Saturday, July 09, 2011

My Liz Earle Must-Haves!

Sorry folks, I'm about to wave the Liz Earle flag once again! I promise that after reading this post, you will be too :)

When it comes to products, I'm fussy. Very fussy in fact. I would go so far as to say that I can be a snob when it comes to products *hangs head in shame* :)

With pretty much any brand you get what you pay for. For example, if you buy a cheap blusher you often get poor pigment, little to no longevity and cheap ingredients. I have wasted so much money on "bargain" products only to throw them away because they were such a poor product. I won't name names, but suffice to say there are certain brands I steer well clear of.

There are certain - more natural - products that I've tried before and been disappointed. Sometimes products can be so "good for you" that they contain little more than scented water. They're also quite mild and the results can be poor. I like my products to be both good for you and to give results. On that note, here are some lovely Liz Earle products that are among my must-haves...

L-R: Eyebright, Foot Repair Moisturiser, Spot-On and Deep Cleansing Mask (Starter Kit)

Lets look at the Eyebright first...

After having run out of my eye makeup remover, I turned to this. I've read mixed reviews - some people say it works wonders; others say it does nothing for them. I'm going to come right out with it and say that I love it. It's super gentle, yet it removes all my eye makeup. I've been suffering from a small cyst on my eye (which looks like a tiny piece of jelly) and I'm sure it was down to using the Johnson's eye makeup remover. I can't think of anything else that might have caused it - it's probably my eye trying to tell me that it doesn't like cheap products!! ;)

Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion (to give it its full title) contains eyebright, cornflower, witch hazel and organic aloe vera. I panicked when I saw witch hazel, as I was afraid that it would sting my eyes. Thankfully, this is not the case.

I use this great product in 2 ways... first of all to remove my eye makeup and then again first thing in the morning to wake-up my tired eyes. I'm sure it helps as I get up at 6am every morning for work and am often bleary-eyed. This is lovely and cooling and works a treat.

Foot Repair Moisturiser...

This is such a great foot cream. I love to take off my shoes after a long day at work, slather a generous amount over my feet and pop on some fluffy socks :) Not only does it cool my feet down, but it softens them a treat.

The cream itself is rich yet it sinks in straight away. The main ingredients are shea butter, avocado oil, peppermint and rosemary essential oils. What struck me about this cream is the smell of rosemary... lovely and herb-y :) The shea butter is what moisturisers whilst the peppermint is great for refreshing tired feet. The tube is 100ml and you only need a couple of pumps at a time so this will last me ages.

Next up is Spot-On...

This is sold as a multi-purpose product... it can be used as a spot treatment or for dealing with blemishes, bites and cuts.

My skin has recently gone to hell in a handcart (and I'm not sure when it's coming back...) ;) I'm not sure if it's because of stress, hormones or the fact that I often wear my makeup for 15 hours a day (it's applied at 6.30am and removed at about 9.30pm). Whatever the reason, I'm in need of emergency treatment!

This comes in a very handy 6ml rollerball container, which means you don't have to touch the product and then your face.

Containing natural Vitamin E and pure essential oils of tea tree, melissa and lavender, this is perfect for treating blemishes without irritating your skin.

After cleansing, dot a little onto blemishes. Re-apply throughout the day - even over makeup. Spot-On is alcohol-free and water-free.

Finally, the brilliant Deep Cleansing Mask...

This is the Starter Kit version and comes with 2 sponges and a cute mesh bag. The tube itself is 75ml.

Don't be alarmed by the colour!

The shade is somewhere between grey and green, which is due to the green clay. When applied it goes on dark green/grey and then dries to a more grey colour.

If you have combination, oily or congested skin, this mask would be perfect for you. The main ingredients are green clay, manuka honey, propolis and rose-scented geranium. Like the foot cream, this mask mainly smells of herb, which is quite nice.

After cleansing, simply apply a thin layer (avoiding eyes, lips and hairline) and leave on for 5-10 minutes. I like to apply it and then splash some Eyebright onto cotton pads, place over my eyes and relax. Preferably in the bath ;)

The mask is then removed with this handy little sponges...

About the size of a small coaster (I was going to say burger, but that spoils the effect!) place one damp sponge in each hand and wipe away all traces of mask. Simply rinse the sponges and repeat until it's all gone. Simple! The sponges will last a long time if looked after - just leave them to air dry naturally and they're good to use time and again. I use this mask once a week and it always leaves me feeling refreshed and deeply cleansed.

I also deem the Skin Essentials Trio (C&P, Skin Tonic & Skin Repair) and the Gentle Face Exfoliator among my favourite Liz Earle products. I haven't tried any of the body products or haircare, but I'd love to know what they're like.

What are your Liz Earle must-haves? x

* Although I was sent these products, I was not paid for this review and all opinions/words/photos/experiences are my own *


  1. That mask looks intrigueing. So far I'm in love with cleanse and polish and will probably branch out when i need to order more :)
    Interesting reviews, thanks x

  2. I have never tried the Liz Earle products but they sounds great!

    Andrée xx

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  4. I have always wondered what the eyebright was really for - I had no idea it could be used as an eye make up remover, that is interesting. Would you say it removes eye make up better than Cleanse and Polish?

  5. @Lucy... I use it to remove mascara & eyeliner (mainly) and it does a good job. I think that the C&P is more thorough, though. If you wear a lot of eye makeup, I would say that C&P would be better for you than Eyebright. Perhaps get a small bottle of Eyebright and compare :) x


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