Before I got these products I'd heard of Liz Earle before, but in my mind it was associated with "old lady skincare" and the types of expensive, obscure brands you see being sold on QVC. I had no real urge therefore to try it out, and probably never would have if I hadn't been sent some samples.
I'm really happy I was sent these now however, I love them!
The Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser seems to be the most well known and well loved Liz Earle product.
You smooth the thick cleanser all over your face and makeup whilst it's still dry, and rub it in. It's a bit of a shock at first, because your mascara and any other eye make-up starts smearing all over your face into a big black mess, but them you rinse the muslin cloth that comes with it in warm water and buff off the cleanser and it takes off all of the make-up and dirt on your face. I'm not kidding, no cleanser has ever made my face feel so clean afterwards.
The thing I like best about it, other than the fact that it removes every trace of make-up, is that it doesn't leave my face really dry and tight afterwards. Usually with any other cleansing I have to rush to whack on a load of moisturiser because my face starts to feel really dry straight away, but with this it feels soft and moisturised after cleansing (though I still always use moisturiser because I have really dry skin, I just don't have to rush to put it on.) It smells really nice and herbal too.
The muslin cloth is gently exfoliating, so you end up with really soft skin all of the time, because you're exfoliating it every day, without it being too harsh.
I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and my skin is really clear and really soft, so I'll definitely carry on using this until it runs out. It's not cheap, at £13 for 100ml and two muslin cloths, but I'd say it's definitely worth the money and I will be replacing mine when it's finished.
I was also sent the Brightening Treatment Mask, which is £12.75 for 50ml.
This is similar to the cleanse and polish, you just leave it on for longer. I wouldn't say it's really a "mask" in the way you'd expect, as it isn't that thick and you only have to leave it on for up to 2 minutes. This one has a "tingly" sensation and smells different to the Cleanse and Polish but still herby. My skin definitely looked good after using it, but I can't say I noticed much difference from just using the Cleanse and Polish. Maybe that's because I have quite clear skin anyway, and because I'm young it isn't too dull yet. I think this might be a better product for older skin, so I shall pass it on to my mum.
I'm going to have a bit of a research into other Liz Earle products now, becuase I'm completely in love with the Cleanse and Polish. I'd definitely recommend everyone to buy it!
Has anyone tried it already, or any other Liz Earle products? Are there any other skincare brands you'd recommend I try out?
Oh, and finally a big thank you to Megan for hooking me up with the Liz Earle products!