Beauty Without Fuss

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

(Almost) Organic Wednesday Liz Earle + Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed, thank you lovelies!

When I'm asked about handcream, I very rarely have to stop and think, I simply say "Liz Earle Hand Repair", because I truly believe it's one of the best handcreams I've ever tried.  It smells divine, sinks in easily, doesn't leave a greasy residue (it leaves them matte, the first handcream I ever tried that did that!), and it leaves your hands soft and moisturised for hours on end.  I may flirt with other creams whose scent I admire, but it's safe to say that in the handcream race Liz Earle has won my gold medal.

I'm a big fan of the Liz Earle brand, and have been ever since it debuted on QVC back in the mid-90s.  In fact, I think my second ever purchase from QVC was a Liz Earle tester set, and I've liked the brand ever since! Their commitment to  natural ingredients (though they don't claim to be certified organic), alongside a female-friendly profile - Liz is a wonderful spokesperson for the brand -  and a desire to keep luxury affordable, are things I always admire. 

After I wrote a little feature the other day about my dry skin tips (in response to a reader request) the company got in touch and offered to give one of my readers a set of their Superskin goodies!  Perfect for treating  dry, and flaky skin in winter time, the kit includes:
  • Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml
  • Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 30ml
  • Superskin Moisturiser 15ml
  • Superskin Concentrate 2ml
  • Sample size of new Superskin Eye & Lip Treatment
  • 1 pure muslin cloth
  • Zip-up kit bag
OR, if you're not suffering from dry skin at the moment, don't worry, Liz Earle is offering a bottle of her brand new fragrance instead: Botanical Essence No.1 which is 98% natural, and contains (amongst other things) lavender, patchouli, rose and bergamot which sounds perfectly divine!

Now, because I'm hosting this giveaway, and because I'm a helpless over-sharer, I'll be adding a couple of prizes too, plus I will personally be providing the second prize.  I'm off to IMATS the weekend of 30th/31st January, and I'll pick up some mystery gifts for the lucky winners while I'm there.  They'll have to remain a mystery for now, as, well ... I haven't bought them yet!  Companies exhibiting at IMATS include Ilamasqua, OCC, Crown Brush ... who knows what'll be in the bags?

To enter, all you have to do is be a follower of the blog - click the link on the right there, if you haven't already! - and add a comment to this post telling me what your particular skin-care concern is (doesn't have to be dry skin, it could be something like open pores, or dark circles for example), please leave me a valid email address and say whether you'd prefer the skincare or the fragrance. If you're not a follower of the blog, don't worry, I'll be holding a giveaway which is open to all entrants in the near future. 

This giveaway is open internationally, and will the draw will be held on Sunday 7th February.  We'll do our best to ensure you get your goodies in time for Valentines Day!


  1. Great giveaway hunnie :)
    I have quite a few skincare concerns, Oily skin & large pores been one of them! At the moment stil havent found anything to help my problem & some make up, such as foundation can be a nightmare for oily skin!

  2. Ooh, fab give away. My skin care concern is the very thin skin under my eyes. It means I have blue circles, which are rubbish. And I have yet to find a concealer that really covers them and looks natural.

    I'm going to have to check out the handcream as well, my hands are awful at the moment.

    If I were the lucky winner I would like the skincare set, I've always wanted to try Liz Earle stuff. Email:

  3. woot! found the follow button! hehe
    my biggest skin care concern is actually the slight wrinkling i'm getting. getting older sucks!
    i would prefer the skincare if i win. i have so much perfume right now...macy's would be envious!

  4. I've not tried Liz Earle. But my HG hand cream is by Soap & Glory, hand food is what it's called. It lussssshhhh! I keep one at work, one in my handbag and one in my kitchen, ahaha, geek!

