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Finding a moisturiser which agrees with my skin has felt like finding a needle in a haystack. I have spent a small fortune over the years trying different products and never quite found the right one.
However, after being recommended Liz Earle's products by a friend I thought I'd give them a go.
I have the Skin repair moisturiser for normal/combination skin. I am prone to blemishes on my chin but otherwise find I have quite dry skin.
I LOVE this moisturiser. I have been using it for just over a month alongside the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and Skin Tonic (please see my other rave reviews for these two!) and have felt so much better about the overall feel and appearance of my skin.
It comes in a 50ml pot which might not sound like much, but you only need to the tiniest amount to cover your face meaning it lasts for absolutely ages. I sweep my finger over the top of the pot a couple of times and this is enough for each application.
I would say that this moisturiser does not absorb as quickly as others. At first I thought this was a problem, but now it doesn't bother me at all. I just leave a little extra time before applying my makeup. However, if you want something fast absorbing this may not be the product for you.
I find it provides a lovely base for my make up and leaves me with a dewy look as opposed to a completely matte finish. Again, this might not be something you are looking for but for me that natural look is exactly what I want. I no longer have to use my Bobbi Brown Illuminating cream which costs a fortune!
I would say this moisturiser is perfect if, like me, you suffer from the odd breakout here and there. It is not greasy and leaves your skin feeling healthy and refreshed.
The usual rrp for this product is £19.00. I usually get mine from John Lewis or ebay, although it is evidently a popular product as often I see people bid beyond the £19.00 rrp! I suppose it depends on if you have a John Lewis or alternate stockist nearby as to whether it's worth paying the extra cash! For this amount you get a 50ml tub of moisturiser. I have used both the dry/sensitive and normal/combination moisturisers dependant on the the time of the year - my skin is usually normal but can get dry in the winter months.
Generally £19.00 is more than I would usually spend on a moisturiser however this came consistently highly recommended in reviews (and by my sister). Also I feel that a good cheap moisturiser is hard to find so I tend to save the money on my other skin care products (like facial washes, scrubs).
The packaging is a light green colour with the Liz Earle logo on top. The writing is in grey and is easy to read. The colour I feel reflects the message the product is trying to get across in that it is natural. Also there is just enough information on the tub to inform purchase but not so much that you are overwhelmed.
The look of the product is high end. The tub is a very hard like plastic and very thick which gives the impression that it is a quality purchase. Unfortunately this means there is also less product and when you get to the bottom of the tub you actual realise that there is only a shallow amount of moisturiser in this tub.
Application is easy. Apply morning and night after washing and cleansing. I tend to only use this in the morning and use a cheaper moisturiser at night so to save money. This seems to work for me as I feel the time I most need an effective moisturiser is in the morning - pre-make up application.
You only need to use a bit of this product as it is a very rich and thick moisturiser. A tub of this usually lasts me approximately 6-8 weeks.
The results are fantastic. Skin feels and look hydrated, soft and supple to touch. I sometimes get break outs of spots but since I've been using this moisturiser the breakouts have been less so. It also provides fantastic base for make up and as it dries very fast is a great product to use if you're running to a tight schedule in the morning.
I plan to use this product for a long time to come.
I am coming to the end of this product. Was bought in a set with other Liz Earle products and feel alittle sad that the party for my face is nearly over.Hopefully we will meet again...My experience of this product is the following:
Knowing the idea of Liz Earle and her products e.g does not test on animals, products botanically led, tries to leave out as many nasties as possible, British brand etc, already gives you the moral glow inside. The product itself?Packaging is nothing amazing, but unisex and simple.I do not recall there being much change in the overall look over the years.But better to spend the money on the inside of the packaging rather than the packaging itself. Skin repair can either come in the tub as illustrated above or in a tube.I find the tube alittle annoying as I never feel its completely empty even when empty because you cant see inside. Great selection of ingredients, such as avocado oil, borage, vitamin e, wheatgerm oil etc. The product itself is fluid and not as thick as some creams out there for dry/sensitive. Its easily absorbed, and I would use this morning and night after cleansing and toning or after a mask. It sinks into the skin leaving it feeling like it has had a drink of water. the general appearance of my skin? Its does not change the texture or make my skin look more even in tone, but what it does is make it not feel as if I need to put another product on the face. It does what it is supposed to do , moisturise. The smell is quite similar to other Liz Earle products, probably because they share alot of ingredients. Clean and fresh, non assuming. Product is easy to use.
