Ole Henriksen • On The Go - Exhilarating Cleanser • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My Skintype: combo-oily/sensitive/acne-prone/PD-prone.
I should start off this review by mentioning that my absolute HG gentle skin cleanser for the past 11 or so years is Sage Skincare Facial Shampoo Regular. Over the years I've cheated and tried the occasional cleanser in search of a replacement that's potentially cheaper and easier to obtain. So this leads me to the Ole Henriksen On The Go cleanser. There are so many things I really enjoyed about this cleanser (see below), but unfortunately after a few uses my skin was becoming progressively blotchy, red, and hot feeling. I'm not exactly sure if it's the Vitamin C that's causing the flushing or something else.
Pluses- light scent of orange with a hint of tangerine, removes m/u quickly and easily, doesn't sting/irritate the eye area, highly foaming, washes off completely without leaving skin tight/dry, skin feels smooth/soft/balanced/slightly moisturized.
Minuses- causes my skin to get red, blotchy, and hot to the touch. :(
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My skin: oily and easily dehydrated (lacking water, not oil), sensitive/reactive, clog-prone.
Unfortunately, this cleanser didn't work at all for me. I tried it numerous times over a 14-month span. It does have a thick consistency that seems hard to spread; however, it turns into a super-sudsy foam when rubbed between *very wet* palms/hands. It cleanses well and washes away without leaving a residue, but it is incredibly dehydrating. It wasn't as bad during humid months (really most of the year where I live), but I found I couldn't use it more than two days in a row. It left my skin feeling tight and dry also caused some breakouts. My skin tends to break out when it's dehydrated/irritated. Will not repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Waaah. Wanted to love this as I am quite pleased with other OH products however this was not to be. Smells much like OHTS and is somewhat thick in texture. It lathered mildly and seemed to remove my ss and m/u effectively.
The product cleaned my face so well that by day 3 I found my skin stripped. Burning and itching stripped. I ceased using it on my facial skin and tried it out on my back and chest. This time the irritation caused 3 cysts on my decollete.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I've been test driving this cleanser for a couple of months now and I think it's a keeper. Definitely works for my SD-prone face without drying or annoying my skin. Also, using this cleanser in conjunction w/ the Truth serum means that I don't need to use any chemical exfoliant....no more BHA. I'm not really sure why but who cares? I'm pretty pleased with this result. I also read in a recent magazine that this is Justin Timberlake's fave cleanser.....not sure why I'm including this fact but I thought it was amusing/interesting. I did install a pump since the bottle is a hard plastic that's not the easiest to squeeze. The pump works brilliantly....not sure why OH doesn't just sell it with one? It's a keeper and may be on its way to HG status. Will definitely repurchase.....I scored several bottles at $9 during the December specials on the OH website, so I'm set for awhile. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is nice, now. It seemed to take about two months for my skin to adapt to it and the only reason I stuck with it was because I was too skint to go any buy something else. I got a few spots and generally it didn't feel that great, plus using the cleanser wasn't that nice because the consistency was so thick and it takes a while to work out the best way of using it. Then one day my skin suddenly improved and now it feels really nice. So I might think about buying it again after all, not wanting to rock the boat now it is ok! I really didn't like the smell at first (it smells like Junior Calpol which I hate) but after two months I got used to that as well...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This cleanser cleanses well, smells great and doesn't dry my skin (even with my dry combo skin). The problem is I hate the texture. The gel is very thick and heavy. It doesn't dissolve with water as normal cleansers. The gel turns into some white gluey stuff on your face One more thing this gel doesn't work with clarisonic at all. The gel is too heavy and it sinks to the bottom of the bristles. It's a big bottle. I will finish it but won't buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like this cleaners. I use it in the morning or after the gym/both. Cleans well and doesnt strip. Its nice to use in morning to wake your skin up. I used a creamy cleanser at night to hydrate etc before bed though... Def recc this product and the size is huge.. lasts a long time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Not my HG product (but that doesn't exist anymore - Thanks Bliss :( But this is a pretty good cleanser. Smells great, foams up nicely and cleans ALL the makeup off my face, including Clinique Cityblock. I was having trouble finding a cleanser that would wash it off, and this does the trick. I've been using for just over two weeks now and no break outs, and does not make my face extra oily. I would buy again, unless Bliss brings back the Steep Clean Cleanser...