Thursday, 24 September 2009

Let's give Liz Earle a whirl!

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Skincare...if your skin is anything like mine it can cause somewhat of a headache. My skin is pushing me to the migraine stakes!

Back in the Spring I purchased the Liz Earle 'Skin Secrets' book, which is a really interesting and informative read. Every so often I pull it out and have a look at what Liz suggests for various different skincare issues/concerns. If you dig back into my blog post archive you'll find a post about the book somewhere, I'm not going into any more detail here. I'd been interested in trying Liz Earle's skincare products for some time, but wasn't sure how I felt about having to order online and pay a fair bit of money for something that might not work for me. Helpfully, you can purchase a 'Try-Me' kit, which consists of miniature versions of key products, tailored to meet specific skin care needs. I wasn't sure which kit I needed, so I took the online 'Know Your Skin' consultation, which basically asks you a series of questions about your skin type and requirements, then suggests the products that are best suited to meet your needs. It turned out that my skin type (oily/combination) best matched the 'Young Skin Try-Me Kit', which retails for £21.25. In the gorgeous little zip-up kit bag you get:

1 x Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml
1 x Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 30ml
1 x Skin Repair Light 15ml
1 x Spot-On Roll-On 6ml
1 x pure muslin cloth

I've been using the products for approx two weeks now, so this isn't a full review, more of an update I suppose. I'm genuinely enjoying my new skincare regime, and although it takes a little longer of a morning and evening, I'm already seeing some benefits to my skin. I have cut out any other products from my skincare regime, including my beloved No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum (although I *may* start using it again, of a night time), in an attempt to go back to basics, and try to improve the look and feel of my skin. Expect a review soon.

I have to mention how very impressed I am with the customer service at Liz Earle. Not only is the website ridiculously easy to use (not to mention very aesthetically pleasing!) and very informative, the payment process was swift and efficient, with email notification instantly. I placed my order at approx 1pm GMT, and received an email to say my order had been dispatched at approx 5.30pm GMT! Wow, now that is fast! I had chosen the standard delivery option, which stated a waiting time of 5-7 days...I got mine in 2! The items were really well packaged, and I even received a 'with complements' gift! I will most definitely be returning Liz Earle, thank you for a very pleasant experience!