Hot Cloth Cleansers: Superdrug VS No7!

12th January 2018

Hey everyone!

I have been wanting to try a hot cloth cleanser for a long while now, especially the Superdrug one as I’ve heard so many fabulous things about it. When my friend Marika asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, the first thing I thought was of things that I could review for the blog (you can check out my latest makeup review here). The no7 one I managed to swindle from my mums no7 set that she picked up in the Boots sale so I could give it a try for review purposes. If it turns out to be my favourite, it might just end up with a permanent residence in my bedroom (shh).

Both came with cloths to use with which are designed to give the skin a gentle exfoliation aswell as a cleanse. I already like the sound of this as although I usually like to buy quite pricey products for my skin, I’m so lazy with my general skin routine at the moment. So to have a product that does both at once sounds pretty ideal to me.

Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser // £4.99 for 200ml

I personally thought the cloth that came with this was surprisingly quite good quality for how much this product was. It’s a decent size and adequately soft with a slight roughness to it for gentle exfoliation. I really liked that it wasn’t too abrasive as I feel it wouldn’t be suitable for every day use otherwise. The directions are to apply the creamy cleanser to your face and neck, dampen the cloth with very warm water then remove it in circular motions.

The scent of it is much like the rest of the Vitamin E range from Superdrug which is subtle and ironically, a lightly creamy fragrance. The consistency is perfectly moderately thick and feels really soothing going onto the face. When using the cloth in circular motions, it removed all of my makeup completely effortlessly including mascara which I was really pleasantly surprised about. There was no fussing about with cotton pads and despite my skin looking a little red because of the warm water, it felt really super soft for quite a few hours afterwards.

I am so happy with how easy the whole process was, I was worried it was going to go all in my hair or make my face feel greasy and horrible. I actually think this is probably the easiest and quickest way I’ve found to remove my makeup. It’s also brilliant as it didn’t sting my face or eyes at all which is a problem I often get with makeup removers due to sensitivity. None of the bits I’ve tried from the Superdrug Vitamin E range have disappointed me so far and I’m so excited to try even more of it!

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser // £10 for 200ml

I was actually quite surprised when i saw the cloth that came with this cleanser as it just looks quite (dare I say) cheap in my opinion. I thought for the more expensive product and a brand like no7, it might’ve been a bit thicker or more luxury but apparently not. It reminds me of one of those thin bandages you can pick up from Boots and it’s quite a bit smaller than the Superdrug cloth.

The scent of it is admittedly a little more luxury and calming but the consistency is ever so slightly thinner. It reminds a bit of a lotion whereas the Superdrug one is more of a thick cream. It does feel nice being applied to the face and the applicator isn’t messy at all as it’s a pump which is handy. This cleanser was quite similar to the other in the fact that it did remove all traces of my makeup fairly easily but I’ve got to say I really hated the cloth. It’s just too abrasive and thin for the face. It might be suitable for people with tougher skin but I found by the end of it I really wanted to stop using it as it started to hurt.

After using this I unfortunately found my face felt dry and tight. I’m not sure whether it was mainly to do with the cloth being too abrasive or whether the cleanser just wasn’t very nourishing. I would have to say I don’t think I would use this again mainly for this reason as I can suffer with quite dry skin around this time of year and I wouldn’t want to accentuate it.

So there you have it, the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser wins! Surprisingly the one that is half the price of the other. I would highly recommend this to anyone who feels they need a cheap, easy and nourishing cleanser. It’s fabulous! Have you tried any products from the Superdrug Vitamin E range?

’Til Next Time,

38 responses to “Hot Cloth Cleansers: Superdrug VS No7!”

  1. Jasmine says:

    I’ve never tried a hot cloth cleanser before but it sounds good to me!
    Also, I’m glad I’m not the only one who pinches mums products to try out ;D

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I’m definitely going to be using the Superdrug one all the time now! Haha she doesn’t mind it really 🙂

  2. Mum says:

    Oh I get to keep my product now then? Xx

  3. Gabrielle says:

    I didn’t know Superdrug did their own range of skincare like this! I’ll deffo have to have a look as I need to get my skin looking good for our wedding this year! Great post lovely ?❤️
    Gaby xx

  4. Chloe says:

    Hi, I have not heard of hot cloth cleansers before, it sounds like something that I should try. Thanks for trying.

