As most of you will know I received the Liz Earle Oily/Combination Skincare Set (£45.00) for my birthday so it was inevitable that I was going to review the contents at some point. To be quite honest I had never heard of Liz Earle before starting out as a blogger, maybe because the brand isn’t so widely available in stores. However, fellow bloggers swear by this brand and I’ve read endless raves so it was only a matter of time before I joined the hype.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Liz Earle it is a British beauty brand, founded in 1995. They are passionate about creating products that work for all skin types and use the ‘finest quality natural ingredients.’ I did think about doing one post on the entire contents but decided against this idea as I thought it would get far too long and I probably wouldn’t have been able to go into detail about each product. The most logical thing to do would be to review the products in order of how I use them so first up is the iconic and award winning Cleanse & Polish™.
To give you a bit of background my skin is extremely oily and I’ve found it hard to find the ‘perfect’ products to suit my skin type. My skincare routine has always been minimal and not overly complicated, the biggest problem I face is clogged pores; they are the bane of my life and really visible which has always made me feel really conscious especially when I’m having makeup free days. I’ve always envied those with dry skin but I guess no matter what skin type we have we’re never truly happy.
On first impressions the products were all carefully packaged in a lovely tiffany green presentation box lined with tissue paper. I was expecting mountains of information about each product only because I’ve seen other bloggers mention it but there was nothing in the box. So I relied on the information printed on the bottles to ensure I was using them to their full potential.
The Cleanse & Polish™ comes in a sturdy 100ml bottle with a pump which dispenses the perfect amount of product. The thick creamy consistency smells amazing it’s full of natural goodness such as rich creamy cocoa butter, eucalyptus oil, soothing camomile and toning hops the smell reminds me of being in a spa.
The cleanser has two phases, first the cleansing which is where you remove all the grim and makeup. I massage the product onto a dry face using circular motions giving my clogged up areas a bit more attention. The second phase is the polishing and this is where the muslin cloth comes into action. I rinse the cloth under hot water ring it out before placing it flat onto my face and using buffing motions to gently remove the product. The muslin cloth also helps to exfoliate which feels really nice on the skin; I finish the process by splashing cold water onto my face to close up the pores.
I’ve been using this product since January as part of my daily skincare routine and I have noticed huge improvements in the feel and appearance of my skin. I just don’t know if it is really cut out to remove ‘stubborn mascara’ as I’ve often had to use The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil alongside the cleanser to ensure my eyes are free from all traces of makeup. Apart from this gripe I think it’s a great product and I can see why it’s been so hyped up in the blogging community.
Have you tried any Liz Earle products?