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Ole Henriksen Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil

What it is:A powerful activating oil infused with 100 percent pure organic rose hips seed oil, a natural source of active vitamin C, vitamin A, and essential fatty acids, to brighten, repair, and nourish while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What it is formulated to do:Luxurious and lightweight, this brightly citrus-scented potent antiaging treatment oil 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—look forward to a brighter future daily. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Unprocessed 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. Research results:In a consumer usage study: - 100% said their skin looked brighter, more luminous, and glowed - 85% said the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles was visibly reduced
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Questions & Answers for Ole Henriksen Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil

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When to apply this product? AM? PM? Undermakeup?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
lookin
(Laguna Beach, CA)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
9 answers
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answer 1
I use the Oil in combination with the Serum at night and wear both under the Sheer Transformations Moisturizer. I love the combination of all three for night time routine.
I also use the Serum and Sheer Transformation Moisturizer during the day under makeup. In the winter (very dry) months, I use the oil during the day too, but in the summer (humid) months, I don't use for daytime use.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LaraF
(Jersey Shore, NJ)
answer 2
I've used it mostly at night, but then decided to experiment using it during the day. It was over the weekend, and didn't go out, so it was fine. Loved how my face glowed. But when I continued to use it, the day I went back to work, midday, my face felt oily and heavy. So I stopped using it during the day and just used it at night.
answered 6 months ago
mcoopers1981
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 3
Definitely use at night. It DOES appear oily/greasy on one's face, so I wouldn't suggest wearing it out and about. A lot of the negative reviews seem to be disgruntled users who left the house wearing this! Use at nighttime and you'll get the benefits without the unsightly donwside.
answered 7 months ago
beautylush77
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I use this product both at night and during the day (but in very small quantities) otherwise it can feel too oily. I have oily skin to begin with but I like how when I mix this with my moisturizer, it makes my skin smooth and easy to apply makeup.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
jram
(NJ)
answer 5
I apply this in the P.M and sleep with it. Once you wake up your face is very moisturized, smooth, and bright healthy glow.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Yesi5
(Hood Rover, OR)
answer 6
I use this 2x per day, both AM and PM. I've been using a BB cream and the 'mineral veil' powder in place of a foundation this summer, so on the days that I decide to use those products, I usually wait about 20 minutes after applying the oil to let it settle in to my skin before applying any cosmetics.

If you've never used this before, you could probably start by applying it only at night -- sparingly -- to see how it settles into your skin before you attempt to use it during the day time.

I hope that helps! :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
OneWayorAnother
(Portland, OR)
answer 7
It says on the website AM or PM, but I use it both times and a little more at night. The results have been great.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Ami777
(Manhattan, NY)
answer 8
Both day and night. Under makeup. Use as your moisturizer or mix into your favorite product. It's not heavy so it won't make anything thicker it will just boost the benefits and vitamin C! An incredible pairing to Sheer Transformation from Ole Henriksen as well
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
wenonah9
(san diego california)
answer 9
I've been putting this miracle oil on in the AM and PM after the truth serum, right before moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Sparkles333
(University place, wa)
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What's the difference between this and the Truth Serum?
I'm 29 and use the Truth Serum as preventive anti-aging, as well as the rest of that line (except the under-eye cream) plus the african red tea cleanser. Is this oil for older skin, or can I add it to my regimen? Let's say at night instead of the Serum?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
kelly674
(Quebec City, Canada)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
I'm 27 and I use the oil at night with OH's invigorating night gel. I use the serum in the morning under my makeup. I'm prone to shine and breakouts. The oil has actually helped clear up my skin, but it would too hard to control shine if I used it in the morning. The serum gets sucked right into your skin and tightens everything up. I really love both products, I was glad to see they put them in a value set together.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
gracielou987
(CT)
answer 2
I am 28 and use this product at night under my moisturizer and love love love it. I also use the Ole skin cream and eye cream. I have noticed big improvements in my overall skin and complexion.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Agraham
answer 3
The Oil has more moisturizing qualities than the Serum, although the Serum absorbs more quickly. I use them in combination with one another for a night time routine and have had beautiful skin results. I also use the Sheer Transformation as the finishing touch. My pores are smaller, my sun damage spots are faded, my skin tone is more even, and my skin glows. I highly recommend.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LaraF
(Jersey Shore, NJ)
answer 4
It's perfect for night time.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Yesi5
(Hood Rover, OR)
answer 5
The truth serum is targeted toward brightening uneven skin tone and dark spots, and the pure truth oil is your anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, hydrating treatment.