Downside? Wish they would do bigger sizes. I hate 50ml.I am one of those people who uses too much so 50ml does not go far with me. Also, I know Liz has another mosituriser out that is dedicated to more anti aging, but I would like this to ne less predictable in regards to smell, I would love an spf ( easier said than done I know ) and just be alittle more youthful. Dont get me wrong, this is one of those products that anyone can use any age and it does the job, but it does not excite me nor does it feel cutting edge.
Still good product though-Love you Liz!
I have always heard good things about the Liz Earle range of cosmetics and I was fortunate enough to be given her Superskin Concentrate last year, which I really liked. Liz Earle's ethos is to use natural plant based ingredients, they don't use animal ingredients, just some 'animal-friendly' ones such as beeswax and honey are used in certain products and they don't test on animals. They try and source ingredients sustainably and ethically, and don't use excess packaging.
Through a promotion online I decided to order their 'skincare essentials range' for £41 which is a substantial saving on buying the cleanser, skin tonic and a moisturiser separately and it included a superskin concentrate travel bottle, as well as a free gift (another bottle of cleanser). The offers change monthly but the price seems to be about the same. The moisturiser was wrapped in branded tissue paper in the box, and all ingredients and instructions for use were on the tub.
The moisturiser I ordered was Skin Repair Moisturise for normal/combination skin. They also do a light version for combination/oily and another for dry/sensitive skin types
It claims it "softens, smoothes and conditions skin for a naturally healthy-looking glow". I think we are all a little bit skeptical of claims by skincare manufacturers, but I was keen to try it having been so pleased with their Superskin Concentrate. It is designed to be used last in their three step skincare system after the hot cloth cleanser and skin tonic, so having dutifully used these products I opened the pale blue tub. The smell of the cream was clean and fresh and after reading the ingredients list I think I detected the smell of avocado but could not have identified anything otherwise. The cream is not think or gloopy so I easily scoop up a bit on my fingertips (without getting some under my nails - that is so annoying) and spread it out over my face and neck where it sinks in quickly. I was impressed that not much is needed as it spreads quite sheer. My skin feels moisturised afterwards, but not oily or greasy. I usually use this at night as I prefer a SPF in my day creams, but during the winter months, when I only see daylight through my office window, I have used this to avoid the unnecessary sun protecting chemicals on my skin. My skin keeps moisturised throughout the day, and doesn't feel dry to the touch and makeup goes on easily over the top. I am not sure of the name 'skin repair' as I am not sure my skin has been 'repaired' (I wasn't aware it was broken) but I do think this product looks after my skin
If I was being picky (which I often am) I would actually prefer something a little bit more greasy and oily at night, as I like the idea of the cream gradually soaking into my skin, and this soaks in so quickly. However, as I have said above, my skin does feel smooth and moisturised and not dry afterwards so it is obviously still doing its job. But I do wonder if that would be a problem for someone with drier skin than I, so if this concerns you perhaps try the dry/sensitive version (I am sure the stores will provide you with samples as they have always seemed very obliging - the website has a full list of stores, or you could try phoning them). I have always ordered my products online as I have been impressed with the offers and I understand they are often featured on QVC.
Highlights from the ingredients list include wheatgerm oil, vegetable derived glycerin, beta-carotine, borage oil, hops extract, echinacea extract, avocado oil and vitamins B5 and E. A full list of ingredients is on the tub, but can also be found on their website, where it will tell you a bit more about what some of these ingredients are used for. http://uk.lizearle.com/
As I have said above, I use this moisturiser as part of a three step system and so far (three months in) it is working for me. If I was to run out of this but not the toner or cleanser I would probably substitute it temporarily with another brand and think nothing about it. It works well as a moisturiser and compliments my skin, but so do other products. It is £18.75 for a 50ml jar and I expect to be using it for a a bit longer yet and I am quite likely to buy it again if there is a good offer or promotion on as I really like to buy UK made products and support their ethical stance ingredients wise
I am a big fan of Cleanse and Polish as was keen to try out other products from Liz's range. Skin Repair is a moisturiser which contains naturally active ingredients; borage and avocado oil, Echinacea, beta carotene and Vitamin E. The product aims to 'intensely moisturise, smooth and protect for a natural healthy glow'
The product is available in 3 different types- normal/combination, dry/sensitive and light for combination oily skins. These all come in a 50ml tube or tub which retail at £18.75 direct from Liz Earle.com. The moisturiser is simply massaged into the face and neck morning and night.
