Ole Henriksen • Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was given a sample of this cleanser by a Sephora associated. I used it for about a week and it was very drying to my skin. The cleanser has a nice texture and it foams well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this cleanser a lot! I have tried a lot of different cheap and expensive facial cleansers but this is by far the best of my life and here's why:
I realized I have sensitive skin and CANNOT for the life of me use anything with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid for very long. I end up breaking out like crazy. I bought this because I thought it would be gentle but effective, and that's exactly what it does for me. It doesn't dry me out, it cleans my skin well, and it lasts for a LONG time.
I don't use a whole bottle cap, but instead I get like a quarter-sized amount on my fingertips and massage it into my skin. It does feel a little dry after I wash it off but I always use moisturizer. For what it's worth, it's an insignificant trade-off.
I recommend for anyone with sensitive and problematic area. Give it a try at least. I've already bought my second bottle this year and that's because I lost my first bottle of it. Otherwise, I would probably still be trying to finish the first one. It lasts a really long time so it's worth the price of $30.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have combination, acne prone skin, and at the time I was having problems with frequent breakouts. I decided to try this because it promised to clear up breakouts and keep oil under control without drying out my skin.
It is a light green gel cleanser that lathers up nicely and has n offensive smell. It leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I used it morning and night and it cleared up my breakouts within a month, although I noticed improvement in my blemishes and the texture of my skin shortly after I started using it. I never had problems with redness, dryness, irritation, etc.
I usually like to switch up my cleansers, and although I repurchased it, when I'm finished I'll probably try another cleanser.
It's a great cleanser, it's worth the price, and it does as it promises. I'll see if I can find something to top it, but that might be difficult. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I picked up a sample of this @ Sephora and used it for 3 days straight (am + pm) & followed up with the grease relief toner. My goal was to treat the active breakout on my cheeks + chin. This cleanser soothed and toned down the redness and sensitivity of my breakouts but it did not do much to reduce my acne. On the 4th night after seeing no results I used my bioderma cleanser for acne/oily skin and when I woke up all my blemishes were half as large as they were throughout the week. I'm glad I only picked up a sample... I wouldn't put $$ into this. I can't speak to a reduction in oil because I'm not to concerned about my oil I wanted it solely to target my acne. On the bright side this product is not drying at all and you get used to the weird smell.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
two month ago i stopped going on birthcontrol pillls to control my acne, and my skin has became mad. I had so much breakup around my jaw line that it's time for me to change my skincare regimen to control this externally. I came across this as a sample from sephora, tried it for two days and i saw improvement. So i immediately went to sephora and grabbed the wash and the toner in full size. And they have helped me alot in clearing my breakouts, i mean i still do have pimples but they are not as severe and seem to die off faster...and my jawline has improved alot from big bumps to small ones in smaller numbers. some people complain about drying of their skin, but i think it's das the way it is, and you can't have something to fight oiliness and bacterials that are also moisturizing. I just have to use stronger moisturizers afterward to balance it out. so far i'm quite happy with the result and will continue to use this. UPDATE: after finishing one bottle my face was covered with itchy painful bumps. I think it works well at the beginning because it was able to fight off the bacterias on my skin, however, after a while my skin got used to it and came back with stronger bacterias to fight the cleanser back....i'm not sure what i'm saying but think about how when you get sick the doctor will prescribe you antibiotics, but as you grow older you might need stronger ones to fight off the same illness coz the virus was able to immuned itself to the same medication over time....that's why we shouldn't take antibiotics for everything little thing which will become harmful to our body at the end..........therefore, instead of fighting the acne i took the opposite approch and switch to gentle products..........
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Still just getting starting with using this product, The girl at the store told me to try for atleast a month before I decided whether I liked it or not. She told me to make sure I used a toner after though or it would dry out my skin! So I stuck with my usually toner (Tea Tree Water from Lush) and my normal moisturizer. I have really seen a difference with this cleanser, my acne is not as bad and when I do get blemishes they clear up quicker.
I would definitely suggest using a good toner and moisturizer with this though.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Have used this for under a week, but I'm not sure how to use it.. Do I have to use the sponge, or just use it like a regular cleanser?
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I am undecided as to if I will repurchase or not. I got this with the oily/acne prone starter set. I does leave my skin feeling clean. Also, I use a facial pad (looks like a stiff loofa in the shape of a tear drop- from Sally's) with it, and it DOES foam for me. The first time I used it, was originally with my bare fingers and I didnt like the way it worked with just the fingers. I only need the tiniest bit of product on the facial sponge and it lathers totally thru, and I have enough to do my face really well along with my neck and chest. It even has enough left on there while Im rinsing.
