Last week a tragedy occurred. I ran out of my favourite Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. I thought I had at least one in my back up collection, however there was none. Now, I’m pretty sure you are all thinking ‘Girl, you have hundreds of cleansers, what’s the big deal?’ but it was. I have hundreds of cleansers but the one I love the most is my Liz Earle. It cleanses so well, doesn’t clog up my skin and it helps when my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, which it is at the moment. In my search, I came across a 50ml No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser.
I used the No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser over a period of two weeks, both morning and night. Its consistency is like the Liz Earle, albeit slightly runnier making one pump of product an adequate amount to cover your face and neck. Its scent reminds me of baby products, its quite light and fresh but I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what the scent is. I’ve been using No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser just like I would my Liz Earle. I don’t use it as a relaxation aid or use the muslin cloth to open pores before cleansing as per the back of the tube. It literally goes on my dry face, massaged in and then wiped off. Make up removal is good, however I haven’t tried to remove mascara with it, as I always pre cleanse due to sensitive eyes. I love the feeling of my skin after using it, its soft and feels cleansed and not clogged up. After two weeks of using it, my skin definitely got used to it as switching back to Liz Earle did cause a small breakout.
Overall, for a cheaper alternative No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser is fabulous. At £9.95 for 200ml compared to £14.75 for 100ml, it is great value for money. It looks plain and simple and is unobtrusive on a bathroom shelf. I believe the full size comes with one muslin cloth in the box and Boots are pretty good with the £5 vouchers they give out with purchase so potentially you could get this for £5! I will be purchasing a full size tube for myself as I did enjoy using it, however as soon as my 50ml ran out, I went straight back to Liz Earle. I’m not sure if this is because its like a comfort blanket or if I really can’t find anything that knocks spots off the original. Who’s to know?!