About a month ago if you remember, I joined a local water festival and came home almost two shades darker than before I left! Perfect timing, though, because I had a new Brightening Cream from Eve Lom waiting to be tested, and what could be a better time to test it than when my skin was so dry and dull from a long day in the sun!
The Brightening Cream (WHITE) is the latest skincare product from Eve Lom that was released just last month (April 2015). It is a unique, hydrating gel-cream moisturizer formulated to brighten, hydrate, and protect the skin from oxidative stresses and environmental pollution. With regular use A.M. and P.M., the skin's balance is restored and replenished to reveal a brighter, more even-toned complexion.
- Dermapep to block melanin production (proven to be up to 20 times more effective at lightening pigmentation than traditional lightening ingredients such as Kojic Acid and Hydroquinone)
- Chinese Root Extracts to combat free radicals
- Sodium hyaluronate to hydrate and retain moisture as well as increase the skin's elasticity
- Allantoin and Betaline to reduce inflammation in the skin
- Absyssinian oil to plump out fine lines and wrinkles
- Rose Otto oil to sooth and nourish the skin
- Vitamin E to protect the skin from premature ageing caused by environmental pollutants
The product is housed in a minimalistic white jar — Eve Lom's style. I generally find Eve Lom's white-and-gold packaging to be visually appealing. Everything just looks so clean and pristine, almost glowy in a way, and it just makes me want to use the product that much more. :)
The product itself is air light, smooth, and incredibly moisturizing. The scent is divine! I think it smells faintly of roses. I really like the scent but unfortunately it does not linger. The gel-cream consistency spreads easily on the skin but it doesn't fully absorb right away. In the first few minutes post application, my skin feels just slightly tacky and I have to wait a good 3-5 minutes for everything to sink in.
Once absorbed, it doesn't leave any residue or interfere with my base makeup in anyway. In fact, it leaves such a dewy, silky-smooth finish on the skin that feels like I have just applied a lightweight face primer. It does brighten my complexion instantly but very subtly. It also provides my skin with a long-lasting hydration even when I use just a small amount. I've never woken up with dry skin since I started implementing this product in my skincare routine.
After using it every single day and night for a whole month, I have witnessed major improvements in the condition of my skin. My major skin concerns right now include hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and uneven skin's texture. Not only has the Eve Lom Brightening Cream helped lighten dark spots and skin tone in general, it has also plumped out fine lines and smoothed away unevenness in my skin's texture. My face has become noticeably brighter and more luminous, not necessarily because it “whitens” the color of my skin, but it “fades” those dark spots so that my complexion becomes smoother and more even. It works a little slowly on eliminating redness from acne scars, though, as I haven't noticed any results until 4 weeks after, and even then, it's very small improvements. Hopefully by the time I finish the jar, I will see a much more promising result! :)
Overall, I am very happy with the Eve Lom Brightening Cream. It far exceeded my expectations by delivering its many promises and more. If it is accessible to you, I definitely encourage you to try it!
Disclosure: The Eve Lom Brightening Cream was provided by Eve Lom for review consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.