Ole Henriksen • Invigorating Night Gel • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Passable AHA product if you don't have sensitive skin. Obviously overpriced at $45 USD because it is Ole Henriksen - however AHA products made to exfoliate do the same thing whether they cost you $10 or $50.
What I liked: Skin feels smooth in the morning. Helps with breakouts/clogged pores and evens out skin tone, light almost bouncy gel texture and non-greasy finish suits oily or combination skin.
What I didn't like: Gel texture can feel sticky, and tacky almost like hair gel on the face. Can ball up a bit when applied. Jar packaging - ewww, and after 2 months of using this, the *closed jar* fell off my counter top, crashed and smashed and spewed OH gel all over my walls and sink. Awesome. I don't know why OH insists on outdated, unhygienic, and very inconvenient jar packaging. Citrus extracts and fragrance can be irritating or sensitizing for many, including sensitive skin types (like mine).
I had to basically cut down use because either the fragrance or extracts did irritate my skin and contribute to redness that I didn't/don't get from other AHA's that I now use daily such as Alpha Hydrox gels/creams or lotions, PC's 10% AHA, PTR 10% Glycolic Hydrating gel (not cheap at $48 but at least comes in a pump bottle and is fragrance-free) or Olay Regenerist Resurfacing Elixir.
Repurchase? I'll pass. While this gel gave me good results in the beginning, the irritation was making my skin increasingly red. Plus the packaging is just awful and I hate jars in general - although I can sometimes over look that if the product is really amazing, which this wasn't. Using Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free 10% Glycolic Acid gel (feels very similar but isn't tacky, almost a dupe but better - with none of the fragrance and citrus, and packaged in a tube) & PC's or Olay that comes in way better packaging and gives me better results without the irritation and high price tag. If they repackaged this and took out the fragrance/extracts it would be a 5 lippie product good for most skin types.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
First of allthis product shouldnt ball. Why are you guys trying to rub it into the skin? Just apply a thin layer and let it sit - think of it as a mask and not a moisturizer.
Anyhow, I love this product as it helps with my cystic acne on my cheeks. It is a bit tingly and stings if you have open breakouts Otherwise it mostly feels tight. It does take about 5 minutes to dry so I wait about that long before applying sheer transformation over the top. Overall it gives me very smooth, radiant skin with refined pores and a lot of brightness. I don't like that it's in a pot, but what can you do? Expensive and needs to be used several times a week if not every day, but cheaper than the Dr Dennis Gross peel pads, which are also one of my favorites.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this in the 3 Little Wonders set. I had originally bought it because I had wanted the vitamin C serum but it's hard to pass up a deal like this and I like trying new products. I didn't expect to love it this much but it is definitely my favourite of the three. When I run out (eventually...), I will definitely be purchasing the full size!
I use just a dab of this right after my shower and the steam opens my pores. You don't need to use a lot and I find that it tends to absorb the best when the skin is slightly damp. There's the slightest tingling sensation along with a "tight" feeling but those dissipate quickly. I don't have any issues with the product balling up.
As a fairly skeptical person when it comes to "miracle products", I am absolutely amazed by what this has done for my skin. I feel like it basically transformed my skin overnight and with continued use, my skin has just continued to improve. Most of my acne scars are gone and new ones fade within a few days. The texture of my skin has improved so much and it also seems to prevent breakouts and my pores don't look so gross. After having used this for about a month, there are some days where I don't use concealer if I don't feel like using it; just a bit of light powder and I'm good to go for my base.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
So,at first I wasn't sold with this product. I don't like the consistency of this product. The gel is slimy and applies like cold jelly to your face at night. I find that it stings a little bit on application to spots of open acne scars or cystic acne. I wouldn't complain about this as it is a natural reaction for Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid.
However, I find the results worth the discomfort. I stashed this product away after using about 1/2. And now after several months, I have tried it again. And BAM, it really does make my skin so much healthier. It tightens fine lines and pores; treats mild acne breakouts; and makes my skin radiate. I think the problem I had earlier was to use this on an occasion of open cystic acne major breakout...it was very uncomfortable and painful in a mildly burning sensation...and did not work fast enough. It is not meant for that purpose.
I find that the night gel takes a long time to dry, as I want to go to bed. And I often wake up with flakes on my face. But I just wash it off and head out the door.
Overall, I will probably jump for another Trio package if I find a decent discount. The night gel is the most effective. And the Vit C serum, while not as concentrated as some others, smells better. Moisturizer is decent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
I have sensitive/oily/acne prone skin and I love this product! I apply this at night after washing my face. It does has a slight sting at first but nothing too painful and the feeling goes away quickly. It does leave a slight film/tight feel on the skin but who cares! your just going to sleep! In the morning I wake up with skin looking glowing, fresh and extremely soft. I've also noticed I hardly wake up with any new breakouts. I've used this product for weeks and hardly have made a dent. I will definitely be repurchasing!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Bought the trio set: serum, night gel and sheer transformations cream. I applied this after the serum and under the sheer cream at night. A few times, I used this during the day but it balled up. I don't like using this trio during the day for the lack of SPF. I didn't have any reactions to this but it made my skin feel tight as if I applied eggwhite. It didn't feel greasy or tacky but the eggwhite feeling made me feel as if I am causing myself more wrinkles. I feel gross when I have to dip my fingers (even after I've washed) into the jar. For the price of a full jar, I wouldn't repurchase. I think the price is too high for the poor result but Makeupally won't let me go higher than a 3 rating.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Came in the 3 little wonders mini set from Ole Henriksen. The invigorating night gel is an interesting product. I've never had a problem with it balling up. Perhaps if you use too much or too much product underneath? It does feel good going on and dries quickly enough. Waking up, my skin appears smooth, fresh and radiant.
I think it has its uses for various skin issues. I use it a few times a month in rotation with my other products that refine my skin. It contains AHA's, vitamins and botanicals that refine the skin, hydrate, smooth and firm. I have to agree. I won't use it on a daily basis, but will apply it at least a few times a week and like the results I see the next day.
I truly believe that when you vary your products and use a regular skin care regimen you'll see the best results for optimum usage. I do like this Night Gel. It's refreshing, smells good and is easy to use.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I just purchased this product and I have to say, so far, I am VERY impressed. I have used it three nights in a row, and the results are outstanding! My skin is noticeably more smooth, pores seem smaller and skin seems tighter. I start by washing my face, then use the gel and top it with Sheer Transformation Creme by Ole as well. It is a fantastic combo. I would highly recommend this product. It does have a tingly feeling when first applied, and it dries quickly. So, for those that are getting some balling up of product, it's because you are rubbing it in too much. It's a gel, so lightly apply a thin layer and smooth it over your face. No need to rub in, it is not a moisturizer. The only thing I would change would be the packaging. If it were in a pump type bottle it would much easier to use the right amount of product. Regardless thus is a minor negative, bc this product WORKS!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This night treatment containing glycolic acid works! It stings a bit as you put it on. In the morning skin is visibly smoother and brighter. The scent is very yummy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wanted to like it but it was way too harsh on my skin. Every night that I gave this a try, the next day that I woke up, my face was bright red.