When it comes to cleansing balms, I don’t think you can find one much more iconic than Eve Lom’s original. It revolutionised skincare when it came out , and I can remember being baffled at the need for special muslins back when I explored the shelves of Scotland’s original store in Glasgow. Since then I’ve kept a jar of the stuff handy. It’s what I turn to whenever my skin is feeling a little sensitised, and now Eve Lom have released a new version of the stuff – a Gel Balm Cleanser.
The new take on the balm comes packaged in a sleek pump-top tube. It’s marketed as a lighter version of the classic – an option for mornings, or perhaps post-gym. A single pump massaged into skin with warm water gives the balm a light, milky consistency, and it has the same beautiful herbal scent as the original.
Unlike it’s older sister, the Gel Balm cleanser doesn’t feel like a ritual to use – it’s faster and easier, and you can use it in the shower. Despite this, it doesn’t feel any less indulgent to use, and skin still feels heavenly. It can dissolve even waterproof makeup, and it’s super moisturising, thanks to its Shea Butter base. It’s such a welcome addition to my skincare regime – and for now, it’s available exclusively at SpaceNK.
Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser is priced at £45 and is available here