Review: Emma Hardie Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloths18:23
Cleansing cloth was never a must have for me nor did it never interest me that much. Ever since I got L'Occitane 5% Shea Cleansing Oil, I felt the need to get some good quality cleansing cloths. Oils are easily removed off the face with cloths and you almost get an additional micro peeling with it. After some research and good review on Nadja's blog Memento Mori I decided for Emma Hardie Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloths. I believe I got them on sale.
This pack comes with three cleansing cloths. They come in a pretty gold box. Each cloth is individually folded and packed in white paper.
They cost around 20€ (they are on sale now for 15.58€ on feelunique).
Cloth size is around 25 cm x 23 cm. It has a little loop, which means you can hang it. It also has two sides. One side is gentle muslin side, which is usually used to remove products. The other side is smoother microfiber, which can be used for deep pore cleansing, brightening and toning.
Smoother microfiber side
It is machine washable at 40°. Muslin side is made of 100% cotton and microfiber side is 80% polyester and 20% polyamide.
Muslin side is like a super soft towel fabric, which gets even softer when you wet it, whie microfiber side looks like it has two fabrics intertwine. It's soft to the touch, but when you wet it and place it on skin it tingles, because the fabric creates peeling effect.
I have to say if you wash it as it says on it, it doesn't entirely remove all makeup stains. I find that the cloth is never as white as when it was new. Maybe I'll try to wash it at higher degree, but I'm too afraid to ruin it.
Before I got these, I tried to remove my makeup with regular towel, which was just horrible compared to those muslin cloths. I always thought to myself, how could these muslin cloths be better?! It's just a fabric, what can be so great about it?! It turns out the difference is huge. When you wet this it is so soft. It doesn't scratch or rub on your face in any way. It just glides on leaving you with the tinniest bit of exfoliation. Face gets abused so many times, so it's really nice to use something really gentle non abrasive to remove your makeup with. If you're removing your makeup with regular towels, try one of these muslin cloths and you'll never wet a regular towel again.
I don't use this every time I clean my face. I just tend to use it with L'Occitane Cleansing Oil, which I use when I've had makeup on for a long time and I really want to clean my clogged pores or when I have tons of makeup on. This was used a lot this month, because I created a few more artistic makeup looks, which required tons of makeup and glitter. Muslin cloth with oil was the fastest way to get all of the makeup off my face and it was just really gentle.
Other microfiber side is like a micro peeling. You definitely feel it scrubbing against your skin. It feels like a little tingling sensation. The intensity depends on how hard you press it on your skin. After rubbing the face with that side, skin feels very smooth. I guess that can easily replace physical peeling face products.
All in all I'm in love with those cloths and will never ever use a regular towel on my face. I don't think this is a necessity for you, unless you use butter and oily cleansers. Then this is a dream complimentary product to use with those cleansers. It will make your routine easier and quicker.