Balance Facial Serum


Balance Facial Serum

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Size: 0.5 oz

Skin Type Combination, Normal, and Oily
Skin Goals Acne-Clearing, and Calming
  • Made for oily and combination types
  • Balances skin’s oil production
  • Evens and smooths
Calibrate your complexion

A favorite oily and combination skin treatment, this serum brings skin back into natural balance. Absorbing quickly, it regulates sebum production to help oily skin act less oily, and combination skin self-regulate. The mildly herbal scent lends a sense of wellbeing.

Apply a half pump over the face and neck after cleansing and toning, when skin is still very damp.


With regular use, breakout-prone skin should notice fewer breakouts and less oil throughout the day.


About The Brand

Founded by a doctor, Osmia promotes the healing sense of smell with organic, nourishing skincare products. Every ingredient in the line is impeccably sourced, blending medical knowledge, chemistry, nature and aromatherapy to reconnect us with our health and senses.

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Customer Reviews

  • Disappointing and overpriced

    Emily H. March 02, 2021

    I was really excited to try this after reading reviews but sadly was not effective at balancing my skin or cystic acne. Gave two stars instead of one because it smells great and made my skin feel nice, but did not help with oil production or acne. Very overpriced in my opinion as it is for a small bottle and doesn’t work in the intended way.

  • Great First Serum

    Kate S. April 21, 2020

    I had never used a serum prior to this since I have very oily skin. However, it is amazing! I use it in the morning and I notice a difference in the amount of oil my skin produces thorughout the day. I look glowy, but not greasy. It has also really helped my hormonal/cystic acne I get. I would definitely recommend it!!

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  • Perfect for acne prone skin

    Devan December 18, 2019

    This product has helped me tremendously with cystic breakouts! I have seen a dramatic difference in my skin. I use it everynight and wake up feeling “balanced”. Obsessed with the smell too!!

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  • Love love love

    Mariana C. December 14, 2019

    Absolutely love this serum. Works well on my acne prone skin – I believe it has changed the texture of my face! I apply on top of toner and it leaves my face feeling moisturized and happy. Only downside is the size for the price – one vial lasts me about one month using it twice a day.

  • Excellent for my summer skin!

    Tatiana November 16, 2019

    This product is perfect for me to use in the summer time, it’s not too heavy, not too light, and it doesn’t make me feel greasy with the California humidity. I only wish it came with more, I highly recommend this product!

  • Sadly dissappointed

    Gabriela S. November 08, 2019

    I wanted this to work SO badly. I have oily skin with some minor acne and I’ve found that it actually makes my skin oilier. It’s upsetting because all of the reviews were great, but I guess that’s what happens when we all have different skins!

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  • moisturizing

    Karen October 20, 2019

    really helps with my adult hormonal acne. calms my breakouts down. earthy scent.

  • Best at Balancing

    Becky P. September 05, 2019

    I have tried so many moisturizers to help balance my combination skin; specifically my T-zone oiliness. This is the BEST and only product that completely keeps my oil at bay until mid-afternoon! Highly recommend!

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  • Skincare staple

    Ellie February 28, 2019

    This is a skincare staple for me. One vial lasts about two-ish months using it twice a day. I use one pump and rubb it into wet skin (I only dab off large dropplets before applying.) It feels kind of like a lotion when mixed with the water on your face. I have VERY oily skin and perioral dematitis, so this is a god send. I use it with Osmia’s black clay soap. It controls my breakouts and oiliness, but moisturizes a good amount and does not exerbate my PD. It dramatically improves redness and inflamation. I can’t live without it.

  • The holy grail for oily skin

    Tiffany B. August 28, 2018

    I’ve always been resistant to using oils for oily skin, but this oil has changed my mind! When I use it regularly I find that it works with my natural sebum production so that I’m less oily throughout the day. That’s the #1 thing a person with oily skin looks for!

  • Perfect Serum

    Clara M. August 24, 2018

    I have acne prone skin but needed something simple and hydrating while on a strong acne medication. This was the perfect serum! Helped with breakouts but not kept my skin hydrated. Great for warmer months too when I don’t want to use a heavy moisturizer.

  • Great

    Desiree S. May 09, 2018

    I use this before I put makeup on and it gives such a nice glow. Smells great too!

  • Great product but not for me

    Nancy H. March 28, 2018

    It works pretty well with my dry skin! However it causes more breakouts on my forehead. Love the product, but was looking for something that would help with my breakout so had to work with the representative to return the product…

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    • From Follain:

      Hi Nancy, I’m so sorry this didn’t work out for you! This is a great serum for normal, combination, and oily skin types to help balance oil production and reduce breakouts. Glad we could help you out with the return!

  • Swear by this stuff!

    Jillian D. September 28, 2017

    After chatting with Dr. Sarah Villanfranco (Founder of Osmia) about battling hormonal acne as an adult, she recommended this product. I swear it has hydrated and cleared up my skin like none other. This is now a staple in my routine!

  • Incredible. Can't live without.

    Sophia B. September 27, 2017

    I have oily/combination skin that is prone to breakouts. I started using Osmia Balance Facial serum and it has completely changed the texture of my skin. I have started using it instead of a moisturizer and it keeps my oily skin under control – it makes me seriously GLOW! It also has improved the texture of my skin tremendously – my skin has never been so smooth. I use it in the morning under make-up and at night before bed (I use a little extra under my eyes at night and it really helps with puffiness and dark circles). The smell is also unbelievable – luxurious and herbal, like I just walked out of a spa facial!

  • Perfect under makeup

    Cameron July 29, 2017

    In the morning, I love using this as a moisturizer because it absorbs quickly and leaves my skin plump and prepped for makeup (meaning, no foundation sinking into fine lines). In addition to being great for balancing oily skin, there are also some great antiaging ingredients in this oil as well – an all around win.