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:
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 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.
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 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!