Some of the benefits do over lap (as they're both vitamin C based so will both brighten, and both boost collagen production) but they are truly targeted toward different concerns.

If you want brightening, I would stick with the truth serum.

But if you are wanting best results, they work wonderfully together. The truth serum will still be your AM/PM serum, and the Pure Truth oil takes the place of any moisturizer that you are using. So it can be layered over top of truth serum at night, or during the day as well if you want.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
jessybel
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 6
I use both. The Truth serum really preserves, strengthens, brightens as well firms my skin as where the Pure Oil help restore and repair any sun damage I have. I love to use it on my age spots on my hands following with Ole's Sunscreen, Protect the Truth SPF 50.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
jeff45
(Dallas, TX)
answer 7
I would definitly recommend using teh Serum first then the oil. But if you definitly want to just b
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
gabygiron4
(San Francisco)
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Problems combining with Truth Serum?
I just purchased this item and am finding that when I put it on following the Truth Serum, the product "pills" up and becomes flaky. Anyone else having this problem? I've tried waiting for the Truth Serum to completely absorb, but still no luck with a smooth application!
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
drklm
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
6 answers
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answer 1
I've experienced this "pilling" one or two times, but have noticed it only when I've used too much serum. One pump of the serum more than covers your face and neck. One pump of the oil also is more than enough to cover the same regions. A little goes a long way for both products. When you don't overdo it with the products, they both go on smooth, and you can put foundation/makeup over top with out issue.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LaraF
(Jersey Shore, NJ)
answer 2
Not an issue for me - I use it within a minute of applying the vit C truth serum and it always absorbs completey. Are you applying moisturizer right after the oil though? Maybe the problem is what you're doing after the oil not before? I wait a full 5 or 10 minutes after applying the oil before moisturizing because it takes that long for the oil to absorb for me. This is probably my favorite Ole Henriksen product
answered 7 months ago
SKKC
(Moncton, NB)
answer 3
I use the serum in the morning after I wash my face and apply makeup etc, then at night I use the oil and sleep with it on. They both work amazing for me like that. give it a try
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Yesi5
(Hood Rover, OR)
answer 4
I have tried using less, though it dries so quickly, I can barely cover my face. I have also waited longer periods of time for the product to fully absorb, but get the same results. I read elsewhere that Ole suggested this product should be "pressed" into the face instead of rubbing.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
drklm
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
Use less ;) 1/2 a pump is truly all u need or wait for Truth serum to fully absorb
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
wenonah9
(san diego california)
answer 6
I had the same problem when I first tried it but then I just used a little less of the truth serum and waited until it dried then glided the oil over it. Try to use a thinner layer of the truth serum then you normally use. I think this oil makes excess truth serum "ball" up.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
ScruffyCat
(New York, NY)
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Is this meant to be worn under or over the truth serum?
New to serums/oils so any advice would be helpful, thanks!
asked 8 months ago
AphroditeKat
(Columbus, OH)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
6 answers
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answer 1
It works better when used alone. My skin did not feel that soft when I used it with the Truth Serum. Maybe it will work better with truth serum for much older skin. So if you are in your 20's you better use it alone.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
SabrinaSha
(Scarborough, Ontario)
answer 2
I use the serum under my moisturizer. works great. or you can wear it alone.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Agraham
answer 3
I use the Vitamin C Oil over the Vitamin C Serum on a daily basis. It gives a little more moisturize for night time. The combination of the two products has improved my skin measurably - my sun damage spots are faded and my pores are minimized. I also have fresher, brighter skin. I highly recommend the two in combination.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LaraF
(Jersey Shore, NJ)
answer 4
Best recommended uses are after the vit C truth serum or after the peel treatment. I use it after the vit C truth serum and before my moisturizer
answered 7 months ago
SKKC
(Moncton, NB)
answer 5
I find it best to apply after the truth serum! Think of the oil as a moisturizer. Serums always preceed mositurizers.
answered 7 months ago
MissLizzieCo
(Denver, CO)
answer 6
it can be, but it's better to be used as a stand alone serum since it has the same level/higher levels of Vit C
answered 8 months ago
simbab
(ottawa, ontario)
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Under eye area
Can this product be used to treat crows feet and brighten up the eye area as well as the face?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
shmollshmoll
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
6 answers
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answer 1
The eye area is where I feel I get the most benefit from this, it really makes my skin, especially the eye area, feel more supple.
answered 7 months ago
SKKC
(Moncton, NB)
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend the eye area. It does give off a temporary vitamin c vapor type scent and can make your eyes water.
This oil is terrific for the face, neck and chest area.
answered 8 months ago
Natural2
(Independence, OR)
answer 3
I used , not all the time but I apply it around the yea area
answered 11 months ago
idyss22
(Houston, Tx)
answer 4
Yes it can brighten up the face and it works for fine lines and wrinkles. As, for the crows feet I'd suggest the Eye cream.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Yesi5
(Hood Rover, OR)
answer 5
Yes! I love it all around my eyes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
wenonah9
(san diego california)
answer 6
This product is not recommended for use around the eye area.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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In place of moisturizer?
Can this be used alone as a moisturizer, or does it have to be followed by a moisturizer? I want to be sure my skin is hydrated enough :)
asked 6 months ago
Pippi0213
(Temecula, CA)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
6 answers
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answer 1
I use this in addition to my moisturizer at night. I use the Vitamin C Serum first, Vitamin C Oil next, and then a light moisturizer over top and my face is still moisturized enough that I can typically just add makeup and go in the morning.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LaraF
(Jersey Shore, NJ)
answer 2
Yes, you can use it in place of a moisturizer. If you do have excessively dry skin, then during the day I would suggest using a moisturizer on top.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Jfailla42
(san francisco, ca)
answer 3
I would say yes, though I don't use it that way myself because I put this on at night. For daily moisture I use Kate Sommerville.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
BeautyBeeHTown
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
I use it with a moisturizer, but have worn it alone (without makeup) and my skin felt hydrated. I like to let the Truth Serum 'soak' in and then apply my moisturizer.
answered 6 months ago
Lou002
answer 5
I'd say this serum is emollient enough for normal skin types. If you have dry or very dry skin, I'd suggest a moisturizer over it.
answered 6 months ago
crrlygrrl
(ca)
answer 6
Your skin will be hydrated enough! It's light though, so sometimes I like to mix it up with something a little heavier like 100% pure shea.

