Friday, 22 January 2016

Brand Focus: Liz Earle

Liz Earle is one of those brands that is so hyped all over the bloggersphere but I've never had the chance to try it. I'm one of those people that will try and get a budget product wherever they can and in skincare, cleansers are not usually something I spend more than a tenner on. But, the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish has been high up on my list of things to try and I finally got to in the form of a gift set. In this gift set, you also receive the Gentle Exfoliator and the Soothing Eye Lotion. This is a great introduction set to Liz Earle. 


First, the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, which I was most excited to try. You also get two muslin cloths which you use with the cleanser. This is a hot cloth cleanser meaning that you run the muslin cloth under hot water and then use this to rub off the product from your face along with all the grime and makeup of the day. After using this, my face felt very squeaky clean and it literally took away every bit of makeup on my face, including my eye makeup. 

I will say that the muslin cloths aren't the softest and if your face is sensitive or reacts easily, this may be too much. I definitely don't have sensitive skin but this made my face feel raw after. It does take everything off effortlessly and I haven't really tried a cleanser as effective as this. Usually, I have to use my micellar water and then cleanse. I do really like this, but would I pay £14 for this? Hmm, I don't know in all honesty. I've been using this quite often since Christmas and it does feel like I've used quite a lot and so I could see it running out fairly quickly, which is not good when it's £14 a pop (and that's only for 100ml). 



I will be honest, I've only used the Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion once and it did feel very soothing. This lotion is meant to wake up and revitalise tired eyes and aid puffiness. I don't have puffy eyes generally, except if I've worn my contacts for too long and I can see this being used then. My one gripe with it is that you have to put it on a cotton pad before using it on your eyes, which for me is quite annoying. I hate using too many cotton pads and usually, with eye lotions, I prefer it to be in gel form and then put them under your eyes. 

I hope to use this more and test it out, but for first impressions, it's doing very well. This is usually £6.75 for a 50ml bottle which I think is quite good and especially for those who suffer from tired looking eyes, this will definitely work very well.


 This Gentle Face Exfoliator is actually very effective and left my skin baby soft when I used it. It is definitely gentle in the way that it didn't irritate my skin and actually left it moisturised. It uses jojoba beads to buff away dead skin, eucalyptus oil to purify and deep clean and then cocoa butter with almond oil to moisturise.

I think the added moisture makes this an ideal exfoliator and I'd say out of all three pieces in the set, this is the one I'm most looking forward to using more. This starts from £6.25 for 15ml which is a great price to test something out.

My first experience with Liz Earle is definitely a positive one. It is quite pricey and not a budget product for those who don't like to spend a lot on skincare, but I wouldn't call it high-end either, it's firmly on the middle ground with very affordable options to try this brand out. If you've never tried Liz Earle out before, I'd highly recommend trying it.

Til' next time! XOXO


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