Products Worth the Hype

Products that I feel are really worth the hype they get in the beauty community

The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask

 

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What is it?

A pale green tea tree face mask with a thick consistency that is suitable for blemished skin. It claims to be a deep cleansing mask that helps fight blemishes and reduce dirt and oil on the skin.

 

The Review:

This mask has a creamy thick consistency and is a pale green colour. It comes in a tub rather than a squeezy tube which can be troublesome as we all know that tubs of products can mean a less hygienic product. Other than the packaging though, this product is lovely.

The smell is fresh, clean and as you would expect, this mask overall, is tea tree scented.

The mask glides on in a smooth layer when applied to the skin and does give a slight cooling and tingling sensation, something that I like as it makes me feel like it’s doing something.

I left it on for about 12 minutes and although I felt it get slightly harder, I still didn’t feel it get uncomfortably tight on my face like many other deep cleansing masks. It was also fairly easy to remove and came away nicely with some warm water and a muslin cloth. I generally find masks easier to remove by using a cloth.

Once I’d finished patting my skin dry I noticed my face looked both cleaner, brighter and oil free. Any redness on recent blemishes was also slightly diminished and after  a few weeks of using this I found my skin was overall less oily.

 

Worth the money?

The mask will set you back £10 and last you a long time. If you have oily or acne prone skin, this product is absolutely worth every penny. Tea tree soothes and cools whilst improving the appearance of and helping to prevent break out.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask is available from their shops or via their online website:

http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/shop-by-range/tea-tree/tea-tree-face-mask.aspx

 

 

Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

Ok, so I will admit I have gone a bit crazy over Liz Earle products but as  full time model, my skin absolutely has to be in good condition and this is one of the many amazing products that I just can’t live without.

What is it?

This is a creamy brightening mask made from all natural ingredients that instantly brightens dull, tired skin.

The Review

On application this is a creamy white mask with a similar consistancy to the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser with a pleasant and by no means overpowering scent. The mask does tingle a bit but I like it because this way I feel like it’s definitely doing something – and boy am I right!

I left it on for 5 minutes and promptly washed it off with a dampened muslin cloth (the kit comes with this) to reveal a beautifully fresh looking new me.

It left my skin soft and fresh faced and definitely gave me a glow. This mask is perfect for perking skin up in the morning or even as a quick ‘skin hangover’ fix after a night out.

Worth the Money?

It’s got to be a yes really hasn’t it?! Just £14.25 will buy you the starter kit which comes with a muslin cloth and a 50ml pump bottle of this amazing stuff.

Obviously though there are various other sizes and also tubes available if you prefer this to a pump. Brilliant!

As with all Liz Earle products, this is available from some department stores or the website : http://uk.lizearle.com/

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

What is it?

This is a cream cleanser made from natural ingredients that promises to gently remove every day grime and make up from the face, including eye make up.

The Product

I ordered this product along with several others on the recommendation of a make up artist I was working with regularly. I had been using a cleansing milk and toner from Lancome and although that genuinely worked for me I needed something that was less expensive and just as effective.

As soon as my package arrived I was already impressed with the information booklet and Product Guide included, as well as this I also received a free 50ml sample of their Instant Boost Skin Tonic (a gentle floral toner) and everything was beautifully packaged in tissue paper.

The starter kit came with 100ml of the cream cleanser and 2 muslin cloths all in a pale blue zip up bag (very handy for storage and travel).

I have to say I expected big things from this cleanser and was not disappointed. I wear a full face of make up (although, a natural look) for work, unless i’m shooting and this includes waterproof mascara as I spend a lot of time on the tube. This cleanser took everything off first time.

The instructions say to cleanse once, pat dry and then cleanse again. I followed these instructions and my face had no trace of make up whatsoever. Not to mention it didn’t irritate my skin or my eyes even when removing my eye make up.

I have been using this product for nearly 4 weeks now and although I have fairly good, even skin anyway, even I can see a difference. I’m only 18 and so occasionally still get minor break outs of spots and these have dramatically reduced in frequency and severity. My complexion is brighter and where I would normally have slight redness in the areas prone to break outs, these have completely disappeared!

 

Worth the money?

Yes! Every single penny. And so is the Skin Boost Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser! (but more on that later).

This is an absolute must have for me now and I love the fact that all the ingredients are natural and responsibly sourced. If you’re nervous about spending £14.25 for the starter kit (100ml product and 2 cloths) then why not purchase the 30ml tube that comes with 1 muslin cloth for only £5.50?

You could even check out their ‘Travel and Try Me’ kits 🙂 go on, I promise you won’t regret it!

The products mentioned can be purchased from Liz Earle’s official website http://uk.lizearle.com/

I Love You Liz Earle

 

The Company

Liz Earle prides itself on using natural ingredients harvested in a sustainable way and never tests on animals. It is also a British company 🙂

My Experience

A make up artist recommended I try Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser as I had mentioned to her that I use Lancome cleansing milk and toner (which is rather expensive).

After having it confirmed that she uses it herself (and had amazing skin!) I ventured on to the website which I found very user friendly and easy to navigate. There is lots of information on which products are best for which skin type and the site is brilliant if you are new to a proper skincare regime and are unsure of which products to go for.

Each product has several different size options in the drop down box to choose from before adding it to your basket. These ranged from a year subscription or multi buy packs to starter kits and tester size versions of each product which I thought was brilliant. 

The first order I placed I thought I may as well try out some other products from the line. The products I ordered are as below:

  • Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter kit at £14.95 which comes with 100ml of cleanser in a plastic bottle with pump and 2 muslin cloths
  • Gentle Face Exfoliator at £13.50 for 70ml
  • Deep Cleansing Mask Starter Kit at £14.00 which comes with 2 sponges

I chose the standard delivery option for £3.00 and my order arrived in about 3 days, far quicker than expected and everything was beautifully packaged in tissue paper with a pale blue sticker instead of tape.

Inside my box was also a Product Guide, a letter welcoming me to membership on the website and a hand signed thank you note for my order, so far I was very impressed!

Even better than this, I was also sent a free 50ml sample of the Instant Boost Skin Tonic (a lovely, gentle floral toner) which was so exciting!

The Products

I was so impressed with the products and service I received that I went ahead and made a second and then a third order … I have gone a little Liz Earle crazy but these are gentle, effective products that really do what they say on the bottle.

FULL REVIEW ON INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS COMING SOON