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Have oily skin? We’ve rounded up the best skincare routine for all your shine-fighting, pore-purifying needs.


We know these things to be true: Sleep is everything, and everyone wants “I had a green smoothie for breakfast instead of leftover pizza” radiant skin. For those of us with oily skin, walking that fine line between greasy and glowy can be especially challenging. Or, it used to be. Enter the Balance collection.
As someone who struggled with oily skin in his youth, Ole Henriksen made it his mission to create the products he wished he had—formulas that deliver mattifying oil control, reduce the look of pores and purify without stripping skin. With our Green Fusion Complex™ (green tea, eucalyptus, algae and Irish moss extracts), neem seed oil and AHAs, these shine-fighting superheroes make up the Balance collection.


Ready to meet your new daily skincare routine for oily skin? Let’s get into it.



Clean skin begins with clear pores


Find Your Balance™ Oil Control Cleanser helps unclog and purify pores, while the invigorating eucalyptus-peppermint scent awakens the senses. This face cleanser also helps loosen and lift dead skin cells that can cause pore-clogging build-up.




Swipe away your shine


Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner removes excess oil and helps unclog, purify and minimize the appearance of pores. This refreshing face toner also features an energizing eucalyptus-peppermint scent for an instant pick-me-up.




Oily skin meets its matte


If you have oily skin, meet our best moisturizer for makeup. All skin types—including oily skin—need moisture to function properly, and Counter Balance™ Oil Control Hydratordelivers just the right amount to keep skin matte with a healthy-looking glow. Best of all, this face moisturizer was clinically tested to improve the wear of foundation for up to 8 hours.*

*Results based on an independent, clinical study on 37 women using Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator Way to read the fine print! 


If you want all three of these products together, good news! You can get ‘em in the Balance It All™ set, which comes in both full-size and travel-size to take your skincare for oily skin wherever you go.




We can get behind this kind of hot and cold


In Ole’s native Scandinavia, saunas are a place of both physical and mental relaxation, believed to improve circulation and detoxify. A cycle begins with a hot sauna session, followed by a plunge into a nearby lake, sea or swimming pool to cool down. Pore-Balance™ Facial Sauna Scrub is inspired by that sauna cycle. With Icelandic volcanic sand, this facial exfoliator warms on contact, then cools as you massage away dirt, oil and any rough skin. If you’re wondering, “how often should I exfoliate my face?” we recommend 2-3 times per week.




Wanna detox and chill? #TakeThePlunge


Speaking of the Scandinavian sauna cycle, Cold Plunge™ Pore Mask covers, as you would imagine, the cold plunge step. This cooling clay mask, with snow lotus and alpine willowherb extracts, provides mattifying oil control for up to 8 hours, detoxifies and reduces the look of pores. Plus, the exhilarating chill leaves your skin feeling refreshed, and the glacier-blue color practically begs for a selfie.



Have you tried using this daily skincare routine for oily skin (or the bonus steps)? Share your pics with us on Instagram and tag us using both #OleGlow @olehenriksen!