Monday, 1 October 2012

Review: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

Let's start off with the formalities: Liz Earle have not paid me for this post, it is merely my opinion of this product.

To say I struggle with my skin is an understatement. For as long as I can remember, the pores on my nose have been very congested and nothing I try seems to shift it. I also get more than my fair share of spots but my main issue these days, and I think it's down to the fast approaching, god-forsaken 30th birthday, is dryness.

In the past 6 months or so, I've started getting really severe, sore dry patches around my nose and eyes with peeling skin too. It's absolutely excruciating at times. I've tried all kinds of moisturisers, piling them on by the handful, but to no avail.

I was put onto Liz Earle by a work colleague who is something of a skincare guru. By which I mean she spends a ludicrous amount of money of various lotions and potions. What turned my head was when every woman in the office piped up that she'd also recommended this product to them and they loved it. Seriously girl, are you on commission from Liz Earle?! Defo should be.

So I ordered Cleanse & Polish from the Liz Earle website and was thrilled to also catch a free P&P offer. Fabulous. It was dispatched promptly but ended up at the dreaded Royal Mail sorting office so I didn't actually get my mitts on it for a while.

The way it works is you run a basin of warm water and massage a pump or 2 of the lotion into dry skin (dry as in not wet, not dry as in flaky hideous skin like mine!). Then you soak one of the muslin cloths which is provided with the cleanser in the clean water, wring it out and then use this to take the lotion off, rinsing the cloth out regularly.

I don't know if it's the lotion or the cloth but it does exfoliate well (cleared up my dry, flaky skin) but without irritating. It smells gorgeous and is made with natural ingredients. It also did a top notch job of removing eye make-up, even mascara and, because it is all natural and so gentle, you can get right into the eye area with it and not end up with your eyes streaming for hours (like I did not to long ago when I put eye cream on without shutting my eye. I'm a bad meff).

My skin was left clean, smooth and moisturised. What more can you really ask?

At less than £15 for the starter kit which includes a large pump bottle of the lotion and 2 muslin cloths all stored in a lovely little bag, it is very competitively priced. I have paid a lot more for skin care products in the past which were a lot less effective.

In short - get onto Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish girls, you won't regret it!