As promised this is the first of my reviews about male specific products, designed for male skin. Male skin tends to have a higher oil content and can be prone to sensitivity, as most of us shave on a daily basis. This range offers fuss free solutions, in attractive packaging with premium naturally active products that don’t break the bank.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish – This is most awarded cleanser in the beauty industry and it easy to see why, the product comes in a pump dispenser tube, which allows you to apply the correct amount to the skin every time. I use one pump on a morning and sometimes two on an evening to take off my SPF cream and make up.
You apply this cleanser to dry skin and massage all over the facial area, then you use the muslin cloth which has been soaked in warm water, gently buffing off the cleanser, dirt and grime, The muslin cloth gives the skin slight exfoliation action. After using this cleanser my skin feels instantly smoother, brighter and glows with a new radiance.
This cleanser is suitable for all skin types and contains naturally active ingredients of Rosemary, Chamomile and Eucalyptus in a Cocoa Butter base, which feels heavenly, so luxurious and the aroma of refreshing vapours, awaken your skin.
This product retails at £14.00 and is available from the Liz Earle Website. Also available on QVCUK as a duo with either the Face and Body Wash Item 226079 at £26.76 or with the After Shaving Moisturiser, Item 225141 at £33.00.
Liz Earle Sensitive Shave Cream – I’ve been shaving for too many years to remember, I usually use a shaving gel or foam as past results when using a shave cream haven’t been that successful. However the Liz Earle Sensitive Shave cream offers a close, clean, smooth shave, with naturally active ingredients like shave grass, clary sage and eucalyptus, which combine to provide a formula that glides over the skin.
The use of Lavender in this shave cream helps to balance the skin, calming at the same time to reduce any razor burn, suitable for even the most sensitive of skins. The fragrance of the active ingredients, provide an uplifting experience which helps wake me up on a morning and making a task like shaving a joy.
I squeeze a small amount of the Sensitive Shave Cream into my hands, add a little water to create a gentle natural foaming lather, which I then apply to the face. I find by leaving the lather to sit on the skin for a few moments, it helps to penetrate the hair growth allowing for an even closer shave.
A top tip is to either do this whilst in the bath or having ran your bath, there will be water vapours in the air to help open up the pores on the skin surface, making it easier to remove the unwanted hair.
This Sensitive Shave Cream retails at £12.75 for a 100ml size, available from the Liz Earle website, this offers great value for money as I shave every other day and can see this lasting me a good two or three months.
Liz Earle After Shaving Moisturiser – This product is a light, easily absorbed, daily moisturiser which is perfect for all skin types, power packed with naturally active ingredients of Borage Oil, Natural Source Vitamin E and Self Heal extracts.
The Cedarwood extract is fast becoming one of my favourite natural fragrances in skincare, its a lovely woody, manly scent and wish it was included in more products. This moisturiser gives hydration to the skin, whilst leaving a matte effect which is perfect to as a base to use BB or CC creams.
This product retails at £20.25 for a 50ml size, available from the Liz Earle website, which is incredible value for money. This product should last you around three months of daily moisturising, working out to £1.68 a week for such a high quality product.
Liz Earle Face Scrub – This face scrub has a creamy Cocoa Butter base, similar to the Cleanse and Polish with the addition of Jojoba Beads and Pumice to exfoliate the skin, buffing away dead skin cells to reveal healthier-looking, smooth skin, clearing blocked pores and perfect to use before shaving to lift the hairs away from the skin, for a closer shave.
The addition of Eucalyptus in this face scrub gives a refreshing, cooling sensation to the skin, bringing radiance to the skin. This face scrub is powerful on the skin but doesn’t cause any irritation or redness, as so many especially marketed towards men can be so rough on the skin and you need to set aside a time where your not going to be going out, due to the redness on the skin.
This product retails at £15.25 for a 75ml size, available from the Liz Earle website, which is a fantastic size as most scrubs are only 50ml in size, giving you incredible value for money. This product should last you around five months using it twice a week.
Liz Earle Face and Body Wash – Liz Earle body washes contain no sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, using naturally derived foaming agents of Soapbark, coconut and corn. Which is gentle enough to use on your face and body, leaving the skin feeling clean without drying it out.
Apply to wet skin, work into a lather to envelop the body in a cocktail of essential oils of Patchouli, Bergamot, Vetiver, Tonka Bean and Lavandin. Leaving a delicate layer of gorgeous, manly freshness on the body.
I normally wouldn’t use a product that claims to be both a face and body product, as have found them to be too drying on the face, leaving it dry and tight and rushing for a moisturiser. This Liz Earle Face and Body Wash breaks all those rules and have used this on my face when i need a quick freshen up.
This product retails at £13.00 for a 200ml size, available from the Liz Earle website.
If you like the sound of the Liz Earle Men’s range you can purchase a Try Me kit direct from the Liz Earle website for £18.50, giving you a travel bag with 15ml Cleanse & Polish, 30ml Shave Cream, 15ml After Shaving Moisturiser, 30ml Face and Body Wash and a Muslin Cloth.
The only other product I would recommend to add to this collection of product would be a toner, Liz Earle have a alcohol free, Instant Boost Skin Tonic full of Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Vitamin E. I will hopefully be trying this product soon and will update you on my results with this product.
Have you tried any of the Liz Earle range before?
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I would love to know your stories and experiences.