Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Grapefruit & Patchouli Limited Edition

You know how I feel about anything limited edition – I just can’t resist.  Especially when it’s packaged so beautifully.  Often I come across limited edition beauty items purely by chance, which is exactly what happened when I was strolling through Boots in my lunch hour, (as you do).

The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cleanser Grapefruit and Patchouli Limited Edition £22.75 , is a fruity and zesty twist on the original cult favourite and ok, yes, the gorgeous tin it comes in had me.  In my defence I’ve actually tried the original a very long time ago so a revisit, I felt, was most in order.

Packaging aside, this is a brilliant cleanser and it effectively removes eye makeup too.  Rarely do I rely on just my cleanser to remove my eye makeup as often I find there’s still some residual mascara left, but not with this.  It literally removes the lot and it helps that my eyes don’t sting afterwards.

The pump dispenses a nice thick and creamy amount which can cover the face but I like to use at least two to three pumps which I then massage on to my face and neck, paying extra attention around the eyes as this is the most stubborn area when it comes to makeup removal.  The tin comes complete with two muslin cloths which, once rinsed under hot water and wrung out, I rub on the skin in circular motions effectively polishing the skin whilst removing my makeup.   The last step involves splashing my face with cold water which refreshes the skin and removes any residue.  Sometimes I can go in for a double cleanse but this is not always necessary. The muslin cloth is easy to rinse out afterwards and the recommendation is that you should wash it in the washing machine at least every two weeks.

As well as grapefruit and patchouli oils, this also has cocoa butter which softens and smoothes the skin whilst rosemary and chamomile having toning and soothing properties.  What I like about this product is that it has a refreshing lemon scent and feels very gentle on the skin and although it sounds like a long-winded process, it’s actually very quick to do.  My skin feels very soft and balanced afterwards, there’s no dryness and the most important thing is that it removes all my makeup.

This is a great edition to my skin care routine and I’m glad I revisited this cult classic. If you are interested in this particular version, you need to hurry quickly as it is limited edition otherwise the original version is just as good.

So have you ever tried this before and what do you think of the packaging? x


  • Such stunning photos. I love the original, would love to try this one xx

    • Thanks lovely. I think both are good but the pacakaging wins with this one! xx

  • Maiya Newey

    I’m obsessed with Cleanse & Polish! So glad I’ve got a new bottle in the cupboard! x

    Maiya |

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    I haven’t tried this product before.
    But the packaging and your review have certainly got me interested.

    Set to Glow

  • clare⭐

    I haven’t used cleanse and polish in so long! I really need to pick up another bottle of it, its the best! love the sound of the new scent too 🙂

    • This has a nice refreshing scent so I’m sure you will love it x

  • Ooh great photos lady! Love the flat lay styling

  • I love Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish and this limited edition sounds lovely! It’s good to see this one also comes in a super size like another one I’m currently using that includes Jasmine & Osmanthus. Xx

    Toni | sheergloss

  • Nope, I have never tried anything from Liz Earle but I know many swears by it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • Yes and something that’s good to come back to every now and then, hence why I thought I would repurchase x

  • This sounds lovely! Love that it has oils and cocoa butter in it and have to be honest that the packaging is very appealing to me. I love how it looks, great review! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • I’ve never tried this iconic cleanser. I just don’t find myself drawn to Liz Earle at all and feel like they market their products to a more mature customer and so its not a product I’m looking to try anytime soon, despite being so popular and sounding so lovely xxx

    • I know what you mean. I revisited this after a while too but for me the packaging seems to draw a younger customer – not that that is me in any case!

  • I didn’t like the original when I tried it but my Mam loves the original cleanser. I don’t think I’d get on with this one either because of the cocoa butter – my skin doesn’t like it! xx


    • Oh no, but best to stay away from what your skin doesn’t like!

  • I have not tried the original one, but just like you I get drawn in by LE packaging very often. I do think though that I already have a sample size unopened in my stash, so I am going to try that first.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • The packaging is what made me revisit this, luckily it’s a good cleanser!