I recently attended a beauty event at Harvey Nichols Manchester and had the most amazing facial at the Eve Lom counter. One of the products used on me was the Eve Lom cleanser. I loved it so much I bought it. Even though it was, ahem, £55 for 100ml (I did pay £10 for my ticket to the event which was redeemable against any product so actually paid £45).
I must admit that I was not very well up on Eve Lom products and had never tried them before. I discovered that the Eve Lom cleanser does, in fact, have a cult following and was once described by Vogue as “probably the best cleanser in the world”. Not bad eh?
So, what is so great about this little pot of gorgeousness? Well, something else I discovered was that Eve Lom actually created the original balm cleanser with cloth and this has been imitated by many other brands the world over since.
The balm itself smells divine and contains a blend of four aromatic plant oils. Clove Oil has antiseptic properties which encourages clear skin, and Eucalyptus Oil helps drain away toxins. Hops Oil tones, and Egyptian Camomile Oil and Cocoa Butter soften and condition the skin. The result is a perfectly balanced skin and a radiant complexion.
It has a thick texture which melts into an oil with contact to the skin. It melts away any trace of makeup and mascara in an instant without drying out the skin or pulling on delicate areas. I was surprised that the muslin cloth used to gently exfoliate, miraculously does not end up covered in makeup. It remains surprisingly clean, unlike other cleansing balms/cloth combos I have tried in the past.
I tend to use it in the morning and massage it into my face before getting in the shower. Then, I wet the muslin cloth under the hot shower and place it over my face for a bit, before gently removing any debris from my skin. My skin feels so clean, soft and fresh after using it and I have found I need to use less moisturiser as my skin feels so hydrated! I have definitely noticed that my skin is more “glowy” – if there is such a word.
So, is it worth the money? Absolutely! You really only need a teeny tiny bit and a little goes a long way. Use it every day and, when your skin is looking radiant and glowing to perfection, you can go to using it once a week. Treat yourself and take the time to give yourself a mini facial using Eve Lom’s signature massage technique (click on the pic below) and, believe me, your skin will thank you for it!