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There aren't many areas of my face that I like but I would put my eyes at the top of my list (even though they don't work that well!) and so I do go a little bit further to make them look as nice as possible. For this reason I bought the Eye bright Soothing Eye Lotion by Liz Earle.
About the product
The product has been created in order to cleanse, revitalise and awaken the eye area leaving you looking much more bright eyed and bushy tailed than you perhaps feel. It contains plenty of natural ingredients including Aloe Vera which soothes the eyes and Witch Hazel to tone the skin. It claims that it cool down the eye area and reduce the appearance of puffiness beneath the eyes. It can be used on all skin types and it is suitable for use on those who wear contact lenses.
How do you use the product?
You need to apply some of the product to a cotton pad and then gentle smooth it over the closed eye lid until it comes away clear. As a more pampering experience, you can soak cotton pads in the product and then lay then over your closed eye lids for about 10 minutes as you lay back and relax.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a simple plastic bottle which is plain other than a flower and some information about the product. It has a white screw top lid which is easy to open and close. The product will cost you around £10 for 150 ml although a larger bottle is available but this will cost more. It is available from large department stores such as Boots and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product has a lovely relaxing aroma which is quite herbal and suits the product well. Well soaking cotton pads for a pampering experience, the fragrance helps to make the experience a relaxing one. The product has the consistency of an oil even though it is advertised as being 'non oily'. It is easily dispensed from the bottle and as long as you are careful then it is easy to control the amount that comes out.
Even though it has the consistency of an oil, it is non oily as promised. It lubricates the pad well enough for the pad to glide over the eye area gently and easily. It doesn't feel greasy or heavy on the eye area and the formula is incredibly gentle. The first time I used this product, I was wearing quite a lot of eye make up and this failed miserably. My eye make up was heavy and it took a long time and a lot of product and pads to get it partially budged.
I learnt my lesson and used my usual face wash to remove my make up and then used this product to remove the excess. The product worked much better in this way, removing the excess that I didn't even know had been left behind and it left me feeling really clean. It doesn't leave my skin feeling unclean or greasy and it hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes in or around the area. It doesn't leave any greasiness on my skin or anything other than a light healthy sheen.
I do wear contact and my eyes can get quite dry and scratchy by the end of the day and this product provides some welcome relief. It hydrates my eyes and soothes them really well, making them feel much more comfortable. I use this product in the morning too and it helps me get my eyes open in the morning when I am really tired. It leaves my eyes feeling and looking fresher and it helps to reduce the puffiness of my eyes too. I have used soaked cotton pads once or twice before an evening out and it leaves you feeling really relaxed and your eyes looking fresher and brighter.
All in all, this is a lovely and versatile product which helps to leave the eyes both feeling and looking brighter. It reduces puffiness and leaves you looking more awake, even if you don't feel it. It works well as an eye make and will remove make up efficiently, as long as you aren't wearing too much. It gentle on the eyes and soothes your eyes nicely when you take your contacts out. I am very happy with this product.
My friend told me about this product a few months ago, just after I had my little girl. From what she said about it I as really keen to try it. She said it is an eye make up remover which also soothed your eyes so the way my eyes were looking with the lack of sleep I thought it sounded perfect!
I bought mine online and paid around £10 the bottle is 150ml so it is quite expensive.
My skin is quite sensitive so the fact that this was supposed to be soft and gentle on the skin was a bonus to me. When I read up on the product it said that it would reduce dark shadows and also any puffiness around the eye area.
When I bought the product it came in a tall bottle which contained 150ml of the product. The product certainly didn't look very exciting from the bottle but I thought it was worth a go anyway.
I used it that night to remove my makeup. It did a good job at removing all the makeup I had on my eyes but I don't wear a lot really so I expected that it would have no problem in doing this. I used it on cotton wool just because that is what I always do with my makeup remover and it works well.
I really loved the feel of the product on my eyes they felt really clean and soft after I had removed the makeup and my skin didn't have any kind of reaction to it despite me having sensitive skin.
I have used it aswell to condition the skin around the eyes. I did this by soaking cotton wool in the product and then laying them on my eyes for 10 minutes.
I also used it to reduce the puffiness one night after I had been upset and crying, my eyes were really puffy because of this and this really helped to reduce this which as great.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants to have a treat for their eyes especially new mums!!
My mum is a regular customer of Liz Earle's products and I told her I was complaining of having irritated eyes so she gave me some of this to put on it.
To use I simply dabbed onto a cotton pad or a piece of cotton wool and sweeped the product over the eyes. When I feel like treating myself I have a face mask on and then I let the cotton pads just sit on my eyelids.
