Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Boots Botanics Hot Cloth Cleanser

Boots Botanics Hot Cloth Cleanser review swatch photo
balm makeup remover

I remember reading about the Boots Botanics Hot Cloth Cleanser a while ago on a few blogs. Botanics rebranded a few months ago and I managed to track this new version down. Like a few of the Botanics products they'd changed the formula so I didn't know if this new version would be good or not. I saw a lot of mixed comments, especially from those who'd tried and sworn by the old one saying that the new one wasn't very good. However this is purely based on my experience with the reformulated version.

To use you need to get a small ammount and work it into a dry face. Then take a wet hot cloth (it comes with one but a flannel would do!) and simply remove all the product from your face. It leaves my face feeling cleansed and refreshed without feeling tight or dry. The thick balm texture is great for the colder, dryer months as it doesn't leave you skin stripped of moisture. I do feel sometimes it can leave a little bit of a film behind but you can just keep scrubbing it off.

Personally I've really enjoyed using this, to the point where I've used every last scrap of it and featured in in my Empties video a while ago. I've moved onto a different makeup remover for the time being but I did really enjoy using this and would 100% recommend and repurchase it. It's such good value for money at £7.99 (usually on offer for a 1/3 off!) and lasts ages. Definitely a drug store gem!

44 comments:

  1. I really like the sound of this, I think it would make my nightly routine fun, in a very sad kinda way. Adding it to my 'when the spending ban is over' list.

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  2. So glad you posted this, I've been looking for a good cheap hot cloth cleanser for ages! As much as i love the Liz Earle/Sanctuary ones, they are a little out of budget for me :) xx

    Samya Says - my fashion and beauty blog :)

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  3. I think I'll try this - I bought their eye makeup remover a few months ago for like 3 quid or something, and I'm so impressed - it's basically as good as the Clinique one I've been using for years! x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Wow, it sounds lovely... I may have to try this sometime soon!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  5. I like that it makes you feel refreshed ! x

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  6. I haven't seen this before so I might give it a try!

    Sarah,
    takemyscars.blogspot.com

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  7. This sounds so interesting! Love your blog!

    I'm holding a GIVEAWAY of a 5 year journal if your interested.
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  8. This sounds really intereesting, I've never tried anything like this before!
    PS - I LOVE your bed cover! Haha it's so pretty <3
    Happy new year! xxx

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  9. This sounds lovely i really want to try a hot cloth cleanser so will be giving this a go :)

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  10. I've been looking for another hot cloth cleanser to try, will be giving this one a go x

    srslylou.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I haven't seen this before so thanks for posting about this! It looks really good :) xxx

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  12. I've tried both the Emma Hardie cleanser and Liz Earle and didn't think a huge amount about both, this looks really nice though! Thanks for the review :)

    http://whatsonthemenublog.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I'd never used the old Botanics so can't really compare it, but having used a few of their products I'm loving it! The facial oil is my holy grail in the winter months x

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  14. I think I'll try this out, I really need to have a better skincare regime this year
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  15. I loved the old version, haven't got round to using this one yet so hoping that it feels the same! :)

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  16. I really want to try this it looks really good!
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  17. I've never tried this, but I think it's high on my lust list now!

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    x

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  18. Next time I'm in England, I will pick this up. Looks great and it's fairly cheap too x

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  19. Glad you've posted this, because I've had my eye out for a hot cloth cleanser to maybe replace my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish when it runs out, as it's so much to fork out for just for a cleanser!

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  20. I bought this after hearing you talk about it in your empties video! I'm hoping it can compete with my emma hardie as I hate paying so much for it. I've also tried champneys super rich cleansing balm and I think thats amazing if you wanted to try another cheaper option, thats around £13 :) and Caroline Hirons wrote a blog post on it many moons ago... anything with her approval I am off to the shop to buy straight away! :) xxxxx

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  21. Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed it. Might have to try it out too! <3 xo

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  22. I'm in LOVE with this cleanser!! I completely agree that its perfect for the colder months :)

    xjoedix.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. i'll have to have a look for this when i'm next in boots! :)

    L x

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  24. sounds lovely :) definitely wanna try this x

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  25. I've always wanted to try this but is usually sold out so I picked up the No7 Hot cloth cleanser leaves my skin nice and smooth every time x

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  26. I really wanted to try this, but have been put off by the fact that loads of bloggers have said its not good in comparison to the old formula. You've made it sound quite tempting though! I'm using plain old Simple cleansing lotion to remove my makeup at the moment and it actually works quite well so I'm sticking with that for the moment.

    Maria

    www.mareliwel.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I've been looking to try a hot cloth cleanser for some time now and was going to go for the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish but this seems like a great product to test out before taking the pricey plunge into Liz Earle!

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  28. Love the sound of this!! xx

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  29. That sounds really great!

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  30. Can you post your skincare routine??

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  31. The whole botanics range is really impressive right now, the calming night cream and shine away day cream are both lovely!

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  32. First time I've seen this and I definitely want to give it a go -I've been really interested in trying out a balm cleanser and for that price I think I will :) xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

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  33. definatly want to try this out!

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  34. I alternate this with my Liz Earle when my skin is feeling really dry and I love it! :) x

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  35. I just bought this today! Ran out of Liz Earle cleanse and polish so thought I'd try a different one.

    Nina xx

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  36. I actually picked up the botanics brightening skincare set for £8 in the boots sale which was a cream cleanser, toner, day and night creams. It is a bit of a dupe for the Origins brightening products which I love but they are a tad pricey. Will have to try this balm too, botanics have got some lovely products atm! xx

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    1. was just wondering, since you mentioned origins, if the toner from this range is anything like the origins toners? if you've tried them that is...i adore the origins United State toner but at £17 a bottle its a little pricey for a student budget! would love a cheaper alternative
      Thanks in advance :) xx

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  37. I really like the Superdrug hot cloth cleanser xx

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  38. A cheap alternative to Liz Earle perhaps?
    I may have to give this a go!

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  39. Had high hopes for this product but absolutley hate the smell and greasy texture...although your review has encouraged me to give it another shot! won't bin it just yet!

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  41. I have got the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and absolutely love it!! However I refuse to pay the huge price tag on this... I am off to Boots this lunchtime for this one, and I hope to good it is anywhere close to the EH one.
    xxx

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