I am currently using dry/sensitive in a tube format as although my skin is usually normal, in winter months it does dry out and need more nourishment. The moisturiser is white and quite thick in consistency, a little like a night cream. It has a very subtle, clean smell - a little like baby products. This glides over the skin and is absorbed almost instantly. I only need to use just over a pea sized amount to cover my face. My face looks and feels moisturised, but there is not a heavy or shiny appearance or feeling on the skin, despite the consistency of the product.
I apply foundation straight on top of my moisturised face, as it creates a wonderful, even base for makeup - even without a primer. My skin feels moisturised and supple all day long. I can sometimes suffer with oiliness on my T-zone, but I have not experienced this so far when using Skin Repair. I think in summer months the Dry/Sensitive cream will be too rich and may cause oiliness, so I will then switch to Normal/Combination.
The only thing that I find lacking is SPF. Despite having Vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant, I would like to of have some extra protection from UV rays.
Overall, this is a lovely, long-lasting moisturiser, designed with sensitive, dry skins in mind; but is more than suitable for normal skin during cold months. It is a little more expensive than most drug store products, but I think it is worth spending a little extra for quality ingredients.
I have watched QVC on and off for the best part of three years now. It might sound boring watching a shopping channel but when the shopping channel features high end beauty brands like Liz Earle it is my idea of heaven!
Liz Earle is known for it's hair, skin and make-up products as well as it's fragrance and men's range, which means men, can enjoy being vain too!
The moisturizer I purchased from Liz Earle is called 'Skin repair' and has become a reward winning product for it's excellence.
Despite this the product is £18.75 for a 50ml jar, now this may seem expensive to some but it is actually fairly reasonably priced in comparison to some of the other premier brands who charge a lot more for a, in my eyes less great result.
My skin is ridiculously dry, some people are blessed with lovely hydrated skin, never moisturize and have to do so little to their skin. Well although I have never suffered with spots, I do suffer with really dry skin, which is in fact combination as it does become oily throughout the day in some areas. Bad combination I know, literally! So anyway, it is important I buy a good product in order to hydrate my skin because I like many women wear foundation every day, so I need something that will make my skin look hydrated before I put my slap on. I have tried primers and wasn't really convinced after a while!
This product is available in a tube or a jar. It comes in an incredibly light green tube/jar and has the product name and brand on the front. It is very simple but elegant and although some may say boring, I actually really like the packaging and the colour makes it look natural and fresh which is something I find important in skin care.
After using my Hot Cloth Cleanser (Another of Liz Earle's products) For those of you who don't know it's a cleaner, which comes with a muslin cloth, which you use with hot water to cleanse your skin. Another item I can't stress how much I can't live without! Anyway, after cleansing the skin and toning I use my fingertip to gently massage the product into my hand. You only need to use a small amount of this product, as the consistency is fairly thick, not too thick however; just thick enough to spread and not feel like you have a mask on! The smell of the product is beautiful, as unhelpful as this sounds I honestly couldn't really describe how it smells because I haven't smelt anything like it. All I would say is that it smells gentle, fresh and natural just like the packaging. I can see a theme developing!
The ingredients in the product really say a lot about the product:
The full details on the ingredients are actually on the site with pictures and a description of the ingrediant, which I think is extremely useful and good of the brand to do. Something I haven't seen before. I will list a few of the ingredients and some of the properties that make the moisturizer so good:
Glycerin- Attracts water and draws it onto the skin which helps the hydration process.
Wheatgerm Oil- Has high levels of vitamin E which most of us will know are a main feature in moisturisers and are an antioxidant.
Avocado Oil -This is an interesting one! The flesh of avocado contains nearly half plant oil. This is yet another great source of vitamin E.
There are many more ingredients like I mentioned previously on the website so before purchasing you should take a look. It really proves why it is such a good hydrator!
Do I love this product?
