/ Beauty, Skin Care

So, two years ago I was all about Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, I still love that balm, last year it was take the day off with Clinique and I loved that too, but this winter I’m giving the drugstore a go and trying the Boots Botanicals Hot Cloth Cleanser. Now I do a lot of research before I buy cleansing products. My skin isn’t too sensitive, I can use acid toners without a problem, but it is spot prone so I need to be careful with what I’m putting on.

There was a little controversy over this product on thine as the ingredients have changed since it was first released. I never tried it then, and I have nothing to compare it to but I have found this product to be really effective in removing making and very nourishing to the skin.



This is 97% organic with no nasties (parabens) inside, this hard balm turns into an oil when warmed up and gently massaged into the skin. This is a thick balm cleanser and if you don’t remove it properly with a flannel or washcloth it will leave you with a film of oil across the skin so you really do need to remove the product off properly.



I use this as a 1st cleanse and follow up with my La Roche Posey cleanser to target my problem skin. Doing it this way round It also protects my skin from my follow up cleanser that can dry my skin out (a bit like oil in your hair before you shampoo).

This is just what I need for the winter months, it feels nourishing and has a good slip for a facial massage. I’m glad I tried this as an alternative to my high end cleansers and is a great intro into balm cleansers.

Is it the same as Emma Hardie, Sarah Chapman and Clinique…No but it works well and takes my make up off at the end of the day. I’m tempted to try some more from this range, and will look at it for my niece who is 11 and wanting to start a skin care regime.

Available from Boots Botanical Hot Cloth Cleanser £5.99 on off usually £8.99


Have you tried anything from else from the Botanicals range, what do you recommend?