This review focuses on the brand as opposed to individual products.
Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare is a brand which uses natural plant based products in the skincare range. They also focus on organic, sustainable and environmentally conscious issues. The company is based in the isle of Wight but was sold to Avon a while ago.
I first became aware of Liz Earle (le) products from a friend in 2006. She told me the products are available via QVC, which automatically put me off as I've seen some of the stuff they sell!!!
A couple of months later, I came a cross the store on the Kings Road, London. I popped in and came home with a tester kit of the cleanse and polish, toner and light moisturiser. The products cost me £10, but lasted a week - I loved the fact that kit lasts a week as it gives you enough time to see if you like the products. Most premium ranges only give you a day's worth.
I used the range for about 3 years, only giving up because I couldn't justify the expense after having children.
The kings road store is bright and airy, with treatment rooms in the basement. The staff ask if you want any help but have never put any pressure on me to buy.
I call LE the la senza (the underwear shop) of skincare as when you buy in store, they give you a nice paper bag, tied with ribbon and it feels like a real treat and makes you want to use the products. I also got a free sample on each visit (which I could pick out myself) and a loyalty card which gave further treats after a certain amount of visits.
As I said above, I no longer use the products, but I do miss the pomp and ceremony of buying in store - although my skin hasn't noticed a difference.
As a eczema sufferer finding skin care which works without leaving my skin peeling off or the urge to scratch to the bare core until I bled, or simply just didn't provide care rich enough to keep my skin glowing throughout the day! As a teenager why shouldn't I have this?
HURRAH, I found it. Liz Earle Skin Care!
I started out my collection when my mum bought me the 'Cleanse and Polish" duo with muslin cloths from the TV shopping channel - "QVC". Ladies... And indeed gentlemen, you will never want to use a different cleanser again. It is soft and smooth on the skin, smells beautiful and leaves your face feeling fresh. Stemming from me using it, my mum now uses it, as does my best friend (who happens to be male), my partner is taking some persuading to use it but always comment on how lovely my skin smells and feels when I cleanse it on a night.
My liz earle collection now consists of many many muslin clothes, the 'Cleanse and Polish' (the absolute must have), the toner, exfoliator, the 'superskin' moisturiser and the skin tint foundation. What a collection!
The skin tint has changed my make-up routine, and the canvas that is created by my Liz Earle skincare routine makes make-up so much easier. The skin tint is the best and closest match I have ever had to my own skin, and it is smooth and beautiful.
Please ladies, look out for starter collections in Liz Earle beauty care and see what you think, but I doubt very much that you will look back!
I'm in my late twenties, and I believe in investing in my skin now so hopefully in the future it will remain youthful!!! My skin is fairly normal I don't suffer from acne, but I do get occasional dry spots and do notice if I go without moisturiser. Like most I have been searching for a skin care routine which actual delivers, doesn't hurt the pocket too much and isn't full of synthetic products...and I have found it!!!
I was first introduced to the Isle of Wight based Liz Earle skincare when I received a free trial size Cleanse and Polish with muslin cloth - one of their signature best selling products. I followed the instructions massaging it in to dry skin, and removing with a hot muslin cloth. It is creamy to apply with a delicate floral scent. I was hooked, the product really worked, it removed heavy eye make-up and foundation without too much scrubbing. My skin was left feeling moisturised after cleansing and not stripped as some harsher products do, The subtle 'not synthetic fragrant' is just perfect. After using the sample size - about 3 weeks supply if used it sparingly, my skin was radiant and looking great. I went on the purchase a Liz Earle moisturiser - they call Skin Repair, and have used it ever since. That was five years ago.
I now use the Cleanse and Polish twice daily, followed by Skin Repair - both dry/sensitive and normal/combination depending on the time of year. I have also used at times the Gentle Face Exfoliant and Brightening Treatment Mask, all with wonderful results and a delicate scent. My skin is now always radiant, and where I once suffered dark under eyes, the problem has almost gone away.
