Product Type: Liz Earle body care
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Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate
Member Name: Essexgirl2006
Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate
Advantages: Made with natural products and essential oils, soothing and relaxing
Disadvantages: None fo rme.
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.
Summary: A slightly pricey, but very good night time treat for your skin.