Since I began wearing makeup in my teens, skincare has been the bane of my life. While I adore wearing makeup I hate, hate, hate taking it off. Throughout my teens I didn’t give a second thought to sleeping in my makeup. While during my 20s I thought I was great for even using makeup wipes to clean off the excesses of the day. But lately I knew I needed to up my game. My skin was really feeling the effects of late nights, long days and changing weather.
Bring in Liz Earle. A friend of mine suggested I try the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, as it had done wonders for her skin. She even told me that her brother, who suffered from dry skin, loved using it, but he would never openly admit to it.
When I logged onto the Liz Earle website there was an offer on, and those of you that know me know I can’t resist a good offer. 200ml Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, 200ml Instant Boost Skin Tonic, a 200ml Nourishing Botanical Body Cream AND a Skin Repair Moisturiser. All for €49 and with free delivery. I mean seriously how could I not buy this? It would be criminal to not avail of this offer. About 10 days later they all arrived, along with 2 muslin cloths and a travel size cleanse and polish. I was seriously impressed.
The first item, and the one that many beauty bloggers have been raving about for a while now, was the award winning “Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish“. This is said to work on all skin types and promises a concentrated yet gentle cleansing power. The first thing that I noticed about this was the smell. My god it was gorgeous. The ingredients include rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus. To use this cleanser, you rub a small amount over you face and neck and massage it into the skin. Once you have massaged it into all areas of your skin and neck you take the muslin cloth and polish it off. Seriously this was quicker than using my makeup wipes. How had I taken so long to discover this product?
The next step was toner. I squirted a little bit of the Instant Boost Skin Tonic onto 2 cotton pads and wiped it over my face. I don’t think my skin had ever been so clean. I mean, do we ever really take off all of our makeup with makeup wipes? This routine had my skin feeling unbelievably clean. While I love this toner, in my opinion the way the top of this bottle is designed leads to too much product squirting out. I suppose I could also show some restraint and not soak the cotton pad.
Finally, the last step is moisturiser.While this Skin Repair Moisturiser smells lovely and fresh, and contains avocado oil, echinacea and vitamin E. I find that it is a little bit heavy on my skin. I feel that it doesn’t soak into my skin as much as other moisturisers and just sits on top of the skin. The jury is still out on this one.
I am yet to try the body lotion but just like the other products it smells delicious and promises to deeply hydrate the skin and keep it moist throughout the day.
If you don’t like spending hours on your skincare and want something that is quick, easy and highly effective, than the Liz Earle cleanse, tone and moisturise is for you.