I’ve been using Liz Earle for a couple of years. I have dry, sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts. It doesn’t like anything with harsh chemicals and Cleanse and Polish came as a bit of a saviour to my skin.
I know loads of bloggers have expressed the virtues of Liz Earle so I’m not going go into detail about it. What I will say is that if you’re having problem skin give it a try, there’s only one cleanser in the range because it’s suitable for everyone and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin (100ml pump starter kit £13.25).
I’d also recommend the toner and moisturiser to really complete your skincare routine. The toner with aloe vera, chamomile and cucumber soothes the skin (£11.75 for 200ml). There’s a choice of moisturisers based on your skin type. I use dry/sensitive which has quite a thick consistency. But if your skin was oily Skin Repair Moisturiser light would be recommended as the consistency is much thinner (£17.60 for 50ml).
Recently however I’ve begun to notice that after cleaning my face has been getting very painful. My skin becomes blotchy, especially on my cheeks and I feel like I’m running for the toner. So I thought I'd
steal borrow my Mum's Elemis and try it out.
I love the look of the bottle but was a bit worried about whether it would be full of chemicals. Their tagline ‘Defined my Nature led by Science’ worried me a little. But I got a wonderful surprise. My skin seems to love Elemis, the Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (£27.60 for 150ml) which is really gentle and takes make-up off really effectively.
I’ve also started using the Papaya Enzyme Peel once a week (which doesn’t actually peel it’s just a mask) which purifies sensitive skin and has a really great subtle fruity smell (£28.60 for 50 ml). And finally the Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, (pink (rose) in the morning and green (lavender) at night) are fantastic for hydrating my dry skin, though wouldn’t be suitable for oily skin as their consistency is rich and oily (£59.30 for 60 capsules).
Now after cleansing and even when I wake up in the morning my skin has a much more even tone and feels softer and healthier. As you can see, Elemis is quite a bit more expensive than Liz Earle so I’ve been mixing it up. I use the Elemis cleanser with my Liz Earle toner and moisturiser.
I’ve not given up on Cleanse and Polish forever I think my skin just needed a break and it just shows that it’s good to try something new in your routine now and then
Have you tried any of these products, what do you think? And what would you recommend?