Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion - Review

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Hi Everyone,

Sorry for not blogging since last so many days. Missed all of you so much..My health was in a bad shape but I am better now and back to blogging business. :-P

Today, I will be reviewing Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion. I have used this eye lotion for almost two weeks now and its the right time for a review.

What Liz Earle claims about Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion
  • Wake up and revitalise eyes with cotton wool pads soaked in this gentle, soothing herbal lotion before using Cleanse & Polish.
  • Non-oily, it is ideal for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
  • Apply to a cotton wool pad to clean and wake up your eyes first thing.
  • Naturally active ingredients include the grassland herb – eyebright, witch hazel, organic aloe vera and cornflower to help tone, cool and refresh tired, puffy or sore eyes. 
  • Suitable for all skin types
How to Use
  • Apply Eyebright to cotton wool pad to clean and wake up your eyes first thing.
  • For a revitalising, soothing compress, soak 2 cotton wool pads in Eyebright and place over eyes and relax for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Eyebright is light, non-oily and suitable for contact lens wearers.

    Key Ingredients 
    • Eyebright Extract (Euphrasia officinalis) - Eyebright is said to be named after Euphrosyne the Greek goddess of good cheer, joy, mirth and merriment because of the gladness it brought to sufferers of eye problems. This tiny plant is still used by herbalists today to help reduce puffy eyes. 
    • Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis virginiana) - Witch hazel is a deciduous shrub or small tree. Its other common names, winterbloom and snapping hazel illustrate its unusually late flowering period and its explosive bursting seeds that can be ejected as far as 20 feet away from the plant. Naturally rich in tannins the distillate produced from witch hazel has a mildly astringent effect, helping to tone the skin.
    • D-panthenol - Otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.
    • Cornflower Extract (Centaurea cyanus) - Considered weeds by corn farmers, cornflowers were found in Tutankamun’s tomb and were almost as blue as they would have been in 1550BC. An extract from these dainty blue flowers has been used for minor inflammations of the eye.
    • Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) - The gel found in this cactus-like plant’s fat juicy fronds contain active ingredients to help cool, soothe and soften the skin. Aloe vera has been used for more than 6000 years to treat a variety of skin ailments, including sunburn, blisters and burns.
    • Glycerin - The glycerin we use is always vegetable derived. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration.
    Full Ingredients List 
    Aqua (water), Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, PEG-60 almond glycerides, Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Decyl glucoside, Panthenol, Centaurea cyanus (cornflower) extract, Euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) extract, Potassium sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium methylparaben, Sodium propylparaben.

    150ml bottle: £9.70
    50ml bottle: £ 4.85

    Availability - Can be purchased online at Liz Earle

    My Experience with Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 
    • I started using contact lenses a few days back and since my eyes are quite sensitive, it will take some time for my eyes to adjust with the lenses.So every time I used to wear my lenses for even 2 hours, my eyes would feel tired and all puffy. Using Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion made my eyes feel good as new and freshly awake. 
    • Every time I use this lotion, I feel like I just bathed my eyes with chilled water.:-P 
    • Instantly soothes and calms any irritations in eyes and brightens up tired eyes. 
    • Fragrance Free
    • Very light in consistency and transparent in colour. 
    • Removes light eye makeup also but does not remove the stubborn and waterproof eye makeup.
    • Does not leave any residue after use. 
    • Helps to reduce dark circles.
    • Makes eyes bright and beautiful.
    Overall, its another great product by Liz Earle and its a must have for everyone irrespective of whether your eyes are sensitive or not.

    P.S. - Let me share a small secret with you. If you buy Daily Eye Repair 10ml and Soothing Line Serum 10ml you will receive a complimentary Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 150ml - saving £9.70! The offer is available until 31st August and costs £25.The offer includes all products used in eye mask which is part of the Signature Facial in liz Earle London treatment rooms. 

    Products send by Liz Earle for review purposes.Read entire Disclaimer here

    Reviews Coming up

    Monday, July 18, 2011
    Hi Ladies,

    Hope all of you are doing great.

    I was a bit busy with few things and could not post regularly on my Blog. But, I promise, I will try to be more regular in new posts in future. 

    I received a few wonderful products for review purposes and will be doing reviews very soon. Till then take sneak peak at the products I received.

    False Eyelashes from KK Centre HK

    A closer look at the Eyelashes

     Liz Earle Eye Bright Soothing Eye Lotion

    Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion

    Instructions to Use

    A look at the ingredients 

    Stay tuned for the reviews. 

    Don't forget to enter my CreaClip giveaway. Enter Here

    My First Blog Award

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    I got my first Blog award from Riddhi of Sugar Spice and all dats Nice  
    Pooja of Beauty Brains Brawns

    Thanks so much Riddhi and Pooja!


