Seen as I'm trying my hand at something a little different today it's probably best that I give you a little bit of background information.
My skin can be very temperamental at the best of times, I can't second guess it - one day its normal the next day it can be so dry that my skin is sore. I suffer from hormonal breakouts and the occasional in between breakout that I can only ever link back to alcohol (consumption, not on my face of course.)
The Eve Lom cleanser is "the original balm cleanser" that is supposed to give " incredibly glowing, radiant skin with a smoother, more refined texture." I started using the cleanser about 3 months ago originally with the a muslin cloth on a morning and the clarisonic on a evening. My skin is a bit too sensitive to be using the clarisonic everyday so I have since dropped that to a couple of times a week max. I've also ditched the muslim cloths for flannels. I like the way the product works with a muslin cloth, I just find flannels longer lasting and more accessible to me. I tend to double cleanse with this as the first time I use it I've got makeup on, I don't take my eye makeup off with this cleanser but I do rub it over my eyes during the second cleanse so I wouldn't see any reason why you couldn't use it to remove eye makeup, I just personally prefer to use a lotion to do this.
I like the packaging, it sits pretty in my bathroom and seen as I would always wash my face with clean hands anyway I don't particularly have the hygiene issue with the packaging that I know some people have. I can appreciate that it would be a lot more convenient it a tube for a lot of people. The ingredients in the product initially put me right off, the main ingredient is mineral oil and there is also cocoa butter in there too, both of which I don't really like the sound of and if it hadn't been for the lovely girl I always speak to in Space NK and her very generous supply of samples and gorgeous skin as testament to the product I'm not sure I'd have bought it at what is slightly over priced in my opinion, (£55 for 100 ml.) Since beginning to use this cleanser I find my skin much more predictable and easier to manage, it doesn't dry my skin out so I'm not in any pain anymore. The overall appearance of my skin is clearer and softer to the touch, breakouts have not subsided completely but are much more manageable. They say this product is great for all skin types and I'd be inclined to agree with that to a certain extent, I don't have oily skin so I cannot review it from the perspective but I would imagine anyone with very oily skin would struggle to love this.
I like this product a lot, I think a little goes a long way so for that it is worth the price tag. I'll definitely be sticking with this product until I've finished it, for me it does everything it claims to do. I'd recommend it especially to those with dry skin however, I think i'll be shopping around the balm cleanser market before repurchasing.
Did any of you have a similar or completely different experience with this cleanser? What balm cleansers do you recommend I try out?