Emma Hardie – Worth the Hype?

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Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm – £34

Quick disclaimer – this is a non review. How can you have a non review on a beauty blog I hear you ask? Well I am still trying to formulate the answer to that question, but the reason why it is happening today is because for once, I don’t have an opinion. Hard to believe when I feel like I’m the most opinionated person around, and even harder to believe when the product being featured is the much hyped Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm try saying that backwards three times in a row ;) I have been using this balm cleanser for quite a while now and have almost hit the half way point on the pot. You’d think in that amount of time I would have been able to fathom how I feel about it but for some reason this little item leaves me baffled. I don’t like it, I don’t hate, for once I am indifferent.

I started using this cleanser hot off the heals of the REN Cleansing Balm* which I loved. Yes I couldn’t use it to remove those last traces of eye makeup as it would leave my eyes stinging, but there was something about it that myself and my skin fell for. I had high hope for this Emma Hardie offering as every beauty blogger was quick to offer a full rave of how it is their favourite cleanser. I even debated getting the NUDE Perfect Cleansing Oil instead but was swayed towards this. With all my high hopes and skincare excitement that ensued as soon as I popped in the order, the lasting impact it has left on myself and my skin is – meh. Don’t get me wrong this cleanses my skin, leaves my face feeling refreshed and hydrated and it hasn’t left me with thousands of breakouts, but there is something about it’s orange fragrance that leaves me less then excited. The REN Cleanser would become milky on the skin when water was added but this cleanser disappears almost as you work it in. Call me crazy but I feel like I want to see the cleanser on my skin to know it is there and doing it’s job. This just melts away, yes my makeup melts away with it, but yet I am left with that nonchalant feeling.

Part of me wonders if this is just too heavy for my skin and part of me wonders if my skin is just not ready to appreciate what this has to offer. I have only just entered the world of serums and oils so this super nourishing formula that is advertised as suitable for mature skins, might just be too much for me. I don’t want to completely right it off as I have enjoyed using it but right now I will not be singing it’s praises from the heavens above. Look at me trying to be all individual :P

Have you tried this cleanser before? Are you like me or are you a fan of the Amazing Face?

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  • This product has so much hype I agree but I love the EH cleansing balm! It makes my skin feel glorious after use and have noticed it has reduced some of the marks left by acne – I would recommend it to others but with skincare I think it’s very much “each to their own” – it works really well for me but may not have some effect with others! Great post!

    http://www.whatcatloves.com

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      You are right, it’s times like these you are reminded that skincare is a very individual thing and just because a product is hyped about, doesn’t mean it will be suitable for you. Glad you enjoyed the post =) xx

  • I still haven’t tried this, but I do tend to love facial oils, so this sounds right up my alley. I have really dry skin so I need all the extra nourishment I can get!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      This should be perfect for you then =) xx

  • Krish

    Hi
    I’ve been using EH since September and only now I’m coming to the very last scrapes at the bottom. So now I have to decide whether to repurchase or not and your post has really helped! I see where you’re coming from, Its a great balm and certainly does what it should, it smells lovely and feels like a mini facial every time I use it and I love massaging it onto my face. My combo skin is a lot less dehydrated and it fixes those dry patches. I would recommend it to people and I will probs buy again in the future if I see it on offer.

    For now however I’m thinking of trying something else, only because I think I fell for the hype and to be honest my skin is better but not “amazing”. One thing Iv learned from using it is that I love balms and warm flannels and its defiantly the best cleansing method I’ve used and maybe it was the method of cleansing that I liked rather than the balm itself.

    I may try REN next! Oh and btw, be careful not to drop ur EH on the floor and crack the tub, causing a load of the balm/oil to leak into the outer cavity :*(

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Glad my post has helped =) I do think this is a lovely cleanser but as like you, it hasn’t made my skin amazing but it has reaffirmed my love for balm cleansers! REN so far has been my favourite but I might branch out and try some others xx

  • So glad to see a review which doesnt rave about EH. I want to try it but its very expensive. For now im happy with my Balance Me balm instead.

    Allie from Alliesbeauty.blogspot.com

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I have been eyeing up the Balance Me Balm to try next! This one is a lovely cleanser but personally not worth the hype xx

  • I absolutely love this stuff – it’s done amazing things for my skin! I guess, everyone is different though – we can’t all like the same skincare items, we all have different needs x

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Your very right! Everyone has different skin and needs – it does seem to suit the masses but sadly not me xx

  • I’ve never tried this one but it looks really nice, the elemis cleansing balm is so amazing, i love that one! Great post :)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Glad you liked the post! It is a nice cleanser – usually can be bought on offer too to make it a bit cheaper =) xx

  • I really love the Ren cleansing balm, I am using that at the moment and my skin seems to ‘agree’ with it. I have to admit tho I picked up the Emma Hardie last time I was in the UK too-it’s in my stash! I tend to only use the balms in the evening for a thorough cleanse and something lighter in the morning.

    Stacey xx

    expatmake-upaddict.blogspot.com

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      The Clarins Water Based Cleanser is my go to morning cleaner – can’t be doing with faff in the mornings!xx

  • It’s kind of refreshing to read a review that doesn’t class it as a cult holy grail! It really shoes different things works for different people! With all the hype I do want to give it a go and I really want to try the REN cleansing balm as well

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    x

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haha I feel so naughty for not doing that! Just because something is suddenly raved about across the beauty sphere might not mean it works for you. I do personally love the REN balm xx

  • I’ve always loved the look of this:) x

    http://www.thebeautymist.com

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It is a lovely cleanser xx

  • I’m on my 2nd pot of the EH balm and i have to say it may remain a staple in my beauty regime! I look forward to wiping my makeup off with the balm because of the scent and that it leaves my face feeling soft. (i sometimes use it as a hydrating facemask too). It is a little pricey but for now i feel it is worth it

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I think that’s my problem – I can’t stand the scent! Never a good sign with me xx