    1. Link back to the person who awarded this award to you:

    Thank u Riddhi  

    2. Share 7 Random things about yourself

    I am obsessed with the strawberry fragrance in all beauty products. :-P But I hate the taste of strawberry. 

     I love watching television but only english sitcoms. Have lost faith in hindi ones. 

    I am a cleanliness freak and sometimes I doubt if I already have an OCD of washing hands. 

    I love to read fiction books and "A Thousand Splendid Suns' remains my all time favourite. 

    I love to keep my things organized and in top order.

    I like to cook once in a blue moon. 

    I love to start my day with a cup of coffee.

    3. Answer the following questions

    Name your favorite color:  Black..
    Name your favorite song: Lots of them but these days my favourite is 'Make your own kind of Music' by The Mamas and Papas. 
    Name your favorite dessert: Chocolate Mousse 
    What is pissing you off?: Laziness
    When you’re upset, you?: Listen to some music
    Your favorite pet:  I don't like pets.
    Black or White? :  Black (in clothes)
    Your biggest fear? Loneliness
    My best feature is:  Eyes
    Everyday attitude:  Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.
    What is perfection: To give your best to everything you do.
    Guilty pleasure:  Chocolates

    4. Award 15 blogs

    All my fellow bloggers friends already have this award. :-) So, all you ladies who visit this post, this award is for you. 

    P.S. - Please Don't forget to tag me!

    Aroma Magic Almond Eye Cream - Review

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Hey Ladies, 
    How was Friday..? I always feel super active on Fridays. What about you?
    Anyways, today I will be reviewing Aroma Magic Almond Eye Cream.
     What does Aroma Magic Almond Eye Cream claim
    Vitamin A, B and C give excellent tone and suppleness and minimize wrinkles and rings around eyes.

    Directions to use 
    Gently pat the cream around the eyes with finger tips and wipe off with damp cotton after 20 minutes.

    Price  Rs 115 for 20 gm (I got this for Rs. 104)

    Active ingredients

    Extracts of Lemon Peel, Almond, Bach, Grape Seed, Apricot and pure essential oils of Carrot, Palmarosa, Fennel and rose.

    Swatch of the Cream

    My experience with Aroma Magic Almond Eye Cream 

    It has a thick, creamy texture and smells mildly of lemon. I don’t have a sensitive nose and that’s the only fragrance I could make out. J I applied the cream as instructed. I used the Almond Eye cream for about 3 weeks and could notice very slight reduction in my dark circles. Well, I am not complaining. I have tried a zillion eye cream and other products hoping to fade my dark circles but none of these worked. But Aroma Magic Almond Eye cream really worked though its quite slow in working. I also noticed that the tiny wrinkles under my left eye had substantially reduced. I am going to buy this again. The cream has a smooth rich texture and most of the times, I end up using it on the dry spots on my face. A tiny drop is enough to nourish the skin (let’s say one cheek).

    The Good about Aroma Magic Almond Eye Cream
    • Very reasonably priced
    • Mild fragrance and people with sensitive nose can easily use it.
    • It helps to fade away dark circles and reduce wrinkles. In short, it delivers what it claims. 
    • Can be used to remove dryness of skin on other areas of face. 
    The Not So Good about Aroma Magic Almond Eye Cream
    • Works slowly. I could notice reduction in dark circles after using this cream for 3 weeks. 
    • Lists only the active ingredients and not all ingredients. 
    Hope you all have a great weekend.

    Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser (Normal/Combination skin) - Review

    Monday, July 4, 2011

    Hi girls,

    Hope all of you had a great weekend. Today I will be reviewing Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser (Normal/Combination skin). I have been using this moisturiser for almost 2 weeks now and its the right time to review this.

    Source: Website
    What Liz Earle claims about Skin Repair Moisturiser 

    This perfectly balanced moisturiser softens, smoothes and conditions skin for a naturally healthy glow. Rich in natural actives, including borage oil (a rich source of the essential fatty acid GLA) and natural antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E to replace lost moisture and help protect normal/combination skin. Massage into face and neck, morning and night, after Instant Boost Skin Tonic.Naturally active ingredients include borage and avocado oil to intensively moisturise, smooth and protect. 

    Suitable for normal/combination skin

    How to Use 
    Gently massage Skin Repair Moisturiser into face and neck morning and night after Instant Boost Skin Tonic.

    Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima) - The flesh of the avocado contains nearly 50% plant oil. Highly nutritious, it is a good source of vitamin E, magnesium and linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid and leaves the skin smooth and soft.

