Eve Lom Cleanser

3.5

296 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Mineral Oil, Peg-30 Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Aluminum Stearate, Cocoa Seed Butter, Peg-75 Lanolin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Clove Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Hops Cone Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, BHT, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I have received this cleansing balm as a gift and have used it a little over a week. Overall I'm on the fence about it, and checked "no" whether I would rebuy. I do like the concept of a cleansing balm, and I have used Bobbi Brown's orange balm during the winter months. Along came this gift of the Eve Lom balm.
Pros:
- I like the herbal smell - obviously this is personal and subjective, so I recommend checking out the scent before spending money on this expensive product for anyone sensitive to smells
- Massaging in the thick balm in the evenings is an enjoyable, relaxing ritual to me
- The product seems to remove sunscreen and makeup quite well
Cons:
- I am not sure about the daily use of the muslin cloth on my sensitive skin as it is quite rough
- I noticed a few breakouts on my skin, especially on my nose and forehead and I very very rarely experience breakouts. Because I didn't change anything else in my skin care routine I suspect it's probably this product. Looking at the ingredients I highly doubt that the mineral oil is to blame as another reviewer stated as it is such a neutral and also ubiquitous agent, but the Chamomile oil is a more likely culprit since it is an allergen for many people. So I will discontinue using this for now, allow my skin to recover and try again in a few weeks. If anything changes at that point I will update this review, but for now I would caution users with allergies and highly sensitive skins.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I got this on the recommendation of my little sister, who has the best. skin. ever. (She also recommended the Biologique Recherche P50 toner, which is amazing and will be reviewed separately, so I trust her!)

A little bit of this cleanser goes a long way. The thick, yellow balm melts between your fingertips and you rub it in (it even removes stubborn eye makeup) and then use the included muslin cloth to either go full spa-treatment and warm it a few times with the cloth, or just rub it off. The cloth is very exfoliating, and I find the longer you leave the cleanser on, the happier my skin afterward. I love the thick texture and the herbal smell.

I have dry, fairly sensitive skin and this cleanser never leaves my skin feeling dirty, filmy, dry or tight.

It's very expensive, but for the amount I can use every night, it lasts a long time. (I've had mine several months and am halfway through the package. Disclaimer: on lazy night I use Bioderma micellar water instead. On very lazy nights I use Neutrogena wipes.)

I feel like my younger skin wouldn't have liked this product as much (I was more oily and prone to breakouts) but now it works nicely for me.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

Really enjoyed the spa like regime and the strong smells and thorough cleaning of the skin with this balm, however it broke my skin out quite badly. Have since researched this (something I wish I had done before spending £55 on a tub of it and this is a common problem due to the mineral oil in the ingredients. Save your money, do not purchase unless u have very dry skin. Combination or at all sensitive skin and this is a no no.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really like this stuff I love how it smells I like that it has the gentle grain that help exfoliate too. I read the description of this cleanser on sephoras website apparently this has acne fighting ingredients too, but I actually think this has been aggravating my milia and drying my skin out. I'm a strong believer in "products don't cause acne" I'm pretty sure my acne is hormonal. I do use it with the hot cloth method and it's delightful I'm not gonna lie I do enjoy using this cleanser i I don't know if it's because it's $80 dollars or because I really do like it lol. If you got money to splurge on an awesome cleanser like this go for it!


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Do I love it? YES

Is it overpriced ? OH YES ;)

Tips: THIS IS BOTH MY MAKEUP REMOVER AND CLEANSER. JUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AND USE A VERY WARM WET CLOTH TO STEAM, THEN WIPE ALL PRODUCT OFF . I THEN RINSE MY SKIN WITH PLENTY OF WARM WATER.

Dupes? THERE ARE OTHERS THAT PERFORM EQUALLY WELL (CLINIQUES CLEANSING BALM COMES TO MIND). BUT I LOVE EVE LOM'S LUXURIOUS SPA FRAGRANCE AND TEXTURE . NEVER DRIES OUT MY SKIN.