  5. Leslie says:

    I’ve never heard of a hot cloth cleanser but this is so cool! I love how it sounds!

  6. Katie Henry says:

    This is brilliant because I’ve always been using the Superdrug one!

  7. Francesca says:

    I’ve recently bought some new skincare products as I’ve noticed my skin has changed a lot lately and I was super lazy with looking after my skin so I will definitely add the superdrug cleanser to my new routine!x

    Francesca | ?

  8. Jenny says:

    Interesting! See we don’t always need to splurge out to find amazing products. The only hot cloth cleanser I’ve tried is Liz Earle and whilst the smell was nice and it felt nice on my face, I didn’t really think anything of it. I’d definitely try the Superdrug one thoigh! xxx

  9. Sophie says:

    This is interesting! I’m not really a big fan of cream cleansers, they usually irritate my skin and I generally find them quite messy. I do find in general though that some of the Superdrug own brand skincare products can be really good quality for the price point. It’s usually only the excessive fragrance that lets them down x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I thought that before I’d tried them but I don’t find them messy at all! Yeah the Superdrug Vitamin E Range is fabulous x

  10. Julia says:

    Who would have thought that Vitamin E cleanser would be better than a high-street one? I’ve never tried a hot cloth cleanser so it makes me very happy that I can buy a cheaper one and still enjoy great results! Thanks for the review!

    Julia xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know! I prefer it all-round tbh, the smell too! Super drugs Vitamin E range is fab, I’d recommend it to anyone! Xx

  11. Ooh the Superdrug Vitamin E Cleanser sounds fab! I loved this comparison review, as you would always immediately expect the more expensive option to be better – so it’s really interesting and informative to hear that the No7 one isn’t as good as the Superdrug offering 🙂 Great post Alice!xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I definitely think it’s something I’m going to be doing more of as I think budget beauty is at it’s best right now! You don’t need to splurge to have good skin or makeup 🙂 thanks lovely Xx

  12. Meg says:

    Iv’e been toying with the idea of a hot cloth cleaner for a while, I’m definitely going to give this a go now!

  13. Gemma says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard about a Hot Cloth Cleanser before and I might just have to try it myself to see what the fuss is about! It’s something a little unusual, I’m actually quote surprised the Superdrug one is better than the No7 one, especially as it’s a little bit more expensive. We always feel that cheaper products are not as good but actually you should just give them a chance. Of course, might be different for other people. I think I’m going to try the Superdrug one first.

    Gemma |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah I was kind of expecting the No7 one to be better quality but I did much prefer the Superdrug one, I have always heard amazing things about Superdrugs skincare though so I’m glad it lived up to expectations! X

  14. Oh wow, how have I not heard about this product? I adore Superdrug’s own brand so much so I will be checking this out as soon as possible as it sounds amazing. Thank you so much for sharing and making me aware of this product. ??✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x |

  15. Alice says:

    The Vitamin E cleanser has become a staple product in my skincare! I just love it so much, it makes my skin feel so much softer and I think it even looks a little brighter since I’ve started using it. I can’t believe how good the entire range is to be honest, considering how affordable it is! x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh really!? I am honestly so chuffed with it, I really want to pick up the whole range now but I’ve got a few other bits to try out and use up before I treat myself to new stuff! I’m in love with the scent too! X

  16. My mum always uses no.7 but ill get her to try the superdrug version as it could save her and it sounds fab! Love the comparison post! Thanks for sharing lovely!

    Emily xx

  17. Alicia says:

    I’ve never even heard of a hot cloth cleanser! Thanks for enlightening me, now I need to try it because it sounds amazing. I will try the Superdrug’s one first due to the price but great comparison review xx

  18. Anu says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried a hot cloth cleanser! The Vitamin E one sounds absolutely amazing. I’ve noticed that there’s so many incredible cheaper products out there at the moment, I’ve found quite a lot of drugstore products that have completely replaced the high end ones I’ve been using 🙂 x

    Anu | Based On blog

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Budget beauty is booming right now, the Superdrug one is so luxurious and makes your skin feel so lovely! X

  19. Ashton says:

    I have not heard of hot cloth cleansing and it sounds so interesting. I will definitely be giving it a try soon.

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