You might have read in my New Purchases Show & Tell January 2017 I treated myself to probably the most luxurious skincare product I now own.
At first I was scared to use the Eve Lom Cleanser, like I’d avoid wearing something expensive for the fear of breaking it. (Okay so I might wear it anyway, but my point’s there!)
However, after nearly five months of use, I think I’m ready to hand down my Eve Lom Cleanser review. The most expensive cleanser I have ever tried. So here it goes…
Eve Lom Cleanser Review
Why is Eve Lom Cleanser so good? Let’s start with why I felt compelled to buy it. When Eve Lom launched at Birchbox.co.uk I knew I’d heard the name somewhere before, but where? A few minutes later I’d read that Vogue named it “possibly the best cleanser in the world” and that was 25 years ago. Today it remains the brand’s best seller!
Okay so I really got sucked into the praise from Vogue, I also had some Birchbox points to spend and so I went for it! This is a good enough excuse, right?
Remember I said I was scared to use the Eve Lom Cleanser at first, because it’s so damn expensive? Well, the time to finally open this little pricy pot came on my birthday, of all days. I’d emptied my other cleanser, so I took a deep breath and scooped the appropriate amount out.
It felt initially like a creamy, yet tough-like balm (proper scientific description) to then magically transform into a smooth velvety oil, once warmed and massaged onto my skin. My fingers glided across at such a pleasurably pace, I became so lost in the moment I continued to massage my face for a further couple of minutes. This is definitely the most luxurious feeling skincare product I have ever smothered across my tiny boat race!
7 Step Routine
There’s a 7 step routine?! Oh yes there is, I did say it was luxurious, indulgent even (a word used to describe it from Eve Lom themself!). I couldn’t just wash and go with a product like this, so here’s what I had to learn to do every evening. You’ll be pleased to know I’ve shortened the amount of steps:
- Step 1: Apply the cleanser to my entire face and neck. I’m also supposed to apply deep pressure to behind my ears with my fingertips, but I haven’t been doing this.
- Step 2: Apply pressure again with my fingertips to my forehead, under eye area, jaw line, upper lip, corners of mouth and under cheekbones. There’s a whole process to this with how long to hold for and how many times repeat. Again, I’ve not been doing this every time. I don’t get time.
- Step 3: Soak muslin cloth (key piece and also included!) in hot water and wring out. I hold the muslin cloth over my entire face for 5 seconds. The heat softens my skin and is supposed to activate essential oils – so I make sure the water is quite hot. I repeat this 2 more times.
I really have not tried any other cleanser like this one. I never imagined how luxurious it could feel to simply cleanse! But enough on how it actually feels, does it do any good? I’ve got to say, my skin feels soft after I’ve followed this somewhat elaborate way to remove my make up. Although I do still apply serum and oil before going to bed.
Despite the fact I’ve skipped a lot of the massaging trickery, I’ve found holding a hot muslin cloth over my face and repeating this action has really been beneficial to my skin. I still get blemishes, but they’re softer and not as sore as before. In a gross way they’re easier to pop if I cave into temptation! Yet, I tend to leave them unpopped as they’ll be removed the next time I cleanse.
I’m impressed, I can see why the Eve Lom Cleanser is so special. Whilst I’ll be sad when I’ll begin to scrape the bottom of the tub; at £55 a pop, I’ll have to wait until I win the lottery to allow this to become one of my beauty regime staples.
Now my fear to not to use this product isn’t down to how much it cost, I don’t want to use this product now because of the realissation it will go, go and be gone.