Monday, 28 January 2013

Sanctuary Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

Completely going against what I wrote in my last post, yesterday I went into Boots for a few bits and couldn't help myself from buying this once I saw it. I obviously can't really comment on the long term effects just yet, but thought I would review my first impressions after my first few uses.

The only (sort of) disappointment I had when I unboxed the product last was that I had expected to get two cloths (I knew the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish comes with two) but this only comes with one. I can't see that it will matter too much though, because even when the cloth needs a proper wash it won't take too long to do. 

Anyway, onto using the product. I know that you're supposed to use the cleanser to remove and polish off your makeup, but I still feel a little weird about all that makeup going onto the cloth... is that just me? So I went ahead and removed most of my makeup with a baby wipe like normal before using it. Following the instructions I ran the cloth under hand hot water before laying it over my face to open the pores. I then massaged the cleanser onto my face and neck in circular motions. I now understand what other people/reviews had meant when they mentioned the smell - it is a little strange (smells like orange chocolate to me) but not unpleasant, I guess it depends on your preference. I buffed the product off, and was very surprised at how much makeup showed up on the white cloth considering I had already used baby wipes. Once all the product was off,  I rinsed the cloth with cold water before laying it over my face to close the pores. 

After my skin had dried I can honestly say it felt cleaner and smoother than ever before, without feeling dry or tight. I followed with my normal moisturiser, done! 

Overall Rating: 4/5, only the smell could have been better.


  1. Great review! I'm so tempted to try out a hot cloth cleanser, i had my eyes on the liz earle one, the only thing putting me off is the price tag :/ how much was this one?


    1. thanks sweet, i still want to try the liz earle of course :) it was £10 so a bit cheaper than liz earle xx

  2. great review!
    i've tried sanctuary before-it's really good! you should try liz earle, i brought the duo cleanse and polish and they last me a very long time!

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