Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Battle of the Cleansers Part 2

Sorry It's been so long since Battle of the Cleansers: Part 1 but I'm finally here with part 2, 3 more cleansers took a while to test!

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser-

Claims: 'A rich, concentrated cream that gently removes daily grime and make up, even stubborn mascara, to leave skin clear, smooth and exceptionally clean. Used with the pure muslin cloth it lifts away dead skin cells, revealing fresh, radiant skin.'
Smell: herby! It has eucalyptus, rosemary and chamomile but I smell tea tree and some lavender, either way I like it more than I thought.
Use: so luxurious! The thick cream feels like it'd doing my skin good and massages make up off well. The whole use feel superior to other to other cheaper cleansers. I find that the muslin cloth actually gets less mucky, it rinses well as if the cleanser is melting the make up away. Skin left feeling soft and clean after using the Instant Boost Skin Tonic too.
Price: £8.50- £26.25 from for variety of sizes and starter packs with muslin cloths.
Overall: 9/10
Perk: Starter pack comes with muslin cloths which are a nice texture and work to exfoliate the skin so no face scrub needed!
Thanks to Liz Earle for the cleanser, I received this in my #NottsBBMeet goody bag.

Soap&Glory Peaches and Clean 4-in-1 Wash Off Deep Cleansing Milk-

Claims: 'Special clogged T-zone formula, skin soothing peach extract, jojaba oil skin softener, Detoxyboost to help purify and deep clean and Poreshrink  for fresher, clearer, brighter complextion'
Smell: It reminded me of toilet air freshener, It wasn't unpleasant but a false peach smell.
Use: Pretty good, I liked using this. It removed make up well and spread well as it was a runny 'milk' consistency. I wouldn't say it 'melted' make up away as the muslin cloth was left pretty filthy, although it did remove it. I can't say I felt any benefits in terms of breaking out and still ended up using a separate face scrub. Unfortunately, this wasn't brilliant for use on the eyes as it did make them sting occasionally, but it was bearable. This did leave my skin feeling really soft though, maybe even softer than Liz Earle Cleanse &Polish.
Price: £7.00 from Soap & Glory
Overall: 7/10
Packaging: The pump on my bottle broke so I've had to waste the last of the product because I can no longer use it conveniently.

Body Shop Cucumber cleansing milk-

Claims: 'feel as good as a cucumber with a cleanser hat refreshes and lightly moisturises.'
Smell: I quite like the smell of cucumber, It's fresh and doesn't linger.
Use: Again, my skin felt clean and soft after using this. The milky texture was easy to use to remove make up, it stung a little on the eyes but was bearable. A simple product that works as a cleanser and does what it claims, good value for money too.
Price: Not available anymore but Body shop cleansers available here from £3-£10. I got this in the January sales for £2!
Overall: 8/10

So my clear favourite is the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish for it's gentle-ness and the luxury of using it. However, there are lots of cheaper alternatives that are good value.

What's your favourite cleanser?


  1. I use the Liz Earle one, and I agree with you - it feels so luxurious, it feels like my face is getting a massage every time I use it!

    Sophie xo | thatswhatsophiesaid

  2. I'm still on the hunt for my perfect cleanser. I've tried the Liz Earle and it broke me out for some reason :( And Peaches and clean didn't remove all of my make up, it was good as a face mask though

    Stacey x

  3. Thank you Sammy for this detailed review, it was so useful! Liz Earle saved on my wish list!
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