SO FAR, SO CHICThere are morning people and there are the rest of us; groaning in pain as the alarm sounds and dragging ourselves into the shower with eyes still scrunched shut. Luckily Liz Earle's 'Energising' range performs morning miracles. I was sent the Energising Body Wash, Body Scrub, Body Lotion and the Natural Bristle Body Brush to see if they could impart some energy into my morning movements.
I reviewed the Body Scrub a year ago and it's still an unrivalled joy – exfoliating without being scratchy. The star products in the range, however, are the Body Wash and new Body Lotion. There's no photo of the latter as I already finished it, cut up the tube and scraped out every last morsel. Gorgeously scented, it sinks in quickly leaving skin soft and smooth. Not as heavy or oily as the (equally divine) Superskin Body Cream, it's perfect for mornings as you can get dressed immediately.
I once had a quick massage on an Origins counter where the assistant rubbed drops of Peace of Mind behind my ears before cupping her hands to my nose and getting me to inhale the rosemary and peppermint aroma. The Energising Body Wash smells similarly uplifting – oils of geranium, grapefruit, sweet orange, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus and patchouli stir the senses and help to perk up mind and body.
On days where I have a bit more time and fancy an extra pick me up I use the Natural Bristle Body Brush in the shower. It's quite rough on the skin and I'm too much of a wimp to dry body brush but it feels like just the thing to get the blood pumping in my neglected winter thighs. I've yet to try a Liz Earle product that I didn't like but their Energising body products succeed in bringing a little luxury to even the dullest mornings.