Liz Earle • Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Unfortunately I didn't have much luck with this cleanser. Using this in conjunction with the muslin cloths wasn't particularly a good idea for my acne prone skin, it was counteractive, and irritated my spots even more. Once I took the cloth aspect out of it I noticed I started developing more congestion around my cheeks, my skin looked tried and dull. I love how moisturizing this cleanser is, it cleanses gently without stripping or drying out the skin, unfortunately it seems too moisturizing for my skin to use alone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely love this stuff!!! I'm quite surprised it only has a rating of 3.8.
I have used this for two years now and am completely addicted to it. When I use this my skin is left feeling clean, fresh and soft (down to the chamomile and cocoa butter I suspect). This is a cream which has a thick, luxurious texture and is applied to dry skin. It's very gentle and contains nothing harsh e.g. alcohol or sulfates (hence it doesn't lather). For such a soft cleanser this does a very good job of removing makeup, even heavy. However, I tend to remove makeup with wipes prior to using this to get the full cleansing benefits (FYI my skin type is combo).
I love using the muslin cloths with my cleanse and polish but I've recently started using it with my clarisonic. I massage it well into dry skin, wet my clarisonic a little so it glides more easily and then cleanse away! Finally I rinse what's left off my face and follow with my Instant Boost Tonic which is also super. Quick tip!!! When washing your cloths avoid using fabric softener which makes them too soft. This keeps them nice and firm which works better to exfoliate the skin.
I definitely prefer the 200ml tube over the 100ml airless pump. When the tube appears empty I cut the top open to reveal another 3 days supply which is why I think the pump is wasteful.
For those who feel their skin is not clean, perhaps they are not rinsing the muslin cloths well enough, therefore just smearing the cleanser around their face instead of removing it altogether.
Overall, I highly recommend this cleanser, you should give it go!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this like a lot of people because of the hype and I was starting to get into skincare just recently. So I thought this would be a great beginning for restarting my usual skin care with the cleansing part.
The cleanser is okay, it does no wonders for my skin, I can only use it on night times, when I use it morning and evening I have the feeling it is too heavy for my skin type (combo).
The part I like most about it is actually the cloth, therefore I will not buy it again, as it does nothing more as some other cheaper cleansers I have. But I will think about purchasing the toner that was given away with it as a sample.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
What a shame! After all the hype surrounding this product, I have finished a bottle and feel rather underwhelmed.
There is nothing majorly wrong with the product - it smells okay, the packaging is simple and sophisticated, the pump works well and gives the right amount of cleanser for each cleanse BUT...the cleanser I feel just doesn't really clean!
Everyone says this is perfect for removing make up, but I look for a cleanser to cleanse my face really well in the morning when my make up is already off from the night before. This just doesn't feel it's really getting into my pores and even though it leaves my skin soft and not tight like other cleansers, it just doesn't make it feel very clean.
This cleansing balm should be rubbed into dry skin before being rinsed off with a hot cloth. I found this way of cleaning quite strange as I like to wet my face with water first and really lather a product onto my face. Perhaps the way this is to be used is the reason I never feel really clean afterwards.
I did use this to clean off my make up one night. It was very gentle on my eyes but I really didn't feel it cleaned any better than any other cleansing make up remover creams. And my mascara was left a big smudged over my face rather than wiped off nicely by a cream and cotton pad.
Overall, this is harmless! But it's not something I would bother purchasing again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my staple face cleanser. Before I would have to run from the bathroom after using cleansing wash to get some moisuriser on my face before it cracked but this cleanser leaves my skin clean and soft. To get the best out of it you need to massage it in for a minute - this lifts the dirt out. As for the "polish" with the cloth, it gets the cleanser off but I can't see any exfoliation happening TBH. You can take your eye makeup off with it but I dont like the feeling of creamy cleanser in my eyes. My only complaint is that the coco butter in it can coat your sink and eventually block it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My skin is acne prone, but also extremely dry in areas and prone to eczema. I have been struggling for years to find a facewash that adequately fights my acne without irritating my eczema and this is the only facewash that achieves this. My skin feels clean but not too dry and my acne has been at bay ever since I started using it, my eczema has cleared up too.
