I am absolutely in love with the Ole Henriksen brand. It’s a Danish-born beauty brand that has taken Hollywood by storm. In fact, Charlize Theron and Jessica Alba swear by it! So while shopping at Sephora one day, I stumbled across an item I hadn’t seen before: the Ole Henriksen Blemish Attack Purifying Mask. In the past I’ve had very bad skin. I suffered from bad breakouts on my T-zone (the nose and lower forehead), so much that I spent about an hour a day doing my makeup to hide it all. I had been searching for a great mask that would take care of my acne. I figured that since I’ve had luck with Ole Henriksen in the past, it was certainly worth a shot.
Inside the jar contains all-natural ingredients, including African red tea, green tea, white tea, aloe vera, copper, zinc, eucalyptus extract, and salicylic acid. Each of the ingredients has separate benefits that will help create healthy skin. Ole Henriksen is great for vegan and organic customers!
The mask comes in a 1.7-ounce jar and retails for about $32 in stores. As the jar suggests, the mask should be used only twice a week. After my normal routine of cleansing and toning, I applied the smooth cream-colored mask evenly to my face, especially focusing on my T-zone. Immediately I felt a relaxing and smoothing effect. The jar suggests keeping the mask on for 20-30 minutes. After washing off the mask, I noticed that the anti-inflammatory ingredients had worked very well. My face was less red and my acne was less noticeable and less swollen. While this was only the first time using the mask, I hoped that bi-weekly use would pay off.
Over using the product for about a month (one jar lasted me the whole month) I noticed better and better results each time, with optimum results showing after about three weeks. I decided to keep using the product to keep my acne at bay.
One thing to take note of is that if you have sensitive skin, only use the product once a week or twice a week for only 10-15 minutes. I made the mistake of using the product twice in one week and it irritated the spots where my skin tends to be dryer, so always follow the directions. Additionally, definitely wash your face and use toner on it before applying the mask, otherwise the dirt and debris on your face will get in the way of the mask on your skin.
Overall, I would rate this the product 4/5. It’s a good option for bad breakouts and you really can feel all the ingredients acting together to reduce and take down inflamed acne. The downside is the price. It’s a bit steep at $32, but I found much cheaper prices at eBay and Amazon, so check out those websites before heading out to department stores to pick up the Ole Henriksen Blemish Attack Purifying Mask!