Thursday, 4 October 2012

Rachael Reviews - Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask



My mum was a huge fan of Liz Earle and the smell of Cleanse & Polish and Instant Boost Skin Tonic never fails to remind me of her. She used to sit me down and give me a full Liz Earle 'facial' when I was about 15 and I remember one of my friends coming round one day whilst we were mid-facial and saying 'You're so lucky, I wish my mum did that with me!'

I've kept up my love affair with Liz Earle ever since. Nowadays I always have Cleanse & Polish and Instant Boost Skin Tonic in my bathroom, I usually use these at night but prefer a foaming cleanser in the mornings. The moisturisers are a little too rich for my oil-prone skin but I've recommended them to many friends with dry skin who have been instantly converted to the Liz Earle way. The Liz Earle masks and treatments never disappoint.

So when I decided I needed a deep cleansing mask I was instantly drawn to this one. It's had great reviews and wasn't as expensive as many of the others I looked at. Liz Earle products are the perfect price point in my opinion - expensive enough that you know you're treating yourself but not so ridiculous that you stretch yourself to the limit to buy it then daren't use the stuff!

This mask is clay based and is specifically aimed at oily, congested skin. As you would expect from Liz Earle, it contains naturally active ingredients (including green clay to draw out impurities, manuka honey to soothe and rose-scented geranium to tone and balance) Unusually though, you aren't hit by a gorgeous scent when you squeeze the tube! I think this is down to the high concentration of clay, which also makes it dark in colour. It applies smoothly, dries within 10 minutes and doesn't tingle at all - it's not recommended for sensitive skin so I was expecting it to feel a little tingly on application.


The mask comes complete with two small facial sponges which are absolutely perfect for removing it - the exact texture you need to remove a dried clay mask. On removal my skin felt soft, matte and refreshed. I followed up with Instant Boost Skin Tonic and my usual moisturiser. My skin felt smooth, and looked brighter and a couple of days later I had a couple of tiny tell-tale pimples which let me know that the mask had done it's job. This only happened the first time, subsequent uses haven't causes any blemishes

This lovely mask has become part of my regular skincare routine and if you're in the market for a deep cleansing mask I can highly recommend it. You can buy it from lizearle.com

Do you use face masks regularly? Which would you recommend?

12 comments:

  1. I use catastrophe cosmetics by Lush, I try to do it once every couple of weeks. This one sounds really nice, might have to give it a go x

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    1. Never heard of that one, I'll seek it out next time I'm in Lush xx

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  2. Thanks for the very informative review! I'll make sure to try it out :)

    - Gia http://www.lovelyserendipity.com

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  3. i want to go home and do a little spa night haha that sounds perfect right after a thursday work day! and totally unrelated- but i love your blog layout. it's so so cute

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    1. Any night is perfect for a little spa night! Aw thank you so much :-) xx

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  4. I am a big fan of Liz Earle too and her products are part of my daily routine. I love the Instant Boost, it always gives me a glow! I haven't tried the mask but am going to treat myself now thanks to your recommendation. Thanks, Nikki X

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  5. I have tried a couple of Liz earle products and really like them! I am very tempted by this mask now :) My skin is combination and can sometimes feel quite congested! You're blog is amazing :)

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    1. They're gorgeous aren't they? They smell amazing and I love the fact that they're natural. Thank you so much! xx

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  6. I've heard lots of good things about Liz Earle but have never used any of it before, I may give this mask a whirl! xx

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    1. They do little 'try me' kits with sample sizes of popular products too, really handy! xx

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