Liz Earle's naturally active products for dry and sensitive skin.
If, like me, you have skin that will only need a slightly open window nearby this winter to get more red, and more dry, Liz Earle’s products may be for you. Achieving a luxury post-spa feeling afterwards, these naturally active ingredients make for a relaxing, intensely moisturising experience.
The Hot Cloth Cleanser.
The Hot Cloth Cleanser buffed away all of the dead skin cells from my face and the muslin cloth and hot water left it feeling smooth from first use. I don’t usually like using perfumed products on my face, but the mild scents of rosemary and cocoa butter made it smell like a luxurious facial had taken place, rather than a clumsy application in my own bathroom! The box provides two muslin cloths of pure cotton, and they seem to have some sort of light exfoliating property in them that sweeps the excess product off my skin effectively. One thing I would say, though, is that the cleansing of foundation and grime works great, but for heavier eye make-up, it’s not the best product I’ve used. It would probably remove it fine if more of the cleanser was used, but to remove all traces of thick mascara I would probably resort to using a different cleanser on top.
Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion
This was something I would never buy on its own – the Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion. I haven’t actually got to try it for its intended use yet, as I haven’t woken up with bags under my eyes this week, fortunately. But the lotion is basically the same consistency as a toner, and I don’t have any complaints because it doesn’t irritate my
eyes. That’s about it for that, because I’m not really sure what its purpose is… A flowery sort of toning lotion for eyes? Who knows?
Instant Boost Skin Tonic
The next product I used from the box was the Instant Boost Skin Tonic, which is a refreshing, scented toner packed with the antioxidant vitamin E. My skin felt tighter and firmer after first use, and I don’t tend to get along great with a lot of toners because they tend to dry out or even flake my already dehydrated skin. I was weary about applying it around the eye area because that’s my problem part, but it seemed to actually revitalise my skin very well. My skin tone seemed a little more even, as I personally get a lot of red patches where it’s most dry. So far, so good, Liz Earle.
Skin Repair Moisturiser for Dry/Sensitive skin
The next product is my favourite of ALL. It’s probably my favourite moisturiser of ALL TIME. From the very first application, I knew that it would work wonders for my poor face, because of how smoothly it glides over your pores, and I could feel it absorbing in an almost serum-like way. The silky texture means only a thin layer needs to be applied, which works for me. The moisturiser actually seemed to make my cheeks quite dewy and glowing, which I usually only see after an intense face mask and some highlighter. I’m really taken by this product, and I could see that the areas of dry, red skin around my nose were much, much smoother.
The quality of this experience, a facial in a box, makes this a lovely investment for anybody who wants to spend a bit extra on skincare this season. The box comes to £45 (sold in John Lewis, Boots and House of Fraser), which is unfortunately expensive for the student budget. If you wanted to just buy the essentials and invest in a good cleanser and moisturiser, alone the products are £20.95.
There are many other brands to choose from such as No.7, The Body Shop, L’Oreal etc in comparison that will offer similar results and look after your skin this winter (that Sunday Spa Day will be reviewing soon!). However, the reason I think this Liz Earle box is for me unmatched is because of its inclusion of everything, the spa-like feel and the fact that they use naturally active ingredients. The Liz behind the Liz Earle range is a natural beauty expert, specialising in botanical ingredients, natural health and well being. I would really recommend it if you’re looking for a new beauty product as a staple this winter 🙂 x