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On Sunday 30th, I have a date with my two girls – a (girls only) lunch at our fabulous and fun local 1950s diner. I can’t wait! It’s going to be such fun, with a retro jukebox blowing out top tunes of the ‘50s (naturally), fabulous squishy-squashy booths to snuggle into, and endless yummy family favourites like corn on the cob, oven-baked potatoes and big homemade burgers, plus ice cream milkshakes. What could be more heavenly? I can’t wait to share Mothering Sunday with my two little lasses.

As I sit here planning the day, I think back to gorgeous baby boomers and jiving girls of the 1950s, back to when skincare really wasn’t as easy and accessible as it is now. Cold cream to cleanse, gloopy night creams, plus thick blushes and heavy pan-stick foundations really didn’t make for skincare heaven! And yet botanicals have always been part of our lives, and as the human race has evolved, so have the botanicals around us. We’ve used them on our skin to soothe and heal, we’ve consumed them… so it really does make sense to use them in our products, as we do at Liz Earle.

  • They’re safe and time-tested (just read about the traditional uses of eyebright, found in our Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion; or cooling aloe vera, used across the range from Instant Boost Skin Tonic to our Botanical Aftersun Gel; or kigellia, featured in our Superskin range).
  • Botanicals are skin-compatible, working in synergy with the skin’s natural oils (sebum).
  • They’re the key to healthy, radiant skin, day in, day out. Whatever the weather or season, whatever life throws at you, they are your constant – reliable, always delivering, always gently maintaining the skin’s balance and supporting its most basic function.

Whatever your age, it’s never too late to start experiencing the wonder of amazing ‘Liz Earle skin’ – and never too late to share the secret with your loved ones. What about a surprise gift for your daughter on Mothering Sunday? What’s the greatest gift a mother can give her daughter – probably a kind ear, endless love or pearls of carefully-worded wisdom… but actually the gift of great skin is something every Liz Earle mummy should be sharing. My little ones started early – Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash baths, Cleanse & Polish for face paint removing, Eyebright for itchy eyes, Superskin or Superbalm on sore patches of skin… but really, I can’t wait to share my beauty secrets with them when they hit their teens. I always wax lyrical about this, but it does tickle me that my mother and I both use the very same products – skincare, make-up, haircare – all Liz Earle. And yet we are in different decades: 30s & 60s. And now, we have three generations: Grannie (mid 60s), Mummy (38), the girls (aged just two and six). Different ages, stages and skin types – but we’re all addicted to the Liz Earle range.

Enjoy Mothering Sunday – and don’t forget to drop a helpful hint (or two!) about how much you’d love to try our new Indulgent Bath & Body collection! Do share your favourite stories about the day here, for us and others to read and enjoy.

Caroline X

The glitz and glamour of awards season is always an exciting time – cue beautiful gowns, glossy hair and flawless make up being pictured on many a front page.

This season, natural-looking make up ruled the red carpet, with a nod to old school glamour – think Audrey Hepburn’s trademark flawless skin twinned with healthy-looking rosebud lips. I adore this look because once you’ve mastered the techniques, you can wear it for every occasion, confident in the knowledge that you’ll still look like you… but better! The secret is to accentuate one key feature while creating the illusion of immaculate skin – this will bring out your natural beauty, rather than looking overly made up.

Try it for yourself with the latest look I’ve been using on red carpet celebrities…

  1. For the perfect canvas, exfoliate your skin with Gentle Face Exfoliator 70ml to lift off dulling dead skin cells and create a more even base – your foundation will thank you afterwards.
  2. Treat your face to a five-minute massage with one or two pumps of Superskin Concentrate 28ml. Work in an upwards motion to stimulate circulation for skin that glows from within.
  3. Apply Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 40ml with from the centre (where skin generally needs more coverage) working outwards for the most beautiful, radiant-looking skin finish.
  4. Light Reflecting Concealer is my multi-tasking make up hero – use it on under-eye shadows to brighten, along cheekbones to highlight, and below brows to ‘lift’ the eye area.
  5. Sweep Signature Eye Colour in Bronze over eyelids and gently diffuse upwards and outwards with our Blend & Contour Brush – the golden bronze hue will beautifully enhance your eyes. Using a zig-zag motion, apply two coats of Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara 8ml to lashes.
  6. Dab Healthy Glow Cream Blush in Rose to the apples of your cheeks with your fingertips – this is a wonderfully flattering shade that works with almost every skin tone.
  7. For a beautiful healthy-looking berry tone, apply Signature Lip Colour in Heather with our Precision Brush, making sure to perfectly define your Cupid’s bow. If you are very pale or want a more subtle look, then use your fingertip and pat the colour onto lips to create a more stain-like effect. Top with Sheer Lip Gloss in Petal 5ml in the centre of your lips for the illusion of a plumper-looking pout.
  8. Keep brows soft using your chosen shade of Brow Pencil to fill in any sparse areas, then comb through with our Brow & Eyeliner Brush. Complete the look with a light dusting of Healthy Glow Bronzer over the cheeks, forehead, nose, chin and décolletage to add warmth.

