I have a confession: I spent most of my teens using face wipes and whatever moisturiser my Mum had left out in the bathroom. As soon as I hit my late 20’s I knew it was time to get a good skincare regime sorted and first on my list was the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. I’ve always enjoyed using rich face balms and oils, so when I saw this in Space NK during a recent trip to London I just had to pick it up!
The Emma Hardie Moringa Face Balm contains Moringa seed extract, Wild
Sea Fennel and Vitamin E to help balance, purify and minimise your
pores, Jasmine, Cedarwood and Rose to recondition dull, dry and
dehydrated skin and Orange, Neroli and Mandarin extracts to rejuvenate
and revitalise the skin. I have to admit when I first started using this
I was applying it to wet skin and found it just wasn’t doing the job
properly. After reading a bit more about the product (namely from the
skincare goddess that is Caroline Hirons!)
I started to apply it directly onto dry skin, working it in all over my
face and even around the eyes. To get the best results, you just remove
the formula with a wet Emma Hardie muslin cloth (which I picked up at
the same time, but in all honesty a normal face cloth would suffice!)
The great thing about the balm is that it feels really light on the
skin, yet it removes every single trace of makeup; it also has the most
gorgeous scent, which makes it such a treat to use. After it’s been
removed, I found my skin looked plumper and had a really gorgeous glow,
not dissimilar to how my skin looks after a facial.
I love it, there are a couple of issues I have with this balm, the
biggest one being the packaging. I’ve seen lots of users mention that
their pot has cracked or the product has leaked through: I have to
agree, as mine was broken when I first opened it. I’m really surprised
that for a premium product (with a premium price tag of £34 for a 100ml
tub,) they haven’t sorted out this packaging issue. It’s also
disappointing that the face cloths don’t come free with the cleanser to
ensure optimum results: I paid £12 for 3 cloths and if I am honest,
there’s little difference between these and the £1 ones from Primark!
Apart from these small(ish) grumbles I have to say I will certainly be
repurchasing the balm once my pot runs out, my skin has never looked so
clear and radiant. Have you tried the Emma Hardie balm?
Written by Charlotte Evans