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Sensitive skin beware

Has anybody broken out in hives/dry itchy red patches on corner of mouth from the Ole Henriksen foaming cleanser? I am in pain!! Dried my skin out sooo bad after 2 uses and my flare up hasn’t gone away. Cures?

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YES!!! I usually use Kiehls Vitamin C serum, but wanted to try something to Ole Hendrickson to see if it was more powerful (not sure what type of magic I was expecting). The day after I used it, my face broke out in itchy, painful scaly rash. I thought it something I ate as I'm sensitive to some foods. I discontinued all my skincare products except Cereve moisturizer for 10 days until it cleared up and avoided the foods that sometimes trigger skin rashes for me. I didn't even think about it being the serum because I ave always used a vitamin c serum. I used it again and had a same issue. Now I'm kicking myself for not realizing that was the cause as I'm sitting here with burning red patches on my face again. The Cereve moisturizer is a total blessing because it is so gentle and soothing. I'm going back to my Kiehls. 

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Same happend to me with the banana bright vitamin c serum. Terrible. My whole face broke out in a rash & it burned so badly. Took over a week to heal.

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I’m VERY sensitive to Vitamin C and my face is completely okay with OLEHENRIKSEN - The Clean Truth™ Foaming Cleanser. Everyone has different chemistry and will react differently with products. 

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I didn't think of myself as having sensitive skin but I recently started using the products and they gave me eczema like reactions (large, dry, red and itchy patches) all over my face and even on my lips and the eye cream gave me hives/rashes on my eye lids. Went to the doctor and she said I am allergic to the products. The doctor recommended I use a hypoallergenic face wash and moisturizer so I'm wont be using any of my skincare products for a while and throwing away the Ole products.

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I have been using the c rushing brightening cream and for over a month and recently I noticed I was getting dry patches around my eyes. They started to spread. I quit using it and they went away.

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I typically use Caudaulie and Philosopy Purity, or Youth to The People Cleanser. Thought I would try the Vit. C line and the TruthSerum broke me out my whole face inflamed omg Never Never again. The eye cream seemed ok but I;m stopping that immediately as well. I guess I now can consider my skin sensitive. I never had a problem with my other products!

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I once took an Ole Henriksen face cream (mini) with me on a trip - you know, minis are easy to travel with. WORST. MISTAKE. EVER. My face had red itchy patches all over and took almost two weeks to completely go away. I basically stopped using most of my skin care, save for a very simple moisturizer. I couldn't use most of my products anyways, and ended up buying Aveeno baby lotion (or something like that) because that was all my skin could tolerate. It eventually went away. 

 

So, I haven't touch another Ole Henrikson product ever since. It could have just been that one face cream, but that was such an awful experience, plus, there are so many products out there...why go back to a brand that didn't work out for me in such a spectacular way?

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Same happened to me with the Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum. Terrible. My whole face broke out in a rash & it burned so badly. Took over a week to heal.

Sensitive skin beware

Haven't used the truth cleanser, but personally have found OleHenriksen products too strong for my face as well. The Banana Eye Bright Cream is fine, but the Truth Serum and the C-Rush Brightening Gel both sting. It may be the Vit C. I end up using them on my chest and the OH Balance Cleanser on my body.

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@megannmorrison The clean truth? OLEHENRIKSEN - The Clean Truth™ Foaming Cleanser

 

Do you have a citrus allergy? Sounds like an allergy. Zyrtec for hives. Cool compress. Basic products for now, to baby it.

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No I’ve never reacted to anything citrus! So weird. Thanks for the tips. 😕♥️

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The allergy could be just due to the fragrance! I was obsessed with ole henrikson products & bought nearly the entire line. skin looked amazing but after a month or so of use, i ended up with eczema like hives all over my face which took weeks to get rid of, even after discontinuing use of products. However, as i’ve slowly incorporated products back in, it is my reactions were limited to ole products with fragrance. reactions to fragrance can take time to show up too

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I guess this is what is happening to me. My skin first appeared to look magnificent after the first 3 weeks of use. The last two weeks I started getting patchy red raised bumps and they started to hurt. I thought it was dry skin so I used more moisturizer but after reading this forum, I believe it is a reaction to the fragrance in the products. Loved the smell and loved the way my skin looked in the beginning. But the current state my face is in is noticeable unattractive and rough looking! 

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