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I am always on the look out for products that can better my skin and tend to flit between mid priced brands without really giving them a chance. I had heard excellent things about Liz Earle from both friends and reading reviews in magazines so decided to give it a go.
***My Skin Profile***
I'm in my early twenties and my skin tends to be Normal/Combination and I suffer from quite frequent breakouts mostly around my chin and nose. I tend to have shiny/oily skin in my T-Zone too and I find that my skin has the tendancy to look a little dull from timer to time.
I bought my first bottle of moisturise from the Liz Earle website as there are no stockists nearby. The website is very easy to navigate and is clear and well presented. There are clear descriptions of each of the products and you can also work out what products would be best for you by answering a few simple questions.
I decided to go for the 50ml pump. This was priced as £16.25. I went for the combination/oily moisturiser as I felt this was most suited to my skin. There are a few different moisturisers so you can pick which one fits in best with your skin type.
Delivery was very fast, I received my moisturiser in 3 days and it was beautifully packaged and included a Liz Earle catalogue and a free tester bottle of Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Toner which was a nice touch.
***The Moisturiser Itself***
The moisturiser is of a thick, creamy consistancy although not as thick as the cleanser. It also has quite an unoffensive smell but I wouldn't say it was either pleasant or unpleasant. It contains many natural ingrediants including avocado oil, beta-carotene, borage oil and echinacea extract.
***How to Use***
Very simple. Massage onto face morning and night after using the Skin Tonic Cleanser. That's pretty much it!
The cream is absorbed quickly into the skin. I tend to find that a lot of other moisturisers sit on my skin for a while so this was a refreshing change for me. It leaves my skin feeling rehydrated and smooth. It also makes an excellent base for make up.
Used in conjunction with other Liz Earle products I find that my skin has much improved.
Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser for combination/oily skin
I have tried many products to help my oily/combinatiion spot prone skin but few have helped. I was told to try Liz Earles products by a friend, so i bought this moisturiser in part of a set from the Liz Earle website, which included cleanser, tonic and this combination/oily skin moisturiser. I choose the combination/oily but you could also choose normal or dry skin moisturiser.
This product comes in a pale green/blue 50ml tall, slim bottle. It has the usual flower Liz Earle symbol on the front and lists the natural active ingrediants on the front in small brown writing. This bottle has a small plastic good quality lid on the top with a silver edge. When you remove the lid you will see a pump head to disperse the cream.
**Whats in the product**
Liz Earle products are known for there naturally active ingredients, in this product are the following natural active ingredients:
Borage (Borage oil is a rich source of essential fatty acid GLA)
Natural Vitamin E
Which are a finely balanced blend of naturally active skin nourishing ingredients to replace lost moisture and help protect the skin.
**My experince of the product**
When you press down the pump a small amount of cream comes out, i would say its just the right amount for your whole face as you dont want too much moisturiser on your skin to colg your pores! But you will need another small pump if you apply moisturiser to your neck too. It has a pleasent smell to it which isnt too strong. It feels very smooth and so light when you gently massage it onto your skin. Its doesnt feel at all greasy and absorbs straight into your skin. After appling this to my face my skin feels soothed and smooth.
**Where to buy and the price**
I bought this product in part of a set straight from the Liz Earler website uk.lizearle.com as i found it to be the cheaper than from departments stores and even Ebay.The set of 3 which i bought cost £45. This product on its own costs £16.50. Which in my opinions isnt a bad price for a well known named brand like Liz Earle. If you dont want to buy from the inernet larger departments stores like John Lewis and Debehmans stock Liz Earle.
This is a brillant moisturiser! Kind, light and smooth on the skin. This will not block your pores like some do.
Liz Earle has a range of facial, hands,skin & body lotions & potions which are promoted as containing only natural ingredients & ,whilst not the cheapest products you can buy, the ones I've used have proved to give good results.
They're not available everywhere - Liz Earle has an eBay shop & I've seen other sellers offering her products, I think John Lewis stock them but I always go to QVC as they offer a 30 day money-back guarantee if you're not happy.
Some of her products have won beauty awards so I'm obviously not the only one who's happy with her range.
I bought this Skin Repair Light- Oily over ayear ago (shelf life is 24 months) & it's only now, after everyday use, that I'm coming towards the end so at £15.00 for the 50ml pump dispenser I think it's pretty good value!
