Every now and then, my skin goes a little crazy. And by crazy, I mean it can’t quite make up its mind on whether to break out, flake off, or just turn red and dull. Usually, it does all three, and it can be nightmarish to deal with. Luckily, I received some products lately that have helped immensely with my issues.
I’ve never actually used any Ole Henriksen products before, although I’ve always been curious whenever I see the bright bottles lined up in Sephora. I have really sensitive skin that can run a bit dry and I’m allergic to a lot of things, so I’m usually apprehensive about changing any of my skincare routine up.
I first tried out the Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser, which became a new favorite right off the bat. The scent is heavenly- a very light, crisp eucalyptus with hints of peppermint, and it’s not too harsh on my skin. It lathered nicely, cleansed my skin without drying it out, and even made my face tingle without burning. I was honestly shocked to not be allergic to this stuff and really loved how it made my skin feel. A definite 5 out of 5 in my books.
Next, I tried out the Balancing Force Oil Control Toner. Again, I was pleasantly surprised with the light scent (this one smelled less strong than the cleanser, but was overall very fresh). I could feel my pores closing and again, was shocked that it didn’t burn my skin. It tightened things up, but also didn’t irritate or burn my skin. Once again, I’d give it a 5 out of 5.
Finally, I tried the Counterbalance Mattifying Moisture Creme. I had high hopes for this product, particularly with my dry skin, and initially, it didn’t cause me any issues. The scent was even lighter than the two before, if not a little fruity, and I could definitely see a distinct mattifying effect. However, after an hour or two, my skin broke out along my forehead and I think this was due to the creme. Since its claim is to absorb oil while still keeping the skin matte, I think I don’t have the right pH levels for this to be ideal for me. Again, my skin runs very dry and sensitive, and this product is specifically geared towards oily/combination skin, so I can’t be too upset. I’d give it a 3 out of 5.
Overall, my experience with Ole Henriksen products was good. I still use the cleanser and the toner and am totally in love with the smell, but I hold off on using the moisture creme to avoid any breakouts. I’d rate the products a solid 4 out of 5 and will definitely be trying them again, although I’ll probably try their line for dry and sensitive skin next.
*Disclaimer* I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. However, all opinions shared are my own.