Product Type: Liz Earle body care
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Liz Earle Eyebright: A soothing treat for tired or sensitive eyes
Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion
Member Name: LittleNat
Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion
Advantages: Really soothes and revitalises tired or sensitive eyes.
Disadvantages: Would be nice of it did a slightly better job at removing make-up.
About the product
Eyebright is described as a gentle herbal lotion which soothes and refreshes tired eyes. Like other products from the Liz Earle range, it contains a whole host of naturally active ingredients, including witch hazel, aloe vera, cornflower, and the grassland herb, eyebright. It's suitable for those with sensitive eyes and also for contact lens wearers.
The product is available from the Liz Earle website (www.lizearle.com) and costs £10.00 for a 150ml bottle, or £5.00 for a 50ml trial sized bottle. John Lewis and QVC also stock the range, but prices seem to be the same on all sites.
The product is packaged in a fairly simple, 150ml, pale green, plastic bottle, which has a nifty and easy to use twist up lid. The same twist up lid is used on the brand's Skin Tonic, and makes dispensing liquid from the bottle an easy, and mess free task. A short but informative description of the bottle's contents, instructions for use, and a full ingredient list are included on the back of the bottle, along with animal testing/ingredient info (Liz Earle products are not tested on animals), website details, and a contact address and phone number.
I have to say, I don't find any of Liz Earle's packaging particularly pretty or exciting, but when it comes to skincare products, I'm more concerned with the contents of the bottle/tube and whether they actually do what they promise. In fact, I think simple packaging is almost reassuring as it's likely that more money has been spent on the actual product and ingredients instead of pretty, but unnecessary bottles/tubs. While Eyebright's packaging is slightly bland, the bottle itself is safe (no problems with spills) and sturdy, and the product info is well laid out and easy to read, so all the important details are there.
How to use
The product can be used in two different ways. It can be applied to a cotton wool pad and swiped over eyes as a quick pick me up and gentle make up remover, or you can soak a couple of pads with the solution and let them sit over eyes for 5-10 minutes as an extra special, soothing treat.
I've used Eyebright in both of the ways mentioned above, but favour the quicker swipe method most evenings. The delicately, herbal scented lotion (I mainly smell witch hazel) has a watery consistency which is different to most make-up removers and eye products I've used in the past. It feels very gentle, non oily and light, and the lotion instantly cools and soothes as it's applied. It really does do a fantastic job at revitalizing tired, heavy eyes, without irritating them, and I've found the lotion works brilliantly when used as a soothing compress and also helps to reduce puffiness and redness.
In terms of make up removing abilities, Eyebright does do a fairly good job at removing very light make up. I normally wear a powder or cream eye shadow and a light application of regular mascara, and I find the product used alone does melt eye shadow away, but doesn't completely remove the mascara. I normally use the lotion after I've cleansed my face with a make up removing wipe or face wash and it just removes any last traces of mascara and liner. I mainly use Eyebright for it's soothing and refreshing effects anyway, so the make up removing abilities are an added bonus for me.
An extra little thing that I've also found Eyebright useful for, is cleaning up any minor mascara or liner smudges when applying make up. A cotton bud soaked with a little bit of the lotion cleans up any small mistakes quickly and efficiently without making a mess of any base make-up or under-eye concealer.
Overall, Eyebright is a fantastic product which does do exactly what it promises. Out of the Liz Earle products I've had the pleasure of trying, the eye lotion is definitely one of my favourite's and I really do look forward to using it every evening. I highly recommend checking it out if you're a Liz Earle fan and haven't yet given it a go, or if you suffer with dry, sensitive, or easily irritated eyes and want something to cool and sooth them. Eyebright does exactly that, without leaving a greasy/oily residue behind.
Aqua (water), Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, PEG-60 almond glycerides, Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Decyl glucoside, Panthenol, Centaurea cyanus (cornflower) extract,
Euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) extract, Potassium sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium methylparaben, Sodium propylparaben.
Summary: A really nice product if you suffer with dry, sensitive, or easily irritated eyes.