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Stash this smaller version in your gym bag and keep the larger 100 ml size to keep at home.

EVE LOM

Birchbox Breakdown

When EVE LOM launched her cleansing balm over 25 years ago, Vogue called it “possibly the best cleanser in the world.” Decades later, it remains the brand’s number one top seller and a favorite of skincare-obsessed ladies around the world. With a balm-like consistency, the cleanser uses natural botanicals to dissolve all traces of makeup and oil. It’s paired with a finely woven muslin cloth that gently sloughs away dead cells as you cleanse. We only wish we’d been using it for the past 25 years (hey, better late than never, right?).

How it Works

This velvety balm features four essential oils—chamomile, eucalyptus, hops, and clove—that work in conjunction to rid your skin of all forms of gunk. Pure cocoa butter adds moisture and softness. When used with the muslin cleansing cloth, the cleanser will lead to brighter, more even skin over time.

How to Use

If your skin errs on the dry side, use this cleanser only at night. If you have oily, normal, or combination skin, use it once to twice a day. Massage a nickel-sized amount onto dry skin. Next, fill your sink with hot (not scalding) water, and dip the muslin cloth into the water. Press the wet cloth onto your face and neck, letting the steam open up your pores to help the cleanser sink in. Fold the cloth into a small square and use it to massage your skin in circular motions, removing dead skin and the cleanser. Rinse with cool water to close pores.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Nice finish

I was skeptical of the world's best cleanser title but I was excited that this was sampled. I found the process to be a bit involved (I like my cleaning to be easy so I don't skimp before bed). Then I realized that while I may not want to do it every night, this did leave my skin feeling good and was for sure clean.

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Not for me
Purchased

I just didn't like this cleanser, very thick, like butter and hard to rinse. It just did not agree with my skin and was returned!

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Great cleanser

I absolutely love this cleanser. It smells a little funny (more like just natural and earthy), but it is super gentle yet thorough. My skin looks and feels great.

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Not sure what yet to think
Purchased

I go back and forth on this cleanser - on one hand, it has a terrible texture and feels slimy going on your skin. But on the second hand, it does seem to make my skin look and feel nice. Doubt I'll re-up once this is out, but Eve Lom's rescue mask is a keeper.

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over rated... over priced

After reading all the great reviews on this product I decided to splurge. I'll try anything to get rid of my adult acne. One of the reviews actually stated this helped her with adult acne. After a month of usage I'm not so impressed. I followed the directions but the balm left my face extremely dry. I actually noticed more breakouts after using.

I suppose it depends on the person, but this did not work for me.

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Worth Every Penny
Purchased

The best cleanser I have EVER used. That's saying something, because I am a sample fanatic and have sensitive skin. Using this product is extremely luxurious. The consistency is silky smooth, it is lightly honey-scented, the oils melt your makeup off and never has my skin felt stripped afterwards. This always leaves my skin clean, oil removed, but not dried out. Also, my skin has never reacted to the cleanser, a testament to the ingredients. Buy Eve Lom!!

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Love this stuff!

This cleanser is amazing! It actually makes me look forward to washing my face. It feels so good to massage it into my skin and never makes my face feel dry or tight.

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Love this stuff

Very expensive for me, but I splurged and really love it. Love the richness and it also comes with some detailed instructions on giving yourself a mini-facial with it.

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Love it!
Purchased

I have always wanted to try this cleanser because of it's cult following and I'm glad I did. It leaves my skin very clean and smooth. I don't even have to put on a moisturizer right away.

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Smoother skin, lines reduced. Where have you been all my life!
Purchased

I was skeptical to try this product as I was worried it would make my t-zone even oilier than it already is. However, this product has really helped even out my combination skin, reducing oil and smoothing out the dry, rough patches on my cheeks and forehead. I feel however, that for this product to work, you really have to follow the instructions and the included cloth. It may seem like overkill for a daily routine like washing your face, but the extra time it takes is totally worth it. For those of you who worry about using an oil based product on already oily skin, you may be very surprised. This is now my go to face product. Will be ordering more in the future.

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