Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

I confessed in my last skin care post that I’m always tempted by skincare products, even though I know that I should just stick to what I know works for me – but I can’t help it! 

I’ve been wanting to try Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth Cleanser for a long time now and I managed to get my hands on some last month, complete with two muslin clothes.  I’d heard so many good things about their number one product and I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself.  First things first – when you order from Liz Earle’s site, the package comes beautifully wrapped, it felt like Christmas when I opened it – they definitely know how to impress and treat their customers and they give fantastic customer service which I’m always looking for when I shop.


How you use it – The cleanser is very simple to use, but effective.  You rub the cleanser into dry skin in circular motions, then use the muslin cloth, wet, in circular motions to remove the cleanser and to gently exfoliate.  The muslin cloth is gentle enough for every day use and makes it quite fun to cleanse, instead of just using a flannel or your hands to remove the product.

The cleanser itself is lovely.  I adore the smell and its made me fall in love with Eucalyptus essential oil all over again.  The product smells like a Greek steam room, it really opens my airways when I rub this in and I feel like its doing wonders for my skin.  The formula is lovely and creamy and the pump gives you the perfect amount of product for your whole face (you may need to use more if your taking eye makeup off).

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How it affected my skin – Straight after I use this product, my skin feels so soft – this must be down to the combination of the muslin cloth and the moisturizing ingredients in the cleanser.  You all know that I have extremely acne prone skin and any change in my skincare regime gives me spots.  I gained a few pimples (three tiny ones to be precise) after four days of using this, but I wasn’t too bothered.  I let them settle down for a few days and then started using the product again and my skin has been fine ever since!  On some days I just use this to take my eye makeup off as I’m worried about getting spots but its been alright so far!  This takes eye makeup off okay – bearing in mind I wear a lot of mascara and dark eyeliner and shadow, its takes about 2 1/2 pumps to take the makeup off both eyes, and I use the cloth very gently to remove it from around the eye area after.

What I think – This is a lovely luxury product and I’m surprised it hasn’t irritated my skin more.  The smell is amazing, the packaging is lovely and mature and it leaves my skin feeling soft and cleansed.  I also love that you get a little zip-up regime bag to keep the muslin clothes and cleanser in for when you’re travelling (with the starter kit).  The cleanser itself is £11.50, which is more expensive than any other cleanser I’ve tried, but I’d repurchase this as a luxurious treat for myself.

Does anyone else use this cleanser? Do you use a muslin cloth with your facial products?

I’ve also started using a Sebamed cleansing bar which I will do a post on soon!



  1. November 21, 2010 / 8:16 pm

    I got a 30ml sample with a muslin cloth to try it out at home and I must say that I am really impressed. I used to use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser and Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleanser. I liked both but compared to Liz Earle those are much more expensive and I couldn't remove my eye make up with those cleansers.
    I'm definitely gonna buy a full size version of the cleanser soon!

  2. November 21, 2010 / 9:16 pm

    i don't use a muslin cloth but i use a buffing sponge from the body shop and i love it – it makes my face super soft and smooth.

    i've been wanting to try this cleanser for a while and it's awesome to see another good review of it 🙂

  3. November 22, 2010 / 8:10 pm

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  4. November 22, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    Hi Katie! I havent tried the Liz Earle (yet), although every time I walk past John Lewis it stares at me. I've tried the Soap and Glory Hot cloth pore cleanser, the product itself is great, it warms up on your face as you rub it in and takes off make up quite easily! However the cloth it comes with is quite raggedy and harsh on the skin , retails for about 9.99. Im trying the Eve Lom cleanser now, which is ridiculously expensive! 🙂

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  6. September 9, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    I used to use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser and Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleanser. Im trying the Eve Lom cleanser now, which is ridiculously expensive! 🙂

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