My love affair with all things Liz Earle!

imageI started a new job last week and all anyone wants to talk to me about is my skin care.  It seems that I don’t look old enough to be a mum to Ms Glade, who knew?!?

So I thought, if I am sharing my skin care routine with all and sundry in Liverpool’s business district, that I really ought to be revealing all to you. This is not a sponsored post ha!

In the early nineties, there was a beauty expert who regularly appeared on breakfast TV, she was called Liz Earle. I remember that I used to watch her in the morning and then,  pop out and buy most of her recommendations in my lunch hour, this was obviously before I was a parent!

When I was on maternity leave in 1995,  she launched her own range of skin care. I remember lusting after it for about a  year or so before I was able to buy my first Cleanse and Polish, money was tighter in those days. And so my love affair with the range began.

Like all love affairs, there have been times over the last 20 odd years that I have got bored and dabbled with something new, but I always end up returning to Liz Earle pretty quickly. The reason, I have sensitive skin that airs on the dry side, essentially, I have learned, it doesn’t like too many harsh chemicals, it much prefers the softer plant oils and extracts that can be found in all of the products though out her entire range.

There is no animal testing or animal extracts in any of the products,  an important consideration to us vegetarians! They also smell gorgeous.

Now I don’t want to be seen to be over egging the pudding here, I am prone , just like everyone else,  to break outs from time to time. Damn you hormones! But my skin care routine and drinking plenty of water tends to sort them out pretty quickly.

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I start every morning with cleanse and polish. The container acts as a pump and dispenses one measure with each push, clever eh?!?

I remove it with a muslin cloth, I usually get one free when I buy my monthly supply, and wet it under a warm tap and then, gently wipe my face and neck until it’s all been removed. I wear a ton of make up and it removes every trace, I actually feel that the make up melts away. My skin feels so clean at this point.

I use a spray bottle to spritz my face and neck with the Instant Boost Skin Tonic that acts as a toner, it really perks my skin up. Then finish with a small blob of moisturiser for Dry/sensitive skin while the skin is still damp from the spritzing. I think that is what gives it the look everyone asks about, it’s often described as a glow.

imageSometimes I use Superskin moisturiser as a night cream, or in the winter – I am of a certain age, I need the help.

The picture opposite shows the used version of the face mask, sometimes I sleep with it on for a treat and then remove it in the morning, it leaves my skin feeling really soft and supple.

The Superskin concentrate I use over night in the depths of Winter when a lot of help is needed to combat dry/sore patches. I wake up the next morning feeling soothed with my skin looking better hydrated.

The last product is the Eye Bright, I suffer from awful hay fever and the spring is particularly punishing on my eyes. I soak two cotton wool pads with this product and place it over my eyelids, it instantly soothes the irritation and calms the puffiness that all sufferers will identify with.

So there it is, my skin care routine, I honestly can’t recommend these products enough. I love how gentle and kind they feel and yet still work. Also, despite my wait 20 years ago, they are actually very reasonably priced, especially given the high end quality of all the products.

Sorry if you were looking for the selfie ha!

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Have a lovely day!

 

 

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21 thoughts on “My love affair with all things Liz Earle!

  1. I am lucky enough to have good skin – I’ve never really suffered from acne/spots etc. But I don’t wear make-up, so my skin care regime is minimal. Like…nothing except a bit of Yves Rocher moisturiser when my skin feels tight on my face. Maybe this will come back to bite me on the bum when suddenly the skin on my face droops but I think I’m looking fairly good for 56! (Mind you, I don’t have children so I get away without all the worry lines that they can add!!)

    On the other hand (foot?) I have manky eczema on one foot so am slathering that in expensive hydrating creams, nourishing oils and medicated balms!

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    1. Oh I suffer with eczema on my feet too! It can be really painful. I try everything too but invariable end up with steroids from the doctor! Ha! Yes I’m sure not having children must help! Thank you x

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  2. I too love hearing about other people’s beauty regimes. Possibly because my own is so dire! I love the smell of Liz Earl products, it reminds me of a time when I had spare money… Lol.
    I love products that make you feel like you can almost feel the dirt and grime melting away, they leave you feeling so fresh. LOVE this post xxxx

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  3. I’ve never really known much about looking after your skin properly – I’m a quick wash and a bit of moisturiser kind of girl. I use Lush products because they also are made from natural resources and I think that’s the kindest thing for your skin, along with plenty of exercise, fresh food and lots of sleep. I will have a look at the link – as I’m getting older (48) I’m worried that I’m not doing enough to stave off the wrinkly years! Thanks for sharing, Judy.

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  4. Oh swoon I love products Lisa it is my weakness in life, I have never tried Liz Earl I usually go between Clarins and Clinique but I like the idea of the face cloth. I think I need to try it x

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    1. I have swerved off path and used Clinque couple of times but my skin was really dry. I love the Clinque giveaways and it’s always so cheap in America ha! I love Clarins make up! Ah yes Sarah, I love a products too! Thanks lovely xx

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