Tip: Tie the look together with elegant, polished fingernails. You can’t go wrong with Strengthening Nail Colour 12ml in Grace.

Hello there! As In-house Beauty Expert here at Liz Earle, I’m delighted to be sharing my very first blog with you. I’ll be keeping you updated each month with news about what I’ve been up to (my job means I get to do a lot of travelling, and attend some exciting events), as well as my favourite beauty and lifestyle hints and tips!

Unlike most, I actually love that ‘January’ feeling – the start of a new year always gives me a real buzz. While the rest of the population spend the month hiding away, I like to plan trips, enjoy a bit of me-time and go on long walks, looking out for the snowdrops and crocuses that bring with them the promise of spring!

Here’s what I’ve been up to this month…

What I’m reading: Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela.  A true inspiration – and I always need to read the book before seeing the film.

What I’m wearing: My new jacket from Whistles (a very special Christmas present). I’m also really enjoying looking at the new Spring/Summer 2014 collections – especially a pastel mohair coat from Zara!

What I’m planning: Ibiza! Not my usual holiday destination but I’ve been meaning to go for years, so I’m planning a girls’ trip with Nina, one of my best friends.  I can’t wait to see the hippie markets (I’m a hippie at heart!) and enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset.

This month’s lifestyle tip: I saw an article online recently about a lady who drinks three litres of water a day – not only did this inspire me to do the same, but I am sharing her story with everyone!  The results were amazing, her skin looked incredible and fully supported the article’s title Ten Years Younger. It really made me see how easy it is to do too. So if you see me out and about I will be carrying a large bottle of water!

This month’s skincare tips: Massage, massage and more massage!  2-3 minutes every time you cleanse (twice a day of course) will help boost circulation and lymphatic drainage, leaving you not only looking great (as you massage away all that December overindulgence) but feeling good too.
Focus on upward and outward circular movements all over the face and neck.

My second tip – exfoliation. Known to brighten and improve the texture of the skin, start the year as you mean to go on and use our Gentle Face Exfoliator 70ml 2-3 times per week (please note, Gentle Face Exfoliator is not recommended for sensitive skin).  I use mine first thing in the morning before I hop into the shower and wash my hair – the perfect start to the day, and your make up glides onto the skin after using it too.

This month’s make up tip: Healthy Glow Cream Blush is my year-round beauty cheat to a radiant complexion!  At the moment I’m wearing shades Nude and Nectar.  Apply to the apple of the cheek and blend in a teardrop shape towards the ear.

As January comes to an end I like to review my resolutions and start planning my birthday celebrations for February… stay tuned for my next (birthday!) blog. Oh, and if you see me in store, please do come and say hi and share your hints and tips!

Best wishes,

Sarah x

Three reasons to love your skin?
•    You wear it for life
•    Skin reveals your inner health
•    Great skin is one of life’s motivators!

There’s a reason why we refer to our Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Skin Repair Moisturiser and Superskin Moisturiser as our daily essentials. It’s because our tried-and-trusted trio have been specially formulated to work hard together and deliver exactly that – the essential care your skin needs, day in, day out.

Foundation of great skin
Thorough cleansing is the cornerstone of any beauty regime. As our skin is oil based, it’s crucial to use an oil-based cleanser rather than a soap-based cleanser (which can upset the skin’s natural pH balance and lead to dry or oily, problem-prone skin). Our revolutionary Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is formulated with pure plant oils, which work in synergy with our skin’s natural oils, swiftly removing all traces of grime and make up at the end of every day, and any excess sebum produced at night during our morning cleanse. Plus, the gentle exfoliating action of our pure muslin cloth buffs away dead skin cells to leave skin looking radiant.

