Just over a year ago I received my first ever Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, which was to become a much loved staple in my bathroom cabinet. In my opinion this is a miracle worker, and while I know many people feel it broke them out I think it has actually solved a whole lot of blemish issues for me.
About a month ago, just after moving house I ran out, and as I'm a little short on funds for skincare at the moment I decided to bite the bullet and try out a cheaper alternative for Cleanse & Polish.
That alternative being No7's Hot Cloth Cleanser.
Now I'll tell the truth here, I was quite wary about trying this as I've had reactions to No7 skincare before, but luckily enough I haven't had a reaction to this.
The actual product is very similar to Cleanse & Polish, a thick, creamy lotion you massage into your skin then wipe off with a muslin cloth that is supplied.
The actual cream though has a completely different scent to C&P, it's a creamy smell and nowhere near as pleasant in my opinion as C&P. The supplied muslin cloth is also much thinner and scratchier than the one supplied with C&P, although it does the job I think with enough usage it could actually damage your skin rather than gently exfoliate it.
Also, once I wipe the cream off with the cloth, instead of having a face clear of product I can still feel a layer of cleanser on my skin which needs rinsing again. I never had that sensation with C&P.
Over all I definitely prefer Liz Earles Cleanse & Polish to No7's Hot Cloth Cleanser, I think you get what you pay for. For me No7 has done well in a pinch, but I will be buying more C&P as soon as I can afford it, I prefer the smell, the feel, the clothes and the fact my face is perfectly clean once I've wiped it all off.
But if you are not as fussy as me then No7's Hot Cloth Cleanser is a good purchase to make.
No7 is £10.00 for 200ml and Liz Earles C&P is £24.00 for the same amount.