Anyway, I'm working my way through some skincare saviours that I've been using for a while. They aren't completely getting rid of the dry skin problem but they are alleviating it a bit. One of these products is Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm.
Take your make up off!
I love taking my make up off at the end of the day. I would never go to bed with make up on no matter how tired I am, I can't sleep if I don't feel like my skin can breathe. While I'm usually a face wash kind of girl (with a swipe of micellar water to get the last little bits of make up off) I do use a balm a couple of times a week because I find that it really softens the skin and gets rid of the all the grime.
Moringa Cleansing Balm - what to do
I've no idea why it's called this but it smells really nice. You don't need much, there should be a little spatula thingy in the box. So, this is what you do.
💙 Rub the balm into your face (massage it rather than scrub!). It should dissolve the make up, I also use it round the eye area, I'm not sure if I should but it's great for getting mascara off and I haven't had any ill effects (though best not do this if you've got sensitive eyes or whatever, obviously).
💙 Then, leave it a couple of minutes to sink in. It'll feel a bit greasy but that's when it does its best work! While it's sinking in get a face cloth and dampen it in warm water. Then place the cloth on your face and gently wipe the balm off, the make up should come with it. I have to rinse the cloth, squeeze it out and repeat a couple of times before its completely clean and then I take a separate cloth and wipe my eyes.
💙 Take another face cloth and dab the face dry. No rubbing as it drags the skin.
Ta-da. Skin is left feeling clean and soft. Here's a YouTube video from Emma Hardie so you can see what she does. Emma Hardie video
Price and where to buy
Now, there's no doubt that this is a glorious product, high end and very useable, does what it says on the tin etc. However, the price is high, I would say really, for most people because it's £47.00 for 100ml which is quite a small pot and about £67.00 for 200ml. So it's not something you can bung in your basket without a thought, you know? But then, I think there are these really nice treat products that you can save up for, or request for birthday presents or ask for a gift voucher so you can put it towards it. So I think overall, whilst pricey I it is worth it but it's on the list of things I ask for and save for rather than an everyday staple.
You can get it online, in Marks and Spencer beauty department and now on Amazon too.