I received the Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser, the Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub, and the Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator in previous GoodieBoxes, and I wanted to share my experience with using them for a month.
I have oily acne-prone skin, and the cleanser, moisturizer, and scrub are part of the Balance collection that is meant for oily skin. Before I share my experience with using these products, I want to share how I used them. For a reference, my previous skin care routine included using the Lush Herbalism Cleanser, the Lush Tea Tree Water Toner, the and Lush Enzymion Moisturizer in the morning and instead of the Herbalism Cleanser, I used the First Aid Beauty Cleanser in the evening. For my new skin care routine in the morning and evening after removing my makeup I used the Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser. I followed the directions by wetting my face with warm water, applying the cleanser in circular motions, and rinsing it off with lukewarm water. The cleanser lathered a bit, and it did leave my face feeling clean. After I used the cleanser, I followed with the Lush Tea Tree Toner since I did not have the Ole Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner. Then I applied the Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator. The hydrator was easy to apply, absorbed quickly, and it did make my face feel moisturized. Three times a week after using the cleanser, I used the Ole Henriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub. The scrub was really thick so it took some effort getting it out of the tube, but it was self-heating and warmed up briefly when I applied it to my wet skin. The scrub was also exfoliating without being too harsh on my face, and my skin felt like it got a deeper clean.After the first week of using these products, my skin looked the same and I did not notice any difference from my previous skin care routine. Around two weeks after staring this skin care routine I had a hormonal breakout and my skin looked worse than it has ever been in a long time, and I had lots of blemishes around my chin. I continued using the same four products because I hoped they would help clear up my skin, but after another week of having the same problem skin, I used the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and the Australian Bodycare Spot Stick. Finally after using the Drying Lotion and Spot Stick my skin was clearing up. After a month of using the cleanser, moisturizer, and scrub, I ran out of the moisturizer and went back to using the Lush Enzymion Moisturizer. After a month did I notice any changes in the oiliness of my skin? Not really because the products I was using in my previous skin care routine were already helping keep my face oil-free but also moisturized. The previous products also helped keep my hormonal breakouts in check, which the Ole Henriksen products failed to do.
Overall, I would say high-end skin care products are not worth it because I have used more affordable products that work better for my skin.
Have you used any high-end skin care products before? Did you find them better than more affordable products?