The Daily Beauty: Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Soothing Creme Moisturiser

by Sasha Wilkins on August 15, 2012 · 8 comments

Ole Henrikson Nurture Me

I have, as I have often pointed out on here, tricky skin. I had eczema as a child, and as an adult that’s morphed into rosacea. I have to be really, really careful about what I put on my face but, given my job and access to beauty products, I’m not as careful as I should be. I try a new face cream every few days: if my skin likes it initially and I am not breaking out all over the place, then I use it for at least two weeks to see if it really has an effect.

Just before I left for Austria & the Mayr Clinic in May, I was packing at the last minute as per. I use Muji’s great mini squeezy bottles & plastic tubes so that I can take a wide range of products to try out whilst I am away and, as I was in a manic rush I simply grabbed the latest pot in the to try pile in my office and dolloped it into a Muji pot. That cream was Ole Henriksen’s Nurture Me.

I was absolutely blown away by it: it is, hands down, the best face cream I’ve used in maybe the past year. I loved it so much that when I got home I carried on using it, right down to the scrapings at the bottom of the pot. I’m now half way through pot two. It’s not cheap – I’ve seen it on sale from anywhere from £40-59 in the UK – but it’s probably one of the very, very few face creams I wouldn’t think twice about replacing. (It’s worth picking up if you are in the States – $40.)

My skin really does feel baby soft and it has a sort of soft focus glow; it’s been blemish free, with none of the awful tiny white bumps a non-sympathetic face cream brings me out in, and it does feel like my skin has been ‘cushioned’, as it promises.

The main ingredient in Nurture Me is a silicone oil:  Dimethicone also known as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), – a humectant that retains & absorbs water, so contributing to the plumped up feel this cream gives the skin. It also accounts for its glide-y (pro term there) texture. It also contains s bunch of ingredients that I like: Evening Primrose Oil to soften and moisturise, Rosa Mosquetta Oil from Rosehips to heal and fortify and Vitamins A, C and K that hope to provide anti-oxidents and regenerative action.

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me £41 in the UK/ or $40 in the US

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helen at thelovecatsINC August 15, 2012 at 20:12

such a great post, i will definitely look into this as i have very sensitive skin that is allergic to so many products. i currently use dr hauschka’s melissa day cream which is apparently designed for the same skin type and works quite well, but this one sounds even better.

thanks for the post!


LLG August 17, 2012 at 07:54

@helen at thelovecatsINC: Yes, I’ve hear good things about melissa day cream. I think it’s time for a test! LLGxx


Julie August 16, 2012 at 03:19

Hi – that looks like a great cream, I must look out for it. I had trouble in my thirties with my skin too, and tried all kinds of moisturisers. I found though that once I got my cleanser right, then I could use any cream. Now I stick with Dermalogica Gel cleanser and my skin is much better.

Love your blog.

Julie Q


LLG August 17, 2012 at 07:53

@Julie: Thanks Julie! I agree: it really does take trial & error to find the right products for tricky skin. LLGxx


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