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Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment™

What it is:An exceptionally lightweight face gel for a youthful-looking complexion. What it is formulated to do:This powerful gel seals in essential vitamins and minerals for deeply nourished skin. It supports natural cell turnover, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smooths texture, resulting in a beautiful, radiant, youthful-looking complexion. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment™

Question
Do I need an additional moisturizer?
I have oily t-zones (especially forehead) and normal skin (a little dry in the winter). I get acne every now and then mostly on my forehead.
Thanks.
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Sharu
(NJ)
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No... unless your skin feels dry after you apply the Gel .
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
anthony111
(Paris)
answer 2
This product is not meant to be worn alone. It is recommended that you use it with Sheer Transformation. I personally use it with Pure Perfection and they both keep my skin very clear.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ashsha248
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 3
I definitely needed an additional moisturizer with this, but my skin is pretty dry. If yours is dry in the winter, you will probably need an additional moisturizer, because the Sheer Transformation didn't cut it for me (even in the summer). If it's okay in the summer, though, the Sheer Transformation would work -- it's light and refreshing -- not oily at all.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
You can use the sheer transformation over it as a moisturizer. This works well with oily skin, very sheer and light.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Skincareshopper
(Central Texas)
answer 5
I have the same combination skin. In the winter, I need a little moisturizer over this, but in the summer, I do not. HTH!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
katharita
(San Antonio, Texas)
answer 6
I use the Perricone advanced face firming activator. I think that may add just a little bit of moisture that helps, and it doesn't make me break out.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
monterey
Question
I feel itchy when I put it on and can see redness on the cheek. Is this normal
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Erey
(North York, ON)
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No... stop using and return. Your skin is too sensitive for this.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
anthony111
(Annecy, France)
answer 2
Sometimes it does itch me when I put it on but only for a few seconds. I would say what you are describing is NOT normal. I would stop using it if I were you and get something else.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sixpetite
(California)
answer 3
Yes, this is normal as it contains fruit acids which are actually eating away the desmesomes that hold on to the epidermis (dead skin on surface) It should go away after about 10 minutes. If this does not go away after about 10 minutes, then you should consider using this product less often (2-3 times week) instead of the suggested nightly use. I feel that this product will give you great results when you first use it, but then after about a week, may show signs of over exfoliating which will then dehydrate you and give your skin a dehydrated less plump look to the apperance. If you are Oily type, then nightly may be okay. Otherwise, use less often if you begin showing signs of dehydration.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
loveesti
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
The products you place on your face should fit you perfectly. If you have any side effects, don't use it. There should be some product out there that fits your needs exactly. Keep looking. You'll find it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
stylishgirl
(Manchester, NH)
answer 5
i have the same issue because my skin is sensitive. not a problem tho...just use moisturizer on top generously, then use the gel every other day vs every day
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ruby1234
answer 6
I don't believe it should be normal but I had the same reaction.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vsan
(Oxnard, CA)
Question
is it ok to use morning and night?
i dont want to over do it but i love how this tightens my face. would it be ok to use in the morning with an ole henriksen moisturizer over it as well as makeup??
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
lucyella
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Night only, honestly its a bit tacky when you put it on (similar to a mask) and I do have to wash it off in the am so I would not recommend putting in on in the morning and then trying to put things over it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jenm0812
(Columbus, Ohio)
answer 2
Not really... Its made for night. Try to combine with RETINOL or another treatment for the day. Of course it wont harm you to use during the day, but it s designed for while your body sleeps for cellular repair.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
anthony111
(Annecy, France)
answer 3
I wear it sometimes before dates...it tends to "flake" or "peel" after several hours...not a good look
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sheabens
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 4
I would not use it for daytime. The gel is meant to dry overnight and it becomes somewhat flaky. I have to wash my face when I wake up. I can't imagine wearing makeup over this. It's really meant for overnight use.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nicky888
(Central Coast, California)
answer 5
I really do not suggest it because it is meant to use it in the night, when you're skins reproducing system is active. It works with you're skin when you're skin start to re-create cells.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bellabianca
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
I would not use it more than nightly. I feel that it is way to drying to even use it nightly for those with hydration problems. However, If you are the oily type, then using it nightly should be enough. Remember it does have fruit acids in it that promote exfoliation, and too much exfoliation is not good for your face. You will get better results using it less often. Good Luck!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
loveesti
(Las Vegas, NV)
Question
