Well this is the week when I learned a whole lot more about Liz Earle. I didn’t know that they did hair care or anything else apart from skin care and even then the only thing I had heard a lot about was Cleanse & Polish. Even then (and I’ll have to whisper this bit or I’ll be thrown out of the bloggers guild – erm well I made that up but if there was such a thing I’d be cast out I’m sure!) I had never tried Cleanse & Polish before this week. So, with the full expectations of preaching to the converted I wanted to tell you about the amazing products I’ve been trialling.
Botanical Shine Shampoo Limited Edition 200ml £13
This limited edition shampoo from the Botanical Shine Collection has a geranium, citrus and vanilla scent that I found really uplifting and summery. It’s sulphate free and cleanses without stripping out moisture. It also contains aloe vera and shea for moisture and apple and orange extracts for shine.
The conditioner from the collection has the same glorious fragrance. It contains meadowfoam and melon oil for conditioning and smoothing and apple and orange extracts for shine.It’s creamy, colour safe and silicone free and leaves my hair feeling healthy and soft. Designed for normal hair and used on hair with oily roots and dry ends that tends to frizz I found that I needed a little serum after use to tame flyaways.
With thousands of 5* reviews and a multitude of awards I can’t think why I didn’t feel the need to try out Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish. I can’t think of a valid excuse. So, moving on before you begin to doubt my credentials as a beauty blogger I want to tell you about the three products that I’ve been trialling together that make up the 3 steps (cleanse, tone and moisturise) of the Liz Earle skin care routine.
Cleanse & Polish 100ml pump starter kit £16
This iconic cleanser contains with cocoa butter, rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus and is sutiable for all skin types. It’s a rich cream that deep cleanses to remove dirt and pollution as well as makeup including mascara. I used it with the cotton cloth that’s provided but in a slightly different way than is recommended. I apply the cream to the hot wet cloth and massage into my skin then rinse the cloth in hot water to remove and polish. It leaves my skin feeling really clean and not tight – not quite in tune with the eucalyptus scent yet but I’m getting there.
Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml spritzer £15
This toner is designed to refresh, soothe and brighten your skin. It’s lightly scented with rose scented geranium, lavender and sweet lovage and hydrates rather than drying as some toners can. Active ingredients include aloe vera, calendula, chamomile, cucumber and vitamin E. It’s really refreshing to spritz on but I prefer to use it on a cotton pad and gently smooth it across my skin for a super clean feel.
Skin Repair Moisturiser 50ml jar £19.50
If I were to say that this is a basic moisturiser I would be underselling it somewhat but what I mean is that it’s purpose is to moisturise, soften, smooth and condition the skin with no added tricks or scientific fanciness. It contains oodles of natural skin nourishing ingredients that aren’t to be sniffed at for a very reasonable price. Ingredients include borage oil, echinacea, hops, avocado oil, beta-carotene and vitamin E. I tried the normal/combination skin version and it’s not greasy but feels comfortable and reassuringly good.
So I have to say that my experience with Liz Earle has been really delightful and refreshing. I’m sure that I’ll become as addicted to the brand as so many of my friends and followers tell me they are. If there are any of the products I’ve covered that you’ve yet to try then I would only say that you’re missing out!
The Limited Edition hair care is only available for 8 weeks max so you’ll need to be quick – and if you can spare the time I’d love to know how you get on.
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