My first encounter with Liz Earle was their wildly popular Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (sadly I've just finished it again!) and I was so glad to find that the product lived up to the hype, especially since Liz Earle are quite possibly the nicest company I've 'worked with' as a beauty blogger. You'll know what I mean if you've worked with them before. You can really tell they respect the blogging phenomenon and aren't shy to work with us - probably because their products have nothing to hide. Plus they're the kind of cult items you would normally find out about by word of mouth, so blogger reviews are probably a good fit for the brand. No doubt it's all great publicity for them, but still, they're just so nice about it all. They really take the time to personally engage - maybe it's down the chilled out, friendly pace of the Isle of Wight...
Following my Cleanse & Polish review (I was also kindly given a second set to giveaway to a reader) they offered to send me another couple of bits to try, and my skin is in heaven. Yes, it was great being able to try these 'comp' but I'm definitely repurchasing both when they run out.
Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/Combination skin
With my oily/combination skin I don't really get too excited about moisturisers, but I fell in love with the Skin Repair moisturiser at first try. I really like the fact that it is hygienically sealed and packaging is the classic greyish mint green which compliments my bathroom nicely.
The cream is very dense and solid to the touch, but it seems to 'melt' on touch and you come away with a very thin layer so your skin doesn't get overdosed. You can of course build it up if you have very dry skin. I tend to use it mainly at night and really look forward to smoothing it on when my skin feels 'tight' after a particularly rigorous cleanse.
The scent is very calming and reminds me of a now discontinued Ultima II cream my mum used to use when I was a kid. The naturally active ingredients contained within are Borage and Avocado oil, Echinacea, Beta Carotene and Vitamin E. It's very soothing and I have noticed an improvement in my skin's texture- it just feels plumper and refreshed in the morning.
You could use this moisturiser for day, but as it doesn't contain SPF I tend not to.
It's £17.60 for 50mls online here. I've been using mine for well over a month and have barely made a dent in it.
Instant Boost Skin Tonic
I do love my astringent toners (it's horrific what still comes off your skin after cleansing - even with soap!) so I didn't expect much from this gentle toner. I was proved wrong however, as it effectively removes the last dregs of make up without leaving my skin dry and tingly, but refreshed and happy!
The gorgeous ingredients include Aloe Vera, Calendula, Rose-Scented Geranium, Cucumber and Vitamin E. It smells divine and is so luxurious to use. The twist-up dispenser is also very functional as it prevents you from using more than you need to and you can almost open it one-handed.If you're a bit sceptical about toners but are interested in trying one, I highly recommend this Instant Boost Skin Tonic.
It's £11.75 for 200mls online here.
So, cleansing with the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, toning with the Instant Boost Skin Tonic and moisturising with the Skin Repair Moisturiser has left my skin very happy and well behaved of late.
*PR samples provided for review