This facewash has to be used with hot water and must be used with a washcloth to get the full effect, If I am wearing heavy eye make-up after a night out I will use an eye make up remover prior to this but it gets off my regular day make up fine including w/proof mascara.
I cannot recommend this enough especially for people with sensitive skin as like I said it is the only product that has not flared up my facial eczema.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love the cleanse and hot cloth combination/idea and Liz Earle has always been good on my skin however I'm not bowled over by it. You could use the muslin cloths with any cleansing wash and I'm sorry to say they've lost my custom simply because when ordering on line it takes 5-6 days to arrive and costs £3.50 postage. If you want regular 1st class (which I think should be standard) it costs £5. There are very few places that sell this without parking in the town centre and incurring the same car parking charges so unfortunately I'm not using this anymore.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Everytime I use this, I love it and my skin looks nice, but once it's finished I never seem to buy it again...probably because my skin seems fine, and I can't justify spending so much on a cleanser. I have been having such trouble with cystic acne all year though, and this seems to be working. My skin is clearer, feels great after I use this product, and there's no irritation or dryness, and I generally just trust it.
I've decided that I'd rather spend alot of money keeping my skin clear, rather than spending loads on mask-like makeup. (I think nothing of spending £15-£20 on foundation, but balk at more than a tenner on cleanser) Going to keep it up this time!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I used this cleanser about a year and a half ago and loved it, however, I decided to buy the rest of the range and found that I kept getting these large spots under the skin in my chin area. Spots in that area are supposed to be linked with hormones so I kept using all of the products in the hope my hormones would settle down. After a good 8 months of using all the products and getting fed up with the state my skin was in I went back to my usual face care range (Clarins) and not long after my "hormonal" spots disappeared. Just recently I decided to give the hot cloth cleanser another go (thinking it could have been the moisturiser that was causing the spots) as I felt the skin on my cheeks was getting small dry patches and thought the Liz Earle cleanser might rectify that. It absolutely did and it has also given me back my "hormonal" spots :-( . I am so disappointed as the cleanser is superb at taking off makeup, doesn't make your skin feel tight after cleansing and makes your skin feel really clean - unfortunately my skin just doesn't like it. Now on the hunt for another hot cloth system (not Eve Lom - sounds like the spot issue may occur again and I'm not taking a Â£50 risk just in case it doesn't!).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Read so much about this product and how amazing it was and was so excited to use this product when I bought it. But to my disappointment my skin came up in a rash and developed very dry skin (having perfect skin previously) It just so happens my skin just didnt get on with it and I am so sad that is the case! Luckily they have a money back guarantee so I took it back and showed what happened and they refunded me. Loved the smell and packaging though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love this cleanser. Great for taking off eye makeup at the same time at facial - before I would end up removing eye makeup first but no need with this cleanser. I do wonder whether part of its success is the muslin cloth though. I'm going to try less expensive cleansers with a muslin cloth and see if they work any better. Overall though - great product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I thought I would try this product as one of my friends suggested it, and I'm so glad she did! It takes of all my makeup, and it's fine to rub into the eye area, without stinging. The cloth is beautiful, and really helps to give that fresh glow to the skin when removing the product. The best thing about this product is it cleared my skin! I had a really bad reaction to a foundation, I had a bad breakout for months, and the this product cleared my skin! So now my skin is back to normal, and liz Earle had gain another fan. If you not sure about it, go to a free standing store and get a sample with a cloth for £5.50 or something like that. Try it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
After years on antibiotics, dianette, Panoxyl, sulphur tablets etc I began using dermalogica dermal clay which was amazing at clearing up my skin and soaking up excess oil but after about four years of use it began to be too harsh for my skin and was drying it out and irritating my eye area. I had heard one pal rave about liz Earle and had seen positive reviews about it in mags so made an online order. Got two free samples which was nice as liz Earle stuff always smells gorgeous. I used the cleanser and the very next day was told my skin was glowing by a work colleague. It is a treat to apply and rub off with the muslin cloth, just enough exfoliation and not too rough. Skin feels clean and calm, not irritated or tight. I have been using this for five years now and my skin is the best it has ever been. I have on occasion attempted to use a different cleanser but this always results in a flare up. I totally endorse this product but everyone is different and it may work on some skins better than others. I don't believe any cleanser can completely help to clear up skin as think a lot of other factors come into play but this is the best at cleaning, clearing, calming and caring for skin that I have tried. The pump bottle is a bit wasteful and I prefer the tube.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is, quite undoubtably, my all time HG cleanser. I have tried many cleansers and this one just knocks every single one of them out of the way! I came to discover it from several recommendations from friends, because I have never really used Liz Earle before. I quite like the cleanser and cloth technique, it makes me feel as though its getting a thorough, deep clean at the beginning and end of every day. It has a thick, creamy texture and literally takes away every scrap of make up, even the most stubborn of waterproof mascara. I used to spend forever scrubbing away at my lashes because I had been unable to find a cleanser that managed to get it completely off, but with cleanse and polish it is a complete breeze. I have quite dry skin, so also noticed that this product is quite moisturising, doesn't break me out and makes my skin look altogether healthier. It is a little more expensive than your average cleanser, but I think the pice is more than justified when you get results as good as what you do. Would definitely recommend and buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I honestly don't understand the hype. I like the product and the cloth technique but it doesn't wow me.
