Since the time I started getting serious about my skin and skincare, the first few brands that I was more intrigued to try after hearing great things about it was Liz Earle, and that is like 5 years back. The products were available only in the UK and I was waiting to get my hands on this on my next visit their but then all the products I am using and testing, I was not able to try these. Finally, I had the chance to try and test these for last few months and finally going to share them with you. Liz Earle Beauty Co. was founded on the tranquil shores of the UK’s Isle of Wight which has launched exclusively in the US at QVC and qvc.com. The products are inspired by nature, using some of the finest quality botanical ingredients, Liz Earle offers a range of award-winning skincare that really works for all ages and skin types.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is the hero product of the brand, one sells every 15 seconds around the globe. Cleanse & Polish is a rich cream that instantly removes daily grime, pollutants, and makeup, even stubborn mascara while the pure cotton cloth that comes complimentary with it, gently exfoliates without stripping skin, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal a healthy-looking glow. The ingredients of Cleanse & Polish are the carefully chosen blend of botanical ingredients designed to optimize skin condition, including cocoa butter to soften, smooth, and moisturize, and rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus to tone, smooth, and purify.
I massage Cleanse & Polish onto dry skin over my face and neck, finishing over my eye area. Then I rinse the pure cotton cloth in warm water and wring out before gently polishing off the cream. Then I splash normal cool water on my face. I have been really loving this cleansing ritual, all makeup and the day’s grime just melts away and the hot cloth on the face feels so relaxing. The aroma of the product is herbal and really uplifts the senses. My skin feels clean and toned, ready for the next step.
Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator
Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator is a creamy exfoliator that gently buffs away dead skin cells and impurities to reveal smoother, more radiant skin. It is ideal for the dull, congested or flaky skin. The tiny biodegradable jojoba wax beads gently buff away surface debris. The smoothing benefits of Gentle Face Exfoliator come from a unique blend of botanical ingredients, selected for their skin refining properties, including purifying eucalyptus, skin softening cocoa butter, and gently exfoliating jojoba wax beads.
I apply two pumps of this exfoliator after cleansing and lightly massage onto the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. The beads are really soft in texture, not like the generic hard beads in an exfoliator. With gentle fingertip pressure and gentle friction of the beads, the dead skin cells slough away. Then I rinse off with warm water and pat dry, then I move onto my serum and moisturizer. This is a nice addition to my exfoliators and I have already used it twice every week for last few months. It helps my pores clear and helps in no blocked pores. It is gentle on my combination skin and I do feel the beads are very smooth and does not give that scratchy kind of feeling when using it, the skin feels smooth and clear.
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer is the third step in my skincare routine. Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer hydrates, smoothes and softens while plumping and balancing skin. It is rich in naturally active ingredients and is formulated with a nourishing blend of natural plant extracts, including GLA-rich British borage and avocado oils to moisturize, and echinacea and natural source vitamin E to condition the skin. The formula is lightweight and silky, suitable for normal and combination skin types. It is a nice moisturizer and makes my skin moisturized without giving that oily feel and residue. It does works perfectly on my combination acne prone skin. The formula sinks into the skin in no time and gives a beautiful glow.
Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask
Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask is a concentrated clay and botanical mask to refresh and rebalance oily, blemish-prone skin, leaving it calmed and deeply cleansed. Deep Cleansing Mask has been formulated with a special blend of botanical ingredients, including purifying green clay and soothing manuka honey, propolis and aloe vera, plus the uplifting fragrance of rose-scented geranium. I apply it on clean, dry skin after cleansing, leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then remove it with the thoroughly rinsed sponge which is included with the mask. It does work pretty well as a spot treatment for the blemishes and the problem areas. This has become a regular mask in the rotation when I need deep cleansing and feel some congestion or breakouts are going to appear.
Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate for Night
Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate for Night is a rich, aromatic concentrate for the face, neck, and decollete. The ingredients include softening argan oil and rosehip oils, and the soothing scent of neroli, lavender, and chamomile essential oils. With all the ingredients, it smells amazing. This concentrate works great on the nights my skin needs some massage, I take a pump of it in my palms and breathe in the aroma, massage into the skin in an upward and outward motion using firm pressure. With the fingertips, I gently smooth in an outward circular direction along the cheekbones to above the eyebrows. Then I finish by gently sweeping my hands up the neck and down over the decollete. As I have combination skin, I take one and a half pump of it and feel it is enough for me. I feel my skin is plump, bright, and smooth in the morning when I do my massage ritual on the night before. It is a great choice to treat the skin.