    Ooooh, giveawayyy. Skincare <3 My skin is in fairly good condition at the moment (touch wood). The only concern I have is with pigmentation. It is a common problem amongst darker skinned folks. And it's such a shame there aren't many products out there in the market that actually work. I've seen some products in boots but it only contains licorice extracts, which is all well and good for lighter skin tones, but for darker skin tones, it's just not enough to work. Well in my opinion anyway. Maybe one day I will make my own product and be the saviour for darker skinned beauts. A girl can dream... ;)

  5. Hi! I'd like to win the set please :) My skin problem is mainly just dry skin - I can never find a moisturiser to sort it out!
    My email address is:

  6. Wow... truly amazing giveaway hunny. So generous of both the company and yourself. Ive been hearing a lot about the Liz Earle range lately, Marcia from let there be shopping, has recommended it to me before now. Times are hard pennies wise at the moment though :( I will definitely be trying some of her products in the future though.

    My main concern I suppose is the whole aging process. I'm 28 now and I do worry about my skin and worry about them dreaded wrinkles and fine lines, so most of my skincare is aimed towards preventing the inevitable wrinkles for as long as I can. I do suffer with horrible dark circles aswell, really purple/blue ones, I hate them and have tried numerous products to try and ease them, but sadly none have worked. Also the skin under my eyes and on my eyelids is very loose, which again I hate so much. Tried so many different firming creams but to no avail. :(

    The search goes on... haha.

    Oh after all that, I forgot if I even said enter me, so enter me please darlin' :)


  7. Hey, what a lovely giveaway :) I'm a follower and I'd prefer the skin care kit.

    My skin care concern is dry hands at the moment. They seem dry no matter the amount of times I moisturize.



  8. My skin care concern is that I have super sensitive dry skin but suffer from hormonal breakouts, it's a pain in the butt! I'd love to try the skincare stuffies :)

    Oh and I'll be at IMATS too :D

    Kelly x


  9. Hiya, enter me for skincare please, I have terrible dark circles and very sensitive dehydrated combination skin and freckles, so my biggst problem is getting an even skintone with freckles, dark circles and redness, i look like a painting LOL, thanks a lot for making this givaway!!! xoxoxo

  10. Ohh - definitely gunna try for this one! My concern is dry skin with very occasional breakouts, and anti-ageing. I'd like to be entered for the skincare set pretty please... My email address is;
    Thanks and good luck to everyone!

  11. hey! fantastic giveaway!
    I suffer from clogged pores on my chin, no matter what I try they seem to just keep coming! Im always open to new ideas :) I would prefer the skincare kit.

  12. Hi. My skincare concerns: sensitive skin, large pores, oily T-zone, blemishes, alergies. That's it, I guess :)
    So, yes, if I were to win the giveaway I would choose the Superskin skincare set.
    Thanks for having this giveaway and enjoy your days at IMATS! xx

  13. heyy...thanx for the giveaway!!

    i don't really suffer from dry skin (touch wood)..but i have really BAD dark circles :(
    i'm getting benefit erase pase for my bday though..*exciteD* (it better work lol
    please enter me into the giveaway and i'll go for the perfume, seeing as others could probably benefit more from the skincare kit than me!

  14. Amazing giveaway!

    I actually have quite a few skin care concerns, actually. But currently my biggest problem would have to be huge pores. Makeup helps a bit, but not really. I'm not quite sure how to fix them.

    I would love to be entered for the perfume. It sounds absolutely lovely!

  15. Amazing giveaway! Yes I'm a follower.
    Right now I'm suffering from a combination of dry skin and horrible hormonal breakouts.

    I would like to try the skincare set, I've great things about Liz Earle!

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

  16. Great giveaway! I have two main skin concerns, they are large pores and dark circles.
    I'd like to win the skin care.
    My email address is

  17. Liz Earle is certainly very generous with this. Do count me in please as I doubt I have any access to Liz Earle products here. If possible, I'd choose the fragrance.

    My biggest skin concern has to do with large open pores. Hate them!

    Thanks! witoxicity8 at gmail dot com.

  18. Great giveaway!

    My skincare concern is getting old! My skin looks dull and wrinkled. I was horrified at the amount of wrinkles I had in the last photos someone took of me.

    If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd like the skincare. kitty dot karate at gmail dot com.

