Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion

Moisturiser Bottle

I use Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing System a lot. It’s luxurious, rich, nourishing and amazing for removing makeup whilst you lounge about in the bath. I reviewed it ages ago and must revisit it, but if you’d like to read the review in a new window then you can do so here: Emma Hardie Review.

The lush, rich texture of the cleanser works extremely well for me and so it’s part of my skincare routine. It’s slightly too heavy, though, when it comes to moisturising. Emma does an incredible night cream, which I’ll review separately at some point for those with dry skin, but it’s a little too much for mine. I persevere with it and apply it when I need a mood lift, but I have to use it quite sparingly!

Thank goodness, then, for the ‘Lighter Lotion’. I use this quite frequently as a day cream when I’m going to be using a Tinted Moisturiser over the top that contains an SPF. It’s one of my favourite ‘non-SPF’ day lotions – it’s packed full of amazing oils and extracts that both moisturise and protect the skin and it sits very nicely underneath makeup. I also use it at night every so often when I fancy something that’s slightly more delicate but still feels luxurious.

Don’t mistake this for an “oil-free” formulation, it’s not. In fact, it’s really quite good for dry skin – even skin that’s been through the mill a bit. If I’ve been shooting and my skin feels quite sensitive, I often apply a thin layer of the Hydrating Lighter Lotion after I’ve cleansed with the Moringa Balm (no exfoliating if my skin’s raw!). This would actually be a good lotion for models to take with them during show season – I know that Avene is a very good staple for calming overwrought skin, but this offers more of a sensory experience. It really lifts my mood!

Emma Hardie’s Lighter Lotion is £38 with free worldwide delivery from FeelUnique.com

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  1. PANG
    April 21, 2012 / 6:30 am

    sounds great, i would have to really try this as im looking for a new moisturizer.

  2. quya
    June 1, 2012 / 2:22 am

    Hi ruth, i recently went for a facial, and my facialist told me that I have dehydrated and oily skin, dehydrated skin on the top, and oily underneath,hence she told me that the dehydrated skin on top is preventing the oils from coming to the surface,causing blackheads and clogged pores. She recommended dermalogica active moist as a moisturiser for me,however as I am allergic to dimethicone, and would prefer something heavier than that, I am thinking of purchasing this instead.I am 23 at the moment, and have even try the pai geranium and thistle moisturiser,however that broke me out badly,as my skin felt too tight and dry when I was using that. Do you reckon that this would be ok for me??


    • Ruth
      June 1, 2012 / 10:48 am

      @Quya why don’t you have a try with the La Roche Posay one I reviewed last week? That’s for skin that is fundamentally oily but has been dried out on the surface… Could be a good shot? xx

  3. quya
    June 1, 2012 / 12:28 pm

    Hi ruth,thanks for your reply,I have tried that actually,but it was a bit too light for my skin, I am currently using oilatum with no adverse reaction for about a month, however, it can get a bit too rich for me, would this be ok though?

    • Ruth
      June 1, 2012 / 1:12 pm

      @Quya this lighter lotion could work well then! I can’t obviously be certain that it’ll suit, but it could be worth a go!x

  4. Katya
    May 28, 2013 / 3:33 am

    Hi Ruth,

    which moisturizer would you prefer for summer for a normal skin with oily T-zone: Emma Hardie lighter moisturizer or Omorovitcza balancing moisturizer? I love lightweight almost serum-like textures without silicone and dimeticon. Thank you!

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