With a beautiful range of products and something for every skin type, I am happy to share them along with my thoughts on these. I highly recommend you to check this line. This is one of my posts from the series of skincare posts dedicating to the brands I am loving and been testing since last few months. Liz Earle Beauty is launched exclusively in the US at QVC and qvc.com.
When it comes to trying and testing a new foundation, they make me the most excited. With every new foundation, there is new hope of looking for the best version of yourself, that flawless natural canvas that will make you feel beautiful inside out. I am a long time fan of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 reviewed here which I was so sure and still so positive as one of the best foundation I have tried. It is still my go-to for the special occasions. This spring 2018, La Prairie launches its first ever liquid compact foundation called La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation.
‘Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen (CAD $255) is the first compact foundation infused with Caviar Water for complexion perfection. A fluid emulsion encapsulated in a cutting-edge application system, it is the art of foundation – as only La Prairie can conceive it. With perfectly matched shades, Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen is the perfect light-coverage foundation on its own or an ingenious on-the-go complement to Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15.’
The packaging of the Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is portable, spill-proof liquid compact foundation designed to achieve complexion perfection. The color-true formula provides long-lasting wear, natural-looking, semi-matte finish. The foundation is infused with caviar water to support skin firmness and hydration. SPF 25 in the foundation protects skin from both UVA and UVB rays. The packaging is air-sealed state of the art packaging with a compact with a refill. Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is available in 8 shades and is a great foundation to be your partner while on the go.
I am so much impressed with this foundation that it is a hard time choosing between Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation and Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15. The texture of the foundation is smooth and creamy, the coverage is light to medium and very easily buildable. The foundation blends into the skin seamlessly. The finish is very natural, semi-matte which for me is perfect for a natural glowy face. The staying power is great, stays on well for whole day and the best thing is the compact is portable and can be used to re-touch anywhere. The foundation is hydrating and does not emphasize my dry areas or the problem areas. I have not seen any breakouts or irritation from this new launch. Another good thing is the foundation comes with a refill inside the box, so just to mention again there are two refills in total, one already in the compact and one more inside the packaging. The shade I have swatched is the Satin Nude N-30 which is a medium deep-neutral for my medium skin tone on the golden side.
I am a fan of the natural look and finish where I do look like a better version of me and not another person, as you might have seen my Instagram feed and Instagram stories, I prefer natural finish and glow is always my thing. This foundation, for me, passes all the requirements I have from a great foundation and I am really looking forward to more trips and travel with this compact apart from my regular use. To use this, I press the cushion and then tap few dots on the face and blend with either my fingers or a brush but usually my fingers as I do not want to waste even a little of this amazing product. Otherwise, if you are comfortable you can use the puff that comes with it.
I highly recommend you to check Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation. La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, in Canada. It is available at La Prairie official website, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, if you are in the USA.
Skincare has been my priority since last five years and I am glad I have been getting more and more serious with time while at the same time. I am getting to know my skin better. At one time, I am testing a number of products and I have so many amazing new finds to share with you guys, expect a regular series of posts on skincare products I have been testing since last few months. I usually share about skincare products when I feel I am ready, I do not rush when it comes to skincare, because one thing might work for me and same could not work for another skin type. Being in my 30s, I feel more importance of skincare and skincare products that I am using on mine skin. Aging is a natural process, the only thing I can do for myself is to maintain what I have so that it is the better version of what I could have been at any age. Today, I am sharing few products from Fresh Beauty which I have been enjoying. I have used the Fresh Sugar Lip treatments reviewed here and also the Fresh hand creams are my favorite.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is an extra-gentle gel cleanser for all skin types that instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup. Soy Face Cleanser for all skin types is an extra-gentle gel cleanser that instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup-even mascara-without stripping the skin of essential moisture. The multi-tasking formula also works to tone, soothe, and soften the skin for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion. The key ingredients include Amino Acid rich soy proteins to help maintain elasticity and healthy skin, Rosewater for its calming and balancing properties, Calming cucumber extract aids in soothing the skin, Borage seed oil helps to nourish.
The first thing I noticed about this cleanser is how gentle it is and another great thing is it can be used on the gentle eye area. Many of the cleansers out there are either advised to be used anywhere but not around the gentle eye area or some might sting or irritate the eye area. This cleanser has become a skincare staple for me, it is so gentle on my eye area as well as works perfectly to clean the face without stripping it. The cleanser is gel-like, so lightweight, very easy to use and gently washes away with water. I am really impressed, no doubt why this cleanser is sold one every minute around the world. There is a limited edition version which is double the size of the full-sized version, perfect to stock up on your favorite and if you are new to the brand and the cleanser, there is the smallest size version which is good enough to use for few weeks. I am definitely a fan of this cleanser and highly recommend.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is a gentle formula that softens the skin and refines the appearance of pores for a healthy-looking complexion. Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner softens the skin and refines the appearance of pores for a healthy-looking complexion. Infused with real rose petals, the gentle formula cleanses the skin, helping to clear it of surface debris, pollution particles, and residual impurities, while leaving it feeling refreshed and prepped to receive the full benefits of the skincare ritual to follow. The key ingredients include: Rose fruit extract is known for its toning properties, Rosewater helps to soothe and rose flower oil helps to nourish, Angelica leaf extract is known to help retain moisture, the Hyaluronic acid helps attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness.
