Saturday, 23 March 2013

Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm Dupe?

I'd been lusting after the Emma Hardie cleansing balm (with the longest name in the world) for so long, but I just can't justify the price tag. So I went in search of an alternative at a more purse-friendly price. It wasn't long until I discovered this little beauty online at Naturisimo. This was a website I've been on a few times but never actually bought anything, but when I saw this bargain I knew I would have to order it.

From what I can tell this has very much the same consistency as the Emma Hardie balm. It's very therapeutic massaging it into your face, and the scent just makes you feel calmed and soothed. This is rose scented which I LOVE but I know there are a few people that hate floral smells so this probably isn't for you. This is also 98.5% organic, suitable for vegetarians and cruelty free.

I've been scooping a 5p sized amount of the balm out and warming it on my fingers, then massaging into my skin. A little really does go a long way with this, and that small amount will do my whole face. I tend to focus on the drier areas of my face first then move into the not so dry areas. This does feel a little oily on your skin - obviously due to the ingredients but after I've washed it off my face is so, so soft. 

This does a great job at removing make up, so I've been using it on an evening before bed and alternating with my other cleanser on a morning - depending whether I want to use my No7 Facial brush, review here. This is really helping with my dryness over night, as some mornings I can find my skin to be very flaky but since starting to use this I've felt a 'normal' texture when I wake up. 

For the bargain rice of less that £3.50, this is certainly worth a try if you've been lusting after the Emma Hardie balm, but just can't afford it! Plus this way you'll know if a balm is suitable for your skin type.

Katie xx

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  1. This sounds nice! What skin type is it suitable for?

    Kimberley x

    1. I have dry skin at the moment, so it's really good for that. I would say normal/dry combo, probably not great for oily skin xx

  2. i've wanted to try the Emma Hardie balm for ages now but just can't justify the price without knowing if i'll like it. i might give this one a go instead! S x

  3. Sounds really good and for that price it's definitely worth trying! xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  4. I'm the same, I've been lusting after it, but it's way to expensive! This is a bargain, I need to check it out

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  5. This looks so good! we might have to try it :) thanks hun

  6. I have the Emma Hardie balm and I'm not that overly impressed for the money! I do love the smell of it though :) xx

  7. i have been wanting to try the Emma Hardie cleansing balm for ages ... time to go by this instead haha thank you x

  8. What a bargain, I will definitely be picking this up to compare. x


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