After debating a lot, considering whether to try a new product (which meant spending more than £5!) and running the risk of breaking out, I finally bought Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. And I'm delighted that I did!
Not only did I receive the 100ml bottle of cleanse and polish in a lovely little reusable zip-up bag with 2 muslin clothes, the lovely people at Liz Earle included a 50ml bottle of Instant Boost Skin Tonic which is worth £5!
This product is different to any skincare product I've ever tried before, not only because it feels lovely after use but also in the way it is applied. It comes with an instruction sheet as its not just a case of slapping it on and leaving it to soak in, ohhh no no no. In my opinion the application process is a much nicer experience, much like part of a salon facial.
Firstly, it smells lovely. Not a sniff of a harsh chemical, it smells so fresh; exactly what I want to put on my skin. On reflection I'm thinking that my constant breakouts may be as a result of using crappy chemical-ridden products. Liz Earle prides herself on using natural ingredients; Cleanse and Polish contains rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus oil. Secondly, there are 2 main steps to application instead of just rubbing it in and leaving it you massage into the skin and then soak the muslin cloth in 'hand hot' water and wipe away the cream (and hopefully the skin impurities aswell!).
As far as consistancy of the product goes, its really nice and creamy... A little goes a long way I found. On the instructions it says 1-2 pumps of product, so I imagine this 100ml bottle will go a long way, even when used morning and night like the instructions say. I have to say, this product wasn't what I thought it would be (not in a bad way), I expected a fine gritty cream but only because the name has the word 'polish' in it. It was a pleasant surprise when I found it was a smooth formula!!
The Instant Boost Skin Tonic was just the icing on the cake, just a sweep over the face with a loaded cotton button et voila! My skin felt alive, instead of dull and oily like it normally does!
There has been no indication so far that this is going to make me break out, and I really hope it doesnt because I may buy the moisturiser (and more Skin Tonic) to complete the set.
I definately recommend Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish as an introduction to the brand. If you are a little weary of whether you will like it or not, you can buy a 30ml tube for £5.25