Battle of the Cleansers: Emma Hardie vs Liz Earle

For a long time now, I have been obsessed with skincare. I have a set routine that I like to do morning and night and for a long time my go to holy grail cleanser has been the ‘Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm’. This cleanser costs £39 for a 100g tub which, when using twice a day can be quite expensive. So, I decided it was time I found something a little cheaper to use at night, instead of just replacing my trusty go to. I was recommended ‘Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish’ by a friend and the £15.50 price tag already had me wanting to buy it.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm – £39, Space NK

18447787_10207423799667957_1333207770_nThis cleanser feels luxurious. I used to absolutely hate taking off my make up and once I discovered I could also use this as a make up remover, I started to look forward to getting home and taking it off. I used to use this product when I got up in the morning and also at night when I was taking off my make up. I now only use this product in the morning as using it twice a day can be quite heavy on your purse. The cleanser comes with a cleansing cloth and I honestly love it. It is soft on one side and a muslin cloth on the other which is great for taking off eye make up. You get one cloth per tub but you can also buy them separately – 3 for £15. The cleanser itself contains Moringa seed extract, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E to balance, purify and help to minimise the appearance of open pores. Orange, Neroli and Mandarin extracts to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin and also Jasmine, cedarwood and Rose to help to recondition dull, dry, dehydrated and mature skins. It smells quite sweet but not overpowering and almost makes you feel calm. To use this balm you simply put a coin sized amount in your hand and create a cream. Apply it your face, neck and eye area and massage it into your skin then soak the cloth in warm water, squeeze out the excess and gently wipe over the whole face and neck. I have very oily skin but it can also be dry at times. I have a corn allergy and I use this when I take a reaction and it calms my skin down so quickly. I absolutely love this product and would highly recommend it to any skin type.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – £15.50 (Starter Kit), Boots

18424821_10207423799707958_215108972_nI feel like if I had found this cleanser before I used the Emma Hardie one, I would have loved it a lot more. Don’t get me wrong it is a great cleanser but I think the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ applies here. The cleanser comes in a 100ml bottle and also like the above cleanser, comes with a muslin cloth. I am not a fan of the cloth that comes with this cleanser and so I use the cloths from my cleansing balm for this one. I usually use this cleanser at night time and to take my make up off but I often find I have to use it twice to get all of my eye make up off. This cleanser contains purifying eucalyptus essential oil, toning rosemary plus soothing chamomile and cocoa butter. Honestly I am not a fan of the scent as it reminds me of foot cream. However, my face always feels very fresh after I use it. I love that this cleanser comes with a pump as it makes it easier to measure how much you need; one pump is enough for me. To use this cleanser massage one or two pumps (whichever you prefer) onto your dry skin then rinse your cloth in warm water just like the Emma Hardie cleanser and use the cloth to wipe off the cream. I would definitely recommend this cleanser to anyone working with a budget.

As you can probably tell I would definitely choose the Emma Hardie Cleanser and it is still forevermore my Holy Grail. 

Until Next Time,