I’m a big fan of Liz Earle’s Skin Repair moisturiser. It’s one of my “defaults”, a product that I occasionally revert back to when I need a testing break or am just making up my mind what to explore next.
I ended up buying the Superskin Cream as part of a stonking discount package on QVC.
In fact, side step…
If you’re a Liz Earle fan you must keep half an eye on what’s going on over at QVC. I’d never bought anything from QVC before. I’m now ashamed to admit it but I’d been a bit snobby about the idea. Seeing one stretchy, jersey muu-muu too many had coloured my opinions of the whole thing and left me feeling that I wasn’t quite old (or insomniac) enough for QVC. But the beauty offerings are really something. The Liz Earle bumper pack I succumbed to (at nearly 1am…the shame…) was so good a bargain that I expected them to shout ‘HA! Not really! Gotcha!!’ throughout the whole order process.
For about £45 (£50 with postage), I got the Superskin Cream (which on its own retails at £36.25) plus the new hair oil (full-size), travel versions of the shampoo and conditioner, a travel version of the gorgeous spritzer, a 200ml tube of the iconic Cleanse & Polish, a full-size orange blossom body wash and a travel version of the body lotion. Crazy, crazy prices.
I wasn’t initially sold on the Superskin cream. I don’t think it’s as hydrating as the Skin Repair and I definitely needed my facial oil underneath. But I’ve stuck with it and I think, on balance, I’m a fan. The ingredients mean it’s more focused on the long view. Cranberry seed oil and rosehip are rich in skin-plumping omega-3s and pomegranate extract is packed with free radical busting antioxidants – all good to see in an anti-ageing product.
A couple of weeks isn’t enough to gauge how it might have affected my fine lines and elasticity but it’s enough time to know that it made my skin feel plump, dewy and very even-toned. Right now (at 33), I think this is still an occasional treat but I’d definitely consider graduating to the Superskin line after the big 4-0.
Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser is available at selected branches of John Lewis or on the Liz Earle website, £36.25.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl stearate, Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Borago officinalis (borage) seed oil, Cetearyl alcohol, Vitellaria paradoxa (shea butter), Glyceryl stearate, Pentaerythrityl distearate, Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit extract, Xanthan gum, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Sodium polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl biguanide.