|Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - 200ml for £24.75 via John Lewis|
99% of you will know what this is, or have used it yourself, but I'm going to share my experience and thoughts anyway. Skincare is different for everybody and various things work for different people. The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is supposedly suited to 'all' skin types, but I can't vouch for that. I have sensitive combination/oily skin and this hasn't caused any issues for me.
I only gave into buying this due to all the hype around it, I wanted in on the action. I started out with a 50ml pump of the stuff, used that up, and purchased the biggest size tube (200ml). I obviously wouldn't have spent £24 on something that I didn't like, or didn't work for me.
The Liz Earle C&P is a plant-based cleanser that contains lots of lovely plant extracts and smells almost mentholy. I though this was a little strange at first, but it's not a bad smell, just a bit odd from what I'm used to with more clay-based cleansers. The formula is thick, as with most creamy hot cloth cleansers and a little can go a long way.
I don't actually use a muslin cloth with this, I used a flannel which I find works better for me, and I don't need to go over twice to make sure ever scrap of cleanser has been wiped away like I do with muslin. I use the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish both morning and evening and have loved the results it's given me.
My skin is oily, but dehydrated and prone to spots, so I'm careful about what I put on it skincare wise. This cleanser is gentle enough for me and doesn't dry out my skin at all. It's wonderful (and well known) for it's makeup removing abilities, and it usually gets everything off in one go. I was really impressed the first time I used this, because it made me face feel so damn clean, for the first time in ages.
I was even more impressed after a few weeks because my skin had never been clearer. I'd had a mis-hap with a cleansing water, the B. Micellar Water (review here) and this has helped clear up 80% of the mess! I've now been using this for, well ages, I can't remember exactly, but I've not really been using anything else. Sticking to just one cleanser, a few toners, and a trusty moisturiser has made a big difference to my skin.