I have recently been battling hormonal acne. Will this help?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
toqui
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Invigorating Night Gel completely cleared up my deep, painful cysts that I would get on my jaw line "once a month." Definitely worth trying... I stumbled upon this product in Sephora and I am so thankful I did. I'm loving the results even after only one week.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mizzmakeup
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 2
It may. .. but if the problem is hormonal then you may continue to have it. But for me its been effective in all kinds of breakouts ... but you have to keep applying it for its effects.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
anthony111
(Annecy, France)
answer 3
It helped me! It seems the only reason why I get breakouts is because of hormones and this helped keep my skin clear AND it REALLY minimized the pimples I already had in just one night. It really does all that it says. Just make sure you use it with a moisturizer as suggested. :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ashsha248
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 4
You could atleast try it. I have been using the whole acne/blemish prone starter kit, and this is by far the best acne fighting product in it. I love it. It should be marketed as an all around miracle worker. My skin is less inflamed and my acne is almost gone in a matter of 5 days.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
warrebe
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 5
Yes - it is definitely helping my hormonal (perimenopausal) acne....and fading the reddish scars, too.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
woodlandhillsgal
(Woodland Hills, CA)
answer 6
It did for me. I had some bad cystic blemishes on my cheeks and chin that wouldn't go away with my prescription acne medication. Everyone reacts differently to products but it helped me and might help you too.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
littlepear13
(Oregon)
Question
Invigorating Night Gel or See the Difference??
I'm looking for a natural anti-aging product that I can use while pregnant. I'm combination skin and am somewhat prone to breakouts but I also get dry easily. I'm new to Ole, which is better for wrinkles and clear skin texture?
Thanks!
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
cheshire23
(Pleasant Hill, CA)
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
6 answers
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answer 1
Go with the night gel! Its totally natural, and will help with every problem with your skin be it lines, wrinkles, dryness, breakouts, uneven texture, and oilyness
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
alishakh
answer 2
I love this invigorating night get for keeping my skin clearer, tightening and evening out skin tone. It feels better to use a more green product that works so well. I definitely recommend this one if you are concerned with putting safe and effective products on your skin.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jessicooper
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Invigorating Night Gel. Definitely a fantastic, anti-aging product to get rid of any breakouts, or random pimples that pop up. It's all-natural, certainly worth trying. Hasn't dried me out one bit. I love this product and use it every night. It's the only thing I put on my face at night, followed by a light SPF moisturizer in the morning.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mizzmakeup
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 4
Why this very cream is quite good. You may want to add "Soin Regenerations Grand" from www.yvesrocher.com as moisturizer , it is all natural with "30 precious oils" for a good price.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
anthony111
(Annecy, France)
answer 5
I would assume that you could use this during your pregnancy but I'm honestly not 100% sure. I would call customer service (Sephora or Ole Henriksen) or ask your doctor. In regards to if this product would help your skin that is an definite yes!!! I too have dry (and itchy) skin and this product has helped keep my skin clear and controls the breakouts I get from the heat. You're supposed to use this with another moisturizer so make sure the gel is absored in your skin well (about 5 mins) first. I think you'll be happy with this product!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ashsha248
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 6
If you are pregnant, we ask that you please consult with your physician before considering new products. If you need more information regarding ingredients or use, please call us at 1-877-SEPHORA to speak with a Beauty Advisor. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
I just bought the 3 little wonders set... what order do I use it a.m. & what order p.m.?
:) I think I kinda covered it, but I'm wondering which product(s) are meant to layer in what order, both day and night? I know it probably tells me how somewhere but I'll be darned if I can find where... Somebody help! :P
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
beezy78
(Spokane, WA)
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
6 answers
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answer 1
this gel is to be used @ night & u can use a moisterizer but u may find u wont even need it i did but i bought the 7 wonders pack to try this line out & luved it! i would apply the gel & let it soak in for bit b4 then apply a moist. after if u feel u need it
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lyssa1976
(Lakewood, WI)
answer 2
I use the three wonders set on a regular basis. The gel is for night use only, and the truth serum is for your morning routine. I use the cream both day and night.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
boiler01
(Northville, MI)
answer 3
At night, start with the Truth Serum, then the night gel, and finish with the Sheer Transformation. During the day, Truth Serum first, then Sheer Transformation. You can even skip the serum at night, and just do the gel and cream. That works just as great :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
alishakh
answer 4
I use the collagen booster first in the am followed by a sunscreen and then I apply moisturizer. In the pm I use the night gel first, followed by moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
snowgirl808
(Denver, CO)
answer 5
a.m. - cleanse and tone as usual, apply a pump or two of the truth serum, then use the sheer transformation cream. if you use an eye cream, it can be applied last.

