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Best cream/hot cloth cleanser on a budget?

(68 Posts)
JLbaby Thu 12-Jan-17 14:10:31

I'm looking to cut down on my spending for the next few months and I'm looking for a dupe for my favourite cleanser (A'kin Rose and Geranium cleanser) and just can't find anything that is as good or smells as lovely. I've tried various ones - Liz Earle, No 7, Superdrug etc. The No 7 one is nearly as good, but I do prefer the A'kin one.

Does anyone have any recommendations I may not have tried - that are cheaper than £16 for 200ml?

squoosh Thu 12-Jan-17 14:19:33

I'm not familiar with the A'kin brand but have you tried Una Brennan's Rose Cream cleanser? It might be similar.

Whattocallbabyboy Thu 12-Jan-17 14:24:22

Following as looking for similar !

JLbaby Thu 12-Jan-17 14:44:16

Thank you squoosh, I actually haven't tried that one! will give it a go, not too expensive either.

BakingWithPreSchoolerand6YO Thu 12-Jan-17 14:54:20

Bee Good Cream Cleanser is lovely. You can get it in Waitrose. I think it's about £6.

Subtle smell, creamy texture, comes with little muslin cloth. Great moisturising cleanser - even gets rid of my waterproof mascara when used on a cotton wool pad.

VintagePerfumista Thu 12-Jan-17 16:40:30

Have you tried both Superdrug ones? I hated the radiant one- smelt foul and was very harsh and scritchy scratchy, so wasn't going to even try the Vit E but it is so much nicer, thick and creamy.

I now rotate between that, the Body Shop Chamomile butter, and Liz Earle (both the original and the Lavender and Neroli one which smells divine)

ChestnutsRoasting Thu 12-Jan-17 16:44:45

Soap and Glory Ultimelt smile

JLbaby Thu 12-Jan-17 17:10:32

I have tried both Superdrug ones, neither liked my face!

I use the body Shop chamomile butter to remove my makeup in the evening and then use the cleanser to 'double cleanse' and make sure it's all removed so to speak.

Chestnutsroasting - does that have the signature soap and glory sweet sickly smell? I really cannot stand that smell unfortunately

VintagePerfumista Thu 12-Jan-17 17:15:24

Yes, the Superdrug ones are both anything but "natural" aren;t they? I am fine with the Vit E, but not the Radiant which was a minger.

MinervaMcG Thu 12-Jan-17 17:16:27

I look soap & glory ultimelt too. It's got geranium in it which I love.

OlivesTree Thu 12-Jan-17 17:17:12

Soap and Glory is great.

ChestnutsRoasting Thu 12-Jan-17 17:26:54

It has a smell but it's not the same as the Clean On Me shower stuff. That may not help!

JLbaby Thu 12-Jan-17 17:29:33

Perfect thanks, I'll take a look for it then. That's exactly the smell I meant! Just couldn't remember the name of what it was!

JLbaby Thu 12-Jan-17 17:30:52

Baking - thanks for that recommendation too, that one looks lovely, there is a Waitrose near me so I'll see if I can find it.

Whatabloodyidiot1 Thu 12-Jan-17 17:34:00

Have you tried pai or bravura? I use a lot of their products but not the cleansers so can't comment individually on those but love the rovers, oils etc

ChestnutsRoasting Thu 12-Jan-17 17:37:42

Oh yes, the Pai one is nice but i find it better for mornings when there's no make up/sunscreen to clean off.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 12-Jan-17 17:46:51

The Body Shop cammomile balm.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 12-Jan-17 17:47:39

Oh you already use it.

JLbaby Thu 12-Jan-17 18:41:34

I have tried Pai but it's quite expensive from what I remember. Haven't heard of Bravura - will check it out.

Thanks for all these recommendations - I knew mn would be the place to ask!

Shop Thu 12-Jan-17 18:46:04

The M&S Pure hot cloth cleanser smells divine!

HappinessLivesHere Thu 12-Jan-17 18:49:13

Good Things Manuka Honey is lovely. Really creamy and good value for money.

ChestnutsRoasting Thu 12-Jan-17 18:52:46

Apparently Waitrose now make one in their Pure range but I haven't seen it in store yet.

mayhew Thu 12-Jan-17 18:54:50

Aqueous cream . £2 for a huge pot.

BabCNesbitt Thu 12-Jan-17 18:57:34

If it's the rose smell you love, then Dr Organic Rose Otto range smells wonderful, as does the Organic Surge hot cloth cleanser.

Figure17a Thu 12-Jan-17 19:02:05

Aqueous Cream. I dont suppose it's going to meet your luxurious requirement but very cheap and honestly does as good a job as anything else ive tried. Better than many

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