As soon as you put this on your skin it feels cool and refreshing straight away. Used first thing in the morning it wakes up my tired looking eyes like magic. I also use it around the eye to try and make the general eye area look more awake. I definitely think it does the job. Left on the eyes it feels very relaxing and soothing which is why I use it with a face mask when I feel like pampering myself and unwinding after a long stressful day.
For a 150ml bottle is costs £10.75, therefore it is slightly cheaper for a liz earle product and a little goes a long way. You can also try it in a smaller 50ml bottle for £5.50. It lasts a lot longer than obviously products you use religiously everyday like the cleanse and polish and the toner, therefore it can be seen as a good investment. It is a high end product but I really think, like with all the Liz Earle products I've tried, that you get what you pay for.
This product it not oily and it is suitable for contact lens wearers.
I have used this as a makeup remover, and it does remove a lot of dirt around the eyelids. However with more stubborn makeup this isn't the product to use. The toner and cleanser work a lot better doing that kind of job. This is simply for refreshing and brightening the eye area and for that I can say it does a brilliant job.
I don't use this everyday because I am normally in a rush. So if you are on a budget I wouldn't say this was a necessary product to put into your cleansing routine, for me personally anyway, because it does a job that isn't the most important thing in the world to me. I can live with having tired eyes and I can use the cleanser and toner in the Liz Earle range together to do a similar job of waking me up. However if you have sore eyes and are looking to maybe ease irritation or to really pamper yourself this is a great product. This is a great little addition to your kit but unless you're looking for a specific eye product, for me it isn't essential.
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Liz Earle is a brand I discovered fairly recently after I received a few products from the range as a gift. Included in my skincare goodie bag was the brand's soothing eye lotion, Eyebright. Had I been choosing/buying Liz Earle products myself, Eyebright probably wouldn't have been one of my choices as I don't have particularly sensitive eyes and generally don't have too many problems with them. After reading the product details on the back of the bottle though, I was looking forward to giving the product a go.
About the product
Eyebright is described as a gentle herbal lotion which soothes and refreshes tired eyes. Like other products from the Liz Earle range, it contains a whole host of naturally active ingredients, including witch hazel, aloe vera, cornflower, and the grassland herb, eyebright. It's suitable for those with sensitive eyes and also for contact lens wearers.
The product is available from the Liz Earle website (www.lizearle.com) and costs £10.00 for a 150ml bottle, or £5.00 for a 50ml trial sized bottle. John Lewis and QVC also stock the range, but prices seem to be the same on all sites.
The product is packaged in a fairly simple, 150ml, pale green, plastic bottle, which has a nifty and easy to use twist up lid. The same twist up lid is used on the brand's Skin Tonic, and makes dispensing liquid from the bottle an easy, and mess free task. A short but informative description of the bottle's contents, instructions for use, and a full ingredient list are included on the back of the bottle, along with animal testing/ingredient info (Liz Earle products are not tested on animals), website details, and a contact address and phone number.
I have to say, I don't find any of Liz Earle's packaging particularly pretty or exciting, but when it comes to skincare products, I'm more concerned with the contents of the bottle/tube and whether they actually do what they promise. In fact, I think simple packaging is almost reassuring as it's likely that more money has been spent on the actual product and ingredients instead of pretty, but unnecessary bottles/tubs. While Eyebright's packaging is slightly bland, the bottle itself is safe (no problems with spills) and sturdy, and the product info is well laid out and easy to read, so all the important details are there.
How to use
The product can be used in two different ways. It can be applied to a cotton wool pad and swiped over eyes as a quick pick me up and gentle make up remover, or you can soak a couple of pads with the solution and let them sit over eyes for 5-10 minutes as an extra special, soothing treat.
I've used Eyebright in both of the ways mentioned above, but favour the quicker swipe method most evenings. The delicately, herbal scented lotion (I mainly smell witch hazel) has a watery consistency which is different to most make-up removers and eye products I've used in the past. It feels very gentle, non oily and light, and the lotion instantly cools and soothes as it's applied. It really does do a fantastic job at revitalizing tired, heavy eyes, without irritating them, and I've found the lotion works brilliantly when used as a soothing compress and also helps to reduce puffiness and redness.
In terms of make up removing abilities, Eyebright does do a fairly good job at removing very light make up. I normally wear a powder or cream eye shadow and a light application of regular mascara, and I find the product used alone does melt eye shadow away, but doesn't completely remove the mascara. I normally use the lotion after I've cleansed my face with a make up removing wipe or face wash and it just removes any last traces of mascara and liner. I mainly use Eyebright for it's soothing and refreshing effects anyway, so the make up removing abilities are an added bonus for me.
