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.
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.
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Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm ($56.10 for 100ml) can be purchased at FeelUnique here
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I am a True Convert!
Have you tried Emma Hardie? Any other balm cleansers?
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