Why EH Moringa Balm is the best I’ve ever tried

Why EH Moringa Balm is the best balm I’ve ever tried

Hi everyone,

In this post I will praise and share the love I have for a cult product: Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm (£39).

As I’m approaching the end of this pot and as my fingers begin to scratch the bottom, I need to share with every skincare lover the reasons why I think this is the best balm I’ve tried. In descending order of appreciation:

The smell

It has a smell, which is a positive in and of itself. I don’t know about you, but I hated the fact that the very famous Take the Day Off from Clinique didn’t have a nice scent. I love the smell of beauty products, because it triggers something in your mind and you just can’t forget about it, even when you’ve stop using a certain product. This balm smells of mandarin and orange. Initially, I didn’t think I’d like it, because I’m not a big fan of orangey smells. But after the first I use I knew I would love it, and I still do.

The texture

The texture of the Moringa Balm is the perfect texture for a balm: slightly lumpy, but oily and fast-melting when rubbed between your hands or directly on your face. It’s very similar to Clinique TDDO, but it feels 20 times more luxurious and rich.

The feeling

I usually use this as a second cleanse, but it works well for removing make-up as well. I just find it a bit of a waste of money to only use it as a first cleanse. I always take my time to massage it on my face, inhale the pleasant relaxing smell and then I use a cloth to remove it. I would highly recommend that you to leave it for a few moments on your face for a boost of nourishment, which is also what EH recommends.

The packaging

The pot itself is not my favourite part of the product. First of all, it is made of plastic, which I don’t particularly like. Second of all, it’s bulky and not easy to carry around, in your travel beauty case for example – it takes up way too much space. But I’d say it’s okay if you always keep it in your skincare cabinet. Some people have said their lid broke. I haven’t had any problem with it, and mine has never fallen, but I’d prefer a different packaging, like that of the Oskia Renaissance Mask for example.

The face cloth

One face cloth comes with this product and I was looking forward to trying it, as I have never tried high end cloths. I was disappointed, to be honest. The problem I have with it is that it has two sides, one is a little more abrasive, the other super gentle, but they are not tied to each other. Instead, they kind of slide against one another, making it a bit messy to use. I prefer standard cloths made of the same material.


Have you tried this gem before? Is there any balm that I should really try? I need to replace this one very soon, so I’m looking forward to your advice!




  • I used to love that, but when I got pregnant I just couldn´t stand the smell no more. The Clinique TTDO is my favorite balm now, because it is scentless, but I am currently testing a new one by erborian, their Solid Cleansing Oil (which is a balm). It is quite fragranced as well and feels lovely on the skin.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Hi Anne, thanks for reading. I didn’t like TTDO for the same reason that made you love it. I will consider the balm you’ve recommended me, I think they sell Erborian at Sephora here in Italy. Thanks a lot xxx

      • Yes, I picked mine up at Sephora as well, which just recently opened ist gates in Germany!

  • I love this and must repurchase soon & I need some replacement face cloths. Have you tried Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm? I adore it! xx


    • I haven’t tried it, it’s slightly too expensive for me, but I knew you loved it Siobhan! xx

  • Funny because I love the Emma Hardie face cloths (they are actually my favourites) because of the two sides! That being said, I’ve actually never tried this balm, but I will soon because you make it sound dreamy!!


    • Thanks! Yes when it comes to face cloths it’s very personal 🙂 This balm is really a cult product, you should give it chance xx