Sunday, 9 December 2012

Liz Earle vs Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser

Liz Earle vs Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish 50ml - £9.00 // Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser 150ml £5.99 RRP
 Hi everyone, hope you're ok. It seems I'm not as active on the internet as much as I used to be these days. Life just gets in the way sometimes and I wish I knew how people tweet and blog several times a day! I've had a bit of bad news this week and my Boyfriend came home so naturally, I'd much prefer to spend time at home with him and family when possible rather than on the internet. That being said, I've still got a busy few more weeks especially coming up to Christmas! I've got lots to blog about, but I've not had chance to be able to photograph the products which makes things awkward so bear with me.

Today I wanted to do a little comparison blog post about the famous Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish vs Superdrug Naturally Radiant range Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser (shortened to HCC for this post). I adore both products, but want to go into detail with both. Let's start with the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.

Liz Earle Cleanse and polish review

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is the first out of the two products mentioned that I have tried. I bought it after reading 100s of reviews but decided to go for the 50ml kit including the muslin cloth, just to give it a go. I think 50ml is more than enough to know whether you like something and I use a lot of product for most things, unintentionally obviously so I could have done with a bigger bottle. I'll just throw this straight out there, I don't believe the winning formula is the product itself, after trying quite a few hot cloth cleansers I haven't seen much of a difference. The muslin cloth that Liz Earle provide is far better than any other I've ever tried. Unfortunately all my muslin cloths are completely filthy so not quite photographable, but you get the idea.

Liz Earle C+P (let's shorten for my hands sake!) is a lot creamier than the Superdrug HCC but I really dislike the scent. I know it's easy to say just hold your nose for a couple of minutes and I do, I just prefer the Superdrug HCC scent. The C+P gets rid of every single bit of makeup before using the muslin involved, unless it's a special occasion and I wear more makeup. I have near enough stopped using Bioderma for the most parts now just because it never helped my skin, whereas this actually feels creamier therefore shouldn't dry it out as much.

With the C+P I usually use about 2-3 pumps worth and completely massage it into my face before using the muslin cloth. This is just purely personal preference as I just prefer to get rid of the dirt with water before using the cloth. With both products I find it easier to use whilst in the bath or shower. The Superdrug HCC doesn't have a pump so I find myself using more than I need to which means I waste a lot but the last 2 tubes I've gone through, Superdrug have had it on offer for £2.99 both times so it's quite a bargain compared to Liz Earle's 50ml starter kit retailing at £9.00.

superdrug naturally radiant hot cloth cleanser

I think Superdrug's "brightening" claim isn't quite true in my case though. It definitely hasn't made my skin look or feel any brighter but I haven't had any break outs, so that's a good sign at least.

Overall I like both products, but both for different reasons. It feels a lot more luxurious to use the Liz Earle C+P but that's purely down to packaging. I would happily buy both products again and will watch out for the Superdrug HCC being on offer for £2.99 - bargain! As always, all clickable links are on the first picture :)

Have you tried either of the hot cloth cleansers? Which do you prefer?

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  1. I'm a huge Liz Earle C&P fan but am always on the look out for a cheaper alternative. Thanks for this post! :) x

    1. No problem! Thanks for reading and commenting :) x

  2. Great review and comparison. I think a lot of hot cloth cleaners are pretty much the same, although the Liz Earle one is my favourite of the ones I've tried xo

    1. Thank you Sophia! Yeah me too, definitely x

  3. Really lovely review. I didn't know Superdrug had this! Will have to check it out :)
    Hareem x


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