If any of you has spent any time with me on here, twitter or real life will know I am officially a Liz Earle addict so when I heard some rumblings on Twitter about Superdrug releasing a hot cloth cleanser I was intrigued, so I thought I'd try it out & compare the two for you ...
|Liz Earle , Superdrug|
|Liz Earle , Superdrug|
Winner - Personally Liz Earle but it's totally what you prefer, I wouldn't say one is any better than the other.
Formula - As expected Liz Earle is the more 'Natural' formulation, but the main ingredients are identical, as you get down the ingredient list the Vitamin E cleanser has added vitamins & perfume & parabens whereas the Liz Earle has natural extracts, no parabens or perfume.
Winner - Liz Earle, mainly to do with the perfume as I try & avoid added perfumes in skin care.
Performance - There isn't too much difference in how they perform in removing makeup and cleansing the skin, when taking off my mascara I think the Liz Earle is slightly more effective because it is a thicker formula but that could just be my imagination but I definitely notice after cleansing with the Vitamin E it needs a little more removing on the eyes whereas the Liz Earle doesn't.
Winner - Liz Earle, it removes eye makeup that little bit more effectively.
Smell - Liz Earle is much fresher smelling than the Vitamin E cleanser, it smells of eucalyptus & definitely brightens you up in the morning with an almost menthol-ish effect, the Vitamin E one I would describe as a much 'warmer' smell, like a rich almond smell very comforting,
Winner - I can't believe i'm saying this as I normally DETEST essential oil/herbal smells but I prefer the Liz Earle as it's just nice and fresh.
Price - There's no comparison with the price really, the Superdrug offering will cost you £3.99 for 200mls & a muslin cloth (although you can get it for £2.99 at the moment via the link below) and the Liz Earle costs £23.45 for 200mls & a muslin cloth. I don't think we need to do the maths on this one!
Winner - Superdrug, although I will say that you use more of the Superdrug than the Liz Earle due to the packaging, although I compared the 200ml sizes when you have the pump (100mls) of the Liz Earle it allows you to restrict how much you need for example one pump is full face of makeup & half a pump is morning wash & second night cleanse.
Overall - Liz has won 4 out of my 5 categories but this is down to my preferences for smells and textures, in terms of Performance they are similar I just find the Liz Earle slightly out performs in getting rid of my eye makeup.
Best For - I'd say the Liz Earle is suited for all skin types whereas the Vitamin E is more for normal to dry as it is packed with vitamins and it feels like it absorbs into your skin because of the formulation.
I have to say I'm really impressed with the Superdrug offering, it is good & does exactly what you need it to do, I have a tube sitting in my boyfriends house for when I stay at his house. I prefer the Liz Earle because I just love that little bit more luxury for my skin care but this is a great product if you're watching your pennies that month & will tide you over til you can get yourself another tube of the Liz Earle!!
You can get the Vitamin E Cleanser Here & the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Here (There's a great offer on where you can get three different sizes of the Cleanse & Polish (350mls in total) for £30.35)
I hope this was useful for a few of you if you had problems with Liz Earle or have never tried a Hot Cloth Cleanser it may be a good stepping stone before you try Liz Earle. Let me know if you've tried it & how you compare it to the Liz Earle!