I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I was told to do so by Ole Henriksen when I started using their Truth Serum. It’s pretty easy to do so since this is one great product.
The full name of this wonder is Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster. This is one of the premier items in the Ole Henriksen line. Like the other products I’ve used from Ole Henriksen it has the most delicious orange creamsicle scent. It’s pretty highly fragranced with a scent that I personally love. It’s not a true citrus scent because it’s on the sweet side of orange.
A serum is unlike a moisturizer but it has many of the same benefits for your skin. I use a serum because the consistency seems to penetrate the layers of my skin more quickly and efficiently. It doesn’t give me the full moisturizing of a cream but it is a perfect way for me to start my skincare routine.
Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum was created to do several things for your skin:
1) It has a proprietary five-source vitamin C complex to support natural collagen production
2) It helps brighten skin
3) It products from free radical damage and the environment
4) It helps minimize fine lines
5) It is enriched with green tea extract and sodium hyaluronate to nurture and nourish
6) It contains Vitamin E to heal, restore, and nourish
Here are some of the key ingredients in this Vitamin C complex:
- Orange extract supports natural cell turnover and purifies.
- Grapefruit extract brightens with antiseptic and aromatic qualities.
- Rose hips seed extract heals, repairs damage, and soothes.
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is very stable, safe, and non-irritating—the key to production of collagen.
- Ester-c (Calcium Ascorbate) is a highly stable natural form of vitamin C found naturally in the body.
OK… now that you’ve read what it’s all about, let’s talk about how it works. First this is a water based product which is excellent for almost all skin types. You don’t really need to layer oil after oil or cream after cream on your skin. With Truth Serum you only need the smallest amount of it to work. My only complaint about Truth Serum is that if I’m not paying attention then I’ll get out too much. It doesn’t go to waste since I’ll use it on my neck but I really want to savor it for my face.
There is no oily residue but it doesn’t feel like you are just putting water on your face. When I apply it I let it sink into my skin before putting on any moisturizer or SPF product. I want it to get to work on its own. Since I’ve been using this I have seen an improvement in the brightness of my skin. I’ve been feeling more confident about using lighter foundations or even going bare faced (foundation-wise) out of the house. It contains Sodium Hyaluronate which helps replenish lost hydration and I’m all about hydration.
The fragrance lingers for about 10-15 minutes. If it were any other fragrance I’d probably complain or not use it as often as I do but I love the way it smells. I usually apply this as the first item on my face. I’ll then do my eyes before continuing on other facial products. That gives it time to sink in and nourish my skin.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster is available in two sizes. A 1 oz size is $48 while the 1.7 oz size is $72. From the reviews I’ve read consumers may start small but their next buy is the larger size and I can see why. In the summer I can imagine being able to start with Truth Serum and then applying Perfect Truth CC Creme and being set to go. I’ll just have to avoid being around anyone that’s too hungry. — Marcia
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