OleHenriksen - Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

OleHenriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • linoleic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • glycerin
  • linolenic acid
  • melia azadirachta seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with Green Fusion Complex™, a powerful blend of both BHA and AHAs--salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids--and neem seed oil, its gentle clarifying action helps unclog, purify and minimize the appearance of pores."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: gluconolactone, glycolic acid

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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconolactone, glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, salicylic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with Green Fusion Complex™, a powerful blend of both BHA and AHAs--salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids--and neem seed oil, its gentle clarifying action helps unclog, purify and minimize the appearance of pores."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, calcium gluconate.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: chondrus crispus extract, linolenic acid.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: linoleic acid

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This product contains antioxidants (gluconolactone) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps oil and water mix together
4.7% - 7.1%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
3.6% - 5.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.7% - 4%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
2.1% - 3.1%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.7% - 2.6%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.9% - 1.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.85% - 1.3%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1.05%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.95%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function due to the high linoleic acid content
0.4% - 0.9%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.45% - 1%
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.15% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%

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