Hope you're all well? I've been really ill the past week and a half and have pretty much been bed bound since Saturday. I managed to get through last week feeling pretty below par, but on the weekend it went to a whole new level. Swollen glands are not my friend. So, we're half way through the week already and I thought I would get back to blogging and write a post about a cleanser that I've recently been lucky enough to try! I know the title may sound a little confusing, but last week my lovely colleague Suzanne came over with her brand new Eve Lom Cleansing Balm and very kindly asked me if I wanted to try it over the weekend. She had seen on my Twitter that I mentioned about purchasing it, but was hesitant due to having a few other balms to get through first. It was honestly such a kind gesture and everyone at work is so supportive over my blog and it really means a lot. I thought I would do an initial thoughts kind of post, just to let you know how I got along with it over the three days I used it. I also have a follow up post with lots of cleansers that I'm currently loving and there is also another Eve Lom cleanser that features in that post, so keep checking back if you're a skincare junkie like me! I hope you enjoy this post and I would love to hear your thoughts below.
I've always been faithful to the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm and more recently I've been using the Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm. However, in the back of my mind I've always wanted to try the Eve Lom Cleansing Balm. When opening the packaging you are presented with a muslin cloth and a nice white pot, which does look very aesthetically pleasing. I also adore White and Gold... so for me the packaging was instantly a hit! The first thing that greeted me on opening the actual pot was it's very distinctive herbal and slightly medicinal scent. I wasn't sure what I thought of it at first, but after using this balm (and the other Eve Lom cleanser I mentioned above) I kinda got used to it. The scent doesn't linger around, so it's not a huge issue. However, if you're a fan of sweet scents then this may be a bit of a shock.
The texture is thick and waxy, but pretty much instantly melts to enable you to spread it across your face (you only need a teeny bit) It's a very luxurious/spa like experience and combined with a muslin cloth (which is included) it does feel like your giving your skin the works! It contains a wealth of aromatic plant oils, including Clove, Eucalyptus, Hops and Egyptian Chamomile that all help to tone, soothe and drain away any nasty toxins. The one issue with this cleanser is the fact it uses a mineral oil base (personally, I've never had an issue with mineral oil products) However, it is one of the more likely ingredients to break you out. I must admit I'm not 100% clued up on mineral oil, but it may be worth checking out if you're investing £40+ in this product.
Overall, I really enjoyed trying out the Eve Lom Cleansing Balm and in all honesty I can understand why it's award-winning and coveted by vogue. My skin was left feeling supple, decongested and considerably brighter after using it each night. I'm still undecided on whether it will be my next purchase, but it's definitely left a good impression overall. It would be great if Eve Lom maybe looked into the Mineral Oil content, as a lot of competitor's don't use this ingredient and I feel like the Eve Lom is just as good (It was the first ever cleansing balm), but perhaps might not be as welcomed by modern day skincare enthusiasts, who are opposed to a high mineral oil content.
I'm currently using another Eve Lom cleanser, which is pretty similar! However, that will be coming up soon on another skincare related post. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below
Lots of Love