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This product is well known in the beauty world, as a gentle yet luxurious cleansing balm that gives Liz Earle herself a run for her money. I personally love the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser so I was interested to see how Emma Hardie's product would compare.
Upon opening the tub, you're met with the most amazing scent. The website tells me that the lovely smell filling my nostrils is a combination of orange, neroli, mandarin, jasmine, cedarwood and rose - I'm not the best at identifying scents in products, I just know it smells citrusy and nice. At room temperature the product has an almost wax-like look, it's not as solid as wax though it's more like soft vaseline, easily allowing you to scoop a dollop out for use.
I warm a 50p size blob of product in my palm, melting it to an oil-like consistency, then smooth over my face. I've been enjoying using this as more of a face mask than a cleanser, although both work well, leaving a coating of the product on my face for about 10 mins while pottering around the bathroom. I then remove the product using the cleansing cloth [posh word for flannel], which is double sided for multi-use. One side is a very soft microfibre towelling, ideal for smoothing the product off the face if you don't need to exfoliate, whereas the other side is similar to a muslin cloth, ideal for gently removing dead skin. I find that leaving the product on for longer increases the hydrating qualities and leaves the skin feeling completely revived and moisturised.
All in all, whether you use the product as a cleanser or a mask, it leaves the skin looking rejuvenated, hydrated and feeling amazingly soft. It's definitely lived up to the hype and deserves to have been mentioned as much as it has in the blogging world. Although, at £36 a pop it is classed as an indulgent product for me, so I'm inclined to save it as an occasional treat for my skin and continue to use my Liz Earle cleanser in my daily routine.
Have you tried any Emma Hardie products - what do you think? Which is your favourite cleanser?