Thursday, 23 May 2013

What's In My Handbag Discovery Kits: The Best Of Ole Henriksen

I love trying out new products, so the idea of WIMH discovery kits is right up my street.
If you haven't heard about yet , you should definitely check out their website. WIMH is a members only beauty website, offering free samples, reasonably priced discovery collections and a lot of interesting beauty content. You can open an account free of charge, start building your beauty profile, add the contents of your handbag and create your own online beauty cabinet. My favourite part is having a peek inside everybody's handbags :)

I was kindly sent The Best Of Ole Henriksen Kit* (£19.50) and I have been using the products every now and then (not religiously) for the past three weeks.

I am not a fan of wipes, but.... I use them occasionally, when I accidentally fall asleep on the sofa and have to remove my makeup half asleep before climbing upstairs and finishing my routine as quickly as I can.  The Truth To Go Wipes smell incredible, with a delicate citrus and vanilla scent. They are very gentle and remove most of my makeup easily (even waterproof mascara). I am really impressed and I already repurchased them from feelunique.  Expensive, but worth every penny! 

PS. If you  use wipes to take off your makeup regularly, make sure to follow with a normal cleanser as well. It is very important! 

Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser* (60ml)

When it comes to foaming cleansers, I always check if they contains SLS before I try them. I am happy to report that the African Red Tea Cleanser is SLS free. 

I stopped using foaming cleansers over a year ago, but  this one is rally lovely and I like a bit of foaming action sometimes. 
It is enriched with anti-aging botanical extracts, including African Red Tea and Vitamin C. It doesn't irritate my skin and removes light makeup. It is suitable for sensitive skin and smells fresh and citrusy. 

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster* (15 ml)

I am a sucker for serums! They always make my skin feel amazing. The Truth Serum Collagen Booster is my favourite product from the kit and it is full of powerful ingredients. It contains Vitamin C to smooth out lines and wrinkles and antioxidants to fight off environmental aggressors. It is very hydrating and has a lovely, fresh aroma! The consistency is very silky and takes a little bit longer to absorb than my lighter serums, but I don't mind that. I just wait for it to absorb fully and follow with a moisturiser. I noticed that since I started using it, my complexion looks brighter and has a healthy glow, even without any makeup on . 

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel* (7ml)

This soothing and firming eye gel with calendula and cucumber is perfect for tired eyes. I love gel formulas, because of their lovely cooling effect. I have been using the tiniest amount of this product (as well as an anti-dark circle serum) after removing my makeup at night. It provides deep hydration to my under eye area and helps to sooth any irritation. My eyes are very sensitive and get irritated easily, so I have been loving this product.

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation* (15ml)

Sheer transformation is a light, oil-free  face cream and it is a great choice for dry skin. 
It is super hydrating and helps fade discoloration.  I used up the sample in just a week, because my skin needs a lot of moisture when I spend more time in the sun (Yes, we had some sunshine in Scotland). 
The formula is very nourishing and suitable for all skin types. It contains Vitamin C to stimulate collagen production, fruit and beta hydroxy acids to to smooth lines, vitamin E to heal and nourish and other skin friendly  ingredients to sooth, brighten, balance and purify.

Overall, I really enjoyed using Ole Henriksen products, especially the  Truth Serum Collagen Booster and Truth To Go Wipes. The kit is an absolute bargain (worth over £50) and a great way to discover new, high end products.

If you decide to sign up to WIMH and order one of their discovery kits, you can use a 20% discount code (PEARL20) valid until 31st of May on all orders over £10. 

 *PR samples

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  1. My mom started using this too and she loves it! I think I may give it a try after reading this review :)

  2. I've been wanting to buy this kit for ages - I have got the 3 Little Wonders Mini a few times and it's fab, so wanted to try more stuff! Used your discount code to get it, thanks so much for giving me the excuse ;')! xx

  3. I've been wanting to buy this kit for ages - I have got the 3 Little Wonders Mini a few times and it's fab, so wanted to try more stuff! Used your discount code to get it, thanks so much for giving me the excuse ;')! xx

  4. I've been wanting to try this set for ages, I've got the 3 Little Wonders Mini which has the night gel too! So thanks for the discount code, gave me an excuse to buy it ;D xx

  5. Hello Sandra, thanks for sharing this review and made me discover WIMH :)
    This kit sounds like a very nice one and worth to try, especially considering the price!

    If you are interested in more reviews about natural beauty products, pass by my blog..I have just started and would be nice to know what people thinks of it :)

    Ila x


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