What's the cheap alternative to cleanse and polish ?

(31 Posts)
AlisonMoyet Sun 10-Mar-13 08:19:11

The liz earle. Mate allergic to LE but likes the concept ?

Suburban Sun 10-Mar-13 08:21:57

Boots No.7 one is good. Am also allergic to C&P but not this.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 10-Mar-13 08:46:49

The superdrug own label is meant to be good, it's also BUAV approved for bunny huggers like me.

It might be the eucalyptus oil in it she can't tolerate.

Another vote for Boots no 7

CadiM Sun 10-Mar-13 13:10:02

I've switched from Liz Earle to Superdrug's Naturally Radiant, and I prefer it (and not just because of the price). I've also tried the Vitamin E but prefer the consistency of this one.

noddyholder Sun 10-Mar-13 13:12:53

I got eve lom for xmas it is very £ but I have decided to only use it once a week and the rest of the time I use baby lotion with the cloths.

AlisonMoyet Sun 10-Mar-13 16:38:31

Thanks everyone. I think I'll look at the no 7 one for her

Cybbo Sun 10-Mar-13 16:42:24

YY boots no 7 . I think The Sanctuary do one, but it's only cheaper if 3 for 2 in Boots

MooMinCow Sun 10-Mar-13 17:05:19

Boots No7 (especially with fiver off voucher) or Superdrug Naturally Radiant one (currently half price I think). I also think you would get the same effect using any rich cleansing lotion and hot flannel/muslin!

ArcticRoll Sun 10-Mar-13 17:14:40

Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser-£4.99 at moment-usually 5.99.

hettie Sun 10-Mar-13 17:17:12

I've tried boots no 7 and superdrug vitamin e.... prefer the no 7 one myself...

GettingObsessive Sun 10-Mar-13 17:22:45

Another vote for No7 - smells lovely (much nicer than the Sanctuary one) and in a pump thing which is more useful IMHO.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sun 10-Mar-13 17:43:33

sorry for shouting but yes its fab I rub in my cleanser or a foaming cleanser in and soak the flannel under a hot tap drape it over my face for a minute, then rub and rinse, its amazing my skin is positively glowing

BagWoman Sun 10-Mar-13 17:55:19

Unless you boil these flannels or wash on a really hot wash the whole process is very unhygenic.

motherofallmuddles Sun 10-Mar-13 17:56:33

I like the Sanctuary oil cleaner which I use with the Liz Earle cloths OR ages ago there was a thread about the cold oil cleaning method see here for the method www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/

Marylou2 Sun 10-Mar-13 19:44:49

Boots No7 one is fab. Huge bottle for less than fiver if you have a voucher. Pump is 200mls so twice the size of cleanse and polish. I used C&P for years but boots is just as good(for me).

Marylou2 Sun 10-Mar-13 19:45:25

Boots No7 one is fab. Huge bottle for less than fiver if you have a voucher. Pump is 200mls so twice the size of cleanse and polish. I used C&P for years but boots is just as good(for me).

suebfg Sun 10-Mar-13 20:04:53

Soap & Glory do something similar which is very good. But personally I prefer their Peaches & Clean cleanser - it is amazing

AlisonMoyet Sun 10-Mar-13 20:22:52

Well it's as unhygienic of rubbing something clean on unbroken skin.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 10-Mar-13 20:30:35

I have a fresh muslin twice a day.

iclaudius Sun 10-Mar-13 20:33:15

Why on earth boil? Odd

libertychick Sun 10-Mar-13 22:14:51

I was out of C&P recently so used aqueous cream instead and used the muslin cloth to wipe it off - skin looks as good as it did using C&P and it's way, way cheaper. I don't know how well it would work on waterproof mascara etc but for removing light makeup and a general clean it is great.

chocolatespiders Sun 10-Mar-13 22:27:59

I use the packs of 7 white flannels from Ikea. one for each day and throw in with hot white wash smile

valiumredhead Mon 11-Mar-13 10:09:01

Any cleanser and use with a muslin cloth.

pleasethanks Mon 11-Mar-13 10:26:17

I second the vitamin e superdrug one - LOVE it

hatgirl Mon 11-Mar-13 10:32:47

ASDA do one in the N Spa range and it smells amazing. I bought it to replace my Liz Earle when it ran out as LE is currently a bit out of my price range. I have really sensitive skin and I was worried the fragrance might set it off but it didn't.

Pinkglow Mon 11-Mar-13 10:52:49

love the N7 one - LE one give me large spots but the N7 one doesnt

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 10:55:52

This may sound like advice from a 'how to be a cheap twat' article but I genuinely haven't had such good skin since I used coconut oil (80p from an asian grocer) and then hot flannels. With a skin peel twice a week.

You don't need to boil the flannels. Please explain in a scientific way how washing them normally is less healthy than boiling them.

valiumredhead Mon 11-Mar-13 12:45:08

Poppycock - unhygienic? Bung them in with a 60 wash and they are fine - it's a bit of cleanser on your face, nothing filthy grin

chocolatespiders Mon 11-Mar-13 22:14:01

getorf- is the oil in a bottle like you would but olive oil?

SaladIsMyFriend Tue 12-Mar-13 11:04:16

I'd use olive oil - in fact I do. Skin has never been better (have always had rubbish skin) smile

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now