I have incorporated the three products pictured below into my routine for the last month or so. I use the Hydrating Lighter Lotion every morning after cleansing with the Moringa Foaming Cleansing Wash. I use the Moringa Cleansing Balm in the evenings although I have tended to use it only two or three nights a week when I feel my skin needs an extra thorough cleanse. I have been rather hooked on using my Bioderma wipes for convenience but the Moringa Balm feels like a luxurious facial in comparison.
I find the combination of the Cleansing Wash and Lighter Lotion in the morning give me radiant and perky skin and they are the perfect prep for makeup. I know that not everyone enjoys using a foaming wash but it is something I have always used as part of my morning routine. The Emma Hardie wash feels very gentle and refreshing on my skin. I experience no drying or tightness when using this.
The Hydrating Lighter Lotion is a runny lotion but don't be fooled into thinking you need a lot of this because of the texture. A little goes a long way and I find a pea size amount (around one and a quarter pumps) is enough to cover my face and neck. This has actually become a hero product for me. I rarely look or feel radiant first thing in the morning but this lotion makes my skin glow, look hydrated and healthy without leaving it greasy. It's almost like using a serum and moisturiser in one. It's also the perfect base for foundation. Having said that, I find that my skin looks so healthy using this that often I will just used concealer to cover up any redness and blemishes and skip foundation altogether. That's why it's my hero: radiant skin and less time doing my makeup means more time in bed! Did I mention that it smells wonderful too?
I think the Natural lift and sculpt Moringa cleansing balm is probably the most well known in the Emma Hardie range and I can understand why. The balm is an oil based cleanser that is mostly solid at room temperature. I scoop out a small amount then warm it up between my palms before massaging over my face. I do like to spend a minute or so massaging it over my face before removing it with a dampened cloth. I find it a very relaxing ritual before bed because of the wonderful scent and texture of the balm. So far I have just used one of my stash of cloths to remove the balm but after watching Emma Hardie herself talk about the massaging technique and benefits of using the cloth that comes with the balm, I intend to give this a try. I will report back on how I get on.
Even just using one of my muslins or flannels to remove the balm, I find this leaves my skin feeling soft and plump. It doesn't leave a greasy film, something I found to be an issue with the Botanics balm I tried previously so I don't feel the need to double cleanse.
Emma Hardie products are available from SpaceNK and also QVC. The products are expensive but I think they are worth the investment. There is a starter kit available which includes the balm, exfoliating seeds, the cloth as well as a treatment moisturiser and I think this is a great way to try the line. The Starter Kit is currently on an introductory price of £22.65 from QVC (link here) which is a bargain as I think it's usually £32 from SpaceNK. There seem to be a few other deals on QVC at the moment so it's well worth a peek.
Disclosure: These products were provided without charge for consideration for review.