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I purchased this facial exfoliator in a Liz Earle gift set from QVC. This product, like with all Liz Earle products, contains naturally active ingredients including jojoba beads to gently exfoliate, cocoa butter and eucalyptus to purify the skin. The product helps slough away dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin. It is available direct from Liz Earle with an RRP of £14 for 70ml.
The exfoliator is contained with a bottle with a pump dispenser. One pump is enough for a full face application. Immediately, the Eucalyptus can be detected from the product, is a strong natural fragrance, much more defined compared to Cleanse and Polish. The product is very thick and creamy in consistency, but is easily distributed over the face. The jojoba beads can be felt in the cream, which feels quite gritty to the touch but is not abrasive or rough. I massage the cream over my face which is a pleasurable and uplifting experience, due to the fragrance. My face feels as though is being adequately exfoliated throughout the process- not too much or little.
After about 30 seconds I wash the exfoliator off with water, this is a painless experience. The cream and jojoba beads wash away with a few splashes of water, leaving no residue on my face. The eucalyptus leaves my face feeling refreshed, but not overtly affected by the menthol fragrance. My skin feels soft, smooth and looks brighter, and i have noticed my skin looks clearer when using this. The exfoliator is not drying and I have not experienced any irritations after using this
Overall, this is a good quality facial exfoliator, which is effective without being too abrasive on the skin. The use of eucalyptus oil adds a refreshing and purifying edge to the product, which makes it a pleasure to use. I think £14 is quite expensive for a facial scrub however, so I do not think I will be buying this separately at its RRP.
When it comes to beauty products, I would always try to buy them in a kit as it tends to be cheaper than buying the product on its own, which I did with this.I have used soem Liz Earle produts in the past, but never this one.
If you are not familiar with this range, Liz Earle as a company try to create and sell face products ( no moving into haircare and make up ) that are as natural as possible, use botanical extracts and on whole easy to use.
This product comes in a 70ml solid pump dispenser.That in itself is great as you get a measured amount, no leakage, air can not get into the product and very sturdy if needing to track with it. Packaging also is quite unisex, although Liz has brought out a male skincare range over the last few years. I also find the fact that you can still use product after 30months of opening very handy, although it would not last that long!
The product itself is a lovely, thick and creamy texture.Very similar to Cleanse and Polish, but obviously has small granuales in it for exfoliation. Some of the ingredients are cocoa butter, eucalyptus and jojoba bead. The smell is fresh ( thanks to the eucalyptus ), very unisex and uplifting. The jojoba beads are quite small, but big enough to do their job and to make you feel as if your skin has had a good scrub!
I use this product three times a week, after cleansing my face, and the follow with a mask. One of the tips given out in regards to this product on QVC , which I think is a good one,is if you want a more gentle exfoliation, mix this product with Cleanse and Polish . Still will do the same job, but not everyone likes to feel beads in their product.
For me this product leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.Only downside is on the product itself, it does say to wash product off with warm water. I dont feel that all of the product comes off as I ten to find little beads still on my face.So I treat it as Cleanse and Polish and wipe it off with a warm muslim cloth. Does the job better!
I am a recurrent purchaser of this product. If you want a gentle way to exfoilate your skin that this is the one for you. I have found other exfoilators too harsh for my sensitive skin. However, this exfoilator is just right. In the beginning I used it after I had used my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which meant doing a muslin cloth wipe twice. Until that is somewhat said it would be just as effective if I combined the two together which then wiping off, this saved me an enormous amount of time. I only exfoilate about twice a week and my skin which used to be prone to blackheads and spots is now clear from any of these. You can feel the little beans in the cream but they do not irritate in any way. This is a fab product and personally I won't use any other type of exfoilater now.
I absolutely love this product. Out of the Liz Earle products that I do use, this is probably one of my favourites. I would never use a different exfoliator because with this one you really do feel and see the difference in skin straight after use.
This product lasts a long time because you only need a pea sized amount when applying and after massaging into the face and on the neck you can feel the dead skin. This product claims that it sloughs away dead skin cells and smoothens the skin, and it definitely lives up to what it claims to do.
