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Ole Henriksen Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate

What it is:A peel concentrate for the under eye area that offers a natural, gentle antidote to dark circles and fine lines.What it is formulated to do:Created by Ole Henriksen (skin guru to the stars) to address the specific needs of the eye region—specifically signs of fatigue and age—this exfoliating formula will revolutionize skincare for the under eye region. Because the tissue around the eye is so fragile, it is often recommended NOT to exfoliate that area. This groundbreaking blend represents a new realm of possibility for more youthful skin around the eyes.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for Ole Henriksen Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate

Question
Is this a moisturizer or exfoliator?
Do you pat it on and leave, or do you apply and remove to exfoliate? Looking for a lightweight moisturizer to apply before I put on shadow to keep eye lids from looking crinkley!!
asked 4 years ago
gwilsonmd
(Baton Rouge)
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
12 answers
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answer 1
It has a gel consistency that will gently exfoliate darkness underneath the eye. I recommend using an eye cream on top to add more hydration.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
You need to just leave it on all night and just add a light moisturizer on top of it. Works like a charm
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
catwoman77
(Milton, Ontario Canada)
answer 3
It definitely pat-and-leave. If you're looking for something to keep your eyes looking fresh, why don't you try using eye shadow creams instead of the traditional eye shadows or a primer?
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sheba85
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I BELIEVE IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE PUT ON YOUR EYE LIDS! IT IS MORE OF A SERUM IT WORKS OK NOT GREAT!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(DANBURY, CT)
answer 5
this is an alpha hydroxy nightly treatment. You pat in on, let it dry, then follow with your regular eye cream. it will exfoliate the gentle eye area without the irritating effects that a scrub would do.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
daisy7859
(Oxnard, CA)
answer 6
Leave on exfoliater... I lightly swipe it on & upward, then gently pat. In about a minute I put on my Dior Sorbet Eye moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
leidoodle
(chicago, il)
answer 7
I would you a moisturizer in addition to this product.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
covertgirl
answer 8
Put it on and leave it, apply eye cream on top.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
PeggyD
(Dallas, TX)
answer 9
You pat it on and let it dry. You don't have to do anything else afterwards. It feels amazing.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
fetty
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 10
This does not go on the eyelids. It goes on the undereye area. You pat it on the undereye area and leave it to dry, then follow up with a moisturizer, very important! Bring it out to the sides of the eyes, but not onto the eyelid area.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
derby41
(Gainesville, Fl)
answer 11
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answered 4 years ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 12
Well, it's neither a moisturizer or wash-off exfoliater. It is really like a serum that has an amazing resurfacing ability for the eye skin. You would still need to put an eyecream on top, especially one with SPF for daytime.
answered 4 years ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
Question
Dark Circles, need help!
How well does this product work for Dark Circles? You think it will work if only used at night? If used at night do you need a Moisturizer? If so, which moisturizer is best to combine it with?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
11 answers
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answer 1
I use the product both day and night, durning the day, I also use undereye cream, at night, just the product, that works for me.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ririe
(Lewes, Delaware)
answer 2
I use it night and day. I put the Ole eye cream for night over it before bed and the Ole eye day cream with SPF15 over it in the daytime. I have pretty fragil skin under my eyes and slightly dry skin all over, that's why I opt for the heavier cream. I've also tried it with the invigorating night eye gel and liked those results too.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Stafford, VA)
answer 3
This product will minimize your dark circles. My dark circles were bad, and this made a huge difference - they still are a tiny bit dark, but better than any other product that I have used (Teamine, Kinerase, Origins, Neova). This also really helps with under-eye bags. It smooths that crepe-y look too. It says not to use it on your lids or close to your eyes, and I don't, so I haven't had any problems w/it bothering my eyes. BUT, I can tell you what creme NOT to use: the Truth Is In The Eyes SPF 15 - it may "bleed" into your eyes, and your eyes will water like you have never experienced before. I use the peel at night with a sample of an eye night creme, or during the day with an eye creme, and put my facial SPF just above my cheekbone at the eye. I was very pleased with this product; it is the best I have used so far. I still have not settled on an eye creme to use with it, but it will probably be an Ole Henriksen product.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
pandorasopinion
(Bowie, MD)
answer 4
I use morning and night, and use the sheer transformation moisturizer. I have noticed my dark circles are getting lighter, I think my eyes overall look alot brighter
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
loribailey
(Pemberville)
answer 5
I do think it has helped my dark circles, even though that wasn't the reason I first used it. I have very sensitive skin and can't use retinol-type products, so was pleased to find this one. I use it in the morning, under a light eye cream, and at night. Have been using for about 4-6 weeks and see a clear decrease in dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
meautybagic
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
I use this product at night and another one during the day for my dark circles and lines, and I'm in love with both products. =) This eye serum is fantastic, and you can use it during the day (it says so on the packaging), but I don't know if it would be a good base for concealer or primer. Stick to using it at night and you'll see great results (and it'll last twice as long!) =)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jennibeth23
(Modesto, CA)
answer 7
I used this for a month and did not get any results with fine lines or dark circles diminishing.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
heidi7
answer 8
This didn't help my dark circles and I finished the whole tube.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kjon
(Denver, CO)
answer 9
For dark circles, I have had good results combining this with the Ole Hendriksen Ultimate Eye Lift Gel.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
beautyman
(Salt Lake, UT)
answer 10
I don't feel like Truth is in the Eyes reduces dark circles. Eye cream seems to help that most. This does help to tighten the eye area and reduce the appearance of lines.

