08 June, 2015 What’s New: Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm
I seem to be on a bit of a skincare streak. Last week I reviewed Nivea’s new micellar water and The Body Shop’s summer launches, the week before included a Nourish skincare breakdown, and today I’ll be raving about the gorgeous Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm from Emma Hardie – skincare lovers, rejoice!
As usual, it was Maree from A Little Bit Etc. who encouraged me to test this beautiful balm out. Her review completely sold me on this cleanser’s potential to be THE best one I’ve ever tried. Her exact phrasing: ‘it was just shy of a religious experience’. I completely trust Maree’s recommendations and opinions, so I quickly placed an order and waited impatiently for my parcel from Feel Unique to arrive.
For me, this cleansing balm more than lived up to expectations. The texture is a beautiful rich gel that melts into a silky oil when massaged into the skin, and does a fantastic job of removing all types of makeup (waterproof mascara included) to thoroughly cleanse, purify and decongest my complexion. The moringa scent is beautiful and totally adds to the luxurious experience, and you can really feel the balm getting to work on heavy, stubborn makeup and dull, flakey patches.
My favourite way to use this cleansing balm is as the first step in my cleansing routine. I’ll either use it first for removing makeup and excess sebum (usually followed with a drop of micellar water), and then again as a lymphatic draining massage, or combined with a facial wash or cream if my skin needs more blemish-prevention care.
When used with the Emma Hardie Exfoliating Cloth, the result is incredible – glowing, bright skin, a more refined complexion and a super-clean base for toners, serum and moisturiser without feeling tight or uncomfortable. Maree recommended using this as a hydrating mask for 10 minutes in a thin layer, and let me tell you – my skin felt divine! Seriously smooth and nourished, and my dehydration lines looked less prominent too.
I would definitely recommend this beautiful balm from Emma Hardie if you’re looking for a multi-purpose cleanser with a luxurious feel, but without the crazy-expensive price tag. It’s a real treat after a busy day of air-conditioning in my office and muggy heat on the tube, and it feels incredible to remove my makeup so efficiently and easily.
Well worth the £38, and you can buy it here.
What do you think of this cleansing balm? Have you tried it? And will you be picking up a tub soon? Let me know in the comments below!