There's been this French craze goin on in the blog world for quite a while, and to be fair, I haven't been sucked in... not yet. Lierac might be the one to change it though. Have you ever heard of this brand before? It was founded in France in 1975 & it specializes in skin disorders & ageing. I picked up their Gel Demaquillant Fraicheur (aka Refreshing Gel Cleanser) in TKMaxx sale, and well, I shouldn't have. Now don't get me wrong - this product is possibly the bets cleanser I've tried in ages but hell, Lierac is a bloody expensive brand for my liking & now I'm left with a need for more, as you do with things you shouldn't need.
And Lierac Refreshing Cleansing Gel might be the one. I won't lie to you, I've only been using it for about a week, twice a day. It's a gel/cream-like consistency which you massage into your face (do NOT get anywhere close to your eyes, I've been there, done that & will never do it again), foam it up a little bit with water (not like a soap lather, it's just a slight foam up) and wash it off. It makes my skin feel SO CLEAN! Like, I can't even describe. After the first few uses, I could actually see that it was opening my pores & getting rid off the dirt in them (that sounds horrid, oh wells). When I dried my face, the skin would feel more plump and the pores looked tighter (yes!). And I have to say that again - that was after a FEW uses. It didn't break me out (nothing really breaks me out though, apart from Garnier - you evil!) & it didn't dry my skin out either (my skin is already dry enough, so no, thank you). Someone may have a problem with the scent - it's very 'fresh linen' (that sort of clean, soap-like scent), however I don't really mind. For the effects it has on my skin I would still be using it even if it smelled like a kitten poo.
Now to the even more exciting part. You can get this little French miracle for £16 (200ml bottle) on Look Fantastic. Usually it costs around £19 on other websites. And I picked it up in TKMaxx for.. wait for it... £3. Yes, THREE friggin quid! Like, why, TKMaxx, why?! I feel like I should go back & give them more money. I've seen quite a few other Lierac products lying there on a shelf with red sale stickers on them, so i might run back tomorrow & have a little browse - when one product can get so much of my attention & love, the rest of them should be at least good, right? Oh, and I will update you on this cleansing beaut - fingers crossed that as time goes by, it will make my skin feel/look better & better!
Have you ever heard of Lierac before?
Have you tried any of their products?
Which ones would you recommend?