After gently wiping away the exfoliating residue with a muslin cloth my skin felt clearer and fresher. I have noticed that if using this when you have a pimple or a spot, that the exfoliator also brings the grime to the top surface of the pores, making it easier to get rid of, which proves that this exfoliator really does rescue your face from grime, gunk, and dead skin!
I use this product twice a week and often use a treatment mask afterwards to give myself a pampering treat.
What I really love about this product is the fact it is all plant oils and not tested on animals, so as well as being a friendly product, you can also relax and trust that the product is 100% natural.
You can buy this product on line or in a Liz Earle store or in John Lewis. It is usually around £15, a little expensive to some but definitely worth it!
Big fan of Liz Earle as you can see from previous reviews. Following a purchase I go a free gift of this exfoliator - great marketing gimmick as am now a complete convert to it.
70ml tube that stands nicely on shelf in cabinet and does not take up loads of room. The top has a cap on it and to release the product there is a button to press which releases the exfoliator. It does not leak and is clean around the lid and where the product comes out so there is not a lot of waste with this.
When it comes out it of course feels gritty but also quite creamy on your fingertips. A lot is not needed in fact much less than other products I have used. Massage into clean skin avoiding eye area and rinse away. The feel against your skin is lovely as you can tell it is getting rid of the dead cells but still feels gentle and not harsh. The scent of the product is of eucalyptus as that is one of the ingredients in this. As you are massaging into your skin it smells lovely and your skin feels nice and tingly. I also find that the scent helps clear any issues I have if my nose is feeling a little bit blocked.
Once I have rinsed of the product my skin feel lovely and clean. My skin does not feel tight as some other exfoliators have left it in the past and once I tone and then moisturize my skin feels brighter, hydrated and well loved.
It is a bit more pricey than supermarket products but totally worth it and it is less than some of the cosmetics that you get in some department store cosmetic counters. I find it is real value for money as feels great and also a lot of the product is not needed for each use which is approximately once a week.
The tube is cream in colour and made of soft plastic and the lid is a semi transparent white flip top plastic. On the front of the tube is the brand and product name, naturally active ingredients and size of tube which is 50ml. On the back is information about the product, directions, that it's for all skin types except sensitive, full ingredients list, contact information and symbols for recycling, length of product (24 months) and no animal extracts.
Being a fan of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and seeing a QVC special value of a travel set I decided to get. In the set was the Liz Earle Gentle Exfoliator and thought I would give it a go. On opening the tube I found it very easy, even with wet hands. I first noticed the texture and smell, it smelt mentholly but not a strong smell and the texture was a white cream with what looked like sugar granules. I then proceeded to rub it into my skin and the granules weren't as harsh as I expected, they were very gentle indeed and the cream was silky soft. The product came of easily with just splashes of water. Although I like a rougher texture to my exfoliator's this was great and sloughing away my dead skin and left a smooth and radiant finish. The only thing is it didn't get rid of the really dry flaky patches I get in the winter from the central heating and going in and out of the cold weather. I think I will use this more in the spring and summer. Overall this is a great gentle exfoliator and I would recommend it for all ages. If you have read my previous review for Cleanse and Polish you know my mum who is 50 uses this range and it is great on her skin to. Also I have never had a reaction to this product.
Price and Availability
The Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator is available to buy in John Lewis and the two Liz Earle stores which are in London and Isle of Weight and it is also available online. The price starts at £4.75 for a 15ml tube, £7.75 for a 50ml tube and £12.25 for a 70ml tube.
This Gentle Face Exfoliator is billed as a kind and effective polisher which buffs the skin for a brighter complexion.
I bought this product after seeing Liz Earle herself talking about it on QVC, although I didn't actually buy it on QVC, but directly from the Liz Earle website, along with their Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion and some Liz Earle Muslim Cloths. When the products arrived they came with a another little sample and some sponges for applying that product - and the postage was much cheaper than QVC!
