3 Products to Help You Glow Up This Summer

3 Products to Help You Glow Up This Summer

As the summer approaches, your glow up must be past exuberant. It can be tough to get that perfect look without looking greasy. So makeup may not be the solution once July and June hit. In my opinion, in order to get that perfect glow, your natural skin care routine has to be perfect!

Thanks to Influenster, I was given a complimentary Ole Henriksen’s balanced collection skin care oil control line to review. They went all out with this line. This set not only promotes your glow BUT also controls oil.

How can you not have this product line in your life!? Personally, I struggle with oily skin, and my skin is always ready to fry something. Since I’ve found this line, my skin looks refreshed and the sun naturally bounces off of my face!

Let’s take a look at what Ole Henriksen’s set provides:

  • Find Your Balance- Oil Control Cleanser
  • Balancing Force- Oil Control Toner
  • Counter Balance- Oil Control Hydrator

Now let us take a gander at what these bad boys are supposed to do.

Find Your Balance – Oil Control Cleanser

Ole Henriksen - Find Your Balance - Oil Control Cleanser

Claims

Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser reduces excess oil and deeply cleanses pores. Formulated with Green Fusion Complex™, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties, and neem seed oil, its deep cleansing action helps unclog and purify pores without stripping skin, while the invigorating eucalyptus-peppermint scent awakens the senses. Powerful glycolic and lactic acids help loosen and lift dead skin cells that can cause pore-clogging build-up. Instantly, the complexion is refreshed and balanced with a healthy-looking Ole Glow™!

  • Deeply cleanses
  • Reduces oil
  • Purifies pores
  • Noncomedogenic

What I think:

I can’t stress this enough but my skin is oily! This cleanser for me serves as both a cleanser and makeup remover. It leaves your pores tighten and feels minty fresh. It has a strong scent, close to eucalyptus but it smells refreshing if you like the eucalyptus minty scent. I use this in the morning and night with my Vanity Planet spin brush. It gets deep into my pores. I did find that upon rinsing my skin, it felt too tight at times and a little drying but I get that mostly in the morning if I scrub too hard.


Balancing Force -Oil Control Toner

Ole Henriksen - Balancing Force - Oil Control Toner

Claims: 

Controls oil, helps minimize the appearance of pores and freshens skin

This concentrated facial astringent effectively removes excess oil and refines pores—without stripping skin. It’s formulated with Green Fusion Complex™, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties. With a powerful blend of both BHA and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)—salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids—and neem seed oil, its gentle clarifying action helps unclog, purify and minimize the appearance of pores. This refreshing toner features an energizing eucalyptus-peppermint scent. Instantly, the complexion is fresh and invigorated with a matte, healthy-looking Ole Glow™.

  • Controls oil
  • Helps minimize the appearance of pores
  • Freshens skin
  • Noncomedogenic


What I think:

This toner is the holy grail of holy grails! If you don’t buy anything else from this set, you have to buy this! Using this every dayhas really helped my pores close and I think it’s the star player for oil control. I think this toner has to be on everyone’s bathroom counter! The fact that it contains salicylic acid makes this even better because it helps to smooth my acne. Gets no better than this!


Counter Balance – Oil Control Hydrator

Ole Henriksen - Counter Balance - Oil Control Hydrator

 

Claims: 

Hydrates, controls oil, mattifies and reduces the appearance of pores

Finally, oily skin meets its matte. Developed as the product Ole wishes he had during his own struggle with oily skin, this lightweight, mattifying hydrator gives oily and combination skin types the essential moisture they crave. Oily skin needs hydration, too, to look its healthy best.

This innovative moisturizer is powered by Green Fusion Complex™, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties. Combined with neem seed oil and powerful alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), it helps keep pores clear and skin matte all day long while maintaining optimal hydration and a healthy balance.

This groundbreaking formula also significantly improves the wear of foundation for up to 8 hours, making makeup meltdown a thing of the past. The complexion is soft, smooth and refreshed with a healthy-looking, matte Ole Glow™!

  • Hydrates
  • Controls oil
  • Mattifies
  • Reduces the appearance of pores
  • Noncomedogenic

In an independent, lab-verified study, Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator improved the wear of foundation for 8 hours.

What I think:

Ok this is the star of the show when it comes to your glow up ladies! This has to be one of the lightest, most moisturizing sets I have ever used when it comes to hydrating the skin. For most it mattifies the skin then the glow comes through. But for me it automatically had my skin glowing! It, unfortunately, doesn’t help my foundation wear, but that’s my only qualm. If I really needed something to have my foundation last it would be a bomb primer.

I have been using this for about a month and half now and I truly can say this system is a keeper for my glowing days in the summer. It is totally worth the price and with twice a day use it can really last you about three months. You can find these bad boys at Sephora or even the Ole Henriksen’s website. Trust me, it is worth the investment and I even have some of my own family members using it.

What skin care routine do you use for your glow up? Let us know in the comments section below!

Felicia Wiggins
Felicia Wiggins

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Cia E. also knowns as Felicia Wiggins, is a clinician by day and crazy dope content creator by night…depending on where you are in the world! Cia E. has written many informative articles and has held numerous events in order to spread the gospel of natural hair and the community it fosters. When Cia E. is not writing or saving lives you can find her dancing her life away. If this blurb wasn’t enough be sure to stay updated with her life endeavors on her Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or blog!

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