Being a busy Mum is hard work, running around after 4 children all the time – the school trips, parties, after school clubs… I’m sure if you are a Mum or even if you don’t have children you can probably appreciate that your Mum was a busy lady. To the woman who work a full time job as well as running a house and children, I seriously salute you! There comes a time though when us Mums and ladies who work need a little R&R, rest and relaxation. When I think of relaxing as much as a white beach in Mexico springs to mind I’m usually lucky if I get a bath and some peace away from the children. It’s usually at these rare moments though that I’ll indulge and treat myself – usually with some pampering.
I think you all know of my love of Liz Earle products, recently I was asked if I would like to try the Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask and thought I would share with you my thoughts about it.
The Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask is designed for dry, stressed skin which is in need of some TLC. My skin is all of the above really seeing as we are only just coming out of Winter. I always feel you should do treatment masks at least once every couple of weeks if not weekly as part of your skin care regime. If you think about it, you cover up all your body most of the time but your face is one of the things you have on show all the time – to the elements and the make up we plaster over it. It really does deserve a treat!
Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask is applied after cleansing and perfect to use after Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (Review Here). You can of course use it after any cleansing treatment but I always feel if you use products in conjunction with the same brand you often will get better results. The mask is really easy to use too. After cleansing your face, apply the mask fairly thickly to the face and neck. Lay back in the bath or relax however you chose too for 10-15 minutes and then wipe off any excess with a muslin cloth soaked in hot water (Hand temperature! We don’t want to burn our faces!!). If you have the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic (review here) this is the perfect thing to use after the treatment mask.
The treatment mask can be used as often as you feel is needed. I think I could easily use this twice a week through the Winter months to perk my skin up and then maybe only weekly through the rest of the year.
As I have an appalling cold at present I can say that the Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask had a light scent. Mark seemed to think it smelt similar too the Hot Cloth Cleanser. I can’t confirm this at present as I have no sense of smell what so ever!
My skin after the treatment was glowing! It felt hydrated and not dry and tight. I was really impressed as with the cold my skin was feeling a bit sorry for its self and I was looking very pallid but afterwards my skin looked refreshed. I have very dry skin so this product is perfect for me. I think for people with combination skin if you only apply the cream to the drier to normal areas you will see great results. I’m not sure how the product would fair on oily skin so can’t comment on that.
I had the Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask 50ml Starter Kit which comes with a muslin cloth too and costs £13.50. If you are wanting to just buy the Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask is it £12.75 without the muslin cloth. You can also get a sample sized Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask 15ml with a muslin cloth for £5 if you are worried you may have a reaction and didn’t want to pay full price straight away.
I think the tube will probably last about 5-10 treatments. It really depends how thickly you personally apply the product when you use it and obviously if you do face and neck or just certain areas. I used a fair amount when I did my first treatment as I found my skin really absorbed the cream.
The Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask cream is quite thick but is easily massaged into the skin. Remember you need to apply it thickly so you can skin can absorb what it needs
Overall the Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask is a lovely treat for my skin. I loved the condition of my skin afterwards and am pleased to say with my overly sensitive skin it did not experience any reaction what so ever to the product. At £13.50 (Or there abouts depending on what one you purchase) as an initial outlay you may feel the Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask is expensive. However it you break it down to say 5 treatments that about £2.70 per treatment which I don’t think is bad and you can pay more for an individual face mask in Superdrug or Boots!
For more information on Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask please check out the Liz Earle website.
Will you be treating yourself to the Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask? What are your pampering must haves?
Lots of Love,