Everyone raves about this stuff and if you know me.. the more people say how great something is the longer it takes for me to buy it. I'm always sceptical.. there are so many bloggers out there that seem to be paid to review things positively you never know which reviews are truly honest. That's not a dig at any particular bloggers FYI... it just seems to be a growing trend. Anyway.. I bought a 100ml tube on eBay thinking it was expensive but I think I ended up spending around the same money I would have had I bought them from the site itself. I couldn't wait to try it out and busted it out as soon as it arrived but upon first use I was distinctly underwhelmed. It was a pain that I had to stand over my sink for 5 minutes to use it when I'm used to cleansing and toning in bed. I must have tried it on and off for about a week before I decided it was over-hyped and it was relegated to my beauty cupboard.
I don't know what made me want to give it another go but a month ago I reached for it again. I worked it in to my nightly bath time routine. It was never going to work for me having to stand over the sink twice a day but while I'm in the bath waiting for my conditioner to do its stuff I have some time! I used it every night for two weeks and my skin had never been so soft but as soon as I stopped using it (I ran out) my blemishes returned.. perhaps even worse than before.
I use one pump for my whole face
I massage the cleanser in to my skin an leave it to sit for a minute
*I try to have the sink/bowl filled with hand-hot water
I immerse the muslin cloth (included) in the water and ring out
I lay the cloth over my face to create a mini steam treatment
using circular motions I "buff" the cleanser off my face
My skin has never felt so smooth and clean and the cloth itself is gentle yet super exfoliating (be careful not to over exfoliate.. I've made my skin raw in parts before) The ingredients are all natural and its really not as expensive as I first thought when you consider how long it lasts. I would definitely recommend the pump bottle as it's easier to measure how much you use and I think it will last me longer than in the original tube. Liz Earle offers discounts on bulk buys and if you're a convert as many are that's definitely something you'll want to take advantage of. Once you start using this you really need to keep it up. This stuff did wonderful things for my skin but it may well be one of those products than your skin relies on and I'm not sure that doesn't do more harm than good in the long run. I now have a giant 150ml pump bottle so I will continue to use it until that runs out but I'm not 100% sure I shall repurchase.. especially as I've just taken receipt of a Clarisonic (exciting!).
You can buy 100ml starter kit in pump bottle here £13.75