Back at the tail end of 2012, I discovered gel cleansers and it’s been love ever since. I’ve used a few in that time with my favourites being the Emma Hardie and the Boots No7 offerings. I recently got my hands on the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser* and was excited to give it a whirl.
Before using this products I didn’t know much about Ole Henriksen as a brand. Ole Henriksen is a Danish skin cosmetician who upped sticks and move out to LA where he opened a spa (on Sunset Boulevard no less) and then ventured into skincare for the masses. The Pure Truth Melting Cleanser, one of his best sellers, is one of a couple of cleansers he developed.
A three in one cleanser, the orange gel turns into an oil on contact with the skin and then into a fine milk when it touches water. You can use it to take off makeup which it dissolves away with ease or after a pre-cleanse to really make sure the skin is clean. It feels like your makeup is melting off your skin with little effort. The oil is tough enough to remove even my stubborn waterproof mascaras. After using it, I’m always amazed at how refreshed my skin looks. It contains vitamin C, rose hip, and virgin cherry oils and the gel is intended to brighten, repair and nourish the skin. It’s because of these outcomes that it makes it the ideal cleanser for both morning and evening. I use a small pea sized amount in the mornings to really awaken my face.
As a dry skinned lass, I also like to use mine as a cleansing face mask whilst I’m in the bath. I take off my makeup with a pre-cleanser then rub this onto my face and relax. When I wipe it off (around 40 minutes later) with a warm flannel or muslin cloth my skin feels clean, smooth and full of moisture.
Overall I’ve really loved using this cleanser and now my attention has been drawn to it and I know of it’s availability in the UK, I’ll be sure to repurchase when my cleansing supplies get low. You can pick it up in Selfridges (£24 for 118ml) or John Lewis (£21.60 for 118ml). Have you tried anything from the Ole Henriksen brand?