Thursday, 10 January 2013

Skincare Essentials: Liz Earle

I was first recommended Liz Earle products by my best friend after she raved about them, and I'm so glad I listened to her! I suffer from skin redness on my nose and cheeks, and for a long time I had tried different ways to reduce it. Although I haven't been diagnosed by a dermatologist I figured my problem could have been acne rosacea and luckily there are products around that have helped to clear it up without the need for strong medication. The Liz Earle factsheet on acne rosacea recommends four particular products that are said to help the skin's appearance. I didn't hesitate to go looking for them, and I came across her December Essentials package last month (Cleanse and Polish hot cloth cleanser, Skin Tonic, Moisturiser, 2 Muslin cloths, free gift eye brightener + free mascara and a foundation sample) and I also bought the Intensive Nourishing treatment mask. This order ended up being over £50, which is fairly expensive, but the products last a long time and I got an additional Cleanse and Polish for free!

The premise for the essentials is simple: apply twice daily, morning and evening.

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, 100ml pump - £12.75

Winner of so many beauty awards, the Cleanse and Polish hot cloth cleanser is a must-have for your skincare routine. The product is plant-based and rich in naturally active ingredients like eucalyptus and cocoa butter which make it silky-smooth and refreshing on the skin. The two phases (cleanse and polish) allow you to clean your face of any makeup while removing any dead skin cells in order to leave you with soft radiant skin. You also have the choice of purchasing this in either a pump or a tube.

Instant Boost Skin Tonic, 200ml bottle - £12.50

The Instant Boost Skin Tonic has a pleasant floral scent and is designed to soothe and brighten your skin after cleansing. It adds a layer of moisture to the skin and feels incredibly refreshing and cooling; no wonder, with its ingredients including aloe vera to revitalise, and chamomile, cucumber and natural vitamin E to soothe. This product comes in either a bottle or a spritzer (handy if you need to revitalise on the go!)

Skin Repair Moisturiser, 50ml jar - £18.75

Moisturising is essential to any skincare routine, especially in these harsher Winter months! The final part of the daily routine is just that, and I use the Skin Repair Moisturiser for dry/sensitive skin types. What's great about this is that you only need a small amount in order to feel its effects. The product is rich in natural actives like borage and avocado oils and the natural antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E which help to replace lost moisture and combat skin dryness. There are also moisturisers for other specific skin types (combination/oily, normal/combination, mature/very dry) and they all come in a choice of tubes or jars. 

Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask, 50ml starter kit - £14.25

This treatment mask is specifically designed to help dry, stressed and parched skin. It has a similar consistency to the Cleanse and Polish, and goes thickly onto the skin. Containing West African shea and borage seed oil, it enhances the skin's natural barrier and has a really uplifting scent thanks to the rose-scented geranium. The idea of this is to apply and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with a Muslin cloth. I use this product sparingly, only when my skin feels really dry, and follow it up with my skin tonic and moisturiser.

Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion, 150ml bottle - £10.25
(free December gift)

This eye brightener is a godsend! Before I use my Cleanse and Polish in the morning I always sweep my eyes with a cotton wool pad with some of this on. It's brilliant for lifting excess makeup like mascara that you may have missed the night before, and it's very cooling (ingredients include witch hazel and aloe vera) so it's great if you have puffy or irritated eyes. The solution itself is non-oily and soaks into your skin quickly, and it's suitable for contact lens wearers like myself - another bonus!

What do you think of Liz Earle's skincare range? Do you suffer from redness/acne rosacea and have found these products help?


  1. Lovely post!
    Nice blog you have dear ♥
    Check out mine sometime if you'd like ♥

    1. Thank you, lovely! Just checked out your blog, now following! X

  2. I, too, suffer from acne rosacea and bought this essentials kit in December. Have to agree with everything you have said although I didn't buy the mask. I am converted to these products and you only need a little bit of the moisturiser as it goes a long way so will last ages. Highly recommended

    1. They really are brilliant products! Thanks for commenting :) x

  3. Wonderful post :). I recommend everything - you should also try the exfoliator and deep cleansing mask too. I usually alternate between the two masks or go by what my skin feels like.

    Keep up the fab blogging! x

  4. Replies
    1. So many great products! I could buy the entire skincare range all in one go! X

  5. I would like to ask you to share a link to other resources dedicated to this subject of course just in case you happen to know any of them.

    1. I haven't tried tons of skincare products recently (other than a few of the high street brands which didn't do anything for me), but I can tell you that Liz Earle products are the best for my skin type when it comes to cleansing. Although, I would also recommend Embryolisse moisturisers, especially lait créme concentré - a lovely moisturiser that can act as a primer too, and it sinks into the skin so quickly! Thanks for commenting :) x


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