The product itself is a revelation! The pump container is attractive, and releases the appropriate amount of the product into your hand. The texture is creamy, with little scrubby bits in - which are jojoba beads. I apply it to dry, or or slightly damp skin and massage, focusing (as recommended on the product) on the forehead, nose, chin and jawline). I then (again as recommended) remove it with hot water using the Muslin Cloths. The cloth really helps, as it has a sort of buffing, slightly exfoilating texture and I now use them for all my cleansers.
What that somewhat dry (but I hope still useful!) description misses out is the amazing, invigorating feeling when you apply this to your skin. There is eucalyptus oil in this product, and it feels and smells absolutely amazing. It feels like a lovely wake up in the morning, like it really gets the blood pumping!
I do find that it works well as a sort of buffer, and polishes away dead and dry skin, giving the skin a nice texture and glow.
It costs around £12 for a 70ml pump (I would recommend the pump as it controls the amount you use, although I haven't tried the tube). It has lasted me a long time. I don't use it everyday, because although it is gentle, I have problem skin and too much friction can irritate it! As with any exfoliator, it is possible to take it too far!
This exfoliator says that is is suitable for all skin types, except sensitive. It claims to leave your skin lighter, brighter and smoother, by buffing away the dead skin cells and impurities.
I bought mine from the Liz Earle website, along with a number of items. It was approx £12.25 for a 70ml pump tube. I did have a quick look on Ebay and to be honest it was about the same price. The packaging is quite plain and simple with a light green/grey tube,with silver writing. It says that you should use after using the Cleanse And Polish, using two pumps and gently rubbing in circles, concetrating on the congested areas , such as the forehead, chin etc and avoid the eye area. Then wash off with warm water and pat dry and they say to apply a skin tonic and moisturiser.
The ingredients are as follows, beeswax, b5,coco butter, Eucalyptus Essential Oil,Jojoba Beads,Glycerin & sweet almond oil.
I must say that I personally are not over keen on the small. It smells a bit like tea tree oil or a little bit medical. I have nearly used the whole pump now ( have had it for about 4 months and have used it about 2-3 times a week).
I probably would not purchase this again, as I have quite a limited budget and would rather save my pennies for a product that really works outstandingly better than anything else and I do not feel this does. Don't get me wrong , it is a nice exfoliator, just not outstanding and I think that a scrub from the pound shop would probably work just as well.
Just loooove all products from Liz Earle - just read my review of the Cleanse & Polish :o)
This is a wonderful exfoliator that is very gentle. I recommend this to all people with problem skin - although I believe that it is not advised to use it on very sensitive skin. It does the job on acne, though!
If there are other people out there with acne problems I suggest you use the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, Skin Tonic and Skin Repair Light every day, while the exfoliator and face mask should be used once a week - or even more often if desired.
Good luck out there beating that acne!
What a fabulous product! The best exfoliator I have ever used!
Thank goodness the company was promoting it over June, I must say I have given way all my other exfoliation treatments since buying this.
I have excema on my face, and only use the most natural ingredients and naturally perfumed products. The whole Liz Earle range has been fab for me, I have tried the Christian Diors, Avedas, Loccitanes and Decleor ranges (amongst others) all have irritated my skin except for Liz Earles range.
The way I have used the product is as follows:
After cleansing with Liz Earles Hot Cloth Cleanser I apply one pump's worth of exfoliator to the fingers and work into the dry areas and all over the face (concentrating above the brows, jawlines, cheeks, lips, nose) avoiding the eyes. I then rinse it all of with almost cold (ever so slightly warm water). I check the mirror for bits I have not washed and wash again. Pat the skin dry and then tone and moisturise (Liz earle Products only).
I use the product when the skin is looking a bit dry or at least every 3 days just to liven up the face. The skin shines after use and I find exfoliation allows it to absorb moisturiser much more so than without.
Face Care / This kind, yet effective facial polisher is ideal for gently buffing away dead skin cells and impurities to leave all skin types (except sensitive) brighter, smoother and fresher /