For dark circles, I have had great results with Caudalie's "Premier Cru The Eye Cream." It's expensive ($95), but a little bit goes a long way. I use about a third as much of the Caudalie eye cream as I have used of other eye creams and I get better results (by far).
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
beautyman
(Salt Lake, UT)
answer 11
It does, but with wrinkles and lines more. You do still need an eye cream, so I suggest one that specifically helps with dark circles. That way you have everything covered!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
dcgirl19
(Washington DC)
Question
Does this burn your eyes?
And how would it compare to Philosophy's Eye Hope?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
fafa34
(San Antonio, TX)
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
11 answers
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answer 1
I have tried the Philosophy Eye Hope and would say that this Truth is in the Eyes along with Philosophy Hope in a Tube work great together. Philosophy Eye Hope burned my eyes but Ole Henricksen doesn't.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
shelly02
(Indiana)
answer 2
i've never used the philosophy eye cream, but i used a korres one that burned my eyes like crazy! it was awful. this one has not burned or caused irritation at all. i'm much happier with it!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
kenyon22
answer 3
I find this only burns in the eye area if I have used a mild exfoliating scrub prior. I know you aren't supposed to exfoliate the eye area but the surrounding area often gets a little exfoliation as a result. Other than this it does not sting or burn me at all.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vsmini
(New York)
answer 4
It doesn't burn my eyes, and I use this in the day with Eye Hope as it seems it is no longer as effective as it used to be on my skin. I would say this is a fairly powerful boost to your daily and nightly skincare regimen.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sheba85
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I also use Philosophy's Eye Hope and prefer this product. I feel the Ole Henricksen product delivers more improvement in my eye area and it does not burn at all.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
makeupgirl0677
(Livermore, CA)
answer 6
This is the only product anyone should ever use for these purposes. It is awesome, nothing compares, and it has never burned my very sensitive eyes & skin; even when I have got it into my eyes a little.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
leidoodle
(chicago, il)
answer 7
Eye Hope is a moisturizer and would be a good followup AFTER using this product. This is an exfoliator for the undereye area, but very mild. Some people may have some burning, but I've never heard of it, but if you do have some, stop using the product immediately. Always follow afterward with a good moisturizer, and Eye Hope would be a good one to use. I've used it afterwards and works great.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
derby41
(Gainesville, Fl)
answer 8
Hi! I recently received this as a sample and like you I use the Eye Hope from Philosophy. What I have been doing is using this underneath the EH as a serum. It's really lightweight and believe me, a little goes a long way! I haven't haven't had any issues with my eyes burning with it but if your eyes are super sensitive you may want to use less and let it dry before the EH. It's a great product and is boosting the power of the EH for me. Hope this helps!!
answered 4 years ago
faerychild
(Huron. Ohio)
answer 9
I agree, this product is not at all irritating to the eyes. It also absorbs quickly, so it also won't accidentally smear into your eyes either!
answered 4 years ago
soupasta
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 10
I have stupid-sensitive eyes and can use this all around them w/o any irritation. This is NOT an eyecream though, so I can't compare it to Eye Hope. It is a skin improving serum you can use before eyecream. (use an SPF eyecream if you use it during the day)
answered 4 years ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 11
I can only answer the first part of the question. I have not found it to be irritating to my eyes. I've read that you should ease it into your routine though by using it only every other day at first.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
connieconcon
(Pasadena, CA)
Question
Combine with Retinol?
I know this is more like a serum that you put on first, but can you mix it with a retinol eye cream? Or would that be too much? I'm trying to find an eye cream that would work well this, especially at night. I don't tend to use this product or retinol products during the day.
