I had the pleasure of being invited to the exclusive event held by Liz Earle in their flagship store in Duke of York Square, London.
It was a wonderful and somewhat festive evening (after work) as Liz Earle held the Christmas-themed event which included seasonal skincare hints and tips and expert advice from their brand and beauty ambassador Sarah Carr; not to mention the complimentary manicure, drinks and canapés!
It was a beauty carousel; you tour each section of the store to be educated and to learn more about their products and services – yes services too! Liz Earle (bigger stores only across the UK) has treatment rooms with bespoke facial treatments in private sanctuaries – it is slightly steep on pricing, but hey, Christmas is coming up so you may want to hint it to someone OR purchase gift vouchers for this amazing experience (money well spent!).
While I toured the store with a Belle Amour team member, we met Sarah Carr (Brand and Beauty Ambassador) who gave us product recommendations based on our skin concern whereby my concern were blemishes and pimple prone skin. I admired how I was not forced to purchase Liz Earle products, but was rather an informative educating session.
My initial perception of Liz Earle being a ‘mature skincare brand’ certainly changed; as now to me, is a fragile botanical skincare ‘resuscitator’. :p
However, how can I attend these events and come empty handed? Ummm… well not me! I purchased a few items to trial out to see how my skin reacts and thereafter, Liz Earle kindly gave us goodie bags which was also a treat!
So far, I have trailed out the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser & Instant Boost Skin Tonic. Eager to try out the latter, after work to help remove makeup and residue (which is always the biggest skincare chore); I directly massaged the cleanser on to my entire face – even the eyelids! To my surprise, my eyes did not sting as it was very soft and gentle on my skin. I took this to my advantage to massage a little harsher around my eye area as the bottle says it removed ‘…grime and even stubborn mascara’ – very impressive. However, I DO NOT recommend massaging like a crazy cat to my Dolls who have highly sensitive skin/eye areas.
Once the cleanser was massaged I waited 5mins like a facial mask, prepped the cloth in warm tepid water then washed off the grime. The face felt nice and clean with no trace of makeup residue.
Finally, to finish off the program, with a cotton pad, I swept the facial tonic on face and neck to revitalise and tone the skin and did not bother moisturising as I did not feel the need to.
From my experience, if you are planning on owning any of the Liz Earle range, ensure the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth is your starting point.