Emma Hardie Moringa Balm
If you’ve been reading bylaurenjane for a while, you’ll know I’m a big fan of balm cleansers, and have spent the last year or so trying different ones, in the hope of narrowing it down to a favourite. Emma Hardie Moringa Balm has been around for years and it a cult classic amongst beauty bloggers, but I didn’t actually get my hands on it until Christmas. I’d wanted to try it for so long, but I had others to use up, so I’ve gotten round the using it for the last couple of weeks.
How to Use Moringa Balm
To use the balm, you are meant to add a couple of drops of water, before massaging into your face and neck. I tried this for a couple of days, but didn’t like the watered down consistency that this gave me. I’ve decided to use this the way you use other balm cleansers; take a small amount onto your fingertips and massage into dry skin in circular motions. Like a lot of the balm cleansers, to remove you use a hot cloth, I’ve tried the dual cleansing cloth that came in the pack and highly recommend it. One side is muslin and is quite abrasive compared to my other muslin cloths, so you really feel that you are exfoliating your face. I use this side to remove my makeup for my first cleanse. I then take another small amount of the Moringa Balm for a second cleanse, and remove this with the soft towelling side, which feels amazing.
I personally only use Moringa Balm on an evening, and particularly like to use it when I’ve had a lot of makeup on. I also like to remove the majority of my eye makeup first, more out of preference for not having black all over my cleansing cloths, but this balm will remove it.
How does Moringa Balm Smell?
Scent is a massive consideration for a lot of people when picking a cleanser, it can make or break the product. Emma Hardie Moringa Balm has a very strong smell; it is botanical. I personally love the scent of the product as it adds an extra level of luxury for me, which I must admit I missed when using Clinique’s Take The Day Off, however, if you’re not a fan of heavy scents this is a good alternative, you can read a full review here.
what is the consistency of moringa balm?
Moringa Balm has a thick consistency, which quickly melts upon contact with your skin, into a thick oil, which is easily massaged around the face. A little bit of the product goes a long way, so I’d recommend taking a small amount first, and add more if you need to, rather than wasting the product. The consistency is similar to that of Eve Lom’s Cleanser (full review here) upon opening the pot, but the Moringa Balm is a lot smoother. This cleanser is very oily, but oil attracts oil, so don’t let this put you off! I very much have combination skin which can go from dry to oily from one day of the week to another and I love this.
How is Moringa Balm priced?
Moringa Balm is more on the higher price point, but I wouldn’t say it is too expensive, it is priced at £38 for 100ml, and considering the small amount of the product you use, I think this is very reasonable. This includes one of their cleansing cloths which I personally love. To put the price into perspective, the Eve Lom cleanser is £55 for 100ml, so I thinking Emma Hardie Moringa Balm is a lot more reasonable, and I actually prefer it.
I’ve mentioned a couple of alternative products in this post, but wanted to just add a few more;
- Lush Ultrabland – a good introduction to this kind of product, leaves your skin feeling amazing and will remain a favourite of mine, especially for the price, but loses out of the luxury feel.
- Clinique Take The Day Off – excellent value for money, fragrance free so good for sensitive types, looks like coconut oil/lard, removes all traces of makeup
- Eve Lom Cleanser – high end, a cult classic, less oily than Moringa Balm
Have you tried Moringa Balm? Do you love it as much as me?