I love all the little signs that spring is on it’s way; the bulbs pushing up through the grass, the sun shining more often, and a new Liz Earle Limited Edition Cleanse and Polish to try – Rose and Cedrat!
Rose & Cedrat Limited Edition
Cleanse and Polish has been my skincare staple for many years now, since I developed eczema, and I’m a sucker for their Limited Editions which they’ve been bringing out for a few years now. The latest in the line is Rose and Cedrat – a very spring like fragrance, combining damask rose oil with citrussy cedrat oil. I love how the team at Liz Earle really understand plants and the seasons; the fragrance is beautifully delicate, but really nails everything you’re after in spring – floral and refreshing.
Benefits of Rose and Cedrat Oils
Rose oil is thought to balance the mind and fight against depression, as well as having antiseptic and moisturising properties, so it’s an ideal ingredient for a cleanser. It can help to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin.
Cedrat is an essential oil I’m less familiar with, having only come across it before in Jo Malone’s Incense & Cedrat cologne. It’s an oil derived from a fruit a little like a lemon, so has a zesty and uplifting scent and, like rose oil, is thought to banish depression and inspire positive feelings. Although I’m a little sceptical that this cleanser might be able to banish depression, I certainly find it uplifting to use and very refreshing.
How to use it
I use the Cleanse and Polish twice daily as part of the Liz Earle 3-step Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise routine. To use the Cleanse and Polish, you simply pump the nozzle once and then gentle apply the cream to your face. Then take the muslin cloth provided and dampen it with hot water, before using the cloth to gently massage in circles all over your face. The muslin works to exfoliate all those dead skin cells, leaving your skin glowing.
Like all of the Limited Editions, this comes in a beautiful presentation cylinder and two silver edged muslin cloths, so this is a great last minute idea for Valentines Day (should I have any male readers who are pondering this – seems unlikely!)
My skin can be a little sensitive to fragranced products, but I’ve not found that the Rose and Cedrat edition has caused any negative reaction on my skin or flared up my eczema at all. In theory these ingredients should be ideal for eczema sufferers (although I know that theory and reality don’t always align when it comes to eczema!)
The Liz Earle range is available direct from their website and Liz Earle stores.