Today’s post is going to be a quick one as we’re heading to Wales shortly ready for my grandmother’s funeral tomorrow.
Since adopting a vegan diet I’ve become more conscious of the beauty products that I use; how natural the ingredients are and whether they’ve been tested on animals. For christmas, at my request, my mum santa gave me some Liz Earle products. She (my mum, that is) has been using them for a while and is always raving about how good they are. So, upon noticing that they are not tested on animals and that they are full of natural, botanical ingredients I felt it was about time I decided what all the fuss was about. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into all the details of my skincare regime (if you can call it a “regime”) but I have started using the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Skin Repair Moisturiser, the Eye Brightener and the Superbalm. All of them are excellent.
The Cleanse and Polish leaves my skin feeling invigorated and cleansed without the tightness that other face washes have. The Skin Repair Moisturiser softens and nourishes my skin so I no longer have those uncomfortable dry, itchy patches. The Eye Brightener is awesome not only as an eye makeup remover, but also for those early morning starts, after a long day at work, of after a late night. Just moisten a cotton wool pad with it, sweep it over your eyes and your eyes will instantly feel refreshed, and any sore or strained sensation will diminish. Seriously good stuff. Finally, the Superbalm is great for those dry patches that can appear anywhere. For example, I have dry skin around my nostrils (nice!) from when I’ve had a runny nose, and dry skin around my lips. Just put a bit of the superbalm on those areas and, voila!, your skin is nourished. I have also tried the Instant Boost Skin Tonic, which again is very good. I guess I should purchase some of this so that I can do the full 3 step thing, i.e. cleanse, tone, and moisturise.
I know I sound like I’m working on commission with these products (hmmm…) but I’m honestly just giving you my experience of how good they are. And there are many more of her products that I am yet to try. Price-wise her products aren’t cheap nor are they expensive so I guess you could say they are middle-of-the-range (doh!). If you don’t want to commit to spending a decent amount of money on her products (although if you are going to buy anything I would recommend… all of the above, save maybe her superbalm) then you can purchase a set of Try-Me Kits. I thoroughly recommend this. You can only order them online (in both the UK and the US, http://www.lizearle.com). What else can I say about them… if I could, I would probably buy all her products! I’m building up to this though. I think my next purchases will be her Orange Flower Handwash and Hand Repair. Happy shopping!