Today I am doing a review on my very first VoxBox – the Ole Henriksen Oil Control skincare line. This line includes a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. These products were sent to me by Influenster and I am so grateful to be given this opportunity to try these products for free. I received these products over a month ago and it came at the perfect time. I had just finished my K-Beauty foaming cleanser. I will also be taking more of a scientific approach to this review. I think it’s really important to take a closer look at the ingredients in skincare products because harmful ingredients that can cause sensitivity can ultimately damage your skin and ruin your makeup game.
The key ingredients of this cleanser includes a Green Fusion Complex (which contains green tea, eucalyptus, algae and Irish Moss extracts), neem seed oil and glycolic and lactic acids.
Some of these ingredients can cause sensitivity but it didn’t make me break out, make my face red or feel tight after washing. Overall, I am really enjoying this cleanser. It has a nice refreshing eucalyptus-peppermint scent that isn’t overpowering. The only thing that I wish this cleanser could also do is remove makeup. So a huge heads up to anyone who wants to try this product – remove all of your makeup before using. Other than that, I have no complaints.
I’m not a huge fan of using a toner in my skincare routine, especially the ones that need a cotton round for application. I’m too lazy to use a toner with a cotton round, lol. It feels like an extra step that I can’t be bothered with. So if I do use a toner, I prefer to use one that has a spray nozzle. If not, then I would rather buy an all-in-one product that can remove makeup, cleanse and tone my skin.
This toner contains all the same key ingredients that the cleanser has, plus salicylic acid. Salicylic acid, also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is an exfoliant that functions similarly to AHA. It removes dead skin cells that could be clogging pores and making your skin look dull.
Other ingredients in this product include Polysorbate 20 and Witch Hazel.
In general, toners are essential for those with oily skin because it helps remove excess oils, tightens pores, and balances the pH. This toner didn’t break me out, but it does contain Witch Hazel, which is an ingredient that I want to avoid in my skincare products. That’s why I stopped using the Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Cleanser and the Mario Badescu Rose Water. I used to love those products but because of the Witch Hazel, I don’t use them anymore. After I’m done with this product, I will definitely switch over to a toner that does not contain Witch Hazel.
Again, this product contains the same key ingredients as the cleanser. It does also contains Rosehip fruit extract, Butylene glycol and Dimethicone.
Overall, I really like this moisturizer. It’s very lightweight and a little bit goes a long way. I only use one pump of product for each application. Some people don’t like using products that contain silicone as an ingredient, so watch out if that’s you, but please be aware – there’s a common misconception that silicone clogs pores, causes acne breakouts, and prevents your skin from being able to breathe, but it actually doesn’t. Silicone molecules are too big to penetrate your pores, so it can’t clog pores or trap dirt and oils in your pores.
As a whole, I think this skincare line did a great job at reducing oilyness and shine on my face. It didn’t mattify or dry out my skin, but instead it looks much healthier. There’s only a few things that I would nitpick at (cleanser does not remove makeup and toner contains Witch Hazel) but I would still recommend people with oily/combination skin to try these products out.
I think sharing skin and product info like this would be really helpful for others who have your skin type and similar issues. I hope this review was informative and helpful. Have a wonderful day and I’ll talk to y’all later~~~
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***Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review but all opinions are my own.
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