REVIEW: Liz Earle Superskin™

Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser

UPDATE 11th June 2013

The 50ml jar lasted about 5 and a half weeks. I think you could stretch it to 6 easily, I just used loads towards the end to finish it up.

I’m such a huge fan of Liz Earle products, make up and skin care, that I really wanted to love this product. Indeed, after reading all the positive reviews, I came to it with high hopes.

The strong ‘fishy’ smell people complain about (see below), didn’t bother me at first as the scent does evaporate upon application. Unfortunately, it got to the point where I felt like gagging every time I opened the jar. It really is too much, a drop of an essential oil will do the trick Liz Earle people, the scent has to change.

As for effectiveness – apart from an incredibly soft skin (baby soft and blemish free), it didn’t do anything for my fine lines and pores. I wanted to see a tangible difference à la my Nuxe cream, but I didn’t.

If you looking for a cream that deeply moisturises and takes away all feeling of ‘tightness’ and combats dryness (my make up did go on more evenly, not one dry patch the whole time I used it), then this is definitely the product for you.

If you’re looking for a cream to reduce lines, smooth your décolletage area and visibly plump up your skin, then this is not for you.

CLAIMS

Suitable for mature  or very dry skin, this moisturiser contains a powerful blend of high quality naturally active ingredients to smooth, plump and replenish for healthy, rejuvenated-looking skin.

Superskin Moisturiser helps prevent moisture loss and improves skin elasticity, while pomegranate fruit extract and natural source vitamin E, both rich in antioxidants, help protect from environmental damage.

Apply Superskin Moisturiser to face, neck and décolletage morning and night as part of your essential daily skincare regime.

HOW TO USE

For optimal results follow the specific facial massage techniques provided, to help clear toxins, reduce puffiness, boost circulation and aid lymphatic drainage:

Step 1: Apply to face with upward and outward movements using firm pressure.

Step 2: With your fingertips, lightly smooth in an outward circular direction along the cheekbones to above the eyebrows.

Step 3: Using the thumb and ring finger, gently pinch along the brow bone from the nose to the outer edge of the brow.

Step 4: Finish by gently sweeping your hands up the neck and over the décolletage.

REVIEWS

I’ve read reviews from different sources around the net, here are a few:

Having tried various face moisturisers Liz Earle’s superskin is the best product. It is non-greasy and soaks into your skin. You do not need to use an enormous amount to achieve brilliant results.

I have been using this for a couple of years now, and find it really good. It’s rich enough to nourish your skin, but light on the skin at the same time.

I’ve been using Superskin on my hands and they are healthier looking and glowing.

It is a really nice moisturiser and it really suits my sore, dry, sensitive skin. After use my skin feels soft, comfortable and glows.

I am a luxury goods addict and always keen to try out a highly rated product – I normally buy the higher range moisturiser and was impressed at the high reviews and medium price of this one. The moisturiser is a nice consistency, absorbs well and leaves the skin feeling supple and smooth.

It was instant love the first night I used it and the following morning my skin was still soft and smooth.

All very positive, however, more than a few women do seem to have a problem with the scent:

The smell *is* a little funny – it really does smell like Omega 3 supplements (think flax seed oil), but I like it because it smells natural to me. MUCH prefer that to some chemical floral scent.

I really like this moisturiser but for me to continue using it, something really needs to be done to mask this smell.

The only problem is the smell! It smells strongly of fish oil so much so that I cant use the product without mixing it with decleor oils and even then a smell is still evident, but tolerable.

Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser

These are all fair points, when I opened my jar a couple of weeks ago, I did think I’d got a dodgy one, the ‘oily’ smell is rather strong. I couldn’t smell it when it was absorbed into my skin though. I wonder if the culprit is anything to do with the natural ingredients in this cream? Borage Oil; West African Shea; Pomegranate Extract; Vitamin E; Rosehip Oil and Cranberry Seed Oil – certainly no ‘fishy’ stuff.

Women though, appear to love this product so much that they’re are coming up with their own solutions to ‘mask’ the smell.

I added 6 drops of rose and geranium essential oil and whisked it in thoroughly with a cocktail stick. It smelled divine and now four days later I am applying to my face and looking forward to it, the fragrace even seems to linger, especially at night when no make up is applied on top. Problem solved.

As long as you don’t have super sensitive skin then you’ve nothing to lose by nipping into Boots or wherever and finding your favourite essential oil and dropping some in as I did. Lavender would work, as would ylang ylang, there are loads to choose from. I hope someone else finds this a great fix for a pongy wonder cream.

It’s only been a week since I started using this product and whilst it is very different from my beloved Nuxuriance® Intense Anti-Aging Re-Densifying Emulsion in scent, texture, application and ‘feel’, my skin is feeling very soft so far.

I’ll post the results in about 4-5 weeks, or when the jar is empty.
Liz Earle Superskin™ Moisturiser 50ml jar £36.25 from the Liz Earle website.