Liz Earle products use natural ingredients that have an actual reason to be in the product, and they source the best ingredients possible from around the world. Whilst the products aren't classed as organic, they use the most amount of natural ingredients possible. Liz Earle products are available online through their website & via QVC. They have their own shops on the Isle of Wight and in London, and are also stocked in branches of John Lewis. I have purchased only from their website and service is always first class, products always arrive beautifully individually wrapped, and usually includes a 'free sample' to try. Postage is reasonable at £3.00/order for standard service, which has always been pretty swift and never more than a week.
Price wise Liz Earle products are not cheap however they are priced in comparison with high end products in Boots (e.g No7) and I feel you get what you are paying for. The Cleanse & Polish 100ml pump (you can buy different sizes and they come with new muslin cloths) £ 11.75- lasts approx 2 months - but I do try to use it sparingly, the Skin repair moisturisers are £17.60/50ml - lasts about 6 weeks, again I try to use it thinly, The Skin repair is available in pots and tubes, but I prefer the pots as you can get all the product out easily. If you have tube you can cut the bottom off but it is a bit tricky to get it all out. If you buy from the website there is usually a 'bundle' deal which offers better value.
I highly recommend the Liz Earle products I have used (Cleanse & Polish, Skin Repair, Exfoliator, Treatment Mask.) They are all part of my routine, and I can't wait to try the rest of the range as I'm sure they will all deliver. I see they now offer hair care and are about to delve into Skin Tint - I hope samples will be included in my next order.
I started using Liz Earle products in the summer of 2009 after seeing two products which I thought might be good for me on QVC. I had never bought from QVC before and thought their postage seemed very expensive, so I got out my laptop and found myself on the Liz Earle website. I have not looked back!
My first order arrived two or three days later with each product beautifully wrapped in tissue paper and sealed with a sticker. To my surprise there was also a little freebie sample of a Liz Earle face mask with the two little sponges needed to use it included in the package. A real treat!
Since then I have discovered there is always a freebie when you order from or buy direct from LE and they really seem to value their customers.
The packaging is subtle and expensive looking and the products they contain have yet to disappoint me. They aren't cheap, but they are the only skincare range which I have used and really stuck with. as the results seem so positive.
I have only ever had to contact them for positive reasons and have always had a quick response from them when I have. The website is easy to use and their stores in London and Leeds are beautiful, clean and calm !
I now purchase Liz Earle products from QVC only when there is a Today's Special Value offer.
I would highly recommend!
I have nightmare skin. At the moment, it's bordering on the normal side (cue Hallelujah chorus) but most of the time it's just evil. I have spots, oily patches, dry patches and normal patches. I've used so many different products and I'm constantly on the search for something that'll have some kind of impact on at least one of the problem areas I suffer from. I also have fairly bad scarring from repeated bursts of acne.
I started using Liz Earle products around a year ago. I started with the Hot Cloth Cleanser, which I wasn't massively impressed with. I then started using it again recently and have completely changed my mind. The big difference between what I was doing then and what I'm doing now is that I was using cold water to rinse off the cleanser as apposed to hot. I know, the clue is in the name, but sadly I wasn't too quick on the uptake.
This time around I am really impressed with the results. I use the cleanser nightly (never been one to do a full cleanse in the morning - tone and go is my motto) and I follow it with the Tonic and the moisturiser. I then use the spot on treatment on any blemishes I have.
I really am seeing the results like you wouldn't believe. In fact, for the first time in at least 10 years, I've started only using foundation on my scars as apposed to all over my face. The skin on my face that isn't scarred (everywhere apart from my chin) is glowing and bright which is just so wonderful as my skin has always been the thing I've felt most insecure about.
The brand has a range for the body as well as the face, although, having read other reviews I'm not going to go into detail as I feel it's all been sufficiently covered elsewhere. I am slowly adding to my collection with the opinion that my skin appears to react well to natural products. I'm not writing off chemicals completely (I'm too much of a fan of Glycolic Acid - I know it's technically natural but you know what I mean!) but I'm certainly taking a new approach to skincare thanks to this brand.
If you're unfamiliar with this range then there are many 'try me' kits available, both on the Liz Earle site and QVC. There are also, as always, many bargains to be had on eBay :)
Price wise I'd say they're mid range; there's very little available for less than a tenner.
