What It Is:
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser (Combination/Oily)
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Clear skin is truly key in any beauty routine. If your base isn’t good, your makeup can only go so far. Washing your face thoroughly and targeting your skin’s problems is necessary. And quality skin care products are just as important as quality makeup!
Liz Earle is a luxury skincare brand from the UK. I featured the Cleanse and Polish before and have now tested out the 2 additional steps in the routine, toner and moisturiser.
How To Use It:
A toner is designed to thoroughly cleanse your skin and sometimes includes ingredients to target other problems, like acne. A moisturiser helps to seal in moisture (duh) but it also helps to keep your skin looking young.
These particular products have recommended uses for best results. For the tonic, Liz Earle says to “Pour onto a cotton wool pad and sweep over face and neck after using Cleanse & Polish. Alternatively spritz over face and body to revitalise at any time.” I prefer to spritz the toner on instead of swiping it all over my face; I find it a bit irritating on my semi-sensitive skin if it’s rubbed in at all. And for the moisturiser “Massage into face and neck, morning and night, after Instant Boost Skin Tonic.”
CC Rating: B
I was totally impressed with the Cleanse and Polish when I tried it earlier in the year. It cleared my skin up and smelled just wonderful. However, I’m a bit less impressed with the Toner and Moisturiser of this trio. The Toner irritated my skin to no end initially and now that I’ve figured out I can spritz it on, it’s nice, but not amazing. I would consider my skin semi-sensitive, so I can’t imagine that anyone with true sensitive skin could stand it at all.
The Moisturiser is nice and light and an appropriate formulation for people with oily skin. It sinks in quickly and does it’s job, however, my skin doesn’t need much extra moisture and I didn’t see any difference when using the moisturiser. For $31, I’m not sure it’s really unique or worth the splurge.
Overall, I’d recommend picking up the Cleanse and Polish and the Instant Boost Skin Tonic. They are nice, natural products that do a good job of cleansing and rejuvenating the skin!
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