Yes! I honestly have never used a moisturizer that I have loved as much as this one. My skin has never been in such a good condition after using it. I have used the product in the winter and it still looks good so it is definitely winter proof, something as daft as it sounds is something I really look for in a moisturiser when I am purchasing it, even if it's in the summer!
I love this product so much. To those who think it's expensive, please do not be put off. Put it on your Christmas list. Even buy it with the intention of never purchasing one again (Oh god I sound like a sales person) it is honestly worth trying it out and seeing how good skin care can be.
You can even purchase it on QVC and send it back if you do not like it, something QVC have been doing for years and something I think really is a positive aspect of their company because there are many times I see products I'm not sure I want to try because of the price in case I hate them so it's always good to know I can send it back if I don't like it, even if it is used!
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser
I have been looking for a good moisturiser for ages and recently got recommended the Liz Earle line of products. For those of you who don't know this line, it is (now) an award winning skin product producer.
~~ The Purchase ~~
The reason I bought this was not through a trial size as unfortunately that is the one thing that lets them down - they do not do free trial sizes you have to purchase a 'try me' back at a cost of £23.25 (ouch) - this is called the Essentials Try Me Kit. This consists of 4 mini products and a Muslim cloth. In the pack I bought, I got a hot polish cleanser in a small tube (30 ml), the repair moisturiser for dry/sensitive skin (15ml) and also oil/normal skin (15ml) and a Instant Boost Skin Tonic (50ml). Believe you me if I had not hear and read many reviews of this product there is absolutely no way I would have paid that sort of spondoolies for this range.
Having decided to make the splash and order some products I did. They arrived in a small aqua zipped case and wrapped carefully in tissue. Also there was a bonus product which was a duplicate of the moisturiser I am actually doing the full review on.
All the package is simple to use and leaves my skin fresh and squeaky clean. However as I am concentrating this review on the moisturiser I wanted to go more in-depth into this.
~~ Usage ~~
Having cleansed and toned I only needed a pea size amount of moisturiser which I put in the palm of my hand to warm it up, I then spread it on my hands and placed my hands in a cup like fashion on my face and gently rested them on my skin - this was more than enough for y skin to 'drink' in the warmed moisturising qualities of the lotion. The lotion is not greasy or watery it is a thick, rich and luxurious feeling cream albeit not too heavy if that makes sense.
The dream factor to this cream is the smell - it is a comforting warm smell of almost baby powder a very gentle smelling cream. Not overpowering or overwhelming which is exactly the reason I am going to stick with this moisturiser. Looking at the ingredients which include Echinacea, hops, beta-carotene, vitamin E, borage oil and pro-vitamin B5'; to me it is not clear which of this products produce the amazing smell to this cream. However the goodies in it certainly do the trick for my skin.
~~ Selling Points ~~
What I love about these products now I am converted (just wish they sold them on Amazon) is they are not tested on animals at all. Also Liz Earle the founder of the company was a beauty guru on Breakfast TV for many years and has researched deeply into natural skin care. Her home is on the beach on the Isle of Wight and the reason I tell you this is because most of her research into her skincare range comes from her seaside home there where she only uses natural ingredients in all her products.
~~ Conclusion ~~
Well what can I say I was hoping when I tried this that it would go alongside all the other have tried products purely because of the expense however, I can say I am converted and although the initial outlay on the moisturiser is (to me) expensive a small amount goes a long way.
A wonderful product that has left my parched skin feeling nourished and protected from the elements. How is it different from other expensive moisterisers? The No.1 reason it is totally natural; no heavy scent (that for me personally gives me headaches on those type of over scented types). It is just great to find a natural skincare company with a good company ethos and superb natural products that leave your skin ravishingly radiant.
~~Further Information and Stockists ~~
You can purchase this item (and others) on the QVC Channel or online an added bonus being if you are not 100% happy you can return the item. Also you can go online to her store at the Liz Earle website which tells you more about the history of the company and the products.
Prices for this moisturiser are £18.25 for a 50 ml Jar.
I have used skin repair for over a year now - twice daily. It is a lovely final phase of your Liz Earle home facial. I did start out with using the dry/sensitive but have found that really I am light moisturiser user. I found the dry/sensitive a bit too hydrating. It is so easy to use and very quick and easy. I have just ordered a pack for myself for Christmas as I never want to be without it. It is unbelievable how long the 50ml can last as you only need to use a small amount. My skin feels so soft after using it. I have used other moisturisers but this one seems to be the right one for me. The light moisturiser takes the form of pump action dispenser whereas the dry/sensitive and normal/combination takes the form of jars. It is just a very nice way to end my home facial.
