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Live chat with Liz Earle, Tuesday 21 September (1-2pm)

(147 Posts)
HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 16-Sep-10 11:18:51

We're delighted to announce that Liz Earle is going to be joining us at Mumsnet Towers for a live chat on Tuesday 21 September between 1pm and 2pm.

Liz is a broadcaster and best-selling author of over 30 books covering a wide variety of beauty, health and lifestyle issues.

She is also co-founder of the award-winning Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare range. Liz Earle products are regularly revered by Mumsnetters, and Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is cited across the boards as a 'must-have' beauty product.

We hope you can join Liz for the chat on this thread on Tuesday but, if you can't make it, feel free to post your advance questions here.

All Mumsnetters who post a question to Liz on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a Liz Earle Ultimate Hamper, worth over £170, plus the brand new Botanical Shine Shampoo and Botanical Shine Conditioner for Normal Hair.

To be in with a chance of winning, you must post your question to Liz, on this thread, before the end of the online chat (2pm on Tuesday 21 September). For all other prize draw terms and conditions, see the bottom of the competitions page.

littlelapin Sat 18-Sep-10 21:55:38

Hi Liz, my mum is a HUGE fan of your Cleanse and Polish so she wants me to say "THANK YOU!" smile

I'm interested in the Avon deal. Avon states that it "does not conduct animal testing on any of its products or raw ingredients and does not require that suppliers of raw ingredients and finished products produced for Avon conduct animal testing on our behalf." (my italics) but this does not cover ingredients that are not specifically developed for Avon or preclude suppliers choosing to test off their own bat. I understand that obviously this deal exposes you to a global market and is an immense opportunity for your company, but were you concerned about the reaction of your existing client base? I know that Avon have said that Liz Earle will be "managed independently as a stand-alone brand" but do you think that your principles will potentially be comprised?

On the other hand - Avon has an excellent philanthropic record, I have a friend in the States who does the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer every year - do you think your firm will become involved in similar activities?

bluebump Sat 18-Sep-10 21:59:54

Ok I still can't think of a decent question other than...

I know you now sell in John Lewis and are involved with Avon, are you still going to be continuing your work with QVC as although I like getting products directly from your website I do look forward to a good TSV, and I was most upset when another company molton brown stopped working with QVC!

sheffmummy Sun 19-Sep-10 10:38:02

Hi Liz

Your range has been a godsend for my hormonal skin so thank you! I love your book skin secrets too, you could do a recipe book on the side to keep us all on the straight and narrow too!

My question is:

I would love to have a Signature facial but dont want to trek into London for it, will it be available anywhere else soon, ie John Lewis stores or even the Isle of Wight store?

Thanks

foofi Sun 19-Sep-10 11:01:18

Have used C&P for many years, and have not found anything to better it. Also really like the superskin moisturiser.

It's really nice getting freebies when ordering from your website, but is there any way of requesting certain items? It's useful to have small sizes of things you like, but I often get sent things that I just don't like or don't use which is obviously a waste. I also think the tissue paper layers are OTT and not environmentally necessary!

(I too would like a Liz Earle facial if it were available nearer to home.)

Haliborange Sun 19-Sep-10 13:21:04

Hello

Since I turned 30 I have the skin of a very unfortunate teenager, which is terribly annoying since I had about three spots during the whole of my teens! The only time my skin is ok is when I am pregnant and obviously I have no desire to spend my life that way.

I was wondering what routine you would recommend for my troublesome skin, given that I quite a high-powered job, two kids, a falling-down house and very little time for facials etc. Also, when I do get a spot what should I do about it? My inclination is to pick at it until there is nothing more to pick but I don't want to end up looking like Kevin the teenager.

Thanks.

SixtyFootDoll Sun 19-Sep-10 17:47:10

Yes Liz as nice as your packaging is, there is a lot of it. Are you going to reduce it?

GinoGinelli Sun 19-Sep-10 17:53:29

liz i HATE washing my face at night. i hate being woken up etcetc
what should i use

ALSO i never had spots ever as a teen. am 40 and using some kind of garnier mosituriser has got a load of them around my chin, is it too simple to presume its the cream?

GinoGinelli Sun 19-Sep-10 17:53:47

and PS do you make tesco b natural?

deepdarkwood Sun 19-Sep-10 21:03:11

Given that everyone who's seen you in person raves about your skin as per earlier thread, other than using your own products smile what are your tips for fabulous skin

<hoping for wine and curry, but know it's more likely to be water and sleep>

dietstartstmoz Sun 19-Sep-10 21:07:35

Hi Liz, I have to admit I have never used your products (in fact don't really use cleansers) but I am late 30's and have a contraceptive implant and since having it I have had lots of spots. I am keen to start using some products and have read rave reviews on MN and was tempted to try your products -have a john lewis close by. I have been using a teenage teatree face wash but as 40 is looming I want to use products to help the anti-ageing but without the spots. What do you recommend? Do you have products that would do both? Thanks

domesticslattern Sun 19-Sep-10 21:09:51

My Q is about facials.

