Monday, June 13, 2011


Hey everyone,Today I will be reviewing a very unique product.....We all have seen and used cleansers and makeup removers  which are creamy ,foamy,scrubby, or oily.The product that I will be reviewing today is a cleanser and makeup remover all in one.

The company's philosophy:

Our principles are the same today as they were on day one.

Our skincare products

Our products really work on every skin type by harnessing the potent powers of the finest quality ingredients. They can really make a positive difference to the health and appearance of your skin.


We don't complicate things. We love simple, fuss-free, gentle and effective products that are honestly priced.


We do everything we can, from the personal way we answer the phone to beautifully hand-wrapping every item. We try never to let you down in all that we do, but if something's not right, call us.


It's our legacy too, so we're always working on improving our environmental impact. We know we are not perfect but the more we do, the better we get. Read about our environment.

Animal testing

We never do it.
BUAVCruelty free

Patch testing

Our products are formulated to be extremely gentle and are used by many people with sensitive skin. However, as a common sense precaution, we recommend a patch test is carried out at least 24 hours prior to first application. Two of the best places to test are the inside of the upper arm and behind the ear.


High quality, safe, naturally active ingredients are our priority.

Vitamin E

We only use potent, premium natural source vitamin E, never synthetic.

No animal ingredients

None of our ingredients are of animal origin (except beeswax, propolis and manuka honey). All products are suitable for vegetarians.

Only mineral sunscreens

We only use mineral sun filters to provide the best broad-spectrum UV protection and to reduce the risk of skin allergy.

No mineral oils

We prefer plant oils to mineral oils. We don't use mineral oil, paraffin wax, petrolatum or any fractions of crude oil or primary petro-chemicals.

No genetically engineered ingredients

None of our products contain genetically engineered or modified organisms.

Organic ingredients

We 'go organic' wherever we can and our in-house Ethnobotanist supports sustainability and local community growers.


Some of our formulations are preservative-free. We do use preservatives when absolutely essential for product safety. Where natural preservatives are not available, we use relatively low concentrations of the highest grade, broad-spectrum preservatives.


They only make one cleanser because this formulation is the ultimate in concentrated yet gentle cleansing power and works on every age and skin type.

The plant-based cleanser has a 2-phase action.
  •  phase 1 is the cleansing. Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make-up, even stubborn mascara.
  • Phase 2 is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to help gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin.
Naturally active ingredients 

Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) - This rich, creamy butter which has moisturising effects on the skin is made from the roasted seeds of the cocoa tree, the same seeds that give us chocolate and cocoa.

Hops Extract (Humulus lupulus) - This herbal extract comes from the pinecone-like fruit of the hop plant and has astringent and toning properties.

Rosemary Essential Oil/Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis) - This renowned and once sacred herb has been used for centuries in beauty preparations. Rosemary essential oil has a fresh pungent aroma and is very invigorating and stimulating. The extract has beneficial antioxidant properties.

Chamomile Essential Oil/Extract (Anthemis nobilis) - This herb takes its name from the Greek kamai (ground) and melon (apple) because of the sweet apple-like fragrance it releases when trodden on. The essential oil is considered a gentle oil by aromatherapists and medical herbalists have used chamomile for soothing the skin for centuries.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) - Native to Australia, eucalyptus shoots are a favourite food of the koala. The cooling essential oil produced from the leaves and twigs has decongestant properties and is used by aromatherapists to ease muscular aches and pains.

D-panthenol - Otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.

Glycerin - The glycerin we use is always vegetable derived. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration.

Beeswax (Cera alba) - The beeswax used in Naturally Active Skincare comes from the honeycombs in which bees store their pollen. It has skin protecting properties and helps to relieve chapped skin.

Other ingredients

At Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare we always try to use high quality, safe, naturally active ingredients.The other ingredients in this product are:

Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetyl esters, Sorbitan stearate, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Cera alba (beeswax), Propylene glycol, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Panthenol, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) extract, Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) oil, Limonene, Citric acid, Sodium hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dehydroacetic acid, Polyaminopropyl biguanide.
Suitable for all skin types
Price :Varies for different types of containers...There are pump bottles in different sizes and tube forms as well .Each available with a muslin cloth(which is made in India!!).For options on size and price check the link

My Experience with the product:
The sample sent to me was a 30 ml tube.It came along with a  muslin cloth.It was wrapped very prettily in a butter paper with a sticker label saying LIZ EARLE(soorryy forgot to take pictures)
There was a very sweet handwritten not along with it  too...That had me there completely....A very nice personal touch..:)

The Cleanser was a thick creamy paste like substance mildly smelling of eucalyptus.....It spreads easily on the face and neck and gets absorbed quickly
There was no oiliness at all.
The 2nd step involves soaking the muslin cloth in hand hot water and after wringing  it  use it as a polisher..over the face.
And oh boy is it effective???
you bet it is
When I trie The product for the first time.,i did so in the morning after getting up.
I had wiped my makeup at night with my regular makeup cleanser,which I fell errrr.. felt is really effective.
I had not expected anything to show on the muslin cloth atuially since My face was bare and well cleansed last night..
But this is what I saw....

and I thought I cleast my face  the previous night!!!!!

What I loved
  • it is easily absorable and non oily.
  • tube form,so hygiene mantianed,
  • Doesn't dry out my skin.
  • Doesn't break me out  or clog my pores
  • the smell is subtle and not overpowering.
  • cleans every last trace of makeup :)))).
  •  No anmial testing or ingredients..
  •  Only a tiny amount is sufficient for the entire face and neck so  will go a long way.
What I did not like
  • some lazy people (like me ) do not like to wash the cloth and dry it before next use :P
  • its available only online..
Overall verdict
This is a very unique concept and very  effective too.The price is a bit on the higher side but would be worth every penny if it is available in india and not only online..:)
have you tried buy it visit their site here 


Zestful Uzma said...

All Liz Earle products are great I guess :)

Rakhshanda said...

Love this cleanser!! Great review Shivani :D

Nivedita said...

I'm also so in love with this one these days Shivani. Nice detailed review. How have you been?

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

@uzma yes they are:) love it tooo.thanks....

Twinkle said...

Hi Shivani.... Came across ur blog on IMBB.... Great review :)
how did you get this product? i mean i saw their site, do they ship to india as well???

kuheli said...

i love it!

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

@twinkle..thanks... i read about it on many many blogs..they do ship to India...check out the link 2

Sara.H said...

Thanks for the wonderful review :) I really like this cleanser. <3

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

@sara....u r so welcome)))))))))

Cynthia Z said...

Heard so much about this. Soo wanna try it! Great review...very detailed


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