Before Christmas, I began to use Liz Earle's cleanse and polish and was so impressed by the product, I have become smitten with the whole range! Now I know everyone's skin is different but these products just suit my skin- I now have hardly any break-outs and my skin feels incredibly soft- people have even commented on how nice and soft it is!
After my success with the cleanser and some of the masks, when my normal day moisturiser ran out I thought I would treat myself to a nice face moisturiser from the range. I consider Liz Earle products to be a more premium brand product, and yes the prices tend to be dearer than stuff off the shelf but I find their pricing range to be at the lower end of the premium brand price bracket. This is ideal for me!!
The moisturiser either comes in a pump or in a jar. I went for the jar option as it means I can scrape every little last drop out! You get 50ml of product for £17.60. I went for the jar as was worried that using a pump dispenser would not get all of the product from the bottle.
The packaging is nothing exciting, a pale green which is uniform with the other products in the range.
When you take the lid of the moisturiser, the smell of the product is wonderful. It is so fresh and light. It is a creamy colour and has a nice sheen to it in pot. It glides on to the skin and is so easily absorbed- I don't know what I would do without it now! It leaves my skin feeling soft- not at all greasy or sticky as some products do. After leaving for a few minutes, I then apply make-up to my face and have found that my foundation now applies to my face much better.
One of the great advantages of using Liz Earle products is that they use naturally active ingredients- it feels like being kind to the environment. It contains a borage oil which is a rich source, echinacea, hops, avocado oil, pro-vitamin B4, beta-carotene (a natural anti-oxidant) and vitamin E which replaces lost moisturiser and protects the skin.
Liz Earle skin repair moisturiser
Liz Earle describes the moisturiser as "Rich in naturally active skin nourishing ingredients including borage oil, which help skin to retain moisturise, this gentle cream with Echinacea extract and calming hops can help soothe and smooth your skin." It really is a beautifully rich cream that has a distinctive botanical smell, which is very pleasant and it does exactly what you want from a moisturiser. After using this for a little while my skin seems to have settled and I very rarely now get patches of dry skin. Overall, my skin has been looking healthier, smoother and clearer than it has in a while.
Skin repair moisturiser comes suitable for either normal to combination skin or dry to sensitive skin. I own the dry to sensitive skin option and I love it. As with all of Liz Earle's skin care range the packaging is lovely, it is a screw cap tube or jar in a lovely baby blue shade.
--A word of advice--
One thing I would maybe warn anyone who has a drier skin type is that this moisturiser might not be the best choice for you. I have occasionally dry skin and I find that this moisturiser is perfect, which leads me to believe that if you need a bit extra from your moisturiser for very dry skin, then this might not be moisturising enough. It might be better to look at another product in their range or another brand.
Retailing at £17.25 for a 50ml tube it is quite an expensive moisturiser, as such it is right to demand and expect a lot from it. Personally, I find that it delivers; it is a rich, luxurious cream that makes my skin feel smooth and healthy. As with many of the more expensive brands of moisturiser it lasts quite a while because you only need to use a tiny amount, with this one a little does really seem to go a long way.
--My overall opinion--
I am going to give this four out of five stars. I am really quite fond of this moisturiser and it is one I will happily go out and purchase again. I am very taken with this skin care product and I would recommend that if you are looking for a change of moisturiser and the price of this one doesn't put you off then go and try it the next time you are in town.
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser ~ Normal/Combination
Following on from my previous reviews on Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and then the Instant Boost Skin Tonic, this review is for the Skin Repair Moisturiser. This is the third step in the skin care regime and is for the Normal/Combination variety.
~~~ Packaging ~~~
This moisturiser comes in a small pale blue, green jar with a screw on lid. The jar is very understated and uninteresting with Naturally Active Skincare Liz Earle written in silver lettering across the lid and what it is written across the front of the jar. On the base of the jar we are given the ingredients.
