Strobing and clear skin is the in thing this season, so today I'm talking Liz Earle and answering; does it really live up to the hype...
Liz Earle are renowned for their Cleanse & Polish in the bloggersphere, it's probably the most buzzed about skincare product ever. Whilst you've been out buying it in your bucket load, I've been holding my horses and carefully watching to see if their products really do make your skin glow. If there's one thing I've learned, it's to spend on skincare to save on make-up. I've put the Liz Earle Try-Me Kit for Sensitive/Dry Skin to the test.
Cleanse & Polish
The all natural cream cleanser (free from mineral oil) has a two-phase action. Step one is cleaning the skin of make-up and daily grime - sweat. Step two is polishing your skin using the pure muslin cloth and gently uprooting dead skin cells. The result is a refreshingly, clean face. It really does break through the barrier and unclog pores. I'm mighty impressed with this product, of course it's award winning, it lives up to the hype.
Instant Boost Skin Tonic
With a slightly thicker consistency to your average toner, Liz Earle promises this is all you need, suitable for all skin types. But I've got sensitive skin? It's not fragrance free? Jam-packed with natural active ingredients and vitamins, the scent actually comes from the essential oil, Geranium. Living in a world where literally everyone has dehydrated skin, the Skin Tonic hits the spot in your first step towards hydration. I noticed reduced redness, soft and calmer skin.
Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion
More of an eye-specific toner if you ask me. Guaranteeing to wake up and revitalise eyes with it's herbal elements, I tested the lotion both in a sweeping style and as a 10 minute treatment. With the goal of diminishing dark circles, awakening my eyes and generally giving me a fighting chance of looking like I've slept the night before, for me the lotion didn't do much. It isn't bad, it doesn't sting and it feels quite nice to apply, it just didn't really do much. With only a tiny bit left, I'll continue using it in hope of some difference but ultimately, it's dispensable.
Skin Repair Moisturiser - Dry/Sensitive
Moisturising is the primary part of the skincare routine, especially as a dry skin sufferer. Rich but not weighted, the moisturiser glides on my skin like a dream. Made up of more active natural ingredients, anti-oxidants and namely Vitamin E, dry areas are hydrated without your giving your t-zone a not-so-flattering buttery complexion. The aftermath is an evenly, radiant face, if I do say so myself. The wait time before make-up application is average, by the time you've brushed your teeth you'll be fine to crack on.