This is such a beautiful product, everything from the packaging, smell, and results are all fresh and healthy skin. The rose petals inside the bottle make it look even more amazing. I have been using this toner after cleansing my face, I prefer using it with a cotton pad and it is so soothing for my skin, makes the skin calm and healthy. It has worked even well on the days my skin is irritated. With Indian background, I have used rose in various ways, like rose water, rose in the desserts, like all the benefits of rose and then having it all inside and outside. For my combination skin, I first thought the deep hydration will be too much, so I started using it once a day instead of twice. It does not irritate my skin and I experienced no breakouts. My skin feels soft and clear. The smell is heavenly and I notice my pore size looks better. It is a great toner which I am going to use this summer once a day and definitely twice a day during season change and in winters.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream is a lightweight formula that uses time-release technology to deliver intense 24-hour moisture. Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream delivers intense 24-hour moisture* for normal to dry skin. The lightweight formula uses time-release technology to encourage ideal hydration levels by attracting and sealing in moisture throughout the day. The key ingredients include: Hydropatches form a protective moisturizing veil to help attract and retain moisture, Angelica leaf extract is known to help retain moisture, An advanced combination of hyaluronic acids helps attract and increase moisture for deep hydration, Rosewater helps to soothe and rose flower oil helps to nourish, Plum seed oil helps to hydrate and maintain a healthy-looking complexion.
With some amazing ingredients and composition, this is a beautiful moisturizer for use all around the year. In summers, it is helping my dehydrated skin and in winters, it is going to be a staple for the harsh weather. I am so glad to have explored this skincare line. I am really liking this moisturizer, it is rich but not that heavy to cause me breakouts or irritate my combination skin. I use this mostly on the nights when I need more hydration and repair from the daily environmental and external aggressors.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion is described as a lightweight formula that instantly illuminates the complexion while delivering 24-hour moisture for a radiant, youthful glow. Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion with Super 7 Complex is a lightweight daily formula that instantly illuminates the complexion while delivering 24-hour moisture for a radiant, youthful glow. The fast-absorbing lotion is formulated with Fresh’s Super 7 Complex, specifically designed to minimize and prevent visible signs of aging, deliver intense hydration, and boost radiance, as well as star fruit extract, which helps preserve and protect the skin from accelerated signs of aging caused by free radicals.
The Super 7 Complex is a hydrating and radiance-boosting blend* of 7 super-charged ingredients that promote a youthful-looking complexion: 1. Lotus flower extract, sourced from Laos, defends against wrinkle-causing free radicals, Blue-green algae helps to visibly minimize early signs of aging, Hibiscus fruit extract boosts hydration, Fig fruit extract helps to preserve ideal moisture levels, Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin E helps soften the skin, Vegetable glycerol attracts water and seals in moisture.
This is a very lightweight lotion, I use it after cleansing and then follow with my moisturizer. It provides a hydration as well as radiance to the skin. The skin looks supple and smoother. The texture is very lightweight and sinks into the skin right away. It can be used on its own or can be followed by a moisturizer, I really like it in this hot weather as a moisturizer and then just follow with my suncare. It has been a nice base for the makeup too. I had my mom use it for few days and I could totally notice the difference in her 55+ skin. This is definitely a keeper if you are looking for anti-aging, or radiant, youthful skin.
Overall, an amazing product range and there is something for all skin types, I highly recommend you to check this skincare line and brand. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion are available at Sephora.ca, Nordstrom if you are in Canada, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Fresh.com if you are in the USA.
Someone with dry lips, I am always looking for something that gives hydration to my lips as well as also gives color or tint which looks natural and beautiful. Sisley Paris has launched Phyto-Lip Delight Collection which has a light, sensorial texture that subtly enhances the beauty of the lips with a sheer, luminous color. The formula is gel-like which melts into an oil upon contact with lips and provides a shiny, reparative and delicately tinted sheen. Phyto Lip Delight is a beautifying balm that provides all lips, even the most sensitive one – with softness and hydration upon use.
