Hot Cloth Cleansers battle – Liz Earle vs. Your Good Skin

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If you saw my monthly favourites post last week, you would have seen me declaring my love to the Your Good Skin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser. So much so, it’s quickly becoming my favourite ahead of my beloved Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser…I know, it’s shocked me too! To give you a more detailed review of this new discovery, I thought I would give you a comparison of the two hot cloth cleansers sharing why there might be a new favourite in town….

The Formula: With both being hot cloth cleansers, the formulas are still quite different. In comparison to the Liz Earle cleanser, the Your Good Skin cleanser is definitely more of a creamy consistency. For my skin as it tends to be on the more drier side, I do prefer this over Liz Earle’s more dense texture. To be honest I haven’t seen much of a difference in how my skin has reacted – my skin seems to love both cleanser. And after reviewing the ingredients list of them both, they are fairly similar. Liz Earle however do also offer a couple of variations of their hot cloth cleanser which is quite nice. The one in the photo is their Rose and Lavender edition which I do prefer over the original formula in the teal bottle.

Packaging: As you can see from the photos, both cleansers come in different packaging. The Your Good Skin Cleanser comes in a squeezy tube, whilst the Liz Earle cleanser comes in an opaque, solid tube with a pump. The one thing that always annoyed me with the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser was the bottle because you struggled to tell when you were running low, then all of a sudden you squeezed your last pump and were needing to make an emergency dash to Boots to re-stock. The packaging of the Your Good Skin cleanser means it’s easier to tell when you are running low and you can also remove the lid to be able to squeeze the last of the remaining product out. With my first bottle I’ve even manage to get the scissors to this bottle to make sure every last scrap was used up. Whereas with the Liz Earle bottle, I did always worry about wasting any leftover cleanser. The one pro for the Liz Earle bottle however is the pump as it means you have way more control on how much you are using, whereas with the Your Good Skin cleanser you can tend to squeeze a bit too much out of the tube.

Price: When it comes down to price, Your Good Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser is great value compared to the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. The Good Skin cleanser is £8.99 (125ml) vs. Liz Earle’s cleanser at £15.00 (100ml). It’s also worth noting that the Your Good Skin range tends to be on offer very regularly at Boots; either on a ⅓ off or on a 3 for 2 deal.

I have to admit the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser will still always hold a special place in my heart (I’ve easily gone through nearly 15 bottles of the stuff!) and I will no doubt still always have a bottle of this in my bathroom cabinet (old habits die hard!), but as a regular cleanser in my daily routine, I will be reaching out for the Your Good Skin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser. I’ve also been trying out some more products from the Your Good Skin range, so will let you know if I find any more gems!

Have you tried the Your Good Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser yet? Or anything else from the Your Good Skin range?

 

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Monthly Favourites: May 2018

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It’s been a very busy month for me with attending two weddings and a festival, plus the weather has been amazing! I feel like I’ve lived out of a suitcase all of this month, staying away every weekend for all the events I’ve attended. Starting in Southampton for the first wedding, then up towards London for my best friend’s wedding the following weekend, ending May in Portsmouth at a festival. And the sun has been shining through-out which has been wonderful. With the travelling and the heat, there have been a few favourite products which have stood out for me this month, so here are my May favourites:

John Frieda Fizz Ease Serum – I brought this back in October before I headed on holiday to Tenerife because as soon as I go on holiday, I get a solid case of Monica’s Barbados hair! The John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum is the only thing that will help manage my hair in the heat and with the sun making a rare appearance over the UK this past month, this has saved me from a few bad hair days. I use two small pumps on my wet hair before blow drying and it tames my hair from frizz for the next couple of days before washing it again.

Spiral Hair Ties – I only found these spiral hair ties last year and I love them! Similar theme to the above product, managing my hair in this heat is a mission! As soon as it gets warms the hair needs to go up in a bun on top of my head. These hair ties are amazing at holding your hair up in a bun without causing too much tension, pulling at the scalp. They also don’t leave any ridges in my hair either so I can easily take my hair down without any panic of needing to grab the straighteners.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette – Living out of a suitcase for most of the month has meant living with a streamlined make-up bag. This wonderful little palette from Charlotte Tilbury however has made life so much easier. In just one small palette you get three eyeshadow colours, two blush shades plus a bronzer and highlighter. Apart from your base (foundation and concealer), mascara and an eyebrow product, I’ve not needed much else! The quality of the products are great too, with amazing colour pay-off and longevity.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Emulsion – I picked this up at the beginning of the month and used it every day since. The Body Shop is really upping their game this year – my favourite Body Shop products post coming soon! This moisturizer has everything I want in a morning face product in one – Vitamin E and Wheatgerm Oil to help with the texture of my skin and helping with some scarring I have, Hyaluronic Acid for a big dose of hydration, plus SPF 30 to protect my skin in this gorgeous weather we have been having. It’s a gorgeous, light moisturizer for the mornings and I would really recommend if you are looking for a new daily SPF.

Your Good Skin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser – If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen I’ve been enjoying the new Hot Cloth Cleanser from Your Good Skin. So much so that this might even replace my beloved Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser…and you know how much I love that cleanser! I will review this in more detail very soon and do a more detailed comparison to the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, but what I will say is this is great and would recommend checking out if you are on the hunt for a new cleanser.

Hope you have all had a lovely May! What are your favourite products of May?