There’s nothing like the feeling of being able to bare it all this summer. Your makeup-free face that is! For the last few months I’ve been working to restore my skin and get rid of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and dullness. For me, no makeup days are essential in the Arizona summer heat. In the process I’ve discovered some really great products and brands, and some not so great ones. Today I am sharing with you the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Anti-Aging Collagen Booster. This will be a two part series, and tomorrow I will introduce my thoughts on the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil. Let’s get in to it shall we!
Product and Ingredient Breakdown
This is your basic Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is a great option for treating dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and overall skin damage. When I saw this serum along with the Pure Truth Activating Oil in a limited edition duo, I jumped on purchasing them! The Truth Serum is formulated with the company’s own “five source vitamin C complex.” Another notable ingredient is vitamin E, which has great healing properties. I don’t want to spend too much time on ingredients, because they’re pretty straight forward. It is paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free.
I didn’t have any negative experiences with this product at all. In fact, it’s really great for the price. At first I started out applying this at night before I went to bed, and then I applied a moisturizer after. It actually says on the website it’s for morning use, though definitely don’t feel restricted to that. I used it morning and night plenty of times, both with good results! Each time I used it, I only used two pumps. That’s really all you need to cover your face as it has a typical serum consistency. I was also trying to preserve it a little since I got the smaller size (1 oz). You know, girl things! Buy something and then sparingly use it.
I actually think one of my favorite things about this serum is its smell. It doesn’t smell at all like what you would expect really. When I think vitamin C, I think oranges. Sort of similar to the new Sunday Riley C.E.O. vitamin C moisturizer. This smells… wait for it… like Flintstones vitamins! I swear to god it does and it reminds me of my childhood. I love smelling this after I rub it in to my face. My boyfriend probably wonders why I mumble “mmm Flintstones” so much these days.
As far as results go, I wasn’t disappointed but I also wasn’t blown away. It’s hard because with so many good brands on the market than ever before, a product has to be really phenomenal for me to repurchase. To be honest, I just love trying new skin care products. So if something becomes a life long purchase for me, it’s a big f*cking deal. This isn’t one of those items for me, because I know regardless of my good results, I still want to try other vitamin C serums. After a few weeks use, I did notice that my dark spots from previous acne were noticeably less visible. I really couldn’t ask for anything more. It did its job.
Who This Would Be Good For
If you haven’t purchased one before, this is a great starter vitamin C serum. It is decently priced at $45.00 on the Sephora website, and you will mostly likely see results from this (I say most likely because everyone is different). This is also very gentle and soothing on the skin, which you can attribute to the green tea. Some vitamin C’s can be really quite harsh on the skin, and leave dry patches. This does nothing of the sort. This would be wonderful for anyone looking to make their first vitamin C purchase!
I really do love everything about this product. The 1 oz is also very travel friendly, which makes me happy for obvious reasons. Is this a ‘never have to buy another vitamin C serum again’ product? No, I don’t think so. But it is completely worth purchasing for the price point, great smell, and consistent results. The Truth Serum has done a good job in restoring my skin for the coming spring (if we get a spring) and summer months.
Have you tried anything by Ole Henriksen before? What are you favorite vitamin C serums? I’d like to test out a few more before the spring, so suggestions are much appreciated!