As a teenager I never had bad skin, then I hit 20!
I have outbreaks quite frequently and they became worse after I gave birth to Luca. I have tried hundreds of products and even tried using nothing but warm water and a flannel but nothing made an ounce of difference to my skin.
With 8 awards this year alone I have no idea why I have never heard of this company before, so let me introduce to you all my skin saver; Liz Earle.
I was introduced to their skin care range by my blemish free friend Tiff. After commenting on her perfect skin (she never needs to wear makeup) and discussing skin care regimes she told me about the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.
After a good look at, sniff of, touch and general test of Tiff's products I found the products were packed prettily, smelt delicious and felt lovely on my skin and further more they are packed full of naturally active botanicals, no harsh chemicals. I then braced myself for the prices.
As a new mummy I don't have much spare cash so was fully prepared to be disappointed that I wouldn't be able to afford them.
However, with prices starting at £14.25 for a 100ml of cleanser, £12.50 for a 200ml skin tonic and £18.75 for a 50ml skin repair moisturiser.
Now I didn't think 50ml for a moisturiser sounded like enough and didn't think it would last me long but a pea-sized amount spreads well and will cover my whole face adequately.
I was rather relieved I could scrape together and have a test of the products which I ordered online. They came packaged so lovely and even had a few freebies thrown in for good measure.
Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser:
The directions for use on the product suggest to use 2 pumps of the cleanser, however I have found only 1 pump is sufficient. You rub the silky cleanser onto your face dry and then wash off with a damp, not wet, hot muslin cloth. The cleanser can remove the most stubborn of eye makeup whilst still being gentle enough not to sting the eyes and leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean and soft & smooth as a babies bum thanks to the cocoa butter.
Liz Earle are currently running a Rose & Lavender special edition of this cleanser which I haven't had the chance to test but I'm sure will smell equally as delicious.
This skin tonic doesn't have a strong smell but a subtle floral scent. It is alcohol free so doesn't dry out the skin as I've found many other toners do, instead it seems to add extra moisture to the skin. Active ingredients include aloe vera, calendula, chamomile, cucumber and natural source Vitamin E.
To use this product is simple, pour on a cotton wool pad and sweep over face and neck. You can alternatively buy this in a spritzer to use to revitalise your skin at any time of the day.
This moisturiser is not a thick heavy moisturiser, it is silky smooth and really light. It doesn't sit on the skin but sinks in straight away leaving you with super smooth well hydrated skin. This is impressive for me as I struggle to find a moisturiser that doesn't make my oily patches worse whilst hydrating my dry patches adequately.
It's active ingredients include wheatgerm oil, echinacea extract and avocado oil.
As you'd expect you just get the desired amount, I only use a pea-sized amount which is more than sufficient for me, and massage it in.
You can find all the active ingredients in each product online and there is always an offer on, in October you could buy all 3 of the above skincare products for £41.00.
Unlike most skin care regimes I didn't experience an initial outbreak, and after only 2 weeks my skin was miles better and now I only get the occasional spot.
I swear by Liz Earle now and cannot wait to have a play with some of her many other skincare products as well as her haircare and makeup range which will definitely make it onto my Christmas wish list.
Liz Earle, I love you!