I find it really somewhat odd that if you search Google for ‘organic skincare’, the first thing that pops up is Liz Earle. Which obviously isn’t organic.
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How naughty of them to pay for a link like that.
Yes someone told me her stuff is full of paraben’s.. can you tell me what they are… I like her stuff I have to be honest, and it likes me, and I am highly sensitive xx
Goes against everything they ‘SAY’ they stand for.
It’s all hype and it really pisses me off.
And don’t get me started on their hypocritical paraben policy.
Yes, they use food grade parabens and have plenty on their site about how they believe paraben are safe. However, their newest products don’t contain parabens I believe.
I noticed that, too. It has put me off their products – so, marketing people at Liz Earle, if you are reading this: not everyone is as gullible as you seem to think.
I’m gullible. And now I’m gutted – where does it say their products contain parabens? Is no-one out there capable of being honest?! Grrrrr…
I think that they are very clear on their website that they use parabens, so I am not sure its fair to call them hypocritical or dishonest on that score.
I don’t think their products are particularly unusual in any way, and they certainly aren’t organic.
Selecting organic products if you have sensitive skin isn’t necessarily a good idea. Organic products are supposed to have more impurities, that being the whole point, so you will be exposing your skin to a wider range of things to react to. The logical strategy would be to look for the products with fewest ingredients on the list.
this was the liz earle people’s comment when i asked to see full ingredient lists of their products:
“We only list the natural ingredients for products on our website as
these are the ones that benefit the skin; trace amounts of ingredients
such as emulsifiers and preservatives are simply necessary for the
stability and safe function of the water-based products and you will
find our policy regarding preservatives under our ‘Frequently Asked
Questions’. However, we do have a full ingredients list available and
if you would kindly confirm your full name and address details we would
be delighted to send you a copy.”
my question: are you saying the not-so-natural ingredients won’t benefit the skin…..?
They also use synthetic fragrance – even in the Instant Skin Boost Tonic – while on qvc she just harps on about the aloe vera in it…
Is it true they’ve been bought by Avon?
Oh thank goodness, all you clearly lovely, intelligent, and skin care savvy people who have commented above, are not fooled by Liz Earle products.
I wonder if Avon think their customers will be fooled?
Colin: I couldnt agree more with your comment 😀 especially about looking for ‘fewer ingredients in your products’.
Seek out those with a long history or safe use in their natural raw form. Think cold pressed botanical oils and butters.
Great UK Blog to come across British Beauty Blogger. Thanks for reinstating my faith in savvy consumers again today. 😀
That’s interesting – I was just checking her website yesterday – she comes across as somewhat arrogant, saying the research that questioned the safety of parabens is ‘flawed’. I’ve just started going through my toiletries and chucking those with parabens. There are plenty of lovely products around without them, so why take the risk? I’m sure the use of parabens is all down to money.
I had chosen liz earle’s products after reading rave reviews in the green beauty bible, which I picked up looking for environmentally friendly and healthy products. I guess the book is as deceptive as LE’s marketing? Could someone please post a list of paraben-free products? thank you.