This Natural Moisturiser Promises To Balance Combination Skin. Does It Deliver?

by Gio
review liz earle skin repair moisturiser normal combination

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every moisturiser came in multiple versions, one for each skin type?

Case in point: Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser. It comes in three versions: normal/combination, oily/combination and dry/sensitive.

The dry/sensitive would be too rich and pore-clogging for my skin type. The oily/combo too thin and unable to provide me with all the moisture I need. The normal/combination version is just right. Here’s how it fares:

What’s In Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Normal/Combination?

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Don’t let the name scare you! Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is derived from coconut and glycerin.

Coconut oil is very moisturising – and very comedogenic. So scientists turn it into Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, an ingredient that retains all its moisturising powers in a lighter texture that doesn’t clog pores or gives you acne.

These moisturising powers come from fatty acids: they strengthen the skin’s protective barrier so that moisture stays in and germs, pollutants and other enemies of your skin stay out.

Related: The Complete Guide To Coconut Oil In Skincare

AVOCADO OIL

Millennials’ fave food is a moisturising powerhouse for your skin.

Avocado oil is rich in fatty acids that moisturise skin. They work by creating a barrier on the skin that traps moisture in, leaving it soft and supple for hours.

It’s also loaded with antioxidants, like carotenoids and vitamin E that fight free radicals damage and protect skin from UV damage.

In other words, an avocado a day keeps both dryness and wrinkles away.

Related: Can Vitamin E Heal Scars?

GLYCERIN

Glycerin is in every skincare product, isn’t it? It found its way into Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Normal/Combination, too, obvs.

Its job is to provide extra moisture to the skin, so avocado oil can lock it in. It usually takes it from the environment, like the air you breathe or the deeper layers of your skin.

Once your skin has that extra moisture, it plumps up, softens up and glows.

Related: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Glycerin In Skincare

Texture

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Normal/Combination is a pale yellow in color and has a consistency that’s not light but not too thick either. It absorbs quickly without leaving any greasy residue behind.

Fragrance

Herbal and fresh.

How To Use It

It’s the last step of your PM routine. You can also use it in the AM right before sunscreen.

Performance & Personal Opinion

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Normal/Combination is so moisturizing, it leaves my skin soft, smooth and hydrated for the entire day.

It does what any good moisturizer should: it hydrates skin, prevents it from drying out, and keeps it soft and looking good for hours. All that without clogging my pores, giving me acne and irritating my skin. Phew!

I just have one gripe with this moisturizer: it doesn’t control oil production at all. After a couple of hours, shiny patches in my t-zone start to appear and I have to use oil-blotting sheets several times throughout the day to remove excess oil.

liz earle skin repair moisturiser normal combination review

Who Is This For?

Normal to combination skin.

Who Is This Not For?

  • Dry skin: It’s not rich enough for you.
  • Oily skin: It doesn’t control oil production.

Packaging

Like all Liz Earle products, Skin Repair Moisturiser Normal/Combination comes in different sizes and packaging types:

  • 50ml jar
  • 50ml tube
  • 50ml jar x2
  • 50ml jar x3
  • 15ml tube

I’ve got the jar, but I wish I had gone with the tube instead. It’s more hygienic.

Does Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Normal/Combination Live Up To Its Claims?

CLAIMTRUE?
This expertly balanced moisturiser softens, smoothes and conditions skin for a naturally healthy-looking glow.Yes, it does moisturise skin.
This lightweight formula intensely hydrates without leaving skin feeling oily for an instantly soft and smooth complexion.True, it’s fairly lightweight and doesn’t feel greasy on the skin.

Price & Availability

From £8.50 to £61.50 (for 50ml jar x3) at Feel Unique and John Lewis

Do You Need It?

I wouldn’t say it’s a must. But if you’re looking for a good moisturiser for combination skin, and your t-zone isn’t too oily, this is worth a try.

Dupes & Alternatives

Ingredients

Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Cetyl alcohol, Glycerin, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Sorbitan stearate, Borago officinalis seed oil, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl esters, Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, Echinacea purpurea extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Beta-carotene, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium lactate, Panthenol, Parfum (fragrance), Benzoic acid, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Tocopheryl acetate, Dehydroacetic acid, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Limonene, Lactic acid, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Ascorbyl palmitate. 

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6 comments

Trisha March 14, 2011 - 6:24 pm

That’s too bad about the lack of SPF. That seems like such a given these days.

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beautifulwithbrains March 14, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Trisha, I agree. I would have liked this moisturizer more if it contains SPF as well. Although I think one should still use a sunscreen regardless of that. 🙂

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Dee March 14, 2011 - 6:37 pm

I like that you can purchase a smaller trail size to test out! been hearing some good things about Liz Earle, I really want to give it a try!

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beautifulwithbrains March 14, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Dee, Liz Earle offer sample sizes of all their products and that’s one of the things that I love the most about the brand. More companies should follow their example. Liz Earle products are really good, you should try thier Hot Cloth Cleanser, that’s awesome! 🙂

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Makeup Morsels March 15, 2011 - 3:23 am

I usually wear separate moisturizers and sunscreens, so the lack of spf doesn’t bother me too much. I really like everything I’ve tried from this brand so far 🙂

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beautifulwithbrains March 15, 2011 - 8:14 am

Makeup Morsels, Liz Earle has created a great range of products, I’ìm glad you like them too. I wear a separate sunscreen too so, like you, I don’t mind it much that ir doesn’t contain SPF. But when a product dos, it’s always a plus. 🙂

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