~~~ Contents ~~~
When you open the jar the fragrance of the cream is very light and almost floral. It smells really lovely and not at all over powering. The cream itself is not too thick or too thin and is a cream colour. When on your fingers it rubs in quickly and doesn't feel at all greasy or heavy.
~~~ What's in it and what it does ~~~
* Avocado Oil ~ An essential fatty acid to leave the skin soft and smooth.
* Beta Carotene ~ Has antioxidant properties.
* Borage Oil ~ One of the richest sources of essential fatty acids GLA (gamma lanolenic acid) which helps to lock moisture onto the skin.
* D-Panthenol ~ A B vitamin, necessary for the normal functioning of the skin, has a moisturising effect and helps to stimulate 5the renewal of cells.
* Echinacea Extract ~ Widely used in herbal preparations for anything ranging from colds and flu to skin conditions.
* Glycerin ~ Helps to draw atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration.
* Hop Extract ~ Has astringent and tonic properties.
* Vitamin E ~ Protects against free radical damage, from pollution and the sun's rays.
* Wheatgerm Oil ~ A powerful antioxidant.
~~~ How to use ~~~
Once you have cleansed your face and neck using your hot cloth cleanser and then toned the skin with your toner, allow the face to dry naturally or pat it dry lightly with a soft cloth. When your skin is dry you simply massage a small amount of the cream into your face and neck and continue massaging in small circular motions until all the cream has disappeared.
~~~ The results ~~~
This cream leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed and it provides just the right amount of nourishment. I have combination skin and I am sometimes prone to the odd spot appearing on the more oily areas of my face like my chin or forehead for example. This moisturiser when used in the skin care regime helps, not only to eliminate the spots, but also to prevent them occurring in the first place now. It leaves my skin feeling and looking hydrated, soft and very smooth.
~~~ General Info ~~~
Liz Earle products are based and produced on the Isle of Wight and they can be seen frequently being promoted on QVC by Liz Earle herself.
This moisturiser comes in 3 different varieties:
* Combination/Oily (called Skin Repair Light)
~~~ The Cost and Availability ~~~
The price for the 15ml tube is £6.50 and the larger jar or tube costs £17.25 for 50ml, however the more you purchase the better the deals are, and is available from www.lizearle.co.uk It can also be found on such websites as Amazon or Ebay.
~~~ Opinion ~~~
I have been using this Liz Earle range for many years now and I can highly recommend this lovely moisturiser. It smells light and floral, it leaves the skin clean and refreshed and feeling soft and smooth to the touch. It helps to clear the skin of impurities such as spots and age spots and is all in all a really nice product.
An excellent moisturiser and skin care product ~ 5/5 dooyoo stars from me!
Thank you for reading my review!
After being converted to the Liz Earle range I decided if I was to use cleanse and polish I was to do the whole regime properly so also purchased the toner and skin repair moisturiser.
At first I decided to try the light option as although I have dry skin I was at the time often prone to breakouts which I did not want to aggravate. However it was soon apparant that this wasnt working so I quickly switched to this version for dry and sensitive skin and could have kicked myself that I was stupid enough to not get this one in the first place.
I like the fact that this product can be used both day and night to nullify the need for a seperate night cream. It does exactly what Liz Earle claims it does and leaves me skin feeling reinvigorated and although I like to think that I have good,youthful skin as it is, my skin definately has that extra youthful, soft glow to it after using this product.
My Mum also uses this product and finds that it works great on ageing skin and I can definately notice the difference in the youthful complexion of her skin since I bought this item for her.
Liz Earle is skincare which I was converted to about 6 years ago when I came home from travelling. My mum bought me the Liz Earle 'trio,' (Cleanse & Polish, Toner and Moisturiser) I fell in love and have been using these products ever since.
Liz Earle is a range of skincare products for both women and men created by beauty editor and columnist Liz Earle and her business partner Kim Buckland in 1995. The premise was to use 'naturally active ingredients' which led to the name Naturally Active Skincare and to not use ingredients derived form animals or test on animals. They also wanted to provide beauty and skincare tips alongside the selling of their products.
I have dry skin and always feel that other moisturisers are too thin and watery and that they don't quench my skins thirst for moisture - my skin becomes dry and flaky about 10 minutes after applying whatever product I'm using. I had been told that Liz Earle's range had had good reviews so my my hopes were high!
