Liz Earle: Hot Cloth Cleanser

By | December 19, 2010

Hi my lovelies! Hope you’re all doing okay in the crazy snow that’s hit the UK! I have normal skin & I’ve become a little OBSESSED with my skin care recently! I was sent the Hot Cloth Cleanser by Liz Earle, which is supposed to be the MOTHER of all cleansers. I had very high hopes for this product, to say to least, & what wonders it could do to my skin.

RRP: £13 for the 100ml starter kit HERE

The packaging is gorgeous. No bold or bright colours which ties in very well for the ‘NATURALNESS‘ of their products. I do wish it was slightly CLEAR because this would let me know when I need to get myself a new bottle! The muslin cloth which comes with the cleanser is not harsh on your skin at all.

I love that it’s in a pump so you don’t need to fiddle around with squeezing the product out. With this all you need it one PUMP & you’re ready to go :)

The first thing I noticed about the cleanser was the SMELL. You really can smell the eucalyptus oil. I like it – it adds to it’s natural qualities & makes me feel good that I’m not putting harsh chemicals onto my skin. However, if you’re not a big fan of that scent it may put you off. I’m a big fan of cocoa butter & am convinced that it’s helped my skin feel very soft :)

It came with a step-by-step guide on how to use the cleanser, which is pretty STRAIGHT FORWARD. Apply the cleanser all over your face, then with hot water & the muslin cloth remove the product off your skin. Lastly, splash your face with cold water to close your pores before toning & moisturising your face. I’m not a big fan of toning so I only moisturised afterwards.

The product itself I found was very RICH & SMOOTH. It goes onto your skin like a treat!

I’ve been using this for about a month now. For the price, this cleanser is AMAZING! You can’t go wrong in £13/£11 to get smooth, fresh & radiant looking skin! I was told that my skin felt ‘BOUNCY‘?! It does definitely feel very, VERY soft after using this. So, I took it as a compliment :)

In the information that comes with the kit, it stated that this would take traces of your make-up off as well as stubborn mascara. I would NOT advise you to have a full face of make-up on when cleansing. However, it did take off my ‘mascara’ (even though I thought I took it all off with my make-up remover!)

There was one thing which I didn’t expect about this cleanser. When I used it TWICE a day my skin got VERY OILY on my T-zone. I found this really strange! But as soon as I started using it ONCE a day, I was fine :) This also means that 1 bottle of 100ml will last me 2 months instead of the estimated 1 month :D

Their muslin cloth, I felt, was a little too SOFT on my skin. It didn’t feel like it was exfoliating my skin very well. However, my skin does look & feel much better after using this :) So maybe I’m just being a little paranoid? The muslin cloth does look like it’s going to last me a long time which is a plus :)

I don’t think this is the product for you if you’re looking to get rid of your SPOTS. Personally, I only get spots sometimes at certain times of the month (if you know what I mean) & this didn’t really help with that. That’s all got to do with your diet & what not as well. But it did help the general texture, look & feel of my skin :)

If you’re looking for something to BOOST the look your skin then this product is totally for you! However, please bare in mind that it may not be suitable for everyone! To be on the safe side I’d advise you to try their 30ml tube, which ONLY £5, to see how it suites you :)

Does anyone get oily skin when using this twice a day? What’s your skincare routine? I’d love to know (especially if I’m MISSING out on some lovely products out there :))

This product was sent to me.

  • priya

    I <3 this cleanser… also I would really recommend the Brightening mask! Its really magic :)

    • Kaushal

      Ooh, I’ll have to check that out! Thanks doll x

  • http://www.glamsam87.blogspot.com Sami

    I usually go for cleansers that remove makeup because I can get lazy when there are too many steps in my skincare routine! But saying that, I have heard wonderful things about this product…. so I might check it out! xx

    • Kaushal

      I know, I wish you could do that with this one but it just gets SO messy!! But it has definitely improved my skin!! MUCH better than the Clinique 3 step system they do :) x

  • http://www.barefacedbeautyfool.blogspot.com sam

    I haven’t ever used a cleanser (bad I know), I usually just go for an exfoliating scrub or face wash and lots of moisturiser!! But this one sounds intriguing so I may give it a try!! Excuse my lack of knowledge but what is the difference between a cleanser and face wash??
    Sam xxx

    • Kaushal

      Oh don’t worry Sam I only started cleansing a few years ago :)

      Scrubs are good for getting rid of dead skin cells on your face (which is what the muslin cloth helps to do with this hot cloth cleanser) :)

      Well the difference is that a facial wash is more of a soap for you face to clean your face where as a cleanser cleanses the pores in your skin (that’s why you have to take the cleanser off with hot water then splash you face with cold water to open & close your pores) :) I’m pretty sure that’s the main difference with them both :)

      So technically you can use both as they tend to do different things to you face :) I don’t use a face wash though :oops: this cleanser really has made my face feel like a baby’s bottom haha :D I love that it’s all natural xx

  • http://lovelaughlauren.blogspot.com Lauren

    I’m so jealous that you got sent this!
    I’ve wanted to try them for ages but they’re too expensive and i’m not feeling paying for postage online :( xxx

    • Kaushal

      It’s only £3 for delivery :) It’s not too bad! Or you could see if anyone’s selling it for cheaper on eBay?
      Ah! Another thing you could do is sign up to their newsletters so you know if/when they have any deals on products or delivery going on ;) xx

  • http://tsaundersbeauty.blogspot.com terri

    i love love love this cleanser i dont think i would use anything else now! xx

    • Kaushal

      I’m glad it doesn’t make my skin oily when using it once a day! & it really has improved my skin a lot :) I’m very curious to try more cleansers now though :oops: LOL xx

  • Sriya

    Ooh I’ve never tried this! Sounds amazing.. I’ve heard so many good things about it!
    I wish someone would send me something like this hahaha! Great post :) x

    • Kaushal

      It was Vex that said my skin felt bouncy LOL you should deffo try it! I’m considering getting their 200ml pack (it will probably last me for ages!!) xx