“ Brand: Liz Earle / Type: Firming Product / Subcategory: Treatment / Skin type: for dry skin / What it does: Nourishes, Nourishes „
I have been using this Liz Earle Treatment mask for around the last six weeks. Like the other Liz Earle products I have reveiwed-they all were bought in one kit.Some of the products I have used on and off ver the last few years, some I have never tried with this being one of them.
Firstly, the packaging of product: The mask generally is sold in its standard size of 50ml, although there are sample/travel sizes available. I would personally like a bigger size because although you wont use this product everyday, two or three times a week if this is the only mask you use, you will want to put it on thickly.So for me a bigger size would be better and more long lasting. Once opened the shelf life is 24 months which is great, you wont feel as if you have to use it all quickly, just cherry pick when you want to or your skin feel it needs the product. It comes in a tube, easy to open and close. One of the things I dont like about product being in such a tube is it looks fine when its never been used and ful of product, but the more you use,the flatter and slight mishaped look it has.Not a big thing but something that I have noticed. Like most of Liz Earles products, for me the packaging is quite unisex, simple and basic so it does not wow me but it is good to see that the treatment element of her range is a slight different colour to the facial cleansing products, so you can immediately tell the difference.
The product? Has ingredients in it such as borage, St Johns Wart,shea butter. All good ingredients that are a treat and comfort to the skin. The smell and texture is similar to Cleanse and polish, so using it is easy and a pleasaure ( alittle less thick than cleanse and polish ). You would use this product after cleansing, and I normally pop it on after I have exfoiliated. It does say to to leave on for 10-15 minutes before you remove with a wet muslin cloth, but sometimes I put it on and go to bed with it on ( as my skin just sucks it all up, no product is left ! ). The mask gives my skin a big boost of moisture and definitely rehydrates it.
What would I change? I would want ( personally ) a bigger size and have the product in a pump dispenser, so the amount used is measured. Maybe even the scent, something alittle more vibrant and less typical of other items in the range.
What do I not like about the product? The last five ingredients are parabens of one description or another.I always thought these were the nasties, so surprised that quite afew are in Liz's products considering she is big on the whole natural thing. Also, on the packaging it says this is suitable for all skin types, I am not convinced. Dry skin?Yes. Ages skin? Yes. Even sensitive skin?Probably.Oily...?This might be too rich of a product.
This product is a mask treatment which is great for dry or dehydrated skin as it brings moisture to your skin again. It is also beneficial for just giving your face some TLC because skin is instantly given a moisture boost which makes the skin look healthier and brighter. If you do not have much time, or need an inexpensive alternative to a full facial treatment, then this is great for you.
I use this product twice a week or sometimes more during winter (as my skin becomes drier) and use it on a morning after my cleanse and tone routine. I guess you could leave the product on for as long as you like - depending on how dry your skin is, but I like to apply it for just 5-10 minutes. Sometimes the cream soaks up into my skin very quickly- a sign of dehydration.
When removing the product (simply rinse off) my hands feel soft from the feel of the cream and my face feels instantly softer and less dry. I have also noticed that any small spots/pores have opened up more and grime is at the surface which is great as the treatment is cleansing the skin too making it feel a lot more clean and refreshed.
The treatment is easy to use and comes in a typical liz Earle tube. The tube is a beige colour and to open the product you simply unscrew the lid and squeeze about a 10p coin size amount out. Like most tubes, once you get towards the bottom the cream is hard to squeeze out which is slightly
Annoying but the quality of the treatment results more than makes up for having to get rid if about 1 applications worth from it being stuck in the tube.
Like most liz Earle products it is relatively inexpensive and can be bought from the website or in their stores (sloane square, London, Isle of Wight and Leeds)
I would recommend this product if you feel your skin needs a quick pick-me-up or if your skin is dehydrated. The results are noticeable straight away and I personally am very impressed
After using the Liz Earle cleanse and polish, I have now become a huge fan of her products. I have written a review on the cleanse and polish and have found that with regular use it has evened out my skin and I have far fewer break outs.
As I was so impressed by one of the daily products, I thought I would give one of the problem/solution products a go. I was looking for a product that would give it a deep moisturisation and brighten it up. The Intensive Nourishing Treatment is for a solution for problem skin that is deeply stressed, dry and dehydrated. The website claims that the mask will condition and moisturise the skin, calming and replenishing it in the process.
