Finding a suitable moisturizer for your skin type can be more than a chore. Some women have dry skin, others have normal, or oily or combination skin. Either way, finding the perfect moisturizer can take a lot of testing and trying out, which can be a tad bit pricey.
I, myself, have problems with combination skin. My T-zone (nose and lower forehead) is very oily. My cheeks, chin, and eyes have very dry skin, which often peels if it isn’t moisturized properly.
Having success in the past with Ole Henriksen’s oily/blemish skin care products, I found Ole Henriksen’s Vitamin Plus mattifying/moisturizing crème. This cream is different in the sense that it is packed with 18 essential nutrients that are made for skin. The crème contains aloe vera, hazelnut, horse chestnut, Korean ginseng, oat flour, and vitamin a, c, d, and e.
I specifically purchased this item because it is part of the blemish/oily skin care line that is made for those issues. I had already been using the Aloe Vera Cleanser and the Grease Relief Face Tonic and thought this moisturizer would be a good addition to my nighttime routine.
The crème is very lightweight and smells amazing and all-natural. After cleansing and toning, I applied the crème to my face, especially focusing on the dry areas and my neck. The crème goes on smoothly and leaves a refreshed feeling. Additionally, I found that it works very well in the morning before putting on my makeup for the day. The key is to give yourself 5 minutes between applying the Vitamin Plus and makeup so that the Vitamin Plus can dry and sink in.
Because the Ole Henriksen Vitamin Plus moisturizing crème is supposed to be mattifying, I expected the crème to keep my oily skin at bay. However, my skin was a lot oily in the morning when I woke up and later in the day. The first few days I used the Vitamin Plus crème, I woke up with small whiteheads on my nose, which means the crème clogged my pores. It did work well on my dry skin though. But, the mattifying crème is supposed to be specifically for oily skin, which made me disappointed at first. However, after repeated use, the minor acne subsided and my skin began to absorb the moisturizer without clogging my pores.
Ole Henriksen Vitamin Plus costs about $35 for 1.7 ounces, which can be a bit pricey for some, especially if it isn’t as effective as you hope. However, cheaper prices can be found at either eBay and Amazon.
Overall, I would rate this product a 3.5 out of 5. It’s not exactly mattifying, but it’s a refreshing moisturizer that works well on dry skin. If you have very oily skin, then this probably isn’t the product for you since it can increase blemishes for the first few days. Even though it says it is made for oily/blemish prone skin, the vitamins in the moisturizer can benefit those with dry skin or other skin problems, including malnourished skin.