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-Liz Earle

Liz Earle Natural Finish Pressed Powder 02 Sheer Ivory 1

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Founded in the UK in 1995, Liz Earle has been a well-established skincare brand for years. Many of its skincare products that I have come across are antioxidant-rich and without the irritating alcohol or fragrant plant oils. In recent years, the brand has branched out into fragrance, haircare, and makeup. In 2011, I reviewed Sheer Skin Tint SPF15, which is one of the first products in the brand’s makeup range. Today I am reviewing Natural Finish Pressed Powder in 02 Sheer Ivory and Healthy Glow Powder Blushes in 02 Blossom and 06 Nectar.

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Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 01 Bare 1

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With the launch of Botanical Essence No.1 and the haircare range, Liz Earle has been branching out from skincare and bodycare. Now, the new Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 marks the beginning of Liz Earle’s new Colour range.

Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 is marketed as a foundation, not a tinted moisturizer. The insert that comes with the product suggests the cleanse-tone-moisturize routine before the use of this product. Based on that, it also stresses that makeup with SPF benefits “should never be used as a replacement for sunscreens”, which in itself is a correct statement.

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Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser 1

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Last December, I reviewed Liz Earle‘s Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry/Sensitive. With antioxidants, an anti-irritant, and a cell-communicating agent, it is certainly one of the better formulated moisturizers I have featured on my blog. Today I will be highlighting Liz Earle’s Superskin Moisturiser and I will be comparing the two.

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Liz Earle Botanical Essence No 1 1

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Botanical Essence No. 1 is Liz Earle‘s first fragrance, as this fresh scent marks a departure from the brand’s root in skincare and bodycare products.

In most cases with fragrances, we are not able to tell which fragrant oils are used in the products from their ingredient lists. (It is usually only “parfum” that is listed as the main fragrance element, along with some minor scenting agents.) But, with Botanical Essence No. 1, besides parfum, numerous plant oils are listed and they give a clear indication to the components of the overall scent.

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Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic 1

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When it comes to cleansing and toning, Liz Earle‘s product recommendations are very straightforward. The brand only features one cleanser, Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, and one toner, Instant Boost Skin Tonic. Today I am highlighting the toner.

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Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry Sensitive 1

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Earlier this year, I reviewed Liz Earle‘s Superbalm. In the next few weeks, I will review a few of the other products from the brand. Today I am focusing on Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry/Sensitive.

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Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare, founded in 1995 by Liz Earle and Kim Buckland, is recognized as one of UK’s leading skincare brands. The brand’s emphasis is on botanical ingredients and essential oils, and the products do not contain mineral oil. Today I am featuring Liz Earle’s Superbalm.

Superbalm is marketed as an emergency moisturizer that can be used anywhere, particularly on the lips, nails and cuticles, and elbows. The product has a solid balm consistency. However, occasionally, I have come across testers in department stores with a thick oily-cream consistency. This could possibly be due to the warm shelf lighting.

Some of the product’s main moisturizing ingredients are hazelnut oil, shea butter, rosehip seed oil, beeswax, avocado oil, neroli oil, lavender oil, and camomile oil. Rosehip oil has antioxidant properties, but neroli oil and lavender oil can be skin irritants for some people.

The product doesn’t appeal to me as a lip balm. Even though I don’t dislike the scent of the product, it is too strong for me on the lips. Also, I don’t find it as soothing as some of the other lip products I have used. But it works relatively well for me as a nail and cuticle moisturizer, as it is moisturizing without being greasy.

The product does not contain parabens.

If you are interested in trying the product, I would suggest making sure you like its herbal-medicinal scent (which does linger particularly if you use it as a lip balm) and making sure you are not sensitive to any of the fragrant essential oils in this product.

(The product featured in this article is provided by Liz Earle.)

Related posts:

Rose & Co. Apothecary Rose Petal Salve
(still my favorite lip balm)

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
(great for nails and cuticles)

My Beauty Weakness: Cute Cuticle Oils

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