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
9 answers
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answer 1
I would not use this product with retinol for a number of reasons. First of all, the ingredients will almost certainly counteract one another. AHAs (like the lactic/glycolic acid in this product) create an acidic environment on the skin (pH around 3-4); retinol requires a higher pH to be functional (around 5.5, the normal pH of skin). If used together, you get an in-between pH level, so neither will work optimally.

You could space them out by about 45 minutes to give your skin time to absorb and readjust to a normal pH. However, both retinol and AHAs can be irritating to skin, so if they did both work effectively, it would likely be too harsh for your delicate eye area.

Most dermatologists recommend using retinol and AHAs/BHAs on alternating nights, or at least using one at night (the retinol since it degrades in sunlight), and one in the morning (the AHA, like this product). Also, both AHAs and retinol make you photosensitive, so don't forget sunscreen!!

Cheers!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
I dont know about Retinol specifically, but I have worn it under several moisturizers. In fact the product recomendation is to always apply moisturizer over it after it absorbs. Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ryanpierce
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
This did nothing for me, so I suppose it could be combined with a retinol, but I wouldn't even bother spending money on this product.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
heidi7
answer 4
I am not sure about retinol products; however, I use mine with Ole Henriksen Visual Truth Eye Cream and I see noticeable results. It's not heavy or thick when you put it on & it hydrates the skin. Any Ole Henriksen eye products should work well with this product.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
missbenzo
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
The instructions say to let this product dry before using any other cream, so I put my eye cream on after "Truth" has dried. I use it morning and night.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
karno
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
I use it with a basic mositurizer, & I have had great results so far.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
catwoman77
(Milton, Ontario Canada)
answer 7
I would say using both retinol eye cream and this eye gel would be too much! Use one or the other (i do suggest this one along with a simple hydrating eye cream!)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
daisy7859
(Oxnard, CA)
answer 8
Skyn Iceland eye cream is great with this product!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
PeggyD
(Dallas, TX)
answer 9
Yes; I use this product and a retinol eye cream before bed. There was a slight redness during the first two or three times using it, but my skin adapted beautifully. I faithfully use the Henriksen eye concentrate and retinol and I am line-free!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
CapeCodSandy
(Cape Cod, MA)
Question
why can't i use this product on lids?
Does anyone know why this product cannot be used on the lids?
I have fine lines on my lids and hoped to use this product...
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
6 answers
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answer 1
It is not formulated to be worn on the lid because, it has exfoliating ingredients in it. Gently pat it underneath the eye.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
These products tend to warn against getting them in your eye and I think that the lids are too sensitive for that.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
nycm
(NYC)
answer 3
I use it on my lids, allow it to dry and then follow it up with a hydrating eye cream. I've had no problems with dryness or with irritation.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
deut65
(Medina, Ohio)
answer 4
The skin on our eyelids is incredibly thin and delicate. Any product with acids in it can burn the lids, making any issues we have there even worse. I suggest the Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel, which can be used safely on the lids, and has a tightening effect (I use it at night).
answered 3 years ago
melissas08
(Southern CA)
answer 5
I don't know the specific reason, but when I get it too close to my eyes in the corners or on the bottom, I find it irritates my eyes. It works incredibly well on circles and fine lines in the corners though, so I would consider using it in conjunction with another product (at least that's what I'm doing.)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jennibeth23
(Modesto, CA)
answer 6
It will migrate down into your eye and tear ducts. It will burn and damage your mucous membranes in your eye because of the exfoliating acids.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
heidi7
Question
Has this helped anyone with undereye milia?
