Product Review: Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer Normal/Combination

Name: Skin Repair Moisturizer Normal/Combination
Brand: Liz Earle
Size: 50ml
Price: $17.60

From Liz Earle’s website:
This perfectly balanced moisturiser softens, smoothes and conditions skin for a naturally healthy glow.

What I liked:
- very moisturizing, leaves skin soft and hydrated
- absorbs quickly
- didn’t make me breakout
- lovely scent
- available in several sizes and packaging
- the price

What I didn’t like:
- doesn’t control oil production
- doesn’t contain SPF

I’m still looking for a HG moisturizer to take proper care of my combination skin and, being a huge fan of Liz Earle products, I was very happy when I was given the chance to try their Skin Repair Moisturizer. It is available in several versions (normal/combination, oily/combination and dry/sensitive) and I have the normal/combination one.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer Normal/Combination is a pale yellow in color and has a consistency that’s not light but not too thick either. Those that have a particularly oily t-zone may find it a bit too heavy to use during the summer months, but now in winter I don’t have any problem with the consistency at all, especially since the cream absorbs quickly without leaving any greasy residue behind.

I find the cream to be very moisturizing, leaving my skin soft, smooth and hydrated for the entire day. Although I cannot say this moisturizer has visibly improved the appearance of my skin, it didn’t make it worse either. It didn’t irritate my skin nor cause breakouts, but simply does what any good moisturizer should: it hydrates skin, preventing it from drying out, and keeps it soft and looking good. It also has a lovely floral, clean scent that’s not too strong.

However, I have one gripe with this moisturizer: it doesn’t control oil production at all. After a couple of hours, shiny patches in my t-zone start to appear and I have to use oil-blotting sheets several times throughout the day to remove excess oil. I also wish the cream contained SPF, but I apply sunscreen daily anyway, so the lack of sun protection in this product isn’t a big concern for me.

Like all Liz Earle products, this moisturizer also comes in different sizes and packaging types. If you don’t like your skincare products to come in jars, then instead of purchasing the 50ml version that I have (which retails at £17.60), you can opt for the 50ml tube (£17.50) which is more hygienic. And if you wanna try a smaller version to see how it works for you before buying the full size, you can purchase the 15ml tube for only £6.65!

Available at: lizearle.com

Summary
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer Normal/Combination is a nice moisturizer for those with normal/combination skin. It absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft, hydrated and moisturized for the entire day. It smells lovely and doesn’t cause breakouts either. I also love that it is available in different sizes and packaging types. However, it doesn’t contain SPF and doesn’t control oil production well.

Rating: 3.5/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

6 Comment

    • Trisha, I agree. I would have liked this moisturizer more if it contains SPF as well. Although I think one should still use a sunscreen regardless of that. :)

    • Dee, Liz Earle offer sample sizes of all their products and that’s one of the things that I love the most about the brand. More companies should follow their example. Liz Earle products are really good, you should try thier Hot Cloth Cleanser, that’s awesome! :)

    • Makeup Morsels, Liz Earle has created a great range of products, I’ìm glad you like them too. I wear a separate sunscreen too so, like you, I don’t mind it much that ir doesn’t contain SPF. But when a product dos, it’s always a plus. :)

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