Is nspa Hot Cloth Polish a Dupe for Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish?



I’m a big believer in not overspending in unnecessary places, as it leaves more money in the kitty for shoes! If I can find a product which does the same job for half the price, you can bet your bottom dollar I’m buying that one.

When I discovered nspa, a budget line with high end results, I knew I had to give it a whirl.  The product which caught my attention most was the Hot Cloth Polish, which is a clear dupe of Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish.

Given that Liz Earle has come under fire recently for changing the formula of Cleanse & Polish, I know there are a lot of people out there looking for an alternative after feeling let down by the brand.  Lix Earle claim it came down to perseverative ingredient which according to the European Commission cannot be used anymore, but others say it was purely a profit-making move to reduce the levels of the expensive ingredients.

Whatever the case, I thought I’d put it to the test and compare and contrast the two to see which one comes out on top.




First things first, what is the price difference?  Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish is available in various sizes and multipack options but the most comparable one is the 100ml Starter Kit which comes with 2 muslin cloths and retails for £16.

The nspa Hot Cloth Polish is only available in one option which is a 150ml with 1 muslin cloth for £7, less than half the price of its rival.

It’s worth noting you can pick up both on sale at various points in the year, I’ve seen Cleanse & Polish being sold for as little as £10 and Hot Cloth Polish for a rock bottom £3.




I think the cloth is where you see the biggest difference in quality.  The nspa one feels very flimsy and thin, whereas the Liz Earle one is a much weightier and more absorbent fabric.  However, if truth be told they both serve the same purpose and work equally well when it came to washing the product off.




The one major difference between the two is the consistency.  I preferred the Liz Earle version when applying it, as it sunk into the skin far easier and quicker.  The consistency of the nspa one is much stiffer and takes a bit more working.

Having said that, in terms of scent the nspa one wins for me.  I found Cleanse & Polish to be really overbearing and if you suffer from sensitive skin, I would imagine this could be a real issue.  Hot Cloth Polish on the other hand, is far less fragranced, making it gentler on the skin.




I used both products twice a day over a 2-week stint.  The nspa version left my skin a touch on the dry side but this was easily balanced out with a good face cream.  Overall, I really enjoyed using it and my skin looked radiant and less congested.

With the Liz Earle version was skin was much better hydrated but I did get a couple of blemishes while using it.  As I already mentioned, the scent also bothered me.




My honest opinion is, unless you’re a huge and loyal fan of Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish, the nspa version is a worthy component at a fraction of the price.  The next time I need to restock my beauty cupboard I will be repurchasing nspa Hot Cloth Polish.

You can currently find nspa Hot Cloth Polish on sale HERE and Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish HERE.

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    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      That’s great to hear, thank you so much xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Pleasure, hope you found it helpful xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      It definitely is great when you find a worthy dupe! xx

  1. CM August 6, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Wow, they look like great products (:
    ice blog, dear!

    CM | XIII.

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you darling xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks sweetie xx

  2. Vika August 6, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    As usual great post! Thanks for sharing)

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      Me too, can’t beat budget beauty which still gives great results! xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Glad you found it informative hun xx

  3. Gemma August 7, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Sounds like a great product. I do use the Liz Earle how cloth cleanser everyday should would be interested in trying the nspa too.

    Have a great day!

    Gemma x

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Yes you sooo should! This will definitely save you some money xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      🙂 🙂

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      Thanks hun xx

  4. Sugar Lane August 7, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I had never heard of those, guess we don’t get them in Spain…
    have a great week!

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      I thought Liz Earle was a global brand but after reading a lot of the comments I think it might be more of a UK thing xx

  5. Len Parent August 7, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Omg sounds like an amazing products! I should try one of those! Thanks for sharing doll.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      Yes, they’re definitely worth giving a try. Both are great xx

  6. Janea August 7, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I also like to cut corners on non-shoe items. Of course, it sounds like in using NSPA rather than Liz Earle to NSPA, you really aren’t making much of a sacrifice. Great honest review!
    xo, janea

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you darling, glad you enjoyed it! It’s all about new shoes! Haha xx

  7. Mary August 7, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I’m looking for a new skin care line to try and Liz Earle looks like my cup of tea. I’m dying to try the Hot cloth Polish can’t believe it’s so affordable.

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      You should definitely give nspa a whirl xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      They’re definitely gooduns! xx

  8. Alyssa August 7, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I haven’t heard of this brand before but this product sounds great!

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      I’m suprised how many people don’t know Liz Earle but I think it must be a UK thing xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      100% agree! xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      You should! xx

    • thatnewd August 11, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks hun xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      They’re pretty fab! xx

  9. Gil Zetbase August 8, 2017 / 6:04 am

    Great post!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you darling xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      I’m so impressed with it given how afforable it is, I will definitely be repurchasing xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much! Can’t beat sparkly pink nails, haha xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Totally agree, I always read other people’s reviews before I buy xx

  10. Gabrielle August 8, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    The price difference definitely supports the idea of at least trying the purse-friendly alternative, I agree! Loving your fresh, white and clean imagery in this post by the way babe 🙂

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much Gabrielle xx

  11. Ashley August 8, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    What a great dupe! I love this, lady! You thoroughly tested these out, which is solid work. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Haha thanks hunny xx

  12. Ayu Damayanthi August 8, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Seems like you got beautiful products in here. Thanks for sharing!
    anyway, would you like to following each other? Let me know.


    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Of course doll, what would you like me to follow you on?xx

  13. Vika August 8, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Great inspiration! Have a nice day)

    • thatnewd August 9, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you darling xx

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