Liz Earle Review – Hot Cloth Cleanse & Polish and Skin Tonic

Happy Monday lovelies!

Today I have a review of Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Instant Boost Skin Tonic from the Liz Earle range. I was interested to trial this beauty duo, surprisingly I’d never heard of these popular cult products before they landed on my desk. The Hot Cloth Cleanser has won multiple beauty awards, so they must be onto a good thing.

What they say:
Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – 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.”

Instant Boost Skin Tonic – This heavenly scented, non-drying floral tonic revitalises, soothes and brightens. Gentle and alcohol-free, it also adds a fine layer of moisture. With conditioning natural source vitamin E, hydrating aloe vera and rose-scented geranium.”

Liz Earle Review – Hot Cloth Cleanse & Polish and Skin Tonic

Product Details: 
No alcohol & no animal extracts
Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser £13.25 – 100ml (3.3 fl oz), active ingredients rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter, eucalyptus essential oil. 30 months shelf life.
Instant Boost Skin Tonic £13.25 – 200ml (6.7 fl oz), active ingredients organic aloe vera calendula, rose-scented geranium, cucumber & natural vitamin E. 12 month shelf life.

Final Thoughts:
I have to say, I can see why the cleanser is so popular. I am absolutely loving the 2  step process and the exfoliating effect it has. Step one might take a little getting used to, but you pump the cleansing cream into your hand and massage into your face without water. You then wet the muslin cloth in warm/hand hot water and use it to wipe and exfoliate the cleanser away. The fragrance of the cleanser is very strong and natural.

The skin tonic was a bit of a bust for me, and I didn’t like it as much as the cleanser. It has a lot to do with the fact the weather here can be so humid, and toners tend to give that effect. In cooler weather, I can definitely see this toner being a great skin boost, so I recommend giving it a try to see whether it works for you. The smell is also very natural and pleasant.

Would I recommend this? Definitely try it if you have the chance. This style of cleansing might not work for everyone, but it is very gentle and hydrating on the skin. The exfoliating with the muslin cloth is my favourite part, its gentle enough not to aggravate the skin, yet effective enough to reveal fresh radiant skin daily. I would choose this type of exfoliation over granulated exfoliators anyday!

Liz Earle Review – Hot Cloth Cleanse & Polish and Skin Tonic

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18 Comments on Liz Earle Review – Hot Cloth Cleanse & Polish and Skin Tonic

  1. hihijude
    July 1, 2013 at 12:31 am (5 years ago)

    I totally love cleanse and polish and a couple of other Liz Earle products. They do the Skin Tonic in a spritzing type dispenser and although like you I was disappointed with it in this regular format, the spritzer spray thing is great for freshening up your face and really gives your make up a new lease of life mid way through the day.

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 1, 2013 at 12:35 am (5 years ago)

      The spritz actually sounds like a great idea! It is very hydrating, just too much to be used as a toner for me, so I can certainly see the mist version being great. I absolutely love face mists, maybe I should look into creating one using this? 🙂

      • hihijude
        July 1, 2013 at 12:40 am (5 years ago)

        Mist that’s the word I was looking for not spritzer thing! Yes it makes a great mist. A completely different product to when applied as a conventional toner. You could try decanting into a travel container maybe.

      • Beautiful Kayekie
        July 1, 2013 at 12:42 am (5 years ago)

        Lol spritzer thing, I still knew exactly what you meant 😉

        Great minds think alike! I was just contemplating which bottle I could use to possibly create a mix of toner/purified water. Thank you so much for the suggestion, it’s such a great idea. I’d much rather do that than have the product go unused xx

  2. Cindy Tong
    July 1, 2013 at 1:31 am (5 years ago)

    woah I feel like trying it! are they available online??

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 1, 2013 at 1:44 am (5 years ago)

      Yes I believe so! There is a UK website, but check to see if there is international shipping if you are not located there 🙂

  3. Tashi
    July 1, 2013 at 2:01 am (5 years ago)

    I have the Soap and Glory Hot Cloth cleanser which is supposedly very similar to the Liz Earle and I’m loving the concept of it! I feel like it gets all my makeup off and cleans the skin really well!

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 1, 2013 at 2:06 am (5 years ago)

      I couldn’t agree more, the cloth technique is so effective it’s amazing. My skin needs a little oomph when it comes to exfoliation, but if its too harsh it’s just no good. This is like the goldilocks version – just right 😉

  4. Taylor
    July 1, 2013 at 3:20 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Kaye! I adore the cleanse/polish technique as well. Liz’s c&p was the first I’ve tried. It’s a fabulous product. I have a big thing for cleansing balms and love to try new ones. My current face is the one from Omorovicza though its a bit over budget. There are so many great ones out there that I’m so curious to try.

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 1, 2013 at 3:51 am (5 years ago)

      Beautiful Taylor!! I am so new to the technique, I’d honestly never heard of it before. I agree with you, and I can see why it is so popular. If you happen to try any more I’d love to read your review! <3

  5. redriot
    July 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Unfortunately my skin type didn’t get on with this product as much as I would of liked and I am selling my liz earle products which have only been used twice. If anyone would like them at a discounted price then please leave a comment.

  6. Sam
    July 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I really loved the Cleanse and Polish at first because I thought it would help with the occasional breakouts I had, but my skin didn’t respond well despite how clean my skin was and how much product I was removing with the cleanser. I didn’t even realize it was the Cleanse and Polish breaking me out until I stopped using it for a week and noticed my breakouts started lessening.

    The toner was a bit of a bust for me too though, I loved the smell of it. It was so refreshing. I always enjoyed applying it. Unfortunately, it did zilch for my skin.

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 2, 2013 at 4:15 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing your experience, I’ve found it’s very mixed with the reviews I’ve read, it either works perfectly or just not at all. Isn’t it funny how beauty products are. Someone commented earlier to try the toner as a mist, which was a great idea I think 🙂

      • Sam
        July 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm (5 years ago)

        That’s a great idea. I have a little bit left, so I’ll definitely try it out in a spray bottle. It really is a refreshing smell.

      • Beautiful Kayekie
        July 3, 2013 at 2:37 am (5 years ago)

        I know what you mean, the smell of natural products or products with some natural ingredients is divine! I LOVE it 🙂

  7. Ravika
    July 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve used this for over a year now. Best products EVER! You’ll love them x

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 3, 2013 at 2:36 am (5 years ago)

      The weather is really cooling down here, so the creamy cleanser is working a treat! 🙂


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