Now, I love a good old bandwagon especially when it comes to cult beauty and of course, I'm talking about no other than the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm. This stuff is a dream, at first I couldn't understand the rave reviews from every blogger but religiously using it has left my skin baby soft and no room for any other cleanser. I opted for the Emma Hardie Professional Cleansing System, I spotted this on BeautyBay and before I could say no, the money had been deducted from my bank and the parcel was dropped onto my door step.
The Balm. This stuff is deceiving, I opened the pot and was presented with a thick mustard coloured balm which has the consistency of butter but run between the fingers and onto the face, you're left with an oil which then turns milky when water is added. This particular formula is something I like, I really feel as if the balm is nourishing my skin and removing my make-up. The only downside I'd have to say with this is removing eye make-up is hard and it's something I've opted to do first with a micellar water. But in conjunction with the cloth, my make-up is removed and my skin is left feeling so smooth.
The scent of the balm in my opinion is citrusy, along the same lines as the Origins Night-A-Mins. The balm contains lots of natural oils which are good for the skin and for this reason, the cleansing balm gets another big thumbs up from me.
The Exfoliator. Also included in the system were rosehip seeds which added to the balm form a natural exfoliator for the skin. I tend to take 2 pinches of the seeds, rub between my hands and then over my face. The seeds are abrasive, when I am exfoliating my face, I prefer an abrasive scrub so I feel like I am really removing the dead skin. A little pot of these will really go a long way, it's also an added benefit that they're natural so you're not putting any nasty's on your skin.
The Cloth. Out of the set, this has to be the one thing I'm undecided about. Each side of the cloth is different, one side is a traditional muslin cloth and the other is microfibre. Now, if you're anything like me, and partial to a bit of a spring clean now and again, you'll know microfibre cloths are used for cleaning TVs or mirrors so using it on my skin is a very bazaar and weird sensation. Half of me does quite like it for removing make-up but then my other half is undecided. And the muslin cloth? Well, muslins have a firm place in my heart and I think they're the best thing since sliced bread. Emma Hardies mantra for her cloths is "use the gently abrasive muslin side of the cloth to exfoliate dry, lined, thickened and congested areas and the smoother micro fibre side for more delicate and sensitive areas." I need more use out of this if I'm honest, but if not, my Liz Earle muslins never fail.
Have you tried this cleanser before?