One of the perks of where I work, is that I sit next to the in-house dermatological pharmacist for Look Fantastic – Hira. Not only does this give me the opportunity to ask her about any dodgy moles (don’t ever tell me I don’t know how to make a great first impression!) but it also gives me the chance to discover some pretty awesome skincare brands. Now and again she’ll get some cute little pots of joy through the post to try out, and Ole Henriksen was the brand to land on our desks a few weeks ago.
I’ve never tried anything from Ole Henriksen before, but have seen them doing the rounds on the blogosphre for a few months. Their clean packaging and straight to the point branding does appeal to me, so I was quite excited to give these three products a whirl! They are only sample size, but ample size to fathom a good idea of what each thing does.
Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel:
This is a one-step express facial peel, which contains lactic, glycolic and fruit acids. These all work to resurface your skin, whilst the algae extract soothes your skin and the licorice extract brightens your complexion. As soon as you pop this on your face you can feel it tingling. There’s nothing I like more than feeling a product working (although others will dispute that if something is ‘working’ you shouldn’t feel a sensation like this)! A little goes a long way and I’ve used this about 5 times and the post isn’t even half empty yet! You simply leave it on for around ten minutes and then wash off. Your face feels so smooth after use and it somehow does the job to calm down any red spots, which I was surprised about considering the initial sensation on my skin.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster:
Packed with Vitamin C, this gel like serum smooths lines and wrinkles as well as preventing further damage. On this bottle it does say to use in the morning, but I did find it made my make up go a little weird after a few hours. However, used as night under your regular moisturiser, you wake up with a lovely plump feeling alongside a supple to the touch complexion. If you have irritated skin the soothing properties of Vitamin C and Vitamin E in the formula will work wonders to help calm it all down.
Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel:
My absolute favourite product out of them all, this cooling eye gel instantly makes you feel like your wrinkles are being sucked away in to the land of crows feet. It’s a lovely, refreshing cucumber scented gel which is a satisfyingly thick consistency, but absorbs in to your skin effortlessly. It also has some impressive claims such as ‘100% of participants saw a 133% improvement in hydration after 4 weeks of use’ – and you can’t say fairer than that! Hyaluronic Acid helps to retain moisture whilst red micro algae instantly lifts and tightens the eye area, without being harsh or irritating.
-You can find Ole Henriksen Skincare online at Look Fantastic here–