Liz Earle • Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Yabba dabba doo! This is the safest and most effective cleanser to use and it is soooo kind to your skin. If you are dry skinned just wait after you have put it on and watch the natural ingredients just soak right in, it's okay it's all moisturising based too, even though its a cleanser. If your skin is sensitive it will love it too. If your skin is oily this will cure it. The creamy consistency of this will actually dissolve oils gently, while 'deeply' cleansing the corripores! It will calm and balance all skin types, moisturise and tame the skins behaviour. I have had spot prone skin over the years and I only get them back when I stop this cleanser. It is like a vitamin pill, just keep using and take for granted, and you only notice the effects of any bad skin return when you stop. I always return to this if ever I experiment, it is a holy grail. I can understand anyone who says its effects are overrated, they are expecting bells and whistles after rave reviews, but if you just use it and just trust it for a while, it will be a loyal best friend. A delight to use EVERYTIME xx
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
Amazing! Only cleanser I've used problem free, perfect for my combo acne prone skin, neither too drying or oily. Smells lovely and leaves face feeling fresh and soft. Worth the price of you have problem skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Ah, the Cleanse and Polish. I had a love/hate relationship with this product and was debating between 2 and 3 stars. If I could give it 2.5 I would. Basically, around a year ago my skin started to get bad and nothing was working. I knew literally nothing about skin care products (my routine since high school had been to remove makeup with a makeup wipe - done) and my first way of dealing with it was to strip my skin with harsh toners and soaps to try and get clear skin.
Which didn't work. Looking back, this is not surprising. Whilst talking to my mother about my skincare woes, she basically gave me her entire Liz Earle set - the cleanser, toner, and moisturiser. Bear in mind this is the first time I had heard the phrase 'cleanse, tone, and moisturise'. I was a bit overwhelmed - twice a day, every day? Huh? It was only upon googling that I realised that everybody and their aunt knew about this 'ritual' and that we were all supposed to be doing it.
So I started to cleanse, tone, and moisturise. The cleanse and polish in particular was a treat to use and my favourite product out of the set - it has pretty coloured packaging but is durable with a handy and hygienic pump; the scent is my kind of thing - vaguely herbal and eucalyptus-y without being overpowering, although I can see why others wouldn't care for the smell; the consistency is creamy and luxurious and it felt nice rubbing it onto my skin. I used it twice a day as directed, once in the morning on clean skin, and once at night to cleanse after having removed makeup with a wipe. I started off using the muslin cloth, but as a student living in halls I did not do laundry as often as I should have (oops) and I stopped using it after a while.
Even without the muslin cloth, my skin felt and looked lovely immediately after I'd used this cleanser - my skin felt really supple and smooth and didn't feel dry or tight or tingly or irritated like it had when I'd used 'anti-blemish' cleansers or washes. The areas of my face that are sensitive and prone to allergic reactions did not flare up, and my face didn't look red afterwards which it is prone to doing after being washed.
So..why the 2 stars, you ask? Well, the lovely skin effect described above was only noticeable directly after cleansing. My skin continued to get worse and worse whilst using this product. I'm not saying this caused it, because I don't know that any one product could do that - it was probably a multitude of factors. However I feel this definitely contributed - my skin is delicate and clog-prone and I just think the cleanse and polish, whilst a lovely product, is too rich to be suited to my particular skin type.
My skin was at its worst whilst using this twice a day. I used this for the better part of a year - maybe around eight months. My skin only really started to improve when I decided that the 3-step system was clearly not working for me, and I began washing my face with just water in the morning, taking off makeup with a wipe, and then using Cleanse and Polish only a couple of times a week. When my skin improved from doing this, I decided to cut it out of my regimen altogether. I moved on to micellar cleansers which I found much better for my skin type - my skin just doesn't like being 'washed'!
Since my skin has cleared up I often think about trying this again because my mum adores it and uses it religiously, and her skin at 45 is amazing and much better than my own at 20. And so many Youtubers and bloggers rave about it and get great results. But although it didn't appear to be irritating my skin when I used it, there's no denying that whilst using this I had really bad skin with lots of spots, both the big red sore ones and the smaller ones that result from clogged pores.
I give it a 2/5, because I do like the product itself and think it is a genuinely well-formulated and good product. I think it is very reasonably priced because I used it for eight months twice a day and still didn't run out. It just isn't for me unfortunately.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
this cleanser made my skin super soft and it's just relaxing to put a nice hot cloth on my face after a long day. also i think it's a little pricy ( as i have to order it on the internet to get it to germany, 7 pounds shiping fee!!!) but absolutly worth it! the only thing i disliked so far is the fact that the cloths seem to get softer everytime i wash them..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
If you don't have acne then I'd say this is probably a wonderful product. However, I think it is wrong that the Liz Earle website recommends the hot cloth cleanse and polish as being a suitable cleanser for acne prone skin. I can only use this product and not have a complete breakout if I use acne antibiotic cream afterwards that I've been prescribed by my doctor. Without this, and when using the Liz Earle hot cloth C&P, my acne flared up and I just didn't feel this product was completely cleansing my skin.
Initially, my experience with this product was positive, my skin seemed to glow after using it and felt very hydrated. However, after a few months of using it, my acne flared up and I felt my skin was greasy after using the product. I feel that this product is not strong enough to help unblock pores in acne prone individuals.
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.