Emma Hardie has been one of my favourite skincare brands since I first started using her Moringa Cleansing Balm more than a year ago. The balm is the most luxurious, balm to oil cleanser with the most spa-like scent and makes the perfect first cleanse. I had the chance to attend the press preview for her new range of products; Vitamin C Intense Daily Serum and Moisture Boost Vit+C Cream.
This range is an advanced anti-ageing duo to address many different skin concerns in the daily skincare routine and it suits all skin types and ages.
The cream is all about great complexion and a dewy, luminous finish. Its various ingredients improve hyperpigmentation and age or sun spots while brightening and strengthening the skin. It also minimises pores and restructures the skin. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B3; which helps with discolouration, Red Algae; reverses sun damage and various botanical oils such as Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Seed and Moringa Seed. It can, of course be used during the day but might not be ideal for oily skin types as it is a tad heavy, but it can still be used as a luxurious nighttime moisturiser.
The serum I would definitely recommend for daily use before your moisturiser. It’s silky without it feeling silicon-y as sometimes serums feel and also helps to diminish wrinkles. The ingredients are fewer than the cream and include Vitamin C, B3, Red Algae and some essential oils like Roman Chamomile, Sweet Orange and also Rice Starch, which fortifies the skin and helps with hydration. The serum is also mattifying, so makes an excellent base for makeup.
Emma said: “Vitamin C is one of my favourite skin-beautifying ingredients. It is safe, non-invasive and helps rebuild and strengthen the skin leaving it hydrated, translucent, even and bright”
The Moisture Boost Vit + C Cream is £45 for 50ml and Vit C Intense Daily Serum is £49 for 30ml and they launch in May on www.emmahardie.com and other stockists nationwide. There is also a beautiful, limited-edition candle launching with the range, that reminds me of summer and the sea; aptly named ‘By Sandy Bay’.
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