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Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster

What it is:An antioxidant-rich brightening and nourishing serum enriched with vitamin C. What it is formulated to do:Look forward to a bright future—daily. Formulated with a proprietary five-source vitamin C complex to support natural collagen production, brighten, and minimize fine lines, this must-have serum defends from environmental aggressors and free radical damage, leaving skin healthy and protected. It is enriched with green tea extract and sodium hyaluronate to nurture and nourish. This lightweight and oil-free formula quickly absorbs into skin while the iconic uplifting citrus scent pampers your skin and your senses. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates What else you need to know:Not all vitamin C is created equal. Vitamin C is the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body, disarming free radicals and preventing damage both inside and outside cells. Ole Henriksen has harnessed the power of vitamin C by creating a proprietary “5-C” complex to repair, protect, and nourish. How the complex works: - Orange extract supports natural cell turnover and purifies. - Grapefruit extract brightens with antiseptic and aromatic qualities. - Rose hips seed extract heals, repairs damage, and soothes. - Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is very stable, safe, and non-irritating—the key to production of collagen. - Ester-c (Calcium Ascorbate) is a highly stable natural form of vitamin C found naturally in the body.
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Questions & Answers for Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster

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before or after pure argan oil?
i like to put on my pure argan oil right after cleansing it has transformed my skin... then i use a traditional moisturizer after. (i am dry). does this serum have to go on 1st? can i mix them as i like my skin to be damp to absorb the oil?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
tbonita
(NJ)
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
7 answers
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answer 1
I suggest using this before applying any oil type products.
answered 7 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
This product is very hydrating and not moisturizing, meaning it adds water to the skin, not oils. I would suggest using it before any oil-based products. Applying it first will allow your skin to absorb it then you can seal the skin, if you will, with a more moisturizing/oil-based product. The serum is closer to water than oil.
answered 9 months ago
chicliz
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I would use it under the argan oil because the product is very light. I would also let it soak in a minute or two. Your skin won't feel dry after using this product, so I would think the argan oil will go on quite nicely. I would definately use this product first though, I think the argan oil will make a barrier and keep the serum from getting into your skin.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
glendalegirl
(Albuquerque)
answer 4
I'd recommend putting this on first and letting it absorb fully into dry skin.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
deckie001
(Charleston, SC)
answer 5
I wouldnt combine it. One because the ole henricksen thing is not oil basd to it will not combine correctly. I use this products at different times of the day.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kimicami
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 6
I would put it on first before applying the oil. I would also wait a few minutes to allow it to absorb into the skin so it doesn't get rubbed off
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
maggieks
(California)
answer 7
in the steps of the kit i got i believe it goes on first, but if you are looking for a moist base to put on the oil after, this wont work too well as it dries very fast and seems to leave a dry soft layer on the skin. i noticed after using it and then applying a cream over it that it would rehydrate the serum and rearange it on my face haha, not sure if that made sense? see if you can get a sample in stores and try it at home under the oil and cream.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
dragoa267
(Montreal, QC)
Question
When and how do you use this product?
Do you use this product in the morning or evening and do you use it before your moisturizer or do you use it instead of,
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
sspurgie
(Sarasota, FL)
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
7 answers
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answer 1
This is a serum and serums are used after your toner but before your moisturizer (don't use this instead of your moisturizer). Its supposed to be gentle enough to use morning and night. some people do have sensitive skin so playing with it and finding out what works best for you is what i would recommend. I use mine usually just in the morning (although i don't have especially sensitive skin) and the ole henriksen night gel at bedtime. Sometimes though i do use this in the morning and at night. Hope this helps.
