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Beauty: Liz Earle Skincare on Trial

Posted on July 10, 2017

Hi Guys!

I’ve been trying out a few products from Liz Earle over the last couple of weeks, and wanted to give you the low down today and let you know how I’ve been getting on with them. My skin is pretty dry and can often be sensitive, which means I have to be a bit careful when it comes to trying out new skincare products – if you have sensitive skin you’ll know what I mean! I’ve been trying out a new limited edition Cleanse & Polish, a Moisturiser for sensitive skin, and a few other skincare products. Read on to find out my thoughts…

Starting with the Cleanse & Polish Grapefruit & Patchouli (£22.75 for 150ml including 2x cotton cloths) – Liz Earle’s classic Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser has been revamped into a fab limited edition for summer 2017. This new Grapefruit & Patchouli version is just the same as the original in terms of formula, but this is fragranced with an invigorating blend of zesty grapefruit and woody patchouli essential oils.

If you’re not familiar with Cleanse & Polish, this cult product is a thick, rich cream that does a fantastic job of removing dirt, grease and makeup from the skin, leaving your complexion feeling fresh and clean. It’s actually been quite a few years since I last use the original Cleanse & Polish, so I was looking forward to trying out this new scented version. Firstly, I have to say it smells heavenly! And after massaging into the skin, it really does deep cleanse and remove all traces of makeup, as well as lightly exfoliating – leaving skin feeling fresh, clear and bright.

The Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer (£14.75) is up next. This toner has a light floral fragrance, and contains naturally active ingredients including Aloe Vera to revitalise and soften and Calendula, Chamomile, Cucumber and Vitamin E to soothe and refresh the skin. You can use it directly after the Cleanse & Polish to soothe the skin, or just spritz over both face and body and time of day to refresh and revitalize.

I’ve also been trying the Superskin Moisturiser (£39.00 for 50ml) – I went with the unfragranced version for sensitive skin, which contains Cranberry, Borage and Rosehip Seed oils. I’ve been using this after the above Skin Tonic Toner, massaging into my face and neck, and I have to say my skin has been feeling fantastic!

Liz Earle have advised for optimal results to follow the specific facial massage techniques below. This should help clear toxins, reduce puffiness, boost circulation and aid lymphatic drainage:

Step 1: Apply to face with upward and outward movements using firm pressure.

Step 2: With your fingertips, lightly smooth in an outward circular direction along the cheekbones to above the eyebrows.

Step 3: Using the thumb and ring finger, gently pinch along the brow bone from the nose to the outer edge of the brow.

Step 4: Finish by gently sweeping your hands up the neck and over the décolletage.

For the body, I have the SuperSkin Dry Body Oil (£35.00 for 100ml) – I’m a big fan of skin oils, so this fast absorbing dry body oil sounded right up my street! The SuperSkin Dry Body Oil has been formulated with Liz Earle’s botanical blend of Cranberry, Borage and Rosehip Seed oils to visibly smooth, nourish and revitalise the skin. The oil itself if super lightweight, and I find it works well right after showering. It absorbs really quickly, leaving the skin feeling soft, supple and lightly scented.

And lastly the Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion (from £7.50 for 50ml) – as someone that suffers daily with dry, puffy and tired eyes, I was most excited about trying this product. The Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion promises to instantly revitalise and refresh tired and puffy eyes, and it contains Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera and Cornflower to cool and soothe the delicate eye area.

I have to say I was expecting a creamy lotion, but the formula is actually very thin and wet – just like water. You simply need to apply some product to a cotton wool pad (how much you use is up to you) and sweep lightly over the eyelids – or you can also soak two pads in the product and leave on for up to 10 minutes, for a revitalising, soothing compress.

I’ve used this a few times now, and it really does feel lovely and refreshing on the eye area – I’ve also found that keeping the bottle in the fridge works wonders as the liquid feels extra cool and soothing when you apply it. If you suffer from puffy eyes like I do, this is definitely one to try.

Overall I’m really impressed with all the products I’ve been trying out – the new limited edition Cleanse & Polish is a lovely revamp of a classic product, the SuperSkin Unscented Moisturiser is a fantastic every day moisturiser for sensitive skin especially, and the EyeBright Lotion really did work wonders to relieve my tired eyes.

I’d love to hear which Liz Earle products you use and enjoy? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples and is sponsored by Liz Earle. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

NEW DHC Skincare Reservatrol Collection

Posted on July 20, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I have a collection of brand new and rather gorgeous looking products from cult Japanese brand, DHC to share with you today. Ok, so you may have heard that red wine – in moderation – can actually be good for you? Well DHC has taken this on board, and after a serious amount of research, they’ve incorporated one key ingredient found in red wine into their new skincare range.

Resveratrol is a highly potent antioxidant that’s found in the skin of red grapes, and when applied topically it’s been found to improve tissue elasticity, support the skins’ natural moisture barrier and protect against environmental damage. Resveratrol is also a phytoalexin – one of 600 microbial compounds produced by plants to protect them from adverse conditions including UV rays. In DHC’s lab studies, it was also shown to promote the Sirtuin ‘longevity’ gene.

Utilising this powerful antioxidant, DHC has developed the Resveratrol three-step skincare system, which includes a high concentration of this wonder ingredient.  Unlike other powerful anti-ageing ingredients such as retinol, resveratrol is non-irritating and suitable for even sensitive skin – so it’s perfect for me!

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The Reservatrol collection includes a hydrating toner, super-booster and rich moisturiser, and DHC recommend you layer the three products for maximum results.

Resveratrol Lotion (£43.00) – This ultra hydrating toner luxuriously promotes smoother, more resilient skin with resveratrol, combined with soothing, moisturising cereal extracts to help boost skin’s natural moisture barrier and improve its defences against environmental damage. The lotion has a light, water-like texture which allows for rapid absorption into the skin to prepare it for the booster and moisturiser.

Resveratrol Essence (£43.00) – This moisture promoting Essence is actually a serum, described as ‘a deeply hydrating super booster which reduces the appearance of fine lines for a smoother skin.’ DHC advise that you pat the serum into cleansed and toned skin prior to moisturising for maximum effect.

Resveratrol Cream (£43.00) – The third step in the Reservatrol route, this intensive, age defying moisturiser has a thick, luxurious texture. As well as providing total hydration for a more ‘plumped’ looking skin, the cream boosts the skins natural moisture barrier.

The three products all have a lovely, light scent, and each feels luxurious to use and apply. I’ve only been using these for a few days but my dry skin is already loving the moisturiser especially!

The Resveratrol range is available now from dhcuk.co.uk.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples