I am a big fan of some pretty expensive facial care. My skin isn’t the best and I will pay good money to help it along a bit.
I normally use Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish cleanser, even on my eye make up, followed with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion. Simple as that. I am a mum with little time after all! But these habits are expensive so when I was offered the chance to try out some similar products at a fraction of the cost I was keen to say the least!
NSPA (available at Asda) have been making some great products at great prices. You will remember that I am a new convert to their Eau de Toilette so I was keen to try out their beauty range too.
Firstly I tried the NSPA Beauty Rituals Hot Cloth Polish.
At £7 for 150ml it is significantly cheaper than Liz Earle’s version (100ml for £13.25).
I loved the packaging of this – classy and clean, it would look great in most bathrooms. It also came with a muslin cloth. It looked the same as the Liz Earle cleanser and went on almost the same. It had a lovely scent and it felt like it gave my skin a really good clean. My skin felt less moisturised afterwards than with using the Liz Earle cleanser but it also felt much cleaner. The only difference is that the Liz Earle cleanser takes the make up off your eyes whereas the NSPA version doesn’t. No biggie if you use a separate eye make up remover (as I suppose I should anyway!!).
Next I tried the Deep Hydrating Facial Oil.
At £7 for 50ml this is massively cheaper than it’s rival Sanctuary Therapist’s Facial Oil (at £17.50 for 30ml). I haven’t tried the Sanctuary product so have nothing to compare it to but I must say that I am a fan of the NSPA facial oil. I was worried that putting oil on my face would bring out spots but it hasn’t. The fragrance of this oil and the ritual of patting it in at night before moisturising is simply lovely and a real treat!
So after using these products for a week my skin is lovely and soft and in great condition – one very happy customer! Ultimate verdict – spend or splurge? To be honest although I love my luxury brands, considering the big price difference, and the very small differences between the products I’d say spend wisely with NSPA 🙂
Disclosure – I was gifted the two products for the purpose of this review – all opinions are honest and my own.