About a month or so ago, one of the reps from Birchbox contacted me & asked if I'd review a few Liz Earle products for my blog. Having missed out on receiving the Cleanse & Polish in my box, I jumped at the chance! [Note: I did not pay for these products!]
I know the review is a little late, but I wanted to use the products for a while before I wrote my final opinion on them. I've been using Liz Earle exclusively for the last six weeks and I'm ready to share my results with you!
First, a look at the products.
This is the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser & Muslin Cloth, which came in this cute little pouch. The cleanser acts as a two phase product. Phase one is cleansing, which cleans your skin and removes makeup, dirt, and what have you. Phase two is polishing, where you use the Muslin Cloth to remove the cleanser while exfoliating and revealing clean, soft skin.
Next up, the Instant Boost Skin Tonic! This is for use after the Cleanse & Polish, and it helps to soothe & brighten the skin.
Last but not least is the Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/Combination.
The mightiest trio in skincare!
Now that I've sort of introduced the products, I want to quick run through my morning & evening routine. I used all three products twice per day: cleanse, tone, moisturize.
First up is the cleanse. The Cleanse & Polish Cleanser has a pump. I used two pumps per wash. This type of cleanser was completely new to me before trying the Liz Earle as it is creamy and does not lather. Apply the cleanser to your face and neck. Then, take the Muslin Cloth and run it under hot water. Ring it out so it's damp, and then carefully use it to remove the cleanser from your face. Rinse the cloth and ring it out between each swipe! When you're all done, rinse your face with cold water.
Next is the tonic. Soak a cotton ball in the tonic and use it to go over your entire face and neck area. The will help to soothe and brighten the skin, while adding a bit of moisture. I'd like to add that this tonic is pretty strongly scented. It's a really nice floral scent and I LOVED it, but if you're sensitive to scented products you may want to avoid this one.
The last step is the moisturiser. I was worried at first that this was going to be way too thick to use on my skin, but it absorbs really nicely! You just need a little bit to cover your face and neck area and your skin will feel nice and soft all day!
As I mentioned, I've been using this for about six weeks and I am super impressed with the results. I've always had decent skin, but my t-zone does get oily and my cheeks get dry. I also have random breakouts occasionally.
The first day or so that I used all of the products together, I DID have more breakouts than usual. However, after the third day my skin cleared up and it's stayed that way. My skin is completely clear and really, really soft. I would definitely recommend giving this routine a shot to anyone who's still searching for their holy grail skincare products.
You can purchase all three of these products from Birchbox.com! :)
If you don't do anything else for your skin, cleanse, tone and
moisturise with our three daily essentials twice a day.