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was somewhat disappointed in this product honestly. I had read so many good reviews about it, but then I went and bought it for myself. After a few days of use, I noticed a few small pimples forming. Although nothing major, I was hoping that it would make my skin clearer, which it did not do. However, it did seem to make my skin tone more even. I'm sure this cleanser works great for many people, but it just didn't do the job for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm new to this brand, but I am in love with this cleaner, not cheap, by any means, paid $24 for it, but I think it's definitely worth it. I get a glow from using this alone, I use it twice a day, as part of my skincare routine. I have combination skin, live in a very humid country, and have always been on the look out for the perfect cleanser, which wont strip my skin, leaving it feeling dry or causing breakouts. This cleanser smells nice and leaves my skin really radiant. I follow up using a non-alcohol toner by lancome, which just completes the routine. I love that it takes away all the makeup, even the eye makeup.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have mixed feelings about this product. It does a good job of removing stubborn eye makeup and lip gloss, but is difficult to rinse off. I recommend using a good toner with this cleanser.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this as a part of my OH regimen. It doesn't make me feel dry, stripped, or tight afterwards just nice, clean, and balanced. Even though I have blemished/oily skin I opted for this instead of the aloe vera cleanser which is for oily/blemished skin since the aloe cleanser has sulfate in it. I'm glad I picked this because my skin feels clean and nourished. It's a foaming gel cleanser, but the gel doesn't have the slippery feel like most gels, it feels like its clinging to your skin which I like much better. Works well with my clarisonic.
Still using this 2+ years later, still love everything about it. I've repurchased this again and again, one bottle lasts almost a year for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The product is excellent for acne prone skin oily skin and combination! i was using the aloe vera cleanser but made my skin very dry. This product is very good and my face is acne free and matte, i just love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Too strong. Made my skin dry.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This cleanser has a truly WONDERFUL fruity smell and when applying, my face felt fresh. Unfortunately I can only use this in the summer time, as it irritates my skin and makes it itch in the winter. My face definitely feels fresh after using, but only in summer time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
Horrible product. This irritated my skin really badly and caused dry patches and overall redness. YAK!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this cleanser after reading several glowing reviews. At 29, I was beyond frustrated that I still stuggle with acne. I've tried every "system" on the market. ProActiv, Murad, Philosophy, Boscia, Mario Badescu, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, MyChelle, etc etc. Some of them worked well on my acne but made my skin horribly dry and some of them didn't work at all. Buying this cleanser was the best thing I've done for my skin, as well as buying a Clarisonic, but that's another review.
I've been using this twice a day for about 2 or 3 weeks, and I have noticed a tremendous change in my skin. It's brighter and even toned, and have not had a single breakout since using this. My skin is soft and radiant. It is hard to tell, though if it is all due to this cleanser, or if it's also a result of using the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, which also contains Vitamin C. I bought that at the same time and have been using it twice a day as well. Personally, I don't care which product is doing more, since they play very nice together, and the proof is on my face. They are indeed my dream team, as it would appear.
This cleanser smells amazing, foams well with my Clarisonic and deeply cleans and removes all makeup. It is not overly drying for my combination skin. A tiny bit goes a long way in creating a rich foamy lather, so this bottle will last a long time. That makes it a good value. To me, to have skin this pretty is priceless.
UPDATE 03/30/10: Sadly, this has stopped working for me. It actually started to make my face really dry and thus it broke out more. So, I guess not the best thing for me. I'll still keep the bottle, as most of it is left, and it may be good in the summer time when my face tends to get a little more oily. Or maybe I'll give it to my roommate. Or use it as a lovely smelling soap free body wash. It's too bad, because I really did like this. Oh well!! I still think it's a great product!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ok - waited until I used this a couple of times before writing my review - I LOVE IT!! This actually got all my eye makeup off (including waterproof liner) as well as left my skin smooth and not all tight and dry. I have fine lines (some deeper) dry skin - and this cleanser is a dream!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Looove this stuff! It makes my face look so clean and clear.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this cleanser from the smell to the size of it. Perfect for mornings and is refreshing on the skin. Doesn't dry your skin out and is very gentle. Love that it is all natural and it gives you lots of foam with little work. I have been using this product (twice daily) for 4 months and I'm not even a 1/5 way through the bottle. It can easily last you a year, and that's amazing for an all natural cleanser for this price.