p.m. - cleanse and tone, apply eye cream if you use, apply a sheer layer of the invigorating night gel, and use the sheer transformation cream last.

hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
wishfuleyes
(Saint Louis, MO)
answer 6
Hi breezy78. Suggested usage:
AM - Apply Truth Serum evenly to cleansed skin and follow with a thin layer of Sheer Transformation. Don't forget to use SPF if you will be in the sun.

PM - Apply a thin layer of Invigorating Night gel to cleansed skin and follow with Sheer Transformation.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this suitable for oily skin?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
jin2
(New York, NY)
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Definitely. It has taken away my breakouts around my nose and chin. I have super sensitive skin and it has diminished my fine lines, taken away skin tags, taken away dark spots and leaves my skin like a baby. Use the Sheer Transformation moisturizer over it...it is very light.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
slykat5
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Yes! Surely is, i have oily skin and this product helps with oil control at night and break outs. Just remember with this product a tiny bit goes a longg way :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
beautimussmile
(Chesapeake,Va)
answer 3
yes this would be great for oily skin because it is a gel helps with acne to while smoothing ur skin minimizes pores without drying u out! great product it really does do what it says!!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lyssa1976
(Lakewood, WI)
answer 4
It is suitable for oily skin, however you have to find a way to work it into your regimen where it is most comfortable for your skin. So, even though you have oily skin, you might have to put a light layer of moisturizer on top.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
solenne
answer 5
Yes! I use this product to help keep my oily, acne-prone skin clear after I've worked so hard to clear it up. I have had no problems at all in terms of oiliness. If anything, it tends to dry out and tighten my skin so it might work best for oily skin.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
msulliv4
(Fredericksburg, VA)
answer 6
I have very oily skin. It doesn't add weight or greasiness or dry out.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Santa Maria, CA)
Question
is it supposed to sting a bit at first?
My mom tried it in and says it stings a bit and finds it unusual that it does that because other products don't make her face sting. Is it supposed to feel like that?
asked 8 months ago
kimkimkimmy
(Pearl City, HI)
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It also stung/burned when I applied it! I ended up returning it for another moisturizer that was more gentle on my skin.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
rcpoff1626
(Portland, OR)
answer 2
Yes, it is supposed to sting a little at first. After a few minutes the stinging subsides - any exfoliating acid like lactic acid (which is the main ingredient of this product) will sting for a little while - the more acid or higher intensity of a product, the more the stinging sensation will increase.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
xojesswxo
(New Haven, CT)
answer 3
I have experienced a light stinging sensation just after pal lying it on days that my skin is extra sensitive or irritated because I did other at home treatments or exfoliating in the same day. The sensation goes away after just a little bit. Perhaps your Mom's skin is just slightly too sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. I find the product super active so if I do a peel or something like it, I'll skip the gel for one night and use a more moisturizing night product like the pure perfection night cream. Good luck!
answered 7 months ago
TrishAlexa
(Tamarindo, Costa Rica)
answer 4
Has she been using any harsh exfoliating products? Does she have any kind of allergy or skin sensitivity? Sometimes my skin does sting if I've been overwashing and if my sinusitis is super flared up. If your mom is not used to AHAs then it could also sting for that reason.
answered 7 months ago
ilovelavender
answer 5
I noticed the same thing... But, second night and on I did not experience it again (luckily!). I was a little concerned at first...
answered 7 months ago
charnshell
(Orlando, FL)
answer 6
Yes. It is because of the AHA. Don't worry about the sting. It goes away after about a minute. I find it works wonders on my skin!
answered 8 months ago
Janiepooh
(Ottawa, Canada)
Question
Can i use this around my eyes?/ how much do i need to use per night?/ can i use it with benzoyl peroxide?
1. Can i use this on my eyelids and under my eyes?
2. How much do i need to apply per night?
3. Iam using Benzoyl Peroxide gel as my acne treatment. Is it okay to put this night gel over my benzoyl peroxide gel? would it break out or help to decrease the acne?