So in conclusion, if you have troubled skin then definitely give this range a go.
Absolutely fantastic!!!!!!I discovered LE last year on QVC and have just started ordering............FAB!My skin is lovely, great stuff :)Cheers, Cheryl
I have been useing Liz Earle skincare for a year now and I think it's great. I've gone from a spotty 35 year old to a fresh faced 36year old. Liz's products are great i use the cleanse and polish,skin tonic and the skin repair cream morning and night. After useing for about a month I could already see a difference, after 2 months other people started noticing. They are full of natural ingredients and she use's the best herbal products(and she really does' it's no con) I have used lots of different products over the year for my problem skin (eczema, sensitivity,acne). This is the first skin care regime that I have actually seen an improvement. I also use the brightening treatment and the nourishing treatment which was a god send on a very hot holiday to Menorca this year. Iv'e trid most of the body care products which are great and the smells will have you addicted. I can honestly say that I haven't been dissapointed with any of Liz's products the only negative thing that I can say is that you have to send for them mail order. My son has eczema and I have used the skin repair on it and it's cleared up.
I first heard about Liz Earle through my mother after she saw it on QVC. I recently visited the Isle of Wight and stayed in Ryde where her flagship shop is, Union Street. Firstly the products. I chose her Cleanse and Polish 100ml tube with two muslin cloths (fully washable with normal wash) packaged in a waterproof bag. This cost me £10.00. A replacement tube of 100ml is £8.75. I bought this back in the middle of July and its still going strong. The Cleanse and Polish ingredients are as follows: ? almond milk to soften and smooth ? cocoa butter to moisturise ? chamomile to help calm sensitive skin ? hops to help tone and soothe ? rosemary to stimulate the circulation ? eucalyptus oil to cleanse and purify You use it in the morning instead of soap and at night. It removes all make up even mascara and feels like you've had a mini facial, it acts as an exfoliator. If you use it along with the Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Moisturiser you benefit even more. All her products are not tested on animals and the prices are very reasonable. You can also purchase a 200ml tube priced at £16.50. If you get a chance to visit her shop do, its lovely, very relaxing and the shop assistants are on hand to help you with your purchase. All products are beautifully wrapped its a shame to undo them when you get home! You can also purchase her products from the following: Browns 23-27 South Molton Street London W1K 5RD Tel +44 (0)20 7514 0000 Browns 6c Sloane Street London SW1X 9LE Tel +44 (0)20 7514 0040 Joseph Koniak Hair 54 Rosslyn Hill London NW3 1ND Tel +44 (0)20 7794 2022 And from QVC UK, the home shopping channel. Order line 0800 504030 and her website: www.lizearle.com.
Like many people, I seem to be on a continuous search for skincare products that work reliably and consistently. I am 36 and have combination skin, slightly oily around the nose and chin, oily near the hairline, but dry and sometimes flaky on the cheeks and forehead. After reading some good reviews of Liz Earle products, I took the plunge and ordered the cleanser, toner and moisturiser (dry/sensitive), and I have to say, after about one month's use, I'm impressed. Cleanser: I'd used another waxy cleanser taken off with a hot cloth before, and liked it, but after a couple of weeks began to develop blackheads, which I don't normally. I suppose the waxy element of the cleanser was blocking my pores. So far, this has not happened with LE's Cleanse and Polish. I tend to apply a thinnish layer, and take it off with about three goes with the muslin cloth, as hot as I can bear it, then splash my face very lightly with cold water. Toner: Unlike some people, I do like to use a toner, to make sure that all remnants of cleanser are removed if nothing else. I find LE's Instant Boost Skin Tonic pleasant to use, with a nice, but not overpowering fragrance, and a soothing effect. It is also pretty good at removing the commuting grime from my neck! Moisturiser: These always seem to be the sticking point of most skincare routines, being too rich or too thin. LE's Skin Repair Moisturiser (Dry/Sensitive) has a moderately thick consistency, but I find it sinks into the skin well, and only a very small amount is needed. At the moment, I am only using it at night, but think it would be fine to use as a day cream in the colder weather. Overall, I am definitely aware of a slight improvement in my skin after a month of Liz Earle's regime. It feels smoother, less tight and uncomfortable, and I have lost the particularly dehydrated, flaky patches between my brows and under my eyes. With many other regimes, I have foun
d any initial positive effects begin to wear off after about a fortnight. I will certainly be ordering some more supplies when my initial stock runs out, and am planning to try more of her products.
