Skincare test: Will £170 of Liz Earle products make a difference to problem skin?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I always have this unavoidable thought process that if I spend more money on an expensive version of something, it’s going to be much much better quality. It seems to be ingrained into my being, the idea that you get what you pay for.

But that’s not always the case – for example, we’ve written about high end products that disappointed us in this blog post.

This month I’m conducting the most expensive test we at Beauty Markdown have ever attempted. I am going to be using exclusively Liz Earle skincare products for 28 days and document the difference it makes to my skin as I go. I’m essentially swapping a £6 routine for a £170 one.

I will be posting every week with updates, and I will thoroughly review all the products.

A complete list of the products can be found below.

The Products

The Subject

Now time to introduce you to The Subject – me.

I have pretty bad skin. I think I have cystic acne (from PCOS) and I’m also a compulsive skin picker. It’s a disaster zone.

My routine before this test was Poundland facial wipes at night, and Garnier spot healing moisturiser morning and before bed. Exfoliating happened every 2 – 3 days with shower gel and exfoliating gloves in the shower. Not exactly conducive to good skin. I need a change.

You can see in the pictures most of the spots are focused around my jaw and neck. My forehead and nose are oily and bumpy to the touch, and my cheeks have lumps going on deep down.

Obviously I am not expecting miracles from Liz Earle. That’d be totally unfair on poor Liz, however, if someone’s gonna throw themselves into luxury skincare for a month, I’m glad it’s me.

Let the science begin!

Disclaimer: We at Beauty Markdown were sent these products from Liz Earle for an honest review, and that is what you will get. Plus daily, unaltered pictures of my face. 

Also let’s all just take a moment to think about the fact that I posted 4 unflattering no make up selfies. Normally I’m very self conscious, so this is a big moment for me.

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