12 Aug 2010

Lauren's Mum reviews - The Liz Earle Superskin Range

Lauren very kindly let me test the Superskin goodies she'd recieved from Liz Earle. As a long-standing Liz Earle customer, I suppose I am a bit biased. Bit of a background on my skin - I have very dry, sensitive skin and find it difficult at times to find skincare products which don't leave me with allergy rashes or itchy skin.

I have used the Superskin moisturiser every night, it has a lovely soft texture, like marshmallows and doesn't feel at all heavy or cloying. You wake up and your skin feels lovely and soft. I suppose the only down side is that it doesn't have a fragrance. It might be a little too strong for younger skin but is perfect for very dry or older skin like mine.

I do find the price rather high, and tend to have this as a Christmas or birthday treat, as it would feel rather indulgent to buy it. Having said that, I rave about it so much, my husband tells me just to get on and buy it! I suppose compared to other high-end ranges like Clarins however, it is very good value for money.

Even with my dry skin however, I would find it a little too moisturising for monrning use underneath foundation, so I use the normal Liz Earle moisturiser for dry skin then.

A 50ml jar is £32.50 from here

The Superskin concentrate
I already owned the rollerball version of this, and to be honest wasn't all that impressed. I just couldn't bring myself to pay out the £37 for the full size, so made do with the rollerball. But goodness what a difference! The pump allows you to put on a measured amount, but when you put on the rollerball it's not the same. I've been using it now for 2 weeks, and have recieved numerous compliments about my skin. Which considering I've been using Liz Earle for a couple of years is amazing!

Again, this is probably a little too moisturising for young skin but dispite the cost, this is probably the one SuperSkin item I will continue to buy.

The rollerball version is £18, and the larger pump is £37. Both available from here  

The superskin body cream
I've been using the Nourishing Botanical Body Cream from Liz Earle for some time, so was pleased to have a chance to try out the Superskin version. At almost twice the price, I was expecting it to be twice as good, but to be honest, despite a slightly nicer fragrance I don't think the results so far have been much different to the normal Liz Earle counterpart. Both body creams are thick but do sink in quite quickly leaving the skin feeling soft and moisturised all day. Again, I have older, drier skin than Lauren so I'm not sure if this would be a little too strong for younger skins. Lauren, I know, also doesn't really like the fragrance of either one.

The moisturiser is £27.50 from here


None of the Superskin range affected my very sensitive skin, and overall, of all the products I tried in the Superskin range, my favourite was the Superskin concentrate. I find this, used at night, combined with the regular Liz Earle moisturiser is enough for my dry skin. From my experience, you don't need both the Superskin concentrate and the Superskin moisturiser, but who knows - in a couple of years perhaps I will!

Finally, I am really looking forwards to the launch of their new shampoo, which I am hoping will be as good as the rest of their range.

Love Debbie (Lauren's Mum) x
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