Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic

It was only a few weeks ago that I was celebrating the 10th anniversary of Emma Hardie skincare with a limited edition 200ml Moringa Cleansing Balm that had been beautifully illustrated.  Emma is back with a brand new product once again and it is quite different to anything I can honestly say I have tried and it wasn't at all as I expected it to be.

The Exfoliating Brightening Tonic is described as being a natural and gentle daily exfoliator that smooths, brightens and evens the skin's tone and texture as well as improving skin clarity and increasing elasticity.  
Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic
Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic
Formulated using a blend of botanical ingredients, this Tonic has five key ingredients which include:
  • Natural Pomegranate Enzymes - These are gentle and effective exfoliators which work to enhance cellular renewal, release trapped bacteria as well as sloughing away dead skin cells that sit on the surface of the skin, this helps to create a smooth and even texture.
  • Sytenol A - Also known as Bakuchiol, this is a natural compound that works as a natural alternative to retinol and offers similar benefits, including the stimulation of collagen.
  • Nettle Extract - Used to help tone and tighten pores
  • Aloe Vera - Used within this Tonic, it helps to soothe and hydrate the skin
  • Amino Acid Derivative Tego Cosmo C250 - This is described as being a natural active ingredient which contains skin brightening properties and it helps to improve the skin's clarity and tone.  This ingredient also helps to condition and regulate the skin's pH balance.

Putting these ingredients together you get quite the exfoliator and one which comes in the form a spritz rather than a cream, balm, mask or other liquid.
Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic
Designed to be used after cleaning, before you do anything with the bottle, ensure you give it a really good shake and then spray the exfoliating tonic onto a cotton pad and wipe thoroughly over your face, neck and décolleté. I have found that 1-2 pumps are more than enough and if you have any excess left press it on the skin's surface, gently press it into the skin.  Once you have completed this task, you can continue your skincare routine with serums, moisturises and whatever you use on your skin.

What I love about this Tonic is not only how easy it is to use, but just how effective it has been for me on my skin.  I have combination skin, which whilst being oily, also means I have dry patches of skin on my cheeks and they do wind me up, so anything I can do to ensure they don't make me feel even more self-conscious, I am doing.  There is no stinging, tingling or burning sensation on the skin when using this Tonic and naturally, it does smell pretty good too, but it is all natural and not synthetic,

Emma Hardie's Exfoliating Brightening Tonic is dermatologically tested, Vegan and cruelty-free.  It is available right now for £28 via Cult Beauty*

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  1. I adore this! My review is coming tomorrow! xx


  2. Sounds like a great addition to a skincare regime, nice to hear that only 1-2 sprays are needed so will last a while

  3. Teh Exfoliating Brightening Tonic sounds relaly good. I like the idea of it being a spritz, this is quite different to anything I have tried before. Mich x

  4. Sounds amazing, I love that exfoliating cleansers have become a must for brands to bring out, they make such a huge difference!

  5. I really want to try this! It looks SO good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver


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