Product Type: Liz Earle body care
Newest Review: ... better called Ultrabland) but I found that as soon as I stopped using the toner when it ran out, I instantly missed it. Firstly, it smel... more
Didn't give me the boost it promised!!
Liz Earle Skin Tonic
Member Name: pink_glitter
Liz Earle Skin Tonic
Advantages: Smells nice, refreshing on the skin
Disadvantages: Expensive, results were not really noticeable
A few months ago QVC did a Today's Special Value offer of a round 10 Liz Earle products for a bargain price. I snapped one up, as there were three products from the range I had really wanted to try - the Cleanse and Polish cleanser, The Eyebright eye lotion and finally this, the Instant Boost Skin Tonic.
To be totally honest I can't actually remember what it was about this product that made me want to try it so much. Possibly I'd heard the QVC presenters rave about it and fallen for the hype like I normally do!
This product is a toner and contains 'naturally active ingredients' of organic aloe vera, calendula, rose scented geranium, cucumber and natural vitamin E. They say it will revitalise, soothe and tone for instant radiance.
The product comes in a similar bottle to the eyebright lotion - it's a tall, squarish blue bottle with grey writing. To dispense you simply twist the lid and there is a small opening through which you can pour the product onto cotton wool.
The bottle describes this as 'heavenly scented' and I must admit that it does smell quite nice. It's a soft floral, and very sweet - it almost has a sugary smell in fact. It's lovely, but not too overpowering.
You use this product like you would any other toner. Simply pour onto cotton wool and then sweep over the face after cleansing. The toner instantly feels cool and refreshing on the skin and is gentle and doesn't irritate at all.
The toner does get rid of any dirt or cleanser that has been left behind and I find that it's nice to apply as a sort of 'final rinse' after I've used a cream cleanser, as they can sometimes leave the skin feeling a little clammy after use.
I've been using this product for a couple of months now and am nearly at the end of my bottle. I must admit I have not noticed any huge difference to my skin in this time and certainly have not seen the instant radiance I was promised.
A 200ml bottle of this costs £11 and can be bought from Lizearle.com or QVC in a duo pack. Personally I find this quite expensive, considering it does not seem to have had a huge effect on my skin. For £11 I would have expected more noticeable results, but unfortunately other than a nice scent and a good brand name, I can't see any huge difference between this and cheaper brands of toner. Although it's not a bad product there is nothing about it that justifies the price in my opinion, which is why I have to give it such a low rating.
Summary: Not worth the price