Denmark native and Hollywood aesthetician extraordinaire Ole Henriksen was inspired to create his eponymous skin care line when exotic botanical treatments resolved his long-term cystic acne. From oat kernel extract (it controls excessive oil flow) to African red tea (which contains 50 times the antioxidants of green tea) to bamboo stem powder (a natural exfoliant)—Henriksen’s philosophy is utterly natural yet completely effective
I recently tested 3 Little Wonders Mini Box ($35), an anti-aging collection that’s ideal for oily, acne-prone chicas.
Sheer Transformation has no SPF, so I’d definitely use this at night. It feels light, silky, and pure, thanks to ingredients such as sandalwood, licorice, and chamomile, that soothe, replenish, and balance the skin. Good for medium-oily people.
Truth Serum Collagen Booster may be oil-free but it feels rich and smells a little like freshly cut oranges. Orange and grapefruit extracts help brighten the skin, rosehips extract repairs and strengthens, and Vitamin C calms and heals. This feels great regardless of skin type.
Invigorating Night Gel is a clear gel with with an Alpha Hydroxy acid complex, so it zaps excessive oil production to inhibit break-outs. Its algae extract nourishes with vitamins and minerals. As it dried on my face, I could feel it tightening my skin. In the morning, my face felt as smooth and clean as just-Windexed glass. It almost squeaked.