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I am a Liz Earle devotee, having used her products for over 10 years. I started off buying her products from QVC where she used to do demonstrations of them, but since she stopped demonstrating (when her company was apparently bought by Avon) another woman demonstrates and she is not as good as Liz. I now purchase most of my products from Liz's website, where the prices are on a par with QVC's. The only difference is that with QVC you can try the product for 30 days before deciding whether or not you want to keep it, so it's very good for people new to the range. You lose out on your p & p and have to pay to send it back, but it's still worth it if you're not sure.
Liz's Superskin Concentrate is heavenly. The fragrance is beautiful so as soon as you put it on your skin you just want to breathe in the delicious aroma. I have the 50ml, which has a rollerball application. I use it not only at night but also during the day before I put on my moisturiser. It sinks in very quickly even though it's an oil - don't be put off by this, by the way - and I can soon apply my foundation. At night I tend to go a bit mad and use lots of it on my face as I know it will sink in during the night. When I wake up next morning, my skin is beautifully soft and supple. I imagine that some people with very sensitive skin may find this very rich and I think it's a case of trial and error for some people, which is where QVC comes in again!
I also use this product on the back of my hands as it relieves any chapping from being out in the cold weather. You can actually use it anywhere on the body, but as it's an expensive product you may want to stick to areas such as elbows, heels, hands and of course what it's meant to be used on - the face.
I would definitely recommend this product for anyone who wants to hydrate their skin.
I am 21 years old and have been using Liz Earle products since I was a young teenager. I really enjoy most of their products but this is one of my favourites. I use it most days on a night time and I find it makes my skin feel more plump and soft, whilst giving a nice glow. I started to see results just after 4-5 days, which was impressive.
I have the travel bottle version which is 10ml. It's key ingredients are organic rosehip oil, argan oil, neroli oil, and natural vitamin E. These ingredients are really good for the skin and together give a nice aroma when applying the oil. It's quite overpowering if too much is used so I only need to apply a small amount (I allow the ball to roll over different areas of my face just once). It lasts quite a long time (I have been using this for months now and about halfway through) so whilst £20 doesn't make it the cheapest product, I think it's worth it for the results. The aroma is also quite relaxing so can be handy if used at night for helping to wind down. The smell is very spa-like which makes the price tag more bearable, because it feels like you'e definitely applying a good treatment.
Another thing I really like about this product is that it seems to give a lot of moisture. Quite recently I have had somewhat dry skin and using this has definitely helped to hydrate my skin and give it a bit of a boost. I also find it somehow helps eliminate the odd spots which is an added bonus. (although this may be in conjunction with other products)
Overall I would definitely recommend this product, particularly for people like me who sometimes get dry skin and are looking for a healthy glow. It's a little pricey for the size of the bottle but if applied sensibly it should last a long time, and it smells pleasant.
I really like Liz Earle's range of skin care, they are made from botanical ingredients, often organic and sourced ethically, there is also no animal testing and for the most part they work extremely well and as a bonus usually smell divine. The price range is similar to Clarins and the like, not supermarket pricing but not stratospheric either. I rarely buy her products any more due to budget constraints but was delighted to be given the Liz Earle's Superskin Concentrated by my sister for Christmas. She had bought a multi pack of products and shared them out, a more economical way to give lovely gifts. Bought on its own the Superskin Concentrate costs £38.76 with £3.95 postage for 28mls from QVC. It can also be bought in a small size of 10mls (for £19 which I think is very pricey per ml) and both sizes can be sourced from Liz Earle direct or John Lewis as well as QVC.
The ingredients in this product include organic rosehip oil, argan oil, neroli, natural vitamin E, chamomile, lavender; these ingredients when blended together in a light base of hazelnut oil manage to be both relaxing and uplifting. Many of these oils have healing and anti-ageing benefits for example rosehip oil has been lauded as an anti-ageing super hero, and amongst other things is said to aid in healing of scars and reduce photo-ageing. Hazelnut oil is considered a 'dry' or 'astringent' oil and is one of the reasons this product doesn't feel heavy or greasy. Hazelnut oil is also packed full of vitamin E and (partly due to the vitamin E content) is slow to 'go off' so helps to give this natural product a decent shelf life. Most Liz Earle products have a shelf life of at least 3 years unopened and at least six months when opened, if there is a more limited life a symbol of PAO will be displayed on packaging. Each of the oils included has won its stripes in its own right.
I like the packaging of this it's attractive and feels good quality without being over the top. The pump has a solid action dispensing a nice amount of product and is fairly easy to adjust the amount by altering pressure on the pump when depressing. When dispensed this has a smooth satin texture, and is not very runny. The beautiful sunny golden colour of the oil is very attractive and it's easy to see how much is left through the clear bottle.
Although this is an oil product it doesn't sit on the skin like petroleum or mineral based oils can. Because it is made from botanical oils and extracts it sinks into the skin surprisingly quickly and doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or clogged. However because my skin is slightly oily I don't feel the need to use this everyday, but more as maintenance or as a turbo booster when my skin is feeling a bit 'down' and lack lustre. I do sometimes get dry patches and this is great for sorting them out it seems to work overnight. I usually use this about 3-4 times a week before bed.
