A little while ago, I wrote rather a lengthy post about acne, and how I managed to overcome mine. Out of everything I had tried over the nine years of having acne, there have been two things that have worked, both of which I am still using to this day. I am currently on medication called Oratane (sometimes called Accutane) which is extremely effective, but also causes your skin to become very dry and sensitive in the first few months of use. I've been on this medication for a year now, and my skin is now pretty normal, but I would still describe it as being quite sensitive. Because of this, I need a skincare regime that doesn't turn my face into a big red flaky mess.
Every day and night, I use the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and the Skin Repair Moisturiser for dry/sensitive skin. Sometimes I use the skin tonic but only if I am in a particularly non-lazy mood (which is rare). You'll notice in the photos above that I'm only using a sample sized moisturiser - this is because a) I've used up the full sized jar and b) usually when you order something, you receive some free samples as well, which always makes me a happy camper. In February I received the Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator to use in addition to these products. Here is what it looks like:
As you can see it's quite a creamy consistency, with just the right amount of graininess. The Cleanse & Polish is a similar consistency to this, except without the graininess, and is applied to a dry face and wiped off with a hot cloth. I have found that using the cleanser with the hot cloth is all I need to use (in addition to moisturiser), as it removes every trace of makeup and dirt whilst exfoliating the skin at the same time. I think the Gentle Face Exfoliator would be more suitable for someone with very dry skin that needs extra exfoliation. I do think it is a wonderful smelling, brilliantly packaged product though, and it doesn't turn my face into a big scaly mess, which is always a bonus!
I hope that this was helpful to somebody, and I'd really love to hear if anyone else uses Liz Earle products. I don't want to sound like a broken record, but I really cannot recommend it enough. This is the only skincare range that I have ever used consistently and have continued to buy. Obviously it won't work for some people, but personally I can never see myself using anything else.
I hope you're having a glorious weekend. Bye bye!