Hello my lovelies, the weekend has just zipped past hasn't it? I can't believe it is already Sunday! Hope you have all had a great weekend, and are enjoying the London Marathon in what appears to be sunshine...
Anyway, onto the post! Recently, my skin has decided to go on a tirade against smooth skin and has instead gone for the bumpy look that is just oh so attractive. Now, I will admit, I have not been the best person when having an evening beauty regime - using Dove soap to just wash off the day's make up and be done with it. I'm lazy, and I have now realised that I'm probably not getting away with it as much as I did in my teen years. So on a trip to Westfield, I splurged and bought the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser for £10 that I had been reading about on so many blogs:
(sorry for the not amazing photos, still at the boyfriend's house and this was the best place could get to take photos)
My first thought went to the sleek design of the box & product itself: it's a very simple, fresh sort of look which mirrors the product itself - to be honest, I am one of those people that love how things come in boxes, all pretty & packed - its sad, I know.
But onto the actual using of the product: I have used it twice so far, and some may think that's not enough time to get an accurate feel of the product, but for me, generally if I feel like I can't get on with a product in the first few uses it is just going to end up being piled up in my wardrobe or bathroom cabinet. Luckily for me, this one has made it past the two-time test and I love it!
It has a thick consistency, a bit like lotion really, that has a fresh & natural smell to it that comes out in an even amount from just one pump (as shown above). I usually use two pumps to cover my whole face in a nice layer, and then massage it into dry skin as the instructions tell me to - no maverick here! After dousing the muslin cloth in hot water, I am enjoying the spa effect of having it open my pores before rubbing off the cleanser where you can really feel it working its magic on your skin. At first it stung a little which worried me, that even though it is hypo-allergic, my sensitive skin may still be allergic to it, but after talking to other bloggers who have used it they have the same effect so its really just showing its working.
What I love about this cleanser apart from that I can feel it actually deep cleaning my pores and removing the dry skin, is that it leaves my skin incredibly soft! I may have looked a little crazy after I first used it because I just kept sitting in my boyfriend's living room stroking my face because I couldn't believe how soft it was, and that it had no oily feel to it. Even after two uses, my skin is definitely starting to feel a lot cleaner and less clogged up - which to me, is a huuuuge plus and is the product doing exactly as it says.
The only thing that puts me off really is the £10 price tag, which as someone who has not had a real beauty regime, seems a bit steep to spend on a product I will be using daily and can see going down quite fast. But then again, with the regular £5 off vouchers that Boots give out, I can avoid the £10 cost most of the time (I hope) and it is cheaper than Liz Earle's at £14.
In all, I would recommend this cleanser to all you beauty bloggers out there, that like me, may have not started a reeeal evening regime as this makes your skin feel great and really remove any traces of make up that are left after an initial soapy wash. I already have my eye on the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser to compare it with...
Have you used the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser? What's your night-time beauty regime?