Ole Henricksen Truth Serum Review

This product was brought to my attention to try out and since I was low on my previous serum, I went ahead and gave it a try. I apologize for the delay in getting this review out, but here it is and this is what I thought of it.

Price $48

Where to Purchase: Sephora plus 4% cash back from Ebates

Size: 1 oz.

Ingredients: Vitamin C, Rosehip Extract, Green Tea, Sodium Hyaluronate, Orange Extract, Licorice Extract, Grapefruit Extract, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Calcium Ascorbate, Sorbital, Glycerin, Calcium Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Euphrasis Offinalis Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Oleth-20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Benzophenone-4 Sodium Hyaluronate, Thioctic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid , Caprylyl Glycol Hexylene Glycol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Fragrance (Parfum) , Yellow 6 (CI 15985)

Formulated without
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Petro-Chemicals
– Phthalates
– Triclosan

Scent: It does have a citrusy scent to it which I thought was a little overbearing only cause I’m not much of a citrus person myself. I see now that there’s licorice extract in the ingredient and I really really don’t like licorice. So the scent is something to consider when using the product.

What it claims: This amazing 10 percent vitamin C skin booster and anti-wrinkle treatment firms and smoothes, resulting in more radiant skin. Green tea, a powerful antioxidant, helps balance the skin’s natural protective barrier, while sodium hyaluronate seals in moisture all day.

What it actually does:The product absorbs pretty well into the skin leaving it refresh but as far as seeing a difference with my skin – not so much. I honestly don’t think it did too much for me.

Skin Type: All skin types.

Likelihood of Repurchase: No, won’t be repurchasing it.

Ratings: (3) out of 5 cosmos


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  1. Thanks for the review.

    [Psst. . . call me slow but what is a serum for? What’s the benefit of using one?]

  2. serums are more concentrated form of skincare where a little goes a long way. it’s usually a lighter, more liquidy consistency and works deep into skin where a moisturizer may not be able to penetrate the skin. you do still need to follow up with a moisturizer after the serum since its thicker consistency will help keep your skin supple and well-nourished.

  3. Well it’s good to know it’s not worth the price. Thanks for this Mel! 🙂

  4. sorry to hear that it didn’t work for you. I love citrus scent but I don’t think I will get it.


  5. Good! Another product that I won’t waste my money on!
    Thanks for the review Mel 🙂

  6. I agree with you. I used up my entire 1/2 size sample from the Sephora naturals kit and it did really help acne scars go away for the first week or so… and then just seemed to stop making a difference. I think we’re too young to be using it, honestly lol.

    I’m using the Juice Beauty Soothing Serum right now, and so far I like it a lot better. It feels much more nourishing to my skin and really helps when my nose is dry and flaky from acne treatments.

  7. Mel~ thanks for the review. I’m sure you tried it already but I think the Kevin Beautymaker Aquamarine Serum is pretty good (not just the eye one).

  8. yep yep.. i tried the beautymaker and have already gone thru 2 of them.. hehee.. love love. =D

  9. great review… the ingredients list did seem rather promising,, too bad it doesn’t really seem to very effective…