Ole Henriksen ‘The Clean Truth’ Foaming Cleanser | Review

Hi everyone, how are you all? I hope the storm hasn’t been too bad where you are! Today I am going to be talking about the Ole Henriksen ‘The Clean Truth’ Foaming Cleanser. I have been using this one for weeks now, & mentioned that I would share my full opinion on this one in my fairly recent haul post so I’m ready to share a review on it! If you’re interested in finding out a little bit more, and hearing my opinions, then just keep reading.

This foaming cleanser by Ole Henriksen will cost you $30 (about £23) – an average price for a high end cleanser. For this you get 7oz of product, which is almost 200ml.

Ole Henriksen describe this as a thick, foaming cleanser that creates a rich lather to gently remove makeup, oil and impurities. They say that this cleanser won’t strip the skin of essential moisture. The formula is rich in anti-oxidants and contains African red tea extract and Vitamin C; resulting in soft, supple, healthy & bright skin.

Ole Henriksen put this cleanser to the test and out of 39 women (who used this for 1 week) 100% said this deeply cleansed pores, 100% said this cleanses without stripping the skin of moisture, 100% said this leaves the skin feeling smooth, 97% said this leaves skin clean & bright, 97% said this revives the skin and 94% said this brightens dull skin.
Of course, testing a product for 1 week is often not enough time to give a full judgement, but it is nice to know that these woman seemed impressed by the cleanser!

Ole Henriksen is a cruelty free brand, and this product is also vegan! It doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates or phthalates.

For a while I had been intrigued by Ole Henriksen as a brand – their packaging is eye catching, they seem to use some amazing ingredients and as someone always trying to achieve dewy, fresh and hydrated skin, the brands iconic claim that these products can give you the ‘OleGlow’ sounds very tempting!
I have been testing this foaming cleanser for a number of weeks now, and I still feel ever so slightly on the fence. Don’t get me wrong – this is definitely a nice cleanser which is effective at cleaning the skin. I agree with the claim this provides a thick luxurious lather that removes makeup and dirt well, leaving you with a fresh and clean face. My skin is somewhat soft after using this one too.

However, I have used cleansers which do a better job in my opinion – I don’t think this foaming cleanser strips the skin, but it doesn’t feel hydrated at all either – it feels slightly dry but not tight like some cleansers can make the skin feel. I think if you have super dry skin you may not like this. I think with continued use this isn’t ideal for my normal to dry skin.
I also don’t see much of a brightening affect considering that this is contains vitamin C. The Soap & Glory vitamin C facial wash was more brightening in my opinion and costs less than this. I was disappointed by this as that ingredient is a key reason I chose this cleanser.

This doesn’t mean I dislike the cleanser – it does the job well and I can add ‘skin benefit ingredients’ by using my other products such as serums and moisturisers. It cleans my skin and leaves me feeling fresh which is good enough… I just want more for the price!
If you have oilier skin than me then you might like this more than me as it does certainly cleanse the skin nicely.
I will use this one up, and I am still intrigued by Ole Henriksen, but for cleanser I will be going back to my Liz Earle cleanse & Polish.

Have you tried this foaming cleanser? Or anything else by Ole Henriksen? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for reading,

Jazmin xx


  1. February 19, 2020 / 12:20 pm

    Oh yeah it doesn’t sound impressive, I’ll have to check the Liz Earle one then

    • February 19, 2020 / 7:26 pm

      It is decent but the Liz Earle one is my fave! X

  2. February 20, 2020 / 7:01 pm

    I actually don’t like foaming cleansers that much. I’m currently using foaming cleanser in my skin care routine and can’t wait to use it up,so I can move on to gel face wash, those are my favorites definitely. This one seems nice, but it’s probably not for me. The way you described this one is literally my opinion on foam cleansers, I don’t mind them, but there is definitely ones I prefer hah. Lovely review. xx

    • February 23, 2020 / 2:00 pm

      I know what you mean – I used to have a foam cleanser that I adored, but since then I’ve never loved one the same and tend to prefer gel or cream x

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