I'd been meaning to get myself a new skin care regime for the past few months, so when I went to the Liz Earle bloggers event a few weeks ago and tried out the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (£14.75 / 100ml) and Instant Boost Skin Tonic (£13.25 / 200ml). They felt and smelt so lovely that I couldn't resist ordering them from the website as soon as I got home. I wanted to complete the range so I also bought the Skin Repair Moisturiser (Normal/Combination) (£19.25 / 50ml) and the Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion (£10.75 / 150ml). I got the Superskin Concentrate (£20 / 10ml) in travel size roller free when I ordered the cleanser, tonic and moisturiser.
I generally don't have bad skin at all - I get the occasional spot, but thankfully I've left the greasy skin and outbreaks of my teenage years behind me. My mother always taught me to look after my skin properly - and everyone always says she looks incredible and you'd never know she's the age she is, so I'm inclined to listen to her and follow the cleanse, tone, moisturise mantra!
I've really enjoyed using these products and I love the calming routine of it when I wake up and before I go to bed - in the evening I start by removing my eye make up with the Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion - and soothing it certainly is. I wear contact lenses so often by the end of the day my eyes are feeling dry and tired and this goes a long way to revitalising them before I go to bed. I don't think it's really for removing eye make up, more calming puffy eyes, but it works quite well (the cleanser gets the rest off).
Next, I use the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser which comes with a little muslin cloth. The pump dispenses a perfect amount of cleanser which you rub onto dry skin, then use the cloth and hot water to take the cream off. It removes the rest of my make up really effectively and leaves my skin feeling really clean and clear.
I follow with the Instant Boost Skin Tonic which smells really fresh and clean and takes off any of the remaining make up. It contains active ingredients such as aloe vera and calendula, chamomile and cucumber, all of which soothe and refresh the skin.
A few times a week at night I use the Superskin Concentrate which has a really strong aromatic smell - it contains argan and rosehip oils to soften and neroli, lavender and chamomile to soothe - but makes my skin feel beautifully soft in the morning.
After all of that I finish the routine by massaging in the Skin Repair Moisturiser all over my face and neck. I've not had tight-feeling dry skin (which I usually do at this time of year with the changing temperatures all over the place) since I started using it. It smells clean, though perhaps with aromatic notes which are rather pleasant to go to sleep smelling!
When you place an order with Liz Earle they always pop in a trial size bottle of one of their products - the last order I put in, I called them to place it and specifically asked for the tonic (because I already had the cleanser and eyebright lotions). These were perfect for me to take on my recent trip to New York.
What skin care regime do you use? Have you tried Liz Earle's Hot Cloth Cleanser yet?
You can find all of the products above at uk.lizearle.com