Monday, 6 January 2014

Eve Lom TLC Cream

I will admit that unlike other beauty products I am not fanatical about skincare. I will happily buy premium brand lipsticks or foundation (or eyeshadow come to think of it) but my lotions and potions are always the high street options and I am generally happy with this.

Eve Lom TLC Cream

I will also admit that I had never heard of Eve Lom until I had an email from Lookfantastic promoting 10% off Eve Lom products. It was then I remembered that I had been given a sample of Eve Lom TLC Cream when I had a little spree in Space NK recently.

I decided to dig it out and give it a whirl. To do an unbiased test I wanted to see what I thought before I had a look at any reviews or even looked up the price. So today was the day...

The sachet suggested you use the cream after your morning cleanse or 'preferably' at night. Now it is January my skin is pretty dry and needy, so I thought I'd try it at both times. My usual Olay cream isn't quite cutting it at the moment so I had been thinking about finding something more nourishing.

The instructions suggest you hold the cream between your fingers for a moment before dabbing it onto your skin. I guess this must be to warm it slightly. The cream feels pretty regular on your fingers, but as soon as I started applying it to my face it felt quite sticky and difficult to spread. But actually I quite liked that it felt 'more' than other creams and serums I have tried and even now several hours later I can feel it on my skin.

The only thing is - damn I'm shiny! When I applied it this morning I intended to put on foundation as normal, but the cream just felt a little too heavy to apply foundation over the top. I waited to see if it would sink in at all, but it didn't so in the end I decided to skip the foundation and just have a blotchy and shiny day...

Eve Lom TLC Cream Sachet

Although shiny, the cream is not oily on the skin and is very moisturising. With my shiny face in mind I would suggest this is an excellent night cream but best skipped in the morning. The good news is that a little goes a long way which means my 5ml sachet should last a few days and give me chance to see whether this cream really helps my skin. Also looking at the price of the full sized version this is a pretty generous sample worth around £5 (so thanks Space NK!)

Once I'd tested the cream for myself I did a little Googling and could see that this is a cream designed for 'maturing or deeply needy skin'. That explains the formulation although makes me paranoid as to why the girl in Space NK decided this was the sample for me!

The cream particularly encourages you to use it on the neck and decolletage. It claims to reduce redness and puffiness, improve skin resilience and soften fine dry lines. The Eve Lom website also suggests the TLC Radiance Cream as a day cream which backs up my feelings about this one as a night cream.

The Eve Lom TLC Cream is usually £55 for 50ml but Lookfantastic have 10% off for a limited time HERE.

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