An extra little thing that I've also found Eyebright useful for, is cleaning up any minor mascara or liner smudges when applying make up. A cotton bud soaked with a little bit of the lotion cleans up any small mistakes quickly and efficiently without making a mess of any base make-up or under-eye concealer.
Overall, Eyebright is a fantastic product which does do exactly what it promises. Out of the Liz Earle products I've had the pleasure of trying, the eye lotion is definitely one of my favourite's and I really do look forward to using it every evening. I highly recommend checking it out if you're a Liz Earle fan and haven't yet given it a go, or if you suffer with dry, sensitive, or easily irritated eyes and want something to cool and sooth them. Eyebright does exactly that, without leaving a greasy/oily residue behind.
Aqua (water), Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, PEG-60 almond glycerides, Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Decyl glucoside, Panthenol, Centaurea cyanus (cornflower) extract,
Euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) extract, Potassium sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium methylparaben, Sodium propylparaben.
I bought this last year and now cannot be without it. You can use it as an additional eye make-up remover or as a compress. I tend to use it as a compressor on my eyes. I find that it is my wake-up call in the morning for my tired eyes and after hours at the computer screen a revitalising way to refresh my eyes. I suffered from hayfever over the summer which has meant itchy, watery and sore eyes but eyebright is a welcoming comfort and a pleasant relief when I have those symptoms. I also suffer from dark circles and baggy eyes and have seen good results with eyebright compared to other products I have used. The way in which the eyebright is dispensed is also handy - I find the twist cap very efficient as it means I can take the eyebright with me in my handbag without the worry of it leaking into my handbag.
I've been using Liz Earle products for about a year now and I think this product is my favourite!
It's a clear liquid (which is thinner than the word lotion implies) and combines "toning witch hazel, cooling aloe vera and cornflower to soothe".
You can use it to take off light eye-make up or wake up your eyes by sweeping a cotton pad with some of it on across your eye lids and around your eye area.
Alternatively for more of a treat you can soak some cotton wool pads in the lotion and then place them over your eyes for 10 minutes which is very relaxing!
I suffer from dry eyes and get very sore eyes from things like central heating and I find the product great for brightening up my eyes, making them feel more awake and less sore and reducing any puffiness due to lack of sleep (or crying!).
I have tried other eye products before but many of them have made the corners of my eyes sore, whereas this product makes them feel lovely.
A 150ml bottle is £9.50 direct from the Liz Earle website but you can save money by buying 3 bottles at a time for £25.50 ( a saving of £1 per bottle). QVC also sometimes have offers on Liz Earle products so it's always worth checking there too, and John Lewis stores stock Liz Earle also. Like all Liz Earle products you can also buy a travel size version which is great for weekends away.
I have used Liz Earle products for quite some time now, I was first bought them as a present it must about 7 years ago and I have used them intermittently since then. I have to say that I do have very sensitive skin, which is oily, dry, red, and flaky all in different places so skincare products that suit me are very hard to find. The Liz Earle focuses itself on using natural ingredients, and has an extensive list of ingredients on the back.
It comes in a square bottle and has a twist cap with a little hole in the top which is great to prevent overflowing, a benefit of this product is that it uses are twofold, you can use it as an eye make up remover or as a revitalising / relaxing eye treatment. For removing eye make up you use it in a toner like way, pour some on a cotton wool pad and wipe over your eyes and for the eye treatment you soak two cotton wool pads and lay them over your eyes for about ten minutes or alternatively until you get bored.
It's a good eye make up remover and quite gentle on the skin, two pads is enough to remove average eye make up, and do it well. It also has the benefit of being really refreshing which is lovely when taking make up off on a night. One of the tricks I use if its been a particularly stressful day is to soak the two pads and use them as a treatment with make up still on and after 10 minutes use the pads to wipe away the make up, which is really easy to do as it has already started to lift the make up.
After using it every day for a few weeks I did notice an improvement on my dark circles around my eyes and at the price this is id say that's an achievement, as you can pay a small fortune for other products that don't produce better results.
The only negative thing I can say about is that really don't like the smell of it which is unusual for Liz Earle products its seems to smell kinda off to me, it might just be me though. Other than that it's all good.
