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Ole Henriksen

Counter Balance™ Oil Control Hydrator

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

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Oily & combination skin

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  • The Details

    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. 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 surface oil
    • Mattifies
    • Reduces the appearance of pores
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Vegan


    agree this product hydrates skin*


    agree this product balances and refreshes skin*


    agree this product reduces oil*


    agree this product reduces shine*


    agree this product mattifies skin*

    8 hours

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

    *In an independent consumer study on 37 women after 4 weeks
  • Ingredients

    This product does not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

    • Green Fusion Complex™

      This proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—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

    Full List

    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.

  • How to Use

    Apply evenly to face and neck AM and PM. Gently massage in an upward, circular motion. Your skin is now perfectly prepped for a full day of makeup wear. Pair with OLEHENRIKSEN Find Your Balance™ Oil Control Cleanser and Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner. For external use only. Use as directed.

  • Inspiration

    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.

    Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator is noncomedogenic.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this serum I have been using this serum for about 6 months and my face really hasn’t had oils since. It really is the best
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great moisturizer! Love how lightweight and smooth the texture is. Very moisturizing too.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best light moisture! I do not have oily skin and most moisturizers are too rich for my skin. This light weight gel goes on easily and goes a long way. Beautiful base for foundation. Leaves skin feeling clean and fresh, not tight and dry.
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IN LOVE! Bought this moisturiser as part of the Balance starter set over a week ago... already I am seeing amazing results! I’ve come back to re - purchase (it’s that good). I have struggled with oily skin and large pores for the longest time & nothing seemed to work for me. Until now! This moisturiser is so lightweight - I thought there’s no way it will work. But to my surprise - my face is no longer oily, my pores are missing all of a sudden lol! It keeps my face matte all day! makes my make up last all day with no oil, my skin is clearer and there’s a glow too! I HIGHLY recommend ❤️
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product EVER I am a major skincare junkie and have tried nearly every moisturizer on the market. Discovered olehenriksen at Sephora and have never put anything else on my face! This moisturizer is light enough for my acne prone skin and is refreshing with a cooling and minty sensation! My makeup stays in place and pores are minimized. I’ve used this product for 3 months and get compliments on the clarity of my skin. During winter I alternate using this in the morning and a rich cream at night. NEVER DISCONTINUE!!!
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it so much! I tried the small version at Sephora and I fell in love with it! Left my skin very soft!
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Skin less oily My skin is very oily and this product definitely help control that oil! the only thing is I feel like it is breaking my skin out, but it does have some AHAs in it so beware. If my skin continues to break out it may be more than purging and may have to try something new
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Top Brands! I am in Love with these products, perfect for combo/oily skin but also dry due to that The products help exfoliate the skin in a natural way. Lovely!!
Date published: 2020-02-02
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