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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love this stuff. However, the price tag is not really acceptable. I've always spent quite a bit on my cleansing but this is pricey! I guess you could use it every other day or so to spread it out but its almost impossible to resist it once you have it in the house. Effective and delightful. I just couldn't wait to cleanse my face in the evenings.

... After my third pot I have decided it is too expensive to maintain and that I must be able to find something cheaper! Suggestions welcome!

Update - I have tried a fair few alternatives including Liz earl hot cloth cleanser, boots no7 hot cloth, dermalogic special cleansing gel. While Liz Earl was nice and I used to love dermalogica they are not a patch on Eve Lom and I have decided to just accept this is the holy grail of cleansing and I can't possibly resist. I have quite sensitive skin and there is no irritation l, not even round the eyes. I've found the cheapest place to buy it is a website called fragrance direct but it can go out of stock quite often there. I use mine most days but only in the evening with just simple face wash in the morning and I have not had one blemish since using it. Yay! X

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I had a generous sample from my Sephora order and so far I really like it. I don't use it daily but about twice a week. It leaves my skin so soft and plump. My face looks less ruddy and I can brave no foundation most days since I have used it. The bad thing is that it is temporary. The ingredients are not that great imo. It is pricey for the jar which I am debating whether it would be worth it or not to get as a nice Christmas gift for myself. However, the muslin cloth is really helpful and I like the idea of steaming my face and pampering my skin. Just be careful if you have sensitive skin or broken blood vessels on your face.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I actually like the smell of the cleanser, it smells mainly of cloves and eucalyptus. At first this cleanser seemed to be working for me. If you have any blemishes, they will clear up. After using this for about 2 months my skin started looking dry and irritated and my pores were huge! Also the cleanser never really "melted" enough so rubbing the damp cloth on my face felt really rough. I finally gave up on it and now am using Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 and my pores are back to normal. I don't recommend this at all and using a cloth everyday is overkill, maybe twice a week but more than that will make the face look old and weathered.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

SKIN SPA in MINUTES :)

Really great quality cleanser! Even if you don't always have time for skincare routine, this will make you feel like you still did something good for your skin. Its amazing feeling to use it with muslin cloth and hot/cold water. Very refreshing.

The only problem is that id does not remove eye make up well. I use separate eye make up remover before I use this... Not very efficient, still product is of great quality overall!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I was introduced to this product by my skin care advisor (gosh that sounds so high maintenance) at Nordstrom. She insisted that I try the Eve Lom facial so I took her recommendation and booked an appointment. I think sitting through the facial and learning about the product helped me understand how to use it- if I had tried this product on my own I'm not sure I would have liked it. At first I had a love/hate relationship with this cleanser. I loved it because nothing (cleansing oils, balms, clarisonic) has gotten my skin so clean and really made a difference in its clarity. But I loathed the seemingly lengthy ritual of massaging the balm into my skin, steaming my face 3 times with the hot muslin cloth, and wiping/rinsing away my makeup. But after I began using this product, I immediately noticed that my skin didn't look as radiant and healthy on the days I didn't use it. Since using this cleaner, my skin hardly breaks out anymore and I feel like my other products absorb much better. Over time I have discovered a couple tricks that help me move through the process quicker. First, I use the full size cloth- the travel/trial size takes too long to wipe/rinse and doesn't steam the face as well. Next, fold the cloth in half. This helps the steam get into the face better and cuts down on rinsing out the makeup on it (rinsing half versus the entire length of the cloth). Finally, I use a separate eye makeup remover to take off my mascara, shadow, liner, etc which cuts down on the wiping/cleansing time. If possible, I also recommend a consultation to learn how to use the cleanser properly. In summary, I love this product and have repurchased. One tub lasts me about 3 months. In addition, I am also using the Eve Lom Rescue Mask and Brightening Cream. Highly recommend!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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