This is lovely to use on the décolletage it sinks in straight away and gives a plumped youthful glow to the area. I usually use it here in the morning as well as the night and it keeps the area looking it's best.
I use this right up to and over my eyelids (not a heavy application just a touch) and it has made a difference to the texture of my skin here for the better. It doesn't make the skin under my eyes puff up, but I only use it a few times a week and sparingly in this area so wouldn't expect it to anyway. There seems to have been a very slight tonening of my skin in general giving a smoother look overall. It's not a dramatic difference but it is a difference.
I am quite pleased to say that this oil doesn't increase the oiliness of my skin at all, in fact is seems to balance it somewhat; while I am using this my skin doesn't suffer from those pesky dry patches of over oiliness. The oiliness is still there to a certain extent as that is just my skin type I don't think I'll ever be rid of it entirely, but there is a noticeable reduction.
This is not a product I would have thought of buying for myself partly because of the price, but mainly because it's oil. I have been pleasantly surprised though as it has balanced my skin and made a noticeable difference to the appearance. I'm sure this would be particularly fantastic for drier skins; my sister has since bought another bottle for herself since I gave her some back to try. It hasn't affected her eczema detrimentally in fact it seems to have soothed it somewhat giving her blotting paper texture cheeks (her words) more of a velvety bloom, and the deeper lines around her eyes have softened and look less noticeable. I think with this product the more your skin needs help the more obvious the results will be. I don't think young dewy skins would require this product but for any skins that are seeing signs of ageing or are very dry for whatever reason it's a smashing product.
I have used Superskin for just over a year now - I use it about twice weekly on a night. I cannot over emphasise what how dreamy it smells and the neroli and lavender just makes me have a better night's sleep. It is so easy to use and very quick and easy, I have used the 2ml and the roller ball. I like the rollerball because it means I can be a bit more extravagent. I have just ordered the rollerball as a Christmas gift for myself as I never want to be without it. It is last a incredibly long time. I only use it twice weekly because my skin doesn't need it everynight at 40 my skin is in quite good condition but perhaps if you skin is dry and in need of hydration using at more regular intervals is needed. The product is very nicely packaged.
This product from Liz Earle's range is available in a 2ml trial size, 10ml roller ball or 28ml bottle.
The website says that it is a 'This intense, aromatic blend of 100% pure plant oils is a rich, restoring night-time treat for all skin types, especially mature. With softening argan and organic rosehip oils, soothing neroli, lavender and chamomile essential oils plus protective natural source vitamin E.'
I received the 2ml trial size as part of a today's special value on QVC, which was a great opportunity to try without buying it individually or forking out for a large size.
The oil is designed to be used at night after using the Cleanse and Polish cleanser and Instant Boost Skin Tonic which are also part of the Liz Earle range. I also use these products.
I have problematic skin, which can be both very dry and very oily. I have over the years (I am in my late twenties) suffered from acne. So while my skin can get very dry, the thought of putting an oil on my face was not very appealing. Surely this would make oily skin worse?!?!
Well the answer is definitely: no, it doesn't! By putting a very small amount onto the tip of my finger and then massaging into my cheeks, chin and anywhere which feels like it needs it (though avoiding the delicate area around the eyes) I am left with soft, plump feeling skin which still looks great the next morning! I sometimes like to mix it with moisturiser if my skin is feeling really dry.
It has a lovely rich, aromatic smell and the great thing is it is pretty natural too!
While this product might be advised particularly for mature skin - as noted in their description above - I would also recommend it for younger problem skin too!
At £5.25, £18 and £37 pounds respectively, this product is not cheap, but it is a good investment. Only a small amount is needed and depending on how you skin is, you might use it once or twice a week only.
When I was sent this product to try as a tester for the Beauty Bible I was looking forward to seeing what it was like. I had heard of the brand and knew them to be well respected, however they don't stock in the normal high street/shopping centre type places, so I hadn't been able to investigate for myself. My 28ml bottle has an RRP of £38.00 and is billed as a 'restoring night time treat for all skin types, especially mature'.
The bottle is in a smart silver cardboard box and the blurb and usage instructions on the box are clear and easy to read. The bottle contained oil which actually threw me slightly as I usually apply a cream or lotion to my skin and was concerned this may be too greasy or sticky. I'm not one for reciting full ingredients lists but I was impressed with the natural ingredients included. As well as renowned skin enhancers and moisturisers such as avocado oil and natural vitamin E it also contained aromatherapy oils that were well known for the relaxation qualities such as chamomile, lavender and neroli.
The bottle has a secure plastic lid that fits properly and is easy to secure, and the oil is accessed by a pump. The pump is a wide and low pump as opposed to a tall and thin one. I don't believe these are the technical terms - it relates to my thoughts on the design of the pump action. If you have ever tried to pump liquid soap or similar out of a tall and thin pump dispenser and ended up knocking it over and getting soap or a similar sticky substance everywhere, then you will like this dispenser. You can hold the bottle in one hand and pump with your index finger directly into the other palm or fingertips.
