Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil-It’s Changed My Skin!

Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil, 1 oz./$45

I have to tell you about something that has changed my skin and that I won’t be without…ever! It’s something I picked up from Sephora during the last 15% off sale. Frankly I wanted to get the discount hello this stuff is great but it’s $45!

I have been hearing about the benefits of using vitamin c for a while now. I wasn’t really into trying it until my first brush w/vitamin c when I tried out Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Anti-Aging Eye Treatment . Well that eye cream led my dark bags to the promise land after a few short weeks and now I have to say Ole has taken the rest of my face and neck there!

From Sephora.com:

What it is:
A powerful 100 percent concentrated facial oil to activates skin’s natural reparative ability and produce bright, resilient, and radiant skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Luxurious and lightweight, this citrus scented and potent antiaging treatment quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates to heal, nourish, and hydrate. Fine lines are visibly reduced and skin is immediately brighter and more radiant. Abundant with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, skin is defended from future damage and balanced, leaving it luminous and youthful-looking.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Unfiltered, unprocessed, and cold pressed to maintain the highest potency, rose hips oil is a single source of active vitamin A, vitamin C, and high levels of essential fatty acids.

The transformation using one pump each evening for a little over a month now has been amazing. All the darker spots on my chin and the sides of my face aren’t nearly as visible. I used to look like I was always wearing contour powder due to the darker skin on my lower cheeks…now there is hardly any darkness there. My whole face is slowly becoming the same smooth (it helps with texture also!) brown color throughout. Using this combo has given me more confidence with my bare face than ever before. I started noticing a change after one week. After two weeks I was all up in the mirror checking things out and using much less foundation cause my skin was lookin GOOD.

There are just a few things to be aware of. The smell….it’s like you got hit with two bags of Sunkist oranges. The first few nights using this I couldn’t believe how strong it was. I like the smell so I got used to it quick. The other thing is that as a combo/oily skin girl I was worried about putting an oil on my face and leaving it there. It was fine though. This stuff sinks into your skin quickly and it looks like you just put moisturizer on your face after a few minutes-it’s not greasy looking thank goodness! I also think that it’s important to note that this doesn’t change the color of your skin (it brightens your natural color, it doesn’t lighten your skin) it just has made my skin even color-wise throughout.

I use one pump of this oil each evening and spread it on my face and neck. I checked my bottle and I’ve used about a quarter of it after using it every night for about five weeks. I’m thinking I can get 3 months out of each 1 oz. bottle. That’s good cause it’s $45-let me remind you. There was an even better combo at Sephora (ITEM # 1530013) from Ole that was sold out during the sale but I will get very soon. It’s the same size (1 oz.) Vitamin C Oil along with a .5 oz. Truth Serum Collagen Booster for $45. I may as well get something else along with something I know I love right?

Let me know if there are any Vitamin C products that you’ve tried. I’m curious. I am such a fan now!

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  1. says

    Vitamin C is bomb.com for the skin. I’ve tried his truth serum which I loved. I may add it back to my routine. There’s a discovery set on QVC (http://www.qvc.com/Ole-Henriksen-Best-of-Ole-Henriksen-7-Piece-Discovery-Kit-Beauty.product.A223331.html?sc=A223331-Targeted&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-12-_-A223331&catentryImage=http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/a/31/a223331.001?$uslarge$) that has been on my wish list for a while. I want to try the Sheer Transformation. That has good reviews. Philosophy has a powder that you mix into your moisturizer that I like. That stuff lasts forever since you only need a little bit.

    • says

      I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get with the program. This stuff is amazing. I love anything that shows results after a week. It works like magic!

  2. Maria J. Cardoza says

    The Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum I hear is VERY good as well, it’s the same cost for the same amoung, it is Sold at Ulta Beauty store/online and also at Mario Badescu.com. I’d like to see if you’d be willing to try it and what your opinion is because I myself also have combo/oil skin and afraid of sometimes using serums or oils.

    • says

      I haven’t heard about that one. Sounds good! The Mario Badescu products that I’ve tried so far haven’t disappointed. I am going to stick with the Sephora Ole H set of two products for $45 this next time around. It doesn’t make sense to change up at the same price point and not get an extra product that I’ve heard good things about in the set. The formulation works really well on my combo skin. Using oils is still scary but this one set me at ease right away.

  3. says

    I use Dr Schultz vitamin c cream. It is $85.00 but I got it when it was 30 percent off. I follow Beauty Brains and Future Derm blogs. Check them out. Future Derm did a wonderful blog on Vitamin C creams. Please read. Their is a brand named Timeless vitamin C ferrulic that is 24.95 and is an almost dupe for the SkinCetical Vitamin C ferrulic that costs over $100.00. Future Derm really breaks down the science of why and how the appropriate type of Vitamin C works. Also Catalina031 on YouTube is a great channel to watch about skin care. Also Dr Schultz has a YouTube channel called DermTv. Both channels are wonderful. I also check Beautypedia to see their reviews. Boy this is the longest post I have ever done LOL. take care.

    • says

      Thank you so much for the information. I am going to look into this more and I love to do my research thank you! I don’t follow enough blogs that talk about skin care!

  4. Tammy/Courbry says

    I remembered this review from you and had to come back and read it before heading out to Sephora. Great review. I’m gong to pick up both the serum and the Tarte eye cream. Can’t wait to start using them. Hope you and your husband are having a great day. Looking forward to more cooking vdeo’s from him. :)

    • says

      You have to let me know how the serum and eye cream work for you! After a little over a week you should see something!!! Thanks we saw Star Trek and it was really good. We are doing a dessert next it’s gonna be good!

  5. Tammy/Courbry says

    Ok, I didn’t end up buying the Tarte eye cream. The sales associate at Sephora sold me on sticking with the Ole Henrickson eye cream. So. I ended up with that, the Vitamin C Serum and the Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil. Can’t wait to see if I see any results. Hmmmmmm, looking forward to the dessert video. :)

  6. Marie Lambert says

    I just started using the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth and in two days i have seen a change in my skin!
    My concern is the packageing , I have heard that it looses its strength if the light gets at it. Im not sure if this information is true.

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