Product Type: Liz Earle body care
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Skin Repair? I wasn't aware my skin was broken...
Liz Earle Skin Repair
Member Name: Essexgirl2006
Liz Earle Skin Repair
Advantages: A good quality moisturiser, des the job
Disadvantages: Nothing spectacular
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
Summary: Worth trying