Monday, 29 August 2016

LIZ EARLE Smoothing Line Serum Review & Disappointment


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.



In the memory of my brother  

16 comments:

  1. I am using the skin care regimen from Liz Earle these days and I am loving it! Thanks for such an honest review :) Love your posts :)

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  2. What a shame that it went a bit funny. I'd be really disappointed in it - especially as Liz earle tends to be more pricey.

    http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree. This is not cheap either. And there is still a lot left in the bottle ☹️

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  3. Liz Earle never disappointed me with any of their other products before. But I don't know what happened to this one. May be I got the bad product or something

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  4. Thanks for the honest review. I have been seeing a lot about this serum recently.

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  5. I do like serums as they are more intense than a cream, I have seen Liz Earle products before but never used it myself

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  6. Oh no, what a disappointment. Liz Earle is usually pretty reliable. Have you tried any of the French pharmacy brands, like La Roche-Posay, Avene or Nuxe?

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    1. I trust Liz Earle blindly but somehow this product went bad. I do use french pharmacy brands quite often. I love Avene and La Roche Posey

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  7. Oh that's a shame that this product is no longer working for you. I have heard great things about Liz Earle products but hope you find something else more suitable.

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  8. I'm sorry one of your favourite products are no longer working! :( I'm also a fan of natural beauty products and I'm currently trying out "Drops of Youth" from The Body Shop to review for my blog. 99% of it's ingredients are from natural origins and it's brilliant on my skin!

    Have you ever tried DIY-ing a facial oil? I make mine myself and it's transformed my skin :) I blog about it all the time.

    Claire x

    www.scottishskin.co.uk

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    1. I am also trying the Drops of Youth from TBS. It is pretty nice actually.

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  9. A good product certainly gone bad. Honestly you just cant trust cosmetics these days

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  10. I've had some odd reactions from Liz Earl products. I ended up.gifting a load of stuff to my friend.

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  11. That's a shame! I've dealt with skin problems since I was 11 and only now use their cleanse, polish and toner and noticed that my skin is the healthiest it has ever been! Like any brand, there are good and bad so glad I don't need to waste money on a product that has changed ingredients that have made it worse.

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