Thursday 14 April 2011

Boots No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser - A Feasible Alternative To Liz Earle?

As you'll all probably know one of my most repurchased and much loved products has to be Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - I love the stuff  - Before I started using it my skin wasn't that great I was prone to blackheads and lots of congestion over the years my beloved C + P has really helped make my skin feel super clean (click here to see a rave and demo vid  - a full product rave post to come). Since I've found my Holy Grail cleanser and make up remover I've always been loathed to try anything else but Project 10 Pan meant I couldn't by make up so I had to find a use in my tiny local Boots for my £5 No7 and Ruby and Millie voucher. I'd tried a few No7 skin products before but I decided to try something new - The No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser. I've been using this for a few months now so I thought I'd let you know how I've been getting on with it.

Designed to increase radiance and leave your skin super clean - this cleanser works on the same principle as Cleanse and Polish, cleansing your skin whilst gently exfoliating with the muslin cloth. The cleanser comes boxed with a muslin cloth and is packaged in a 200ml pump action dispenser

I have to say I love pump action dispensers like this one not only do they keep the product airtight and are therefore more hygienic but they also dispense the perfect amount of product so there is less wastage. I particularly love this pump because you can see exactly how much product you have left

The texture of the product is perhaps a bit looser than Cleanse and Polish and it has a much creamier texture. It has a subtle fresh smell that's is pleasant but not as invigorating as the Eucalyptus scent of Cleanse and Polish

To use the product I spread it gently all over my dry face, I then wet the muslin cloth in warm water and removed the cleanser in circular motions. To use it on my eye area put a tiny little bit of cleanser or my eyelid and gently massaged it in and then I gently removed it with the dampened. I found the Boots No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser to be a super effective cleanser and make up remover - believe me it took everything off including eye make up without the skin feeling uncomfortable and taut. After rinsing my skin was left super smooth and soft, and very clean. I did find I needed to use a pump or so more of this to get everything off but for the price for the Boots product is certainly comparable at £9 for 200ml compared to £11.75 for 100ml of Cleanse and Polish.

I have to say for me this product is a feasible alternative to Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - it does exactly what it claims too and my skin certainly likes it - I haven't had a proper spot since I started using this! (until this morning that is typical) It hasn't quite shifted Cleanse and Polish as my Holy Grail cleanser - I will do a product rave post for you at some point to show you why I love it so much but it's certainly up there and  I now know what I will be spending all of those No7 £5 vouchers on :). Guess what I spent the last one I had on, yes a back up of this;)Any questions please ask x. The Boots No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser retails at £9.00 for 200ml of product and 1 muslin cloth.


  1. Unfortunately Liz Earle's Hot Cloth cleanser broke me out but I'm thinking of trying out the No7 one :P

    What can I say, I'm a skincare junkie and need to try EVERYTHING!

    Nice review :)


  2. @Miss A - the Liz Earle cleanser actually borke me out for the first month but it was fine after that - I actually emailed customer services and they said that it sometimes does that in the first month or so becuase its clearing your skin - I persevered and it was fine after that - this is a good alternative tho even more so when the Boots vouchers are about

  3. i was thinking of buying this one but than i skipped the i will definitely try this out.

  4. This is such a good cleanser, between the 2 I still prefer the Liz Earle one, but I like that the No 7 one is more easily available and cheaper as well x


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