0.5 oz/ 15 mL
Why Cherie Love ItEnriched with orange and green tea extracts, this fast-absorbing, oil-free vitamin c serum formula brightens, firms, fights visible signs of aging and delivers all-day hydration. Indulge in this serum’s sweet, energizing citrus aroma and silky texture as it glides beautifully on the skin for a healthier, more youthful-looking.
What It IsA powerful antiaging serum formulated with vitamin C and collagen for brightening and all-day hydration.
Research ResultsIn an independent consumer study on 35 women over 8 weeks: - 97% agree this product smooths skin - 94% agree this product leaves skin soft - 91% agree this product absorbs quickly and easily into skin - 85% agree this product improves skin radiance - 80% agree this product creates healthier-looking skin
What Else You Need to KnowEnriched with orange and green tea extracts, this fast-absorbing, oil-free formula is like a daily multivitamin for the skin. It helps brighten the complexion for a healthier, more youthful-looking Ole Glow. Supercharged with True-C Complex™ and boosted with collagen, this age-defying serum is the perfect starter vitamin C serum for anyone looking to take their skincare routine to the next level.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Brightening, Anti-Aging
Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Vitamin E Acetate
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Which Vitamin C serum is better?
Finding a good Vitamin C serum is hard with so many out there all claiming to do really similar things. I have used both of these serums for 2 months (not simultaneously) and here are my thoughts! 🍊🍊🍊 Value 💸: the Ordinary always puts value high on their priority list and for $23AUD you get 30ml of product, which is on the pricier end of TO products. However when you compare that to Ole Henriksen’s $70AUD for the same amount, it’s a real bargain. Benefits ✨: TO is 8% pure L- ascorbic acid, a pure form of vitamin c, dispensed in oil and also contains 2% alpha arbutin, which fades dark marks and hyperpigmentation . It is water free and claims to brighten, firm and even out skin tone. OH’s serum is also ascorbic acid based but also contains collagen and green tea extract. It claims to instantly brighten, firm and tone skin and keep it hydrated. It’s oil free, lightly fragranced and lightweight. My Opinion📚: If you don’t like the idea of putting on a facial oil in the morning, TO isn’t for you. However the oil based serum is lightweight, sinks in quickly and hasn’t left me looking shiny (I have combination skin). Because of the alpha arbutin I have to be careful that none of the other products I use in my morning routine have niacinamide, but as someone who’s not crazy about niacinamide, that doesn’t bother me. There is also a strange smell from this product, that reminds me of meat?? At first I thought it might have oxidised but it’s still completely clear, so who knows. 🤷🏻♀️ After a few weeks I noticed my skin looking visibly brighter and the hyperpigmentation I get on my cheeks is a little faded. I still freckle really easily but a) I like that and b) the overall look of my skin is more even. OH’s truth serum claims to be a multipurpose wonder serum and has a more complex ingredient list than TO. However for its price point, I was quite disappointed. It’s super lightweight, a really nice texture, but I just didn’t notice any change with it. I would agree that it’s hydrating and a pleasant application experience but there are so many other products that deliver that result for a lot less money. I really wanted to like this OH range but generally I’ve been left wanting more! Winner 🥊: The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
The Ordinary-Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
Guide to MEN'S Skincare! 🤎
The days of minimal skincare for men are over! The global market for skincare is expected to reach $189 billion globally by 2025 (statista.com). These companies are no longer missing out on the huge market that is expanded through men of all ages. Sisinternational Research also did studies that show men have a few preferences when it comes to skincare: easy to use products, leave no residue, and no strong scent. So, men's specific skincare products are ultimately completely unnecessary. They do have simple packaging and added cologne fragrances, but the ingredients do not differ in any positive way. Physiological differences between men and women's skin usually shows through larger pores, more oil production, and thicker overall skin. As I said before, it used to be seen as a feminine endeavor to go down the skincare aisle. Through more education and gender neutral marketing, people are picking up cleansers and moisturizers without the stigma. So, put down the 3-in-1 shampoo and face wash combo and try these suggestions out instead. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Great budget friendly option for most skin types. Using a foaming but non stripping wash can help keep it clean and hydrated. Krave - Kale-Lalu-yAHA Gentle exfoliant that works great to ease your way into a skincare routine. Use 1-2 weekly and increase over time. This can help with pesky ingrown hairs and irriation caused by facial hair. Do not use same day as shaving! dermalogica - Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator Physical exfoliant option if you prefer a scrub feeling that can be used before shaving. Use 2-3 weekly and assess skin's response. Only choose one exfoliant to use at a time. OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum Optional vitamin C is a great way to brighten up and even the skin tone. Use every morning before SPF. Leaves no sticky feeling and sinks in nicely. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30 Sunscreen is an absolute must for everyone! This packaging is clean and neutral, and a squeeze tube makes it easy to store in a shaving kit. Be sure to apply quite a bit and reapply throughout the day. Working at the spa, I got quite a few male clients for facials. Taking care of your skin at home or professionally is necessary no matter what. Do not be afraid to purchase the essentials: cleanser, exfoliant and SPF. After a while of getting your routine down, then you can add in extra products as needed for your specific skin type. It is time to squash societal norms surrounding men's hygiene and skincare! Who's with me?
dermalogica-Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator
Accutane = complete!
