Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

I purchased this back in December when the beautiful shelves in boots pretty much made it jump into my basket and I have been in love with the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser ever since.

This cream packed with rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus essential oil (all to tone, sooth and purify) and cocoa butter (to soften, smooth and moisturise), removes day to day grime and even make-up (and mascara). Leaving skin clear, smooth and clean!

The cream has a wonderful smell that is really fresh and uplifting, it is mainly the eucalyptus essential oil that is the strongest smell however it isn’t overpowering and is a very lovely fragrance to put on your face. To use; the cream is massaged into the face on dry skin, with or without make-up on, personally I prefer to take my make-up off first as my face feels softer after.

After the cream has worked its magic it is time to polish. Using the pure muslin cloth (The starter pack come with 2) and warm water the cream is polished off. This process makes the skin on your face feel as soft as a baby’s bottom and as clean as it has ever felt! It recommends using this twice a day for the best results, but I think just once a day is fine and that is all I have been doing.

I really feel an improvement in my skin after using this with it feeling softer, clearer and reducing the length of time my breakouts are active for.

This has quickly become a staple for my skin care routine and I am so much in love with it I don’t think it will be going anywhere soon!

The starter pack, (100ml bottle and 2 pure muslin cloths) is priced at £14.75 and although that sounds a fair amount of money the cream lasts a long time and it means you don’t have to buy the muslin cloths separate, priced at £4.25 for two. Overall this is a lovely product and a real treat for the skin.

Have you used any other Liz Earle products? If so what are your favourite? 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Cleansing Gel

I picked up this product thinking it was a cleanser, not a face wash, but I tried it anyway and here are my thoughts on it.

This product is a lot different to the scrubs I usually use it took a little bit of getting used to, but I think after about 3 weeks of use that it is a great product that works, is sensitive and gentle on the skin and a no fuss product.

The product has a multitude of different ingredients; cocoa and shea butter to deeply moisturise and nourish, Vitamin E a powerful antioxidant, citric acid to brighten the complexion, milk proteins that help improve the skins texture and tone and evening primrose that sooths stressed skin. 

The product states that it tones and clarifies as well as removes dirt and oil. It foams really well on the face and does do a great job at clearing the skin, making it feel clear and clean. It does have a slight soapy smell, which worried me at first as soap really dries my face out. Once I used it however, my worries were gone. The gentle foaming was a nice sensation and with the bonus that it actually worked at helping clear up my acne.

The one thing I did not like about this product was that it seemed to get everywhere, in my eyes, up my nose and in the back of my throat, but after a quick rinse it was pretty much gone, and it was not a deal breaking amount. 

This is a wonderful new find and I would recommend this to anyone.
At £3.99 it doesn’t break the bank for a wonderful product that does the job well.


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Simple, Kind to Eyes, Eye Make-up Remover

As I said in my previous eye make-up remover post I would be trying more, so I picked this up in Boots. This product looks great on the label stating; it is the UK’s number 1, uses no oil, artificial perfume or colours, still removes waterproof mascara, contains Pro-vitamin B5, a hydrator, and Vitamin E, to help prevent premature aging of the skin. 

I however am not this products biggest fan. OK so it is great on most make-up, feels gentle and is not oily so that grease film is not left on the skin after use. The claim that is removes waterproof mascara however is not true. The effort required to remove waterproof mascara using this product is a lot! It feels like you are rubbing and rubbing at your eyes and the product does very little to breakdown the mascara and then you are always left with not all of it gone. 

This is a great product if there are no waterproof products and the oily feeling is a deal breaker, but I do think there are better products on the market particularly for waterproof make-up which is all I look for in an eye make-up remover.

At £3.25 it is a nice cheap product, but with some downfalls. Have you tried the Simple Kind to eyes eye make-up remover? What did you think of it? 
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