Liz Earle skincare review - is it worth the buck?

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When my first skincare basics came to an end I knew I wanted to up my game. Liz Earle - particularly their cleanse and polish had been on my radar for a while. I love that they're a brand fairly local to me, and the all natural ingredients really appeal to me.

Now their products aren't the priciest by a long shot but when you're starting from scratch it can  add up. I originally looked at this set with full size basics which knocks a bit off the price but still is a lot to spend when you're not sure how it will work for you. When browsing it John Lewis this set answered my prayers - at half the price (£25) for miniature versions of the products I thought this would be a great way to get introduced to the brand without too much commitment.

Cleanse and Polish

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The idea of this was very confusing to me - it advises you to rub in with your fingers then wipe of with a warm cloth. It smells divine, so fresh and really takes away every scrap of makeup, My skin cleared up amazingly from using this and didn't dry it out. I will definitely be picking this up full size.

Instant Boost Skin Tonic

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Now I'm a bit of a cynic for toner - beyond acting as the double cleanse I can't see too much point in toner. I tried the routine with and without this and I couldn't really tell what it was doing. It feels very fresh but given that a full sizer costs £14.50 I think I'd happily miss this.

Skin Repair Moisturiser

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When you choose your set you can adapt the moisturiser for your skin type. I went for dry/sensitive option. Again it has that gorgeous fresh scent and feels very luxury but heavy. It doesn't feel like it sinks in that quickly but definitely has a lovely finish. I like it and it definitely does the job but I preferred my MAC comfort creme.

I have actually left out the Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion that you'll see in the photos because it's not really something I have a need for.

So overall the routine definitely does the job well, the scent is gorgeous and relaxing and makes taking care of your skin a pleasure. The cleanse and polish as expected is definitely the stand out product and the one I will be repurchasing but the others I'll probably give a miss. The only thing I have noticed is that my skin has seemed duller, potentially due to the absence of a serum so that's my next point of call. The search continues...

What would you recommend for injecting a glow into your skin? Or is there anything you could recommend for dry skin?

Until next time!



  1. I am using the Cleanse & Polish at the moment and my skin is feeling a lot better (my last cleanser was defintitely too drying) - I've used the other products before but even though I loved the smell of the skin tonic, it didn't make my skin feel great after using & I found the moisturiser too heavy

  2. I really loved the cleanser aswell, but the price of the full sized one scared me off. Soap and glory do a very similar one for a lot cheaper.

  3. Different product brands have different effects on different skin types. But i would definitely recommend you to have a chemical skin peel treatment from CosmeDocs clinic as it completely rejuvenated my skin and brought back its glow.


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