I have finished my round of accutane and wanted to share with everyone! The bottom photos is what I look like after applying my skincare that I have below. My skin definitely loves it! I still have some scarring to deal with but I am no longer having any breakouts! My skincare routine: spectro - Jel Cleanser I absolutely love this cleanser. I used this while on Accutane and I did not have any problems with it so this will be my go to cleanser now. dermalogica - Multi-Active Toner I’ve been using this for about a month and my skin is loving this! I spray this on damp skin to really hydrate my skin. OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum I use this because this is really the only vitamin c serum I have used. If anyone has a recommendation let me know! dermalogica - Stress Positive Eye Lift MaskI haven’t rated this because I just started using this. Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion I’ve been using this for months and I actually love this! I also mix a few drops of The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil with it to lock everything in. I finished off with Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 I actually love this sunscreen!
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
VITAMINS are a must!
I’ve been using vitamin C products for over 3 years and it’s become one of the most beneficial ingredients to incorporate into my routine. I use pure vitamin C oils or serums and have noticed such a big difference in my skins texture and brightness. These are my fav vitamin C products: OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer I started using retinol (vitamin A) about 1.5 years ago and I wish I started in my early 20s! I absolutely love retinol and how well it works for acne prone skin. My blemishes have been SO much more controlled now that I use retinol daily and my skin also looks so much smoother and more even. These are my fav retinol products: THE inkey LIST - Retinol Anti-Aging Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream KNC BEAUTY - All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask Niacinamide (vitamin B3) was the last vitamin I started incorporating into my routine and that was about 8 months ago. Niacinamide has quickly become my fav ingredient to use because of the fact that I saw results so quickly! I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin ever since I started using Niacinamide. My blemishes are all gone, my skin looks smooth and clean, and my skin looks brighter. These are my fav Niacinamide products: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum FIRST AID BEAUTY - Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream I’m always on the internet trying to find graphs and charts to help me better understand the products and ingredients I use.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Ole Henriksen Brightening Skincare Set Review
I’ve been using the OLE HENRIKSEN - Let's Get Luminous Brightening Essentials Set for nearly two months & with 2/3 products now empty I am ready to review! Firstly, the set is great value. For $55AUD (from Sephora) you get 3 good sized products. The moisturiser is a full size jar and the truth serum lasted me 2 months using 3 pumps of it every day! & I’ve barely broken the surface of the banana eye cream (although we’ll get into why that is 🥴). I read glowing reviews of all the products both on Cherie & on the Sephora site so I was so excited to get going with them and I have to say, I am disappointed. I’ve kept all 3 of these products as day time use only and used just these +sunscreen for my morning skincare routine in the week (if I’m getting up at 6am, 4 steps is more than enough 💀) & would only add toner & hyaluronic acid on the weekend. OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum is a really nice gel like texture that absorbs super fast & is orange scented. It claims to smooth, soften & improve radiance in your skin in 2 months & at 1st I would have agreed, but every time that time of month rolled in, my hormonal acne was able to steam roll over any effects & if anything, my spots have been more consistent and hung around longer. I think there are suuurely many more vitamin C serums that are more effective and cheaper- this shit is $70AUD for 30ml! But if you want to give it a try, I recommend this large sample size. The OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer I had a much better time with. This is a lightweight, peach coloured gel that absorbs quickly & is genuinely refreshing to put on. It claims to give an instant glow, & although my skin did look a little nicer and felt plumper, I’d say the claim that it fights dullness throughout the day is false. After a few hours, my skin would feel dry & I’d get some pilling on my neck, but because of the refreshing feel, I didn’t mind too much reapplying. However if you wear make up over this (which it claims to improve) that’s obviously not an option. Finally the OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème claims to fight fine lines, reduce dark circles and firm and hydrate my eyes. I’m not a big believer in eye creams being much more than overpriced moisturiser (unless they contain retinol) but what intrigued me was the banana powder. I was viewing this more as makeup primer than skincare, just wanting a brightening effect for the day & it STILL managed to let me down. Not only did I not see any of those claims met but the thick, almost gritty consistency just wrecked my concealer when I did try it under makeup. It would streak it (even when I patted it/used a beauty blender) and moved it around my skin. As a basic eye hydrator it’s fine, but tbh I’m glad I got a sample size. I Included before & after application photos so you can judge the instant effects for yourself! Let me know your thoughts 🧡
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Eye Crème
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