Cleansing Balms - not something new to the skincare scene but still a relatively new concept to me. Although I had a failed attempt with the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, I was swayed in with the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. Although I do much prefer the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser (see my comparison of the two here), I was still intrigued enough to give another popular cleanser a go - the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. I finally finished up my Oskia cleanser, which meant I swapped in the Emma Hardie balm in its place. (See, I can follow my one-in-one-out rule.)
Can we just start off with this gorgeous jar? It looks beautiful as the newest addition to my bathroom. But, yes, it gets even better. When you open up the jar you are instantly hit with a mixture of ah-mazing scents: orange, neroli, mandarin, jasmine, and rose. Yeah, it smells just as incredible as it sounds.
As someone that wears makeup on the daily, I'm very particular about my nighttime skincare routine. A double cleanse is always in order and I attribute my well behaved skin partially to this (good) habit. This balm helps melt all your makeup away and there are added ingredients which help improve the overall texture of your skin. There are ingredients to help purify and reduce the appearance of pores, to help restore radiance to dull/dehydrated skin (yeah, definitely me), and to leave your skin looking dewy, clear, and luminous. Sign me up, right?
I personally have the 50ml size, which is perfect as I am someone that takes ages to go through skincare products (let's be real - all products) in general. All you need is a small dime size amount to massage into your skin. I have this in my shower and usually just use my ring finger to pick a small amount of product up. I can definitely see this one lasting me quite some time. I also doubt I'll be reaching for this on the daily as it may be a bit heavy for my skin, I may end up reaching for this every other day or maybe 2-3 times a week.
This also comes with a cleansing cloth which has two sides - one muslin side which helps to remove excess gunk on the skin, and a microfiber side which helps to give a deeper cleanse and buff/brighten the skin. I do like how soft this one is, although I typically use a konjac sponge (I have this one from Boscia) to help get every last bit of product off and an even deeper clean. I even use this sponge to wipe off any masks I have on.
Have you ever tried the Emma Hardie cleansing balm? If so, what are your thoughts on it? If you have any suggestions for other holy grail cleansing balms be sure to let me know below!