Ole Henriksen Truth Serum

Product Claims:

“A cult-favorite vitamin C serum with collagen that brightens, boosts elasticity, firms, hydrates and soothes skin for a healthy-looking complexion” – Ole Henriksen Website.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Oleth-20, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aroma/Flavor, Collagen, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Thioctic Acid, Calcium Ascorbate, Sodium Phosphate, Sorbitol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Ascorbic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, Triacetin, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool.
Price: $55
Size: 30ml


Ole Henriksen Truth Serum claims to brighten, firm, fight visible signs of aging and deliver all day hydration. Its first 6 ingredients are Water, Glycerin (humectant – for hydration), Oleth-20 (emulsifier – helps oil and water mix), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilized Vitamin C), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickening agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative – 1% limit). The only beneficial ingredients at good levels are Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Glycerin. There are other beneficial ingredients in this product, but they are there at very low levels (after phenoxyethanol) like Vitamin E, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP) is a stable form of vitamin C that functions as an antioxidant, boosts the production of collagen and is potentially effective for brightening uneven skin tone (but not as potent as L-Ascorbic Acid). Glycerin is a humectant which attracts water molecules to the skin to keep it hydrated. With these 2 ingredients, this serum can fulfil its claims. The downside of this serum is that it has some known problematic ingredients – fragrance ingredients (Orange Fruit Extract, Citral, Limonene, Linalool) which have the potential to cause skin irritation and sensitivity over time. I will rate this product 2 out of 5; there are better vitamin C serums out on the market.


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