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Why Eve Lom Cleanser Is Your Winter Skin Saviour

Picture it…me rushing through Toronto’s Dundas Square on a freezing fall day. My train is arriving in 57 minutes and I have get to the station. I decide to cut through Nordstrom to warm up before hailing a cab. An over-enthusiastic salesperson appears out of nowhere, blocking my path to the exit.

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Annoying Salesperson = Skincare Angel

Salesperson: “Ooooh! You’re in a rush! Take a load off and smell this perfume.”

Me: “No, thank you!”

Salesperson: “Great! It’s Le Labo Santal 33. Have you heard of it?”

Me: “Umm yes. Very nice, but…”

Salesperson: “You know, you have really nice skin. This line over here is Eve Lom. Fantastic.” Grabs arm, hauls me over to display. Rubs Eve Lom Cleanser into the back of my hand.

Me: “Look I’m in a rush to catch my train. I really must be on my way.”

Salesperson: “Yes! The cleanser is fantastic! It’s all-natural and I promise you, the best you will ever try. Here, have some samples!!”

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I grab the samples, thank him while simultaneously calculating the train ticket change fees I will inevitably have to make. I rush out the door and miraculously hop into a waiting cab.

Several weeks later, I remember the samples and decide to give them a try. I am NOT a cream cleanser/cleansing balm sort of girl. I find most of them heavy, oppressive and terrible at removing makeup. I reluctantly rub some into my face and hope for the best.

Well, it was INCREDIBLE! Firstly, it smelled amazing! It has an earthy, herbal scent with notes of clove and cocoa. The texture was lovely too. I would liken it to margarine or warm butter.

What Made Eve Lom Cleanser So Great?

Eve Lom Cleanser is the perfect way to remove your makeup and keep your skin hydrated, especially in the winter months | Style Domination

Well, it removed the inch of makeup that I was wearing that night thanks to an event I attended. Chanel’s Le Volume Mascara – notoriously hard to remove? No problem. Nars Eyeliner? Bye bye. Foundation and concealer? Gone. MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo lipstick – a bright red which clings on for dear life? Effectively wiped away.

I was stunned. I hadn’t used a more effective cleanser since my beloved SkinMedica Facial Cleanser.

Extra Benefits

Eve Lom Cleanser is the perfect way to remove your makeup and keep your skin hydrated, especially in the winter months | Style Domination

I started using this Eve Lom Cleanser during that vicious cold snap we experienced in December. This fall and beginning of winter have been harsh. My skin started to dry out immediately and I noticed a few dry patches on my forehead.

The Eve Lom Cleanser really soothed the dryness. In addition to removing the makeup like an all-star, it moisturized my winter-irritated skin and left it glowy and hydrated.

I was so impressed that I marched my butt to Sephora and bought myself a jar…and that was not the cheapest thing to do. The “regular” size weighs in at a hefty $99 while the large jar is $166. Sigh…I begrudgingly accept that this price is worth it as I cannot deny the glowing benefits of this award-winning cleansing balm.

I guess I should be happy too. I just happened to snag some during a Sephora restock. It’s notoriously constantly sold out…

How To Use

Eve Lom Cleanser is the perfect way to remove your makeup and keep your skin hydrated, especially in the winter months | Style Domination

Not only is the Eve Lom Cleanser a bit of a skincare miracle, the simple act of using it feels like a mini spa date in itself.

The instructions are simple, but they force you to slow down and enjoy the process. I tell ya, at the end of a long, hard day, taking the five minutes to use this cleanser really makes a positive difference in my mood.

So, I normally use the cleanser only when I need to remove a lot of makeup, but please note that it is safe to use twice a day.

Fill your sink with warm water. Next, massage a small amount into your face and neck. The cleanser comes with a set of muslin cloths to remove the balm and makeup. Immerse the cloth (you can also use a washcloth) into the warm water, wring out gently and apply to your face and neck. This action opens pores, increases blood flow leading to a more bright, clear look. Take a deep breath and relax. Work the cloth in gentle circular motions until all traces of the cleanser and makeup are gone.

Rinse the cloth in cool water then apply again to your face and neck. This closes your pores and enhances an even, smooth appearance.

Fresh Face, Happy Soul

Eve Lom Cleanser is the perfect way to remove your makeup and keep your skin hydrated, especially in the winter months | Style Domination

I’ve been using the cleanser for the last couple of months and I’m thrilled with it. I’m being extra careful to manage the dry patches on my forehead to avoid discolouration. The Eve Lom Cleanser followed by my favourite moisturizer is really helping.

Bonus – because it is so effective at removing makeup, my undereyes look brighter…mainly due to the fact that it’s removing all traces of eyeliner and mascara. I guess I better cancel that appointment for undereye filler.

Have you tried Eve Lom Cleanser? What did you think?

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. Danielle
    January 22, 2018 / 10:10 am

    This sounds great and your skin looks incredible! Could always use something like this, especially in the winter months!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • Dominique
      January 22, 2018 / 10:38 am

      So true, Danielle! It is saving my skin!! xo

  2. Kelssey Layton
    January 22, 2018 / 10:15 am

    I am normally not one to try tons of products but you have be convinced on this one!! I’ll have to check it out next time I swing by Sephora!

    • Dominique
      January 22, 2018 / 10:37 am

      Yes, Kelssey! Get a sample as it is pretty pricey. It is sooo nice though!

  3. Anna English
    January 22, 2018 / 10:23 am

    I love the story behind this! ha! But it does sound amazing!

    • Dominique
      January 22, 2018 / 10:37 am

      OMG. While the salesperson was nice, he was PUSHY. OMG. I cannot complain though. He introduced me to one of the best skincare products I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. Thanks for reading, Anna!

  4. January 22, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Girllllll that is not cheap but you have me so tempted to try it haha! It sounds so great, especially for winter months but I don’t think I can handle the pricetag lol. I do have some I love though but this looks great!

    • Dominique
      January 22, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Shira – I totally get it. I acutally bought it purposefully at Sephora during their VIB sale so I could get 20% off. LOL! I promise you, it’s worth it. You can also just keep going in and getting samples. Hahaha!

  5. January 22, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Oh that salesperson story, lol. I would have been so annoyed. But turns out it was good that you got those Eve Lom samples. I actually only have samples from that brand. But maybe now I’ll get a full size of the cleanser.

    • Dominique
      January 22, 2018 / 2:28 pm

      It’s really lovely, Cheryl. I think you’ll like it too because you mentioned you have dry skin. Oh that salesguy! He was quite charming, so I couldn’t be too mad. He kind of reminded me of Mr. Bean in that movie Love Actually. LOL!

  6. January 22, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    I always love to read about the products I never tried before. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It sounds great. Will definitely check it out.

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

  7. Maggie
    January 22, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    My skin is so dry this winter, so I desperately need to try this!!

  8. January 23, 2018 / 1:37 am

    I know what you mean in terms of not being a fan of something but then you try a specific brand and it changes the game! If its this good then it’s worth the money, usually with these balms a little bit goes a long way and they last!

    • Dominique
      January 23, 2018 / 10:37 am

      Loren – I couldn’t have said it better myself. Most of my money goes to skincare and I’m a diehard believer that sometimes, you just need to pay a little more to be happy. Thank you so much for reading! And yeah – this stuff is so good, a little does go a very long way!

  9. Ruthie
    January 23, 2018 / 9:18 am

    Ok, I’m convinced that I need this!!! Your skin looks so fabulous always!!

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