Liz Earle

The younger you start looking after your skin - the better!

If you’re new to my blog, welcome!

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.

Have you tried this, what’s your thoughts?

Natalie :) xox

The Hangover cure

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! 

Mad About Muslin

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.

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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.

—Ashley

Try tacking on these small changes to your routine to get, and keep, flawless skin.

Whilst I was in Boots today, I happened to stumble across the Liz Earle counter (to much delight). So I rushed over and found the Cleanse and Polish that Jayma mentioned in her video with Jamie. The saleswoman then asked if I had used it before and when I said no she offered to give me a test of it. She tested it on my hand and holy sweet jesus it’s amazing! Like seriously, no wonder Jayma has such good skin. My skin instantly felt softer and looked radiant compared to my other hand. Then, the saleswoman tested the toner and the moisturiser on my hand and both were also amazing (seriously)

So I of course bought the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. I bought the starter pack which comes with a 100ml bottle and two muslin cloths for around £15-£16 which is a good price considering the 100ml bottle on its own cost around £14. You also get a travel bag to keep everything in.

What’s great about this is that it’s for any skin type. I have really bad acne and the Liz Earle website recommends the cleanser so I’m very excited to see the results!

I’m also now planning to go back to Boots tomorrow and buy the toner and maybe the moisturiser.

My Daily Skin Care Routine

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!)

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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?

Liz Earle - Young skin kit review - finally! ;)

I have heard such rave reviews about Liz Earle products in the past from various makeup artists over the vast world wide web. Even my Aunt who uses these products and has sworn by them for many years (she is 50+ and trust me, her skin looks flawless all the time). 
And so I finally decided to take a look for myself. I went to the Liz Earle website and had a browse, and after a little while decided that the most cost effective thing to do was to buy the young skin tester kit! At £23 it wasn’t what many would call cheap but I think it is a good price for higher-ish end products as the price correlates to the ingredients used. 

After testing my Liz Earle products for almost 3 weeks now, I think that it has now been a legnthy enough period for me to have a solid idea of my feelings towards each item within the kit!

So I’ll start off with the bad and end on the good :)

I have combination skin which is also very sensitive, and so I sometimes have reactions to new cosmetics I try out. The Instant boost skin tonic was no exception to this. I have had trouble using toners in the past, even the toner by Simple brought me out in exactly the same rash that I got from the Liz earle toner.

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And so I stopped using both the Instant skin tonic toner and Instant skin tonic spritz an they both contained almost exactly the same ingredents.

Obviously not everyone would share the same reaction to these products that I did, and before the rash arrived I really liked the affect the toner had on my skin.

Another product in the kit is the Spot on rescue treatment for blemishes, bites and cuts. I think this is a really great product, because like all Liz Earle products its made from completely natural ingredients, and it contains no strong alcohol which often dries out blemishes and leaves a horrible flaky effect behind. But this product has a drying effect while also hydrating the area with essential oils. The key thing here being that it did in fact dry out my spots.

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The second best product was the Skin repair moisturiser it’s the first moisturiser that I’ve found to hydrate my skin but not make it ridiculously oily!

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The most well renowned product to date from Liz Earle is the Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser, which is what caught my eye in the first place. It’s a creme formula that comes along with a Muslin cloth to buff the product away along with your makeup and other dirt and impurities that have built up.

If you’re prone to spots one of the best way’s to stop them is to keep your skin clean, and this is a great face cleanser to do this, even if you don’t even wear makeup.

Since I have brought this my skin is 10X clearer, and although I still have scarring and a few spots left to get rid of it’s made it a lot better! So out of all of the products this is the one that I would definitely recommend to people!!

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A full size bottle of the hot cloth cleanser will set you back £13.25 from the Liz Earle website. But you don’t need to use huge amounts of product each time so it should last a while. If you have hard to manage skin I’d recommend you try at least the sample size products you might find something you like! :)

 

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I’ve not paid near enough attention to my skin lately due to misplacing things while moving but, I finally unpacked my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and my God, I forgot how amazing it is.

I only use it occasionally as it’s pretty expensive stuff and I usually rely on birthdays and Christmas gifts to get it! Haha

Anyway, it’s lovely. My skin already feels better, exfoliated and smooth and makeup free.

Highly recommend.

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