13 August 2012

No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser

I have finally got around to posting a review on the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser which I purchased back at the beginning of June. At the time I said I would do a review the following week, however, I decided this really was not long enough to get a true opinion of the product. So, here we are just over two months later where I feel I can give a honest and fair review.

I have compared it to the well known Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser in parts as it is the only other one I have used besides this. Having said that, I have only used the Liz Earle for two weeks and it was on and off, not every day.


The No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser can be purchased from Boots with the retail price of this product being £9.95, let's just call it £10. As we all know, Boots often give out £5 vouchers, I used one of these when I purchased this so it cost me just £5; I thought this was a brilliant bargain. No7 is a range which is cruelty free so this is another reason to use those £5 vouchers on something new to try.

The cleanser is aimed for all skin types, with it being hypo-allergenic. I did actually pick one of these up for somebody I know who has very sensitive skin, and they can use this no problem. For the price you receive 200ml of product which is quite a lot. I have been using this since June every day barring the week I went to Edinburgh and you can see through the packaging just how much product has been used, this will last me quite a while I feel.

The fact that you can see the product through the packaging is great, I hate not knowing how much product I have or haven't got left.

The cleanser comes with a muslin cloth which is ok quality however as I do have a muslin cloth from the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser I have to say I do prefer that one, I just feel it is much more smoother than the No7 cloth, as well as having a nice finished edge to it; it's all about the small detail!

For those who have not used a hot cloth cleanser before, the method of applying is rather simple. 

1. Place small amounts of the product onto your face whilst it is dry and then rub it in gently through circular upward motions.
2. Run the muslin cloth under warm/hot water depending on what you are comfortable with.
3. Wring out excess water and then proceed to place the cloth on your face, the heat will open up your pores and hopefully the cleanser will do its job and clean them!
4. Once relaxed, rub off the remaining cleanser on your face and then pat your face with cold water to close pores.

I have to say, I very rarely leave the muslin cloth sitting on my face, I'm a wash and go kinda gal!

The consistency of the product is quite creamy; it is very similar to the Liz Earle once out of the tube. However, the smells are different. I can't quite describe what the No7 one smells like, it is less 'natural' then the scent of Liz Earle which is what I prefer Liz Earle in terms of smell. A little product goes quite a long way with this, on application it is more of a runny cream whereas the Liz Earle one I feel is a bit thicker so you require more.

When I first started using this I was concerned that it was causing me to break out in spots, however I persevered and this settled down after a few weeks. I put it down to the cleanser cleaning my face better and removing all the impurities.

After having used this for a while now I can say that I do quite like it. For your money you get a lot of product, even paying full price without the voucher I still feel like you get your money’s worth. I like No7, I'm not a fan of everything they do, and I feel you need find goodies through trial and error but with this product I feel that it does the job pretty well.

I most likely would buy this again, however I do want to try Liz Earle properly before I choose one over the other.
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  1. Ohhhhh so that's how you're meant to use this! I did a review on this exact product a while back and I didn't understand the 'hot cloth' but. I just thought it was meant to give the effect of a hot cloth spa treatment. Haha! It feels so silky and smooth on the skin though (even if it's a tad bit oily on my skin)! :)
    Joelle
    xoxo

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    1. I'm so glad I decided to put 'how to use it' on my post, I didn't know if people would be interested in that bit or not.

      Thanks Joelle! x

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  2. I would love to try the Liz Earle one! I use this No7 one though and I get on really well with it, I think it made my skin slightly worse at first but now it is clearer than it's been for a long, long time.
    Good review :)
    xx

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    1. You should give it a whirl, they do a small travel size which you could try and get so you could see what you thought of it.

      Not just me then with the break outs, I think it was worth oupersevering with it.

      xx

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  3. I used to use the Superdrug own hot cloth cleanser. I suffer with psoriasis on my face and rubbing it everyday with a muslin cloth made it so sore so I have used a cleanser like this since. Im not sticking with a micellar one which is less harsh on my sensitive bits! x

    www.thebeauty-mix.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The person I purchased it for also suffers from psoriasis. I didn't know whether to get it her, it was towards a birthday present you see. From her reaction she must have used it before, she loves it!

      xx

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  4. seems so creamy :D

    rheapunya.blogspot.com

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  5. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award :) http://sophielouisevalentine.blogspot.ie/2012/08/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you very much Sophie! xx

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  6. I have this but used it twice and then stopped because it broke me out, after reading this I think I'll try it again :) x

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    1. I must admit, I was really close to stopping too. I'm glad I didn't :)

      What works for some doesn't always work for others however, hope it turns out to be good for you too! xx

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  7. Great review, I always wondered if no7 would be as good as the Liz Earle one xx

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    1. Thanks Orla!

      I think there are positives and negatives with both. Price, amount of product, etc xx

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  8. How much is the Liz Earle 'hot cloth cleanser'? I think i might try them, but i already break out quite a lot, so do you think i should give it ago?

    xx

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    1. It varies in price but the 100ml starter kit which comes with a muslin cloth costs £14.25 from their website.

      http://uk.lizearle.com/cleanse-tone-moisturise/cleanse-and-polish-hot-cloth-cleanser.html

      Lots of people rave about it so I guess you could try it. Perhaps get the small travel size one, I think it around £5, it is also on that link.

      Hope that helps xx

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  9. Love this!I have the no7 one and I've always been curious how it compares to Liz Earle

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    1. So many people are quite interested :)

      I do like No7 , however, I like the natural elements of Liz Earle xx

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  10. i've always wanted to have a go with a product like this but i'm so forgetful when i get into a shop that sells them.
    reading your review has been a big help though! it's more likely to stick in my head now.
    i may hold out till you've tried the liz earle one though just to see which one you recommend before i go all out.
    thank yoouuuu!
    laura x
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You'll have to make a little note for your purse :)

      Thanks for commenting! The Liz Earle one gets so much hype and from what people say it really is worth it, there are small sample sizes you can order, saves buying the full size.

      I have one to use once the No7 one has ran out....if I can hold out that long!

      xx

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  11. I've never tried a hot cloth cleansrr, and the price of this one seems quite reasonable so I might start with this one! Thanks for posting about it, my local boots had the tiniest no7 stand so I didn't know about this product; I'll need to hunt it down! Xo

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    1. I wasn't aware of it either to be honest until I found it whilst browsing the Boots website.

      It was on the bottom shelf at my local boots if that helps :)

      You're welcome, I'm glad you found it useful xx

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