Described by Vogue as “probably the best cleanser in the world” the Eve Lom cleanser has been around for a while but it’s generally a brand out of my price range, but I kept seeing reviews and recommendations popping up everywhere so I decided to get some testers and try it out.
I did worry that it wouldn’t suit my skin and might be better for dry skin given how rich and thick it is. My skin is combination, a little oily sometimes, and can be prone to breakouts. I don’t always moisturise so cleansing is the key thing for me.
I use a harsher, more active cleanser with glycolic or salicylic acid every second night or when I have a breakout and otherwise I use Liz Earle cleanse and polish (or if I’m being very lazy Garnier Micellar Water). So I have swapped out my Liz Earle with Eve Lom.
In terms of ingredients it doesn’t contain any parabens, sulfates or phthalates which is great. The consistency is a very rich balm. You massage a small amount onto dry skin and rinse off which a muslin cloth soaked in warm/hot water. Pressing the hot cloth against your face several times to open pores, wiping off product and finishing with pressing a cold cloth to your face to close pores.
It’s a lovely product to use and your skin feels great during and after – as expected, I love it. I got the smaller size pot as a Christmas present and it came with a muslin cloth but I am planning to buy another. A little does go a long way with this so I think I will get a good while out of it, but I am dreading replacing it. It is very expensive and I’m not sure it’s worth the money.
I think before you make a purchase make a trip to Space NK on Grafton St. or Harvey Nichols in Dundrum and they should give you a small pot to try first. With this kind of product especially, whether it suits you or not would very much depend on what skin type you have so make sure to get a tester before you make the purchase. I know other people with combination oily skin that it hasn’t suited.