answered 10 months ago
rebec
(Topeka, Ks)
answer 2
I got a smaller bottle of the serum in the Three LIttle Wonders set (no longer available) and the directions that came with the set recommended using it before moisturizing 2x a day, once in the AM and once in the PM. I usually only use it 1x a day (I still see the effects). I apply it to dry skin after cleansing, wait for the serum to dry (less than a minute) and then apply a vit. c moisturizer. I will say that although I have rather sensitive skin, I can use it 2x a day without irritation. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
araceli1898
(Washington DC)
answer 3
The over-reactive response to "Do some research and find out for yourself." was taken out of context and not mean at all. "Luxurious from NY" stated that it's best to use at night, and due to oxidation it was less effective during the day. We all have to find out for ourselves as all of our skin-types are very different...ergo "research and find out for yourself ". I find the serum is too strong to use twice a day on my sensitive, and in fact every-other-night use is my answer.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
56looks34
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
Poeple ask questions like this to get feedback. Answers like"Do some research and find out youself" are NOT helpfull. They are also just plain MEAN. If you cant answer the question, why tell someone with a legit question to "find out themselvs"? Only the worst kind of person would waste the time of people with the same question with an answer like that. Here is an idea. If you can't answer the question properly, DON'T!!!! Thank you Sephora staff, for an answer that was helpful. You can always count on Sephora!!!! :) Let's see if this get posted!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
nikitaam
(Las Vegas , Nevada)
answer 5
I have some sun spots along my cheeckbones. My aesthetician recommended that I use products with vitamin C during the day to help protect my skin from getting more sun spots. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, so it helps to fight environmental damage that you wouldn't be around at night. However, I have also used it at night when I travel so that I don't have to take 2 serums with me.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
answer 6
I would not recommend using vitamin C during the day, it oxides and looses its effect, it is best used at night. Do some research and find out for yourself.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
luxurious
(New York City)
answer 7
This item can be used day or night (whichever you prefer). The skin does more repair while we sleep, however the vitamin c in the product provides anti-oxidant protection, so most prefer using this in the daytime.
Apply on clean skin, prior to your moisturizer. Apply to the face, neck, decollete, hands, etc (avoid the eye area). Using an SPF is key to any anti-aging regimen, make sure to use a sunscreen daily.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Do you use your moisturizer with or without? Do you apply after the moisterizer??
Do you use your moisturizer with or without? Do you apply after the moisterizer??
asked 9 months ago
sofaking
(Queens, New York)
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
6 answers
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answer 1
The product instructions highly recommend that you apply the serum befor you apply your moisurizer. You can use the serum alone, without any moisurizer, but as for me I have dry skin so I always apply a moisturizer. If I plan on being outside I make sure the moisurizer also has SPF included to protect my skin. I hope this information helps fellow Sephora beauty.
answered 6 months ago
SleepingxBeauty
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
I was advised by my sephora consultant to apply the serum in the morning and evening after cleansing, then apply my day and evening moisturizers after waiting about a minute.
answered 8 months ago
sherdd
(Bloomington,iN)
answer 3
the directions say to use before moisturizing but i don't bc i use in the a.m. alone so my make up doesn't slip.
answered 8 months ago
anab
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 4
I use the booster first, after washing my face. After I give it a 30 seconds to set in, then I apply my moisturizer.
answered 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Newport Beach, CA)
answer 5
Definitely apply this before the moisturizer. It absorbs quickly, and I've heard it helps the effectiveness of the moisturizer (somehow). It can certainly be used alone on the days your skin feels oily.
answered 9 months ago
aly617
(Long Island City, NY)
answer 6
Apply this under moisturizer. I'd use this at night unless your day moisturizer contains sunscreen. Vitamin C can increase sun sensitivity and damage if you wear this during the day without sunscreen.
answered 9 months ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
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Does this product have any affect on acne? good/bad
I only bought this product because it was in the "Three Little Wonders" set. I have been breaking out from this system for over a month and wondering if this product has any affect on acne? good or bad?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
br00k3
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
6 answers
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answer 1
I have oily, acne-prone skin and I felt like it helped heal the ones I had. It did not make me break out.
answered 10 months ago
MadRegal
(Anaheim, CA)
answer 2
I also had acne and scarring while using this product. It either has a slow healing process of removing dark spots, or it's just not the best product for it. However, it did not cause acne. In fact, it did help subside it for me. I used a combination of an acne cleaner, followed by the Ole serum, and a moisturizer. Waking up the next day, my skin was soft and the acne slowly healed or scarred. This product works well if it goes in hand with an acne cleanser, and moisture cream.
answered 1 year ago
AudreyGee
(Toronto)
answer 3
Great for acne-prone skin!