    Echinacea Extract (Echinacea angustifolia/purpurea) - This pretty flower from the same family as sunflowers and daisies has striking purple petals. It is said to be named because the spiky conical seed head in the centre of the petals resembles a hedgehog (echinos is Greek for hedgehog). Native Americans first used this plant and it has since been used widely in herbal preparations ever since for anything ranging from colds and flu to skin conditions.

    Borage Oil (Borago officinalis) - Nicknamed the herb of gladness by the Romans because of its use in treating depression. The beautiful star shaped flowers of this plant give way to tiny seeds crammed with a health promoting plant oil. This oil is one of the richest sources of the essential fatty acid GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps to lock moisture onto the skin.

    Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare) -  This oil comes from the seed or ‘germ’ of the wheat stalk. Wheatgerm makes an excellent addition to massage oil as it contains high levels of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.

    Hops Extract (Humulus lupulus) - This herbal extract comes from the pinecone-like fruit of the hop plant and has astringent and toning properties.

    Beta-carotene - Beta-carotene is one of the orange/yellow pigments responsible for the colour of many fruits and vegetables such as carrots, oranges, apricots. It is also widely found in green leafy vegetables but its colour is masked by the green chlorophyll. This is why when the level of chlorophyll in leaves falls during autumn the leaves turn a reddish colour as the beta-carotene becomes visible. Beta-carotene has antioxidant properties.

    Vitamin E (Tocopherol) - This antioxidant helps protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution and the sun’s radiation. We only use premium natural-source vitamin E which is up to three times more potent than the synthetic variety.

    Glycerin - The glycerin we use is always vegetable derived. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration.

    D-panthenol - Otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.

    Full ingredients list

    At Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare we always try to use high quality, safe, naturally active ingredients.
    The ingredients in this product are: Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Cetyl alcohol, Glycerin, Sorbitan stearate, Borago officinalis (borage) seed oil, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl esters, Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, Echinacea purpurea (echinacea) extract, Sodium lactate, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Panthenol, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Tocopheryl acetate, Beta-carotene, Parfum (fragrance), Lactic acid, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Dehydroacetic acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl biguanide.


    50ml jar/bottle: £17.60
    50ml jar x 2:   £ 33.70
    50ml jar x 3: £ 49.80 
    15 ml tube: £ 6.65

    Availability - Can be purchased online at Liz Earle

    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Instant Skin Boost Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser comprise the Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing for daily use.  

    My experience with Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser 

    I have a dry/combination skin and every moisturiser used to make my oily T-zone super oily in summers. Previously during summers and humidity, I used to skip using moisturiser as very moisturiser, no matter how light, used to make my skin sweaty and greasy. I always used to end up with an oily forehead and nose and dry face.

    Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser is a delicately scented, off-white cream and though it feels quite thick but absorbs instantly. The best thing about this is it instantly nourishes the skin without making it greasy and sweaty. Provides a matte effect to the skin and can be used before makeup too. I used this moisturiser during one of the rare occasions when I used a foundation. I The moisturiser vanished in a jiffy and the foundation too remained intact without any sweating. My skin looks quite supple and healthy. 

    Overall, a very nice moisturiser which instantly nourishes and hydrates skin and vanishes all the dry, flaky patches. A great product for use in summers too since it gets instantly absorbed in skin and gives a matte look. 

    The Entire Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise Range from Liz Earle 


    Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Instant Skin boost Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser (For Normal/Combination Skin)

    It gets two thumbs up from me. Needless to say, I am loving all the Liz Earle Products I have tried so far. 

    Have you used the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser ? What are your thoughts? Do share with me.

    Products send by Liz Earle for review purposes.Read entire Disclaimer here

    Beaute Naturelle

    Friday, July 1, 2011
    While browsing through Facebook a few days back, I came across the Beaute Naturelle Page.I searched for their website and came to know that Beauté Naturelle carries a large range of organic and natural personal care products from Indian brands Tvam, Nourish Body and Bath, Last Forest, Ruby's Herbal and Divine. They will be offering 2 international brands, JASON and Alba very soon.

    What is Beaute  Naturelle 

    Beauté Naturelle is an elegant Internet boutique that brings an eclectic, hand-picked range of wonderfully effective, natural and organic beauty/personal care products under one roof. Our focus is pure beauty without chemicals, animal testing and ill effects on the environment. Beauté Naturelle was born out of pure passion, entrepreneurial fire-in-the-belly and serendipity. Founded by Meghana Chaudhary-Joshi, who merged her biomedical background with a belief in the power of Nature-inspired personal care. Beaute Naturelle acquires eco-friendly products from vendors across India, and sell them to you through this online-boutique ! There is no 'membership fee' no any other cost incurred, except for the item you buy. Beauté Naturelle brings the finest eco-friendly and cruelty-free (no animal testing) organic/natural personal care products at the single click of mouse but to make you feel like a pleasant little visit to the mall.


