I recently wrote a post about the products I had been trialling from my M&S beauty advent calendar and from that post, of the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm I said:
“I have used this a couple of times now and I do like it but I wouldn’t necessarily rave about it. It’s a handy little travel pot so I would take this away as a cleanser when I’m away but at home I have the products that I like already so this isn’t being used regularly. That said, it is a lovely cleanser and am happy to still use it when I remember it’s there!”
Just over 2 weeks later and I have to say…..I TAKE IT BACK!!!
I started to use this as a regular cleanser after reading more on skincare blogs by Caroline Hirons who suggests that even oily skin can use an oil / balm cleanser…..which I had started using as per my previous post, to remove my makeup…..Clinique’s Take The Day Off Balm Cleanser. I didn’t think that I would use the Emma Hardie one though as I was using my Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean or Advanced Night Micro Cleansing foam as a second cleanse after the Clinique Balm.
I have made a few changes to my skin care which I will post about soon but since I have stopped using the 2 Estee Lauder cleansers and swapped them for this, my skin feels amazing! It isn’t in any way dried out after I’ve washed my face and when applying it, it smells like I’m applying a lovely treatment oil rather than a face cleanser thanks to the Orange, Neroli and Mandarin.
The cleanser is a yellowish balm which melts to an oil on the skin. I remove it with a flannel and hot water but it can be emulsified with water, then removed.
Pros: Contains essential oils to revitalise and rejuvenate, it helps to minimise the appearance of open pores (my skin already feels smoother) with moringa seed extract, wild sea fennel and vitamin E, it’s a perfect morning cleanser but also a comforting evening cleanser and is suitable for use around the eyes. Suitable for all skin types.
Cons: The price tag! This is more than I would pay for a cleanser….but with an offer I’m tempted! £38 for 100ml or £59 for 200ml (£29.50 /100ml) at Marks & Spencer
Have you used this cleanser? What do you think?
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