So I have been watching and reading a lot about Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm and wanted to try something different in my skin care routine. I tend to use cream based cleansers to remove make up and cleanse my skin – my favourites being Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and for when I’m on a budget Superdrugs Vitamin E hot cloth cleanser.
This cleansing balm is not cheap at £36 per 100ml so I was expecting something incredible. I do like using it but I am not sure whether I would rave about it or say it’s the holy grail to skin cleansing – however it is still early days as I’ve only been using it about a week.
This balm is solid at room temperature and quickly melts to an oil/liquid on the skin. I smooth a small amount all over my face and massage it into my skin adding a couple of drops of warm water to help it along which transforms it into a milky consistency. This balm does have a gorgeous floral scent which is relaxing, soothing and indulgent. It melts all traces of make up away – including heavy eye make up, it also doesn’t irritate my eyes.
It comes with a lovely cleansing cloth, one side is a soft fluffy towel type material, the other side has a muslin cloth to support exfoliation. (I tend to use a basic face cloth soaked it warm water to remove the make up residue rather than spoiling the lovely Emma Hardie cloth with reminents of black eye make up!). I then use the Emma Hardie cleansing cloth soaked in warm water – towel side first to remove all traces of the cleansing balm, then use the muslin side to massage and gently exfoliate my t-zone areas.
This does leave my skin very clean without feeling ‘stripped’. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and nourished. I tend to use this in the evening rather than a morning cleanse as it feels more nurturing and relaxing.
I have been using this every evening for the past week and my skin is looking and feeling smoother and radiant – I will need to keep this up for a few more weeks before I decide whether this is worth the investment of being one of my skin care staples. ☺️