This has been on the backburner until my skin started to become more ‘wintery’ : I generally get a little more sensitive, red and even drier (my skin is oily-combination-breakout) so I save my richer creams for colder weather use : IT’S TIME!! I have been using this for nearly a month now (just after my wedding eeek) and here are my thoughts.
The Liz Earle Superskin with Neroli* is a *powerhouse* face cream, launched just a couple of momths ago and it’s a supercharged version of their original Superskin moisturiser if you
are familiar with that. This nutrient-packed cream is luxurious and buttery in texture and is perfect for more mature, dry, sensitive and very dry skin. Hence why it’s not my summer cream. For me, this won’t probably my every morning cream either ; it’s going to be my ‘when-I-wake-up-feeling-dehydrated-dry-and-sore’ cream (3 times a week?). Also a night cream where I usually will use oils or a richer cream.
I like that fact that even though quite a rich cream, it doesn’t feel heavy or oily on the skin after application ; it absorbs in nicely and leaves my skin feeling plumped, loved and comfortable..dare I say it semi-matte. Perfect for under foundation.
The neroli fragrance is not overpowering and actually is one of my favourite smelling oils so I’m happy with it ; it’s a pleasant and quite light ‘herby’ smell as quite typical with Liz Earle products…it reminds me of a ‘Balance Me’ face cream I have just finished.If you really are not a fan of the smell, or super sensitive then go for the unfragranced Superskin cream.
Key Ingredients | The Jargon bit
To ensure this cream is active and it actually DOES something for your skin rather than just moisturise it contains a cocktail of ingredients:
Neroli Essential Oil : (also known as bitter orange oil)..and I love it! In skincare, neroli has uplifting and relaxing properties, so this keynote has more aromatherapy properties as opposed to anti-ageing.
Borage Oil: A rich source of the essential fatty acid, GLA, which locks moisture into the skin.
Pomegranate extract : This is used for it’s strong antioxidant properties.
Shea Butter: A natural moisturiser that has remarkable smoothing properties.
Rosehip Oil : A good source of essential fatty acids.
Cranberry Seed Oil : Rich in omegas 3,6,9 which are important for healthy skin.
I think for £31.50 this is kind of my average pricepoint for what I spend of my moisturiser – I am 33yrs so it’s these anti-ageing / quality ingredient / active creams I am now going to, so unfortunately and realistically, I am not going to get this from a £10 cream.
What is your current ‘winter skin’ face cream?