I’ve been using hot cloth cleansers for over a year now. It has made the world of difference to my oily/combination/blemish-prone skin! I rarely get spots now and my skin is always smooth. Dry patches don’t make a frequent appearance either! I don’t think I’ll ever go back to using just a face wash – I just couldn’t. My first hot cloth cleanser was the cult Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, which I loved. Then purely due to value for money, I moved on to the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser. I’ve done a comparison review of both here.
Out of curiosity, I purchased this Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser, £5.99 to see how it compared to the other two I’ve already tried. Most of the time, this cleanser is on offer, I’m pretty sure I bought it for under £3.
The cleanser is very creamy which makes it similar to the Liz Earle C&P. You can really massage this on to your skin and remove all the makeup. It removed all of my makeup effectively. Sometimes I used this without removing my eye makeup first, and it removed my eye makeup really well too. You don’t need to use a lot of product, a 20p sized blob was more than enough for me. Although the cleanser came with its own muslin cloth, but I used my Primark flannels as I find them much more satisfying.
After removing the cleanser, my skin felt hydrated. No tight, dry feeling. I really like the creamy texture, and the easy to use tube packaging. The muslin cloth isn’t really very good; I’ve kept it to remove face masks with.
If I was to compare this to the Liz Earle and No7 ones, I’d say this is closer to the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I wouldn’t call it a dupe, but it’s very similar and the texture/consistency is really nice.
My only complaint about this product would be the fragrance. It’s too fragrance-d for my liking. It’s not a horrible smell, it’s fine - just too strong. If you don’t mind that kinda thing, this is a great, great cleanser. FYI, for those who care it’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans!
If you’re looking for an affordable hot cloth cleanser that a) removes makeup b) cleanses your skin thoroughly and c) doesn't break the bank – you need to try this out!
What’s your favourite cleanser? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!