Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser

Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser

4.0

87 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl, Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Calcium Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Borago Officinalis), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract (Citrus Grandis), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract (Orange Yu), Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract (Citrus Tangeria), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Larrea Divaricata Extract, Glycerin, PEG-8 Dimethicone, PEG-8 Ricinoleate, Citric Acid, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this cleanser. Face feels clean after I wash off the oil cleanser. Been using it for half a year and extremely happy with its ability to take off the oil cleanser and yet be gentle with your skin. Smells fantastic too! A bit on the pricier side though (purchased at Sephore Australia). Would repurchase.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

This was barely a cleanser. It made my skin feel filmy and didn't remove as much of my daily makeup and grime as I hoped. It was included in one of the value kits I purchased from Sephora, so I didn't buy it specifically, and I used it because it seemed like a waste to throw it away. It smells amazing, but that's pretty much its only attribute.


on 9/6/2016 4:17:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

On Sephora.com, the product description states, "This creamy, foaming, antioxidant-rich cleanser gently cleanses, nourishes, and hydrates. It deeply purifies and pampers skin, infusing delicate nourishment with African red tea, a youth-restoring antioxidant to strengthen skin, vitamin C to brighten and firm, and borage seed oil to soothe and nourish. Bright and energizing citrus extracts of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine purify and intoxicate the skin senses."

My personal belief is that very few cleansers do everything they promise -- as the name would suggest, I think most of them just clean, and some better than others (there are the unfortunate ones that make me break out). As such, I wasn't surprised in the least that this particular cleanser didn't noticeably "nourish," "hydrate," "strengthen," "brighten and firm" or "soothe and nourish." It did clean, but no better than a much cheaper one from Target or Boots, hence the three stars. One pump was fine for the morning, and I usually went for two in the evening. I do double cleanse, though, so your mileage might vary in terms of how thoroughly it removes your makeup.

I think $30 for this cleanser is extremely overpriced, but I used a 1.5 oz bottle that came in a Sephora 500 point reward. Using it twice a day, it lasted me roughly 5 - 6 weeks. I wouldn't buy it again, but it was fine to use while traveling.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Love this cleanser! It lasts forever since it pumps up so fluffy and foamy. It is gentle and pleasant smelling. It effectively removes makeup without stripping the skin. I keep it in the shower. I have slightly dry skin and it does not dry me out. Nice cleanser!

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on 2/4/2017 5:55:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

Smells nice, nothing special imo. Didn't break me out or dry out my skin but not strong enough to remove my sunscreen so I could only use this as a morning cleanser. Would not repurchase.


on 9/26/2016 7:09:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is one of my favorite cleansers. While this really does the trick without drying out the skin...it is the smell that puts this near the top of my list. I have found that with OLE HENRIKSEN in general, the products are as much about the "experience" of using them, as they are about doing their work.

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on 8/24/2016 6:39:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I like this in summer, it's leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped dry. I would prefer the foam itself to feel a bit thicker with more substance. In winter I prefer creamier cleansers.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Run of the mill cleanser. I wish it cleansed better. I have sensitive skin, but it didn't dry me out or break me out. Would not buy again.


on 6/10/2016 11:46:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like this face wash. The pump/bottle isn't the best, but most foaming-type cleansers come in this style of bottle and they all come across the same issues of getting a little clogged.

I buy the sample/travel size bottles of this since water tends to get into them in my shower I don't wanna ruin an entire big bottle...plus the small ones last forever anyway.

I find this cleanser to be effective and gentle at the same time and doesn't strip my skin. I use it at night in the shower and it's gentle enough that I can put it directly on my eyes (with them closed) to dissolve my eye makeup (which it does an amazing job of).

It smells nice and has great ingredients (not on your skin long enough to make a difference, but still nice to know there are wholesome ingredients in it).

I will continue to repurchase. Other foaming cleansers (including Neutrogena) have broken me out...not this one.


on 3/5/2016 10:08:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product was so-so for me. It felt like the run of the mill cleanser. My skin didn't feel particularly "clean" after using this product. It actually felt like there was still a little but of residue? Or some sort of film on my skin after I was done. I usually like my skin feeling squeaky clean after I wash it...this didn't do that. The smell is a little weird, but it didn't bother me too much. I did use this product with a face brush at night and without during the morning. It's probably in my head, but it also felt like I broke out a little more than usual using this product. I wouldn't buy this product again just because I felt like it didn't really do too much for me.

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