My Latest Obsession: Ole Henriksen

So I’ve never been super ‘big’ on skincare – I use it for a while then stop, or forget, or run out and then don’t use it for months. Then I get on the bandwagon again when my skin has a meltdown and breaks out etc.

So as of right now, I am back on that skincare bandwagon, and let me tell you, I’m obsessed!

I recently jumped on the ‘your skin but better’ band wagon, and all I have heard is raving reviews on this Ole Henriksen guy – So I caved to the peer pressure (a.k.a. Instagram) and gave it a go. Sephora is our Australian stockist of his products, so that was my port of call.

Skincare in general, is expensive as shit. But I was pleasently surprised by the price point and size of the products. Which is always a nice thing.
So I’ve picked up a few products and tried them over the last 4-5 weeks. And baby am I impressed!

Now keep in mind, I only use these products once a day, which is at night after I’ve removed my makeup (For this I use a FaceHalo).

So let’s jump in and see what products we got and what they’re all about, and then I’ll give you a final review of how my skin is feeling and what I loved about each products, cause let’s be real, I’m not gonna gush about it for 4 paragraphs then tell you it was shit 😛



The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser

What it is:

A brightening, antioxidant-rich cleansing foam with African red tea extract and and vitamin C to purify, hydrate and revive skin.

What it does:

The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser is a thick, frothy cleansing foam that creates a rich lather to gently remove makeup, oil and impurities without stripping skin of essential moisture. This uplifting, antioxidant-rich face wash, with African red tea extract and vitamin C, indulges the senses and rinses clean as it refreshes the complexion to reveal soft, supple skin and a healthy-looking Ole Glow.

In a consumer study on 39 women, after 1 week: 100% of users agree this product deeply cleanses pores. 100% of users agree this product cleanses without stripping skin of moisture. 100% of users agree this product leaves skin feeling smooth. 97% of users agree this product leaves skin clean & bright. 97% of users agree this product revives skin. 94% of users agree this product brightens dull skin.


Banana Bright Eye Creme

What it is:

A brightening, vitamin C-rich eye crème that targets signs of ageing, reduces the look of dark circles and improves concealer application and wear, inspired by makeup artist secret, “banana powder”.

What it does:

Wake up before you makeup.
Banana Bright Eye Crème brightens, instantly targets fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the look of dark circles, delivering age-defying results. Collagen-boosted, it firms and deeply hydrates even as it feels deliciously lightweight. Formulated with powerful vitamin C, it helps revive and illuminate the entire eye area over time. Inspired by the makeup artist must-have—“banana powder”—this subtly sunny crème contains special pigments to instantly brighten and colour-correct the eye area. But that’s not all: It creates a smooth, well-rested canvas and improves concealer wear. Dark circles—diminished. Crow’s-feet—conquered. Now, go conquer the day with your refreshed and revived Ole Glow®!

What else you need to know:

In addition to making this crème both feather-light and nutrient-packed, Ole drew inspiration from a makeup artist secret he observed during his years of on-camera work: ”banana powder.” Its pale yellow tint is designed to instantly brighten and colour-correct, making it the perfect prep step for concealer.


Truth Serum

What it is:

A powerful age-defying serum formulated with vitamin C and collagen for brightening and all-day hydration.

What it does:

Truth Serum is like a daily multivitamin for the skin. Ole Henriksen was an early adopter of vitamin C in skincare, believing that its antioxidant properties and role in promoting collagen make it a crucial ingredient. Supercharged with True-C Complex and boosted with collagen, this powerful age-defying serum helps brighen and firm, and delivers all-day hydration. Enriched with orange and green tea extracts, this fast-absorbing, oil-free formula revives the complexion. Indulge in this facial serum’s sweet, energizing citrus scent and silky texture as it glides beautifully on the skin. The result? You see a healthier and more youthful-looking Ole Glow.

In an independent consumer study on 35 women over 8 weeks: 97% agree this product smoothes skin 94% agree this product leaves skin soft 91% agree this product absorbs quickly and easily into skin 85% agree this product improves skin radiance 80% agree this product creates healthier-looking skin.


Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturiser

What it is:

An oil-free moisturizer, rich in antioxidants, to weightlessly hydrate, even tone and smooth skin texture for a healthy-looking complexion.

What it does:

Transform the way you think about your moisturizer. Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer delivers weightless hydration and luminous perfection. With its whipped, silky texture, this bestselling multitasker imparts essential moisture to the skin as it gently refines uneven skin tone and texture. Formulated with multi-fruit acids, licorice and pea extracts and antioxidants, this silky, oil-free moisturizer is the perfect prep step for makeup because it instantly smoothes skin texture and brightens, so you get flawless foundation application.

In a consumer study on 35 females, after a 12 week study: 97% of users agree this product moisturizes skin. 94% of users agree this product nourishes skin. 91% of users agree this product softens skin. 91% of users agree this product feels ultralight & weightless on skin. 97% of users agree this product absorbs quickly & effortlessly.

And also, to add to my makeup routine;

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Banana Bright Face Primer

What it is:

A vitamin C illuminating face primer that improves and extends makeup wear.

What it does:

Inspired by the bestselling Banana Bright Eye Creme, this face primer creates a dewy, healthy-looking glow whether it’s applied under makeup, on top as a highlighter, or worn alone. The banana powder-inspired pigments boost radiance, smooths your skin and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless finish.

What else you need to know:

This product does not contain parabens, sulphates or phthalates.

My Thoughts

I am so stoked with everything I got my hands on from the Ole Henriksen line of skincare – All the products are so beautiful, the packaging is effortless and travel friendly. And overall, I feel comfortable using it all on my skin. I have SUPER sensitive skin and am always nervous to try new skincare as I always get irritated, but nothing even smelt a bit off, everything smells lovely and fresh, and it all applied so nicely.

The product size is amazing. My eye cream and moisturiser look like I only just bought it, but I’ve been digging into them for over a month! So a little really does go a long way! 🙂

Other than dry/dehydrated skin, I don’t particularly have ‘issues’ or ‘acne’ or anything like that, so my expectations for my skincare aren’t typically higher than ‘make me feel soft and supple’ – And these products definitely delivered on that front.
My skin feels amazing and I love how smooth my face looks after all my pampering 😀

If you’re after some new skincare, and you want beautifully made products that make your skin feel amazeballs – Then definitely hit up Sephora and see what you think of the Ole Henriksen range, I’ve been so impressed! <3

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