If I had to sum it up it would be 'I expected more'
I googled the ingredients list and it's not great. The only one which wasn't bulk, filler, to adjust the PH etc was Shea Butter and that's about it.
It's maybe a little bit moisturising so not too heavy if you have problem skin. If you do wait for the £5 off promos and then it's just £5.
Seems to remove make-up ok but you do need quite a bit so it doesn't last as long as you'd think. Should also point out that I double cleanse with a microfibre cloth.
It cleans, doesn't clog, doesn't dry out your skinbut Doesn't do anything else. Bit like the Cetaphil of Hot cloth cleansers. I bought a few with the £5 off offer and wish I hadn't. Other cleansers do far more. Prefer Nick Lowe's Secret is Out Cleanser.
My method: instead of dipping the cloth in hot water and laying over the face to open the pores after rubbing the cleanser in, I rub the cleanser in and then steam my face over a bowl of hot water. I find this is a much more effective method of opening the pores so the cleanser can really get in there and cleanse. I didnít have high hopes for it at all and I bought it blind without checking reviews on MUA. I was surprised to find that I seriously noticed a difference in my skin, it looks and feels amazing (even with my acne scars lol). I really think that my skin is in the best condition itís been in years, it looks and feels so supple. After the first use most of the blackheads on the sides of my nose had vanished. My skin felt baby smooth, much more smoother than when I use sugar for example, which is my usual method of exfoliation (which I will now abandon after discovering this cleanser!). It doesnít dry my skin out and it makes my skin feel just like it did when I had a few sessions of microdermabrasion. I canít vouch for the effectiveness of its makeup removal because I always use a separate makeup remover first, just to make sure itís all gone. I know some people have said they wouldnít recommend this for oily skin but I have extremely oily, acne prone skin Ė I have to blot my skin maybe every two hours on a normal day and I can use this without having any breakouts from it at all. In fact, I think this has helped with my acne but as always, YMMV. People may not have been removing it properly with the muslin cloth which may have resulted in breakouts. I dunk the cloth in hot water about three or four times throughout the cleansing process to give it a little rinse which helps get all the cleanser off. I have to add that I would not use this every day, maybe every other day at most. I find that when I over exfoliate my skin gets all flaky and dry so just like normal exfoliators, I wouldnít use this every day.
I absolutely love the packaging housing the product. The box looks very simple and I like that it looks expensive and professional. The cleanser itself is in a clear pump tube (great to see how much is left!) which is airtight and hygienic and thatís something I love because I can get every last drop out of the tube without any hassle. I also love that it dispenses just the right amount of product in one pump, not like some pump products that dispense way too much to the point that it becomes a waste. The cleanser is beautifully creamy but not too thick that it canít easily be spread around the face. The muslin cloth it comes with, I wouldnít say itís the best muslin cloth on the planet by any means but it really does do the job of exfoliation very well so I donít see any need to replace it with a better one. Unless of course you already own a better one. But I really recommend steaming the face over a bowl of hot water instead using the cloth to bring heat to the cleansing process because it really doesnít do much at all. I find the whole experience very relaxing and soothing. As for washing the cloth after every use Ė I just rinse it under the tap and pop it on a rail to dry it. Thankfully it dries quickly.
Price - £9 for 200mls or £4 with the No. 7 voucher (which is what I used). I found that with the voucher it was a VERY reasonable price and I would definitely repurchase with the voucher. However, at full priceÖ I would be hesitant, purely because Iím not the type to spend a lot on a makeup cleanser. I have seen Superdrugís own version of a hot cloth cleanser on the shelves and I think itís about £5, so I will try that after I finish the No. 7 one and if I donít like it then I will definitely be repurchasing the No. 7 one at full price.
Havenít tried the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser but to be honest, I donít think I will bother. This one is fantastic and Iím happy with it, already got two back ups.
This is the first hot cloth cleanser I've tried and since I like it, I gave it a 4. I'm always looking for something easy to use at the end of the day that cleans well, but doesn't leave my skin parched and tight. This is a rich white cream with a faintly soapy smell to it and one pump is enough for my entire face. It is somewhat relaxing to close my eyes and lay the cloth on my face and just let everything melt away. It does a decent job of removing my makeup -- no heavy eye makeup, just foundation, blush, powder, mascara. I do follow up with a toner to make sure everything's gone. But I'd do that no matter what cleanser I used.
