I have a thing for serums, especially those that contain vitamin C as they have a tendency to smell like oranges. What can I say I'm easily satisfied and yet Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster didn't quite scratch my itch despite several glowing reviews along the way.
If you can not tolerate heavy skin care products then Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster may be for you as it is a water based serum meaning it is lighter than light. A little goes a long way due to the some what thin texture - one pump is more than enough for both my face and neck. The downside is that I find the serum a little sticky and tacky once it begins to dry on my skin which is less than comfortable. I have applied this several times only to become frustrated and wash it off my skin as I just can't get over the sticky sensation. Oddly I haven't seen many other reviewers notice this but I have had 3 bottles of this serum in the last year (two were mini samples in Glossyboxes et al) and all had the same texture.
Personal preference aside Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster does contain great ingredients with no less than two forms of vitamin C along with the natural antioxidant that is vitamin E which has been known to increase the performance of vitamin C a.k.a it will be better absorbed and utilized by the skin. The citrus fragrance is partly natural and partly synthetic which is a little disappointing and could be potentially irritating on certain skin types. Oddly Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster also contains colourant to tint the product orange, my guess is that this makes it more appealing and more suited to what we naturally associate vitamin C to look like but such addition again can cause irritation and offers nothing beneficial what so ever to the product.
Does it work? I honestly don't know, once applied to my skin the sticky film was simply too much for me to tolerate and on a few occasions my skin stung a little which is never a positive indicator. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster has been created to brighten the skin with double dose of vitamin C. It also claims to help smooth out fine lines and preventing further damage thanks to antioxidants. It has been created to tighten and moisturise the skin in one quick step. I will agree that once applied my skin did feel tighter and there is no doubt in my mind that it will hydrate the skin but for me this was just not a product I could get on board with. I should mention that I do hold the Ole Henriksen skin care line in high regard just this one product doesn't get my vote.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster £47/30ml via John Lewis - link.