The bottle is plain and is in keeping with the Liz Earle product design. The mask is squeezed from the bottom of the bottle and is a white, creamy and fairly thick consistency. It has a pleasant smell to it, the directions are to apply a thick, generous layer to the face and neck for 10-15 minutes. I find that it tingles when I put it on, especially around the nose area- it is quite a pleasant sensation and it always makes me think its working :-) I leave for the allotted time, and tend to wear it in the bath as I find the heat opens my pores and so I can get an intense moisture rush. It is advised that you take the mask off with a muslin cloth which has been soaked in hot water. This leaves the skin feeling fresh and soft and I have to say noticeably brighter, just after using the mask an several days after. The mask can be used as often as required, I tend to use it a couple of times a week and think it has added to the improvement in my skin condition.
The mask contains St John's wort which is meant to soothe your skin, borage which is meant to help lock in moisture and rose scented gernaium to help tone and balance the skin.
The product does not come cheap and retails at £12.25 for a 50ml tube, or a smaller sample size can be purchased for £4.85. I don't think it is that much more expensive than buying Body Shop or No 7 face masks. Overall I am now a huge fan of Liz Earle products and can not recommend them enough :-)
I must admit first to being a fan and addict of Liz Earle products and have also passed on the addiction to my daughters, mother, sister and many friends!
But there are several products I would not be without and this mask is one of them.
I am in my fifties and have dry skin trying desperately to have wrinkles so moisturising is very important as is skin texture to me.
This moisturising mask does just that, moisturises at a deep level, smoothing and plumping the skin on the face and neck.
I also use it on the back of my hands.
The texture is smooth and creamy which easily spreads across the skin. It instantly targets the extra dry areas where you will see this mask disappear, if so put a little extra on these areas of your skin for extra plumping.
Also indulge and spread onto the neck and décolletage.
You can also use this and leave on all night for that extra boost of hydration, I never remove mine after ten to twenty minutes as it directs as why remove something that is so good for the skin.
It has fresh natural flowery scent, cooling on the skin.
I have tried many masks but this is the one I use several times a week to keep my skin in good condition, add in the Superskin moisturiser regularly and for older skins you will see significant improvements to wrinkles, texture and sagginess.
This is a mask that is for when your skin is dehydrated or just needs a little bit of TLC in general. I originally tried it as a sample when I got some other items for the website however once I had tried it I had to go back for more.
The tube is 50ml and is in the same colour cream tube as a lot of the other products. It has a top which you stand the tube on and you unscrew that to squeeze out the product. The action of the cream coming out is not messy and does not drip so it is quite tidy and not at all messy.
I won't go into everything that it has however the natural ingredients are: St Johns Wort, borage, comfrey and rose scented geranium.
To be honest I don't know what have of the stuff mentioned above is however what I can tell you is it has a light perfume and smells lovely and not at all overpowering which is what I want from a face mask as don't want to be laying there trying to relax and I can't really breathe through the scent of it.
The actual cream itself is very thick and it says on the bottle to apply after cleansing and then relax with it for 10-15 minutes on your face and then wipe of with cloth followed by toner and moisturiser. As with all brands they recommend you use all of their products either side but to be honest I don't think it would make much of a difference if you didn't. When applying the cream is very thick so doesn't move too far around your skin and you have to massage it in which is good as you feel that's its getting into all the little creases and hopefully ironing them out a little bit with a touch more moisture. I generally use this on an evening, tone and moisturise after and my skin does feel plumed up and basically better than what it did before. I also use it more when I have been out walking for the day or after a break when I have been outside a lot, as I feel when outside sometimes your skin does get treated quite harshly from the elements and this mask seems to rehydrate my skin and make it feel a little bit better and also less dry. I must say at this point that I have combination skin and it works very well with it and the packaging does not mention if it is for specific skin types or not. I also have friends that use this product on an evening and sleep with it on, they are slightly older than me (nearly 40) and they say that when they awake it has all soaked into their skin and it is like they have had a facial.
It is approx £12ish however they do have offers where you can get masks as part of a package so would recommend this direct from their website
Liz Earle in General:
Liz Earle offers a great range of skincare products for the body and face - if you look on their website there is absolutely heaps to choose from. The main idea behind the products is that they use natural ingredients. The pricing is quite a bit more expensive than high-street / supermarket brands, but less expensive than some of the high-end products like Dermalogica and Chanel etc. The problem I tend to find with skincare companies is that there's sooooo much to choose from so I normally stick to the usual routine of cleanse, tone, moisturize every morning and evening, exfoliating once a week and using this product around once a week or so as well. I really like their muslin cloths which you use instead of a flannel as they are gentle but softly exfoliate. I don't use their moisturizer anymore as tend to find they are all a bit too rich for my combination skin and so don't sit well on my skin, but I will happily use their other products and try other things out. One of the nice things about Liz Earle is that when you order off line you often get a freebie sent with your products (I hope that's still the case!). Funnily enough, this was one of those freebies even though it is a 50ml bottle and I really like it, so I was very impressed with that.
