Unfortunately this product is far too rich. Brought my skin out in small bumps and didn't make my skin feel smooth :(. Cleanse and polish is way better x
Loved the feel of this cleanser and felt it really cleansed my skin well. However I noticed my skin felt quite greasy in the morning, and after two days I came out in an itchy acne rash along my chin and jawline which took well over a week to heal! I will stick to my body shop cleansers in future...
So this was my first attempt at finding a Liz Earle dupe. I love Liz, but that woman's expensive! £25 for 200ml; this was £5 for 200ml with No°7 voucher. Those figures speak for themselves.
I'm no ingredient buff, but I did check this one out - cocoa butter, a vegetable oil derivative and olive derivative. No essential oils like lovely Liz has, but for the price I'm not surprised.
On opening you're greeted by a really cheap, nasty muslin cloth (really Boots?! It's a cotton cloth - sort it!) - half a lippy off!
Next the packaging - booyah!!! That's gold standard stuff! Every cleanser should have this packaging. It's a pump that forces the product up the tube. It's not simply a long tube. Aesthetically it's also very pleasing
The cleanser itself.... Very creamy. Smooths on easier than Liz, but Liz's is sinking in so we let it off... It's nice to have a good massage with this and really get it in the skin.
Next half lippy of for the smell... I can cope, but it's highly artificial - some aloe based nonsense smell!
I've been using my Liz muslin cloths to remove the product.
It left my skin beautifully soft, bright, and didn't get oily through the day. It's all I could ask for!
Will be stocking up while the £5 offer is on :)
As others have stated the cloth is a bit rough, but I dont use it during my routine. As I have quite acne prone skin, just to make sure Im keeping bacteria off I use a soft piece of kitchen roll to wipe this off, that way I know I'm using something clean every time without having a mass of laundry!
On to the actual cleanser. I was using Liz Earl before this, which I love, but had a bottle of this that needed using. Its actually very similar in texture and smell. I do find however that it doesn't bring makeup off quite as well, and so will probably go back to Liz Earl once this has run out. I don't normal'y tone, but have found myself having to just to get the extra makeup off, especially around my eyes which was never a problem with the Liz Earl cleanser.
The packaging is great and comes in a huge tub for a great price. So for those of you who like the Liz Earl hot cloth cleanser but want to save some cash, this is a good alternative that is great value for money. Probably better for those who dont wear makeup, or atleast eye makeup.
So, I just got this today, but it's going back tomorrow.
I'll start by saying the price is great, and the packaging is amazing! I really wanted to like this, I love a lot of Boots products.
I used this on dry skin, and followed the instructions to the letter. The cloth was so rough and nearly painful- I couldn't even fathom bringing it near my eyes.
After really cleansing, I rinsed and looked in the mirror and I could still see my eyebrow powder, traces of sunscreen and my mascara was intact (probably because I wasn't bringing the torture cloth near my eyes)
I normally use Boots cleansing gel (which is amazing!) so I used that to finish what the hot cloth couldn't do. So much makeup came off on the microfiber cloth I prefer to use!
I understood this to be a one step makeup remover/cleanser like my gel cleanser, but it just didn't work. Even if I remove my makeup first, I don't hold out hope for any cleansing (based on my towel condition post cleanse)
My face now feels irritated and angry from the rough cloth and having to double cleanse.
I gave 2 lippies for the price and packaging. But I'm going to return this and stick with my gel cleanser.
This is a fantastic cleanser. I use this every evening when I have a hot shower.. I dampen my face and massage it in and leave it for about 3-4 mins then rinse it off. It's silky smooth and creamy to put on. While you leave it on it feels really comfortable on the skin and when you rinse it off your skin feels smooth and supple. When I get out of the shower my face looks clean and radiant. I can't comment on the cloth part of the routine as I don't use it like this. I have dry-combination skin and it never feels tight after using this, just radiant.
*If you like this cleanser and have dry skin I also really recommend this one: Gatineau - Nutriactive Lily Make Up Remover For Dry Skin. I have also reviewed it. It's more of a cold creamy cleanser to use with a cotton pad but leaves dry skin like velvet..
I have very dry skin that gets even dryer in Winter. This stuff is a lifesaver! It does not dry my skin, it takes all ALL of my makeup, and it is inexpensive. Since I have started using this paired with L'Oreal Golden Balm my skin has totally cleared up.
This is a fabulous cleanser. The pump dispenser is genius, it allows you to see how much product is left as you go along. The product itself is very good. The consistency is really lovely - a rich creamy texture. The smell is pleasant.
I find that the product does exactly what it claims to if you follow the instructions: it removes all of my makeup without making my face feel dry and tense. I believe my skin's overall condition has improved. I am removing one lippie on account of the cloth, which is ok - but a little flimsy.
I discovered Boots No. 7 Hot Cloth Cleanser a few years back at my Target not realizing it was also sold at Ulta. I had never heard of Boots and started to investigate the line of products back then, starting with the cleanser. I loved the cleanser when I first discovered it and still use it when I want to really melt my eye makeup off. Because that's what the hot muslin cloths do really, really well. Just melt the makeup off my skin. In one fell swoop, with no tugging, pulling or dragging on my skin. That's what I like.
I've never used any other muslin cloths so I cannot compare them to any others, but I do like these. I do wash them and they've lasted forever. They dry overnight when I hang them on a rack. The makeup they take off does not adhere to them either. They gently exfoliate if I want them to.
I only have to use a couple of pumps of the creamy cleanser. It's very creamy. Smooth it over your skin, run hot water through the muslin cloth, place the squeezed out hot steaming cloth over your face for a bit, and gently remove your makeup with the cloth. I just press the cloth against my eyes and my eye makeup literally is melted immediately underneath my eyes. All I have to do is swipe the cloth underneath my eyes to remove any residual. I can use a q-tip to take away any I can't reach with the cloth. It's that easy.
I would advise using a toner afterwards after rinsing. Sometimes my skin feels as if there might be some residual cream left. Boots does have a toner that I have.
The pump dispenses just the amount that you require. The cleanser lasts quite some time. It's opaque so you can see just the amount left inside and it's designed to use all that's inside. None is wasted. I've repurchased a few already over the years. You can always get them on sale either at Target or Ulta.
I took away one lippie only because it's not that squeaky clean feeling that I like, but not everybody wants that. That's my personal preference. Some prefer a softer feeling after they cleanse their face. Everyone's different. Either way, it's a great cleanser. Plus, it's a good alternative to using your battery-operated cleansing system, your manual brush system, cosmetic sponge or whatever you switch with to wash your face. I think it's probably a good idea to alternate cleansing systems for our skin anyway.
I saw this in my friends bathroom and her skin is always perfect so I looked it up on MUA. So many good reviews so as I got my £5 off voucher I decided to try it straight away. I have been using it for 4 days. Every evening and finish it off by homemade coconut oil, lavender essential oil + castor oil serum. One pump is perfectly enough so product should last for a good while. I have never used hot cloth cleanser so can't compare it with any but it seems to be doing great work. My skin feels softer already, I haven't had any break outs. I think it's calmed my redness too. Only thing that the cloth feels rough and it does not stay hot for long. And if it would be without the voucher it would be a bit over my student budget. Overall I recommend to try this!