Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A Facial Cleansing Mishap: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Last week I tried a new-to-me cleanser, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. This award-winning, plant-based product has been catching my eye for quite a while, and I thought it would be a cheaper alternative to my beloved Eve Lom Cleanser (see review). Wrong.
Similar to the Eve Lom product, Cleanse & Polish is a two-phase facial cleanser that pairs cleansing with a muslin cloth exfoliation. However, this is the only similarity.
First, Cleanse & Polish is more of a cream-based cleanser and Eve Lom Cleanser is oil-based product, my personal preference. Second, Cleanse & Polish wreaks heavily of eucalyptus oil, which irritated my eyes. Therefore, I had to avoid using near my eyes and then needed a separate eye makeup remover, which was another step for me. Third, my face felt overly cleansed and I detected a few dry skin patches that I didn't have before cleansing. Fourth, I broke out on my cheeks and under-eye areas, two spots where I never get blemishes. Obviously, this product was not for me!
The good news is that is soon as I returned to my regular cleanser, the problems immediately reversed! To me, that's a clear sign that something was amiss.
What about you? If you've tried Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, I'd love to hear your story. Drop me a line in the comments box.
Purchase info: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is available online. Prices start at $24.50.