Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm…a further review

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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43 thoughts on “Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm…a further review

  1. Claire Talks Beauty says:

    I have never tried this brand before. I usually prefer to use a thin lotion. This one is really interesting and i an curious to know how it works for me.

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    • Beauty and The Ballroom says:

      I was so surprised! I’ve read a lot of advice from Caroline Hirons and so far the bits I’ve taken from it have worked for my skin! I’m oily/combo. If you can get hold of the small sample size, might be a good way to try it first xx


    • Beauty and The Ballroom says:

      Thanks for reading. It’s suitable for all skin types but on their info it says it can be used as an overnight moisturising mask for dry skin … also for moisturising lips, knees, elbows etc so yeah I’m guessing it’ll feel lovely on dry skin. Xx


  2. rubirubimakeup says:

    I love this cleanser. But I have to admit I’m put off by the price tag. A really similar cleanser that I think I love a bit more is the Botanics Cleansing Balm. It still has essential oils in it, it’s amazing at removing makeup or as your second cleanse. It’s a fraction of the price and is just as luxurious. Great post x

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    • Beauty and The Ballroom says:

      I completely agree! I’m so tempted to press the place order button at M&S as today is the last day of their sale with 20% off it but the 100ml is out of stock and the 200ml is still a lot of money. I’ve ordered an oil cleanser from Space NK which is a bit cheaper…hopefully that arrives today. It’s Nude’s perfect cleanse….I have a feeling I’ll give in and treat myself to the Emma Hardie one though soon!! Thanks for reading xx


    • Beauty and The Ballroom says:

      I ended up buying one!! I had 20% off otherwise I couldn’t justify it!! If you ever get to sample it then do!! I’ve just received an order of a cleansing oil that I ordered before I weakened to the Emma Hardie Balm … Nude Perfect Cleansing oil. It’s meant to be amazing…smells amazing but again £28….lets see how long it lasts! X


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