When I bought it (in summer) I didn't like the buttery texture but I find that it works a lot better during winter when my skin turns from combination-oily to dry. It feels moisturising and doesn't strip the oil out of my face but leave it quite clean.
I do like the subtle fragrance of it and although it does a poor job with my waterproof mascara it doesn't irritate at all my skin or eyes.
I think I might try other Liz Earle products but I wound't repurchase as I'm sure I can find something similar and cheaper. Having said that I don't think the product is expensive as it lasts a while and the packaging is quite nice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was unsure a product like this would work for my acne prone skin, I'd seen how rich this looked on TV and that initially put me off.
However I took a chance as my skin was looking pretty bad at the time so it couldn't of got much worse and my natural olive soap was drying me out.
After using this I really like this product, it doesn't dry out my skin, it removes all makeup and generally the condition of my skin looks much healthier and smoother.
I luckily don't seem to get breakouts from this product but I do make sure that when finished removing with the cloth that I rinse my face well to remove any last trace of product.
Despite the mild exfoliation with the cloth this does nothing for my blackheads which is a shame but didn't quite expect it to.
Pros: Doesn't dry out skin, Seems to help with skin texture slightly
Cons: Slightly expensive, can't see how much product is left in the bottle, does nothing for blackheads
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am only writing this review as I scanned makeup alley often for advice on what other acne sufferers said helped them, and I would like to advise others.
Since using this product (along with the toner and moisturiser in the Liz Earle range) my skin has got a lot better. Before using it I was waking up daily with a huge spot and was worried I would have to go back on Roaccutane which I took when my acne got really severe around 4 years ago.
This might not work for everyone, but it has really helped my skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Words cannot describe how much I love this cleanser! I suffer from very dry skin, especially in the winter months so I decided to treat myself to this Christmas time and I haven't looked back or regretted it for a second! My skin is definitely looking and feeling healthier since I've used this. After I've used it my skin feels so fresh and so relaxed - as bizzarre as that sounds. My only negative is the fact that it only comes with two muslin cloths, so after a day I have to use flannels until I've put a wash through. I love the idea of the muslin cloths but I don't really want to go out and buy more. I would 100% recommend this to anyone particularly those with dry skin. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I didn't like this when i first bought it but I realize it's an excellent cleanser in the colder weather when my skin is dryer and needs to keep its moisture. I have combo skin that only really gets dry in the winter.
In my LE order I also bought the oil which wasn't as good for my skin and definitely broke me out but once I tried this again in the colder weather i was VERY happy with it. It doesn't dry out my skin like my usual cetaphil. I've been using cetaphil exclusively for the last couple of years. Cleanse and Polish is the first I've deviated. One 200ml tube has lasted me a quite a long time. Will likely buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use more so as a make up remover rather than a cleanser simply because it removes EVERYTHING! There is not one tiny little trace of makeup at all left on my face after I cleanse with .
I don't use it just as a cleanser because i like having lots of water and cleansers that lather up or have exfoliating beads on my face.
I don't bother with the Liz Earl muslin cloths because you can purchase a 10 pack of muslin cloths from a local supermarket for cheaper.