As a side note, this oil makes makeup application much smoother too, almost like a primer. I waited an hour to 1.5 hours before putting on my makeup and WOW it makes a big difference.
answered 6 months ago
keekabuu
(Victoria, BC)
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Does this cause acne?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
5 answers
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answer 1
I wondered about this possibility myself and resisted trying it for a while because I was worried it might. I'm late 30s and get periodic breakouts (used to have a problem with adult acne in my early twenties). I finally tried it and I love this product, and it definately has not caused any breakouts for me.
answered 7 months ago
SKKC
(Moncton, NB)
answer 2
No, I was surprised and pleased to find this oil does not cause my skin to break-out. In fact, the anti-inflammatory agents actually seem to decrease the swelling and redness of my existing break-outs. One pump is all you really need for your face and neck. Warm it up in your palms by rubbing them together and then press it into your skin.
answered 10 months ago
lindseykat
(Northern Virginia)
answer 3
YES, it broke my face out so bad.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mbnbrk
(LA)
answer 4
Rosehip seed oil is not recommended for use on active acne, or on very oily skin.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
jeff45
(Dallas, TX)
answer 5
I have very sensitive skin and am prone to breakouts. This product hasn't caused any irritation or breakouts for me. I love it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
kimmybrandt
(Minneapolis, MN)
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activating oil / truth serum
do I need to use this Pure Truth Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil WITH the Truth Serum or can I use this by itself? If I only want to use ONE, is this better than the Truth Serum?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
onlineshopper808
(Honolulu, HI)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
If you are going to pick between the Serum and the Oil, I would say PICK BOTH! :-)

