Over the past year, I’ve become an avid fan of hot cloth cleansers. I don’t think I can ever go back to removing makeup AND cleaning my face with one wash off gel cleanser. I just couldn’t! These are the cleansers I have in my stash currently, so I wanted to pull together my thoughts on them all for you.
I did a comparison post previously here of this and the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I really like the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser as it’s very similar to the LE cleanser and better value. If you’re unsure about hot cloth cleansers and want to try one out, try this (especially when Boots has the £5 off vouchers!). It’s less creamy than the LE, but removes all the makeup and doesn’t strip your skin. It smells lovely too!
This was my first hot cloth cleanser and it truly wowed me. I have a full review here. I had heard a lot about LE Cleanse & Polish and decided to give it a go. I’m glad I did! It has a really creamy almost balmy texture and melted every scrap of makeup from my face. It set a benchmark for other hot cloth cleansers for me. It’s suitable for all skin types in my opinion. The only thing about this cleanser is the price point, £14.75 for 100ml pump with a muslin cloth that I don’t even use (I use Primark face cloths)!
This is the newest addition to my stash from a great UK brand, Bee Good, with honey and propolis as its active ingredients (full review here). They don’t test on animals and the cleanser doesn’t contain any synthetic colours, mineral oil, silicone, SLS and SLES or parabens. It also comes with a muslin cloth. The formula again is really creamy and really breaks down my makeup. I really like the refreshing fragrance and it almost instantly serves as sign of it being the end of the day for me. It’s suitable for everyone but if you specifically want to know what’s in your skincare and want animal-cruelty free products – this is for you!
This was a great find for me. I’m always sceptical of skincare from the shop’s own brand as I feel like they won’t do much. But this definitely changed my mind. You’ll see in my full review here that I found it to be quite similar to the Liz Earle C&P; it’s not a dupe, but definitely a good budget alternative. My only issue with this was the strong scent; it wasn’t bad, but just a bit much. If you’re okay with that, then this is an excellent budget hot cloth cleanser!
All the cleansers I mentioned, I enjoyed using. I’d probably repurchase them again at some point (once I’m done with the four I’m rotating now *face palm*!). This was more for hot cloth cleanser novices, who wants options for which products to try. There’s a good range of budget and high-end for you to pick from!
What’s your favourite cleanser? Have you tried any of the hot cloth cleansers from my stash? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!