  19. Perfume! For my mummy! My skincare concern is that I am too scared to get botox.

  20. Amazing giveaway!
    I find I have quite a few skin concerns of late. I'm in my late 20's and have seen an increase in dry skin around my T-Zone. I use a great moisturiser and exfoliate but it doesn't seem to help that much.
    If I were to win, I'd love the skincare set.
    thanks xxxx

  21. What a fabulous giveaway! :)

    My #1 skin care concern is acne. My body seems to be going trough a second puberty. I am in my 30's. No matter what I try, nothing seems to help. I get big blemishes under the skin that are very sore.

    email is sweetmelf @ yahoo (dot) ca

    thank you so much!

    I would be interested in the fragrance. :)

  22. My main skin care concern is sensitivity. Everything seems to irritate my skin! And if I won I'd choose the fragrance :)

    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. yayyee i was actually waiting for a giveaway by you.
    I have pesky blackheads that are small but still there and I can’t seem to ever get rid of them completely and My skin care concerns are very dry skin that looks very unhealthy, and some small light discolorations on parts of my skin.
    i loved both i really wanna go for skin care.:))

  24. Oh my goodness, what an amazingly generous giveaway!
    My skincare concern would be getting dry lips. It doesn't just happen in winter, i often have lips so dry they crack and sting.
    Also i have slight rosacea, especially lower down on my cheeks.
    I'd love to win the skincare set.
    my email address is:
    i also wanted to say it's lovely that you'll be doing a giveaway open to people who aren't even following you, you're so kind :)

  25. Delightful! I'd love to try the skincare stuff as I've been wondering whether to spring for the hot cloth polish stuff - my skin is v.congested and I have trouble not picking.

    Oh - e-mail is

  26. Great giveaway, thanks for sharing!

    My skincare concerns seems to be multiple and incurable at the moment. My skin's dry, so I'm using loads of moisturiser (I have the same Neal's Yard Frankincense one as you), but I'm also having a spot outbreak - even though my face couldn't be less greasy! Maybe it's too much moisturiser, but what am I meant to do?! They seem to be going now, but I've no idea what triggered the little blighters! I'd think I had the pox if I hadn't already had them!

    I'd (obviously) love the dry skin kit, if I won. Email:

    Thanks lovely x

  27. Skincare concerns? God where do I begin?! The little wrinkles that are creeping under my eyes at the grand old age of EIGHTTEEN,the dark circles,flakey forehead,open pores on my cheeks..

    Ok so it's probably not as bad as I make it out to be and generally it's in good condition but all the little niggles do get annoying and cost me a fortune! If I won I would like the skincare prize.

    Great Contest btw!

  28. Fab Giveaway.

    My main concern is humongus pores

    If I were the lucky winner I would like the skincare set, I've been trying to use up all of the products currently cluttering up my bathroom so i can justify getting some.

  29. At 54 years young, my concern is aging skin. I spent too much time in the sun over the years and I am paying for it now.

    If I win, I would like the skincare set.

  30. Hi this is jane

    My skin thing is puffiness round/under the eyes. And shininess/greasiness. I used to think I had dry skin! No!

    If I am lucky enough TO WIN I'd like the fragrance pls.

    jane xx

  31. Hello! I'm new to this. I'm following you and you're my first since I've been on here. :)

    So, I have dark eye circles. Also i have dry skin on my cheeks and my T-zone is oily, so i have to try different products for it.

    I would like the skincare range please. Thank you for you effort.
    My email address is

  32. Great giveaway! I've always struggled with very dry hands especially with teh job I have. I am handling chemicals all day washing my hands constantly so in the winter they can easily end up so dry they crack and bleed. I'm very curious about that hand cream now as I can't stand oily lotions!

  33. Natalie Robinson25 January 2010 at 10:33

    Loving your blog!

    Dark circles are my ultimate problem. I know a lot of it is down to genetics but that doesn't make me feel much better as I struggle to find something that doesn't make me look like I've been in a fight every day haha.
    Pleeeeeease help!

