Monday, March 7, 2011

Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask Review

Hi everyone, today I'm going to do a review on a face mask that I have recently tried and loved: Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask.

I bought the Deep Cleansing Mask Starter Pack (£12.75) which contains a 75ml tube of mask & two sponges.

The 75ml tube is not huge, but a little goes a long way with this mask and I can see it lasting quite a long time.

The two sponges it comes with. They aren't very soft to the touch, but are effective in removing the mask.


Ingredients include; aloe vera, manuka honey, propolis, white clay, green clay, and geranium essential oil

Liz Earle is a company that uses organic products whenever they possibly can. Their products harness the powers of naturally active ingredients. Liz Earle is completely against animal testing, they do not use animal ingredients, nor do they use mineral oils in their products.

I am already a fan of their haircare and have heard lots of great reviews on their skincare line. I normally use hydrating paper masks, so was looking for an effective deep cleansing clay mask.

According to Liz Earle:

Our highly concentrated clay and botanical mask for spots, oily, and combination or problem-prone skin. Includes green kaolin clay to help eliminate impurities and absorb excess oil, calming manuka honey, sootinh propolis plus rose scented geranium essential oil to leave you skin looking clean and clear.

Not suitable for sensitive skin.


Smooth over face and neck. Leave on for 5-10 mins. Wipe away residue with sponge.

My Thoughts:
Scent and Texture

The mask certainly has that 'natural product' scent. It's quite strong and smells of clay and slightly of fermenting fruit. The texture is a lot lighter than typical clay based masks. It's creamy, light and very easy to spread. Only a small amount is needed as a little goes a long way.

How it felt on skin
It felt really fresh to apply. The mask sets very quickly and soon tightens as the mask begins to dry. Though the mask felt tight on my skin, it wasn't unbearably so. I used the sponges included to wipe off the mask from my skin. I then splashed my face with cold water to get rid of all traces of the mask. The sponges felt a little rough on my skin, so those with sensitive skin beware (you might have to give this mask a miss). Eventhough I have sensitive skin, the mask did not irritate my face.

I'm using pictures of the mask on my hand to show you what it looks like once applied.

mask first applied:

mask after 5 mins:

This mask is great! My skin feels super fresh and clean after using it. My pores look smaller, my skin looks clearer. Right after using the mask, my skin feels really supple and springy to the touch. My skin also feels incredibly soft after use.

I found the mask to be pretty affordable for such an effective product. I really love this mask, and my skin always feels great after using it.


-good value for money

-really effective at deep cleansing

-skin felt great (fresh, supple and smooth) after use

-uses naturally active ingredients


-may not be suitable for sensitive skin

-some might not like the scent


  1. wow, i love the sponge, i wanna try it.
    i want to try that mask too its looks great..
    i heard that mask are good for oily skin..

  2. I want to try this mask for such a long time but I never got around buying it. After reading your review I want to try it more then never :).

    I love Liz Earle products, right now I'm using the "Cleanse and Polish" cream cleanser and the "Instant Boost" tonic. I think that most Liz Earle products are great value for money and really effective.

  3. This sounds like a gem of a find for oilier skin types. Unfortunately my skin is dry dry I think I will need to avoid this. Great review though!

  4. thanks for the review. i have very sensitive skin, thanks for the heads up! :)

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  5. what an excellent review! I do want to try this mask one day, it sounds quite effective. I need a deep cleaning! :D

  6. This is a great review Penelope! Thank you :)

    Kisses, Melanie

  7. Great review. The sponge isn't super soft but i love that kind of sponge.

  8. I'm reading all the good stuffs abt this mask & m determined to look for it.

    & when i got to the bottom "-may not be suitable for sensitive skin" geez...

  9. Thanks everyone for your comments! @dblchin yeah, unfortunately according to Liz earle the product is not suitable for sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin, and it's been ok for me so far. I guess it just depends on each individual x

  10. Great review, Penelope!:D

    This mask sounds promising and I like that it came with sponges!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  11. Really enjoy reading your reviews :D
    will give liz earle a try !think i pass by their shop in sloane street!x

  12. I am currently wearing my liz earle deep cleansing mask now and i love the stuff!

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