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