Saturday, 9 April 2011

Current Skin Care Routine

My current skin care routine involves three lovely products I've discovered recently. I never used to bother doing anything other than use a face wipe before bed, pop on a bit of moisturiser and that's it! Soon after my cosmetic obsession began and I found myself wearing full coverage, thicker foundations, powders, bronzers etc. and realised I needed something a bit more heavy duty. My current foundation of choice is Estee Lauders Double Wear, it's thick, long lasting and literally clings to your skin so if I don't remove everything properly it leads to break outs.. no thank you!

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is quite possibly one of my favourite products. I love the fragrance, the consistency, it's so creamy it just glides on to your face removing any trace of make-up as the muslin cloth gently exfoliates your skin. To see my full review, click here. The starter kit is £13.25 but you can also buy the cleanser by itself and even if a tube if you wanted.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic - £11.75 for 200ml
Step 2 in my skin care routine is this little beauty, once again it has a really lovely floral scent that instantly makes me feel relaxed. It contains lots of good for you ingredients such as Chamomile, Cucumber, Aloe Vera and Calendula and no alcohol which is always a plus for me as alcohol based products dry out my skin. The packaging is gorgeous, simplistic and I'd proudly present these on my bathroom shelves for all to see! The easy twist lid allows you to pour out as much as you need on to a cotton pad then run over your skin. If you've managed to miss a speck of make-up or want a thorough clean this will do exactly that.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser - £17.60 for 50ml
Finally, the last step is to moisturise. I have incredibly oily skin - to the point where I can wake up in the morning with a shiny forehead and nose and my make-up never seems to want to stay on. Incredibly annoying as it may be, this is the skin I was 'blessed with' so all I can do is attempt to find solutions to my problems. The Liz Earle light moisturiser is aimed at those with combination/oily skin and I was incredibly suprised at how well it worked. I've tried other 'oil control' moisturisers before - all would suck up any moisturiser in my skin then completely fail to work after a few hours. However, with this it sinks straight into my skin leaving it soft, nourished but completely matte. I've noticed a big difference in how oily my t-zone is since I began using this and it's by far a HG product. The pump dispences a small amount of product and 3 little dots cover my whole face, so don't be fazed by the price tag it'll last you ages!

The Liz Earle products are by easily my best discovery so far this year and I'd recommend in an instant that you all try at least one product from their range and see for yourself how good they are.

5 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. Never tried Liz Earle but I've heard it's amaaaaazing! It's a bit pricey for me though xx

    Also, I'm having a giveaway for a makeup palette over at my blog, you might wanna check it out :)? Love Hannah xxx

  2. I need to try these. My skin is os oily and disgusting currently. I am using neutrogena atm and its kind of shit to be honest. xxx

  3. Great post.

    I am using Hot Cloth Cleanser at the moment but don't really like it much. Prefer my La Roche Posay cleansing gel. BUT I do wanna try Liz Earle's Skin Repair Light moisturiser - my skin's mega oily too and never (ever) stays matte. It's starting to stress me out! So I might try the Skin Repair soon :-)


  4. Thanks for the review, I've been wanting to try these products for ages! Deffo going to pick them up next time I'm shopping!:)

    Pippa x

  5. I've heard so many amazing things about Liz Earle, I really have to pick it up :)
    Thanks for this review!



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