My face will breakout in a heartbeat and since using this serum (2 months now) a have not had a breakout. I have had two very small pimples appear (not together) and both disappeared within a day or two. I betting hormones or stress and convinced that this product kept an actual breakout at bay. It lasts a long time and the scent is wonderful - orange creamsicle.
answered 1 year ago
LARedd
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 4
I recently broke out really bad and I stopped using everything including this product & nothing seem to worked. I started using a facial buff puff to scrub my face and it cleared my acne and I started using this product again now I can see the difference and have not had any problems.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Jessjuice
(Hesperia CA)
answer 5
Worked great for me. However, didn't see real results until after 2nd month of using.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
razm
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
This product does not affect acne negatively. I have oily, acne prone sensitive skin and my skin loves this product. The other two products in the set did irritate my acne. I had to return the night gel and the sheer transformation, but I kept this product.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
indi8
(Adamsville, RI)
Question
im 22, is it too young to use a serum like this? would it be more harmful then good ?
asked 11 months ago
frendo
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
6 answers
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answer 1
I started using this product at 23 (I am now 25) and don't think it was too young. I figure, why not take preventative action before there is a skin issue?
answered 11 months ago
jessbaby
(South Florida)
answer 2
I suggest you to use it. This serum is not too rich. Good for early twneties
answered 11 months ago
elephant00
answer 3
Nope, you can still use this product at 22 :).
answered 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
I am 20 years old and this serum is a holy grail product for me. I have very oily skin and it's helped keep my oil at bay and gives my skin a gorgeous healthy glow. My skin has seriously never looked better. It isn't heavy like other anti-aging serums it's very light. I almost think it is more appropriate for women in their 20's and 30's. Just try it girl, you won't be disappointed!
answered 11 months ago
AmandaMason
answer 5
I don't see why it would be harmful. I would think the sooner the better to prevent damage. Vitamin C can make you more sensitive to the sun so if you are spending a lot of time exposing you face to the sun, I would limit use to only at night. Although, if you are getting a lot of exposure, then you might want to use this product that much sooner. I'm 33 now and started using this when I was 29 and love it!
answered 11 months ago
jolenewa
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
You don't NEED it at your age, but it is a wonderful product, and cannot hurt you unless you are allergic to some ingredient in it. It is a vitamin C serum, for brightening and collagen boosting of the skin...you have plenty of collagen in your early twenties, so I'd save your money for now...
answered 11 months ago
palm825
(Boca Raton, FL)
Question
can this be used under makeup?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
rachel821124
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
6 answers
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answer 1
I have used it under make-up.. let it dry first though.
answered 1 month ago
moonkingdom
answer 2
It works very well under makeup!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
CCmua
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Yes, I wear it under make-up every day. You only need a little pump, a full pump, will be too much. Put on some moisturizer and then do your make-up as usual.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
rileygal
answer 4
Definitely! I use this under my daily moisturizer, and then apply makeup :)
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Sark627
(Charlottetown PEI)
answer 5
Absolutely. I add this after I cleanse and tone, but before I moisturize. Some days I add foundation on last, but mostly I use an SPF moisturizer.
answered 2 months ago
Alishia
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 6
Yes. You'll want to use this first, than your moisturizer, and your makeup routine as usual
answered 2 months ago
buzzbee3
Question
When to apply?
When do I apply this product? Do I put my makeup on over it, if in the morning? Do I put on my moisturizer too? Or does this take the place of the moisturizer? Sorry I've never used a serum before
asked 5 months ago
Skwgphib
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
6 answers
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answer 1
This is a booster, not a moisturizer. I use this first and will apply moisturizer over it. I find it improves the texture and general radiance of my skin after using just a few days and notice my skin misses it (looks duller) when I don't use it.
answered 2 weeks, 3 days ago
moching
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Serums go on after cleansing, than your moisturizer.
answered 2 months ago
buzzbee3
answer 3
Serums should be the first first layer you put on, as you should always apply lightest to heaviest in anything skin care/makeup related. First thing in the morning and right before I go to bed, I put this serum on, then my eye cream to give the serum a moment to absorb, then I apply my moisturizer. In the morning I wait about 10 minutes (brush my teeth, do my hair, ect) before I apply my foundation primer. Hope this helped!
