Thursday, 20 October 2016

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm Review

I know this is a much talked about product in the beauty and blogging industry, but I couldn’t go without putting my two-penneth in seeing as it's is my ‘Holy Grail’ cleansing balm!

This was the first cleansing balm I bought and fell in love with, I had dabbled with cheaper options before but never really enjoyed the experience. I always felt there was a film left behind even after removing them with a face cloth. I also found most broke me out, but then again I was buying ones that probably weren’t right for my skin ingredients wise.

So after a lot of deliberating (and reading Caroline Hirons blog!) I finally purchased this and oh my! I am so glad I did! As soon as you open the lid you can smell the heavenly aroma and it makes you feel relaxed straight away. I don’t think I’ve ever smelt anything like it! It really promotes a sense of comfort and well-being which is exactly what we need, especially for those of us that lead busy lives!

The balm contains Moringa (obviously!) with essential oils of Orange, Neroli and Mandarin which work to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin whilst calming the senses...this it does! There is also the inclusion of Jasmine and Rose which helps to hydrate and condition the skin. I believe that this balm would suit all skin types even oily/acne prone as it balances and thoroughly deep cleanses the pores all without stripping the skin, leaving it beautifully hydrated and calm.

I use this balm as either a morning or second cleanser as I like my skin to absorb the nutrients rather than using it to take off my makeup. Although, it does do an excellent job at removing makeup and it doesn’t sting my eyes so I can really get in there and remove any remaining traces. A big thumbs up for gentleness! The texture is soft like butter and easily turns into an oil upon contact with the skin, I love giving myself a good massage with this, it’s one of my favourite parts of the day, applying and then removing with a warm flannel! You really don’t know what you’re missing if you’ve never tried it! Inhaling and exhaling the scent has got to be done, it’s bliss! You can also apply the balm and add a touch of warm water to turn it into a milky consistency which you can then rinse off cleanly. So good for those that don’t like/or can’t be arsed with flannels!

Now despite me raving so much about this, it does have 1 con for me. I think the packaging sucks. It looks beautiful upon first glance but once you start using it you notice that the product is housed in a plastic case which is inside another hard plastic casing. Sounds strange? It is. Don’t get me wrong the packaging feels luxurious, but the outside plastic has cracked on nearly every pot I have owned. Not good. Especially for my poor hands! Here’s hoping Emma Hardie will listen to her customers as I know many have complained about this. Anyway let’s move on past the negative! …

The pot in the picture is 50ml as I bought it in the Starter Kit, and this has lasted me a fair while (around 4 months so far using 3-4 times a week), a little goes a long way, but the standard size is 100ml which last ages if you don’t scoop out tons at a time! If you buy the bigger size it comes with a cleansing cloth, but I personally only use the cotton side as the muslin side is quite harsh for my sensitive skin.

At £38.00 the price is steep but I would say it is 100% worth it! It has really made a difference in reducing congestion for me and brightening up my dull, tired skin. The smooth silky balm is such a joy to use and I can guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by this little pot of magic. You can also use this as a mask leaving it for 10 minutes or so to allow the ingredients to penetrate, hydrate and soothe. Usually I just leave it on whilst I’m brushing my teeth and that way it gives my skin a boost! As an addition within this range there are rosehip exfoliating seeds which you can purchase for around £15, these can be mixed in with the balm to transform it into a gentle exfoliator. I have never done this though so cannot comment on results, it’s just something I thought I’d mention.

£38.00 for 100ml which includes 1x dual action cleansing cloth or £25.00 for the 4-piece starter kit which contains a 50ml balm, cleansing cloth and 15ml Age Support Cream all inside a nice travel bag.

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Beeswax, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Sorbitan Stearate, Palmitic/Stearic Triglycerides, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Silica, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Aqua (Water), Lecithin, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl PCA, Menthyl PCA, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Disodium Phosphate, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Geraniol, Citral. 

Have you tried this cleansing balm or do you have any other recommendations for me? I would love to know any other balms you have enjoyed using!

Thanks for reading xx

No comments

Post a Comment