The iconic and much beloved Liz Earle Cleanse And Polish plus Instant Boost Skin Tonic are used and loved by so many, myself no exception. I stumbled on this pair a while back, whilst glued to QVC Beauty, tried them both, and fell in love. I’ve used them on and off for years and just love everything about the Liz Earle brand.
I tend to switch between a cream cleanser, Micellar water and a wash-off cleanser such as this one. None are as creamy and gorgeous as Cleanse & Polish I have to say. The formula is wonderful and smells so fresh and natural, obviously, the Liz Earle brand is plant-based, so you’ll definitely get those botanical scents coming through.
“Reveal radiant skin with our multi-award-winning Cleanse And Polish. Our British beauty essential is the foundation of fabulous skin and the perfect preparation for the next step in your beauty routine”
Enriched with cocoa butter to soften, smooth and moisturise, and rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus to tone, soothe and purify – this rich, indulgent cream deeply cleanses to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and makeup, even stubborn mascara, to leave skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean.
Used with the pure cotton cloth it gently exfoliates, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer and brighter-looking skin.
Cleanse and Polish ingredients include rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil. Suitable for all skin types.
My skin can be dry at times, and in the past when I’ve washed my face with a cleanser as opposed to a cream and cotton pad type I’ve paid the price with horrible skin for a few days after. I just find them too drying for my skin and so I’ve stuck to what I know. This, however, is different, I use it every night with a warm muslin cloth and will admit to begin with my skin was objecting slightly.
Perhaps because water upsets the natural Ph of our skin so we must follow with a Ph balanced toner to bring back equilibrium. I continued to use, and as my skin adapted to being cleansed with water it settled down. I soon found I was enjoying the benefits of face washing – not to mention the time saved at the bathroom mirror each night before bed. That in itself is a big plus.
“refresh, soothe and brighten the appearance of skin with heavenly floral-scented, non-drying Instant Boost Skin Tonic. This Liz Earle favourite is gentle and alcohol-free. Providing an instant boost of hydration to leave skin radiantly healthy-looking”
Naturally, active ingredients include aloe vera to hydrate, calendula, chamomile and cucumber to soothe and refresh, plus antioxidant vitamin E. This revitalising toner is fragranced with an uplifting blend of pure essential oils, including rose-scented geranium, lavender and sweet orange. Suitable for all skin types
Instant Boost Skin tonic smells divine, a floral re-work of Johnson’s baby – (my interpretation).
Pour onto a cotton pad and swipe all over face and neck after cleansing, or anytime you want to freshen up your skin. Follow with your favourite moisturiser.
If you enjoy using plant-based, natural products like myself and don’t have the time to stand at the mirror each night these are perfect. You can use a muslin washcloth to remove the Cleanse and Polish or use it just on its own, I switch it up a bit, depending on time, or if my skin just needs a quick wash, either way, is fine.
The pump dispenses a measured dose, so you won’t overuse it – unless you want to, of course. Run the hot tap over the muslin for a hot-cloth cleanse.
Have you tried Liz Earle? Do you prefer to choose naturally active products?