|Eve Lom Cleanser|
A five-benefit formula that decongests, exfoliates, tones, soothes, and deep cleanses to remove impurities and waterproof makeup without stripping or drying the skin for a soft, supple, and renewed complexion.
It has unique, multi-action gentle formula and is loaded with aromatic essential oils
Clove oil to target blemishes and encourage clear skin
Eucalyptus oil to combat toxins
Hops oil to tone the skin
Egyptian chamomile oil to soften and sooth
Cocoa butter to condition and nourish.
It is Formulated without Sulfates and Phthalates
This is my second tub and before you think, what on earth she does with so much cleanser, let me tell you, this stuff is awesomeness!
Color: Pale Yellow
Texture and Consistency: Dense, thick, non sticky, greasy slightly gritty and grainy balm that turns into oil when in contact with dry skin. There are some tiny beads in it and these bits eventually dissolve after massaging the product in. It reminds me of solidified Indian Butter.
Scent: It has a very potent herbal scent. More on the spicy side. Looking at the ingredients, it is clear that the scent is due to the presence of essential oils. I can clearly smell cloves.
Application: Using this product is bit of a task. It is not one of those two minutes cleansing products and unlike other oil based cleansers and balms, this one cannot be just removed by splashing water. As per the suggestions, I massage a small amount of the cleanser on dry face and neck, with finger tips. The cleanser melts due to the warmth of the skin and provides enough slip for massaging without stretching. There are some granules left on skin. It comes with a muslin cloth, which I soak in hot water and wring out. Then I cover my face with this warm cloth and let it sit for 15 seconds. This allows the cleanser to warm up and penetrate the skin. Then I wipe of the cleanser using the same cloth in circular motion, repeating this process a couple of time till the cleanser is completely removed. Then I rinse it off and pat dry.
Isn't this an actual task??
Feel and Effect on the Skin: The skin feels super soft, clean and exfoliated. The whole procedure takes a good 8-10 minutes. Using the muslin cloth to remove the cleanser is must, because it facilitates the exfoliation process. Also, using hot or warm water is preferred because the thick, dense and greasy balm tends to 'stick and sit' on the skin. It is a multi-purpose product.
As a cleanser, it removes the makeup very effectively, as a toner I don't know exactly what it does and as an exfoliator, it does make the skin look clean and smooth, but with help of the muslin cloth. Also, as it is an oil based product, the skin does not feel dry after the whole 10 minutes of massaging and cleaning and scrubbing. It makes the eyes cloudy, if it accidently it gets into the eyes.
Packaging: It comes in a plastic tub, with a screw top cap. There is no spatula included. It does come with a big muslin cloth, that can be re-used.
Verdict: I personally like this Eve Lom product. I don't use it everyday because it is time consuming and it makes my hair line greasy if I am not careful. I enjoy this as a weekend ritual or when I have enough time to enjoy the whole spa like experience. The balm itself is very potent in cleansing and it is thick and greasy enough to facilitate a good massage. The hot muslin cloth helps in opening the facial pores and exfoliate. The essential oils are nourishing. It leaves behind a clean, glowing healthy looking skin. Love it! Not your average cleanser.
Few other similar (not exactly the same) multi-purpose products that I have used