I bought my first jar of this about 3 years ago, followed the routine religiously and had great results but couldn't afford to re purchase then. I bought my 2nd jar recently, followed the routine and have had nothing but aggravated skin from it. Either the formula or my skin has changed, I won't buy this again.
I think the effective parts of this cleansing routine are the massage, the friction from the cloth and the hot water so don't pay £48 for this gunk when you could do the same routine with any cheaper oil based cleanser and a flannel.
I was sure this was going to be a great cleanser as I have read so many reviews in magazines raving about it and when I went into spaceNK to talk to the SA about they said it would be prefect for my oily ance prone skin! I had just finish a tub of 'the organic pharmacy' carrot cleasner and though I had like it had read that eve lom was better for oliy skin so I thought why not give it a ago. Am sorry to say theres still two 2/3 of the tub left! I didnt like it much at all and like other people on here first couple of uses where great and then my skin looked dull and fell greasy after using it! Also I really don't like the tub its in unscrewing the pot is annoying and hard in the shower! If someone is looking for a good cleansing blam I would say try the carrot cleanser from theOP instead! This isn't all that good not for me anyways!
An oily cleanser which rinses off relatively clean, though I would always use a muslin cloth to ensure that I get every bit off. I only wear concealer and powder and use a separate make up remover for eye-make up, but the oiliness of the cleanser makes me think it would be pretty good at removing a full face of make-up.
However, I will not repurchase as I think it is overpriced for what it is (and am now trying to reduce the use of any petrochemicals in my skincare) and the whole muslin cloth thing is quite time-consuming.
hmmm i was on the fence about this one....
great texture and for me the medicinal smell made me believe it was good for my skin...but gosh,the effort of it all.im not sure most busy ladies can do all that facial massage malarky every evening.and is it just me or would any cleanser do a fantastic job with the hot muslin cloth routine?
its a nice product but i wont be buying it again.
Like many reviewers before me, I found the idea of this product more appealing than the reality. The muslin cloths are lovely, and the technique of massaging a rich, mineral-oil-based cleanser into the skin and then steaming and massaging it away is also very nice. I really felt that I was getting my skin clean without overdrying it, and the whole little ritual at the end of the day was very relaxing. But my skin is just too reactive to respond well to the essential oils, or something, in the formulation. I quickly got a number of bright-red blemishes, which detracted significantly from the appeal of my otherwise soft and healthy skin.
The good news is that I found a brilliant substitute (for me, anyhow) which gives me all the good results of Eve Lom cleanser but also calms my irritable, acne-prone skin: Ombra Melkfett cream with calendula. In texture it is like a softer, meltier Aquaphor, with the addition of soothing calendula and vitamin E. I believe in Germany it is often recommended for the treatment of eczema. If anything, using this with the Eve Lom method gets rid of even more of my dirt and makeup, and it smells outrageously good. From the first day I used it, the irritation and blemishes were noticeably reduced. I love it. What's more, I get 8.4 ounces for under $9, and a little goes a long way, as with Eve Lom. A dab the size of a large pea or my pinky nail is plenty.
This is a colossal waste of your hard earned money! The main ingredients are mineral oil and cocoa butter, both are inexpenive ingredients and can be found in many low cost formulations. Mineral oil will certainly remove makeup etc and coco butter is moisturizing. The good news stops here. This product contains 2 types of parabens and eucalyptus and clove oil, both well known skin irritants. Product also contains lanolin which is something that can be an allergin in those sensitive to wool. Given this set of ingredients and the recommended cleansing procedure, I can't imagine how any one escapes irritations! To use a rough muslin cloth with hot water with the irritating essential oils is hardly a recipe for taking care of your skin. If you want a washable cleansing cream try one of Ponds and save yourself a lot of money.
This is a very good skin cleanser which seems very basic actually. It's like a rich essential oil based cleanser. It's expensive initially but a little does go a long long way. I think my cleanser lasted 2-3 months. If used as directed it is extremely effective - with the cloth and hot water ,etc ,etc - and I did see a difference in my skin.
However, I have applied the same cleansing principle( ie . face cloth, hot water ,etc ) when using other cleansers - with nearly the same effect.So I am giving this 4 lippies.
I often read rave reviews in magazines about this cleanser, but only got round to buying it after reading an article about Eve Lom in the newspaper (sounded v convincing). The first time I used the cleanser I felt like I had just had a facial, and my skin felt extremely clean. However, after 2-3 days of using it, tiny bumps started to appear on my jaw and forehead.
Putting it down to my skin purging, I persevered for 2 more weeks. At this point I lost my patience; the bumps showed no signs of going away, and my skin would need blotting by midday when this never usually happens unless it is extremely hot (rare in the UK!). Now I've given up using this and have gone back to my MD Formulations cleanser, which has already started to get rid of those bumps after a day. I've learnt my lesson and have decided to consult MUA reviews before buying anything in the future.
Skin Type: Slightly dry
ACNE PRONE SUFFERERS BEWARE! This has a few pore clogging ingrediants (coco butter, peg-30 lanolin) I used to use this stuff last yr for about 3 months. As instructed, I used it at night and would just wash my face with water in the morning. The first couple of days my skin looked goood, but after about a week my skin got worse. I persisted because I was told that my skin would get worse before it got better. 3 mnths later....my skin was more greasy, had more blackheads and was still breaking out. Basically this stuff made my skin 10x worse. I guess if you have normal skin you can get away with this, and I envy you greatly :P. Because this does get the job done and leaves ur skin glowing, but unfortunately my skin couldnt handle it :(
Bought the full sized tub after receiving a sample size. For the first few weeks, thought it was fantastic, my skin was soft, dewy and felt really clean. Then the breakout began. All round my jawline erupted in loads of tiny white bumps which took forever to shift. The only reason I got rid of them in the end was exposing my skin to the sun on holiday. Never again! This stuff is evil! Love the idea of using a muslin cloth though. Much prefer Liz Earle.