Tuesday 20 August 2013

Liz Earle 'Cleanse and Polish' Hot Cloth Cleanser | Starter Kit

Aloha! I thought it best that I get this post written and published with my documented thoughts before the new kid on the block (i.e. Limited Edition Grapefruit and Patchouli Cleanse and Polish) starts a whole new love affair and the original formula is pushed to the back of the stash to gather dust - You can think you love a product to no end, but somehow sooner or later this can happen to them all.

(If I sound loopy at all in this post, it'll be because I've just got back from work and inhaled too many cleaning product fumes - Honestly, my brain doesn't feel like it's in one piece at all at the moment). 

So, moving on.. Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish has earned itself cult status over the years and is a must have beauty favourite for women everywhere, not just the hardcore skincare obsessives - My nan has been using bottles of this stuff for years and absolutely swears by it! The brand Liz Earle, and their star product - Cleanse and Polish - receives so much high praise and attention that I'm surprised it has taken me almost 21 years to try it out and see what all the fuss is about! I can now say with confidence that the fuss is definitely worth it! 

For anyone who isn't used to spending any more than single figures on their skincare should definitely consider giving themselves a little splurge and treating their face to a luxury product (Not saying that cheap doesn't equal luxury, because it can! This is just like real life heaven for your face and in a league of it's own). I took the plunge after selling some old clothes on eBay and having a bit of spare cash to play about with, so parting with almost £15 for a 100ml cleanser seemed okay, and I was happy. 

As a newbie to the brand and the cleanser I ordered their 100ml Starter Kit: a 100ml pump cleanser with 2 muslin cloths (to remove the cleanser). Other options are also available, such as just the 100ml pump cleanser alone, 50ml plus muslin cloths, 200ml plus muslin cloths, 200ml alone ..you get the gist! The Starter Kit is a great idea for anybody who's a first time buyer of the infamous product, as it just makes it easier coming complete with the muslin cloths so you can get started with cleansing and polishing right away. Every order from Liz Earle also comes with a complimentary 30ml travel size Cleanse and Polish - perfect for taking on trips away.

From my very first use I knew that I was impressed and I have actually used this twice daily, every single day since it arrived! I use to remove make up, cleanse anyway even without make up on, and I absolutely love using it first thing in the morning. It has a soft, thick and creamy texture that spreads over the skin like butter, and I like to pretend I'm giving myself a little spa-style massage as I rub it around my face! You can rub it right into the eyelashes without any stinging or irritation of the eyes, which really helps with removing eye make up. 

If you've never used it, it's a simple process: 1) Cleanse. Massage one pump of the cleanser all over your face, onto dry skin. It melts away all make up absolutely effortlessly, or if you're using it on bare skin then it feels really nourishing, especially as it contains cocoa butter. 2) Polish. Run the muslin cloth under warm water and use it to remove the cleanser from the skin - This also provides the skin with a gentle exfoliation after cleansing, for a 2-in-1 step. 

I've never had any adverse reactions to this, and it's never dried out my skin or caused break outs - It's actually done the opposite and made my skin more supple, purer and cleared up small blemishes. It leaves the skin clean, but not stripped and absolutely baby soft with a fresh healthy glow after the polishing stage.

This is set to be a long term love, and I'm kicking myself for never entering the Liz Earle world sooner! Have you tried Cleanse and Polish?

Liz Earle 100ml Starter Kit - £14.75 | link

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Beats paying £3.75 for it normally!

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  1. I love cleanse and polish although these days I've revamped my skincare regime so tend to use it as my morning cleanser but it's where I started. I love the pump bottles as you get exactly the right amount for your face!


  2. i nearly picked this up the other day, wish I had now! I must one day try this must have essential! x

  3. I don't think £15 is too much to pay if the product does a good job!

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

  4. I really like this cleanser :) it's something I often forget about but go back to and remember how great it is! Although saying that, I find the nSpa Hot Cloth Polish is just as good for half the price xx

  5. This is by far one of my favourite cleansers out there! It's definitely worth the money :)

    Rosie xo

  6. I just won the mini version in a giveaway and I can't wait to finally try it out!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  7. After finding some old and never used Liz Earle muslin cloths the other day, I decided that I had to finally try this cult product. Unfortunately, I was bought some many years ago when I was too young to appreciate amazing skin care items haha!! I got my dispatch email today so I'm hoping that my new cleanser arrives ASAP. I went for the 50ml just to try this out but from the many blog reviews and youtube videos that I have seen I sense that I will soon be ordering many full size bottles! I just hope this is as amazing as people say it it and it doesn't aggravate my sensitive and eczema prone skin. Great post, Hannah :) xxxx


  8. Student budgets don't allow for things like this, but boyyy can I just lust it! xx

  9. I've wanted to try this for ages, and you've definitely got me convinced :)


  10. I'm dying to get my paws on this! Sounds so good! xx


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