Balm cleansers do well on my skin. As fussy as they can be to use, once you get into the ritual, there is nothing as pleasing. It took me a while to understand this one. I imagine anyone with normal skin type will fall in love with it. On my dry/dehydrated face, it keeps very little moisture. Unless, I skip the muslin cloth. I have noticed it does not take off make-up as well as I’d like, Mascaras and liners mainly. This makes it a good second cleanse.The plastic packaging looks luxurious. On the other hand, the lid can crack or come off in two parts. I love the texture of it so much that the finicky packaging doesn’t bother me at all. It’s incredibly smooth. Not as waxy as Ultrabland. It turns into a oily-milky consistency when mixed with water. You will feel a slight grittiness mixed in there for the first two seconds before it melts off.
It smells nice. Not sweet, like I imagined. The texture is the kind that will vary with the temperature. I like keeping it in the bathroom shelf so it stays a soft balm. Too warm and the the oil will start separating.
Emma Hardie’s cleansing cloths have a muslin cloth side and a polisher side. The concept is similar to how you would buff your nails. It works too. The polisher creates a temporary sheen.