By now you all know how much I am a fan of Ole Henriksen’s skincare line. So you can imagine how thrilled I was for the opportunity to test out their newest offering: the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser. If you’re a fan of cleansing balms and oils, stay tuned, because I think that the idea behind, and delivery of, this product, is pretty awesome.
The recently released Pure Truth Melting Cleanser is an “ultra hydrating 3 in 1 cleanser that transforms from a gel to a luxurious oil to a hydrating milk as you cleanse to effortlessly melt impurities and long-wear makeup”. Like other cleansing oils and balms, it is water activated at which point the the oil emulsifies to milk. The star ingredients are:
- Vitamin C: Brightens, supports natural collagen, and neutralizes free radicals.
- Rose Hip Oil: Natural source of omega 3, 6, and 9; regenerates, repairs, and nourishes.
- Virgin Cherry Oil: Rich in vitamins and antioxidants; reduces redness and hydrates.
So what makes this different from all of the cleansing oils, balms and other potions out there?
I think, first and foremost, it is the unique texture of the product. Now you may ask – well what’s the point of the gel texture if it’s just going to melt into an oil on my face anyway? It all seems very gimmicky, right? Well, not really. There is a practical benefit to the texture. I’ve used a good number of oil cleansers in my time and I find that, sometimes, they can be a bit messy. Pumping, pouring or squeezing an oil from a container and then getting it from your hands to your face without spillage can be somewhat challenging (or is it only me?).
Anyway the nice thing about the Melting Cleanser is that you just scoop some out, it doesn’t go anywhere, you can dab it on different areas of your face and it will stay in tact until you actually want to work it into the skin. But unlike most cleansing balms, which can be quite solid requiring you to warm the product in your hands prior to application, this truly melts into the skin. As soon as you rub this gel into your face it turns into an oil. No warming up necessary.
In terms of how well it cleanses and removes makeup, I find that, as promised, the product takes off all of my makeup, leaving my skin feeling refreshed, clean, soft and nourished. This has been particularly pleasant for me as of late because my skin has been very dry due to the acne fighting products I’ve been using. Although it does not get cold here, I can imagine this will be particularly pleasant during the upcoming cooler months. It doesn’t sting or irritate my eyes. And best of all? Like all of Ole Henriksen’s products, it smells divine! It has a slightly sweet, fresh citrus scent that is also very relaxing. I simply love this and highly recommend! A little goes a long way!
Do you use cleansing oils, balms or similiar products? What are some of your favourites?
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