Thursday, 4 December 2014

Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser/ Candle

Liz Earle

I have a double hit of products this time, both from a brand that I used many times in the past, although the most loved and famous product from the brand has never worked for me. 
Here I go again with Liz Earle, this time the Rosemary and Eucalyptus scented candle and the Superskin Moisturiser with Neroli. 
Although the much acclaimed Cleanse & Polish was never a product I rated, everything else I have used has always worked so well and made a huge difference to my skin. 

I'm a sucker for a candle, my bedroom at my parents home festooned with them and even setting fire to my own hair didn't dampen my candle love. 
I have always loved very strong fragrances and the same applies to candles, which is fine in a large room, but when I was thinking of making our office smell nice, I knew my migraine prone head wouldn't cope with anything too heavily scented. 

Rosemary and Eucalyptus just brings thoughts of soft wafting, relaxation inducing fragrances. It is a substantial 200g candle, with packaging that you know and plan it's use after it has burnt it's last.  A glorious Duck Egg, leaning to green tone jar (it will be perfect for flowers, makeup brushes, cotton wool etc). This blend of beeswax and soy wax with the added essential oils really give a blast of fresh yet warm fragrance. This is not as light as I had expected and certainly there is a lingering peppery note that infuses the whole room.  
The fragrance certainly lingers after it is snuffed out and the strength of the spicy warm notes drift around the house.  With 40 hours burning time, it is going give many hours of fragrant pleasure. 
It is a relaxing candle, the gentleness of the rosemary and eucalyptus is soothing but when burning for a time the spicy warmth does suffocate the gentler fragrance and this change alters the soothing aspect of the candle, I found it quite strong and overpowering after a long time of burning. 

Time to talk skin care and this was developed for dry / mature skin, not that they go hand in hand, no matter what companies say. I am in my mid forties and my skin is as oily/combination as ever.  However my skin loves a rich cream in the colder months and this appeared ideal, packed with antioxidants and collagen boosting ingredients, I had to give it a try. 
Super rich but not in scary thick consistency that takes hours to work into the skin, this melts onto the face and smells divine, I adore neroli. This gave my skin a vibrancy and smoothness, makeup works beautifully over this and I even risked not using my Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster just to see if there were any changes and my skin coped admirably, totally hydrated and bright. 

I adore this cream, totally love it and I would even say this could be a super dupe for the vastly expensive Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Replenishing Comfort Cream.
I will have no hesitation in purchasing this cream again, it is "That" good. 

One thing of note is the care taken to send you each item beautifully wrapped and stickered has disappeared, not horrendously packaged but not like the old days (yes, I am that old), and many would say the formulations and maybe even one day the country the products are developed and made in will also change under the Avon helm, who bought the company out in 2010. 
I am rarely interested in the mechanics of a brand, it happens all the time, companies are bought out and changes are made. When I worked for Yves Saint Laurent, it was a Gucci company and then L'Oreal took over, changes were made, products remained luxurious but there are always problems. As long as the products work and show results I am happy. 


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