Saturday, 23 April 2016

The new cleanser in my life: Ole Henriksen

"You know, I'm Hannah forever. No matter whether I start a new nuclear missile crisis with my emotions or just sit back and chill and give someone a fruit basket. I can only control the mayhem that I create around me."
- Girls

Hello, hello.
I will start by saying I have a weird thing about cleansers and generally taking my make up off. I can never ever go to bed without removing the dirt and grime off my face. Even if I am drunk or it's 5am and (hypothetically speaking) a shark bit my leg off - face has to be cleansed immediately.

I believe this strange obsession of mine is because of my sister, who more or less was the first person to start teaching me the basics of womanhood. Anyway, now I am meticulous when it comes to having a fresh face before bed. This why I pick my cleansers very carefully and it was a big step when I decided to try out Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth Melting Cleanser. This was a big and very well-calculated step for me. I had heard enough raving about it and people praising it's qualities. Time to share my experience...

At £24 this is not the most expensive product ever but it's not cheap at all. It comes in a decent 118ml (odd?) tub and a small amount of product goes a long way. It has a gel-like consistency and as its name suggests - it melts into oil on your skin. This formula is magic. I have dry skin and it doesn't leave it drier after washing it with water (which I hate so much!). It leaves this nice oily film on my skin, which I do love precisely because of the dryness I am battling, however, oily skin types may not find this so awesome.

The issue for me here is that I can't see the makeup going off my skin. With my good old Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish you can see your face on the cloth and I personally love that. There no such thing with this cleanser and yes, it is a melting cleanser i.e. melts your makeup away and I do appreciate that but there is always some doubt whether i got everything off. I have started to breakout a bit more since I've started using it, which to me means that sometimes I do leave some bits on my face that clog the pores - whether it's the cleanser itself or some leftover makeup, I cannot say.

 But I also have to point out that it removes mascara brilliantly and it doesn't sting my eyes at all. It also contains a number of good oils for the skin and (as far as I am aware) no tricky or suspicious ingredients.

So this is it - a post written literally in 3 minutes because I have been using this for 2 months now and I knew precisely what I had to tell you. As you can see, I am on the fence whether it's awesome or a bit meh but to be honest, I will probably go back to Liz Earle - it's a cheaper cult product, which did a great job and lasted me ages. 

Thanks for reading, stay tuned! 

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