You might not have heard of Ermana yet unless you’ve been religiously browsing the beauty sections of the glossies, or have been shopping in Anthropologie but it is worth getting to know this Scottish natural skincare brand which is free from preservatives, parabens, sulphates and natural fragrances and colourings. A good place to start is often with a cleanser – so I’ve been trying out Ermana Cleanse Balm (£24) recently.
Ermana Cleanse Balm, like everything else in the range, is hand-blended. A small amount goes a long way, as you simply warm the slightly gritty balm between your fingers in order to get it smooth and to the right consistency, which can be massaged into the skin. Using a hot cloth – you can buy one, separately, form Ermana – you then remove the Ermana Cleanse Balm plus dirt and make-up, in one fell swoop.
I must say, I have been very impressed with Ermana Cleanse Balm. It is a pleasure to use while also being extremely effective and efficient, and leaving my skin thoroughly cleansed and very comfortable. I had to call one of my 13-year-old sons in to the bathroom when I was using it for the third or fourth time, however, because something was driving me crazy..
Every time I warmed the balm between my fingers and applied it to my face, I was transported back to childhood by the smell as the cleanser’s scent reminded me of an item of confectionery that was so familiar but I just couldn’t place it. I called on my sweet-toothed son who took one sniff and pronounced: “It’s Terry’s Chocolate Orange!” Mystery solved.
Have you tried Ermana Cleanse Balm? Did you you enjoy using it?