The Cleanse & Polish was one of the first products to launch with Liz Earle, it's the brand original with a unique formulation and trademarked two step process which helped push Liz Earle to the forefront of the botanical facial skincare industry.
PRICE: 100ml Starter Kit (featured) RRP £13.75 including one cloth. The product is available in many sizes and bundles, as a tube or a pump, which can be found here.
AVAILABILITY: Liz Earle online and in store and selected John Lewis stores.
CLAIMS: 'Cleanses and gently exfoliates for smoother, clearer skin' - product packaging (pictured).
PRODUCT: Once again the packaging follows the classic Liz Earle pale green shade with inclusive zip bag for easy transportation and storage; continually similar packaging sets your Liz Earle routine products aside from everything else where ever you store the products. The pump is simple to use and dispenses the right amount of product for one full-face application, this is really helpful for making your Cleanse & Polish last a long time.
I use the cleanser by washing my face with warm water, gently massing the product over the face and wiping away with a warm soaked cloth; if I've got some extra time I lay the cloth over my face while the product is applied and enjoy the wonderful and relaxing floral scent. This is the 'cleanse and polish' routine which can be interpreted in many ways, I know Corrie likes to use hers in the shower! I like how adaptable this routine is for the customer, you can make it work for your lifestyle whether its busy and hectic or paced and quiet.
Once the product is washed away and my face is patted dry I can really see results, my skin looks fresh and bright with a super soft touch. Used daily this cleanser helps to maintain the soft-skin feeling and removes makeup (even waterproof mascara) in an instant. I wouldn't say the exfoliation is noticeable because I still had some dry areas after use, but the sole purpose of this product is to cleanse rather than exfoliate and the skin does feel significantly smoother.
The only downside to this product is that it brought my skin out in two or three spots after the first few uses, this didn't become an issue as on the fifth use the problem had reduced, though I have to say I'm a little disappointed that the product didn't help to clear my skin from the first use considering the claims. I therefore would not recommend this product for customers suffering from severe acne with sensitive skin.
RATING: 9/10 - The product is easy to use, smells delicious and fits well into a skincare routine but did bring my skin out in spots during the first few uses.
For more about the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, click here.