Alternatives to Eve Lom Cleanser?

(29 Posts)
JRsandCoffee Wed 27-Aug-14 11:53:17

Just that, does anyone know of any good alternatives? I love it and it keeps my incredibly temperamental skin clearer than anything else I've found but it is eyewateringly expensive. Any suggestions gratefully received!

MrsDavidBowie Wed 27-Aug-14 12:00:45

Is there no way you can keep using it by economising elsewhere? If it suits your skin...
Could he a false economy to buy something cheaper which isn't effective.

JRsandCoffee Wed 27-Aug-14 12:11:15

I can keep using it, it's just that I'm out of the loop with what is new in terms of anything similar that might work and I do like to look at options. TBH one of the best stop gaps I've found is simple soap and a hot cloth but fear that might be a bit drying once the heating comes on!!

skylerwhite1 Wed 27-Aug-14 12:16:20

Hi JrsandCoffee, have you tried Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth?. Ive been using it for about 3 years. Its a cheaper alternative to Eve Lom and TBH I haven't noticed a difference. My skin is dry (isn) so not prone to breakouts blemishes etc Skin feels incredibly clean after and i smother in a really rich moisturiser afterwards.

Liz Earle is fabulous stuff.

If you prefer a balm cleanser, Clinique's Take The Day Off balm is £21 for a big tub, lasts ages, is gentle/fragrance-free etc etc. Really fantastic stuff.

Eve Lom on the other hand is £££ and packed full of mineral oil.

REN hot cloth wash (or whatever it is called) is brilliant.

I use it with some bargain flannels from Dunelm. A clean one every day.

kittygirl33 Wed 27-Aug-14 12:55:30

Ultrabland from Lush is cheap and cheerful and extremely good.

JRsandCoffee Wed 27-Aug-14 13:07:12

Thanks for the suggestions, I will look at those!

AstoriaMalfoy Wed 27-Aug-14 13:16:11

Superdrug vitamin E hot cloth cleanser (as recommended on here) is lovely . I'm still on my first tube and have been pleasantly surprised.

Bambinho Wed 27-Aug-14 13:30:26

I love Eve Lom too and have been using it for years. The only cheaper and satisfactory alternative I've found is Emma Hardie cleansing balm. Have to admit it's still at the pricey end but it's worth it. It comes with great double sided muslin/microfibre cloths too but the thing I love most about it is it smells divine.

noddyholder Wed 27-Aug-14 13:32:07

Virgin vie one is close but nothing gives my skin the same glow. I use micellar water daily and then eve lom once a week

SofaCanary Wed 27-Aug-14 19:37:17

I love the Elemis cleansing balm, just about to order my third!

LordEmsworth Wed 27-Aug-14 20:31:00

I love Origins Clean Energy - soooo nice to massage in...

Caitmous Wed 27-Aug-14 20:36:21

Organic Pharmacy Carrot Butter. Yum

mipmop Wed 27-Aug-14 20:57:23

Bambinho do you use the Emma Hardie moringa cleaner? You reminded me that I read about that one on Caroline Hirons' blog. I'll join the list of people open to alternatives to Eve Lom.

Good Stuff Manuka Honey Cleanser and a muslin cloth . Lovely.

Bambinho Wed 27-Aug-14 21:11:18

Yes mipmop it's the Moringa cleansing balm. Gives Eve Lom a good run for its money. Emma Hardie herself is occasionally on QVC with her products, she recommends using the Moringa balm as a treatment mask too. QVC often have really good offers so worth looking out for.

HolyQuadrityDrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 27-Aug-14 21:12:59

Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
Plus the muslin and hot water

goodasitgets Wed 27-Aug-14 22:12:43

Balmology do a neroli one which is incredible but that's not mega cheap. However if I could use it for the rest of my life I would choose that one for the smell alone!

Clinique take the day off as above

Merumaya do a good balm and that's on qvc usually

Granard Thu 28-Aug-14 17:13:26

I use Eve Lom and buy if from Look Fantastic.com. You can often get good deals. I got the 100ml for 50 euro (£39) recently and have got a free full size rescue mask in the past with a purchase of the 100ml cleanser. Worth keeping an eye on the site or signing up for email offers.

Clarabum Thu 28-Aug-14 22:20:19

I used Eve Lom then switched to liz earle and I found there was a massive difference in quality. I'm running out so I might have a look on Lookfantastic. Cheers for the tip.

GaryShitpeas Thu 28-Aug-14 22:39:32

Organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil

Slather on face, rub in, scrub off with a hot wrung out flannel

Seriously Cannot recommend enough

JRsandCoffee Mon 13-Oct-14 22:27:34

I thought I would come back and say thanks again for all the suggestions. I've tried various things in the interim including the oil and as there seemed a few interested parties I thought I would share my big rediscovery wink

Ponds cold cream, I honestly think it's better on my skin than even the Eve Lom...... Three pounds and fifty pence I think....

Notabar Mon 13-Oct-14 22:29:46

I was an Eve Lom addict, too, but decided to cut back on what insoend on beauty products last year.

Switched to Liz Earle, but it irritated my skin.

I now use Superdrug hot cloth cleanser. Its 4.99 and I swear to you, its a bloody good alternative!

Notabar Mon 13-Oct-14 22:30:03

*what I spend

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