20 November 2015


The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is a firm favourite in many bloggers' skincare routines.  However, at £15.50 per bottle, it's definitely not the cheapest cleanser out there.  On the other hand, Superdrug offer their own brand Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser which is available for just £4.99!

I recently tested out both the Liz Earle and Superdrug Hot Cloth cleansers.  Read on to find out which cleanser came out on top.

Starting from the packaging, the Liz Earle cleanser is definitely more high-end and comes with a handy pump, making it easy to dispense the product.  It contains 100ml and also comes with 2 muslin clothes and a case, making it perfect for travelling.  On the other hand, the Superdrug cleanser contains 200ml of product and comes with a muslin cloth.  It comes in a squeezy tube, which although doesn't look as high end, still means it's easy to dispense and is suitable for travelling.

With regards to the actual product itself, both cleansers have a similar thick, creamy consistency.  However, whilst the Superdrug cleanser is enriched with Vitamin E, Horse Chestnut extract and a multivitamin complex, the Liz Earle cleanser contains rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil.  One of the main differences when it came to using both products is their scents.  Whilst the Superdrug cleanser has a sunblock-y smell, which reminds me of holidays and trips to the beach, the Liz Earle cleanser smells quite strongly of eucalyptus - a smell that you will either love or hate.  Other than that, both cleansers apply nicely to the skin and feel very moisturising, and both cleansers are great at removing even the most heavy makeup - including waterproof mascara.

Once the product is removed using the muslin cloth provided rinsed in hot water, my skin was left feeling well cleansed and moisturised.  However, I did find that the Superdrug cleanser left my skin feeling just a little bit more soft and moisturised than the Liz Earle cleanser did!

So which one did I prefer?  Both cleansers did pretty much the same job, and I find that hot cloth cleansers in general are a great way of removing your makeup.  However, I will definitely be repurchasing the Superdrug cleanser as it's such great value for money (and you get double the amount of product!).  I will probably still treat myself to the Liz Earle cleanser occassially, but for me the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser is the winner!

Have you tried these cleansers?  Which one is your favourite?


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