Hi, my lovelies.
I am a little late to the game with this one but I want to share with you my latest Dupe Alert, the Aldi Hot Cloth Cleanser.
Aldi has been killing it with their skincare recently, with products that are set to rival more expensive brands at a fraction of the price. One in particular that has been talked about by the masses, is the Hot Cloth Cleanser, which is said to rival the cult product that is Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish.
At a fraction of the price, £3.99 to be exact, I was keen to get my hands on this as Cleanse & Polish has been a staple in my bathroom cabinet for such a long time. If this is as good as people say it is, you are set to save yourself a whopping £10.51 per 100ml compared to a 100ml sized Cleanse & Polish.
Why is Cleanse & Polish such a cult product?
Well, when first brought to market, it was a game changer for the way people cleansed their skin. Free from irritating cleansing ingredients, it doesn’t foam like more conventional products, the formulation is the constancy of a moisturiser, and it has skin conditioning ingredients like coconut oil and cacao butter; they were also one of the first brands to introduce us to hot cleansing cloths, all of this combined results in silky smooth, clean and comfortable skin. So it’s no surprise that this is loved by the masses.
When looking for dupes, it can be easy to find something that looks the same, but with skincare, you really need to get down to the nitty-gritty of the ingredients list to discover if a product really does compare to its more expensive alternative.
I did a little comparison, below you will see the full list of ingredients for both products.
Aldi Hot Cloth Cleanser Ingredients
Aqua (water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60 , Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil (eucalyptus essential oil), Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract), Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (chamomile essential oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (rosemary oil – antioxidant), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Ingredients
Aqua (water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Cera Alba (beeswax), Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate (emulsifier), Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil (essential oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Leaf Extract, Humulus lLpulus (hops) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (essential oil), Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sorbitol, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Citric Acid , Sodium Hydroxide.
So, I am not a chemist or science wizz, but even I can see the similarities in the list of ingredients.
It appears that both use the main same ingredients, water, coconut oil and cacao butter, they use similar essential oils and both use glycerin to hydrate the skin.
The smell and consistency of these two products are almost identical, and you can see from the above list that Aldi is using great natural ingredients within their product. I do not notice any difference in the way my skin feels after using both of these products. I am left with super silky clean skin with both.
The Aldi version removes makeup just as well as the Cleanse & Polish, even around the delicate and sensitive eye area.
Something else to note is that the Aldi version also comes with a muslin cloth. Top tip, only use your muslin cloth twice before washing. It is best to stock up on these as bacteria can be transferred onto your skin whilst cleansing with a dirty cloth.
Currently, this product is sold out both in store and online, but with this flying off the shelves, I am sure this will be a regular addition to the Aldi Special Buys.
Keep your eyes peeled in your local store guys and gals, as this product is worth picking up and whilst you’re at it, stockpile.. I know I will be.
So there we have it guys, another successful dupe.
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Ohh and just one other thing I wanted to mention. The picture on this post is my own, but was taken by my lovely friend whilst we were getting to grips with my new camera, so I wanted to give her a shout out. She’s a fellow blogger and if you’re into fashion and lifestyle, she’s your gal, take a hop over to her blog here, JaneLouiseBuckle.com
So that’s all from me.
Disclaimer, I have not been paid to write for any brands featured in this post.