Eve Lom is a renowned facialist and the woman behind the eponymous skin care brand which she launched in London in the 1980s. I found an interesting article about Ms. Lom here.
I was at a SpaceNK boutique in Bloomingdales buying some candles when I started talking about beauty products with the sales lady. It turns out she was the regional manger, so we had a very good discussion. Space NK was going to be launching the Eve Lom line the next month and she was very excited about it. She very graciously gave me some samples after I told her my major skin care concerns were keeping my acne prone skin even and glowing. Once I worked through the samples I took advantage of the Sephora sale and a Space NK discount to get the full sized versions of the Eve Lom cleanser($50/1.6floz) and the Eve Lom brightening cream($110/1.6floz).
Eve Lom Cleanser
Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Peg-30 Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Aluminum Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Peg-75 Lanolin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Cone Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Eugenol, Limonene.
Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.
Eve Lom Brightening Cream
Aqua (water), Dimethicone, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Glycerin, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Olivate, Jojoba Esters, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Sorbitan Olivate, Atractyloides Macrocephala Root Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Allantoin, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Carbomer, Tribehenin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Isohexadecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Behenate, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Polysorbate 80, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Citronellol, Methyl Undecenoyl Leucinate, Geraniol, Linalool, Eugenol.
The cleanser came with the muslin cloth pictured. Per the instructions, first you massage the cleanser onto dry skin. Then you wring the muslin cloth out after placing it in hot water and press it against your face for several seconds to open your pores. After you repeat that process three times you rinse the cloth in warm water and remove the cleanser from your face. The last step is to rinse the cloth in cold water and reapply it to your face to close your pores.
The instructions for the brightening cream were a bit simpler- apply to a clean face & neck morning and evening.
Between the original samples and what I ended up buying I've been using both products for about a month. The cleanser has a paste like texture and has a sweet, herbal smell. It felt like an aromatherapy facial when I used it with the muslin cloth. I liked it but I don't see it replacing my Peter Thomas Roth or Lush Dark Angels which give me more of a deep pore cleaning. The brightening cream is moisturizing without feeling heavy on the skin. It also has a slightly herbal scent, kind of like an old tea bag. The cream seems to be working as my skin is softer and more even toned. I'll report back in a month with any updates.
The whole muslin cloth thing seems to be all the range now. Before this product I just used a white wash cloth and paper towels. I can appreciate the benefits of the muslin cloth- gentle exfoliation, pore opening, cleanser removing but I'm not sold on replacing all my wash cloths.....yet. What about you? Are muslin cloths a part of your beauty routine?