The lovely BritishBeautyBlogger gave me this amazing cleanser to try a while ago, but it’s only recently that I’ve developed a bit of an infatuation with it. It’s really not cheap, so I’ve been trying to keep it as a product that I only use during my at home facials, but it’s only of late that it’s been appearing more regularly in my daily routine because it is just. so. fabulous.
It’s quite an interesting cleanser that’s a little tricky to describe, but I’m blimin’ well going to try. In the tub, it’s kind of like a thick, sugary, slightly waxy balm. When you take some from the tub it feels very balm-like and slightly course in texture. Once you apply it your skin and start massaging it in it melts into a cross between an oil and a serum and it’s the most amazing feeling working this into your skin. You can’t not want to spend at least a few minutes working it around your face and massaging it in.
Once you’re ready to remove it, you soak a muslin cloth in warm water and lay it across your face. You can repeat this three times before again soaking the cloth, but this time you fold it into a square and start gently working off the cleanser as you would during a standard face wash. This is recommended once a day for dry skin types and twice a day for oily skin types.
|As it comes out of the tub.|
|This is how it looks when worked into the skin; taken from different angles to try and give you an idea of the GORGEOUS texture.|
This leaves you with wonderfully glowing, toned and dewy skin and to achieve that from a cleanser alone is amazing and the fact that this is a multi-award winner makes perfect sense.
I like the apply it, massage it in for a few minutes and then get my Clarisonic involved just to really work away at any dirt and grime on my face before involving the muslin cloth.
Whilst this is really rather expensive at £30 for 50ml, a little really does go a long way. The first time I used it, I made the mistake of thinking that I’d need to use it like I would a normal cleanser and scooped a load out of the tub before realising that I would only need a tiny amount; less than the size of a five pence piece.
Eve Lom Cleanser is available in 3 sizes: 50ml for £30, £50 for 100ml and £80 for 200ml and here you will find the 50ml tub that I have.
This sounds a bit like the boots cleansing balm, would be great if you did a comparison. I like the process of using this type of cleanser. Did you find it cleaned well with the Clarisonic?
The boots one is a pale shadow. The 45 quid pot lasts me 9 months. Used it for fifteen years!
I’m not sure I could ever use this- £30 is a weeks food shopping for me! The life of a part time student means having to scrimp and save, but I suppose it will be worth it in the end.
It does look like it’s very luxurious though! Probably worth £30 if you’re prepared to pay that sort of money for a cleanser.
@Discovering Beauty that’s a really good idea, which Cleansing Balm do you mean; the Botanics one or the new No7 one that launches at the end of the month? I’ll definitely do a comparison, thanks for the suggestion 🙂
It works beautifully with the Clarisonic as it’s lubricating enough to make the brush move around fluidly whilst still getting a thorough cleanse, so it’s fab xx
@Izzie It is seriously expensive and a huge amount to spend on a cleanser. To be honest, I think very few cleansers are worth spending on as they perform a pretty basic function (it’s us who do the hard work, not the cleanser!) but this Eve Lom one is all about the luxury and leaves you with such pampered feeling skin that in my mind, it’s worth every penny 🙂 xx
I have been using this for a few years and I genuinely believe it to be the best on the market (that I have tried.)
It is expensive and involves a trip to Space NK which always mean I end up spending a fortune, however it leaves my (problem) skin perfect, and also removes every trace of make-up.
I will be really interested in your comparison with the Boots brand as if it measures up, it will be a fabulous economiser! 🙂
It’s so fantastic; I love doing facials with this as it really feels luxurious! You thought about ordering online or do you enjoy the, ahem, excuse to visit Space NK? 😀 I really need to review this against the Boots one, it’s on my list; thanks for reminding me! xx