Emma Hardie cleansing Balm.

Face and Body November 29, 2015 Naomi

This is one of those products that I have wanted to try for ages now but could not bring myself to fork out the £40 odd pounds to purchase it. The reviews for it are amazing, one of the most respected skincare experts and fellow blogger Caroline Hirons loves it, one of my fave Youtuber’s Ruth Crilly also loves it, but I was still unsure. I don’t like the texture of a balm cleanser, maybe it is just me but it feels weird rubbing waxy balm on your face, that being said I was still curious about all the Hype.

When I discovered that a few places were selling a mini pot and cloth for ten pounds I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give it ago. I got mine from feel Unique but you can get them online in a few different sites. The mini pot is very cute, as is the dinky little cloth to remove it. One thing I will say about the cloth is it is very well made and good quality, it is also the softest flannel type thing I have ever had.

On to the cleanser, is it worth the Hype? Yes it certainly is. The key ingredient is Moringa seed oil which is used to soften and condition dry skin,it also adds balance and minimises fine lines. There is a lot said about the smell, I find it ok but it is nothing to write home about, I have certainly smelled nicer things, but it is quite pleasant.


The directions tells you to mix a small amount of the cleanser with water and then apply to your face, but I found this way that you use too much, it is much easier to apply to a dry face{though I hate the waxy feel!} and then add water, until it turns into a milky texture. The cloth is used to remove it and has a softer side for eyes and a coarser side for everywhere else. After use your skin is very soft!! and it does remove all makeup.  I had a few little dry patches near my nose and it sorted them out. For a treatment you can leave it on longer like a mask and then remove. I did this in the bath and left it on for fifteen minutes.

I will say I do not have dry skin, mine is combination but this winter it has had some dry patches and is not as greasy. I am not sure how good it would be on a very greasy skin, maybe read more reviews first and then decide. I am loving it and although I am still not sold on the balm texture I do feel pampered when I use it.

Have you tried the Emma Hardie cleanser?? Leave a comment…


  1. Barbie Sparkles
    November 30th, 2015 7:59 am

    Ooh, I’ve been recently getting more ‘in to’ skincare and take Caroline’s advice in high regard, so I’ve seen this pot of cleansing popping up all over the web. Like you, I wouldn’t want to pay the hefty price tag so it’s great to hear you can pick up a smaller pot for a fraction of the price. Happy days!

  2. Naomi
    November 30th, 2015 8:03 am

    The little pot still holds a good amount for a mini or travel size, give it a go Barbie Sparkles.x

  3. Tracey
    November 30th, 2015 9:48 am

    Cleansing balms as a format are fab, and there really are quite a number excellent ones around – off the top of my head I’m thinking Espa, Eve Lom and Elemis. I’ve never tried this Emma Hardie one. It’s great when you find a product that really ‘wows’ you. Now I do love the waxy feel on my face and I will always apply the wax first before washing off with water. Tx

  4. Naomi
    November 30th, 2015 11:36 am

    Really trying to love a balm Tracey but it just feels weird on my face! Love this cleanser though so will continue to use it.x

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