Hydration boost
Your second essential step is toning, which adds a fine layer of moisture that you can then help ‘seal in’ with your moisturiser. Gentle and alcohol-free, our heavenly-scented Instant Boost Skin Tonic is a blend of refreshing, brightening and hydrating botanicals that perfectly primes your skin for your choice of moisturiser.

Lock in moisture
Last, but by no means least, is moisturising. This vital step not only replaces lost moisture, but also helps protect the skin from further dehydration by reducing the amount of water that is lost through evaporation, leaving it feeling smoother and with a healthy-looking glow. Some of the most effective ingredients for this are plant oils, which is why all our moisturisers – from our three textures of Skin Repair Moisturiser to our richest Superskin Moisturiser – are based on plant oils.

The joy of beautiful skin
By using all three steps together, your skin will be clean, gently buffed, refreshed, hydrated and protected against moisture loss, so it looks healthy and radiant, and feels soft and smooth. Best of all? Our trusty trio works across generations, climate zones and skin problems. Truly the most coveted beauty must-haves in our range. We built our brand on cleanse, tone, moisturise. Try our trusty trio, every morning and every night this February, and fall back in love with your skin.

PS. How would you describe this skincare trio: Simple? Trusted? Beloved? Do share with us in the comments section below or on Facebook.

Never undervalue the wonders of a face mask. Quick results, minimum fuss and a soft, glowing, radiant bloom to the skin – sound good? If you don’t have time for one of our pampering facials in our relaxing treatment rooms, then here’s your shortcut to speedy skincare success.

•    Congested or greasy skin prone to breakouts? Experience the soothing, rebalancing botanical clays in Deep Cleansing Mask. Not only does it rebalance (primary aim), but it also calms a cross, hot complexion (the result of many a congested skin type), with soothing Manuka honey and propolis.  Designed to dry gently on the skin, it helps draw out impurities, then gently lifts away using its sponge partner after five minutes. Skin is left smooth and calm, with redness minimised and softness restored (no tightness).
Brightening Treatment Mask
•    Lacklustre, pallid, worn-out skin tone? Try the zingy 30-second bright-skin wonder: Brightening Treatment Mask. This is my fail-safe for QVC shows, to instantly transform my skin for a ‘lights-camera-action’ glow. It’s also known as ‘SOS in a pump’ thanks to its instantly radiant results and gorgeous pick-me-up aroma, courtesy of Chinese camphor. Time-starved, yet skin craving energy and brightness? Make this your morning fix – smooth this cool, aloe vera and witch hazel-infused mask onto skin, leave for 30-120 seconds then remove with its muslin cloth. Skin wakes up and a rosy bloom appears as if by magic on the cheeks – disguising a sleepless night or hungover skin.

Parched, tight, winter-weary skin? Choose our intensely hydrating and comforting Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask – our very first face mask and beloved by all skin types in times of need. This is your indulgent mask, so set aside 10-15 minutes to let these reviving, soothing ingredients (comfrey, borage, shea butter) penetrate your skin. Apply a thick layer to cleansed skin and lie back in the bath for 15 minutes. Partner with cotton wool pads steeped in soothing Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion, and watch this space for our Indulgent Bath & Body collection to add to the moment. You’ll feel the difference to the touch – soft, restored, rehydrated, calm skin. A real treat on a cold wintry evening!

PS. Try a special trick with Instant Boost Skin Tonic! Spritz it over your mask (just before removing), or pour a little into your palms, then massage into skin to gently rehydrate and soften the mask. Alcohol-free, this aloe vera-rich skin brightener is the perfect partner to revive and soothe skin.

•    Finishing touches – Now just add a veil of moisture with Instant Boost Skin Tonic, and seal in that soft-skin sensation with your chosen moisturiser (try our everyday hero Skin Repair Moisturiser, or Superskin Moisturiser if skin needs that extra boost).

Some extra tips?

•    Get creative – Take a leaf out of our therapists’ book and use a different mask for different areas of your complexion. No rules, remember, just find what works best for you. I love Deep Cleansing Mask on my oily t-zone, with Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask on my cheeks.

•    Polish – For optimum results, make sure skin is beautifully soft before you start. Try exfoliating with Gentle Face Exfoliator – let the spherical beads roll gently over your skin, removing dead, dry skin cells, to help maximise your subsequent mask. A few seconds doing this reaps tangible results later.

