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Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm - alternative?

(18 Posts)
ADoorMe Sun 23-Feb-14 15:23:39

Been using this for about a year and my skin is certainly better than it was, but that may also be due to better diet, less stress etc.

I do like the Emma Hardie balm, but its pricey and now funds are limited I'd like to try a cheaper alternative, but don't want to undo all the good work.

By the way I'm 50ish - skin is normalish, bit wrinkly.

Suggestions anyone?

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 23-Feb-14 15:26:57

Clinique take the day off balm - �21 and better than Hardie or Lom in my opinion

squoosh Sun 23-Feb-14 15:31:45

Clinique's Take the Day Off.

Boots Botanics Cleansing Balm

Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter

PinkandTwinkly Sun 23-Feb-14 16:23:53

I second the recommendation for Boots Botanics one i love the Emma Hardie one, but my budget is more boots.

Champneys also sell one in Boots but it feels strange and grainy

frankietwospots Sun 23-Feb-14 16:26:10

Do you use a hot cloth with these?

squoosh Sun 23-Feb-14 16:26:41


MrsCampbellBlack Sun 23-Feb-14 16:28:38

I use flannels as per Caroline Hirons - cheaper and just as good.

ADoorMe Sun 23-Feb-14 16:48:10

Yes, use flannels as per Caroline Hirons, too.

Puddles1234 Sun 23-Feb-14 16:51:04

Eve Lom cleansing balm is wonderful or as the previous poster has said Clinique take the day off balm is a good cheaper alternative. Why not go to Space Nk or a department store and ask for some samples?

foxinorangesocks Sun 23-Feb-14 17:19:46

The body shop chamomile one is really good, I second that. I also like the clarins melting cleanser which is cheaper than EH and smells nice.

Crutchlow35 Sun 23-Feb-14 17:26:04

Does it have to be a balm? Superdrug hot cloth cleanser is fabulous. 2 types. Radiance and Vitamin E. Under £5 a tube usually but currently half price. Getting great reviews on here and has replaced liz Earle cleanse and polish for me.

goodasitgets Sun 23-Feb-14 17:39:37

Balmology cleansing balm. Smells incredible

charitygirl Sun 23-Feb-14 17:51:41

Yes to the Clinique Balm or Balance Me cleansing balm (£20 in Waitrose) is just gorgeous.

issimma Mon 24-Feb-14 07:42:01

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passthecheese Mon 24-Feb-14 09:07:44

I love Emma Hardie too, but I started using L'oreal's 15 second cleansing miracle oil, which is usual price £7.99 I think but is in the 3 for 2 offer at Boots. I also like the Superdrug Vitamin E cleanser. These are very cheap and effective, but they are not as luxurious to use.

WaitingAndSpinning Mon 24-Feb-14 12:12:05

The Ren one is good too - smells like Turkish delight:!{ef_userid!{ef_sid}!{creative}!{matchtype}!{placement}!{network}!{adwords_producttargetid}!{keyword}&ef_id=UurAiwAAARYsUL@m:20140224121144:s}

Coumarin Mon 24-Feb-14 16:27:55

Just a word of caution on the Clinique one if you're at all prone to acne. It broke me out almost instantly. I used it in the same way I use the EH one, with hot flannel etc but it didn't have a great effect. I know Caroline H says it's fine for acne prone skin but if you read the comments under her post about it, there are lots of people disagreeing.

Shame, as otherwise it would be an ok alternative. I love the EH balm but it's getting a bit £££ to keep it up.

alexheartbeauty Mon 24-Feb-14 16:57:34

Here's another Caroline Hirons recommendation for a cleansing balm.
I can vouch for the cream or gel La Roche Posay Physiological cleansers. They're a bit boring but they do the job without the risk of breakouts.

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