This product is to be applied to the face after cleansing and toning. I found I only needed one squirt. The blurb recommends rubbing your hands together to distribute the oil and then sweeping them across your face in an upward and outward movement, and then up your throat and across the bust area. My facial skin is soft and shiny with the oil but not overly so - it is more a glow. It is slightly sticky to the touch, strands of hair do stick to my face but not any more so than after using any other cream that needs to soak in. My hands are sticky and greasy so washing them is the first thing I do. I do not apply any other moisturiser or product on top. The fragrance is lovely and very aromatic. I can pick out the lavender and the citrusy scent of the neroli and this lingers on my skin under my nose (literally - I put some there after all!) for some time. When I go to bed I do feel relaxed and unwound. I cannot test the theory scientifically but I do think I sleep better because of the presence of the natural, relaxation oils and no doubt that does my skin no harm either.
In the morning my skin is still soft and feels moisturised. There is a reason why so many Liz Earle products are raved about, I will definitely be keen to try this again and will be on the lookout for her other products. I estimate the bottle to last about 4-5 months if used 5-7 times a week; mine seems to have hardly gone down so this is a bit of a guess.
The range is made in the UK (Isle of Wight) which is great; they don't test on animals and products are suitable for vegetarians (they don't include ingredients that are from a dead animal, I don't recommend eating them however!) and I really like their natural ingredients philosophy. Apparently they have a small range in John Lewis but I hadn't seen them amongst the usual assortment of premier brands, I assume they may be found in a general section, rather then on one of the big brand islands. The usual place of purchase is QVC, but they now have two shops - one on the King's Road, SW3 and Union in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. It can also be purchased online at www.lizearle.com. Certainly I will be purchasing this again when I finish my current bottle.
I received this as a free sample when placing an order with Liz Earle for my usual supply of Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, and was amazed at how great this facial oil is.
I'd not used a facial oil before in my skin care routine as I've always suffered from oily skin and thought it would just add to my problems. How wrong was I. This actually help improve and regulate my oily skin.
It has some wonderful ingredients, such as argan oil, rosehip oil, neroli, lavender and chamomile essential oils which smell devine. I went on to purchase the 10ml roller ball version for about £17.00. Definitely money well spent.
I use every night after cleansing, before I go to bed as I find the application quite relaxing and therapeutic. I don't feel the need for a moisturiser or night cream after I have used this as my skin is quite oily anyway, this does the job on its own.
My skin is no longer congested, it has more of a glow, and my skin feels springier (not sure how else to describe it!).
The superskin concentrate looks expensive too as it's nicely packaged, frosted bottle and a nice silver box. I prefer the roller ball version as I don't tend to over do it, therefore not wasting my precious oil. I sometimes use the roller ball directly on to my face, but mainly into my hand, then inhale the scent, and massage into my face and neck.
Don't be afraid to use a facial oil, and if you do try one, make it this one
This is a beautiful, concentrated oil that is suitable for all skin types, but especially mature, even oily one's -some people seem to think an oil will make oily skin worse but it can actually help balance it, I know this first hand because I have oily skin and wouldn't be without this product.
It is formulated for night use to nourish your face, neck, and decolletage while you sleep. What a lovely thought waking up with flawless, glowing skin!
Its special formula contains 100% pure plant oils used for their restoring, softening and rebalancing properties.
The main ingredients-
Organic Rosehip Oil- helps repair skin damage
Rich Argan Oil-is nourishing
Neroli Oil-it calms and soothes not just your skin, your senses and mind too, its a very good oil for us Ladies
Essential Oils-Lavender and Chamomile-again they calm the skin and senses with their rich aroma
Natural source Vitamin E- to nourish and protect
This product is what I call an "experience" for your skin, mind and senses
the strong aroma is just as important as the oil itself-
How to apply-
Cleanse skin, tone if you usually tone.
Pump a small amount into the palm of your hand( not too much, its very rich & goes a long way) and breathe in the intense aroma.
This also warms the oil slightly ,increasing its magic.
Gently massage into face and neck, try and leave approx 15 mins before you go to bed to make sure its absorbed by your skin not the pillow(don't want the pillow looking better than u)
The advice to use it before a moisturiser (this is what some of the staff you buy it from will tell you) baffles me, why would you need a moisturiser on top, no way in my opinion or maybe if you live in the Desert or the Arctic with extreme weather conditions. Maybe a cheeky ploy to get you to buy its sister product Superskin Moisturiser?
Packaging- its available in a 10ml roller- ball and a 28ml frosted glass pump bottle ( I unscrew it and pour it in my hand, its easier to control the amount) you can see how much is remaining which is helpful.
The bottle comes in a snazzy looking silver box which I keep it in because it protects the oil from light.
No mineral oils
No GM ingredients
Minimum Preservatives always as natural as possible used.
Organic used whenever possible.
Available- online and in certain John Lewis stores if you order on-line you tend to get samples which is handy to try new products.
Altogether a mighty fine Face & Neck Oil in my opinion & experience.
A restoring treat /