Liz Earle smoothing line serum is a lightweight, oil free moisturiser. Liz Earle advertise it as an all over face moisturiser but I use it mainly under my eyes. And whatever is left, I apply it between my eyebrows and around my mouth.
Like other Liz Earle products, smoothing line serum is also packed with potent botanical ingredients like grapeseed extract. It has gel like texture and consistency. It absorbs into skin beautifully without feeling tacky or oily. Under the eyes, it gets a bit tacky due to thin skin and at that point I leave it to absorb into skin on its own; without dabbing or rubbing it further to avoid any tugging or pulling of skin. It comes in a 10 ml plastic bottle with a pump.
You need a very tiny amount. One full pump is enough for forehead, around mouth and neck, basically wherever you can some lines and half pump is for eyes.
I have oily skin. I don’t have any visible lines around my eyes but some fine lines and dehydration does happen now and then. I find it moisturising rather than oily or greasy in any kind of weather. I have used it in winters and in summers. I have been using it for about two years now. It certainly firms, plums and moisturises. I don't need any advance or stronger eye cream at this stage. And if you are wondering, I am 30+.
The other best thing about this serum is, it provides a good base to makeup as well. I have never experienced any under eye creasing or slipping of concealer with it. kindly ignore the fact that the bottle is scruffy and the text is rubbed off. That is the only thing I don’t like about the packaging but it does not affect my opinion.
I will must add at the end that it is not suitable for mature skin. I will not consider it as a hard core anti-ageing moisturiser. If you are someone who has deep visible lines or wrinkles, it may not work to your liking.
Now the actual reason due to which I decided to review the Liz Earle smoothing line serum. Whatever you read in my post till now, every word is true and based on my two years of experience with this product. However, this summer when I got the serum, after a couple of weeks I noticed that the colour of serum turned slightly different. I sent a message to Liz Earle and I was told that because it contains natural ingredients, that could be the reason. And to be honest that is quite normal with natural ingredients based products. But this is not the only problem I am facing with it. After few application, i started noticing tiny bumps around my eyes under the skin which don’t have any white head and I can’t remove them. They reduced in number as I have stopped using it now. Don’t get me wrong, it still works all the wonders which I described above but because of these tiny bumps, I have to say goodbye to this serum and toss it in a bin. I am disappointed, really. It is not easy to find a holy grail skincare product very often and my skin do not normally accept everything I put on it. If you have any recommendation, then kindly leave it in the comment section below. xx
Liz Earle smoothing line serum is available at Boots and retails for £16.75.
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