How do you review a product that was dubbed by Vogue Magazine as “Probably the best cleanser in the world”?
It’s a daunting task.
Eve Lom Cleanser is one of the most successful cult products to EVER hit the beauty market. It is on the Top 10 Must-have list of just about EVERY beauty blogger and beauty editor around the globe….yes around the GLOBE.
So when I received one in the mail to review I felt like Indiana Jones staring at the Lost Ark.
EVE LOM launched her iconic cleansing balm over twenty-five years ago, and today the formula, which has not been altered or changed in 25 years, remains the brand’s number one top seller and a favorite of skincare-obsessed beauty-addicts worldwide.
The botanical formula takes off all traces of makeup and dirt and it comes with a muslin cloth to help you exfoliate as you cleanse- a technique that Eve Lom pioneered.
The herbal-smelling balm features four essential oils—chamomile, eucalyptus, hops, and clove—that work in conjunction to rid your skin of all forms of gunk. An infusion of cocoa butter adds moisture and softness. Together with the muslin cloth, the cleanser will lead to brighter-toned, more even skin over time.
The application process is a 3 minute regimen that I like to use in the evening (apply once a day for normal to dry skin and use twice a day for congested skin).
The product works in conjunction with hot compresses using the included muslin cloth and Eve Lom’s Seven Step Massage Technique (see steps below).
I have read some reviews that complain about the time the massage takes, but really it’s only 3 minutes before you go to bed and Eve Lom recommends that you only do the full massage twice a week. The rest of the time simply massage a small amount onto the face and neck on dry skin over the grime and make-up from the day. Then run the muslin cloth under hot water, squeeze out and hold over the face and neck for a few seconds while taking a deep breath. Next work the cloth in small circular movements across the face and neck to remove all traces of Cleanser and make-up. The Muslin Cloth will gently exfoliate the skin surface and encourage healthy blood circulation, leave the skin feeling exceptionally smooth. Finish with a cold compress of the muslin cloth.
The cleaner is a true balm cleanser, in fact the original balm cleanser.
The balm formula acts as a makeup remover, cleanser, toner and exfoliate all in one product.
Upon first look it has a waxy solid appearance, but then spreads easily onto your skin and you only need a tiny amount!
Your makeup will literally melt away!
The hot compress is a delight- like you are at a Spa getting a luxury treatment. Make sure to take a deep breath and inhale the relaxing eucalyptus scent. So relaxing!
The muslin cloth actually feels better than the washcloth I normally use and it seems to clean my skin more thoroughly.
The result? Clean, soft, plumped, smooth exfoliated, glowing skin!
I’m a convert- a full fledged member of the Eve Lom and balm cleansing cult.
What type of cleaner do you covet? Gel, milk or balm?