Ole Henriksen Truth Serum

3.4

279 reviews

55% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Calcium Ascorbate, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Oleth-20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Hyaluronate, Thioctic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 6


on 8/1/2015 6:25:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I was looking for a shelf-stable vitamin C serum since I don't want to run to the fridge every morning when I want to apply my skincare. This is highly rated and the ingredients list looked OK to me (I do not like serums that have glycerin as a main ingredient since it irritates my skin).

I've been using it daily for the past two months and am pretty happy with it. I have combination skin that is on the drier side. I already use dapsone gel and Tazorac for acne and to keep my pores clear. I wanted to add a C serum to the mix to add clarity and free radical protection during the day. My skin is noticeably brighter these days with that even radiance that you can only achieve with vitamin C.

This (in combination with good sun protection) has also helped fade some old acne marks. It hasn't clogged my pores (which some vitamin C serums have done) or caused any other problems. I like the pump bottle, though I wish they'd package it in tinted rather than clear glass. My solution is to just keep it in the box (which incidentally makes it easier to organize in a drawer).

This is somewhat pricey, though kind of reasonable in the world of vitamin C serums. What's especially nice is that Ole Henrickson offers this in smaller sizes for people to try or to make traveling with it easier. Would repurchase.



on 7/5/2015 10:28:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

saw no changes after using this for a couple of weeks :/


Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

For the price, this is a decent product. I like to pick up the 3 Little Wonders set if I run out of my skincare products while traveling. The "collagen booster" works to some extent, improving texture in areas of concern and I did notice a very subtle lightening effect on sun-induced melanin freckles. I certainly feel dry if I don't use this with a moisturizer over it, which makes the whole process a little thicker than I would prefer. My skin also does feel a bit sensitive when I first apply the gel-ish serum. It is decently functional though, and moderately priced.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I liked it at first but it broke me out into small white bumps :(


on 6/5/2015 2:58:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I just ordered my third bottle of this serum. I first tried the smaller size, the 1 oz, and I liked it so much that after that I ordered the bigger 1.7 oz size. The bottle lasts for quite awhile, and I use two pumps, and I can get my whole face, neck, and decollete area with that amount. You do have to work it over your skin pretty quickly because it does absorb quickly. I love the scent, it's citrusy, just like you would imagine due to the color of the serum itself. It makes my skin clear and bright. I love that it boosts collagen production, because I am nearing 40. I wash my face first, right now I'm using a cleanser from Fresh, then I put on this serum, then my eye cream, then my night cream, and I am good to go. I am very happy with this serum and recommend it to anyone looking for a good serum to brighten their skin and to boost collagen production. The 1.7 oz is selling for around $68 on Amazon right now, and the price for the same size on Sephora is $72. Good luck, thank you for reading my review, I hope it was helpful.


on 5/7/2015 10:18:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really want to believe that after using this serum I can see a subtle brightness added to my skin. But that might just be wishful thinking because it's really subtle. Other than that it absorbs quickly, is light weight and I find the smell pleasant. It just costs a lot for only achieving a subtle questionable brightness. I've run out and I don't have any plans for repurchasing currently, but maybe my skin will be noticeably duller. Then I would repurchase.


on 5/2/2015 3:09:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I really wanted to like this product; it is natural, smells great, goes on nicely. The pump in the bottle works well. However, there was no effect. I was looking for something that felt moisturizing to my skin, but it just felt like it sat on top and didn't absorb. I tried the big bottle of it and I found no difference in my skin at all. I have combination skin, it didn't break me out, but it also didn't clear up any dry spots that I did have.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 4/29/2015 11:51:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this in a sample trio at sephora. I couldn't tell you if this worked or not. I saw no difference in my skin whatsoever. I'm looking for a regime that will make my skin look good without makeup and this wasn't it. I didn't break out or anything negative, just nothing innately positive either. I will not buy this again.


on 4/6/2015 6:56:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Hmm, I feel this serum is just average. It doesn't do anything for my skin and its smell is bordering on offensive. Would not repurchase.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I recently chose a deluxe sized sample of this serum for my 100 point beauty inside reward from Sephora. In the past, I have typically become irritated and/or broken out from most of the vitamin C serums I tried, however, I spend a lot of time outside in the sun so my skin can definitely benefit from the benefits of a topical vitamin C serum. I decided to try this out because of the popularity and great reviews.


I have used this for a few weeks now, and I have not become irritated or broken out. It feels very gentle and doesn't sting when I apply it. Overall, my skin looks healthier, clearer, brighter and more radiant. It is not greasy, sticky or heavy. The scent is kind of like an almost artificial, sickeningly sweet orange syrup, but it doesn't bother me very much and it doesn't linger. I will continue using this to maintain the "glow" it gives my skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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