I've had this little pot for a while now; it came in a Feel Unique box (a loss from the beauty box world that I'm still very sad about) a very long time ago and I stashed it somewhere I'd forget about it until I'd used up my hateful No. 7 Hot Cloth Cleanser. It's not that the No. 7 cleanser is really truly hateful - it's just that it's not truly good either, and I'm one of those people who likes to keep ticking things along, using stuff up and if I hate it? Well, too bad. I paid money for it. See also: Estée Lauder Doublewear foundation. (On a side note: using stuff up gives me this small, private sense of achievement, so this little cleanser I'd stashed away was my reward for such a momentous occasion).
This is the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm, which is probably not something you'd be successful at pronouncing if you were drunk. It is probably the only cleanser I will ever need for my face ever again. It is the only thing out of every single beauty box I've ever had that I will be buying.
…That's not to say I won't be buying other cleansers, but from the first use, I just knew it was one of those rare, perfect cleansers which leaves your skin soft, not dry or tight and perfectly cleansed. It contains vitamin E, moringa seed (of course!) and wild sea fennel (I got nothin') among other ingredients to cleanse the skin while leaving it soft and lovely, and also is sans parabens and mineral oil. Yay!
It comes in a pot (not my personal taste, I'm a great believer of the squeezy tube movement), and is a sort of thick yellowish balm, which you mix with a little warm water in the palm of your hand before applying to your face. It emulsifies and turns into this luxurious, thick cream which you massage into the skin before steaming your face with a warm muslin cloth and rinsing off. Following Product Pixie's fantastic Clarisonic Mia review, I've also been using it with my (new, birthday gifted) Clarisonic as per her directions, and it just all works in perfect harmony.
|I'm not a huge fan of action shots, as one, I hate my hands, and two, this quite frankly looks like I'm displaying you a palm full of manjuice. I was trying to show the emulsification and how thick and creamy the product becomes!|
What's your wonder skin care product? I think I found mine...