Eve Lom’s iconic cleanser has 30 years of experience providing a pioneering cleansing balm that deeply cleanses pores, without drying out the skin, for a soft, smooth and renewed complexion.
Its unique multi-action formula is composed of an exclusive combination of essential oils with cleansing, decongestant and soothing properties: clove oil to treat blemishes and stimulate dull skin, eucalyptus oil to fight toxins, hop oil to tone the skin skin, Egyptian chamomile oil to soften it, and cocoa butter to condition and nourish it.
These active ingredients work together to create a smooth yet powerful formula. This proprietary blend offers five benefits: it decongests, exfoliates, tones, softens and deep cleans to remove impurities and the toughest makeup for a radiant complexion.
Each Eve Lom cleanser includes a specially created muslin cloth to work with the cleanser to improve circulation, open pores, cleanse, exfoliate and tone skin in minutes.
Indicated for all skin types, but especially skins with uneven tone and texture, acne and blemishes.
This cleanser promises, although if you don’t like it, you can find the right one for you in this Review of the Best Facial Cleansers .
Eve Lom Cleanser Analysis
- Paraffinum Liquidum : Tested in Clinique For Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Petrolatum.
- PEG-30 Lanolin : It is a derivative of lanolin polyethylene glycol or hydrogenated lanolin, a non-ionic surfactant with multiple applications to emulsify, solubilize, hydrate and cleanse without negative effects on the skin. It is used for hair fixation and as a plasticizer in shampoos, cleansing lotions, hand creams, detergent formulations and creams. The addition of cetyl alcohol can increase both the foam and the emulsion stability of products prepared with this compound.
- Cetearyl Alcohol : Analyzed in the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye eye contour .
- Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 : A semi-solid emollient often used as a substitute for lanolin. It is highly prized for its high water-binding properties, excellent adhesion to the skin, and glossy finish. An important component of this ingredient is adipic acid, a mild and slightly toxic skin irritant.
- Aluminum Stearate : It is an aluminum salt that is produced using stearic acid. It acts as a viscosity moderator (resistance to flow), a suspending agent (prevents the oil and water parts of an emulsion from separating), and a thickening agent. It is considered safe for use in cosmetic products, as the potential for dermal toxicity is very low. Studies have shown that it causes mild skin irritation, but only when used in very high doses.
- Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter : Analyzed in Cumlaude’s Summum RX Cream Antiaging Repairing Treatment .
- Peg-75 Lanolin : Same as the ingredient PEG-30 Lanolin, discussed above.
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil : Clove oil, with antiseptic and anesthetic properties. It also contains antioxidant benefits that help prevent cell damage. This oil should be used with extreme caution, as it contains 73% eugenol, a volatile substance that kills skin cells and can be a powerful skin irritant when used repeatedly. It should not be used by pregnant women and its use should be controlled due to its volatile properties.
- Humulus Lupulus (Hop) Oil : Hop oil, with powerful anti-inflammatory qualities for the skin that can reduce scars. It also has antibacterial benefits capable of inhibiting five different bacteria that cause acne. And it’s loaded with phytonutrients, plant-based products that are great for toning and smoothing the skin.
- Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil : Analyzed in the Lifting Firmness Anti-Wrinkle Perfectionist CP + R serum from Estée Lauder .
- Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil : Analyzed in NewPeptin’s Wrinkle Repair Cream for Men .
- BHT : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
Eve Lom Cleanser Review Summary
The formula begins with the famous Vaseline, an emollient and moisturizer that acts mainly by occlusiveness, to prevent the so-called transepidermal water loss, that is, the water evaporates from the skin.
However, as it does not penetrate the skin (it only sits on it) and does not contain biologically active components, it is an ingredient that does not nourish the skin as vegetable oils do.
Other emollients follow, and cocoa butter, a rich emollient that can hydrate and nourish even the driest skin. It is loaded with good things for the skin: it contains fatty acids (mainly oleic, stearic and palmitic) and it also has antioxidant vitamin E and polyphenols.
I do not like at all that Phenoxyethanol (toxic and irritating preservative), is in a large proportion; like clove oil, which although it is an antiseptic and antioxidant, is irritating and can cause the death of skin cells.
The remaining oils are good ingredients that work as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and purifying, although they could be in a better proportion.
Although most of the list is made up of good ingredients, it does have some irritating compounds that can harm the most sensitive skin. I’m also a bit concerned about the proportion of the problem preservative, although it’s generally a good cleaner.
If you are looking for a cleanser for all skin types, Nezeni Cosmetics micellar water seems like a much better option, as it has several very interesting active ingredients, and it includes very few problematic ingredients.
It is the best we have found so far, and that is why it is the one I currently use, both to clean dirt, as well as to remove make-up and tone my skin. You can see his complete analysis in the link that I leave above.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.