In my opinion the Liz Earle Naturally Active skincare range has to be the best skincare range out there. You get amazing results for a very reasonable price. I would recommend that everybody trys her products because I think you will be amazed. To first try them I recommend you buy them from www.qvcuk.com as if you don't like them (which I very much doubt) you can return them. But if you're going to be buying them reguarly I would suggest you buy them from Liz Earle Direct www.lizearle.com as the prices are cheaper and the p&p prices are lower. The service from Liz Earle direct is always amazing products always come within two days and are beautifully packaged wrapped up in special paper, it really is a treat getting a liz earle package. You also always receive a complimentary trial size product and as with all Liz Earle products these go a very long way, these are brilliant because they let you try products from the range that you haven't been able to yet without spending a penny. Another good way of buying Liz Earle products is through ebay www.ebay.co.uk as they usually sell quite cheap.
Liz Earle and Anthea Turner seemed one and the same person to me. During the years I watched GMTV they both irritated me as I perceived them as silly, fluffy and untalented. Well! If you’re reading this Liz then I offer my humblest apologies. You are one smart lady! Reading online beauty forums and discussion groups, plus viewing opinions on consumer websites such as this, I have heard nothing but praise for the Liz Earle range of naturally active skincare. The praise wasn’t only for the quality of the products themselves, but for her philosophy concerning customer care, packaging, delivery charges and speed of delivery. My decision as to how to shop was influenced by my location and the fact I’m an online shopping kinda person so it was the www.lizearle.com website for me. The website is perfect and a pure pleasure to visit with all the requirements for straightforward online shopping, but this opinion is about the products and service and not the excellent navigation and presentation of the Liz Earle website. I wanted daily essentials to include a cleanser, tonic and moisturiser and like most women may feel, a little concerned at spending too much money on skin products that I wasn’t able to actually test. Liz Earle knows this and offered a ‘Try Me Mini-Essentials Kit’ as an ideal introduction to the range; the essentials necessary for my daily beauty routine. This kit contained: Cleanse & Polish 30ml Instant Boost Skin Tonic 50ml Skin Repair dry/sensitive 15ml Skin Repair normal/ combination 15ml Muslin cloth Presented in a resealable, waterproof bag. These four beauty products are priced at only £15.00, so remembering all the excellent testimonials I had read I felt confident in ordering and awaiting my box of goodies. They arrived by post two days later and what a box of goodies it was too! The contents of the securely sealed outer box were han
d wrapped in pale blue tissue paper with twinkly little silver stars nestling amongst the folds. So very girlie eh? Inside the tissue was a golden muslin type pouch with a gathered ribbon tied top. Inside the golden bag were my four mini-essentials plus two free gifts. One was a phial of Superbalm Concentrate which I have now ordered after testing and the other a pretty 2003 Calendar, again tied with a ribbon. I’m sure I haven’t been removing all my make-up with the product I’ve been using, so my first step was the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. I massaged the clean smelling cream from the tube onto dry skin, even on my eyes to remove the mascara. Then I rinsed the muslin cloth in hot water and polished off the cream and then a final rinse again with the muslin cloth in cool water. Next, cotton wool soaked in the Instant Boost Skin Tonic and a good wipe over my face and finally Skin Repair Moisturiser. My skin felt smooth and not one iota of irritation. After one week of continual use my skin is noticeably more radiant and healthy looking and sort of gleaming or I suppose, polished. I’m not surprised as the ingredients include, avocado, borage, echinacea, aloe vera, geranium, cucumber, almond, rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus and natural vitamin E. All the ingredients are natural with no synthetic additives. The skin tonic is alcohol free and the only animal product used is beeswax, so the entire range is suitable for vegetarians. None of the ingredients are genetically engineered or tested on animals. Most of the products are preservative free unless they are required for safety. Sounds almost too good to be true-but it isn’t. The resealable waterproof bag is perfect for travelling as all the Try-Me kits are the perfect size for taking on holiday. What about the paperwork in the box of goodies? There’s a personal type touchy-feely letter welcoming me as a new customer, a Sales Receipt, an orde
