A little while ago I reviewed the Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask (you can read my review here), today I’m going to share the other two beauties with you!
First up, the Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask. This little tube of goodness is suitable for everyone and retails at £16 for a starter tube (which means you get a muslin cloth included). It’s packed with all the botanicals you would expect from Liz Earle, West African shea and borage seed oil to name the two key ingredients. It is quite delicately and naturally fragranced, as with all Liz Earle products, to me they are just the epitome of a luxury spa experience and are fragranced as such.
This mask is the ultimate universal product. Not only can anyone use it, especially if you have very sensitive skin (even us dermatitis sufferers can slather this one on!), it also can be used in a variety of ways. Yes you can use it as a treatment mask, using post cleansing for a relaxing ten minute indulgent treat, or you could use it as a night cream (I do this in the winter religiously, it’s beyond brilliant for soothing chapped or wind burnt skin), you could even use it as your daily moisturiser. I’ve even seen someone use this as a hand mask! Wonderful! This is my winter go to product and I adore it!
The other mask is a little more curious! This is the Brightening Treatment Mask, which I was introduced to during my many, many trips to have a facial at Liz Earle’s Leed’s based store! So the idea behind this one is that it is so potent that it goes on for only two minutes and is not for sensitive skin, at all, ever! It retails at £16 for the starter kit. I’m on my second tube of this one. I was a little skeptical at first, and a little worried with the sensitive skin precaution! Basically it’s a stimulating mask with camphor and witch hazel that you pop on cleansed skin, wash off with your muslin after two minutes, and reveal brightened, glowy, radiant skin.
After I use this, my skin is a little pink for a few minutes, but the overall appearance is definitely improved. I think of it like a super quick version of their deep cleansing mask. It doesn’t tingle on my skin, nor do I react badly at all, if you are concerned you could mix it in with your cleanse and polish (which you could also use as a mask). It gets very mixed reviews over on the Liz Earle website and I worry it may be discontinued as a result. I think it’s a great little clay based mask if you are super short on time, need a deep cleanse, or don’t like the drying effect of most clay based masks. It definitely works to brighten up even the greyest of complexions, and would be a super boost after a night out!
Loves – well it’s Liz Earle isn’t it? These masks last and last and actually do what they say they will! Great for all skin types!
Not so Loves – with the brightening mask you will either love or hate it, but you’ll probably love the scent either way! The only thing I can think of is yes, they are a little bit of an investment to start with, but they really do last a long time.
Overall – get the nourishing mask without question now! Slather it on whenever your skin is dry or you’ve been out in the sun, rain, wind all day and your skin will thank you!