Saturday, 13 November 2010

Lovely, lovely Liz!

I’ve wanted to blog about this for ages but thought I should wait until I’d used the regime properly...I am of course talking about Liz Earle! I’ve used trial sized samples of the products a while ago, but only kept them in my ‘overnight’ wash bag so never really got the full effects of the regime. I’ve now finished the Cleanse and Polish which is why I’m blogging about it now but the results were amazing!

I’ve been using the famous Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (Happy 15th Birthday btw!), followed by the Instant Boost Skin Tonic and finally the Skin Repair Moisturiser.

So, step one is Cleanse: 

The Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser has won so many awards and it’s easy to see why. The highly concentrated, plant-based cleanser has a two-phase action: phase one is the cleansing and phase two is the polishing. The cleanser is a gorgeous, creamy consistency that you massage into dry skin and looks almost like moisturiser as it disappears completely, removing make-up and even mascara (although I still remove my make-up first, just in case), and it smells lovely, not too much of a scent but still gorgeous. The muslin cloth that is provided gently exfoliates and removes the cleanser and really leaves the skin ‘glowing’, there are actually two cloths provided so when one is in the wash, you can still polish!

Step two, Tone:

I can never really tell whether a toner actually does anything or not, and I’ve had conflicting answers from any beauty expert I’ve ever asked, but when something is as natural as the Instant Skin Boost Tonic I’m sure it can’t be bad for you! The blurb says that it adds a fine layer of moisture whilst revitalising, soothing and brightening. I like to use a toner purely to make sure that I’ve gotten rid of every last trace of make-up but always use natural ones as some can dry out the skin, which may be why this one feels so lovely as it adds moisture.

Step three, Moisturise:

I LOVE the Skin Repair Moisturiser - it feels really thick to the touch but on the skin it sinks in beautifully and really hydrates which is apparently due to the avocado and borage plant oils – nice! I’m using the normal/combination but it is also available in dry/sensitive and also Light for combination/oily skin.

The reason I waited to use it all until I blogged is because I noticed a difference so quickly that I thought it must be a coincidence rather than the product, but my skin has stayed really clear and hydrated, until I ran out of the cleanse and polish and it’s started to break out again so I’m convinced it’s due to this. The cleanser lasted me about 8 weeks using twice a day, and at £11.50 for the bottle size I had, I don’t think that’s a bad price at all! I think the Tonic and Moisturiser are going to last me twice as long so I’ll be getting down to Liz Earle for a new Cleanser sharpish! 

Usually I just put the RRP within my post but there are a few choices for the prices so there’s no excuse not to try them out!

Cleanser:
100ml pump starter kit with 2 muslin cloths and a zip-up bag: £13
100ml pump: £11.50
100ml pump x 3: £31.50
200ml tube starter kit with 2 muslin cloths and a zip-up bag: £31.50
200ml tube: £21.50
Muslin cloths x 3: £3.50

Skin Tonic: 200ml bottle: £11.50
200ml bottle x 3: £31.50
200ml spritzer: £11.75
200ml bottle and 30ml spritzer: £15.75

Moisturiser:
50ml jar or tube: £17.25
All of the above are available in travel sizes or the Essentials Try-Me Kit is £21.75 which includes a 30ml Cleanser, 50ml Tonic and a 15ml Moisturiser in both normal/combination and dry/sensitive. Also included is the muslin cloth.