The skincare line includes:
- Trufora Day Serum 85 (SRP: $60.00)
- Trufora Intensive Night Treatment (SRP: $65.00)
- Trufora Night Serum 85 (SRP: $80.00)
- Trufora Perfecting Eye Treatment (SRP: $55.00)
- Trufora Titanium Day Cream (SRP: $45.00)
- Trufora Triple Action Exfoliator (SRP: $45.00)
- Trufora Ultimate Facial Cleanser (SRP: $30.00)
So let’s see what these products are all about.
Botanimoist AMS Extracted from dried apples, this moisturizing saccharide complex smoothes skin texture.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract 100% Organic Aloe Vera with vitamins, minerals and amino acids; hydrates and soothes skin irritations.
Quillaja Ultra Organic 100% Organic surfactant (lightly foaming) extracted from the bark of Chilean Quillaja trees.
MariMoist® Hydrating complex of marine-based, high water binding constituents. Contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps to maintain skin’s moisture balance, keeping it plump and supple.
CP Oat Avenanthramide Extract Powerful natural antioxidant and anti-irritant properties of Avenanthramides found in oat grains. Reduces redness (erythema) and inflammation and relieves itching.
TRUFORA TRIPLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR is definitely triple action. This is a heavy scrub for my face and one I can’t use more than twice a week. While this might be good for people who like really scrubby exfoliators, I prefer using it twice a week in the shower. It does the job well but it’s also harder for me to remove if I do it at my bathroom sink. The chemical exfoliation comes from AHA and BHA while the physical exfoliation is from both Kaolin Clay and Bamboo. I like how my face looks afterward but if you have sensitive skin, I don’t think this one is for you.
TITANIUM DAY CREAM SPF 30 BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN and DAY SERUM 85 are the two main daytime products. Day Serum 85 is named this way because “85% of the visible signs of aging are due to the negative effect that environmental factors have on the skin.” This serum protects your face from the environment as well as radiation. I’m a huge serum fan and use one twice a day and this is one of my favorites. It’s a very light creamy serum that is fragrance free and is a great base for their day cream. I let it absorb for a few minutes and it leaves my face feeling moisturized and never sticky.
Titanium Day Cream is a nice light moisturizer with some fabulous ingredients. The sunscreen protection is top notch. It contains a very high physical barrier of UV protection. Some of the key ingredients are below:
UV Cut Titanium Dioxide Ultra-fine Titanium Dioxide offers both UVA (320-400nm) and UVB (280-320nm) protection.
Vederine® Rich in oligofructosans from chicory, this restructuring active ingredient enables skin to recover an optimum epidermal barrier without UV exposure.
This is a great duo but can be used with other products if you like.
TRUFORA PROTECTING EYE TREATMENT is in interesting packaging with a metal tip applicator that helps cool down your undereye area and can help with puffiness. This has some hefty goals since it says it addresses the signs of aging like dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and loss of hydration and firmness. I prefer this for daytime since it does have a slight brightening effect but I don’t like the metal tip applicator. In my experience it doesn’t apply the treatment evenly and tugs on my skin. If I pump out more it will glide easier but it still isn’t my favorite application. I don’t use the metal tip, I only pump out the cream and apply it with my finger. It is nicely hydrating but it doesn’t help with my puffy under eye area. It contains some of the most unique ingredients I’ve seen in the world of eye creams though.
NIGHT SERUM 85 and INTENSIVE NIGHT TREATMENT are probably my favorites of this group. The Night Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid which is one of my buzz words. “This quickly absorbed, potent anti-aging serum also contains vitamin C, aloe, and oat avenanthramides. Night Serum 85 provides intense hydration to the skin through multiple forms of hyaluronic acid, an apple derived moisturizing saccharide as well as a soy based moisturizing complex.” The ingredients in this intrigue me and are so effective. This quick absorbing serum is clear and is a great way to protect your skin throughout the night.
Actizyme® Mushroom derived, water soluble enzyme. Exfoliates without compromising barrier function or skin reactivity. Increases skin cell renewal. Delivers long term rejuvenating benefits such as improving firmness, increasing clarity, reducing appearance of wrinkles, and increasing skin moisture.
Sytenol® A Retinol-like activity without the negative side-effects of retinol. Helps to protect against detrimental effects of UV exposure, has a high antioxidant profile, is a strong inhibitor of pro-inflammatory enzymes and has a strong inhibitory effect against UV induced erythema as well as broad spectrum anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activities.
Revinage Bio-retinol. Retinoid receptor activity mimics the same positive results of retinoids to fight skin aging. Results in visibly younger, luminous and firm skin. Reduces appearance of wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. Displays anti-inflammatory action and is a powerful antioxidant (decreases free radical generation and stimulates SOD and CAT production).
DermaPep™ A350 Peptide with retinol-like activity. Anti-aging for face and body. Helps support skin’s natural collagen synthesis and anti-aging effect against environmental stimulus such as UV irradiation.
DermaPep™ A530 Capryloyl pentapeptide-26, multi-functional anti-inflammatory peptide for irritated and sensitive skin. Anti-inflammation effect against environmental stimulus such as UV irradiation. Reduces itching and pruritus.
The Intensive Night Treatment was formulated to synergistically work with and be layered over Night Serum 85, enhancing the benefits of both products.
What’s so interesting is the variety of ingredients TRUFORA uses in each of their products. You can tell a lot of research has gone into this skincare line. For me one of the biggest selling points is that the line is totally fragrance free but I also appreciate that it’s an organic line that is cruelty free. With all the skincare lines available it’s not always easy to find the right products but with TRUFORA I’ve found quite a few that I’m extremely happy with (the serums and Night Treatment especially). While I wouldn’t repurchase the Eye Treatment or Exfoliator I know that these are great products but that they just aren’t what I’m looking for.
If you are in the market for a new skincare system then consider TRUFORA, especially since the ingredients are what makes this stand out from the rest. — Marcia
*sent for editorial consideration