Over the last month or so I've added some new skincare into my daily routine from a brand that I had never tried before, Ole Henriksen. I have heard a lot about the brand but never actually delved into it myself, until now.
I have the *Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders Mini Collection, a trio of mini sized products, all aimed towards combating the signs of ageing. Although I've no need to worry about ageing at the age of just 21 I believe in helping your skin early on.
The kit consists of the Truth Serum Collagen Booster(9.76ml), Invigorating Night Treatment(7g) and Sheer Transformation(7g).
The Truth Serum Collagen Booster is the first step and is only supposed to be used in the morning. It's an antioxidant serum that consists of 5 different kinds of vitamin C to help boost collagen production and add some radiance back into your skin. It's of a gel formula and can feel a little 'wet' when first applied but it sinks quite quickly into the skin, ready to move onto the next step. It smells very refreshing and zingy, like oranges, which I absolutely love. I pump a little bit of the serum onto the back of my hand and apply to my face, neck and decollete. One pump is all that is needed. It really does brighten up my skin and leaves it feeling really lovely and fresh.
The second step is Sheer Transformation. It can be used in both the morning and night times. It is an oil-free cream based moisturiser formulated with antioxidants and fruit acids that helps to hydrate, retexturise the skin, smooth facial lines and fade any discolouration such as age spots, sun damage and even freckles. It also protects the skin from free radicals too. The moisturiser feels very lightweight and nourishing which I love. I also like that it's oil-free too as I have acne prone and combination skin so it's something I like to look for in a moisturiser. It's a great base before applying my makeup in the morning and sinks in rather quickly too. It makes my skin feel super soft.
Lastly is the Invigorating Night Treatment, which as you can imagine, yes, it's only to be used in the evening and before using Sheer Transformation. It's a resurfacing gel with a 12 source AHA complex to improve the skins texture, smooth fine lines, even skintone and fade dark spots. I only use the smallest amount and apply to my face, neck and decolette. I can't say that I've recognised any fading in the acne scarring I have but my skin looked more even and softer than usual.
As positive as I am about this cute little trio though, after a couple of weeks of persisting with it my skin reacted to it quite badly, I'm not sure what particular product it was but my skin broke out more than usual. I had spots appear near my mouth, forehead and a few on my neck too. I wish the products had worked for me but they just didn't agree with my skin. I wish I knew what caused my skin to react the way it did as I quite enjoyed using the collagen booster and sheer transformation. If any of you have tried the trio and had the same reaction I would love to know your thoughts.
Anyway, If you're like me and haven't tried anything from the brand this little kit is a great place to start. It also makes a cute stocking filler this Christmas. You can purchase it here from Escentual for £14.40(originally £18.00). Such a bargain! It is out of stock at the moment but hopefully it will be stocked back up soon. Alternatively you can reserve it.