    Beauté Naturelle represents a “meeting of passions.”
    • We care for the environment and about giving back to the community.
    • Our products are Earth-friendly, Nature-derived and gentle.
    • We use recycled/reusable packaging whenever possible.
    • Our products have not been tested on animals.
    A little more about various brands which Beaute Naturelle offers : -

    Tvam: Naturally Yours

    Tvam (pronounced “th-vam,” and meaning “respectfully you” in Sanskrit ) has a complete range of Nature-derived beauty care products that will suit every skin type. Tvam uses the purest plant extracts with maximum concentration of natural ingredients, 100% Vegetable oil and no animal products (except honey, milk, and beeswax). Tvam carries a 100% natural line of face packs with exotic ingredients ranging from rose, neem, almond and mint to 24 carat gold to bring out your inner radiance. Tvam also has a range of sensuous skin-pampering soaps, made from Almond, Green Tea, Saffron, Ginger, Sea Buckthorn, Cinnamon and Honey. Click here to visit the tvam website.

    Nourish Body and Bath

    Nourish Body and Bath, provides luxurious, high-quality handmade soaps and other body care products which you would love to have part of your daily care routine. Each and every products is crafted with the objective that skincare should be a relaxing and sensuous experience. The Nourish Cleopatra’s Magic range of superior soaps combines Avocado, Wheatgerm, Spearmint, Eucalyptus and Vanilla oils with Goat’s Milk to address a whole spectrum of skin issues. Goat’s Milk is power-packed with vitamins, minerals, fats and proteins that nurture the skin from deep within. Cleopatra’s penchant for bathing in Goat’s Milk is legendary. All Nourish Body and Bath body bars are handmade, hand-cut and hand-packed with the purest of ingredients. Far different from the chemically-derived mass-produced soaps, and don’t dry out your skin or leave it feeling overly greasy. Suitable to be used by persons of all ages. Nourish products are not organic, but very skin friendly and natural.

    Last Forest Enterprises

    Last Forest Enterprises is based in the lush Nilgiri Forests of Tamilnadu, India and is associated with the Keystone Foundation which works for the eco-conservation of India’s Western Ghats and follows fair trade principles. Beauté Naturelle feature a range of organic, flavoured beeswax lip balms from Last Forest, and to support the efforts to conserve the biodiversity of the region. Beeswax, often used in moisturizing formulas, helps seal and protect skin and lips against dryness. Last Forest’s lip balms are handmade and the balms contain purified beeswax and olive oil for a rich emollient effect and are safe for the entire family. Last Forest Enterprises aims to spread the message of small indigenous farmers and gatherers, of biodiversity and food security, value-added organic produce, indigenous knowledge, tradition and crafts, sustainable farming and harvesting methods, and local employments and market. 

    Ruby’s Herbal

    The Ruby’s Herbal flagship product is a unique, concentrated hair oil that is created with age-old traditional/folk knowledge, using 15 herbs grown, hand-picked and hand-packaged on Ruby Pricylla’s organic farm in rural South India. Ruby’s Herbal also aims to create jobs for local farmers and especially women, and to improve the value of their cultivation and lands. Beauté Naturelle features Ruby’s Herbal hair oil and a wonderful gift pack with small sizes of other Ruby’s Herbal products (soap, shampoo, incense). 

    Divine has a line of organic and herbal bathing bars made in the international township of Auroville, South India. Divine has 24 amazing varieties, including Annato, Vetiver, Spirulina, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Lavender and Jasmine. Divine soap is made using a traditional “cold processing” method, wherein batches are controlled without heating and saponification takes place slowly, over several weeks. Only pure essential aromatherapy oils and fresh, locally grown organic botanicals are used.

    Divine bathing bars are rich in natural glycerine due to the cold process method. They are 100% biodegradable, and contain no harmful chemicals, detergents, preservatives or animal fillers. The result is a wonderfully scented, smooth and creamy bathing bar with lots of lather for an uplifting experience! 

    Well, I have always been self proclaimed nature and organic lover and strongly believe that  skin should always be treated to ingredients which are close to nature itself. I always prefer organic and natural products over the expensive drugstore concoctions. Beaute Naturelle offers so many skincare products which are manufactured with minimal processing of natural ingredients to preserve their goodness. 

    This was about their products. Let me just tell you a bit more about their website and other stuff. 

    There are so many fun features on Beaute Naturelle's website like "My Favorites" (the little heart under a product thumbnail that turns red when you click-automatically adds that product to your list of Faves) and "My Wishlist" (you can tag items you'd luv to buy someday/receive as gifts), "Email to a friend" (where you can directly mail a product page with a thumbnail to someone who you feel might like it)

    Disclaimer - Images and Information sourced from Beaute Naturelle