Eve Lom made her mark on the skincare world 25 years ago when she created the first-ever balm cleanser. This was the first and most iconic product created in a lineup that has expanded immensely over the years. Fast forward to today, and things are changing once again with the introduction of their second, gel-based cleanser. It's hard to beat a cult-favorite, but this new cleanser is sure giving the tried-and-true formula a run for its money! This month I had the opportunity to try both cleansers, and a few other products, too!
Something I always have to mention is packaging. I am such a fan of this clean and simple packaging. The hints of gold make it feel like something special, but the crisp white boxes keep things minimal.
Eve Lom's original cleanser is a truly luxurious cleansing experience, and feels more like a ritual than a necessary cleansing process. I love the feeling of this balm — it's thick and extremely rich. When used in tandem with a hot muslin cloth, it will exfoliate and tone the skin. Using the Eve Lom Facial Technique, you can use your fingers to wake up tired sallow skin, blocked pores and puffiness. I felt both refreshed and relaxed when I was done, and can understand why this balm has so many devout followers!
I'll be completely honest, nine times out of ten I'm rushing to get ready in the morning or too tired to fully pull out all the stops for my skin. This is where Eve Lom's new Gel Balm Cleanser steps in. This, my friends, is my weekday savior! This cleanser delivers the same cleanse Eve Lom is famed for, but in an easy to use gel balm texture. The pump makes dispensing a snap, a feature I always appreciate in skincare products. While it feels similar to the original, this gel has something special and all it's own. As the gel is massaged into wet skin, it gently transforms into a milky balm texture that leaves skin soothed and blissfully soft.
As a follow-up to cleansing, I've been using the Rescue Oil-Free Moisturizer. It has the ability to control oil and treat my blemishes at the same time. Lately my poor skin has taken a beating with the summer sun, heat and inevitable sweating that comes with it. This moisturizer has a flower water base composed of witch hazel and cornflower that provides much-needed natural antiseptic benefits and soothes inflammation. This also keeps the formula lightweight. Instant skin happiness.
Two other stand-out products I've been using are the Rescue Mask and Dynaspot, both of which help to control and eliminate problems related to my acne and rosacea. Do you ever look in the mirror and wonder what the heck happened to your skin? The Rescue Mask comes to my rescue in times of stress! This mask has won In Style's award for “Best Mask for Congested Skin” for seven consecutive years! Do you really need more proof than that!? Apply a medium to thick layer to cleansed, dry skin, and relax for 20 minutes.
If my problem areas still need a little love, I'll apply a small amount of Dynaspot to help speed up the healing process. Instead of being stark white and super noticeable, this formula has a universal skin-tone tint, so I can apply it in the morning before my makeup! Win-win.
Thanks SO MUCH to Eve Lom for allowing me to experience this beautiful lineup. I'm so glad I had the chance to try both cleansers, because I fully plan on mixing it up and using both depending on the time I have! If you haven't had a chance to try anything by Eve Lom yet, start with the best, and try a cleanser first!