Friday, 19 January 2018

For every budget - Hot Cloth Cleansers

Last Summer I wrote a post called 'for every budget - facial mists' and intended to make a series of this kind of posts but for some reason it didn't happen. But I'm bringing the series back and hope to make it a regular feature on my blog. Today we're talking Hot Cloth Cleansers. These are cream facial cleansers which are are recommended to be massaged over the skin and then removed with warm, wet face cloth, usually provided with the cleanser, for a gentle daily exfoliation. They can be used to remove your makeup, as a second cleanse or your morning cleanser. I much prefer to remove my makeup with oil based cleansers so any kind of cream cleansers are my choice for a second or morning cleanse.
All the three hot cloth cleansers I am talking about in today's post are very nice and quite comparable so it really depends on the person's budget and personal preferences to pick one over the other. I am enjoying using all of them equally. If you look at the ingredients list of them all the few first ones are almost the same and the main differences are in the additional extracts making up for a different sensory experience (the kind of scent they have) and additional benefits to the skin.
All three cleansers are gentle on the skin, leave it feeling clean yet not stripped from moisture.
 
Superdrug Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser, No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Clth Cleanser

Superdrug Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser, 150ml, £5.99
Buy here: Superdrug

Ingredients:
Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Betaine, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Actinidia Chinensis Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Morus Nigra Leaf Extract, Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Edta, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid.
 
The most affordable option, but not in any way worse then the others, is this offering from Superdrug. It comes in a tube which helps you to control the amount of product you dispense and with a small face cloth. I find the scent of this cleanser very pleasantly refreshing and relaxing, it cleanses my skin thoroughly leaving it soft and hydrated. The addition of fruit extracts helps to brighten the skin making it look more radiant although, to be honest, I rely on serums, face masks and other skincare products to improve my skin's appearance but it's good to see some good skincare ingredients included in cleansers as well.

Superdrug Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser, No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Clth Cleanser

Superdrug Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser, No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Clth Cleanser
From left: Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser, No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser, Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser
 
No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser, 200ml, £10
Buy here: Boots

Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tribehenin, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Methylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Dipropylene Glycol, Ethylparaben, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Hydroxide.
 
This No7 offering comes in a big 200ml bottle with a pump and a face cloth for gentle exfoliation. It's the least 'fancy' when looking at the ingredients list but it still does a really good job at gently cleansing the skin leaving it soothed, soft and hydrated. It has a very calming, spa-like scent which helps me to relax after a long day during my evening skincare routine.
 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Cloth Cleanser, 100ml, £14.50

Ingredients:
Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetyl esters, Cera alba (beeswax), Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan stearate, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, Propylene glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Sorbitol, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Citric acid, Sodium hydroxide.

Last but certainly not least is this cult product by Liz Earle, it comes in a pretty bottle with a pump and face muslins. This rich, luxurious cream gently cleanses the skin while nourishing it thanks to Cocoa Butter and Beeswax and soothed, toned and purified thanks to Rosemary, Chamomile and Eucalyptus Extracts. I love how refreshing and invigorating it feels on the skin due to Eucalyptus Leaf Oil so often reach for it in the morning. The brand brings out regularly limited editions of the Cleanse & Polish, at the moment there is Rose & Lavender one which sounds super relaxing.
 
 
Do you use Hot Cloth Cleansers? Which one is your favourite?
 
 
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