You use this in the same way as a face mask around once a week or once every ten days depending on how much your skin deeps intensive moisturizing. It is very thick and creamy and you just spread it all over your face, leave it on for 10 - 15 minutes, and then wash it off and follow with toner if you have one. The main products used in this are St John's Wort, Borage, Comfry and Rose-Scented Geranium. Admittedly I don't know what most of those things are!
I think the results of this product are fabulous. When you've washed it off you don't put moisturizer on afterwards, but your skin to touch is SO soft. It really hydrates and softens your skin. I get so confused with all the different skin products out there but for me this is very straightforward and softens and hydrates your skin like you would want any product too without making it oily in the slightest. At the end it feels like you've just had a facial. In terms of how it feels when it's on your face - it's very good for sensitive skin and doesn't feel harsh at all, and it doesn't tighten your skin in the same way that some face masks use. I know there are benefits to this other type of face mask, but if you want something more gentle and enjoyable to use this is a good option. When you go to wash it off you will see that a lot of it has actually soaked into your skin already which is a good sign too. The smell is also very natural and neutral.
There are always different offers on, but I would say that a 50ml tube is normally around £9
Where to get it:
The easiest way to get Liz Earle products is online and they often do some good offers. I struggle to notice it in high-street shops but I think the John Lewis near me sells it.
Liz Earle is one of those brands that the "it" crowd starting raving about a couple of years ago - specifically, that incredibly lardy "cleanser" ("cleanse and polish", it's called) that you use the muslin cloth with. You could barely open a high-end Sunday supplement without some mention of the brand. Most of the Liz Earle products feature some combination of organic / non animal tested / essential oil type ingredients, and they come in a very classy looking cream opaque packaging with simple black text.
I'd previously used her Deep Cleansing mask and liked it very much, so i invested in the Nourishing version specifically to take on holiday, as a bit of a treat for my skin when i'd been in the sun.
The packaging tells you that it contains the following "naturally active ingredients" - St John's Wort, Borage, Comfrey, and Rose Scented Geranium. The instructions are to apply the mask in a thick layer after cleansing, leave for 10-15 minutes, and then wipe off any residue with a muslin cloth soaked in hand-hot water. Or if you're a normal mortal, i find a cotton wool pad does a pretty indistinguishable job!
~ In use ~
On squeezing out of the tube, the cream is identical to an unscented, fairly heavyweight, moisturising cream. It doesn't have what i'd normally expect as a face masque texture, hard to describe exactly what I mean but i suppose the main difference is that i expected it to sit on the surface of my skin rather than feel like a cream i could rub in. In fact i'd go so far as to suggest that's what this really is - a thick moisturiser that you apply lots of, and then remove what doesn't get absorbed by the skin. The lack of scent was another surprise - Rose scented Geranium in particular is a gorgeous but very strongly scented oil, so if it really is in here, it must be in microscopic quantities because I couldn't detect any trace of it. The cream smells quite similar to my mum's 1970s "Astral" moisturiser, to me.
~ The results ~
I left the mask on as instructed, and it did feel nice and soothing on my face. After 15 minutes i could see that in some places it had pretty much all been absorbed, in other places it hadn't but the cream had partly dried into a speckly white appearance - not a good look, but i wasn't planning on wearing it to a party. The leftover cream did remove easily with a warm cotton wool pad, although i did then find that some of the areas where the cream had absorbed also started to generate a residue so i ended up splashing my face all over with water.
My skin definitely felt very comfortable and quite plump after a gentle pat dry with a towel.
So far, so-so; I was tempted to repeat the process a week or so later just using my normal night cream, and found the results to be identical! No surprise i suppose, but putting a nice thick layer of moisturiser on in the bath for a while, makes your skin quite happy.
So overall, I think this one is mostly hype. It does leave skin nicer, but not spectacularly so; and it doesn't have any of the lovely aromatherapy scents to make the user experience feel really pampering. I didn't feel the need to replace the tube when i finished it.
Calming and deeply nourishing, this nutrient rich mask is a sanctuary for dehydrated, dry skin, or stressed skin / The perfect treat for skin overnight or whilst soaking in the bath /