Thursday, August 7, 2014

Skincare Review: Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed™ Vitamin C Super Crème SPF 15

Product: Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed™ Vitamin C Super Crème SPF 15

Review: I am really picky with daily facial moisturizers. Because I have combo skin that is SUPER dry in the cheeks, I tend to go with really heavy lotions that moisturize the ever loving crap out of my face. The only problem with that is they tend to take forever to sink in enough for my foundation to adhere, and I get resentful that I could have spent those 5 minutes sleeping in the morning. Who isn't a morning person? This bitch! Woo!

And then I found this product. The only other Ole Henriksen product I've fallen in love with. This moisturizer is probably the shit they slather on angels in heaven. It's sooooo creamy, and nice smelling (slightly herby oranges!), and luxurious. I've tried moisturizers from La Mer to Shiseido to Lancome to Estee Lauder and on and on. This is the first one I've really, truly fallen in love with because it is amazing for my skin and works as a legit day cream. My skin, like, eats this up. It absorbs so well! I don't have to wait 5-10 minutes before applying my makeup. More like 1. Or 30 seconds. Miraculous! And it has some SPF that doesn't make my face look super shiny, like a lot of SPF moisturizers do. Instead, it's just a perfect, wondrous moisturizer that makes my skin super soft and hydrated all day long. Plus, it works in tandem with the Truth Serum (yes, I caved and bought the full size) to keep my pesky freckles at bay and make my pores look tiny.

This product is also marketed as an anti-aging moisturizer. No moisturizer is going to make you look 20 forever, but I have found that it does a great job at erasing those fine lines that are beginning to sneak up on me (I'm 27, and I'm hyper-vigilant about this stuff, because I don't want to look like a sharpei in my old age). I noticed a really faint line at the corner of my mouth last month, and now I can't find it. SCORE!

I will say that I don't think this moisturizer would be ideal for people with very oily t-zones or oily skin in general. It absorbs like crazy into my skin, but I have a dry face. Because it's so thick and creamy, I just can't see it behaving the same way on oily skin. Also, I have seen a couple negative reviews about it stinging people's eyes. Um... it's a sunscreen moisturizer. How are they getting it into their eyes? Rubbing their eyes maybe with it still on their fingers? I have no idea, because I have had zero problems with it and I definitely put it all over my eye area. Carefully. Like you should with all products that go on your face. Am I sounding super bitchy? Eh, don't care.

All in all, I just love this stuff so damn much. Will this stop me from looking for budget dupes? Haha, no. I'm a "champagne tastes on a Franzia budget" kinda girl, cause I gotta pay those student loans... But until I find something cheaper that's comparable, I am sticking with this product for my pre-foundation moisturization needs until they stop making it.

Rated Beauty Grade: A+ (but probably not for oily-skinned people)

Price: $55

Where to Buy: Sephora