Smooth Skin: Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub

Recently I’ve been using the Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub to keep my face nice and smooth.  I received this as a Christmas gift from one of my best friends (thanks, Alex!), and it is the first product I’ve ever tried from the Ole Henriksen brand.

IMG_9535w

Described as a “brightening foam exfoliant” suitable for all skin types, this scrub has a really nice nutty scent to it, and is sulfate and paraben free.

IMG_9566w

This scrub is definitely more gritty than I usually go for, but it doesn’t irritate my skin at all!  I use it about once a week, follow up with a good moisturizer and my face is left feeling super smooth and fresh.  I also like that it foams a little bit as I work it into my skin because it helps spread the product more gently, and everything washes off more easily.

IMG_9634

Overall, this product is great at exfoliating.  If you don’t mind scrubs with a dense consistency, I would definitely recommend it!

The Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub retails for $24 and can be purchased through Sephora.

What is you favorite exfoliant of the moment?

signatureaugust2013

  • Sandra

    It looks really good and quite similar to my DIY scrub. I usually just mix some freshly finely ground almonds and put it some olive oil, honey and sometimes also a few drops of lemon juice. The mixture works perfect for removing my dry patches without irritating my skin.

    Sandra – The Puzzle of Sandra’s Life

  • Deena Imamura

    I love the Ole Henriksen line! Haven’t tried this one yet though; can’t wait to!

  • CupofSusan

    I absolutely love trying new skincare products and Ole Henriksen is on my list of brands to try.

    I want to recommend you REN Skincare – one of the skincare brands that is doing some good for your skin in a natural way! I recently got their jojoba micro bead purifying facial polish and it’s a great gentle exfoliant for the skin!

    Great review, love your new blog!

    Susan | SusanLoves…

    • Allison Anderson

      I keep hearing great things about REN Skincare, I’ll have to try them out :) thanks!

  • http://www.beautybabbles.com/ Kate

    This looks lovely! I mainly use a chemical exfoliator but sometimes I love to use a manual one to help with that froggy feeling skin!

    Kate xo | http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • http://amiciarai.com/ Amicia Rai

    I haven’t tried any product from this line yet, but this looks very promising!
    Thanks for the lovely review! 😀

  • http://northernbeauty85.blogspot.ca/ Jenna Doeleman

    Sounds good, I have dry skin and like to use a grittier exfoliate once a week and gentle ones every other day. Looks like you get a but for the price too, which is always so hard with great skin care.

  • Jill

    I love Lush’s Ocean Salt as an exfoliate for my skin. I know it’s harsh for some people but I think it does a great job at getting my face so smooth!

    • Allison Anderson

      Ocean Salt is one of my favorites, especially for using on my body! Love the smell! :)

  • Selena

    Love this scrub! It’s my favoite and a close second is a scrub by Alba. This scrub leaves my face feeling so soft and smooth, but feels gentle on my skin. That’s what I like about all of his products that I’ve tried. They are very effective, but gentle on the skin. I also love the truth serum and the african red tea cleaser :).

  • Rachel

    For a gentle exfoliation I quite like the Elemis Gentle Rose one :)

    TwentysomethingBeauty.com

    xx

  • http://www.mascarawarrior.blogspot.com/ mascarawarriorblog

    I haven’t been really into exfoliating scrubs recently… I’m all about that chemical exfoliation. Since I found out that it was possible for scrub particles such as crushed walnut hulls pieces could irritate the skin with their jagged, irregular edges, I became too paranoid and switched to scrubs with particles that dissolve as you massage them in, like a sugar or salt scrub.

    However, I have the Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner and I’m absolutely in love with it. I use it twice a day and it’s great, gentle chemical exfoliant. It’s really helped fade my hyperpigmentation, even out my skin tone, and smooth my skin! I highly recommend it, since it’s so widely available in drugstores and isn’t that big of an investment. I’m almost done with my first bottle, but I know for a fact that I will be repurchasing it!

  • Abby Evans

    I was expecting this to look really chunky, but the texture looks really nice! Not at all like I would have expected.

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.balmainbeauty.com/ Karen

    My favourite is the Deep Cleaning Scrub from Neutrogena but I’d love to try something like Ole Henriksen or by Michael Todd in the near future.

  • taravat76

    I love the exfolikate by kate sommerville, because it feels tingly like you are getting equally great physical and chemical exfoliation. I bought the $20 (it’s a baby! 0.5 oz!!) size during Sephora VIB. You need such a small amount, and its one of the products I use only on special occasion when I really want my skin to look amazing or just give myself a great treatment. I will repurchase, unless someone can recommend a similar and less expensive product. :)