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

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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!


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


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


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

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