29.6.12

Liz Earle - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly



This one is a difficult one to write as there is so much love in the blogger community for the Liz Earle (LE) brand. I found LE on QVC many years ago long before I became aware of blogs. I share the love for her products but did you know that some LE products contain parabens? For example the product pictured above (Intensive Nourshing Treatment) contains Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben and Isobutylparaben.  

"Some of our formulations are preservative-free. We do use preservatives when absolutely essential for product safety. We use relatively low concentrations of the highest grade, broad-spectrum preservatives and consider natural preservatives wherever possible." (source link)

The one good thing about LE is the website does give the option of viewing a full ingredients list for every product. However, you have to ignore the key ingredients and scroll to bottom of page. I know Sheer Skin Tint, Intensive Nourishing Treatment, Brightening Treatment Mask, Daily Eye Repair, Smoothing Line Serum and Eyebright contain parabens. Majority of the range is okay but I feel these few products let the side down.  They also contain the preservative Phenoxyethanol an ingredient that some people like to avoid.

I know not everyone has the same philosophy about skin care as me. Choosing to use only natural synthetic free products is a personal decision but for me it's the difference between having almost perfect skin and not suffering from eczema. You are probably all sick of me saying this but the best dupe for the LE range is Tropic Pure Plant Skincare. Same price, similar product range and natural ingredients. Click here to see my review of Tropic products.


If anyone can recommend a similar mask to the LE one (with zero parabens) then please let me know.



8 comments:

  1. Great post hun. I didn't realise that some of these products had parabens in them. xx

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    1. Thank you :) I think many people are surprised by this, I was in the beginning

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  2. Yes I was surprised to learn that some LE products contain parabens but as mentioned the good thing is they are clearly marked on their website.
    I've never used this one or similar I'm afraid so can't offer advice, I've never had dry skin.
    Tropic is on much list to try but I have a major back log at the moment lol x

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    1. When you finally get around to trying Tropic I hope you like it because otherwise I shall feel bad lol. I know what you mean about back log and the shopping list gets longer by the minute :)

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  3. I was shocked the first time I realised some LE products conatined parabens. I was always under the impression that everything about the brand was natural.
    xo

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    1. It was the same for me when I first found the brand :)

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  4. I was going to try Liz Earle but a friend had some of their products and I was shocked to see they contained parabens, so I will avoid (plus they contain beeswax and I am only buying vegan products from now on). I am going to try Tropic next :) xx

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    1. If you do get Tropic I'd love to hear what you think? I've been a fan for a number of years now :)

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