Thursday, 9 January 2014

I'm a Liz Earle Girl... and my skin has never been happier!


 
It’s official, I’m a Liz Earle girl! I’ve joined the gang. I say gang, it’s more of a cult! My Liz Earle obsessed friends have been trying to sign me up for a while – fighting over their selves to tell me how amazing it is and now that I’ve succumb, I’m doing the same.... but alas I understand why! Today I’m reviewing the “basic” three step skincare regime....

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser £14.75/100ml here
With over 90 prestigious beauty awards under its belt, this iconic beauty must have is the original and the best! It’s rich, yet gentle and delivers instantly visible results. Packed full of goodies including eucalyptus, rosemary, chamomile and cocoa butter, it has a heady aromatic scent and every time I use it I feel pampered. I apply one pump to dry skin, working it in with a little massage before taking the muslin cloth (dampened with hot water) and placing it over my face. The warmth and steam open the pores, whilst the cleanser and cloth remove grime, makeup and dead skin cells to reveal smooth, clean, radiant skin. I’ve used the No7 hot cloth cleanser in the past, which is very nice but just for a quick comparison I immediately felt that this one is richer, purer, naturally scented and the muslin cloth bigger and better. I’ve been using this for three months now -  I wouldn’t go peddling this stuff if it wasn’t sufficiently tried and tested. My skin has never been better – clear, radiant and much more balanced... it’s really working out for me! I guess the only down side, it’s not great on eye make up. It removes it to an extend (don’t be afraid to work it into the eye area, it’s kind to eyes) but I still have to follow up with eye makeup remover. I also fell for the limited edition Grapefruit and
Patchouli version (the patchouli won me over).




Instant Tonic Skin Boost £13.25/200ml here
This isn't a toner,it's a magic skin elixir! With aloe vera to revitalise and soften and calendula, chamomile, cucumber and vitamin E to soothe and refresh the skin. This heavenly floral-scented, non-drying toner refreshes, soothes and brightens, leaving a fine veil of moisture on the skin. I could see the difference immediately after using this, my skin looks glowing. If you have the spritzer version you can use it whenever you fancy a little refresher.
Skin Repair Moisturiser Normal/combination £19.20/50ml here
I wasn’t planning to buy this because I love Steam cream, but there was a good skincare bundle offer pre Christmas – how could I resist! This perfectly balanced moisturiser softens, smoothes and conditions skin for a naturally healthy-looking glow. Of the three products, I guess this is the one I love the least. It’s not that it’s not good, it is, but it hasn’t wowed me. It’s thick and creamy in consistency but quite light on the skin. For me it’s a good daily moisturiser and forms a balanced base for makeup – it doesn’t leave me shiny or greasy, but does have a glow. In the evening I still like to use Steamcream (review here) and the to-die-for Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate (remember this?)
Final thoughts...
I'm really grateful to have found a skincare regime that works for me. It becomes tiring (and costly) flitting from one thing to the next, always mixing and matching and working out what works well with what. Liz (we're on first name terms now) is simple and fuss free. Sadly it's not the most budget friendly, but the products are rich and long lasting - my first cleanse & polish lasted three months plus you get a free sample, usually a 30ml travel size cleanse & polish worth £5.50 every time you order from the website. There's also "try me" size versions of all the skincare so you can try before forking out a lot of cash. Plus it recently popped up in selected Boots stores – points anyone?

You can buy Liz Earle products direct here, John Lewis here and QVC here. Where’s my Liz Earle girls at?
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9 comments:

  1. I love the smell of the skin tonic, it is amazing. I love the cleanse & polish but I'm more of a balm girl.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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    1. Isn't skin tonic fab! I've been hearing lots about balms, but I'm sticking for now x

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  2. I still haven't tried any Liz Earle products but I have been drying to get my hand on the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. After your review, I think I will have to get it soon.

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

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    1. It's definitely the place to start. They do mini travel size version so you can try without forking out a lot of money x

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  3. I've been flitting about with other skin care products too and always end up back at Liz Earle! The standout product for me is the Eye Bright Lotion cos its such a savior in the mornings!

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    1. Oooo, I can't beleive you said that because Eye Bright is next on my wish list... it's a sign! x

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  4. Liz Earle was the first skincare range I used properly and I still love the products. Although I'm a little older these days I need some heavier duty products I use C&P in the mornings and I wouldn't be without eyebright in the Summer when I'm suffering from hayfever.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I neeeeeed eyebright now. It was already on my wish list and it's coming highly recommended x

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  5. I am dying to try Liz Earle, I keep adding more and more of her items to my wishlist. I just bought a Superdrug version of the hot cloth cleanser and I can't wait to use it! Will have to ask for some of this for my birthday :) you've totally swayed me now!!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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