Whatever your skin dilemma, our trio of face masks come to the rescue with a specific solution, so take a few minutes each week to really step up your skincare regime. You’ll notice a visible, lasting difference when you glance in the mirror and over the coming days. Enjoy and do share more about your favourite mask tips from the Liz Earle range – add your thoughts to the comments section below or share with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy, healthy New Year to you! After you’ve taken down the decorations and spring cleaned your house, turn your attention to you.  The cumulative effects of Christmas (late nights, stress, parties, alcohol, over-eating, central heating, winter weather, changing sleep patterns, and just the sheer pressure of the countdown to the 25th) all show in the harsh light of a cold January morning.

Perhaps now is the first time you’ve had the chance to look at yourself properly, without the flattering haze of those Christmas fairy lights?! It could be your hair, your complexion or your nails that are suffering. Skin can appear pallid and grey, or may be showing signs of dehydration (dull, lifeless tone, fine lines more visible). After the warmth of Christmas, January can feel a bit bleak and austere – dieting, exercise, no alcohol… but you know what, investing properly in your skin is the best (and quickest) thing that you can do for its short and long-term health. If you watch our QVC shows or meet me in store, you’ll often hear me saying that you should invest in your skin, as you wear it for life. This is where we should spend our focus, alongside those necessities of diet and fitness.

Restore a natural bloom to your complexion with our trusty trio of skincare essentials – the secret to a gorgeous glow! A firm twice-daily regime of cleansing, toning and moisturising, the Liz Earle way, reveals radiant effects within days – yes days. Soft, comforted, clean, balanced skin – and the importance of doing it twice daily is fundamental to skincare success. Ask any of our therapists for their top New Year tips and they’ll tell you – be religious about your night-time cleanse, tone and moisturise regime. So many of us cut corners in the evening, but it’s vital if you want skin to look its best. There are no tricks with Liz Earle – the botanicals work in synergy with your skin and do the hard work.

January is the perfect time to start. It can all feel rather exhausting – dieting, exercising, going on the wagon… but just a couple of minutes, twice daily, and you’ll see a visible radiance when you catch your reflection in the mirror. And of course, there’s that boost you get when friends start to ask what your secret is – you look so healthy and glowing! So, the best New Year’s resolution of all is to add something positive to your life – the difference that is Liz Earle skincare.

For a super start to 2014, your skincare solution is simple – sit back and relax about your skin, as just being diligent about your twice-daily regime will reap huge dividends. The range is flexible and you can tailor your moisturiser to your skin’s needs – no other scary rules to remember. Isn’t that a more positive way to start the New Year?

PS. Please do share the stories of your Christmas gift recipients. Are your friends reaping the benefits of fabulous skin, thanks to you? Do tell!

Skin is a true reflection of our internal health and wellbeing, so it’s no surprise that after the excess of Christmas, many of us experience what I call ‘festive fatigue’ in our complexion by January. Some of the most common signs that indicate the need of a good detox are congestion, breakouts, sensitivity, dehydration and dark circles. If you’re experiencing these symptoms then read on to discover my suggestions on how to put the zing back into skin…

Kick start with a ‘skintox’
Skin often benefits from a thorough deep clean after Christmas – not only does it clear blemishes and blackheads, but it also relieves fluid puffiness around the eyes and nose caused by a lack of sleep, a sluggish lymphatic system or an indulgent food intake. To kick start your skin’s road to recovery, I advise booking an appointment with an expert facialist for a treatment that is tailored to your specific skin needs. Why not visit one of our relaxing treatment rooms to experience our high-performance, yet utterly pampering, Signature Facial? This will also give you the opportunity to find out from your therapist how your skin generally is, and to evaluate your current daily skincare routine.Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Cleanse, tone, moisturise every day, twice a day
Cleanse, tone and moisturise – these three simple steps are fundamental to healthy skin and will also help maintain the results of your facial for longer.

Our Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is simply the best cleanser I have ever found, leaving skin perfectly clean, without compromising its protective barrier. I recommend performing a double cleanse once a week which will deep clean pores to help prevent blackheads and spots from forming in the future.

Follow with our alcohol-free Instant Boost Skin Tonic – it acts like a drink of water for dehydrated post-party skin. Finally, top with your choice Skin Repair or Superskin Moisturiser to prevent water loss and protect your complexion from environmental damage.

