Ole Henriksen - Brand Spotlight

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Taking care of my skin is extremely important to me.  Perhaps this stems from watching my mom take such good care of hers growing up.  I remember countless trips to beauty counters where she'd shell out big bucks on skincare because of her belief in maintaining a good regimen. To this day, she still gets excited when i gift her products that treat and hydrate and never fails to remind me that her favorite thing to do is cleanse and treat her skin every morning and evening.  The same goes for me!  There are a few staples that have been tried and loved over the years and have become permanent fixtures in my skincare routine.  Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum is one of my holy grail skincare products.  There isn't one day that i skip this serum because i have noticed a significant difference in the appearance of my skin over the past few years of using it.  I initially purchased it when looking for a product containing vitamin C.  After searching long and hard, i finally found Truth Serum and have never strayed from this amazing product.  I have purchased it over and over and will continue to do so as long as it's available (seriously, I'm not sure what I'd do with myself if it became discontinued... nope, not thinking such thoughts ever)!  I'm sure you've heard me chat about this product over and over but lucky for you, today's post is branching out a bit further into the Ole Henriksen brand.

A few weeks ago, Ole Henriksen sent a few products for me to try.  I have been diligently testing them out in order to provide you with my personal perspective.  Here are my favorites from the brand (aside from my beloved Truth Serum which you already know my thoughts on).

Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask - I currently have this on my face as i type this post. I'm a HUGE fan of facial masks, particularly this one!  First, it smells uhhhhmazing!!!  Second, this mask is infused with a clay-oil fusion to detoxify and replenish skin leaving my skin looking plump and hydrated.
I love that it draws out dirt and impurities with a deep cleaning action.  This is so important to because i wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis!  Notably, this mask works on all skin types and can be used 2-3 times per week.

Wonderfeel Double Cleanser - A good cleanser is the foundation to any proper skincare regimen and while there are many cleansers out there, it's not easy finding one that is truly effective and gentle on all skin types!  Wonderfeel Double Cleanser is a game changer as it removes makeup (waterproof makeup included) and cleanses without stripping your skin.  This cold cream cleanser is lightweight in texture and soothes skin while effortlessly dissolving long-wear and waterproof makeup leaving your skin cleansed, soft and supple!  It doesn't hurt that it smells a bit like candy!  I'm all about that life!

Moment of Truth 2-in-1  Polishing Sugar Mask - This mask is a bit different from all the other masks i own.  I love it because aside from the typical benefits of facial masks, this one also acts as an exfoliator.  It's formulated with raw sugar and pomegranate seed powder making this little powerhouse one part mask and one part scrub!  It gently polishes away dead skin cells that can dull your complexion.  I love applying it before i get in the shower.  A few minutes in, i gently massage it into the skin and rinse. It leaves my skin feeling prepped for the rest of my skincare!  This product is ideal for all skin types.

Fountain of Truth Facial Water - This hydrating, antioxidant face mist is the perfect compliment to my Truth Serum! It targets dryness, dullness and uneven texture.  Fountain of Truth Facial Water energizes and provides hydration with its light, refreshing citrus scented mist!  If citrus scents are your jam, this beauty is a total treat for your senses! It is ideal for all skin types.

Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil - Admittedly, it took me some time to get used to the idea of facial oils but once i began using them, i have to say i love how they make my skin feel and look!  Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil is a brightening face oils with pure rosehip oil to provide your skin with the most intense hydration and natural luminosity. This beauty targets dullness, uneven texture, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.  It works on all skin types (yes, even oily skin) and will convert you in a heartbeat if you have yet to try a facial oil.

Transforming Walnut Scrub - I am very particular with my facial scrubs!  I don't like beads that are too big and i certainly don't like when it feels like sand.  Ole Henriksen Transforming Walnut Scrub has a wonderful texture that truly helps scrub away impurities, diminishes dullness and smooths the texture of your skin.  This beauty is a two-in-one, lightly foaming scrub that exfoliates and cleanses.  I keep this in the shower and use it a few times a week.  It's perfect for all skin types!

This is a brand that I'm proud to recommend to you because i have yet to try a product that my skin hasn't loved. The next product that I'm planning to add to my collection is the Banana Bright Eye Cream because I've seen Katie Hughes apply it and it immediately brightened her under eye area.  This is an area i struggle majorly with and am hopeful that this new product works wonders on my dark circles!  Have you tried it?  I'd love your input!  What are you favorite Ole Henriksen products?

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press samples - all opinions are my own based on my experience with these products