A staple in my skincare routine since my early twenties has been vitamin C. I've been a follower of Dr. Leslie Baumann ever since her first edition of The Skin Type Solutions came out. In her book she lists Vitamin C as a "topical agent that has been shown to increase collagen synthesis" and "can help prevent pigmentation and wrinkles." Dr. Baumann also says that not all vitamin C serum's are created equal so I recommend you read her book to find out which one's work the best for you. This particular Vitamin C was not listed in her book, I bought it as part of a set from QVC. I've tried many kinds and have never found one that I can be loyal to. I've now finished the entire contents of my Ole Henriksen Truth serum after about four months and while I liked it, I will not be purchasing it again.
Here is what Ole Henriksen's website say's about
truth serum ® collagen booster
all skin types / anti-agingLike a daily vitamin for your face, this high powered vitamin C complex helps smooth out lines and wrinkles and prevents further damage. Loaded with antioxidants to fight off environmental aggressors and moisture-binding ingredients to keep your skin nourished and protected, this aromatic serum is absorbed instantly and penetrates to the deeper layers of the skin to provide long term results. Sensitive skin prone to irritation will benefit immensely from the calming properties of this oil-free serum.ingredient benefitsGrapefruit and orange extract Purifying, astringent, brighteningGreen tea extract Protects against damage with antioxidantsRosehips extract Repairs and strengthens with concentrated vitamin CSodium hyaluronate Binds moisture to the skinVitamin C Calms, heals and strengthens collagenVitamin E Heals, restores and nourishes
As you can read the claims above that it "helps smooth out lines and wrinkles," I did not find that it smoothed out my fine lines although it might have helped me with future damage ( I really can't measure that for sure). It also states that it "nourishes and protects the skin." I did feel like it was moisturizing and it felt comforting to my skin, no stinging what so ever with this particular Vitamin C serum. I have experienced a stinging sensation with certain types of Vitamin C serums. This serum is a fluid gel and is not sticky.
I think this particular serum would be useful for those with sensitive skin who encounter stinging with most vitamin C products. I also think it would be great as a starter serum for someone in their early 20's with little to no sun damage at all. Again, I am not a doctor or professional skin expert, just a mom with an opinion. For reference I am an Oily, Sensitive, Non-Pigmented skin type prone to wrinkles because of my prior sun exposure.