I'm looking for something to help with some minor undereye milia. Has anyone seen that type of benefit from using this product?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
lljun
(Bridge City, TX)
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
4 answers
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answer 1
I have found this has helped my problems with milia (and dark circles)tremendously. I use this product day and night. I compliment this product with Ole Henriksen eye gel at night, and Henriksen eye creme (with sunscreen) for day. I am sure you can use other gels or creams, however, it is my experience the product lines are formulated to compliment each other.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
12glady
(Deming. NM)
answer 2
It does help with it. The large milia are still there after 2 weeks but there is improvement with the smaller milia
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Mariansa
answer 3
Yes! I had a few tiny little bumps (really only noticeable to me, but still), and this product has helped tremendously. One is still there a tiny bit, but the skin under the other eye is completely smooth. I've only been using this for a short while, and I'm truly shocked that it's worked so well. With Sephora's generous return policy, it's certainly worth a try -- you have nothing to lose but milia.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
DJMama
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
Yes, this product significantly improved my milia
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
ag8705
(greensboro, nc)
Question
Why the price online is 42dlls and at the store it is 65? It is the same tube and amount
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
Msveronia
(San luis obispo, ca)
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
3 answers
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answer 1
I noticed the difference in price too. This product comes in two different sizes. I found both at one of my local stores. Originally, I paid around $60. When I went back to purchase another tube, the price had dropped to $40-something. After I got the new tube back home, I compared it to the original. The cheaper tube was smaller. My only complaint it that the tube itself is flimsy. Both tubes that I purchased were defective: the first had a leak on the tip of it; the second tip broke off as I was unscrewing the cap for the first use. BTW I do l-o-v-e this stuff.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
AngieFromVegas
(Henderson, NV)
answer 2
That's odd. I noticed the sample packets have hardly anything in them. I bought this stuff and cannot stand it. I just answered another person who felt her eyes seemed to be getting more wrinkled -- I don't know if they get better - because I had to stop using this. Primer balls up when you put it on top of this stuff and it's just peeling all the time but for what? I don't care what this costs as I will never buy it again. I bought a whole set of this - the only good thing about this Truth stuff is the orange citrus scent.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
toppkatt
(Midwest, IL, USA)
answer 3
Online the tube is smaller buy it in the store the tub is bigger better value in my mind. 42 for .5 oz 49 plus tax for .75 much better deal extra quarter ounce for 9 dollars good for me
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ricky12
(Woodland park nj)
Question
Has anyone had the experience of wrinkles getting worse before they get better with this product?
I will put this on, wait 5-10 minutes and then put a layer of Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair over it for moisture. Ive been using the Truth is in the Eyes serum for two weeks now.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
lcortina
(Boulder, CO)
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
me. I have used this twice, following the "every other day" for the first week. after 2 applications my under eye crepy-ness has turned into deep lines. im quite concerned as i am only 35. i dont know if i should continue or keep going hoping it will get better.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
starrskyy
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 2
I thought I was imagining that! First of all, when you put primer over this for eye-shadow it makes the primer ball up and shed little pieces of ...what I don't know - I suppose that's what's "peeling" - but it certainly shouldn't be worn during the day with make-up and primer. At night it seems to sting, even though it's no where near your eyeballs. Then I started to think I'm imagining that this is making my orbital area skin LOOSE! In any case, I do not like it at all -
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
toppkatt
(Midwest, IL, USA)
answer 3
I heard Peter Thomas Roth speaking once about one of his exfoliating products and he did state needs to get worse before it gets better . Keep with ole and u can not go wrong working for my menopausal skin
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ricky12
(Woodland park nj)
Question
How long should I use before giving up?
A sales associate recommended this to me for milia. I've been using it for 3 weeks and while I wasn't expecting a miracle I thought I'd see some improvement. I don't seem to have gotten anymore but I started out with a lot of bumps. If there is any difference it might be that they are more prominent. I was hoping maybe that meant it was bringing them to the surface and that they'd go away. Looking for advice on whether I should keep going or give up, get my money back and try something else. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
kerri17
(pittsburgh, pa)
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi, you should give any new product at least 90 days to see some kind of improvement. At least. When you get a sample, it's not to see if you show improvement, it's more to make sure you don't have a reaction and like the texture / smell. It takes a long time to change your skin, and unless you are getting some kind of reaction, I'd give it more time. Another way to gauge it, is two bottles / tubes, etc of product.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
scully40
(Saint Charles, MO)
answer 2
For some reason I think I answered this, sorry if I did already - but I must say- I never got milium from anything and this stuff is so strong my eyes watered all day no matter how little I used. It may be just me, but this is strong and caused weird bumps which must be the milia you are talking about.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
toppkatt
(Midwest, IL, USA)
answer 3
I say give up. You've given it a fair shot and it's not working. it's too expensive and there are lots of other great products out there!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jnapoles
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Question
How frequent should I use this product?
In the description of this product it says to apply it in the morning and evening, and to apply is every other day for the first week. So AFTER the first week, should I apply it every day (once in the morning and once in the evening)?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Anna1988
(Chicago, IL)
on Truth Is In The Eyes™ Vitamin C Peel Concentrate
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've been using this for 3 weeks now. I started out applying once a day, every day (in the morning) in combination with the eye creme, and that has been enough for me.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
rphinney12
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
I started using it once a day right of the bat and never had any issue. I've been using it for a couple weeks now and have seen a noticeable difference with once daily use. I also use a moisturizing eye cream on top, which I think should reduce any chance of dryness.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KitCat79
(Raleigh, NC)
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