Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Product Review - Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser

Hi everyone.  I was sent Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser to review a few months ago, but I've delayed reviewing it because I wanted to test it out in the warmer weather as well as how it worked in the depths of winter.  I don't know about you, but I generally tend to change up my moisturisers depending on the time of year, so I wanted to see how this would handle different seasons.

The Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser contains a selection of natural ingredients including borage and avocado oil, echinacea, beta-carotene and natural Vitamin E.

My first impressions of this product were great - it is a thick cream that smells fantastic.  I find it very hard to describe scents, but I will say that it has a light, delicate fragrance that I love!  It is packaged in an attractive and sturdy pot that looks great on my bathroom shelf.  The cream itself is easy to apply, being thick, but also 'slippy'.  A little goes a long way - you really don't need very much for both your face and neck to be fully moisturised.  I found initially that I was using far too much, which meant that it wasn't all being absorbed into my skin.  However, once I had adjusted the amount I was using to a smaller quanitity, it was much more easily absorbed into my skin.

I have found that the Skin Repair Moisturiser is a very good general moisturiser.  It is very mild on my skin and hasn't caused any break-outs.  I found that in the coldest weather it wasn't quite enough for my skin, leaving it feeling slightly tight - I topped it with Clinique Moisture Surge when I was leaving the house.  This isn't a major criticism, as I've only ever found one moisturiser that works well in extreme temperatures.  However, for mild winter conditions, the Skin Repair Moisturiser worked really well, and my skin felt really well moisturised.  I'm also glad that I've tested it in the warmer weather we've been having recently, as I'd usually switch to a slightly lighter moisturiser.  However, I've found that it has been working really well in these conditions, with my makeup staying in place, with no slippage.

One thing that I could criticise the moisturiser for is that it doesn't have any SPF in it.  I'm not usually the greatest fan of SPF in moisturisers, as they can make my skin break-out, so it's not a major issue for me usually.  However, I didn't take it on holiday with me for this reason, as I do wear SPF when the sun is hot.

So all in all, I found this to be a very good general moisturiser, that made my skin feel well-moisturised, and that works for different seasons and temperatures.  OK, so it doesn't have any SPF, or make outlandish claims about anti-ageing, but that's a great product that lasts a long time and I think is good value for money.  I've already purchased a second pot as my first pot is almost finished.  You can purchase a 50ml pot here for £17.60.

Thanks for reading!  xx

DISCLAIMER: This item was provided free of charge for review purposes.  This has not influenced my review in any way - I always express my honest opinion on any product I review.

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