OLEHENRIKSEN Counter Balance™ Oil Control Hydrator
Which skin type is it good for?
What it is:
A lightweight, mattifying hydrator with potent active botanicals and powerful AHAs to reduce oil and minimize the appearance of pores, and improve the wear of foundation.
- Acne and blemishes
If you want to know more…
This innovative moisturizer is powered by Green Fusion Complex™, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals with natural antiseptic properties. Combined with neem seed oil and powerful AHAs, it helps keep pores clear and skin matte all day long while maintaining optimal hydration and a healthy balance. Developed as the product Ole Henriksen wishes he had during his own struggle with oily skin, this lightweight, mattifying hydrator gives oily and combination skin types essential moisture to look its healthy best.
This groundbreaking formula also significantly improves the wear of foundation for up to eight hours, making makeup meltdown a thing of the past. The complexion is soft, smooth, and refreshed with a healthy-looking, matte glow.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
Ole was inspired to dedicate his life to cosmetic chemistry after seeing his own oily problem skin transform with proper care. He created this mattifying hydrator to address the common fear that moisturizing already oily skin may cause additional breakouts. This hydrator features Ole Henriksen’s Green Fusion Complex™, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—including green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp), and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties to help absorb excess oil and refine pores.
This product is noncomedogenic.
In an independent, lab-verified study, it improved the wear of foundation for 8 hours.
In an independent consumer study on 37 women after 4 weeks:
- 100% said it hydrates skin
- 100% said it balances and refreshes skin
- 100% said it reduces oil
- 100% said it reduces shine
- 100% said it feels ultra-light
- 97% said it mattifies skin
- 92% said it minimizes the appearance of pores
- 97% said it gives skin a healthy matte glow
Green Fusion Complex™–this proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties helps absorb excess oil and refine pores
Neem seed oil–a legendary ingredient in Ayurveda
Rosehip fruit extract–helps reduce oil production and fights shine while minimizing the appearance of pores
Salicylic acid (BHA) + glycolic & lactic acids (AHAs)–help lift and loosen dead skin cells that clog pores
This product does not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alykyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 20, Linoleic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Methyl Gluceth-20, Caprylyl Glycol, Linolenic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Phytic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Saccarhide Isomerate, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oleanolic Acid, Limonene.see more...
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It contains AHAs so I make sure not to use this at the same time that I apply Vitamin C or other exfoliants. It also has a minty green tea smell that I really enjoy. If you are sensitive to scents, you may want to test with a sample first.
I highly recommend for anyone with oily skin to try this product as their base for makeup application.
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