Birchbox very kindly sent me Liz Earle Beauty Co Cleanse & Polish to review and I have to be honest, only three days in I am absolutely blown away!
My usual cleansing routine usually involves whatever cleanser is on special offer being slapped on while I'm in the shower, probably whilst conditioning my hair and whatever moisturiser came free in a magazine. There's such a wide range of products available for each and every skin type, combination and age that I wouldn't know where to start.
My face often feels tight, with obvious redness around the nose and cheeks and blocked pores. At the age of 35 I still get the occasional breakout, usually on my chin and I had just resigned myself to always having sensitive skin.
The Liz Earle Beauty Co Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser starter kit comes in a handy pouch containing 100ml of naturally active, plant based cleanser, 2 pure muslin cloths and clear instructions.
You first gently massage a small amount onto dry skin over your face & neck, then rinse the muslin cloth in hand-hot water and gently wipe off the cleanser. To finish you splash your face with cool clean water and use a tonic and moisturiser to finish. Despite only containing natural active ingredients (full ingredients list here) the cleanser is powerful enough to remove all make-up, including waterproof mascara.
I used this for the first time after a gym session. While most of my makeup had long disappeared there were still traces of mascara & eye shadow which were quickly removed. My skin felt so soft and supple after that I found myself unconsciously stroking my face when I was watching TV later in the evening! I can completely understand why this range has won over 100 beauty awards including Beauty Insiders Choice Winner 2013 and Company 2012 Beauty Awards.
The following morning my skin still felt great, my redness was already reducing and I noticed that the pores around my nose were less noticeable. I've now been using it every day for three days and even Sion has noticed the difference in my skin appearance. I may even be one of those lucky girls that can get away with a dash of tinted moisturiser and a slick of mascara! For the sake of an extra two or three minutes this is definitely one routine that I will be adding morning and night.
As well as their hugely popular monthly subscription beauty boxes, Birchbox sell an impressive range of cosmetics, skincare & haircare on their website. The Liz Earle Beauty Co Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit is £14.75, Birchbox currently offer free shipping for orders over £10.00 on a number of Liz Earle products.
While I was sent a 100ml Liz Earle Beauty Co Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit for the purposes of this review all thoughts and opinions remain my own. I have not been compensated in any other way for this review.