I think it’s safe to say that skincare has always been my ‘thing’. Ever since I was a teenager I’ve been obsessed with finding the best products to leave my skin looking clean and clear. And for many a year, I swore by Liz Earle’s range as she delivered pretty much everything I could possibly want from my skincare products.
But, thanks to being a blogger who often writes about beauty, I stopped using them so I could try out and review other brands here on my blog. And it wasn’t until I was gifted a set of 4 products for Christmas that I realised just how much I missed them. So, for today’s post I thought I would talk about rediscovering Liz Earle skincare and give a little review of each of the products I’ve been using recently. I hope you guys enjoy having a read.
So, the kit I received for Christmas was the ‘Make Every Day Glow’ kit (which was sadly a holiday special), and it contained 4 of Liz Earle’s best-selling skincare products, plus two pure cotton cloths:
- 100ml Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
- 200ml Instant Boost Skin Tonic
- 50ml Superskin Moisturiser
- 15ml Superskin Eye Cream
Now, I’d used the hot cloth cleanser and the skin tonic before, but I hadn’t tried out the moisturiser or the eye cream, so I was super excited to crack them open to see how well they would perform. My hope was that they would be just as good as the other Liz Earle products I’d used in the past and leave my skin looking radiant and blemish free. Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?!
So, as always I’ll start by talking about the packaging. Which, for the record, I think is absolutely beautiful. The pale green packaging of the majority of Liz Earle products is instantly recognisable when you head into a store such as Boots or John Lewis. It’s clean and simple, and I think it really suits the brand. I also love the purple jar that the Superskin Moisturiser comes in. It looks like a ridiculously expensive product sat on my dressing table!
I know that the packaging isn’t everything, and you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, so to speak. But I have to be honest and say that I do tend to gravitate towards nicer looking products when I’m out shopping. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that?!
Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – from £10.00
So, onto the first product now: the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. I currently have the 100ml version of this, and it comes in a tall tube with a pump dispenser. I really like this as it dispenses just the right amount of product every time. The Hot Cloth Cleanser is meant to be a two-step process, and what I tend to do is dispense a couple of pumps of the product into the palm of my hand, and then gently massage onto dry skin over my eyes, face and skin. Once I’ve done that, I rinse one of the pure cotton cloths that comes with the cleanser in tepid water, wring it out, and then polish off all the cleanser from my face. It’s so easy!
The cleanser is lovely and rich, so you only need a couple of pumps to feel the benefits of it, and it has a lovely, fresh scent to it as well. I love that I can massage this around my eye area without causing them to sting as well. With most other products I have to be really careful not to accidentally cause any irritation! And I find that one cleanse is enough to remove daily grime and makeup. It’s even great at shifting waterproof mascara! How cool is that?
I use the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser twice a day – first thing in a morning, and then again at night. It definitely leaves my skin looking and feeling a lot better than it does when I use similar products. I just love it. Why did I toss it aside for so long?! I won’t be doing that again in a hurry, I can assure you.
Instant Boost Skin Tonic – £15.50
Next, we have the Instant Boost Skin Tonic, which is essentially a toning product. If you guys don’t already use toners as part of your skincare routine then I highly recommend you do. They work as a sort of quick, second cleanse. And I find that they lift off any impurities that the cleanser may have missed.
The Instant Boost Skin Tonic comes in a rectangular shaped bottle with a twisty cap. And what I do is twist it up, pour a generous amount onto a cotton pad and then sweep it over my face and neck. It feels really refreshing on my skin, and although the scent is a lot stronger than the one the Hot Cloth Cleanser has, it’s still really lovely, and leaves me wanting to give it a second sniff!
I love using this particular product on hot days, as it really cools down my skin. And I have to be honest and say that this is probably my favourite toner ever. And that’s quite a bold statement for me to make as I don’t think I’ve ever used a ‘bad’ one. I don’t know what it is that makes me feel this way … I just do! And like the hot cloth cleanser I talked about above, I use the Instant Boost Skin Tonic twice a day – once in a morning, and once again at night.
Superskin Moisturiser – £42.00
I honestly can’t believe that I hadn’t tried any of Liz Earle’s Moisturisers until recently! But I’m glad I finally have, as they’re every bit as luxurious as you would imagine. The one I got in my kit at Christmas was the Superskin Moisturiser with natural neroli, which is an essential oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree.
This particular moisturiser is rich in omega-3, GLA and antioxidants, and I apply it to my face, neck and décolletage every morning after I’ve cleansed and toned. I find this particular moisturiser to be quick thick, and I only apply a little a bit at a time otherwise it becomes quite difficult to rub in. It has a really nice, delicate fragrance to it. And I can always tell when I’ve used it as my skin feels soft and smooth all day long.
I know I mentioned it before, but I absolutely love the packaging of the moisturiser. It’s just stunning. I love the colour, the shape of the bottle, the material. Everything. I think it’s an all-around winning product, and I can definitely see myself repurchasing it.
Superskin Eye Cream – £39.00
And last but certainly not least I’ve been using another product that I hadn’t tried before. And that’s the Superskin Eye Cream. Again, I love that this product comes in a tube with a pump, as it means it dispenses the perfect amount of product (about the size of a pea) each time. This product has the most subtle scent of all the ones I’ve talked about today. But it still smells lovely.
I mentioned before that some products irritate my eyes if I get too close to them. And obviously, eye creams are one of the main culprits for this. But I’m pleased to report that the Superskin Eye Cream doesn’t bother them at all. Yay! And what I do with this product is gently dab it around my eyes with my ring finger after I’ve finished applying my moisturiser. I feel like it really brightens up the under-eye area, and leaves me looking less sleepy.
Even though there’s only 15ml of eye cream in this tube, I think it will last me for quite a while as a little goes a really long way. And despite it being on the pricey side, I would most definitely repurchase it in the future as it doesn’t irritate my eyes and I feel like it works well enough to justify the cost. I’m very impressed with it, and would highly recommend giving it a try.
Overall, I’m really impressed with the Liz Earle products I’ve been using recently, and I would repurchase them all without a shadow of a doubt. I should also mention that the products are all cruelty-free, and are made with naturally active ingredients such as rosemary, chamomile, cranberry and cucumber. I love using them all as part of my daily skincare routine, and highly recommend giving them a try if you’re on the lookout for new skincare products to try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.