Hot cloth cleansers have been all the rage, and I, for one, have been hopping all over that! Just before I started this blog, I suffered a bout of bad skin mainly due to stress, hormones, bad diet and a non-existent skincare routine. It was sudden and I didn’t know how to fix it so I left it in hope that it would go away but breakouts, dehydrated, patchy skin was getting me down and nothing worked until I tried a hot cloth cleanser from a competitor brand (rhymes with Schmiz Schmerle…). Ever since, I’ve been singing it’s praises and when I heard REN was launching it’s own version, I was excited to try it! It is my favourite type of cleanser and one of my favourite skin care product of all time!
If you haven’t tried hot cloth cleansers before, it’s basically a velvety cream which you massage over your face to removes dirt, make up and loosen dead skin cells before removing it with a hot cloth. REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser is a two-phase cleanser that purifies and decongest. It’s gentle formula leaves you with soft, smooth and radiant skin.
It doesn’t strip my skin of it’s natural oils but it has definitely helped to balance the oils and therefore preventing a breakout. It is so easy to use and the results start working within a few days, and it just makes washing your face and removing make-up a joy rather than an absolute chore. It’s gentle on your skin and works well to remove eye make-up completely, it doesn’t sting and it doesn’t irritate. To compare this with Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, I have to say that the two are really similar in terms of performance and results. However, the smell of the original Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish is something I’ve always had an issue with (an issue that I gladly tolerate because of how amazing the product is) but the REN cleanser smells so much nicer, which makes me sway towards REN a bit more – as well as the fact that it doesn’t contain parabens (YAY!), sulphates, mineral oil or other nasty chemicals and synthetics. You get a 100% cotton flannel with this and although it’s has a slightly rougher surface to the usual muslin cloths you get with these kits, which I prefer it because the cotton retains the heat much longer.
This product comes in 150ml with a small cotton flannel included and it retails at £16 from their own website
, Marks & Spencer
, SpaceNK and John Lewis department stores.
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