I have been meaning to get around to posting this review for a while now, but I have been somewhat distracted by the snow and all the connotations it brings with it. Failing light being one of them. Winter time blogging is quite a bane and an ever pressing challenge to pounce upon any glimmer of light to take your required photos.
So finally, I can bring you my review on these two Liz Earle products I have recently been using.
The 'hand repair' hand cream is a wonderfully conditioning and richly-scented cream that really does offer relief to dry, cracked hands. This product is suitable for all skin types and is laced with Echinacea, hops and natural vitamin E. I would like to consider myself somewhat of a hand cream connoisseur. I do suffer from dry skin on my hands, and also troublesome cuticles, so have developed a rather unsettling addiction to applying and reapplying hand cream at any given opportunity.
I would say this hand cream falls into my top 3, along with Soap & Glory Hand Food and The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Cream. The treatment is not at all greasy and sinks in within seconds, which is a necessity when busily typing at my desk. I have also noticed a marked improvement in the condition of my nails and cuticles, and I personally love the zesty, slightly menthol aroma of the hand cream.
The Body Cream is from Liz Earle's Superskin range, and sadly, I didn't love this product quite as much as I had hoped I would. Shea butter, organic rosehip oil and cranberry seed oil are but a few of the essences which make up this ultra-rich body cream, which promises to transform lacklustre skin into skin that is visibly smooth, plump and supple.
This cream is specifically dedicated to mature and/or very dry skin. Although I suffer from dry hands, the rest of me is rather well-conditioned, so I felt this cream was a little too heavy and rich for my liking. With such a dense concentration, it required some seriously committed massaging to allow the product to sink in completely. I ceased with the full body application, but I now specifically use this product for the conditioning of certain dry areas such as my elbows. Due to its concentration, you only need a small blob, so this product will definitely last a fair length of time.
I would love to hear your views if you have tried either of these products, or are tempted to give them a whirl. I hope my review has been of some help, and as always, you can peruse the Liz Earle website for these products and many more...