A few months ago (April maybe?) I spied online some newly released Ole Henriksen cleansing cloths. We can’t get Ole Henriksen in The Bahamas so on a recent shopping trip state-side I took the opportunity to give them a look. I was already a big fan of their original cleansing wipes “Truth to Go”, which have been renamed “the clean truth cleansing cloths“, and so I was really excited to see that the line had been expanded to include a wider range of options: “grease relief cleansing cloths” and “nurture me cleansing cloths“
I tend to be a greasy mess in the Summer, so of course, I opted to try out the “grease relief” oil-free pore refining cloths.
According to the Ole Henriksen website this cloth will “deeply cleanse, exfoliate and renew pores in 1 easy step. Uniquely textured cloths exfoliate while glycolic, lactic and citric acids thoroughly dissolve dead skin cells and purifying eucalyptus absorbs pore-clogging dirt and oil for clarified, fresh-looking skin”.
The stars ingredient include: Botanical AHA’s, Glycolic, Lactic and Fruit acids, Eucalyptus Extract, Witch Hazel and Aloe Leaf Extract.
I was also happy to see these new cleansing cloths are offered in both the regular (30 clothes for $15.00 USD) and travel sizes (10 clothes for $9.00 USD). Since I didn’t know how I would feel about them, I got the smalller size.
Yes, these are a little pricey for a cleansing cloth.
The first thing I noticed was the smell. There is a fairly strong minty scent (probably as a result of the Eucalyptus) which I enjoyed – there is also a slight hint of something else that I can’t quite put my finger on. The best way I can describe it is to say that there is a “natural” essence. This makes sense as the products from Ole Henriksen are made using natural ingredients.
The next thing I noticed was the texture. As you can see from the photo below, there are raised bumps n the cloth. So in addition to the acids which help to exfoliate, there is physical “exfoliation” component as well.
So did I like “grease relief” as much as the original?
I mostly use cleansing cloths to take off make-up and even though these are not marketed as make-up remover wipes, that is what I use them for. I find that because of the texture, it really gets in there and removes the make-up after a long day and my face feels really clean afterwards with no feeling of leftover residue. The eucalyptus is very refreshing, I could see these being a great option after the gym or when you’ve been sweating a lot. My favourite aspect of the original cloths is the citrus smell and these offer something just as nice but different. They are not super-wet cloths but not too dry either, somewhere in between and that’s what I prefer.
For perspective on skincare product reviews, it’s always useful to know a little something about the reviewer’s skin type. Rather than repeating the information in every post, I have a summary on the “My Skin States” page.
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