Thanks you!
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
sajinmemory
(GA)
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use this at night AFTER my Proactiv benzoyl peroxide treatment. It seems to work really well. I recently broke out horribly for some unknown reason and this was my savior! If my skin feels like it needs some added moisture after applying this gel I'll add either argon oil or a light moisturizer but most nights it's not needed at all. It really makes a big difference in the size of my pores, any small bumps I may have and any active break outs.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Meghan1217
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 2
First of all, I love love love this product! I have oily, acne-prone skin, and this really helps to keep it clear.

I would not use it around your eyes. It's too intense and probably too drying.

A tiny, thin layer goes a long way, so you don't have to use much on each use.

I use this product in combination with a benzoyl peroxide product, and I think the two really work to keep my skin clear. I use the Invigorating Night Gel after I wash my face at night, and my benzoyl peroxide product after I wash my face in the morning.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jlambertjen
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Just use a very small amount enough to cover all your face and neck... You can use with the acne product yet. As for the eyes , yes too but be careful that it doesnt enter your eyes. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
anthony111
(Annecy, France)
answer 4
You should definitely avoid the eye orbital area! You can still apply it all over your face without touching the area right below your eyes. The skin there is thinner and more sensitive. The night gel is also not moisturizing (to me) on its own, and you would probably benefit from a separate eye cream.

A small amount of this will go a long way -- I would avoid using too much, because it can be drying.

As for the benzoyl peroxide, I would probably use that last, as a spot treatment, but I'm not a dermatologist. Do you have one? S/he might better advise the order in which you should apply the products.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
I don't think it is meant for use around the eyes. Since the acids are so high up in the ingredient list, it may be too strong for the delicate skin around the eye. I would get a separate eye cream.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
byutiartist
(Sacramento, CA)
Question
can use while on retinol?
I use Retinol given to me by my dermatologist.However in winter months when my skin is a bit on the drier side,I can maybe tolerate the retinol 1-2 times a week, if that. I have a stronger concentration so I typically "cut it" with some oil free moisturizer.Would this be okay on the nights I do not use retinol or would it be too irritating?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Invigorating Night Treatment™
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It tingles and burns just a tad when you first put it on, but that goes away. Be sure to put the Sheer Transformation over it. It is the most amazing skin care product I have ever found. I have tried them ALL. I have super sensitive skin and I love this. My skin is like a baby in the morning.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
slykat5
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
IT may irritate , as it irritates my skin when I put it on but its only for 20 seconds to tolerate , but if you have more sensitive skin than me then I would try something else.... but dont use the retional at night with it. Use the retinol in the daytime instead (night/day creams are mostly the same).
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
anthony111
(Annecy, France)
answer 3
I think it would be way too irritating
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mariwe
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
I'm using a small amount of my Retin A with it every other day...so the gel, then the Retin A, then moisturizer (all at night).
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
woodlandhillsgal
(Woodland Hills, CA)
answer 5
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, we ask that you please consult with your physician when considering new products. If you need more information regarding ingredients or use, please call us at 1-877-SEPHORA to speak with a Beauty Advisor. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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