I have noticed clearer skin, although I am using it in conjuction with the rest of the kit. I will update or re-review once this is done to let you know my total feelings on this set.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
All I can really say about this cleanser is WOW. My skin has never looked better without makeup. I even wrote a letter to the company, telling them how much I love it. I used to call Avene my holy grail line, but this one has taken its place.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Still unsure about this product. I got this in the Ole Starter kit, and have been using this cleanser in conjunction with the other products in the kit. While I love the Grease Relieft Toner, this cleanser seems to be a bit overdrying. My skin feels tight after using it-which I don't mind, if it will keep my skin clear...I'm just not sure that this is clearing my skin. I seem to have broken out all over my chin while using this. My sking could be purging, so I don't want to give up on this just yet. While my skin does feel clean after I've used this (I could also be getting the feeling 'clean' mixed up with the tightness that I feel), the toner always seems to pick up quite a bit after I've washed my face. I also prefer lathering cleansers, and being that this one does not lather, it has been an adjustment. Still on the fence about this one... will update when I've crossed over... or crossed back.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
cleared my face, but caused extreme irritation to my eyelids. i tried using less and less product just around my face, being careful to rinse my eyes thoroughly. but my eyelids were red, itchy, chapped and peeling! i couldn't even apply eyeshadow. good line, just not for my sensitive skin. keeping mask and toner unless irritating as well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I purchased this product because the sales girl said it is something she uses daily. that it cleans her face very well.. cleans the dirt out of her pores where she no longer needed a mask anymore yet gentle that she didnt have to cream her face after washing. well.. it was minty strong in that i felt very clean.. BUT dried out my face that i had to use a lot of cream after. i would never buy this again
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Other
It definitely calms down inflammation. I found it to be a great alternative to medicated cleansers for acne-prone skin, especially if you are already on drying prescription acne treatments. It doesn't foam (who needs foam anyways which si drying for the skin) but it leaves me feeling clean.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This left my face somewhat tight. It doesn't work well with the Clarisonic - doesn't lather up. I don't like the tight feeling.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I paid a lot of money for this cleanser(thing that I usually don't do with cleansers) hoping it's better than my MB cleanser. Actually, it was horrible. I didn't like it at all; it made my skin very dry and the foam was so chemical. Would not buy this one again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
It is a great face wash for the oily girls. I have noticed a change in my oil production and my pores have gotten smaller and my skin softer with a glow. on top of that it calms my skin down so that it is less red. In the morning i use it with my hands and at night i use it with a complexion scrub(i really recommend getting some). My skin has never looked so good. The only thing is it can be a little drying so you may want to follow with a little moisturizer.
I am really starting to love Ole
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I will keep this short and sweet. I have used many Ole products and been very happy. My mother in law who has a scalp so sensitive that it gets scabs uses his shampoo and conditioner. With that being said, this cleanser tore my face up. I'm a big ingredients reader and the only thing that jumped out as something being out of the ordinary and something I don't usually use in my skincare was the eucalyptus oil.
I am now peeling skin off in chunks out of my nostrils, off my nostrils, out of my eyebrows and off of my hairline. I have slight dermatitis under my eye as well. But thank goodness I use a separate eye makeup remover so I wasn't scrubbing my eyes with it or the situation would be worse than it already is.
I was going to swap it, but my husband has been so far using it without any problem so until he tells me his skin is getting irritated from it, it will stay in the shower for him to use alone.
I am not a "sensitive" skin type. I use AHA's, BHA's on a regular basis. I would NOT recommend this cleanser for anyone who is even remotely sensitive and if you've never routinely used eucalyptus oil before, sample this for at least a few days to make sure. I HAVE used eucalyptus oil before and never noticed a problem, but those were in masks that I never used very often (once every few months). The routine exposure to this ingredient is probably what did me in.
I have since discontinued using it. If I still however keep getting irritated, I will definately amend this review. But as for now, I am nearly 100 percent sure the eucalyptus oil is what has been giving my face a hard time this past week and a half.
UPDATE: I stopped using this cleanser and switched to another cleanser. I had to nurse my scabby, bloody face with neosporin for over a week until it all healed up. I did not have any reoccurance of irritation after quitting this cleanser. My husband is apparently fine with it so its staying in the shower for him to use up. I am convinced it was the eucalyptus oil as the Boscia Cleansing Oil itched my face when I tried it and it also has eucalyptus oil in it. So now I have to make sure nothing I'm going to be using for an extended period of time has it in there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a good cleanser especially if you want something to soothe the skin while still cleaning it.
Its downfall is that it is a bit expensive considering that there are better and similar products on the market. I would not rebuy for that reason only.
I think this cleanser would also be good for dry and normal skins as it does not dry the skin at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I think this is a pretty good cleanser that comes from a wonderful line. Having tried them all out, for me, I prefer the On-the-go formula (the orange one). This didn't seem to provide me the skin brightening I see after using that one. This cleanses well but is just a little heavy for my skin with the aloe vera. I think it's better suited for people with dryer skin that me actually. It didn't cause any bad reactions and it is a close second to my favorite.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I am not happy with it. It is rather drying but it cleans well. Want to try something else from Ole Henriksen and one of the main reason is that the bottles are so nice and colorful :)