I've been away quite a few times in the last couple of weeks. At times like this, I get lazy with skincare, and my skin punishes me for it! This time I was taking no chances. At the moment, god knows in how many years, my skin is finally in a happy place (I have probably jinxed it now!). I brought out the big guns and took along a favourite skincare range, Liz Earle.
The Liz Earle Essentials Try-Me Kit, £23 is just the perfect thing for travelling as they have the four important things for your skincare – cleanser, toner, moisturiser and mask. There are kits suited for each skin type and comes in a handy little travel pouch. Mine was actually a little different from the link, as I didn’t have the eye makeup remover and had a face mask in my kit instead.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, 30ml
Good old C&P! My skin loves this, so I knew it wouldn’t react badly to it. I have previously reviewed this (here) in comparison with another similar cleanser, but don’t think many can compare to the LE C&P. Great thing about this kit is that, it also comes with a muslin cloth. So you’re completely set!
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, 50ml
I have never used the tonic before, so was intrigued. It’s a clear liquid and smells nice too. I applied it to a cotton pad and swiped it over my cleansed face and neck. I found this to be really refreshing and cooling, and I liked that it seemed to make my skin feel really fresh and ‘clean’. It’s hard to describe, but I really enjoyed using this tonic, may have to repurchase a full bottle!
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser, 15ml
This is probably the only thing in the kit that I didn’t ‘love’. The consistency was a little thick for my liking (although my kit was for oily/combination skin). The fragrance wasn’t as nice as the C&P or the tonic. It moisturised, but that’s it. It’s not bad, just isn’t amazing. Perhaps the other products were too nice and raised my expectation!
Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask™
This mask promises to revitalise dull skin. We all need some of that from time to time. So while I was lounging around in the hot tub (more on that on a later post!); I slathered this all over my face. It has a cream consistency and dries on the skin but not like traditional mud masks; more like a yoghurt setting. It’s easy enough to be removed with a muslin cloth. My skin felt smooth after wards, after a few uses, I could really see some brightening effects on my skin. Really pleased with the mask (because I need more to add to my stash, right?!)
This kit was really impressive as I got to try out four different products, and all of them were good for my skin. It’s good value for money too, as the products last a while. I’ve been away for over a week, and I still have a lot of products left. I’ll be saving these for my next trip.
What’s your go-to skincare when away from home? Have you tried any of the mentioned Liz Earle products? Leave a comment below or tweet me @aspiring_london!