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Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser


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Sustainably sorced ingredients

Recycled materials

About this cleanser

Deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates for radiant, clearer-looking skin. Reveal radiant, clearer-looking skin with our deep cleansing British beauty icon. Always used with the gently exfoliating pure cotton cloth, it lifts away dead skin for a smoother, brighter-looking glow.


Enriched with cocoa butter to soften, smooth and moisturise, and rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus to tone, soothe and purify – this rich, indulgent cream deeply cleanses to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and make up, even stubborn mascara, to leave skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean.

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, our multi award-winning essential is the foundation of beautiful skin and the perfect preparation for the next step in your routine.


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Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser
200ml tube + 2 pure cotton cloths - £30.00

“I’ve been using this for years and I wouldn’t swap it for anything. It’s amazing.”

Luce, Kent

Why you will love this

  • Effortlessly melts away pollution & impurities
  • Removes make up, even stubborn mascara
  • Gently exfoliates to help clear pores
  • Cruelty free and certified under the Leaping Bunny Program
  • For all skin types, including sensitive

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The first step in your routine, use morning and night, followed by your toner and moisturiser. Easy to use, simply follow our step-by-step guide:

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Cocoa flower

(Theobroma cacao)

Famous for its excellent emollient properties, we source our cocoa butter from West Africa, where fermented beans of the cocoa tree are roasted, cracked and ground to give a powdery solid called cocoa mass, from which cocoa butter is pressed.


(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Used for its antioxidant properties, we source our rosemary from Spain, where the extract is filtered from the needle-shaped leaves of the plant.


(Anthemis nobilis)

Legendary for its skin-soothing properties, the flowers of this aromatic perennial are harvested in England in the summer, before the ingredient is solvent extracted from the fragrant flower.


(Eucalyptus globulus)

Renowned for its purifying properties and invigorating aroma, we source our eucalyptus from China, where our essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the fast-growing eucalyptus tree.

Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetyl esters, Cera alba (beeswax), Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan stearate, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, Propylene glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Sorbitol, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Citric acid, Sodium hydroxide.

Sustainably sourced cocoa butter
Sustainably manufactured cotton cloths
We're certified under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Program


FREE delivery for orders over £30

Orders £30 or more

  • Standard service – up to 5 working days – FREE*
  • Priority service – up to 4 working days – £5.25
  • Free returns within 60 days

Orders under £30

  • Standard service – up to 5 working days – £3.75
  • Priority service – up to 4 working days – £5.25
  • Free returns within 60 days

Customer Centre

Need help? Please visit our dedicated Contact Us page for all the ways you can get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Tel: 01983 813913

*Free delivery available when you spend £30 or more (excluding delivery and gift vouchers) through and our Customer Centre only. Free delivery is England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland standard delivery only and applies to your entire order. Ordering after 2pm could extend delivery by an extra working day.

**Ordering after 2pm could extend delivery by an extra working day.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful This is a lovely product , I have used it for years.
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxury Love this cleanser, you can feel tbe cleanliness!!
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says Been using cleanse and polish for years and now introduced my teen to it. It’s worked for her and she now recommends to her friends. It’s the gentle cleansing that’s the difference
Date published: 2022-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Products I have been buying Liz Earle cleanse & polish for many many years. After having my children, now 30! I had rosacea and C&P was the only product that sorted it. I also use skin repair (light) everyday which finishes my cleansing routine. Love it wouldn't use anything else.
Date published: 2022-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Been using this for several years wouldn’t change to anything else
Date published: 2022-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Removes all my makeup I had to purchase another cleanser as I had used all my Cleanse and Polish. In my wisdom I thought I may carry on using this new one until I realised just how little of my makeup it was taking off. So I got straight onto the Liz Earle website and ordered more it even had 20% off. Well what a difference I have vowed never to run out again. Love love Cleanse and Polish the only one I have found that gets all my makeup off even my waterproof mascara. I have combination skin.
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never looked back! I have used this product for a few years now. I’m a lazy skincare person and this product is so easy. I used to suffer with milia spots and since using this product they are no more!! Cleanse and Polish at night followed by a good night cream and done! Thanks Liz Earle
Date published: 2022-04-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Different Have always loved this product but this time I found that it really dried my skin … could be I’m older (49 yrs) and my skin had changed or maybe ingredients had changed , whatever it is it no longer suit me .
Date published: 2022-04-26
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Hi, is this suitable for teenage acne? And does the 200 ml come in a pump form? Should I use the cloth twice a day? is the product non-comedogenic?

Asked by: mmauve
Hi, thank you for your question. Our Cleanse & Polish is ideal for teenager acne prone skin types it contains eucalyptus and rosemary which gently purifies the skin, ridding it of excess oil without harshly stripping the skin (which causes more oil production). The exfoliation of the cotton cloth also helps to free the skin of blackheads, blemishes and excess oil while keeping the pores clear, for a clearer brighter complexion. For the best results we would recommend cleaning twice a day using the cloths. We can confirm we have a variety of sizes a 100ml or 200ml tube, and also a 100ml pump. None of the products in the Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare range have been tested for comedogenicity. However, we believe that one ingredient that could cause a product to be comedogenic is mineral oil and this is not something that is used in our skincare range, as we believe that plant oils are better for the skin. We hope this information helps. - The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-02-28

Can i just buy cloths on line or extra cloths wirh an order?

Asked by: Ruthactually
Thank you or your question. You can purchase a pack of our Pure Cotton Cloths here: , or if you select a ‘starter pack’ when ordering our original Cleanse & Polish these will include 2 cloths along with your cleanser. We hope this information is helpful, but please do not hesitate to contact our customer centre team on 01983 813913 if we can be of any further assistance. – Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-02-16

Does the actual packaging changed?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that we have updated our Cleanse & Polish packaging and the new packaging of Cleanse & Polish is 55% r-HDPE (recycled High Density polyethylene) & 45% ULDPE (ultra low density polyethylene).   So it is a mix of polyethylene which will be widely recyclable via kerbside here in the UK. We do hope this helps. - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-11-21

Are your products gluten free?

Asked by: Revlaurajane
Hi, thanks for getting in touch! Our suppliers have confirmed to us that the wheatgerm oil we use is gluten-free. The oil is cold pressed and deacidified; these processes mean that gluten is left behind and will not be present in the oil. Also, the Natural Source Vitamin E (Tocopherol) we use in our products is derived from soyabean oil and as such is also gluten-free. Nevertheless, as a common sense precaution we would always recommend a 24 hour patch test is conducted prior to the first use of any new skincare product. It might help you to know, that a full ingredients list for each of our products can be found on our website. I hope this information helps however, if you do require any further assistance, please reach out to our Customer Centre by calling 01983 813913 or email – The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-21

What age can you start using cleanse and polish? my 12 year old daughter has milia will this clear it up ??

Asked by: kathyboo
I’d say that cleanse and polish is lovely and gentle, so would be perfect for your daughter’s skin. 
Answered by: Chickin
Date published: 2021-08-31
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