Monday, 15 March 2010

Simple Winter Skin Blitz

When you've got lazy skin that doesn't regenerate as effectively as it should, you tend to spend a lot of time exfoliating and moisturising, exfoliating and moisturising. It's boring but it's part of my life.

The products that have been helping my skin do its job for the last month or so are Liz Earle's Energising Body Scrub and Superskin Body Cream

When it comes to body scrub, I like ones with rough, not-too-small grains that actually scrub. Energising Body Scrub uses ground olive stones to exfoliate gently yet effectively. It smells strongly of Geranium and Patchouli, as it's packed with essential oils designed to stimulate your senses as you buff away the dead skin cells. 

The texture is quite similar to Aveda's Smoothing Body Polish, if you've tried it, with a sand-like feeling to the ground olive stones. On first use I thought I'd prefer the 'bits' in it to be a bit bigger and rougher, purely for my satisfaction, but I've come to realise it smoothes just as well as more scratchy-feeling, artificial products (like my beloved, yet paraben-packed L'Oreal Exfotonic). Other goodies like Vitamin E help to moisturise the skin as you exfoliate.  

My current favourite body product, Superskin Body Cream, is a treat for the nose as well as the skin; it smells delish. If you leave the tube on its end and don't shake it before use the 25% pure plant oils it contains come trickling straight out before the lotion, which to me is lush. It feels so luxurious. 

The cream is super-moisturising and sinks into skin in seconds. I have to stop myself from smothering my whole body in it every day because I don't want it to run out! Avocado, borage and rosehip oils provide essential fatty acids, which help to lock moisture into the skin. It's fantastic used alone after showering, or following the scrub as a quick and pleasurable daily bodycare routine. After all, it's March already and soon those winter-ravaged arms and legs will have to come out of their cozy layers!  

These products were provided for review, however my views and opinions remain honest and unbiased. 


  1. The timing of this post could not be better, I ditched my Clarins exfoliator onto a very grateful Stepmother at the weekend as it was too soft. I like my exfoliator like I like my men, rich and gritty! I'm looking forward to trying out the Liz Earle!

  2. Hahahahaha! I like my exfoliator like I like YOUR men too! Although not if they look like that bloke off Dragons' Den :0/


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