I’ve always had a soft spot for cleansing balms, so you will find me reviewing them from time to time, especially as winter gets closer and closer. The first thing that struck me about this balm was how lovely it smells, to me the soothing scents of orange and Neroli are dominant, making massaging it into my skin a relaxing ritual ( I think that’s why I like cleansing balms so much… it’s all about the ritual). The balm has a smooth texture and melts perfectly into my skin so it feels good and is easy to use.

Now, I have to be careful with balms because I have  combination skin that chooses to revolt and punish me with unpleasant blackheads if I use anything too rich on it. Well I’ve used this balm every morning for just over a week now (I should be using it twice daily but I’ve only managed to use it a couple of nights because I can be lazy) and my skin is happy; it leaves my skin feeling really clean, without any residue and it looks clear and smooth.

This balm contains some powerful skin nurturing ingredients:

  • Grape Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil rich in essential fatty acids help to plump and soften.
  • Moringa seed extract, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E balance, purify and help to minimise the appearance of open pores.
  • Essential oils of Orange, Neroli and Mandarin rejuvenate and revitalise the skin whilst calming the senses.
  • Jasmine and Rose help to recondition dull, dry, dehydrated and mature skin.

Apparently, the balm “is so pure it doubles as a soothing and hydrating mask if left on the skin for ten minutes” and you can sleep with it on as an overnight treatment! I would say that it depends on your skin type, and would be great for those with dehydrated, or dry skin. There is no ‘one size fits all’ with skincare so it really does depend on what your skin likes. Will this balm be joining my cleansing balm faves? YES.

Available at: http://www.emmahardie.com £38.00 for 100ml