Friday, 14 March 2014

No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser \\ A Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Dupe


A while back I was introduced to the wonderful world of hot cloth cleansers. Yes, I'm aware how utterly sad that sounds, but it's been the best change I've made to my skincare routine in years. Instead of using facewipes or facewash with harsh chemicals to remove a face of makeup, a hot cloth cleanser is rubbed into the skin, disintegrating the makeup before you wash it off with a damp warm cloth. Hot cloth cleansers are a creamy consistency which is nourishing rather than stripping for your skin. I started off with the cult Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (see my review here). I found this product made my skin softer and smoother, and reduced redness. My skin was generally happier for using a hot cloth cleanser, but if this was going to be a staple in my routine, I wanted to find a cheaper alternative. The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish * is £14.75 for the 100ml pump bottle with two cloths, whereas the No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser is £9.95 for 200ml, which is double the amount of product! The packaging for the No7 offering feels quite high end, coming in a cute box, and with a very decent pump. The cream has an inoffensive light scent, but it's nowhere near as relaxing and spa-like as the Liz Earle one. When rubbed into the skin it's not quite as thick and creamy as the Cleanse and Polish, but still disintegrates the makeup well. The cloth included in the box isn't very nice and is almost scratchy, but I don't think it's fair to complain about that for the price. I would recommend that you find a different muslin cloth to use with it though. So, the results? My skin has continued to feel less tight and less sensitive. The redness has mostly stayed at the reduced level, and my skin is still soft, but not quite as smooth as it was when using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. The Cleanse and Polish will be something I'll buy as a treat, or perhaps before a big event, but the No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser is a great hot cloth cleanser for the price, and is now an essential in my daily routine.

15 comments:

  1. you take such lovely photos, and I'm definitely going to try the cleanser!

    vintagesoph xx

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  2. This sounds so interesting. I've never tried No7 skincare before, only their nail polishes and eyeliners, but for £9.99 I may have to try this out. I also really love the Soap & Glory Ultimelt Hot Cloth Cleanser but I use it as the second cleanser in my skincare routine. I haven't yet tried it to remove my make up but it works beautifully to remove any last traces of make up :) I really recomment it.
    Great post as always, lovely!
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    1. Thank you :) I'd definitely recommend it! I'm trialing the Soap & Glory Ultimelt one too - I think it's probably a little better than the No7 one, but works out as quite a lot more expensive.

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  3. I love the No 7 hot cloth cleanser! I haven't tried the Liz Earle one, but I did try the Sanctuary one which wasn't all that nice. xo

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  4. I love this! I haven't tried Liz Earle's but between No 7 and Soap and Glory I don't think I'll need to :) xx

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  5. I love this cleanser so much it's such good value, I also love Liz Earle too! Hot cloth cleansers are so nice on my skin. Your photographs are so lovely!

    Cathryn

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  6. I have never heard of these things before but they sound interesting. I think I will have to pick up the No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser to try it out for myself :)
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  7. I really like this Cleanser, you get so much for your money. I always stock up when I have a No7 voucher.
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  8. Beautiful photos! I have tried a few hot cloth cleansers and they are great but I've never tried the No7 one, I'll have to give it a try! Lovely blog, you now have a new follower :)

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    xx

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  9. Great review, this definitely sounds like a great cheap alternative!

    Tiny Alis

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  10. this seems lovely! I tried the liz earle cleanse and polish and I didn't find it slippy enough for my tastes so I think I'll pass on this one too

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  11. I use some of the No7 Beautiful Skin range, it's so good but it can be rather expensive. I love it when you get those £3 or £5 off skincare coupons.. I just go wild in the No7 section! haha

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  12. Lush do something I've tried called Ultrabland. I used to love it but ran out and never repurchased. I wonder if it's similar?

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    1. Yes I believe it is, that's one I really want to try!

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