Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Soap and Glory The Ultimelt Deep Purifying Hot Cloth Cleanser


I've been really getting into my cleansers recently. I always thought that my skin couldn't handle a rich cleanser as it's always wreaked havoc for me in the past. However when I tested my Ren ClearCalm3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser my faith had been restored. 

After hearing Becky from TalkBeckyTalk rave about this Ultimelt Cleanser by Soap and Glory I really wanted to give it a go. I figured that if it worked for me I could swop out my Ren cleanser and would certainly be saving myself a pretty penny as this product is quite a bit cheaper. So I picked it up from Boots a few weeks ago when they were having a 1/3 off S&G and have been trying it for the last couple of weeks.

You can see the aim of the game above. Simply massage a bit of this cleanser into a makeup-free face for around 2 minutes, then press off with a warm, wet washcloth which was provided with the cleanser itself.

The first thing that I noticed about this cleanser was that, although enriched with sweet almond, orange and lavander oils, it did get quite difficult to massage into the skin for 2 straight minutes. After the first minute it felt like my skin had almost absorbed the product and I was left with the tough job off massaging quite a dry face for the other 60 seconds. Arm ache certainly became an issue.

The second thing I found a little strange was pressing off the product. I don't really understand how that removes the cleanser from your skin. It felt like my face really needed a good wipe over just to remove all the excess product. Having said that, I stuck to the rules of the product in the hope that it would be a skincare revelation.

Over all I don't think my skin has reacted as well as I would have hoped to this cleanser. I've certainly been breaking out a lot more than usual and I feel that it's probably because the cleanser isn't removing all the daily grime that my Ren cleanser does. It's such a shame because my skin always feels luxuriously soft after using this S&G cleanser, which is one of the plus sides from using a product enriched with oils. 

In general I just don't think that my skin is quite ready for a product like this. I definitely think it's best that I still stick to blemish-fighting products, or cleansers that aren't quite as rich. I can imagine this working beautifully for people with normal/dry skin, but it's just not cutting it on my combo/oily face.

Soap and Glory Ultimelt Deep Purifying Hot Cloth Cleanser - £6.67 with 1/3 off offer at Boots


  1. I've never tried a hot cloth cleanser before, I always wondered how exactly they worked. I'm the same as you though preferring something like a scrub that really feels like it's cleaning my face x

    justrach.com xo

    1. I loved the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser but that one broke me out too. I definitely prefer alternating between my scrub and Ren cleanser. For me, that's the perfect balance at the moment. xxo

  2. I tried this a couple of years ago before they changed the packaging, from the sound of it they've changed the product too! The one I had turned a minty kind of green colour as you used it and it heated up on the skin, in fact it was actually pretty nice; it's a shame that this is a let down.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    1. Oh really?! Sounds like they've definitely changed the product then because this is just white. I knew they changed the packaging but didn't realise the formulation had changed too. Thanks for letting me know hun. Maybe I would have liked the previous one more. xxo

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    1. From what I hear, the old packaging was nicer as it was more of a metal tube rather than a toothpaste looking packet. Still nice and clean looking though :) xxo


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