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Eve Lom is one of those brands which to me epitomises luxury high status skincare so I was excited to try this face cream as it would be my first Eve Lom product and I also love the name- tender loving care is exactly what my dry, sensitive skin needs.
The packaging is very understated which I love and it screams 'high end brand'. Fortunately the cream inside lives up to the luxe packaging and reputation of the brand. The face cream is incredibly rich and viscous, so much so that if it was cold you might struggle to spread it evenly over your face but I absolutely love that dense texture. To me it feels like that makes the moisturiser incredibly deep nourishing for parched skin.
The cream is lightly fragranced, which I can see has been noted as a disadvantage by another reviewer but didn't bother me personally and definitely didn't irritate my slightly sensitive skin.
The cream is an absolute dream to use I felt so pampered going to bed with a face full of this stuff on it really felt like I was treating my skin as best I could.
In the morning my face felt lovely and soft. What prevents me from giving this cream full marks is that as lovely and thick as it was I felt like it didn't penetrate the skin quite as much as I would like it to for the price- I felt like there was a layer left on my face that didn't sink in properly even though the majority of it did.
This moisturiser I got as part of a large gift set from Eve Lom, I bought it from Space NK in store, however the gift set no longer exists (it contained the eve lom cult cleanser 100ml and a 50ml rescue mask). I like the moisturiser it has great packaging that looks nice in any bathroom. It has a rose scent however which might not be for everyones taste, it is for the face but can be used anywhere to soothe the skin (especially elbows, knees and feet). I have a 50ml product which is a great size for my gym bag. It is good for relieving red skin (or the red face I get after a workout!). When I use it I know my skin will never feel tight, it is a good make up base and a few hours later I do not feel like my skin is oily (does happen to me with other creams). My 50ml tube has lasted 6 months so far and there is still a lot of product left over. The 100ml version of this product is in a tub form, which I am not as keen on as I don't like putting my fingers into tubs (though it is useful when you get to the end of the product!). I would like the moisturiser to have SPF in it though, as it is quite thick, and I think it would be too much to put an SPF on top of this cream.
Eve Lom TLC cream is one of the best products I have ever used and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a heavy duty moisturiser.
I think some people make the mistake of thinking this is a cream which should be used every day but that is not the case. This cream should be applied to the hands and them pressed lightly to the face instead of overloading your skin with this heavy product. By doing this is ensures you get the benefit of the ingredients of the product without drowning in that greasy film you often get with a heavy moisturising product. This cream is particularly useful for those first days of winter when your skin reacts to the change in weather, or following light sunburn. It is also useful for protecting against the weather and refreshing the skin after a flight (or a hangover!).
It is expensive at £48 but like all Eve Lom products is well worth it -cheaper skincare is false economy, and it lasts for ages. If you're unsure Space NK often has samples available and as this cream is so thick a little goes a long way.
tlc cream is meant for skin that's showing signs of wear (my forehead is excessively worn, crepey and dry, and seems sun-damaged). i have a small trial sized pot of tlc cream, and although it has a love;y rose fragrance, i'm just not impressed with it at all. it's quite a heavy cream, and not particularly pleasant to use, apart from the scent.
it was only when i tried some nivea (the plain, blue pot that costs about £3) that i saw how over-priced and - basically - rubbish the tlc cream is. it isn't as good as nivea, plain and simple, although it's at least 50 times more expensive (to put into context, 50mls of tlc is £42 while 250mls of nivea is £3. at that rate, 250mls of tlc would cost about £200!). i don't mind paying for quality products, but i really do get annoyed when i find that something so very expensive is bettered by one of the cheapest and oldest face creams on the market.
i have three words to say to anyone even considering buying the tlc cream: 'BUY SOME NIVEA'.
Recently bought a bottle of Rose Hip Oil in Australia before I moved to the UK for some spots that started appearing around my chin area. It was abit costly at home but does wonders, and is a great remedy to treat minor skin disorders, helps to relieve symptoms of eczema and aid in the repair of skin tissue. It also helps to assist the healing of acne scarring and dry, sensative and sun damaged skin. I havent looked for it yet in the UK but Im sure if you asked in at any Health Food Store they would direct you. It is an oil so it is greasy but you rub it in and it soon obsorbes into your skin.It also has no fragarence to it so you dont notice it's there. I found it worked really well on my spots and other scarring I had from previous spots. Recommended it to a friend who suffers from Ecezma and she was raving about it, eased ther itching and helped to soothe the dry skin.
TLC has been designed for use on skin that is showing signs of wear / Particularly aimed at fine lines around the eyes / a blend based on the most exclusive and fragrant essential oil of rose (Otto of Bulgaria) /