I keep having facials where beauty therapists take advantage of the ten-minutes-while-the-mask-is-on to nip outside and have a break. For some reason this really gets my goat. Probably because I am paying £1 a minute for their ministrations.

If I go for a facial in your treatment rooms, will the therapist give me a lovely hand massage or similar while the mask is on, or bugger off for ten minutes to chat to the receptionist about their Saturday night?

GinoGinelli Sun 19-Sep-10 21:59:57

Ooh domestic. When I pay for a facial k say " don't leave me with a mask on"'and make em do a hand massage

sincitylover Sun 19-Sep-10 22:14:07

Liz

I like cleanse and polish and also eyebright.

can you tell me a bit more about your hair products specifically if there is one for volume?

Thanks

scottishmummy Sun 19-Sep-10 22:17:16

do you produce non branded lines for others?

charlieandlola Sun 19-Sep-10 22:33:24

Are you planning on opening any more salons ?

Would love some treatments but London and Ryde are both 2-3 hours away.

Can you please move to a bigger shop in Ryde ?
TWas rammed when I was in there in August . Would lived to have lingered and tried different products. Couldn't move in the shop and both assistants rushed off their feet . You need more square footage to
make the shopping experience more pleasant imvho.

smugmumofboys Mon 20-Sep-10 12:29:04

Hi Liz. I love your products and am impressed with the hair care - it's great on my thick hair.

My question is: can we have a salon in the Northwest please? I often buy your products at John Lewis in the Trafford Centre or Liverpool - either of these would be great.

Thank you.

bluesky Mon 20-Sep-10 12:39:44

Great to have Liz on mumsnet, especially as we were talking about her new shampoos/conditioners recently on a thread.

I am a regular of C&P and the excellent (but strong smelling - but in a nice way!) spot relief.

Liz, would you consider doing facial wipes?

I love your packaging, customer service and thought the recent magazine/brochure was a really good read.

Shivs1974 Mon 20-Sep-10 12:42:41

I love your products but share the concerns about animal testing.

Is it possible to add a gauge to the side of C&P so that you're not caught unawares that it's going to run out??

mollythetortoise Mon 20-Sep-10 13:32:31

hello Liz, another fan and customer over the past few years..

One quick thing is prices - I used to buy the C&P , toner and moisturiser special offer which was about £32 and good value for money.

In a few short years it is now over £40 so with the P&P , it has sadly become unaffordable for me.

I understand the cost of raw ingredients prob account for most of this increase but any chance of free P&P if you buy over say £40 as that would bring me back as a customer!

thanks Liz

Sislet Mon 20-Sep-10 17:52:52

Hi, I have been using Liz Earle for around 15 years and love all the products. I look forward to chatting on Mumsnet Talk tomorrow and to meet new friends as this is my first posting.xx

Sislet Mon 20-Sep-10 17:56:42

Hi Liz,

I have tried the new hair shampoo and its wonderful, the smell, texture and leaves my hair soft and healthy. It does exactly as it says it does on the tin.

I would recommend anyone giving it a try as I have very sensitive skin and have to now use shampoos that do not have SLS in them as I am now allergic to them.

Love love love it Liz xxxxxxxxx

snigger Mon 20-Sep-10 20:35:03

Hi, Liz, big fan of Wonderbalm, cleanse & polish, and skin tonic spritzer.

As this is a parenting site and all - have you ever considered introducing a junior range? I know you have products aimed at teens, but would a kids range be viable?

I say this because my mother had no skin-care regime at all, and I only started looking after my skin long after I was married - I want my girls to take better care of themselves, and the all natural basis of your products would make them attractive to me for their use. (They already use the cleanser sometimes, tbh - is that a bad thing? Should I stick to Pears?)

Sislet Mon 20-Sep-10 22:46:36

Hi Liz,

I have tried the new hair shampoo and its wonderful, the smell, texture and leaves my hair soft and healthy. It does exactly as it says it does on the tin.

I would recommend anyone giving it a try as I have very sensitive skin and have to now use shampoos that do not have SLS in them as I am now allergic to them.

Love love love it Liz xxxxxxxxx

Harley07 Mon 20-Sep-10 23:40:09

Hi Liz
Recently pregnant with my second child I would like to know if your body moisturisers are safe on the bump?

I'm a big fan of your skincare products, keep up the good work
Many Thanks

weblette Tue 21-Sep-10 08:44:42

Hi Liz,

Another question about young skin.

At what age would you suggest starting a proper 'regime' for skincare and what sort of products would be suitable?

I have a 10 yr old dd who is starting to get a few tiny spots around her nose - I'd really like some advice on how to get her going without drying or damaging her skin.

Thanks!!

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