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
CarolineVIBR
(New York City, NY)
answer 4
I put it under my moisturizer, morning and night.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
snv123
answer 5
I use this at night after I wash my face. A little goes a long way. I put a moisturizer over it. I think this is the BOMB. This makes all the difference.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
swallow
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 6
Think of this product as a moisturizer prep. Your moisturizer will actually penetrate better when you use a serum. Use in the morning! The smell of oranges is incredible and wakes you up on a groggy day.
answered 5 months ago
Candeech
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
is the product suitable for women at their early 20s?
Im at my early 20s. I don't have fine lines yet. I would say that my skin is dry/combination/sensitive type. is this product suitable for someone like me?
asked 1 month ago
Yuantuotuo
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
6 answers
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answer 1
No. This product really dries out your skin instead of tightening your skin. I regret purchasing this product so much.
answered 3 days ago
Celiawang
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
No, you will not require this sort of product before 25-30 years old if you have no lines or pigmentation. Just use sunscreen and moisturizer.
answered 2 weeks ago
ThatPerson
answer 3
Can't imagine this product being bad for any age! I have your same skin type, though I'm in my 40s. I LOVE it and have used it for the last couple of years after getting it as a sample.
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
thatshappy
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 4
Yes! I'm in my early 20s and it has completely changed my skin. So brightening and gives skin just a beautiful glow. I highly HIGHLY recommend!
answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
RileyKaye
(Toronto)
answer 5
Have you tried vitamin c products before? I have found that vitamin c products work best on thick, younger sensitive skin, and can be especially beneficial in correcting tone and minimizing pores. This is a nice serum to try as it isn't greasy or oily, but it does penetrate well, minimizing shine in the afternoon/ evening. If you have tried vitamin c products before and your skin loves them, this will be your holy grail (it was for me in my early 20's). If you haven't, I would ask for a sample and try it out, as it may not be moisturizing enough on it's own.
answered 3 weeks, 6 days ago
iamthestone
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
I totally recommend it for your early 20s. Use it every morning before applying SPF 60 over it. Since it is an effective anti-oxydant, it will protect your skin from premature aging and it will be glowing. It's also great for acne and clearing up your skin from acne scars.
answered 4 weeks, 1 day ago
italjessicamtl
(Montreal, QC)
Question
Will this serum cause breakouts? Is it oil free?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
5 answers
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answer 1
For me it actually seems to prevent breakouts. If I stop using it for a few days, my skin goes a little funky, the texture gets weird, and I get a lot of small under the skin zits. Use this again, and everything goes back into a balance.
answered 10 months ago
raebae22
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 2
I have sensitive skin & haven't had any problems in the past several months I've been using the serum (daily).
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
k8tyCA
(Southern CA)
answer 3
I hate to say it, but I broke out terribly after about 2-3 weeks of using this product. My cheeks became raw and enflamed and I had tiny blemishes all over. I'm not prone to acne, so I was shocked at how bad the reaction was.

I wouldn't recommend it if you have very sensitive skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
allavita
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 4
Yes, this serum is oil-free. I haven't experienced any breakouts from it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
mgl7
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 5
This product did not cause my skin to break out. However, it does clean out pores, so you may have a little redness or areas of irritation for the first few days (only 2 or 3 days for me). Then skin is very clear and not red at all. Check the ingredients listed to see if there are any you may be allergic to.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
386zoom
(Boston, MA)
Question
Can I use this on my eyes?
I am looking for a new serum and this seems perfect. I would like to use it on my face and eye area. Can I? If not, what would you recommend for my eye area?
asked 9 months ago
NeverSleeps
on Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
5 answers
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answer 1
I have used this as an all over face and eye serum with no issues, and my eyes have definitely gotten more sensitive and allergic over the years.
answered 9 months ago
MaggieL7
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I use this all over my face including my eyes. I'm pretty sensitive and I've NEVER had a problem with this burning or stinging my skin or eyes. I love it for hydrating my skin.
answered 9 months ago
chicliz
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
This product is generally ineffective on all claims, you're better off considering other products.
answered 9 months ago
nnandakumar
(San Jose,CA)
answer 4
Yes I use it on my eyes daily and it is amazing! I have dry patches around my eyes, and this has helped hydrate them so much. Give this a try, you will love it!
answered 9 months ago
mogee
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 5
I used this under my eyes in the crows feet area, but take care not to get it near the lower lash line. I would not use it on the lid. The vitamin C will cause burning if you get it in your eyes.
answered 9 months ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
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