    If I'm lucky enough to win a prize I'd love the Liz Earle skin care set x

  34. eek open pores, oiliness and spots especially on my chin are - I am 31 I thought I would have grown out of this by now :( I would prefer the fragrance oh to have drier skin :(

  35. Hey :)

    My current face care issue is dryness around the eyes, I have been using my normal eye rollerball from Garnier and it's stopped working. I checked inside it and there is plenty of product left so I don't know what the situation is there. I'll be trying more eye creams in the hope that I figure this out.

    I would love the skin care if I was to win this :)

  36. I have generally dry skin and im pregnant so I know its only going to get worse! One of the best face creams for dry skin I have ever used is Avons Dry skin sos, and I have used everything from medicated to high end expensive creams!

  37. WooHoo - Love Liz Earle!
    My main skin concern is dryness. I guess i have genetically dry skin, which is also badly dehydrated due to my dislike of drinking water and fondness for diet coke and cider (not together, just to be clear ;0). I use Liz Earle clense and polish everyday and follow with lashings of superskin moisturiser. This routine really keeps my skin in check. Would love to try the perfume, so if i won that woud be my pref. Thanks xxx

  38. Daiane Negretti
    follower: Daya, muito prazer...

    Great giveaway, i would like to win the skin care kit
    Beside dryness, meu main concern is the lines around my mouth and eyes =(

  39. I'm so jealous that you're going to the IMATS!

  40. Nice giveaway, I missed it somehow!

    My skincare concerns are open pores, spots and oily skin, It `really gets on my nerves, but I manage to keep it at bay with mattifying lotions and stuff.. oh, and a good foundation!

    I'd prefer the skicare stuff if I was lucky enough to win, I am dying to try some liz earle stuffs!

  41. I'd love to be entered into this giveaway for the skincare please!!

    My biggest skin concern is my oily nose, i suffer from blckheads on just my nose :( so annoying! i also get very dry lips :(

    my email address is

    thank you!! xxxxx

  42. Just became a follower. Aside from having dry skin, I'm starting to have brown age spots on my face. Yikes! Now I'm in search of a nice concealer.

    Will love to win the skin care kit.

    jaydemia at gmail dot com

  43. The perfume is gorgeous, please enter me ;)

    Skin issues - dry dry dry skin apart from the occasional break out, thought had left my teens way way behind me. And dry hands always, even though I moisturise several times a day.

  44. I follow this blog.
    My skincare concerns are acne and the dry flaky skin that I get from the acne treatments I use.

    I'd prefer the skincare.

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

  45. Hoping that I'm as lucky in this comp as you were in ours - although the odds are rather smaller.

    I don't have a real skincare concern right now (apart from smelling of fish ;)) but I do get the odd whopper of a spot so I suppose I'm on the lookout for blemish treatments.

    I'd like to try the perfume, if I get lucky.

  46. What a lovely generous give away! I do already have a few bits from Liz Earle but going to enter anyway as other bits sound intriguing... can never have too many beauty bits (thats not entirely true actually, you can).

    My skincare concern is the laughter lines under my eyes- they shouldn't be there and I want them gone! :)

  47. So now I am following you, am I still stalking you?

    I remember Liz Earle when she was a journo on GMTV!

  48. How did I miss this! What fab prizes!

    I have so many skin concerns. I am mostly concerned about signs of aging, I have a lot of fine lines and a couple of lines that aren't fine! Then we have the large pores... then we have the hormonal acne once a month (I'm 35!) sob. But mainly the wrinkles are my major concern.

    If I won I think I'd choose the fragrance as it sounds lovely.

  49. Ooh, thanks for the reminder, missed your original post. I couldn't belive it when I saw you'd only been blogging 6 months. Well done on a fantastic blog!

    Liz Earle are a great company, some great articles on their site (see fact sheets, under skincare experts).

    My my most pressing skin concern of the minute is a strange dry patch thats appeared next to my lip since last weekend. It's highly anoying as it's putting me off trying my IMATS goodies in case it sensitivity related. I've been treating it with Liz's superskin concentrate which is really balancing for out of kilter skin.

