I think I’m going through a mid life crisis. Seriously…no joke! I’m contemplating everything in my life right now and one area is my appearance. Yes yes I don’t need to look glamorous to go to work and I couldn’t be bothered anyway. But surely I need to look alive? Do I really look that rough in the morning and am I developing dark circles around my eyes now that didn’t exist before? Think we all go through this stage of trying to stop letting over selves go, and for me one area is my face! Not wanting to spend a fortune I decided to start looking at replacing my cleansing routine, and stumbled across Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser.
Why did I chose this? First things first you need clean skin. My usual facial cleansing routine consists of a facial wash which if I’m honest is my quick, lazy, few seconds of rub splash splash action in the morning and at night, and I just didn’t think it was thorough enough. Hot cloth cleansers on the whole are thorough due to how you use them. I know this as I’ve used a few before. And I’ve always loved their textures so this product seemed perfect. So when I was on the hunt for this type of cleanser this popped up and low and behold it was half price and I thought….ITS A SIGN…BUY! Worse case scenario it doesn’t work and I wasted a few pounds. Best case it’s amazing and I found a great budget buy.
What’s a hot cloth cleanser? I call this a two step cleansing system. You rub the cleanser into the face and then you wipe it away with a damp cloth.
What does Naturally Radiant Cleanser supposed to do? Cleans the skin, gets rid of make up, impurities and generally grime. Also has a mild exfoliating action due to using a muslin cloth with it so helps to give skin a clean, fresh and smoother look and feel. Aimed towards normal to dry skin types.
Packaging. I couldn’t help but notice this in store. Neutral in appearance, pale green in colouring so gives you the ‘ its good for your skin ‘ vibe, with the undertone of it being somewhat natural. Comes in a plastic tube which is boxed, and houses 150ml of product.
How to use. Very simple. Wet the face and rub some of this cleanser onto the face and neck and as suggested on the packaging use a circular motion. Use a muslin cloth that has been placed in hand hot water and ringed out, and use to wipe off product off the face.
Does it come with anything? Massive surprise it actually comes with the muslin cloth! I say surprised as I didn’t think it would be included but means you need nothing else to use it and can use it straight away. To be fair it clearly states on the box it comes with it but I totally bypassed that information.
Texture. What I expected! Thicker than a typical lotion but more like a rich cream. White in colouring, and when you squeeze it out it holds it shape. So thick but not solid.
Scent. Not strong which is good but clean, fresh with a slight berry/citrus tone to it. Delightful, unexpected but very nice.
In use. I used a decent amount, enough to cover two of my finger tips ( way too much by the way ). Gently rubbed it into my face for at least a good 3 minutes and it didn’t sink into my skin and it felt very pleasurable to use. I took this over my eyes ( I am a dare devil ) and although took it too close to my eyelashes, it didn’t cause irritation despite the fact I am in the horrible hayfever stage which means crazy sore and itchy eyes. Taking this off with my now warm and damp muslin cloth, was swift, easy and left no residue. One thing I can’t comment on is how well this removes make up whether its minimal or heavy as I don’t wear make up. What I do use is an eyebrow pencil, and I spent a few extra seconds rubbing gently over my brows to make sure they come off and they did.
Appearance and feel of skin afterwards. My skin looked super clean, fresh and looked and felt a little smoother compared to before use, and this was after one application. It didn’t feel dry and didn’t look it, but a touch tight. And this is only down to how clean it made my skin. I don’t actually think my face has been this clean at cleansing stage for quite some time and obviously really needed it.
Recommended? This product reminded me why I loved hot cloth cleansers in the first place and this delivered exactly what it promised to do, cleanse and smooth my skin. Easy to use, great texture, lovely scent and left my skin feeling and looking fresher. Didn’t dry it out and prepped my skin ready for its next stage. And added bonus is it didn’t cause any issues with my eyes. And the cost of this beautiful product? Currently HALF PRICE from Superdrug at £2.89. For 150ml this is a steal. Use the right amount, enough to cover the face rather than the body like I first did, this product should last a good 3 months used morning and night. Grab your bargain cleanser herenow.
*Please note…at the time of writing this post this product was half price. This offer may now have ended.*