Friday, 9 August 2013

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Review

Hello! Once again I apologise for the inconsistent flow of posts on here.. I'm trying my best!

Recently I picked up the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. I got the 100ml pump version and 2 muslin cloths from John Lewis. 
I've been using this every morning and evening for just over 3 weeks, and here are my initial thoughts.

The smell is very fresh, it's hard to describe, and can be a little overpowering at first, but you get used to it after a few days - it's a pleasant smell though! The packaging is very nice, and I find the pump dispenses just the right amount for my face.
I remove my makeup beforehand, with L'Oreal Micellar Water (which I plan to review sometime soon!), and fill my sink with hot water and soak the muslin cloth while I apply one pump of the product to my face. I like the fact I can put it very close to my eyes without any irritation. 
I then wring out the cloth and carefully wipe off all of the product, and then splash my face with cold water to finish. In the evenings, I've been skipping  my usual Nivea night cream, but in the mornings, I use this straight out of the shower, towel drying my face beforehand, and apply my normal moisturiser afterwards.

After the first few uses, and for the first 4-5 days, I was impressed. My skin felt really soft, and I was feeling good about it. I'd finally got rid of my spots (after being on medication for them), so wanted to incorporate this product into my daily routine to make sure I take good care of my skin.


At first, I started to see a few small bumps appearing on my forehead and around my chin. Despite this, was willing to carry on using this product, and hoped my skin would clear up, and it did! I think that my skin was just having a bit of an adjust to a new routine.. clearing it from deep within and all that. I love this product, and apart from the odd spot, the rest of my skin is feeling smoother and looking brighter.

Judging by the abundance of 5* reviews online, I'm not the only one who's been converted! 

Update -
I have since had to stop using this product, as I think the cocoa butter in it is too rich for my skin, and my skin didn't clear up completely. I'm really annoyed about this, because it's such a lovely, convenient product, but it just didn't work out for me in the end! 

Have you tried this cleanser before? I'd love to hear what you thought!

Thank you for reading!


  1. Hey Amy!

    I've never tried anything from Liz Earle before but really want to try this cleanser in particular!

    Might have to now!

    And I just want to say how lovely your blog is! I literally love it! It's beautiful! Did you do all the graphics yourself?

    L x
    ♥lucylovehart - ♥life♥beauty♥thoughts

  2. Hey! This is the first product from them that I've tried, although I'm tempted to try the Instant Boost Skin Tonic as well, as I've heard so many good things about it! Let me know how you get on :)

    And yes, thank you so much! I spent all day yesterday working on it, and even changed my tumblr to match! All those days of fiddling around with Photoshop at the age of 13 are finally paying off, haha

    Thanks once again, and I followed you on Bloglovin, I really like your blog! :) x

  3. This sounds really good, I was waiting for a but, but I'm glad to hear the bumps cleared up! How much is it?x

    Harian x.

    1. It's £13.25, but I paid £1 extra for the muslin cloths and little carry bag (which makes a great makeup brush travel bag!)
      It's definitely worth it! I've recently had a few spots come back, but I am 100% sure that it's not this product's fault, as the rest of my skin is super clear and soft, apart from my chin. The doctor said it's a hormone imbalance, so has nothing to do with it! :)

  4. Hey! Ive heard of the product before but was never completely convinced on buying it but after reading youre blog im now certain i want to try it.
    youre blog is lovely and i love the graphics there so good i wish i could do stuff like that!!

    1. You should definitely give it a try! :) I used to imagine it would be so much more expensive, but it lasts AGES, and it's worth it! :)
      And thank you so much! No doubt I'll get bored and change it all again in a few months, haha!


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