The formula os Phyto Lip Delight is a combination os beneficial, protective, and reparative active ingredients which replenish lips with nourishment, repair, protection making them appear visibly plumped. The formula features Gelled Oil that procures long-lasting comfort and an incredible feel. There is a combination of emollient esters which provide softness and well-being. The light infusing agents create a healthy glow and naturally glossy effect.
The key ingredients in Phyto Lip Delight include:
Shea Oil to smooth, repair, and hydrate
Padina Pavonica Extract to plump and moisturize
Jojoba Oil to soften
Plum Oil to provide suppleness and comfort
Vitamin E Derivative to protect
There are three subtle delicate pastel shades available in the Phyto Lip Delight Collection:
1 #Pretty – a tender rose for a baby doll look
2 #Sweet – a delicate coral for a dazzling look
3 #Cool – a nude beige for a casual look
The packaging of the Phyto Lip Delight is so beautiful and luxurious. The applicator is one of the best I have used, the applicator tip dispenses the perfect amount of balm to infuse the lips with the silky, oily texture that massages during application. It can be worn alone for a naturally luminous smile or can be layered on the top of lipstick to add shine and comfort while reinforcing the color.
I have been using the Phyto-Lip Delight regularly since last few weeks and it is one of the most amazing lip formulas I have tried, the texture is gel-like balmy and it literally melts once applied to the lips. It does not look overly shiny or oily but is perfect to give a luminous look which looks very beautiful. My lips which are dry and do peel time to time when I am not caring for them enough, I am seriously in love with these new launches. They are perfect for applying anytime and I do carry one in my handbag, they give a subtle luminosity and a slight hint which is what I prefer on most of the days at work and even it is perfect as an overnight lip treatment. My lips are soft, feel nourished, and appear plump since I am using these. Even after the product has worn off, my lips do feel hydrated. It stays on well even when I apply it as a topper on another lip product, stays on well and keeps the lipstick stay longer and look shiny. It is hard to choose a favorite, I have been using the #3 cool as a topper on my lipsticks and #1 and #2 give a beautiful subtle hint of color on the lips and even over a lipstick to give shine and radiant color.
Another favorite from Sisley Paris these days is the new Hydra Global Serum which I have been loving since last two months, my skin is dehydrated time to time, I have linked it here for your reference.
The newest launch from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris is all about freshness called the Aqua Celestia Forte. I do love the Aqua Celestia which was launched last year and is in the rotation too. In 2011, when he dreamed up the forte version of Aqua Universalis – an iconic fragrance in his eponymous house – Francis Kurkdjian added a new word to the language of perfumery. He also conferred unprecedented intensity to the eau de Cologne’s spirit: a fresh, modern sillage, bursting with radiance and ensuring long-lasting hold. After Aqua Universalis and Aqua Vitae, Aqua Celestia, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s third ultra-fresh eau de toilette created in 2017, is
now being unveiled as an eau de parfum.
Aqua Celestia forte, a fragrance which is heavenly fresh. Gazing at the horizon in an ambiance of absolute serenity, you notice a dazzling space between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea. It widens to allow a sparkling sun to burst forth, featuring accents of petitgrain and jasmine. In the top notes, petitgrain bigarade from Italy, at once sweet and bitter, adds a sparkle to the fruity, sunny facets of Aqua Celestia brought by lime from Mexico and Mitcham mint. Middle notes of blackcurrant bud absolute from Burgundy and mimosa absolute from Provence are enhanced by a delicate touch of jasmine absolute from Egypt. In the base notes, a musky accord crowns and envelopes this fragrant tableau. Aqua Celestia forte embodies the radiance of a fresh, citrusy fragrance.
Olfactive family: musky, floral, citrus
Lime from Mexico – Cool Mint from England – Petitgrain Bigarade from Italy – Blackcurrant bud from Burgundy – Mimosa absolute from Provence – Jasmine absolute from Egypt – Musky accord
To lend a deeper visual meaning to his creation, Francis Kurkdjian sought a special decor for the box and the bottle label. In a serene setting where body and mind are one, a sun is visible amid silver reflections.
For me, this is an absolutely beautiful scent, something that is going to be my go-to and is already a favorite for summer. To me, the mint note in the opening is very prominent, means it exudes a refreshing and cooler feel right away. The mint citrusy mix in such a delightful way. Another thing I have noticed is that on my skin, it seems to last longer before transitioning to the next note which is floral. The floral is beautiful too in a different way, not a common floral but a slight twist which is still keeping me thinking what exactly On my skin, it lasted for over a day, I mean I could smell this even in the morning on my wrists when sniffed closely. This is a perfect scent for any time of the day. I am really into good floral musks and what could be better than a hint of citrus for the summer.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Celestia Forte is available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.