GOODBYE GRIME - HELLO FRESH FACE!
YOUR FACE WILL LOVE YOU WITH LIZ EARLE
BY SARA DARLING
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be taking more consideration to what we are putting in and on our bodies at the moment, with wellness being a hot topic.
We’ve been told that organic food is better for our bodies, so it follows that it will benefit our beauty routine too. Fortunately there are plenty of natural skincare brands out there.
I recently revisited Liz Earle, who has been around since the nineties, but with new brands popping up all the time, hasn’t been on my radar for ages! However, her faithful fans have stuck with the products through thick and thin, and her products are the failsafe of many a makeup artist on photoshoots.
With the weather as it is, my skin is in very much need of some TLC, so the Overnight Restore Routine seemed like it would tick my skin need boxes. Coming in handy size bathroom range, the limited edition range consists of a unique Cica Restore Skin Paste, a cleanser, two of the classic cotton washcloths, and a bottle of skin tonic.
The natural, botanical products are unscented and designed to be used daily for an instant boost. With a plant-based cleanser to remove the daily grime, the hot cloth adds a spa touch in steaming the naturally active ingredients- eucalyptus and cocoa butter to dislodge dead skin cells and melt everyday grime, revealing your face but somehow a little bit younger- and a brighter, clearer complexion.
I haven’t actually been wearing much makeup during lockdown- thanks to Zoom meets, but it doesn’t mean that my face hasn’t attracted some everyday grime. My normal routine is the occasional face pack for a deep cleanse, and moisturising twice a day, so I thought now is the perfect time to go back to basics and give my skin some TLC. The Liz Earle hot cloth is an iconic, daily deep cleansing routine, and is a great indicator of the amount of residue, dirt and excess oils that your skin actually harbours every day- which quite frankly, is a lot!
My mum (being old school) is a huge advocate of a daily CTM (cleanse, tone, moisturise), and has remarkable skin, so after many years of nagging, I finally took her advice and got stuck into an evening routine. After seven days straight of using the Overnight Restore products on my face and neck, it was remarkable how grubby my cloths were getting- my face collected so much grime every day, which I had not realised before!
This was actually quite encouraging, and seeing all the gunk that you remove is a big bonus. It is more of a faff as you have to stand by the sink for, oooh a few minutes to ensure the cloth is soaked hot, but that's when you massage in the cleanser. Give your face the once over to remove the melted grime and the cleanser, paying special attention to any creases, and splash with cold water. Follow by the Instant Boost skin tonic to close the pores and bingo- my skin feels instantly more fresh and tight.
The night time routine comes with a lovely scented Cica Restore Skin Paste, which was a thick moisturiser to finish off your routine, however, I am not used to sleeping in anything heavy, so thought I would keep it for a twice a week treat. Packed with powerful, skin-enhancing ingredients to restore the skin’s balance and reverse any signs of ageing, the paste adds a protective layer which penetrates skin all night and should be rinsed off in the morning- resulting in nourished skin that lasts 48 hours.
The new me feels fresher and more sparklyl! Not only does my skin feel more hydrated, brightened and nourished; I may not be able to get to the spa for a facial any time soon, but this is a definite at home boost.
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