The younger you start looking after your skin - the better!
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For those of you who have followed me for a while, you will know my love for all things LIz earle.
I love everything the company stands for and all the ingredients used in each product are all so amazing for the skin and naturally sourced which I’m all about!
When I moved into my flat, my gran got me two lovely gifts - one being a massive painting (love it) and another - Liz Earle Super skin which she said I would love and she had already been through 3 pots of the stuff (My gran is in her 60′s and there is literally not one wrinkle on her face, so if it works for her, I’m trying it!).
The pot I got was 50 ml and came with a little concentrate oil which is cute. When you open the moisturiser, the smell is quite powerful - at first I really didn’t like smell (I would say it was a mixture of cranberry and everything else in it) but now I can’t get enough of it.
The moisturiser claims to be for dry, mature or sensitive skin, so for me, two out of three things that my skin is (not yet mature, I’m only 24!) and helps smooth, plump and replenish for healthy hydrated skin - so I was really excited to try it out.
The product is full of gorgeous ingredients that are rich in antioxidants - Pomegranate Extract, West African Shea, Glycerin, Vitamin E , Borage, cranberry and Rose-hip seed oils which when applied together and put on your skin, just instantly softens the skin and gives your skin the hydration it needs.
I used this every day for about a week and found that a little goes a long way. I found it worked best when I massaged the product into my skin, using circle techniques and working my way from my forehead to my chin and taking the product down to my neck. The gentle massaging will help lift your skin and ease any tension from a busy day. I now try and use it at least once a week as I’m trying to make it last me but it’s not working very well, so think I will need to stock up on this in case of an emergency.
No matter what age you are, skin care is so important and the younger you start taking care of your skin - the better! Especially with so many thick and heavy cosmetic products these days, it’s equally as important to make sure we give our skin the best it deserves.
I’ve had a look on the Liz Earle website and for the 50 ml pot that I have, it is £39.00 (Thanks gran, you’re a gem). I’d recommend this for anyone looking for a higher quality moisturiser that has sensitive or dry skin and wants to give their skin the best ingreidents to help soften, hydrate and rejuvenated their skin.
This product may seem a little pricey but for the size of the pot, I’d say it is worth the money and you will no doubt love it as much as I do.
So you returned in the early hours of the morning after having one too many glasses of wine. When your not feeling or looking your best the temptation is to drown your face in make up, but with a few handy skin care products you get the radiance of the perfect nights sleep with no hangover.
1) In the morning i usually wake up with remnants of the previous nights make up halfway down my face so i start off removing this with the Lush Ultrabland cleanser, this one is perfect as its very moisturising and hydrating which, is what your skin is lacking.
2) This step takes the longest but is worth it, using the ultra bland cleanser i will massage the skin for 5-10 minutes working the skin in a upwards motion starting at the forehead working around the eye area, cheeks and neck. This will get the blood flowing giving the appearance of a glow, this also gets rid of any retention in the face and will make the skin look more alive and healthier. To massage the skin you should use gentle but firm movements taking extra care around the eye area.
3) After this you should definitely start to notice a difference, the skin should look more taught and have a glow to it, using a hot cloth i then remove the cleanser and start to apply the brightening mask by Liz Earle.
4) 4 minutes later i will then remove this with warm water, to remove any dead skin cells i exfoliate the skin with the Liz Earle gentle exfoliator.
5) After removing the exfoliator with warm water i then splash my face with cold water to close my pores. I then start to moisturise my face using a light weight serum thats moisturising but not greasy.
6) To add a extra glow and colour to my face i will then use the Clarins liquid self tanning lotion to my face applying with a cotton wool pad.
7) To reduce dark circles underneath the eye area i then gentle pat some of the eye brightening moisturiser by Naturally high underneath my eyes, for better results keep this in the fridge to create a cooling effect, reducing puffiness.
8) Final step is to moisturise the lips using the Nuxe honey lip balm.
The final look should be healthier, youthful skin that has a glow to it and doesn’t look like you got in at 4am!
Since it was launched in 1995, the high performance, botanically based skin care by Liz Earle has gained a loyal following in its clientele and a plethora of accolades from magazines such as a Beauty Insider Choice Award, a Woman & Home Best Buy award and a much coveted Elle Beauty Award in 2010. The philosophy behind the products is simply to do the job they are supposed to do by harnessing the natural benefits of plant extracts, giving maximum results even on the most sensitive of skin types.
Ethical beauty is something I am particularly fond of and Liz Earle has a set of principles that include; reduced packaging, so as not to adversely impact on the environment, they are also suitable for vegetarians as there is no animal testing at all and no animal based ingredients (aside from beeswax and manuka honey which are ethically sourced). Instead of heavy synthetic SPFs which clog pores and irritate sensitive skin, the products contain naturally derived mineral suncreens which reflect both UVA & UVB rays instead of absorbing them.
In the collection, it is the “Cleanse & Polish” Hot Cloth Cleanser which has continued to be a consistent best seller thanks to it’s remarkable ability to remove all kinds of make-up (including waterproof mascara) without even a hint of a tingle or sting. Applied with your fingers, the gentle cleanser leaves skin feeling fresh whilst the hot cloth (used to remove excess product) buffs away unwanted surface cells to reveal a brighter, newer complexion.
