Okay, I'm lying *slightly*, it actually costs £49.
Perhaps more widely know for her cleansing balm, adored by everyone and their grandmothers, Emma Hardie has been a brand I have drooled over for a while. Those luxurious gold pots had me weak at the knees, but it would never be realistic for me to purchase anything in my tight budget... sigh. You might want to read this next part twice: I paid £12 for a full size tub in TKMaxx. Firstly it was half price at £24.99, which was further halved once again leaving me no choice but to purchase it. A few weeks on, I've gathered a some thoughts and whether it is worth the extortionate price tag.
Packaging wise, albeit a bit bulky, this is not a cheap tub on my bathroom shelf, rather, a luxury ornament. Sneakily, the plastic magnifies the centre, inclining there's more product inside than the 200ml. Sadly, I don't think this is practical for travelling with in the slightest. I suppose you could decant it, but we all know that would ruin things completely.
Housed inside, is a very thick, almost sudocream like substance. The scent is herbal, and supposedly similar to that of the moringa cleansing balm, however I obviously cannot truthfully compare as the ability to smell items through my computer screen has not been invented yet... another sigh. I must admit, I'm not too fond of the fragrance, but I'm pleased it's not overpowering. In my head, I'd imagined it to be more of a creamy, milky scent so that was a slight disappointment but nothing too major.
On the skin, there are no complaints. A little goes an extremely long way, and as you massage it into your limbs it almost becomes thinner in texture because of the warmth. I had also expected it to be tacky for hours, but this was most certainly not the case. Within 10 or so minutes, it has absorbed completely. My skin is so silky-soft, most likely the most moisturised it has ever been.
So... would I repurchase at £49? Although if I was a millionaire, the answer would change, it's currently a no. However, if I find it in TKMaxx again for a more reasonable amount less than £20, I'd definitely take it to the tills once more.