The moisturiser itself is in a pale green plastic tub with the silver flower logo on the screw top and a little description in the front mentioning the ingredients. It claims to 'nourish, smooth and strengthen for a natural healthy glow.' I like that fact that it is in a tub as it means that I won't accidently squeeze half the bottle out and I can get every last bit of it out.
The tub is 50ml/1.6 fl oz.
The 'active ingredients' in it are:
- Borage and Avocado Oil (Contains fatty acid GLA, great for adding moisture to the skin)
- Echinanea (Helps skin cell renewal)
- Betacarotene (Fights against free radicals)
- Natural Vitamin E (Vital for skin repair and giving you that healthy glow).
When you open the tub you see the moisturiser itself which is pale and creamy in colour and quite thick. If you turned it upside down it won't budge. The smell is quite light, not at all overpowering, almost 'fresh.' When you scoop some out onto your fingers it feels very thick and luxurious.
It's very easy to apply and your skin absorbs it quickly, not like others that leave a greasy film on your skin. It left my skin feeling almost plump afterwards and it felt like a treat for my skin. Half an hour later, before I put on my make up my skin still felt soft and full of moisture. I felt that I had finally found a product I could stick with. The fact that I am still using it 6 years later says it all!
Another reason that I love Liz Earle products is that I feel that they really care about you the customer. They are based in the Isle of Wight and don't have a huge factory employing masses of people. All their products are handwrapped in beautiful tissue paper and I have always received a free travel sized version of a product. Last time I even received a full size product!
Liz Earle can be bought from the QVC website and I would recommend that you watch out for her show on this channel if you are interested in finding out more about this product. I wouldn't recommend however buying from the website unless you are getting a special deal as it is cheaper to buy direct from the Liz Earle website.
Of course, if you are a first time user of Liz Earle, if you buy from QVC they will refund it if you return if within 30 days, even if you have used it so this might be an option for you.
A 50ml tub costs £16.50 and I understand that this might seem pricey for some. However you do not need to use very much and as it is very effective you do not need to keep on reapplying it. A 50ml tub lasts me at least 2 months which I think is very good value for such a fantastic product.
Postage is £3 (5 - 7 working days) but this is a flat rate so you can buy lots of stuff and just pay this. Maybe if you have a friend who also likes Liz Earle you could split the postage costs.
I am a big Liz Earle fan and have found all her products i have tried good. If any disappointed me a little it was this moisturiser.
Price/Details: The cream comes in a 50ml jar and costs £16.95. There are 3 choices normal/combination (thats me) dry/sensitive and light (for oily skin). Available from Liz earles website, QVC, Some UK stores
The claim:Filled with natural ingredients this moisturiser helps replace lost moisture leaving skin smooth and soft.
Does it do it? To a certain extent yes. The cream left my skin soft, but just not glowing. Im so used to other products in the range being amazing i just found this ordinary. Also for me i have to mention the smell. It smells to me like fat. I know that sounds strange but all the other products smell amazing and this doesnt. My skin doesnt drink it up and if i miss a day or two i don't notice. Maybe it is just my skin playing up, but im not that impressed. On the plus side it didnt give me spots or clog pores
Is a good cream but not great and from liz earle i expect more
I have used the LIGHT version of this Skin repair moisturiser and I love it. Admittedly, I use it more in the spring/summer as my skins needs something a bit heavier for the colder months, but it's great as a stand alone moisturiser. It smells lovely and is a pleasure to use, unfortunately there's no spf value, so another product is needed prior to applying this or afterwards, depending on your spf ingredients and whether it is a chemical or physical sunblock.
I have used my decleor oils or Liz Earle's superskin oil underneath this moisturiser and it's light enough to keep a nice matt base for anything that follows it. I use this as a day cream and would use something else for night time, but that's just me and it's perfectly fine to use both morning and night should you wish, especially for teenagers who want to keep their hydrated and moisturised without over-loading their skins with ingredients that they do not need.
Again, like the cleanse and polish, this can be used for any family member and there will be a skin type to suit their skin. It's a pleasure to use and for the more mature skins, I would use this as a day cream and use the new superskin moisturiser in the evening if your budget can stretch to it.
Providing just the right level of nourishment to leave combination/oily skin types radiant and soft, these carefully balanced moisturisers hydrate and help to protect and strengthen skin /