Prices vary between €5.50 - €70 within the collection and Liz Earle is available online at www.lizearle.ie
In the 18th century, Marie Antoinette kicked the gossip mill into overdrive by sitting for an official portrait in a corset-less (gasp!) muslin dress. As it turns out, the lightweight fabric’s renown dates back even further, with more uses than even the most tricked-out Swiss Army knife. Don’t believe us? Take a peek at the textile’s unexpectedly fascinating Wikipedia entry for a full rundown.
You guys need to read about this. What you can see in the picture is the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser by Liz Earle - the starter kit, which means a 100ml pump, two muslin cloths and a cute bag. It is my new favorite cleanser.
I have oily skin - but not too oily, so most of the products formulated for oily skin eventually dry it, and my face gets angry at me. This cleanser is formulated for all skin types, and so far, it has made wonders on mine.
It has a very creamy texture, and even though it is scentless for the main part, you can actually smell the eucalyptus it contains. The first test I made was incredibly shocking. I hadn’t worn make up for a week, and my skin was relatively clean (at least, I thought it was, because I had cleansed it in the morning). I followed the instructions: apply, massage, polish off the cream with the cloth. When I looked at the cloth I went “WHOA”. There was debris on it! So basically it removes the most stubborn dirt that may stick to your pretty face.
Obviously, the immediate effect was a extremely brighter complexion - and way smoother too. It is extremely effective, so the relation between price and quality is shocking, since this kit is only a little bit over 18€
Just to finish, the people at Liz Earle really know how to make you feel loved. The packaging was extremelly pretty. The product came carefully wrapped with a personal note on it. Overall I am really loving it all, and I will be ordering some stuff soon!
Decoding Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
The buzz around this product has definitely caught our attention. More than 80 beauty awards and the promise to combine cleansing, toning, and moisturizing into one bottle? Needless to say, we’ve been itching to try this wonder cleanser for a very long time.
And just to be thorough, we got down to the nitty-gritty to find out how botanical extracts like eucalyptus oil, hops, rosemary, and chamomile are teaming up to deliver your best skin ever. Read our full breakdown here.
Try tacking on these small changes to your routine to get, and keep, flawless skin.
I First remove my eye make up with Johnson’s Baby Oil. I apply a small amount to my fingers, and gently massaged over my eyes. I then take a damp cotton pad and gently wipe off. Always be gentle when taking off eye make up so as not to cause irritation or premature fine lines and wrinkles.
I then remove the rest of my make up and any left over mascara with Simple Kind To Skin Cleaning Facial Wipes. Again, always be gentle when removing your make up.
Now that i’ve removed all my make up, I can really cleanse my skin deep down without any make up getting in my way. The cleanser I use is Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. This is a cream cleanser that you use with a muslin cloth. So I start by applying a penny (1p) sized amount of product to my face. I massage it all over, even over my eyes, until it feels like the product has sunk in like a moisteriser. I then take my muslin cloth and soak it in hot water, ring it out and polish off my cleanser in small circular motions until it’s all removed. Gently pat your face dry with a towel.
After cleansing I tone with Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic. I apply a small amount to a cotton pad, wipe all over my face and leave to dry or blot with a tissue if I’m in a hurry (but I think this wastes the product!)
Finally, I massage two pumps of Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisteriser for oily/combination skin, into my face.
More ‘add on’ products coming soon. (exfoliators, masks etc) Any questions?
I’ve had loads of questions recently about skin problems with all you lovelies, so give this a little read, it might interest you!
Liz Earle, one of my favourite companies for their skincare. I am a lover of Liz Earle’s cleanse and polish, skin tonic and now, I have tried their gentle face exfoliator! Liz Earle products come beautifully wrapped in white paper, with a beautiful little sticker and product guide booklet.
I have dry skin and always have problems with dead skin cells on my skin, no matter how much I moisturize. I came across the gentle face exfoliator from the lovely people at Liz Earle, which comes in at £13.00 - this is for a 70ml tube (you can get 3 sizes, cheapest being £5). I was eager to try it as I have never been let down by the Liz Earle skincare products. Also, This product was voted the winner at the beauty bible awards.
The gentle face exfoliator claims to tackle problems with : blocked pores, blackheads, congested or flaky skin. It has naturally active ingredients include jojoba beads to gently exfoliate, cocoa butter to moisturise and soothing eucalyptus. When I pumped the product out onto my face and began to rub, in circular movements avoiding the eyes, the first thing I noticed were the jojoba beads which felt very gentle on my skin and not so hard like some exfoliators I have tried in the past. The second thing I noticed was the beautiful smell, which is from the eucalyptus, just a really fresh, minty smell. The exfoliator rubs in gently to the skin, which the beads taking off all the dry, dead skin cells that a lot of skin care products cannot.
When washing the exfoliator off with a hot, wet cloth, you can almost instantly feel the different to your skin. The cocoa butter soaks into the skin almost immediately, moisturizing and hydrating it back to health. The exfoliator helps give back a little life into the skin, making it not appear so dull. I also noticed after using the product that it helps slough away spots, keeping them away and just generally cleaning the skin!
This exfoliator is suitable for all types of skin but sensitive. At £13.00, I would say this product is definitely worth the money, with Liz Earle, you know that the product is of a high quality with you in mind. I love this exfoliator and suprisingly, it does everything it claims to on the tube!
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