A couple of years ago I discovered cleansing balms. My skin, whilst not horrendous, was playing up and I really wasn’t very happy with it. It was ok with makeup on but without it made me pretty unhappy. I discovered cleansing balms from Caroline Hirons and in particular the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm which she and many others raved about, and it has made a big difference to my skin.
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm is a beautiful oily balm, it smells amazing and is brilliant at taking a face full of makeup off.
I scoop a little bit of the oily balm out of the tub, give it a good massage into my face and then remove it all with a hot flannel. I use it in the evening only, as I tend to just do a quick cleanse with a cream in the mornings when I’m always rushing, and I need a deeper cleanse in the evening after wearing makeup. It can also double as a soothing and hydrating mask if left on the skin for ten minutes. I’ve never tried that, but I can imagine your skin would feel lovely and soft afterwards.
This lovely cleanser always feels really soothing on my skin, and if my face is having a bit of a flare up with spots or feels a bit sensitive, then cleansing with this balm always helps to calm it. It leaves my skin lovely and soft and not at all dried out or tight like it can be with some cleansers.
It’s definitely not cheap at £38 for 100ml but it does last me quite a while, although not as long as my first tub did – does anybody else find that? I alternate it with a cheaper one that I also like, so it lasts me longer, but I do always have to force myself to reach for the other one (Clinique Take The Day Off Balm if you’re interested, which is also very good), because I just love the Emma Hardie one so much. I bloody love the smell and find it quite relaxing despite having to force myself to cleanse every night when I’m knackered.
Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm contains Moringa seed extract, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E, to balance, purify and help to minimise the appearance of open pores, and Orange, Neroli and Mandarin extracts to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin. It also has Jasmine, Cedarwood and Rose to help recondition dull, dry, dehydrated and mature skins. As I mentioned before, I really enjoy the smell, and the consistency is perfect for a cleanser in my opinion. I love it.
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, £38 at Cult Beauty.
Have you ever tried it? What do you use to cleanse, or do you not even bother?? :)