Problem solving skin
Keep your skin clear and blemish free by exfoliating once to twice a week – this will help slough away any stubborn surface skin cells that can contribute to blocked pores. Our Gentle Face Exfoliator is wonderfully creamy with spherical jojoba beads to gently lift away unwanted dead cells for clear and smoother skin.Deep Cleansing Mask

Likewise, our Deep Cleansing Mask is the ideal problem solver to calm and clear blemishes – it contains green Kaolin clay to draw out impurities and Manuka honey to soothe inflammation. Apply once or twice a week after exfoliating.

Make time for massage
Weekly eye massage will help stimulate circulation to lessen the appearance of tell-tale dark circles, fine lines and puffiness. Apply Smoothing Line Serum onto the orbital bone under the eyes and below the eyebrow. Then, using your index fingers, perform small friction moves back and forth, from the outer to inner corner of the eye, then ‘lifting sweeps’ to the inner corner of the brow, before progressing to the outer edge of the eye.

Recharge your lymphatic system
Our lymphatic system acts like a waste disposal system, breaking down toxins and bacteria and eliminating excess fluid in our tissues. Any form of movement – whether it’s gentle stretches, to more strenuous exercise – will help awaken the system. Also, try just a few minutes of dry body brushing every day before your shower which stimulates the lymph canals to drain toxic matter into the colon, leading to purification. Start with the soles of the feet working in an upwards motion towards the heart, using brisk sweeping strokes.  Body brushing can feel a little abrasive at first, so follow each brush sweep with a firm stroke from the other hand. This will help to soothe sensory nerve endings and calm the skin.

Stress, lack of sleep, over-indulgence (food, alcohol, late nights) – these all show immediately in your skin. With the busy party season almost upon us, here are my top tips on festive beauty corner-cutting.

cleanse-and-polishReclaim your radianceCleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is your saviour at this time of the year, but to really give partied-out skin the kiss of life, try our fast-acting
Brightening Treatment. Apply to skin and leave for two minutes (while you brush your teeth perhaps) for a zingy, skin-awakening whoosh that re-energises a colour-drained complexion.

Rehydrate Instant Boost Skin Tonic was made for hangovers! Keep a bottle in the fridge for extra skin cooling. Drench two cotton wool pads, place over apples of cheeks to instantly awaken and refresh skin, then let the gentle floral aroma ease you into the day ahead. Keep peepers fresh with Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion – perfect for revitalising jaded eyes, it’s one of our quick-fix cheats and also feels fabulous used straight from the fridge.

Disguise – If skin’s showing signs of stress (I defy anyone not to feel the stress level go up a notch over the festive season), let your botanical-enriched Liz Earle Colour come to the rescue. Sheer Skin Tint SPF 15 has won much-coveted beauty awards for a reason – because it’s wonderful for helping to even out uneven skin tones and leaves the complexion looking dewy and radiant. Try Light Reflecting Concealer in the inner corner of eyes, on either side of the top your nose and blend under brow bones for an instant wider-awake appearance. Frame the face by shaping brows with our Brow Pencil then use fingertips to add a dab of Healthy Glow Cream Blush. Finish with slick of Sheer Lip Gloss. So pretty, so fuss-free – these colour staples belie a tough start to any morning and are quick to apply on the go.

Boost your mood – Try starting the day with one of our three invigorating body washes…  Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash (a delicious floral-citrus), Energising Body Wash (a rosy hit of ‘wake-me-up’ energy), Liz Earle for Men Face and Body Wash (woody, warm and cocooning). Then choose your favourite Botanical Essence – No. 1 for its feel-good aroma, No. 15 for its seductive decadence or No. 100 for its floral burst of joy. Even if there’s no time for anything else, these wonderful scents will boost your mood as soon as you open the cap, or lift the glass lid.

Planning a duvet day? Run a hot bath, pop Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask on face, neck, décolletage and light your Eucalyptus & Rosemary Candle. Then lie back and let your favourite childhood memories of Christmas sweep over you. Dream of how you will create your own festive season to remember this year. After all, there’s no blueprint for a great Christmas – it’s all about enjoying the moment and taking the time to be with your loved ones.

Happy Christmas partying (and dreaming)!

Caroline X

PS. Check out our brilliant mobile website too. From your bed, the train, or even a sneak peak at your desk, get pronto delivery and an easy shopping experience, without lifting a finger (ok… maybe just two fingers to tap your smartphone). Spread the word – beauty at your fingertips!

