Hello my lovely readers, today’s post features a skincare brand that is not very known in Romania : Ole Henriksen. I have heard many of my favourite British beauty bloggers raving about some of its products so when I saw a three-product set from them, I immediately bought it to try them out.
The set was named Ole Henriksen Cleanse & Glow on the go duo (8 pounds) and contained three of the brand’s most loved products : Ole Henriksen the clean truth cleansing cloths x10, Ole Henriksen african red tea foaming cleanser – 45 ml and Ole Henriksen pure truth youth activating oil 15 ml. But first a little bit about the brand.
Ole Henriksen from Denmark had a successful spa business for over 30 years in LA, with clients such as Renee Zellweger, Jessica Alba, Kylie Minogue & Hugh Jackman. He expanded his business creating a range of luxury skincare, hair and body care products.
The products are designed to be simple, effective and safe for all skin types. The ingredients come from nature, its most active extracts are infused into the products, to renew the skin or find a solution for those with difficult skin conditions.
Ole Henriksen the clean truth cleansing cloths x10
These cleansing cloths are suitable for all skin types and have anti-ageing properties. They have the truth collection’s signature citrus vanilla scent. They are strong enough to remove dirt, grime and makeup, but gentle enough not to over dry the skin.
One of my fave bloggers from UK Miss Budget Beauty raved and raved about these, saying they are simply the most luxurious and best there is. Of course I was intrigued to try them.
They are a bit thicker in texture than the usual drugstore cleansing wipes and are very well imbibed with the product. They cleanse very well the skin and leave it clean but in need of a bit of hydration. The scent is pretty strong but I liked it. If you don’t like scented wipes, these are not for you.
I didn’t have any skin reactions to them such as reddening or irritation of the skin. You can buy them from Feelunique.com at the price of 14.40 euros (30 pieces).
I didn’t feel that they were the Mesiah of the cleansing wipes. Yes they feel and smell luxurious on the skin but I can find many brands that do the job for less money. These are too expensive for what they are : cleansing wipes. From me they get a -B.
Ole Henriksen African red tea foaming cleanser
This cleanser is also suitable for all skin types and has anti-ageing properties. This luxurious African red tea foaming cleanser is enriched with anti-ageing botanical extracts like naturally antioxidant-rich African red tea and Vitamin C. Its soothing, non-drying formula is strong enough to remove makeup, but gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. When used regularly it gives the skin clarity and luminosity.
Ingredients in the Ole Henriksen african red tea foaming cleanser :
– African red tea: Strengthens the skin’s outer layer, slows the ageing process, calms and soothes the skin.
– Borage seed oil: Moisturizes with gamma linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, and acts as an astringent and anti-inflammatory.
– Vitamin C: Stimulates collagen synthesis and fights environmental damage
– Grapefruit, orange and tangerine extracts: Purifies and brightens with astringent, antiseptic and has aromatic qualities.
My travel size contained 45 ml of product that came in a very useful and hygienic pump. Easy to use and carry around. When put onto the hand it starts as a foam, then if rubbed into the hands it becomes a thicker cleansing liquid that you apply to the face. After massaging well, you rinse it off with loads of water.
The smell is luxurious and herbal, you feel very pampered. The face is very well cleansed, I had no more sebum or impurities but it does dry a bit the skin. The face was a bit tight, I felt the need to apply a good moisturizer. I did not have any skin reactions such as reddening or irritation.
You can buy it from Feelunique.com at the price of 31.20 euros (207 ml). Again the Ole Henriksen African red tea foaming cleanser is a good luxurious cleanser but I can find better ones with less money (and unscented too). It is great but too expensive for what it does, cleansing the face. From me it gets a -B.
Ole Henriksen pure truth youth activating oil
It is a powerful 100% concentrated rose hips oil with potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids for a radiant, repaired skin.
Unfiltered, unprocessed and cold pressed to maintain the highest potency, rose hips oil is a single source of active vitamin A, vitamin C and high levels of essential fatty acids.
Luxurious and lightweight, this citrus scented and intensive anti-ageing treatment quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates the skin to heal, nourish, and hydrate. Fine lines are visibly reduced and the skin is immediately brighter and more radiant.
Ingredients in the Ole Henriksen pure truth youth activating oil :
– 100% Organic Rose Hips Seed Oil – pure, unfiltered, unprocessed and cold pressed for the highest potency, is a natural source of active:
– Vitamin A (retinol) – activates cell renewal to improve, texture, tone and clarity of skin
– Vitamin C – boosts collagen to strengthen and firm skin, brighten and restore radiance
– Omega 3, 6 (essential fatty acids) and 9: (80%) – deeply nourishes, cushions and hydrates
– Vitamin E – soothes and heals, improving scars, burns and wrinkles.
It does not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Vegan.
Ingredients : Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol.
My travel size contains 15 ml of product and also comes with a handy pump that distributes perfectly the product. It is a rich and luxurious face oil that smells citrusy like all the products in the Pure truth range.
It has a runny consistency and again a lovely citrusy scent. It is quickly absorbed into the skin but it does leave an oil film onto the skin as you can see above. It is very hydrating, perfect for the cold seasons, or for a very dry, dehydrated skin.
For my combination to oily skin this face oil is perfect in the colder seasons. In the summer I cannot stand the oils onto my skin, I prefer light, gel-like textures. I did not have any skin reactions such as reddening or irritation.
Overall my skin felt hydrated, comfortable and had a bit of a glow to it. It felt soft and silky to the touch. It looked and felt great! I did not see any notable reductions of the wrinkles or fine lines.
You can buy it from Feelunique.com at the price of 56.40 euros (30ml). The Ole Henriksen pure truth youth activating oil is a great face oil for all skin types (especially dry or dehydrated). It is scented so if you have a sensitive or reactive skin, or you don’t stand scents be aware!
It is a great face oil with anti-oxidant properties but I still think it is quite expensive for what it does. I did not see a wow effect on my face maybe on a face with more serious skin problems the effects would be more noticeable. Would I buy it again ? Maybe if it goes on offer. For now the price is too high for me. –A. Tell me : Have you tried any of the Ole Henriksen products ? What are your impressions ? Until next time, Love, M
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