Sanctuary Brightening Facial Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser:
I love Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser to which, I think it’s fair to say, this Sanctuary product gives more than a nod. When you go up against a much-loved cult classic comparisons are inevitable, so that's exactly what I plan to do now.
I'd been making do with cleansing cream and cotton wool in the run up to the recent Liz Earle Christmas event in Wilde & Green, Milltown. What with one thing and another I couldn’t actually make it along on the night and intended to repurchase online, when I came across the Sanctuary products and decided to try them out instead.
This brown, granulated gel comes in a clear, 100 ml tube which costs €13.49 at Boots. (It’s worth mentioning that you can use those €7.50 Boots Skincare vouchers on these products, which I did, and which makes them very reasonable indeed). Used 2 to 3 times a week it ‘refines and evens skin tone for a lasting glow’ -- according to the packaging, anyway. It contains apricot granules and grape seed, along with pumpkin, pineapple and papaya extracts and mandarin and lemon essential oils; all these combine to give the product a nice, subtle, fruity smell which gets more pronounced as you massage it into the skin.
After rinsing, my skin does feel smooth and soft with a healthy glow.