I absolutely love to try new products, and as much as I believe in routine when it comes to skin care I also believe in really focussing on what your skin needs and changing things up to suit it’s daily needs. That being said, there are the staples; the bread and butter of skincare that I have to have in my bathroom regardless of season, location, or condition.
One of these is Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleaner. This is part of the Liz Earle 3-step cleanse routine and can be bought as a set or individually.
I first opted to try Liz Earle products after searching for a UK alternative to my favourite skin care brand Arcona. This is only available in LA. and although I usually have them sent to the UK my Mum insisted that her beloved Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish was the bees knees, so I thought I’d save some money and give it a whirl!
I have tried the routine for a 3 month period, and have tried them individually as part of my own routine. Here is what I thought…
Cleanse and Polish, £11.75 for 100ml
It really is a fantastic product. It is gentle due to its creamy cocoa-butter formula, and this is perfect for winter when foaming cleansers tend to dry the skin out more. I prefer an oil or cream cleanser, and find this to be my favourite. Massaging it into end-of-day skin feels very soothing and is extremely effective in getting rid of makeup. I find it gentle enough on the eyes, although I still use an eye make up remover first even though it claims to remove stubborn mascara.
The polish stage is much like a mini facial, and your skin just feels so very clean, which is just the nicest feeling for bedtime.
Instant Boost Skin Tonic, £13.25
Gorgeous, gentle and refreshing. I found that I didn’t actually need it after the Cleanse and Polish as I loved the squeaky clean feeling and didn’t want to put anything else onto my face unless I really had a lot of make up on. For the morning however, when a splash of water is my usual routine, I love it. It is a great refresher and the aloe vera, chamomile and cucumber make it so very soothing. It is a good all year round product, both gentle enough for winter and zingy enough for summer.
Skin Repair Moisturiser, Dry/Sensitive, £19.25
This moisturiser has become a real staple for me. More so because, typically like something that is good for you, I don’t particularly like it, it just works! For the heat it is a no-no, but due to our lovely (miserable and chilly) English weather that isn’t really a problem in the UK. I don’t use it all the time, but it is undeniably a great go to for easy moisture and the days when your skin needs a bit of a break. I don’t especially like the smell, it’s not particularly special, but for an easy, hard-working product and at that price I’m not going to complain! It layers well with a serum and an oil for night time and sunblock and primer in the day time. I do switch to a lighter version in the summer, but for this time of year it is faultless.
And the three products are £45.00 for a set including a 200ml Cleanse and Polish and a free 200ml botanical body cream. When you do the maths, for that price I find it hard to do fault with any of the products.
Try these hard-working staples for yourself and your skin will thank you. They are my winter skin care saviours and I am sure I will return back to them for many years to come.
Thanks for the recommendation Mum!
All available at http://www.lizearle.com