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.

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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.
Ingredients 

Ingredients
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.

Price

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

6 comments:

The Beautifier said...

Looks like a nice product to try xoxo

Prachi said...

@ Beautifier, Do try this moisturiser. You will love it.

bhumika said...

nice review prachi :)

Prachi said...

@ Bhumika, Thanks.

Neha.. said...

nice review ... it would be great if you could remove the "Italics" , it makes reading a lil difficult

Cheers!

Prachi said...

@ Neha, thanks for the suggestion. Will do it from next post.

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