Whenever I see Ole henriksen skincare range be it in store or online, I am transported to my teenage years where the love for skincare was blooming . I loved sheer transformation, I loved their toners and one of my favorite was the entire African red tea line. On my usual skin adventure to Sephora, the power bright caught my eye because I was in need of something to help eradicate slight photo damage after a well deserved vacation in the sun; well I was severely disappointed by this product. I was left heart broken because I really wanted it to work out but it overworked my skin. Before testing it out I made sure I crossed all my t's and dotted my i's by isolating every other product so I could tell what worked and what didn't; and I can say with confidence this product did not work for my sensitive skin.
OLE HENRIKSEN POWER BRIGHT . 25% Vitamin C ( CLAIM) Power bright is an at home professional strength intensive brightening system with a 25% Vitamin C concentrate to help brighten skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The three steps work in synergy to awaken and nourish a dull complexion. After just one use , see luminosity restored.
ACTIVE/NOTEWORTHY INGREDIENTS 2 in 1 POLISHING SUGAR MASK: SUGAR : an emollient and humectant. Can cause irritation if used on skin (face) SAFFLOWER OIL : carrier oil, considered hydrating to the skin PUMPKIN EXTRACT : helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes collagen synthesis
TRUTH 25% VITAMIN C CONCENTRATE ASCORBIC ACID : skin lightening and antioxidant properties
UNCOVER THE TRUTH 3 IN 1 MELTING CLEANSER ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE: : non greasy, non oily moisturizing ester with good spreadabilty. SWEET ALMOND OIL : an emollient, carrier , providing an elegant skin feel and promoting spreadabilty.
HOW TO USE IT PM I followed manufacturer instructions, first step the polishing mask. I applied to clean skin and left on for ten minutes then massaged it in, rinse then pat dry. Step 2, apply 25% vitamin c mask ,left on till formula dried down then applied Step 3; Uncover the truth 3 in 1 Melting cleanser over Step 2. Wait for 15mins then remove with complexion sponge.
HOW LONG DID I TEST THE PRODUCT? I used just one application (March 16)
WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE? Mostly citrus
TEXTURE Polishing sugar mask : very gritty Truth 25% vitamin c: paste Melting cleanser: Gelee
SKIN TYPE Extremely thick normal skin. Not recommended Sensitive, acne prone and couperose skin
Disclaimer Please read the ingredient list above for possible allergen/fragrance that may not be appropriate for your skin type. . REPURCHASE NO
I liked the texture of the truth 3in 1 Melting cleanser , I may add it to my wish list
Honestly, I disliked everything about the polishing sugar mask. I found too gritty and abrasive for my sensitive skin. I also couldn't bear the thick honey substance the sugar was mixed in, with every single application all I felt was the feeling of a new spot rearing its head through my skin.
Still on the polish, I personally would gave preferred either the pumpkin extract or the raw sugar because I felt it was too abrasive for most skin types to bear both . The Vitamin C concentrate burned on application; it felt like a peel gone wrong. It was very uncomfortable especially after I just scraped my face with what felt like sand paper. Again If presented with the opportunity to use the concentrate on its own, I would but never with the polish .
After this experience the next day instead of a glow, I woke up to a very irritated skin that lead to a couple acne spots here and there so suffice to say it was a wrap.
I was really wanted to love this product but it just didn't work out. I am curious to hear any positive experience with this product. What do you think, what was your experience and did you use it differently? Please comment below. Have a blessed day and thank you for reading and sharing.