While I'm sure there are better muslin cloths out there (and I may try a couple of those), I like the fact that using the cloth negates the need for lots of splashing of water to rinse my face, which always ends up running down my arms to my elbows and making my sink a mess. It's easier to get all the cleanser off with the cloth than just splashing water. I could use a regular wash cloth, but I like that the muslin dries more quickly. I have combo skin and haven't noticed any breakouts from using this product.
Love, love, love the see-through pump bottle where everything gets pushed up as the bottle empties. Why aren't all pumps like this? Price is really good if you buy when Boots runs their £5.00 off vouchers. Then it's only £4.50, which is pretty good for 200 mL. I don't know if I'd pay the £9.50 full price for a cleanser. But I'd definitely repurchase when it's on special.
The only thing I liked about this cleanser was the packaging- hygienic and practical. Everything else was quite disappointing. The product felt heavy, broke me out and did not cleanse as effectively as my usual hot cloth cleanser, which is the Clinique Balm. I'm going to give Ponds' Cold Cream a go now, but I have a feeling that the Balm will always be my HG cleanser.
Great creamy cleanser for dry, sensitive skin. Not at all irritating. Moderately effective at removing eye make up. Your skin feels moist and soft after cleansing and not all irritated. Nice pump. Great value for the money.
This is one of the many Hot Cloth Cleansers available since the advent of the Liz Earle Hot Cloth cleanser. I have not, as yet, used the Liz Earle version although I did buy my mum a Liz Earle set for Mother's Day and have seen the product and read the ingredients list.
In comparison, the Boots Cleanser is cheaper. It comes with its own Muslin cloth - which isn't the best Muslin cloth but does the job. (TBH I tend to use a face cloth.) It is a lot richer than the Liz Earle cleanser and the ingredients are quite different. It does not have the same medicinal/herby smell of the Liz Earle version.
It does a very respectable job of removing makeup and imprities at the end of the day, however I have to do a double rinse to remove all od the product. My skin does look clear but does not feel wonderfully refreshed after I have used it. Unlike the Liz Earle cleaner, I don't think this would be the best product to put near your eyes either. I tend to use a separate eye makeup remover. (I have noticed however that if you hold a face cloth soaked in warm water over your eyes, the mascara seems to melt off and then takes very little effort to remove with the cloth.)
This would probably be better suited to dryer skin types. I would worry that it might clog up oilier skins. I sometimes follow up with a toner to leave my skin feeling really clean after.
This has become the cornerstone of my skincare routine. I don't know whether it's the product, the cloth, or what, but my skin looks and feels great having used this for several months now (I'm on my second tube and just bought THREE more since I can't stand the idea of it ever being out of stock or discontinued). I really look forward to the ritual of the soothing cream and the warm cloth every night. One pump is the perfect amount, and every last bit comes out of the tube even at the very end. There may be nothing special, new-fangled or "technological" about this product, but all I know is it works great for me. I LOVE THIS STUFF and my skin looks the best it has in years. It may not be right for someone with super-oily or acne-prone skin, but I can't imagine that this wouldn't be great for just about everyone else. At only $9.99 at Target it's also a great value. The only possible downside is that the package is fairly bulky/heavy and not great for travel or to carry around in a gym bag.
I really wanted to like this cleanser but unfortunately it didnít do much for my skin except for clog my pores. I wouldnít recommend this cleanser to those with combo/oily skin. I think this cleanser is more suited for normal to dry skin.
This is now my favorite part of my night time routine. I start with one pump of the cleanser and massage over my face, neck, chest, and eyes. Then I wet the muslin cloth (that comes with it) with very warm water and remove my make-up. Rinse the cloth and re-wet it and then hold it over my eyes firmly to remove my eye make-up. This does a pretty good job of removing almost everything. I do follow-up with one cotton pad soaked in Vichy Purete Thermale Cleansing Micellar to remove the last traces of waterproof mascara. I find that my skin feels nice and clean when I'm finished and I do not need a second cleanser.
I'm either going to buy or make more muslin cloths ~ I think it is the essential part that makes this cleanser so perfect.
Update: I forgot to mention that this is has a pleasant, not-overpowering scent, just fresh. The consistency is like traditional cold cream.
Yes, I will repurchase this and I already have a back-up.
Update: I quit using this in the summer. I use more serious Sunscreens and I didn't find this effective at removing them. I will resume using this in the winter.
I love this cleanser. It has a nice thick and creamy texture, with a kind of cucumberish, green tea scent. It removed my light layer of mineral makeup and blush. I purchased a few backups of this because I love it so much.