r form and feedback questionnaire. There’s a slip with the name of my packer and a freephone customer care number in case I wasn’t entirely happy! I was happy! The enclosed brochure gave me a detailed description of the complete range plus a selection of Gift suggestions. The ‘Try-Me’ kits are available for body treatments and eye treatments, all containing the entire range for £15.00, so guess where I’m going next on the web? Yes, after the effectiveness and pampering my skin has experienced with the Daily Essentials, then I have complete faith in Liz Earle’s range of naturally active skincare. I thoroughly recommend them whatever your skin type, and anyway, they’re worth it just for that pampered feeling when the box arrives and ribbons and stars and soft tissue paper make you feel girlie and even give you a skin like one too! How to Shop: Website: www.lizearle.com Order-lines: +44(0)1983 813913 Fax: +44(0)1983 813912 By Mail: Liz Earle By Mail, PO Box 50, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2YD By Foot (or boat!) at the island shop Union, 22 Union Street Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DT Tel: +44(0)1983 813980 Customer Care Line: 0800 413318 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Delivery Charges: UK: Order value £20 and under is £2.50 Order value over £20 is £3.00 EIRE: Order value £20 and under is £5.00 Order value over £20 is £7.50 EUROPE: Order value £20 and under is £5.00 Order value over £20 is £7.50 REST OF THE WORLD: Order value £20 and under is £7.50 Order value over £20 is £15.00
Liz Earle Skincare is marvellous and I would recommend it to anyone. I got my first Liz Earle product about 18 months ago when I was looking for a skin cleanser I would actually enjoy using. 'Cleanse and Polish' was a breath of fresh air and I have tried everything from Boots to Chanel. The cleanser smells fantastic (as do all her products, they are bursting with natural oils and essences) and comes away from the skin with warm water and a linen cloth that is supplied with it. 'Cleanse and polish' is the first cleanser I have tried that not only makes my face feel truly clean but also doesn't leave a feeling of tightness afterwards. After such phenomenal success with the cleanser I had to try the rest of the range and I now have the lot! Her range has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a wonderful collection of face cleansers and moisturisers, body moisturisers, face and body treatments and this summer saw the new range of self-tan spray and sun protection (it was so nice to find a self-tan spray that doesn?t turn you orange or dry the skin!). Just today I ordered her latest offerings, a new set of ?vital oils? which have been re-blended, her new book ?Vital Oils? (to see if I can learn her secrets) and two products just in time for the festive season, body and lip shimmer. All of her products produce results, lift flagging sprits and the fact that I keep reordering means they must be doing something right! Oh, and if you need any ideas for Christmas presents then I suggest you check out the website and get ordering, your friends and relatives will be truly grateful!
Having watched Liz Earle several times on QVC I decided to place an online order for her 'pampering travel kit' which contains pratically her entire range. Having always been a wet-wipe girl (lifes to short to cleanse-tone-moisturise)I thought this would be change from the norm. Infact, everything I've tried so far has been quick and easy to apply. The whole routine is very quick and simple and takes no more than 5 minutes. The result? lovely smooth skin. The undoubted little gem of the range is 'Cleanse & Polish' a cream based cleanser which you rub into you skin and then remove with a hand-hot muslin cloth. Her 'masks' (Brightening Treatment & Intensive Treatment)working on the same principle only need to be applied for a couple of minutes to see a result. All the range smells gorgeous, I didn't find it too heavily scented, although lavendar does predominate in some products which might be off putting to some. ...and the downside. Well there's always a 'but'.... I found her moisturisers & eye serum to be to greasy for my slightly oily skin. Perhaps i was aplying to much but the Daily Skin Smoother & Daily-Eye Serum definately left a sticky residue on my skin. Would I buy Liz Earle again? Yes for the cleansing products that have left my skin in better condition than it has been in years. You can buy the products either direct(0800 413318/lizearle.com) or through QVC (0800 504030.