    I'd love to try the perfume.
    sparklzandshine 'at'

  50. Wow, what a fantastic giveaway! So sweet of you! I suffer with the dreaded combination skin type! I have an oily T-zone but then sensitivity and dryness on my cheeks, chin etc. I'd love to try Liz Earle, I never knew they used natural ingredients. That's fantastic news.


  51. My skin worries, oh where to start! Spots mainly, or spot damaged (don't pick, scratch them people!!), red blotches, open pores, oily patches, blackheads, whiteheads, scars, wrinkles, dark dry undereyes.. lots of material there!!

    Great giveaway! I'd love the skin stuff to try and help me feel a bit more human!!

    Emma :)

  52. Hey hun fab give away :D

    Enter me please, My skin care worry would have to be - When i was in school i used to use the sunbeds all the time and i now worry what aging damage i did to my skin, I dont use them now but still have that worry :)

    If i won i would like the Skin care set


  53. Hey, what a cool giveaway! My skin concern this winter has been dry skin on my hands so I've started using cotton gloves overnight for intense moisturising...the liz earle handcream sounds perfect though so I'll have to give that a try!

    Please enter me to win the skincare set, Liz xx

  54. Beter late than never eh? Great giveaway chick.

    My ongoing skin battle, and it has been for the past 3 years, is the oilies. I've just got spots, somewhat, under control now only if I could find a solution to control the freakin oil. Yuck.

    So I'm all about the skincare and my e-mail is


  55. I always have dry hands due to dermatitis and can never find anything that works and sinks in quickly.

    Skincare plz :D

  56. Hi hi

    I forgot to enter! My skin looks tired and lifeless and tends to sensitive. I also have hospital dry hands. Great giveaway!

  57. Hey please enter me!

    I have pigmentation blemishes on my skin, which means that I always have to wear foundation even when my skin is clear of spots =(

    My email address is:

    thanks hun xx

  58. Hi thanks I am following, my email is on there.

    I would be so thrilled if I won the skincare set.

    My biggest problem is dryness, mainly on legs and hands my face is combination oily T zone but dry cheeks and its hard to get a good natural product that combats theis.
    I have heard great things about Liz Earle both her beliefs and products, thanks for the opportunity.

  59. Enter me please!
    Woahh where do i start with my skin problems, dry skin and spots are my biggest problems!!!

    Email :-

  60. Amazing Giveaway hun!
    My skin concerns is definitely oily skin as well as it can get a lil flaky in the winter..
    I'd love the skin care set

    Stefy xx

  61. Hi, This is a fab giveaway! I love Liz Earl products. Anyway, I'd like to be entered please - although because my current skin problem is dry hands/cuticles I'd probably be better off with the fragrance, if I win!
    Very kind of you to provide additional prizes too. Good luck everyone!

  62. OOO fab giveaway hun.
    I have a billion skin concerns! Mainly black heads and dark under eye circles which I can't seem to combat.

    My email addy is and I'd love the skincare.

  63. it would be great to try the skincare set. My concern for my skin is, I've used various products to lighten dark spots caused by acne/pimple scarring. But it's to no's still there!!! and when one dark spot starts to fade, another pimple will pop out and then leave another scar. *Frustration*

    Thats the main concern that i'm battling as for now.


  64. I feel so lucky that I made it in time for this giveaway opportunity!

    I have never used any of the Liz Earle products but it looks like this skincare line is just what I need. I never had issues with dry skin before moving to the states since I used to live in a tropical environment. After moving to a cold and dry weather, my skin has been flaky and itchy however I can't use anything too oily because it will have a tendency to break out my skin. Help!



  65. Ah what an excellent giveaway, so generous!! I feel quite lucky with my skin if I'm honest but sometimes it can look a bit dull and my cheeks a bit too rosy! I'd love to win the skincare set :)


  66. Sorry Becca, this giveaway is now closed, but look out for a new one soon!


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