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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Review: Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm*

A while ago now, I was contacted by BlowLtd and offered the chance to review a product from their site. Considering they describe themselves as "The home of fast beauty", the chances of me saying no were pretty low, and after a little browse through the site's huge product range, I was kindly sent Emma Hardie's Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm*. I really love the luxurious, pampering feeling of a balm or oil cleanser, so I was pretty excited to see how this luxe option would measure up to the more budget-friendly products I'd tried in the past. I feel I have to mention that I really liked BlowLtd's packaging, which made the whole experience that little bit more special - if you're a sucker for packaging like me, you'll love the ribbon-tied, sticker-closed, tissue paper-stuffed branded box!
Blow Ltd Packaging
"Moringa Cleansing Balm, a balanced daily cleanser that thoroughly cleanses and moisturises and can calm sensitive skin and revitalise dull and mature skins. Doubles as a soothing and hydrating mask if left on the skin for ten minutes."
The product packaging is definitely high-end, a screw-cap jar in a beautiful silver finish; I'm a little uncertain about jar packaging purely for hygiene reasons but as long as you wash your hands before each use, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem. It certainly makes for easy dispensing of the product! With the balm, I also received an Emma Hardie dual-sided professional cleansing cloth which has muslin on one side, to exfoliate any flaky or congested areas, and microfibre on the other side for a gentler cleansing action around more delicate areas. I love this idea in theory but I have to admit to having a bit of a weird phobia of microfibre, so I've only really been using the muslin side of this cloth. That's probably a bit of a waste, but if you don't have my peculiar fabric aversions, I'm sure you'll love the versatility of a dual-sided cloth.
Emma Hardie Moringa Balm
The thick, yellow-coloured balm is soft in the jar and it's easy to scoop out the required amount; I'd say I use less than half a grape's worth of balm for my whole face as the balm melts easily into the skin and spreads really nicely. I find massaging in a cleanser really relaxing and tend to take a minute or so to really work the balm into my skin, to be sure of lifting all my make-up and any other dirt and impurities I've picked up through the day. The directions suggest mixing the balm with a little water before applying to the face, but I prefer to apply to the face and then add water to emulsify before removing with a cloth soaked in hot water; I find it easier this way and the balm is less likely to run off my face, meaning I can take more time to really massage it in.
Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm Review
This does a pretty good job of melting away all traces of make-up; it does remove mascara pretty well but I do find it can sting my eyes a little so I tend to avoid this area with the balm, using a separate eye make-up remover first. The skin is left feeling soft, clean and nourished. It is suggested that this cleanser will suit all skin-types and I have to agree - it cleans my oily skin beautifully without stripping it and sending it into oil overdrive, whilst drier skin-types would benefit from the luxurious nature of the balm.
Emma Hardie Moringa Balm Review
Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm is available from BlowLtd priced at £36 for 100ml of product. No matter how you try and justify it, that is expensive for a cleanser and it's definitely more than I'd be willing or comfortable spending at the moment. However, I do believe investing in skincare is a good idea and is worthwhile in the long term, so I would consider repurchasing in the future. My 15ml jar has lasted over three weeks of daily use, so I think the 100ml jar would easily last four or five months, which makes the price tag a little easier to swallow. Have you tried Emma Hardie's Moringa Cleansing Balm, or any other products from the range? What are your thoughts on high-end skincare? Would you spend this much on a cleanser?

[*As stated, this product was sent to me for review purposes; as always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.]


  1. I'm not sure if I'd spend that much tbh, however I hear nothing but good things about emma hardie so would love to try some of her products out x

  2. This is an interesting product for sure :)


  3. I want to try this product so badly! Unfortunately I can't find here in Italy.


  4. I want to try this so bad! everyone loves this, great review!


  5. I have wanted to try this the longest time ever! Thanks for sharing! xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  6. I've heard such amazing things about this!
    And I did laugh about you not being able to use microfibre! :)

  7. If it lasted that long I would consider spending that much on it, if it was a really nice product! I love the feeling of microfibre, it made me laugh that you don't like it.

  8. OOh how amazing does this sound, I am definitely adding it to my wishlist x

  9. You made me wanna try it. :)


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