Happy New Year everyone! What better way to start the new year than to catch up with one of my favourite skincare brands: Emma Hardie. There really isn't an item from this gorgeous range than I dislike. I have used it all on my celebs and models alike all throughout 2011 and every single one has always commented on the incredible scent and the gorgeous textures of the products! I won't go down the usual New Year let's detox and all that malarkey. There's plenty of blogs, tweets and magazines covering that and they probably do a better job at it. So let's get down to business.
All this time Emma Hardie has always been about facials and facial products but I am so excited to find out that she has now added 2 body products to the amazing range.
Natural Lift and Sculpt Body Treatment
First up is a body scrub and treatment. This deep cleansing mud-based scrub combines fine rose and china clays, detoxifying Himalayan salt, exfoliating granules of organic red corn, purifying Moringa extract and moisturising sweet almond oil and has a slightly souffle-y texture.
It is recommended to apply liberally all over the entire body, massaging well and focusing on the rough patches like elbows and knees and rinse off with warm water. You can also use it as a body mask for problem areas, wait for 5 minutes, add water after to loosen and massage and rinse. Emma recommends this method for people with blemishes on the back as all the ingredients work really well to cleanse, purify and draw out excess oils.
RRP £46 for 200ml.
Natural Lift and Sculpt Body Butter
Follow after with this gorgeous body butter that melts into skin and leaves it incredibly soft and hydrated with no signs of greasiness. This body butter combines protective marine actives, hydrating moisturisers, soothing shea butter, exotic Peruvian Inca Inchi oils rich in Omega 3. 6 and 9, and healing vitamin E. Due to the delicate botanicals, this is great for sensitive, damaged and dry skins. Tempting as it is to use loads, don't. Emma recommends applying on damp skin after bath/shower and massaging it in to really get circulation going. You can apply a second coat if you need a more intensive level of hydration.
RRP £49 for 200ml.
Another thing I was relieved to notice was that like all her other products in this range, the treatment and butter still retains that intoxicating natural scent of citrus oils, rose, jasmine and cedar that I LOVE so much!
Believe me, we all want a new body in the new year and these products will make the gruelling task of achieving it a lot easier and definitely more pleasurable!
Available from John Lewis, Urban retreat, QVC UK., World Duty Free, FeelUnique.com and Arnotts, Dublin.Tweet