Over the decades since we launched Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, you’ve voted for it in your thousands across customer and reader awards, testimonials via our stores and website and by phone – and it’s the top ‘recommend to a friend’ skincare essential in the Liz Earle range. Every 23 seconds, a C&P (as it’s affectionately known) whizzes out of our door… we now ship to over half the globe (imagine all the various climates and differing skin types and needs across the world!) and we’re close to hitting the magic 100 for the number of awards and accolades that our skincare icon has scored. You have helped elevate this humble cleanser to true iconic status. ‘How did we ever manage without it?’, quipped some key beauty editors when I met them recently.

So, to delight our loyal C&P devotees with a little surprise, we came up with a new twist on Cleanse & Polish which has the same precious formula, but a clever spin on the aroma. Cleanse & Polish Grapefruit & Patchouli Limited Edition launched in September and instantly became a huge hit, boasting the same key cleansing benefits of its original cousin, but fragranced with a deliciously energising blend of grapefruit and patchouli, as well as nine other essential oils (orange peel, lemon peel, mandarin orange, Virginian cedarwood, lavandin, rosemary, spearmint, clove leaf and vanilla absolute). Perfect for energising and enlivening the senses, this irresistible limited edition sold out very quickly, in fact, even faster than we expected. This meant many of you missed your chance to discover it, so now, just in time for Christmas, we’ve got a special surprise to make it up to you… Cleanse & Polish Grapefruit & Patchouli Limited Edition is back!

So whether you’d love to secure one as a Christmas gift for a girlfriend or daughter (particularly if they missed out first time around), or simply experience a very special twist on our cult-classic for yourself… now’s your chance! I for one am thrilled it’s back, and will be setting aside a pump or two for January – the zesty, refreshing aroma is perfect for the new year! One thing’s for sure, our comeback cleanser won’t be around for long and this time once it’s gone, it really has gone… so make sure you don’t miss out!

Thank you for your loyalty, your love for C&P and your feedback. Do share your passion on our Facebook pages – you never know, maybe we’ll see another twist on C&P in the future? Watch this space… Remember, we are led by you – what you demand, we develop!

Enjoy your enlivening new way to cleanse – I love it!
Caroline X

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Liz Earle customer centre! Here on the Isle of Wight, our phone lines are a hive of activity as our customers turn their thoughts to festive shopping and pre-party pampering.

For me, Christmas is all about family, and I am fortunate enough to have four generations of mine to buy for.  However this does mean I am constantly looking for gift ideas and inspiration to keep everyone happy, and to find presents that they will all genuinely love and want to use. Fortunately, our team here are experts in finding the perfect gifts for all ages and all budgets, as well as offering bespoke skincare and make up advice to help with the search!

My glamorous grandma has long been a fan of our Hand Repair, but this year I will also be treating her to our Hand and Body Treats, which includes our indulgent new Superskin Hand Serum.  With its skin-firming kigelia extract, and signature Superskin fragrance blend of neroli, chamomile and lavender, this has fast become a favourite with our customer centre customers, and I know my grandma will be equally impressed.

My mum is also a huge fan of our botanical treats, and I will be indulging her with our stunning Jan Constantine Stocking Collection. This beautiful limited-edition stocking, which was designed for us by the British designer Jan Constantine, will be a Christmas gift that she can enjoy for many years to come, while the daily skincare essentials and botanical body treats will leave her looking and feeling suitably pampered over the festive period.

And not forgetting the men of the family – my husband is a fan of fuss-free grooming, so our Men’s Face & Body Wash will be perfect for him. The ultimate in convenience, it’s gentle enough to be used on both face and body, with the advantage that it leaves both my husband and my bathroom beautifully scented after use.

I’ll also save the complimentary Luminous Beauty Gift For You that I receive as an extra present for any last-minute Christmas visitors. The stylishly presented Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, heavenly-scented Instant Boost Skin Tonic and subtly gleaming Sheer Lip Gloss in Water Lily are the perfect introduction to Liz Earle for any lucky recipient.

And best of all? By ordering through the customer centre, I can choose to send my gifts directly to their recipients, meaning I don’t have trek to the post office and queue up to send my goodies all over the country! Our friendly team can even include a gift message with your order. So when you call, just let us know what message you would like to send, and we’ll ensure that it’s included on one of our beautifully festive red gift slips.
And how to make the most of the time I’ll save by letting the customer centre take the stress out of Christmas shopping? I’ll be getting myself Christmas party-ready with my very own hero products – Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 for the perfect base, Healthy Glow Cream Blush in Nude for that rosy Christmas glow and a generous slick of Sheer Lip Gloss in Berry… ready for the mistletoe!