Saturday, 22 February 2014

Skincare Review- Soap and Glory 'The Ultimelt'

I stopped by my local Boots store about two weeks ago to pick up some cold and flu remedies (good old British weather) and obviously couldn't leave without picking up yet more skincare items. As per usual, I was drawn to the Soap and Glory stand by the splash of pink and white packaging and cute slogans, and the Ultimelt hot cloth cleanser caught my eye.
My much loved Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish cleanser ran out a while back, and I hadn't gotten around to repurchasing, so thought I would use the opportunity to try out some alternatives with the hope of finding a drugstore dupe. The Ultimelt ticks the boxes in terms of price, retailing at £10 for 100ml (the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser is £14.75 for 100ml + muslin cloth)
The description states that Ultimelt contains naturally invigorating essential oils - a blend of orange, lavender, clary sage, rose and geraniumg and is paraben free, which is always a plus for all you skincare-a-holics such as myself!
As is to be expected with all Soap and Glory products, the packaging is lovely and the cleanser itself is really easy to use due to it's toothpaste-style tube. There's something about their recent packaging revamp that makes me really trust their products. What I really loved with this is that it includes one muslin cloth in the box, which is great as mine are beginning to look a little past their best to say the least!

I have been using this product most days for the past two weeks (I like to alternate with my Balance Me cleansing balm) and overall  have been really happy with the effect on my skin. The cleanser is really easy to use, as well as feeling quite luxurious as you massage it in to the skin, and the muslin cloth step is a nice addition and helps to really clean out your pores as well as giving a gentle exfoliation. I find this really helps to leave your skin feeling squeaky clean and free from makeup, although I am yet to try using it to remove stubborn mascara or eyeliner. In terms of the scent, it's almost identical to the Liz Earle cleanse and polish, with a really pleasant yet subtle natural smell.
Another major positive to this cleanser is the many natural ingredients and essential oils including sweet almond, orange and lavender, (although some people are sensetive to these, so be careful) which have really helped to clear up my skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Whatsmore, having done a quick comparison of the ingredients between the two cleansers, they actually seem very similar, the only slight difference coming in the use of varying essential oils. 

Overall, I am very pleased with this product, and it has definitely earned a place in my daily skincare routine! I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a slightly cheaper alternative to the Liz Earle cleanser, or for anyone who just fancies a change!

Value for money- Very good given the volume and quality of product.
 Price- £10 for 100ml from 
Pros- Lovely natural smell, leaves skin feeling super clean and soft.
Cons- Takes a few swipes of the muslin cloth to remove all residue, both other than that, none :)

Have you tried the Ultimelt cleanser? Let me know your thoughts down below!
Elspeth xxx

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