I was recently introduced to one of Ole Henriksen's latest products - and it's a winner!
Ole Henriksen Pure Truth(TM) Melting Cleanser is similar to other "cleansing balms" you may have tried, but the formula and texture changes while washing make this one unique. The cleanser starts our as a lightweight but very concentrated gel, (which also happens to have the most delectable (yet soft!) citrus/orange scent, thanks to its' lemon peel oil, rose hip oil, and virgin cherry oils.
After the initial application I began massaging my face in a circular motion, which is when I noticed that it became a lightweight, smooth and soothing oil. To begin the process of removing the cleanser I then added water to my fingers for the last few seconds and the cleanser then became a slightly milky emulsion that cleansed my face completely but without stripping it or adding excess oil/residue. After rinsing, I was really pleased how soft, supple and toned my skin looked.
Whether it was my more oily t zone or my drier cheeks, my skin felt completely balanced post-cleansing. This cleanser also took off all my makeup - including waterproof and long wearing, as well as eye makeup like heavy duty mascara.
The pleasant fragrance lingered a bit, but was very subtle and didn't irritate my skin. I also used this cleanser successfully starting off with adding it to dry skin and then using a slightly damp Clarisonic, which I loved doing in the AM, especially.
Ole Henriksen is still one of Hollywood's most sought facialists still for a reason - he really knows skincare and how to make effective products. This is a real treat! - RLB
*This product was provided courtesy of Ole Henriksen PR for reviewing purposes.