Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Impressions


Naturally Active Skincare

So I caved and I bought one of the most used and well known about cleansers in the hope that this would become one of my all time favourites. This cleanser would be the ideal favourite skincare product for me because I think it is quite cheap considering how popular it is and it is easy to buy and get hold of (Yay to it now being stocked in Boots along with the rest of the Liz Earle skincare range). I literally could not wait to get home and try this little gem out on my skin! When I first pumped it out of the bottle I thought how similar it looked to my most favourite pai cleanser. It is a very creamy and smooth texture and looks extremely luxurious. The smell as well is the most divine thing about the product in my opinion, it smells so herbal and refreshing and using this product definitely makes you feel like your skin is refreshed and revitalised. The mixture of all the natural ingredients in this cleanser like rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus oil is definitely one of the best combinations I've ever come across. I can't get enough of this scent! 

Creamy texture of the Cleanse and Polish 

I have now used this cleanser for around three months so I can give my honest opinion on why I like and dislike this product and how I use it on a day to day basis. I only used one pump when I first bought it on a full face of makeup to see how the product worked, I also used this on my mascara as well. It definitely didn't get all my make off as I had to go over my face with a second pump and then even after removing that with the muslin cloth I could still see remains of my foundation and mascara. I would say it's defiantly a good idea to cleanse before you use this product so you know that all make up is removed entirely and you have a completely squeaky clean face to work moisturisers/lotions into.

I don't know whether it was the Liz Earle cleanser but for the first few days of using this I did break out over my forehead area, however after persisting and continuing to use the product I found that my skin went back to normal again. Maybe it was the purging stage of using the product, I'm not entirely sure?! However, I haven't broken out since then so I'm assuming my skin was just getting use to the new ingredients. 

I did notice that this cleanser in my opinion is probably more useful to people with combination/oilier skin types as it didn't particularly dry out my skin but I did see a decrease in the amount of oil on my skin throughout the day. I would say my make up stayed on for a few hours longer than normal as I had a lot less oil production around my t-zone. Therefore, I think people with dryer skin types might find this makes their skin too dry and find that it leaves them with that tight feeling. I have combination skin and feel like this works best when I use this just in the morning rather than at morning and then at night time as well. Using this in the morning means my face is shine/oil free the entire day and using a different cleanser at night means my entire makeup is removed, which would not happen with this cleanser alone. 

Overall, I have some seriously mixed opinions on this product. I wouldn't say I'm overly impressed with this Liz Earle cleanser as I was expecting a lot due to everything I've heard, but everyone does has different skin types and maybe this just didn't work best for me personally. It has so many raved reviews I really am surprised that this is not my number 1. I think I will continue buying this product purely because it does help my foundation stay on all day and I do like using it in the mornings, however usually I do prefer a more moisturising cleanser at night and would choose my pai cleanser over this! If anyone has tried the Liz Earle cleanser and does feel the same way as me about it I would suggest trying one of the pai cleansers as the texture is very similar and it also has a very strong herbal scent. 

Have you tried this liz Earle product? Let me know by leaving a comment. 

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