Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Review: Liz Earle Skin Essentials.

After running out of my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, Skin Tonic & moisturiser and my skin getting significantly worse, I headed to the Liz Earle store here in Leeds and was convinced to enter into this very good deal. I bought all three products, got two muslin clothes and a Superskin Concentrate free. I also got to pick up a little sample free, and I chose the Soothing Eye Lotion.

If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a massive fan of Liz Earle products. They do really help my skin as I'm prone to blemishes, and my skin feels and looks so much nicer when I use them.
I've bought the Cleanse and Polish hot cloth cleanser quite a few times now, and although it is a bit out of my budget for a cleanser, it is worth it. Whenever I finish a bottle and stray to something cheaper, I never see such good results. I warm my muslin cloth under warm water, lie it over my face for 30 seconds and then apply a pump of cleanser to my face. I exfoliate in circles using my finger under the muslin cloth, regularly rinsing out the cloth as I go.
I then pat my face dry, wait a minute and then apply the Skin Tonic using a cotton pad. The Skin Tonic aims to freshen the skin and prepare it for moisturisation. Finally, I moisturise.
Last time I bought the Liz Earle moisturiser for normal/combination skin, but being the beauty obsessive that I am, this time I decided to go for something different as my skin has been slightly on the oily side recently.
I went for the light moisturiser for Oily/Combination skin types, it contains a small amount of talc to absorb excess oil. While this does really help my oily t-zone areas, I do find it's slightly drying on my cheeks. I do rate this moisturiser, but I'm probably more of a normal/combination skin type.

I have only briefly tried the Superskin concentrate as I'm slight wary of putting oil on my skin. I used it a few times when my cheeks were slightly dry and it did feel really nice, but again I'm too worried about getting blemishes to really get any use from it.

Finally, the Soothing Eye Lotion is a travel size freebie I got, but I think I'll eventually invest in the full size. I have quite a few problems with my eyes on a regular basis, they're usually quite red and dry, and I'm prone to infections. The skin around my eyes is also really sensitive, but I knew I was going to be safe using this product. It really is so soothing and refreshing, it's exactly what my eyes need after taking off all my eye makeup. It doesn't irritate my skin at all, and leaves my eyes looking healthy and brighter.

The Skin Essentials kit is £41 altogether, which includes a Cleanse and Polish Cleanser 100ml, Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml, a 50ml moisturiser (choose from dry/sensitive, normal/combination, oily/combination), 2 muslin cloths and a Superskin Concentrate.

If you're buying the 3 steps (cleanse, tone, moisturise) it is worth entering into this deal as you get some seriously good freebies. I highly recommend the Liz Earle products, I've been using them for about 8 months now and although there are cheaper alternatives out there, I like the products and the results, and the natural ingredients really appeal to me.


  1. I have a serious problem with blemishes right now from stress. This is a range I will definitely look into purchasing!

  2. I love Liz Earle products and wont really use anything else. I have a tiny sample of the concentrate that I've tried not to use as I love it so much. Really want to buy the full size but just can't afford it. I find it great when I'm either stressed or can't sleep, I put a bit on my temples and it works wonders :) xx

  3. I wish the Liz Earle range worked for me!:( It just breaks me out. Love the packaging, smell everything about it! xoxo

  4. I only have the Liz Earle clense and polish at the moment and i love it would love to try out more products x

  5. I really want to try this but I just don't have the money at the moment but when I do, I'm definitely investing in the range!

    Beth. Xx

  6. Sounds good. I reckon its worth splurging on skincare. I'd love to try out Liz Earle xo

  7. I've never tried Liz Earle but I always hear such good things on the blogasphere, I think I need to give it a go!

    T x

  8. I've never been proneto bad skin buy recently it's progressively been getting worse. I'm definetly going to try some Liz Earle products! Thank you for the mini tutorial too!
    Addi x

  9. I wish C+P worked for me - it breaks me out :-( I am really interested in the eye lotion though.

  10. Really good review, I find it so hard to part with that kind of money for cleansers and stuff though because I feel like I'd rather spend it on makeup or clothes. Can't put a price on good skin though and while I don't have bad skin, it's not great either and I'd love it to be better and like it was a few years ago, if I get paid more than I'm expecting this week I will certainly be investing!

  11. I'm getting this set for my birthday, such amazing value for money. I've been without a proper cleanser for a week and already my skin is feeling the difference :(


  12. Thank you so much for this post! I've been mulling over trying the liz earle skincare range for a while now, specifically the hot cloth polishes, but I'm so impatient that online shopping hurts me!! Can't believe I didn't realise there's a store in Leeds (I live here too!). Will be popping out this weekend for this set for sure. :)


  13. I keep on breaking out into blemishes and have been looking into a good brand, tried so many and none seem to work! I don't mind spending a bit more if it works, waiting for the loan to come in then defo gonna buy try this out! Thank you :) xx

  14. I LOVE Liz Earle products. I have been using the essentials range religiously morning and night since May and my skin has improved so much! I definitely recommend these!

    Have a look at my review of the Cleanse & Polish

    Rachel x
    Lost In Lipstick