Now I’ve wanted to try the cult classic that is the Eve Lom cleanser, for a LONG time, however I thought it was too expensive and that I should use up my stocks (I’m a hoarder).
I decided around a month ago that I wanted to up the anti when it came to skincare, my favourite shop for skincare would definitely have to be Space NK, I love all the high-end brands, the beautiful collections and the way in which each of their stores are laid out, even if I can’t afford to buy copious amounts of product from there.
If you don’t know about Eve Lom, then firstly, where have you been for the last 20 years?? (OK, I’m only 25 to be fair…), secondly here is some information…the brand have over 25 years of experience, the cleanser was the first product in their range, it is multi award winning and was out a long time before Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.
I made up my mind that it was time to purchase my much wanted Eve Lom cleanser, and I’ve been using it almost every day since.
The product is a balm with a grainy texture. You use a pea sized amount, and massage it into your face and neck; the product comes with instructions as to how to massage the product into your skin which you can view here. The directions state that once you have completed the massage, you wet a muslin cloth with hot water, wring out the excess, place the cloth on your face for a few seconds, then wipe away. I actually add another step in here, I apply the balm all over my face, then use my Clarisonic, before wiping with the muslin cloth. I feel nothing cleans my skin quite like my Clarisonic, and I was assured this product was suitable to use with it. I have read many reviews before purchasing the product, many of which recommended using in conjunction with your Clarisonic. I love using the two together, as the balm does not foam, it does not become ‘soapy’, so it is a perfect combination.
For normal/dry skin, use this once a day, at night (this is what I do), for oily skin, use this twice a day.
The product should allow you to remove all your makeup, however, I like to remove my eye makeup with an eye makeup remover and cotton pad – I don’t like black all over my muslin cloths. I can’t stress enough that you must use your muslin cloth with this product, that way you are ensuring you both cleanse and exfoliate your skin. You will then get the maximum benefit from the rest of your products.
As I had not used the product before, I opted to buy the smallest size which is 50ml and costs £40, just in case my skin hated it. You receive a travel sized muslin cloth in the box, which is half the size of the other cloths. I did buy a set of Eve Lom muslin cloths at the same time, in order to be able to regularly change them to be washed.
The application reminded me very much of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish regime, which I had mixed results with, which you can read about here, but Eve Lom cleanser is definitely far more luxurious.
My skin really likes this product, it has cocoa butter in it, but this has not caused my skin to become greasy, as many of us know that oil attracts oil, so this is a great option to use to cleanse. My skin feels thoroughly cleansed, my pores look clean, and when I wipe away with the muslin cloth, there is barely any makeup on the cloth.
www.spacenk.co.uk describe the product as follows: “An unparalleled deep cleanse, this solid balm of brilliance simply melts on contact with the skin”. I have to agree that the balm does melt with skin contact and the redness in my cheeks has definitely reduced. It gives you a deep cleanse, but is gentle at the same time, something which many products cannot offer. www.evelom.com list the ingredients as follows; “Clove Oil (has antiseptic properties to encourage clear skin), Eucalyptus Oil (helps drain away toxins), Hops Oil (tones), Egyptian Chamomile Oil (softens and soothes), Cocoa Butter (conditions)”
I really love this product and would highly recommend this to anyone who is willing to shell out a little more when it comes to skincare. As you can see, I have not used a lot of this product, and as aforementioned, I have been using this daily, other than the odd day when I rest my skin and apply nothing (once a week if I’m lucky!). Another plus point for me is that is smells amazing!
My philosophy has changed of late, I’d rather invest in my skin, which results in me not needing as much makeup to hide any imperfections. There really has to be a reason that this is Space NK’s top selling product.
Have any of you used this cult classic?