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
Soothing tonic for the skin from Liz
Liz Earle Skin Tonic
Member Name: Chippytarka
Liz Earle Skin Tonic
Advantages: Smells great, easy to use, gives skin a little drink
When it comes to the idea of toners, I will be honest, they are not my favourite product.The motto is' Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise '. The First and last I do without question. The tone....not so much. Why? Personally I can see the benefits of cleanse and moisturise immediately, whether they are doing something good or bad to the skin. But toning? And to be fair, with all the different stages of ' cleaning your face ' you can go through with so many lotions and potions, this is the least exciting and underwhelms me. But because this product was in a kit I purchased, I thought what the hell-lets give it a go?
Liz Earle is a British company who specialise in botanical based skincare, bodycare, haircare and now cosmetics. They were founded in 1995 by Liz Earle and Kim Buckland.
They arent in your usual high street stores, or at least they werent but can be found in some John Lewis, Boots and Fenwick stores. I suspect this may be more in regards to their cosmetic range rather than skincare.But since 1996 they have been selling their products on QVC, have their own shops in Leeds, London, Guildford and the Isle of WightThey also have their own website that you can purchase products directly from. So if you want Liz Earle products, you can get them.
What is this product?
Its an alcohol free, very gentle product that helps to hydrate, refresh, soothe and brighten the skin. It contains natural ingredients such as aloe vera, cucumber, vitamin e, which prepares the skin to accept with pleasure your mosituriser of choice.
Aqua (water), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Glycerin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Parfum (fragrance), Tocopheryl acetate, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Linalool, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citronellol, Sodium hydroxide, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Geraniol, Coumarin, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid.
How is it packaged?
The one I currently use is the travel size version which is 30ml in size and has a spritz top which I find the easiest to use. The packaging is some form of plastic, quite robust and in a very pale green colour. Its simple in look, no fuss in regards to presentation. It has a small symbol in the middle in silver, which is the Liz Earle brand logo, the name of the product close to the top and directly underneath a list of some of the ingredients.
On the back it tells you what the product is supposed to do, the fact you have a 12 month shelf life when opened. I assume the normal full size version will have more details on it such as how to use, but not on my travel size. The full size version if I remember correctly the product would come out of a small hole at the top, if the bottle was squeezed or you could pour out the product directly onto cotton wool.
How do you use?
Depending on the packaging, you can pour the toner onto cotton wool and wipe over the face morning and night after cleansing but before you pop on moisturiser. Or with the spritz bottle, you can spray directly onto face ( eyes closed with alittle distance between you and the product ). A tip I would use if you have the spritz spray, is spray over your face when feeling alittle hot and you need refreshing at anytime. Also put it in the fridge if you need more of a cooling action, possibly when the weather is very warm and humid.Great light relief.
So what do I think?
The product itself is easy and pleasant to use.Having it in the little spritz version means I dont have to really think about putting it on as its just a few quick sprays and done. It does leave a light layer of moisture on the skin, which its supposed to do.Doesnt dry the skin and the smell is refreshing, uplifting and and not feminine.
Would I buy again?
As much as I like the product, toning isnt my thing to be honest so probably wouldnt go out of my way to buy.If it was in a kit then I would use it. The cost of this product is as follows ( it comes in different sizes ):
200ml bottle £13.25
200ml spritz bottle £13.25
50ml bottle £5.50
30ml spritz £5.50
Summary: Lovely fresh toner if toning is your thing!