Monday, 18 March 2013

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser

After realising how much I was spending on my beloved Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish I decided I needed to find cheaper alternatives and so I bought the No7 version to see how this compared. The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish was actually the first product I reviewed and the post can be read here 

I had high hopes for this, probably too high to be honest and I was disappointed. No7 as a brand at the moment seems to be disappointing me a lot at the moment. It always used to be a brand I could rely on but the products at the moment don't seem to be quite what I want. I expected this to be similar to the Liz Earle however I actually think that Super Facialist Rose Cleanser is a lot more comparable.

This isn't a terrible product just a lot more basic than I expected, there is no real scent to this which after the Liz Earle and Super Facialist is a let down, although to some this may be a positive. The texture of this is also different thinner and slightly more I want to say oily or greasy but I guess it is just different. 

I have used occasionally over the eyes and although it isn't as good as the Liz Earle at removing mascara it does a decent job. I do find myself cleansing once on dry skin and then after removing with a damp flannel massaging a bit more into my skin just to make sure every last trace of foundation etc is gone.

Something that I do like more is the packaging, I have no real issues with Liz Earle's packaging although it would be nice to see how much product you have left, however the packaging for the Super Facialist cleanser drove me insane. It is just me that hates the squeezable bottles which spring back to life after every use. How the devil are you meant to use all the product without cutting into it and scooping it out? This on the other hand this is clear and has one of those clever pumps which pushes the bottom and therefore the product up so that you can every last drop. In today's economy I don't understand why brands aren't trying to do more so that consumers aren't wasting loads of product.

Rant about packaging over, I do think that this is a good basic cleanser. I was disappointed that this isn't more of a dupe for the old cleanse and polish and I do prefer the Super Facialist Rose Hydrating Cleanser over this but with a No7 £5 off voucher (which I believe are valid until March 30th) 200ml is only £4.95.

If anyone has a No7 £5 off voucher I would recommend giving this a go especially if you don't like heavily scented face products. 

You can pick this up from boots.com for £9.95 for 200ml, I got the 50ml size in a reduced gift set after Christmas.