Saturday, 25 May 2013

Emma Hardie - The Balm That Changed How I Think About Skin Care

I love skincare - in fact I am more passionate about good skincare than I am about makeup! I research everything before I make a purchase, scan ingredients, sample when possible, consult friends & family - basically I thought I was doing all the right things for healthy skin! My skin however disagreed - big time!

Enter Caroline's blog (Beautymouth) and a crash course in proper skincare...followed by a conclusion that my skills were seriously lacking :-( Being the "unofficial skin care guru" she knew what she was talking about so I blindly ordered almost everything she recommended - I gambled all over again and crossed my fingers!


Emma Hardies Moringa Cleanser was one of the products she was most adamant about so I made sure I got a pot of it ASAP. The balm has similar texture to butter but with tiny granules suspended in the mixture. I opened it and hated it immediately. Since the balm doesn't foam, there are no "bubbles" therefore I felt like my skin wasn't being clean and lets face it the sensation of rubbing butter on your face is not pleasant.


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Despite all that I continued using it - it was expensive so I couldn't let it go to waste...Sure enough after a few days I loved it. My addiction to bubbles was broken!

The way I use it is by taking an almond size dollop and massage it for a good 2-3 minutes on dry face. I gradually add water and the balm transforms into rich milky lotion as it breaks down dirt, makeup and who knows what else! Then I remove it all with a warm flannel, polishing until its all gone. My skin is left smooth, plumped up, hydrated, supple and radiant - the tight feeling I got from the foaming cleanser was gone and my skin was finally comfortable.


Ingredients;
Vitis vinifera seed oil Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil Caprylic/capric triglyceride Cetearyl alcohol Peg-8 beeswax Peg-6 caprylic/capric glycerides Sorbitan stearate Peg-60 almond glycerides Limonene Citrus aurantium dulcis oil Silica Glycerin Phenoxyethanol Benzyl alcohol Lecithin Citrus aurantium bergamia oil Aqua Citrus aurantium amara oil Juniperus virginiana oil Citrus nobilis oil Crithmum maritimum extract Linalool Butylene glycol Octyldodecyl pca Menthyl pca Ascorbyl palmitate Helianthus annuus seed oil Tocopherol Moringa pterygosperma extract Geraniol Jasminum officinale oil Farnesol Disodium phosphate Rosa damascena oil Citric acid Citral Citronellol


Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm ($56.10 for 100ml) can be purchased at FeelUnique here
*Keep in mind that they offer Free International Shipping on all orders, regardless on your total! What a great deal!


Emma Hardie Moringa Cleanser

I am a True Convert!

Have you tried Emma Hardie? Any other balm cleansers?


XOXO 

ANJA

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11 comments:

  1. great post! did u get charges duties on your emma hardie order from feelunique?

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    1. Hi,
      thank you so much for stopping by and reading :-) I appreciate every single comment i get :-)
      There were no charges at all with feelunique - shipping is included and there was nothing else to pay
      Great deals all the time and if you sign up for their newsletter you even get a code for 10-15% off

      Hope that helps and I hope to see you come back here again
      XOXO
      Anja

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    2. thanks for the reply :) i will definitely be dropping by your blog again. I'm a skincare-aholic as well

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    3. We skincare-aholics have to stick together :-) If you end up getting the Emma Hardie, please let me know if you end up liking it! It might take some time getting used to it but its definitively worth sticking with
      Thanks again
      XXOO
      Anja

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  2. Thank you, I will definitely give this a try:)

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    1. Thank you for coming by and reading my blog! I hope Emma Hardie finds a great place in your skincare routine :)
      Just wait till you smell this - SPA in a JAR kind of scent :)
      Hope to see you again xoxo
      ANJA

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  3. Thank you, I will definitely give this a try:)

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    1. Hi Sophia,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post! I hope Emma Hardie amazes you like it did me! Balm cleansers are a very big deal in my skincare and she makes the best there is :-)
      Hope to see you again here
      xoxo
      ANJA

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  4. Hi, sorry this is a repeat question, but you got no charge for disbursements or brokerage fees at all? I'm from Canada as well and scared of ordering it for fear that it comes out to twice the price of the actual product. Thanks!

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  5. I have ordered from feelunique several times and never received any additional fees at all. I am in New Brunswick Canada so unless there are provincial differences you should be fine. Their customer service is awesome so if you need more info I know they will take care of it
    The shipping is free no matter what you get so the price is not gong to change :)
    I hope that helps
    Xoxo
    ANJA

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  6. I found it when I was looking for a different sort of information but I am very interested in the article, It is nice to read such kind of good posts I like your work keep it up!

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