I love cleansing oils! I’ve been a long time devotee, so I’ve been thrilled to see them gaining popularity recently. Anything that “melts” or “dissolves” just beckons to me. Nothing removes makeup better and doesn’t over-dry, even when following with a second cleanser, so I had to try Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser. It’s not a typical cleansing oil, which made me even more intrigued.
I’ll tell you, from the first time I used it, I realized I should have stuck with my old faithful oil. This product is awful! I’m surprised it has a four star review on Sephora.com. It’s the consistency of hair gel, and leaves a waxy film on my face, even after rinsing. You definitely can’t just rinse it; you have to cleanse with a washcloth, toner or second cleanser. It also doesn’t remove all my makeup. I am left with black smudges under my eyes. I’m very disappointed, but I’ll be sticking with my beloved cleansing oil. I probably won’t even finish a jar of this stuff.