Actually, I would probably say the Serum because you can use it both day and night, in combination with your regular moisturizer (I use the Sheer Transformation). The Oil I only use at night with the Serum and Sheer Transformation moisturizer.

I love all three together and strongly recommend. Making these three part of my night time routine transformed my skin quickly - my pores are smaller, my sun damage spots are faded, my skin tone is even and my skin glows. I always used to wear foundation to even out my skin, but now can go foundation free because my skin looks so good.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LaraF
(Jersey Shore, NJ)
answer 2
This is better then the serum and it can be used alone
i recommend using it at night and even sleep with it on.
once you wake up you can see the difference in your face.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Yesi5
(Hood Rover, OR)
answer 3
i prefer Truth Serum to this. The oil in this was too heavy and didn't work as well for my skin!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kikidee713
(McLean, VA)
answer 4
I use both. The Truth serum really preserves, strengthens, brightens as well firms my skin as where the Pure Oil help restore and repair any sun damage I have. I love to use it on my age spots on my hands following with Ole's Sunscreen, Protect the Truth SPF 50.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
jeff45
(Dallas, TX)
Question
Is this oil free?
I love Ole heneriksons products and currently use the truth serum. I have combination skin would this work for my skin type or should I stick with the truth serum. I'm 38 years old. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
joey22
(Long Island, N.Y.)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm 37 and have combination skin as well. I use both the Serum and the Oil in combination with one another for my night time routine. I use the Serum by itself in the morning. I finish up with the Sheer Transformation Moisturizer for both night and day. I love all of them and have seen great skin results. My skin tone is even, my pores are reduced in size, and my sun damage spots are faded. My skin looks better than it did when I was 25! I highly recommend!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LaraF
(Jersey Shore, NJ)
answer 2
It works wonders. I use it at night and sleep with it on
When I wakeup my skin looks and feels amazing
I don't think there is any age to use this oil.
Everyone can use it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Yesi5
(Hood Rover, OR)
answer 3
It is a wonderful hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin immediately. This oil may be used straight from the bottle as a moisturizer, or can be incorporated into a cream, lotion, facial oil, or massage oil. I use it together with the Truth Serum!!! Great duo!!!!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
jeff45
(Dallas, TX)
answer 4
This is not oil free (it's pure oil in fact), but don't be afraid of oil no matter what your skin type! Today's face oils are lightweight, absorb quicky, and are not greasy. This one is no exception to that. Oil can also help regulate sebum (ie, oil) production and is proven beneficial even to the most oily and acne prone skin types! Give it a try.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
cindydeily
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Use instead or with a serum?
I am waiting for this product to arrive as it wasn't available at my local store. In the meantime, I have purchased and love the Clinique Repairware serum. Is this something I can use together or just one or the other? Love to hear any advice/comments. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
cckp72
(Ancaster, Ontario)
on Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you are in your 20's use it alone or with a moisturizer and if you are in your 30's use it with a serum.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
SabrinaSha
(Scarborough, Ontario)
answer 2
The Pure Truth oil will take the place of your moisturizer, so you can definitely use your favourite serum, and then layer the oil over it and skip your moisturizing cream if you're using one.

Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
jessybel
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 3
Thank you! Would you put this oil on first or the serum first? I would think that it would be difficult for the serum to penetrate this oil, but I am curious what works for you. Thanks alot.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
cckp72
(Ancaster, Ontario)
answer 4
I definitely use it with a serum. I love using the Truth Serum Collagen Booster serum by Ole Henriksen. It is a highly concentrate 10% vitamin C cocktail that's works amazing with the Pure Truth Oil.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
jeff45
(Dallas, TX)
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