I’ve spoken about my love of Ole Henriksen products before but they’re expensive and I don’t like to recommend something not so affordable unless I think it’s really going to be worth your money. I’ve been using these 3 products off and on since Christmas and thus far have had nothing but positive experiences with each.
The big draw for me was the serum, I had another sample I loved (the orangey smell is out of this world) and while I was in New York I wanted to pick up another but this set of minis seemed like a better deal. I happened to have all of these minis already but I thought topping them up to create a longer lasting, more complete routine might be more beneficial than just the one expensive product, I was right. I do still love the serum but if I was to repurchase only one of these as a full size now it would have the be the Sheer Transformation – amazing! It’s a super hydrating cream but it’s so lightweight, perfect for my oily skin. This week I’ve been under the weather and battling a ridiculous break out (I hate to say it but I think The Body Shop Chamomile Cleanser is to blame, damned Shea Butter!) and The Invigorating Night Gel topped with the Sheer Transformation cream really do seem to be doing wonderful things for my not so wonderful skin. It’s a fresh summer alternative to some of the thicker formulas I favoured in the colder months.
The Truth Serum Collagen Booster took a back seat for one reason only, I discovered it was made for use in the day. I can’t lie I don’t have much of a skincare routine in the daytime. It’s partly laziness and partly because I just don’t want to mess with how my makeup lasts on my already oily skin. I know I should wear sunscreen and various other things but I feel like my evening routine picks up the slack.. I’m trying though. The problem I have with this serum when it comes to makeup is that it’s sticky, it leaves a tacky layer that I don’t mind when I’m putting on a night cream over top but foundation? No thanks! It’s not the ideal finish if you ask me. I think I might just start using it again at night because I definitely saw benefits and I have two small bottles of it that I’d really rather not waste.
Moving back for a moment to the Sheer Transformation – I’ve spoken in the past about my hyper pigmentation around my eyes after pregnancy, I’d tried a lot of products to improve this and I can’t say for sure that this did but I just forgot about it recently and when I looked for it again it’s seriously diminished. It could of course all be in my head but only upon looking for a link to this set for this post did I read this – “Feeling light and silky as it penetrates the skin, Sheer Transformation leaves behind a protective and restorative surface mantle. Hyper pigmentation is gradually reduced, without chemicals.” – maybe it’s a coincidence but I wasn’t even expecting anything from it and I feel like it did something.
Either way, I love this brand and I think this is a great way to try some of their best sellers. £31.00 is expensive (for some) for skincare but for that you get to try 3 decent sized samples rather than buying one full sized item you could really hate. A little of each of these goes a long way so used sparingly you could get a couple of months from the kit – well worth the money if you ask me.