Average Rating 3.8/5
Review by supercat12
This was suggested to me by an SA at Space NK. I purchased a starter kit, which included the cleanser, exfoliation grains, moisturizer, and cloths. I have previously used OCM cleansers like Shu and MAC, and have broken out slightly, so I was tentative. But my skin was going crazy last year and I was willing to give this a try.
As noted below, the cleanser smells divine. It's a really thick balm, almost like vaseline. It feels great, and along with the smell, it made cleansing my face feel like a luxury; I truly felt like I was pampering myself every night. The cleanser helped with many of my skin problems and didn't break me out at all or irritate my sensitive skin. I felt like, along with the cloths, it helped with some of the clogged pores on my nose.
The downsides of this product are 1) the shoddy packaging. After I bought this I searched the internet for reviews, and found several bloggers who claimed that the lid had cracked. This happened to me too, and I didn't drop the lid, as far as I can recall, so I'm not sure what happened. Towards the end of my jar, half the lid actually fell off. 2) Despite the fact that this made 95% of my skin look great, it didn't help clear up the flakies along the side of my nose. 3) You really need to use a cloth with this cleanser, and the ones that EH sells are expensive and fell apart after a bit. I find that inexpensive muslin cloths work just as well.
I'm currently testing the Liz Earle cleanser, which I love, but I do miss the Emma Hardie, so I may repurchase in the future.