Don't let the name put you off -
- at first I thought this was an oil - but it's a cream.
- 'skin repair' sounds like you have to have damaged skin in order to use it, but it's just a moisturiser which can be used everyday.
I have a combination skin which means some parts of my face are OK but others (T zone) are a bit oily but having used this my face seems to have evened out & is definitely much clearer & feels softer plus more hydrated.
I must admit though that next time I buy it I'll opt for the 'combination' rather than the 'oily' as it can be a bit heavy.
The creamy textured contents are easily pumped out & you only need a little per application morning & night after cleansing & toning.
It smells lovely & I've found it always absorbs into my skin immediately.
- Vitamin E, beta carotene, borage, hops & echinacea - it's good to use products which contain natural ingredients for a change!
There's also a leaflet provided which shows you how to use it & (clever marketing) telling me what else is available in the range.
This is suitable for young as well as mature skins & I think it's a good investment as I've had good results & it's economical to use as there's no waste whatsover.
- I've had good results but every skin is different isn't it?
- hydrating, moisturising & makes skin feel soft & look improved.
- easy & quick to use.
- smells good.
- suitable for boys, girls, men & women.
- natural ingredients & not tested on animals.
- may be a bit too creamy for some skin types.
I am going to start out by saying I love this moisturiser. I've been using it for about 3 years and it works pefectly for my skin type (quite pale, combination, oily T-zone).
About 6 months ago I stopped using it. You always hear that after you have been using something for a long time you should have a look at what else it out there because there could be something better, so, I thought I'd have a bash at Clarins as I'd heard great things about their Hydraquench Lotion. It is supposed to be suitable for combination/oily skin but it just plain isn't! I gave it a good go and used it for about 2-3 months. The outbreaks on my skin are only just beginning to clear up. I WILL NEVER STOP USING LIZ EARLE EVER AGAIN.
It's great, sinks in very quickly, not too much of an obtrusive smell, and most importantly my skin is hydrated, smooth and outbreak free when I am using it.
If, like me, you battle with your facial skin care on a daily basis to get the balance right so you don't break out in spots, this stuff is great.
I started using Liz Earle products about two years ago when I received the cleanser, toner and this moisturiser as a gift, and I have to say I really like them.
This moisturiser is designed for oily/ combination skin and when I first tried it I thought it was too heavy. However, when I actually applied to my skin I found that it sinks in beautifully and leaves my skin feeling soft and comfortable, and not at all oily or shiny.
This moisturiser contains borage, hops and echinacea to strengthen the skin and soothe. It also contains vitamin E and beta carotene to help protect the skin. As with all Liz Earle products, it smells gorgeous and the packaging is simple but attractive.
Liz Earle products are only available from Liz Earle shops (London and Ryde, Isle of Wight) and also selected John Lewis (sadly not my local one). However the website is great, ordering is dead easy and you usually get sent a little freebie with your order too. You can also order Liz Earle seconds from the Liz earle shop on eBay which can be a good way to get them at a good price.
I got a little trial sized tube of this free when I bought the famous (and completely overrated) hot cloth cleanser. It costs £15.50 for a 50ml pump or tube, or £6 for the little travel sized 15ml tube that I have.
According to Liz Earle this provides just the right level of nourishment to leave combination/oily skin types radiant and soft, hydrates and helps to protect and strengthen the skin. Avocado oil, borage oil and echinacea help strengthen and natural-source vitamin E help protect to ensure total daily care for your skin.
It comes in either a tube with a screw on lid, or a pump action bottle. The moisturiser is quite thick and creamy and as soon as I saw it I thought it looked far too rich for oily skin types. It smells creamy and slightly herbal, and the scents a little stronger and more noticeable than I would like.
When you put it on your skin it feels really rich and creamy, and it does feel far too heavy on my oily skin, no matter how small an amount I use. It takes a long time to feel like it's fully sunk in but it does feel really moisturising. After applying it my skin feels really soft and smooth, but it does feel very heavy on my skin and makes my pores feel clogged.
It leaves my skin looking very shiny and feeling dirty and greasy, and I think it would probably be too heavy even for combination skin. If you have dry skin this might be worth a try as it does feel very moisturising, but I don't know how they can claim that it's light and suitable for oily skins.
Provides the right level of nourishment to leave combination/oily skin radiant and soft / These carefully balanced moisturisers hydrate and help to protect and strengthen skin /