Since going cruelty free, I’m yet to find a makeup remover that beats the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. That being said, I haven’t tried all that much yet other than the Melting Cleansing Gel and the Superdrug Cleanser and Toner. I found this in Superdrug and thought I’d give it a try as it basically looks like Superdrug’s own brand of a Hot Cloth Cleanser.
The tube itself is pretty big and you get a lot more than you would from Liz Earle for the price. To compare the prices, this 200ml bottle is sold for £4.99 with a muslin cloth included. If you were to buy the Liz Earle 200ml cleanser with a muslin cloth included it would set you back by £28.00 which is 5 times the price of the superdrug version. But does the quality suffer for the price? Let’s find out…
I use this on a night to take my makeup off so already, it needs to be able to remove tough bits of mascara and eye makeup. To remove it fully, I need to cleanse my face twice with this, rather than the one time I need to with the Liz Earle C+P. This means the product won’t last as long, therefore in relation to the usage, it would actually cost £10 for the same usage as the C+P if that makes sense? I also need to further remove eye makeup afterwards. I am aware you can get eye makeup removers but I prefer a product that does it all in one and this doesn’t quite cut it.
It may take more product to take off my makeup but for the price, it’s still cheaper in the long run. Let’s take a look at the ingredients to see which appear better for the skin.
This product contains Beeswax so instantly, it’s not vegan. It contains beeswax as it’s meant to be help relieve chapped skin. It also includes glycerin which which is a popular ingredient in skincare as it attracts water to the skin which aids hydration. Hops extract has toning properties and cocoa butter helps to moisturise the skin. Rosemary Extract has antioxidant properties helping to keep acne at bay. Finally, chamomile soothes the skin. alcohol
Like the C+P, this product contains bother cocoa butter and glycerine which are both great for hydrating the skin. I did however notice that this product seems to have more vitamins added in such as Vitamin A and E. However, that’s about as far as the good ingredients go therefore it’s clear to see there’s more good stuff packed into the C+P. For the money though, I still feel like product is great for the skin. This is also vegan compared to Liz Earle’s product that contains beeswax.
Overall, I still prefer the Liz Earle product however I think the Superdrug is a great affordable alternative, you just have to be prepared to double cleanse and/or use an eye makeup remover. I also feel it works better when used with touch hot water rather than luke warm water, probably hence the name HOT cloth cleanser and not luke warm cloth cleanser!
Have you ever tried a product like this before or either of the ones mentioned? I’d love to know your thoughts on it in the comments below!
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