I have used this for the last 2 weeks and must say not sure about anyone else, but my eyelashes have grown longer and appear in a better condition than before. More than year ago I started losing my eyelashes and frantically looked for a product to improve this condition. I found one called lilash and was rather costly. Although my lashes grew back the condition and look of my lashes is nothing compared to using eyebright. I will definately be purchasing again, intially I thought that this was pricey but comparing the price of lilash and eyebright I know which one is more sensibly priced.
This excellent product goes on my 'suitable for eczema and sensitive skins' list! It is excellent as an eye make-up remover, to refresh tired, puffy eyes and soothe sore eyes. It is also excellent for removing sleep and eye infection debris and cleaning the eyes when they are sore. Fantastic preventative measure for eyelid dermatitis and eye infections when used on a regular basis! It has eyebright in it which is often used in eye drops and can help with allergic reactions and hayfever. It also has aloe vera, fantasic for soothing the skin and eczema. The Witch hazel ingredient helps to ward off infections and sties.
It is suitable for contact lens wearers and can be used on cottom wool pads to clean the eye area, or soak cotton wool pads and place over your eyes, relax for 5-10 minutes for a soothing compress for sore eyes! Fanttastic if used as a compress whilst using the Liz Earle face mask - very relaxing! We all deserve pampering!
I use Liz Earle products in general and was looking on their website and wasI decided to give the soothing eye lotion a try. I'm at the age where I'm starting to get small lines around my eyes:( and am permanently on the look out(like most women) to try and improve them and also try and not get any more!! The website and publicity material promises a soothing compress and instructs the user to wipe gently across the lids or to use as a compress when using a face mask or just to aid with relaxation. I generally use this in a morning when I seem to wake up with eye make up still on from the night before (even though I thought I had taken it off). The liquid is cool on my eyes and feels quite nice however I must say that I don't feel as though I gain any real benefit from it. It is an effective make up remover but with regards to makling my eyes brighter I don't think that has actually happened. I have also used the lotion as part of a compress and this is much nicer. So I would recommend when you have time to take the opportunity to take 5 mins and just lie back with this on your eyes. It feels nice and relaxing and your eyes do feel quite refreshed afterwards. The liquid itself has no real aroma but as it comprises of natual ingredients most users should not have any adverse reaction to it which sometimes happens in the delicate eye area.
I first saw Liz Earle's Eyebright on QVC and knew it was a product I wanted to try. It's actually described as a 'soothing eye lotion' but in fact it is a gentle eye make-up remover, which you can also use as a sort of compress to soothe the eyes.
I wear contact lenses and at times my eyes can be quite sensitive. This product is suitable for contact wearers and actually contains a herb called eyebright as well as witch hazel which should help reduce puffiness and dark shadows and cornflower which soothes.
The product comes in a tall squared off bottle in an unattractive greeny-brown colour and opens by twisting the lid.
I will first talk about this product as an eye make-up remover. It's used like any other product of this type and put on cotton wool before wiping over the eyes.
This will remove eye make-up but is not designed to get rid of heavy or waterproof eye make-up. I found this for myself when attempting to use it to remove waterproof mascara, and although it took some of it off, I was mainly left with black smudges around my eyes - something like a panda! Liz Earle recommends using her cleanse and polish cleanser to get rid of heavier make-up.
On more subtle make-up, such as eyeshadow, a bit of pencil and non-waterproof mascara I actually find it to be fairly effective. The best thing about it is that unlike other eye make-up removers it is not in the least bit greasy. It feels very gentle on the eyes and I've even got the liquid in my eyes and it just doesn't sting or irritate whatsoever. I didn't actually realise that I had particularly sensitive eyes until I began to use this and I just saw a world of difference.
I have only used this as a compress a handful of times, but it does feel lovely on the eye area, especially if your eyes are feeling a bit sensitive or sore. To make a compress you simply soak two cotton wool pads in the product and then put them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes.
I've had a few contact lens disasters since buying this, one where I fell asleep with my contacts in and woke with extremely watery eyes and another where a lens split into two in my eye! Goodness knows how that happened but it was extremely painful and as the pieces were so small I couldn't remove them from my eye and had to leave them for around 3-4 hours to come out of their own accord. Afterwards my eye was quite sore and painful and applying this over the area was very soothing and seemed to calm the redness.
At £9.25 for a 150ml bottle this stuff is not particularly cheap. If your eyes are very sensitive however, and you've not managed to find a product that will soothe them I would strongly recommend this. It can be bought from QVC or www.lizearle.com
Overall, another lovely Liz Earle product and definitely one of my favourite so far. The only downside for me would be that it does not remove heavy or waterproof eye make-up, but as a product to soothe sensitive eyes it's fantastic.