up and grime even stubborn mascara!u
***Did it live up to expectations?***
Yes and no. I love how my skin feels after using this product. A wonderful creamy texture , suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. The texture is lovely and skin feels wonderful after use. No tightness and a healthy glow. On the downside, I think the claims of removing stubborn mascara are stretched a little. I still use a Johnson's cleansing wipe to remove mascara first. The other down side is the constant need to keep washing the muslin cloths to keep them fresh though I think you can buy more of these seperately which is a good idea.
A fantastic product which has won many awards and I think I am going to try and use this for my evening cleanse.
As I said earlier, I am a soap and water girl and old habits die hard but I think this product may be worth changing my habits for.
As with most products, prices vary but you can buy a starter kit (50ml) for £9.25
The 100ml sells for £14.75 and if you like it and want to make it more affordable you can buy a pack of three for £36.75 These prices are from the Liz Earle site.
A luxury product which really delivers. I would highly recommend.
As I have already a review for Liz Earle Boost Tonic I thought I would also do one for the Cleanse and Polish as you actually use them together.
This item was one of Liz's first creations as she had eczema prone skin and couldn't seem to find the right products for her skin. This item is still going strong 20 years later and an award winning product. Apparently 1 bottle of Cleanse and Polish is sold every 23 seconds.
You just have to look on-line at the all blogs/reviews it gets, people really do love it.
This light green bottle with the Liz Earle logo on the front. The top has a pump action top, one pump is more than enough to use at a time. The size I have is 100ml but it is available in other sizes as well.
Once you have the thick cream on your hand you can really smell the cocoa butter, apparently this is used for soothing your skin. Also in the product the rosemary and eucalyptus is used for purifying tired skin. This can be used on dry, oily and combination skin.
How to use.
Cleanse daily morning and night using this two-step process:
Step 1: Massage one or two pumps onto dry skin over face and neck twice a day.
Step 2: Rinse the pure muslin cloth in hand-hot water and wring out before gently wiping off the cream. Rinse and repeat.
Splash face with cool clean water and follow with Instant Boost Skin Tonic and your choice of moisturising products.
What I really notice about this product is how my skin feels. It feels fresh and alive and not dried out like other products can make it feel. It also keeps my skin hydrated during the day, before with other products in the afternoons my skin started looking a bit dull and tired.
This item can be purchases from the Liz Earle site, John Lewis's store and other online websites.
The cost is approx £14.99 and worth every penny.
This award-winning, concentrated cleanser quickly removes everyday grime and make-up, including stubborn mascara, to leave all skin types feeling healthy, clear and soft /