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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Emma Hardie Skincare


When I first tried my beloved Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish I thought there would be no going back or trying anything new, well...something caught my eye and it was too hard to say no.

I have been reading a lot of reviews on the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm for nearly a year now, so when an offer came up on QVC to try that and two other products I had to give it a go. The main reason I have put off trying it for so long has been the price! The balm its self is £32/£34 depending on where you buy it, and for 100ml that is more than double the cost of my Cleanse and Polish for the same amount of product. The set came with the balm, a rejuvenating night cream (£39), an age support day cream(£42) and an Emma Hardie cleansing cloth, all full sized products for £44. That is a HUGE saving and what tipped it over the edge was the fact that if it turned out that I didn't like the products, I could send then back for a refund, something I wouldn't have been able to do in store! I have only had these products for 6 days but I wanted to let you know my thoughts so far.


The Moringa Cleansing Balm
This was the main focus of my excitement and when I tried it for the first time I ended up being very unsure about it. I think it was due to the fact that it was the first time I have used a balm cleanser and it felt a lot heavier and oilier that my Liz Earle, and to be honest I thought it would end up being too much for my skin. I have kept up using it for nearly a week now and my opinion has completely changed! A concern I had initially was that it wouldn't do as good a job removing my make up but it does, it takes off even waterproof mascara very easily without any harsh rubbing at your eyes. After rinsing my face my skin is left feeling smooth and very clean without being dry or tight. Because I haven't even been using this for a week yet I can't say I have noticed any huge differences but so far so good. Because my skin can be quite prone to breakouts I was a little worried with how it would react but I haven't had one spot since switching and I cant tell you how happy I am about that! The balm can also be used as a mask, something I am yet to try, you massage into your face and leave for 10 minutes. This is said to help with redness and or skin that is a little dehydrated.


Rejuvenating Night Cream
This I was happy to have included in the set as I needed a new night cream and I have been wanting to try something new. It is a highly concentrated night treatment cream and is a thicker consistency than I am used to, I find these types of cream can leave your face shiny but that is something i don't mind at night -its not like you have to apply make-up or go out! The moisturiser helps with dehydrated skin, something I have found out recently that I have, so not only does this keep my skin moisturised but it also goes a long way to help improve the overall hydration of it too. I can say that even in the short time I have been using it I have noticed a difference, the texture of my skin looks better and a little more radiant in the morning, which is always nice to wake up to. Tips I have picked up from listening to the experts talk about this product is that if your skin is feeling particularly dehydrated or dry is to double moisturise. Apply once all over as you would normally do, and then go over a second time and this time pat on to the areas you need it most. It will eventually sink in to your skin and will give you that extra bit of hydration you need.


Age Support Treatment cream
To be honest the name of this scared me a little, I am still in my twenties, not even late twenties so I wondered if this was too much of an anti-ageing type thing and maybe I should stay away. After reading a bit more about it I decided to give it a try. What swayed me was the long lasting hydration it is said to provide which I liked the sound of as my skin can some days be on the dryer side of things, and that it is said to help reduce redness. I can get quite a bit of redness around my cheeks and nose when it is cold so any help with that is good. So far I like this product, my skin looks happier -for lack of a better word, and I love how my make up is looking on top of it. My skin looks fresh and hydrated all day long. After reading quite a few reviews on this product I have found that women in their twenties who may not be in as much need of an anti ageing product are also using this on their neck and chest. I have been doing the same to try it out and my skin does feel softer. I always moisturise my neck anyway but this cream has made a difference. You can also do the same as with the night cream if your skin needs that extra boost, but I wouldn't recommend doing so if you are going to apply make up after.

Overall I am very happy with these products, they seem to be doing my skin some good so I don't think they will be going back. But I don't think I will be giving up my Liz Earle fr good either. 

Have you tried any Emma Hardie products, or balm cleansers from other brands?

P.s the cloth isn't pictured because it is dirty and is in the wash.
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  1. Nice to hear these are helping your skin. I actually haven't heard of these before!

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    1. Thanks Traci, it doesn't seem to be as well know as some of the bigger brands but I am really enjoying the products :)

      xx

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