My preferred method of cleansing is using a cleansing oil or balm but I was recently sent Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser to try & I wanted to share my thoughts.
The Empower range is a relatively new addition to the L.A. based facialist's line of products & is specifically aimed at those experiencing the first signs of ageing, which appeals to me as I fall within that demographic.
Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser contains antioxidant-rich ingredients including Arctic Cloudberry, along with Nordic Cotton Extract to prevent dehydration & restore suppleness, and exfoliating Willowbark. I like the nod to the facialist's Scandinavian heritage through the inclusion of these ingredients.
I've previously mentioned that I like the unapologetic way in which Ole Henriksen uses bright, bold colours in their packaging & the Empower range, which features bright pink, is no exception. Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser is presented in a plastic bottle in an outer box and I appreciated that this features a "use by" date. I noted that there's a rather long ingredients list so this is unlikely to appeal to those who prefer simple & natural products.
The directions were clear & easy to follow. I appreciated the functionality of the pump dispenser and what's more, I liked that the transparent packaging enabled me to see how much product was remaining.
Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser is a lightweight milk with a pleasant, fresh scent. I was able to work the cleanser into a soft & creamy, light lather. It was easy to rinse away.
Disappointingly, Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser can't be used around the delicate eye area and as such, a separate eye makeup remover is necessary. Personally, I prefer the convenience of an all-in-one product such as my cleansing oils.
Following use, my skin was left feeling squeaky clean and whilst some people may find this satisfying, I felt as though my skin had been stripped & that it was desperate for the oils & hydration to be replenished. For this reason, I'd be unlikely to repurchase.
Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser cost £20 for 190ml.