“Skin is a beautiful thing, wear it well”
I have never been one for toning, cleansing and moisturising…you know that full on facial skincare works thing? I have always been quite lucky with using fairly simple products without my face turning into a saggy mess but now I am older I am more focused on ensuring my skin has the right nourishment and protection. Which therefore means, I can’t believe I am saying it, I am happy to invest in the right skincare.
Researching new products to the market has become a hobby of mine but having sensitive skin makes me wary about trying them. I can have a breakout from using a product just once! It is so frustrating. I do all the due diligence prior to purchasing a product, I read the reviews and if they are awesome I happily invest the cash but can then feel myself getting fedup as the breakout appears once again and the money has gone to waste.
As always, there was a light at the end of the skincare tunnel. I was introduced to the award winning Liz Earle by one of my friends who works for the firm and has been recommending their skincare for a while. She knew my concerns around humongous breakouts and reassured me that although it doesn’t suit everyone, the products contained natural ingredients and the reviews are positive. So the due diligence began again, what ingredients? They include Beeswax, Eucalyptus essential oil, Cocoa Butter, Cucumber extract, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to name a few!
So what can give me a breakout from those ingredients? Surely nothing right? Time to try. I arrived home from work and received an amazing box of goodies to sample, such a nice surprise but there was no better time to kick start me in to my new routine.
STEP 1: Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser £26.00 (200ml tube)*
This kicks off the skincare process and it’s super simple to use. You massage Cleanse & Polish on to dry skin over your face and neck, finishing over your eye area. Then you rinse and wring out the cotton cloth in hot water, then gently swipe across your face to polish off the cream. Finally, gently splash your face with cool water.
*If you need extra cotton cloths they are £4.50 for two.
STEP 2: Instant Boost Skin Tonic £14.50
After finishing the above step, pour a generous amount on to a cotton pad and gently wipe across your face and neck. This makes your skin feel extremely fresh and the scent of cucumber extract gives a soothing feeling.
STEP 3: Superskin Moisturiser, unfragranced for sensitive skin £39.00
After finishing steps 1 & 2 above, apply a pea-sized amount (you really don’t need much more than that as it is a beautifully rich cream which really does go far) and again sweep gently across your face and neck. It contains cranberry, borage and reshape seed oils which I absolutely love! This is a real favourite moisturiser for me of all time.
STEP 4: Superskin Eye Cream £35.00
Finally I apply the eye cream gently across all areas of my eyes. Again, just a pea-sized amount is enough to cover the whole eye area. Be sure to be gentle on application. I swear this has reduced the slight dark circles I had previously!
I have been using these products for about a month. I felt it was a decent amount of time to give my skin chance to adjust and assess the results. Here is what I have found:
My skin looks and feels fresh, much cleaner and almost unblemished.
My dark circles have diminished.
My skin feels nourished, no dryness or oily patches in my t-zone.
NO BREAKOUTS WHAT SO EVER!
A lot of skincare products can be expensive, what I like about Liz Earle is they are much more affordable. Not only that, they actually last a while if you are sensible about the amount you use.
This skincare routine is now fully embedded into my everyday life and I would never return to using cheaper and less nutritious products for my skin, I have been converted so thank you Liz Earle!
Have you tried these products, how do they work for you? If you haven’t tried them and are looking for a new skincare range I hope this post gives you an insight into a different brand.
So hey you, yes you..I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.