Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm Review

Back at the beginning of the year I decided I needed to revamp my skincare routine, I just wasn't getting that 'wow' factor I wanted and I felt like my skin needed a change. A new cleanser was to top of my skincare priorities, and after lots of researching online and reading what felt like a million different reviews, I decided to go for the cult classic and well raved about Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm.

When I first ordered it, I went for the introductory kit which contains 50ml of the Cleansing Balm (as pictured), a 15ml Amazing Face Age Support Cream and an Amazing Face Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloth. As I wasn't sure if I was going to like the cleanser, I went for the set as the full size Cleansing Balm (100ml) retails for £38 - something I don't really want to spend on a product before trying it. I've since repurchased it 3 times, it's pretty clear this cleansing balm is a winner for me!

The Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm is a balanced daily cleanser that is said to thoroughly cleanse pores, moisturise and calm all skin types. It contains grape seed oil and sweet almond oil rich in essential fatty acids to help plump and soften the skin, moringa seed extract, wild sea fennel and vitamin E to balance, purify and help minimise the appearance of open pores. It also has orange, neroli and mandarin essential oils to rejuvenate, revitalise and calm skin, as well as jasmine and rose help to recondition dull, dry and dehydrated skin. 
After removing most of my face makeup with the Garnier Micellar Water and a cotton pad, I take about a 5p sized scoop of the Cleansing Balm and a little bit of warm water into the palm of my hand, rub it together then rub it into my face. I then use my Magnitone Lucid to thoroughly cleanse and remove all my makeup, the pair work a like a dream together. I finish by removing left over Cleansing Balm by splashing my face with cool water, then I'm ready to continue with the rest of my skincare routine.

It's very rare for me to fall in love with a product to the point it becomes a holy-grail-must-have will trade my sole to repurchase type of product. I can't praise enough how good this balm is. I've noticed an improved in pore size, my skin feels so much smoother and my complexion looks so much more even, gone are the days of being a full blown tomato, I'm now only part tomato. My skin is also not as oily as it used to be thankfully, but then that's down to this combined with my whole updated skincare routine which I'll get around to posting in the next couple of weeks.

I've been using and repurchasing it for about 8 months now, and I can honestly say I couldn't be without this cleanser. When I ran out once and had to wait for it to be delivered (torturous wait) I tried the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish which I really didn't get on with. I was glad when my Cleansing Balm arrived! The only thing I do have to say is that the scent can be fairly overpowering, and at first I wasn't too keen, but now actually enjoy. It has a very fresh yet natural scent to it.

When reading up about this cleanser, I've also read that this doubles as a soothing and hydrating mask if left on the skin for 10 minutes as well as being a rescue balm for dry elbows knees or lips - something I was unaware of so can't comment how it works, but I'll have to give it go! 

Have you tried this cleansing balm before? 

Samm
xo

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