Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Express The Truth Face Cream

3.9

12 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Triisostearyl Citrate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate-60, Ceteareth-20, Sorbitol, Glycerine, Calcium Ascorbate, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Polylysine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Manganese Gluconate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Curcuma Longa (Tumeric) Root Extract, Limonene, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Glyceryl Laurate, Linalool, Sorbitan Stearate, Potassium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citral, Fragrance, Flavor.


on 3/26/2015 2:43:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Green

My 2nd desert island item (1st is either Cargo swimmables or Maybelline master drama eyeliner). U may have to be really old to appreciate this cream. I just turned 60 (good Lord how did that happen ?). A co-worker asked me today if I had just started using a firming cream cause she could see skin firming in my face and neck. I have been using firming creams ever since I turned 50 ten years ago. BUT I had just starting using this cream last week. I can feel it tightening my face thru out the day until about 5 pm. And it tightens without drying glycols or alcohols that suck water out of your skin and make u look like a mummy a week later.
I had been using the serum for about half a year. The cream is stronger and because I'm prone to roscea I held off until I ran out of serum. The serum is great but the cream is better for firming. Without any skin irritation.
I bought this at TJMaxx. When they first started carrying Henriksen, no one knew what the line was. Now it flies off the shelves. I can see why. Wonderful to finally find something that actually works well without destroying your skin.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Copying and pasting the same review I wrote for "Ole Henriksen - African Red Tea Visual Truth Eye Cream," because it applies.

My sister just bought this for herself a couple of days ago, so I went over the ingredients to see whether I can use it too (I have very sensitive skin).

This cream contains Sodium Benzoate, which on its own, is safe. However if you mix sodium benzoate with vitamin C, under certain conditions, benzene can form. Benzene is carcinogenic. And this cream contains not one, but two forms of vitamin C (listed as Calcium Ascorbate and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate).

Yes, benzene may or may not form, depending on various factors, but personally I don't want to take my chance.

Feel free to read more at: https://www.truthinaging.com/review/what-is-it-sodium-benzoate


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Recieved a deluxe sample of this product and I find it so-so. It smells delicious and I love the face wash from the African Red Tea line, but I'm just not loving the face cream. I've used it for a few weeks, but I find myself reaching for an alternative. The texture is thicker than the Sheer Transformation Creme and (for me) it just doesn't absorb quickly. My skin is dry and overall, I don't see much difference.


Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I really love the delightful fragrance behind this cream. It's delicious. Does it work? It didn't really do much for my post-menopausal skin. My skin is dry, with fine lines around the eyes. I purchased the Starter Kit of the African Red Tea Anti-Aging which contained six products. This review is for Express The Truth Creme.
It's very thick and gooey, was my first instinct. Applying it to my skin, it was also extremely thick, so not a lot was needed. The problem I had was that it never really absorbed well,and sat on top of my skin instead of moisturizing it. I was able to use it at night time because I wouldn't be using anything else on top of it. But if I was going to use it during the day, I wouldn't be able to use it if I was going to use any type of sunscreen, powder or makeup on top. It's just that messy.
The other problem that I noticed is that it literally wiped off on my pillow cases. I don't go to bed immediately after applying my night treatments, either. There's at least a half-hour to an hour's time lapse. So there should be enough time for the product to sink in, but it just never did.
As far as beneficial effects, I have other creams that I like far better that I can see immediate results (within a month) that I'm happier with in using. Other than the delightful fragrance, this is a product I won't be repurchasing.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this moisturizer it's amazing it smells great too. This really helps my skin when it's very dry and smoothes the skin out and I notice it give me a nice glow as well.. The only thing I didn't like was that sometimes it was just too oily and it literally was on my pillow. I still like it


on 2/11/2012 10:32:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I really like this moisturizer. I have a sensitive-combination skin type and it can be difficult to find a product that doesn't cause irritation. I tend to like a fairly rich cream because my dry areas are extremely dry and this cream does a really good job without being greasy. I've given it 4 lippies because honestly, for me, I wouldn't mind if it was just slightly richer, but all in all, it is great for a sensitive &/or combination-to-dry skin type. In my opinion, the smell is one of the best qualities. I find that it does smell like creamsicles (yum!) like other reviewers have commented, but I can see how some may night like it because it's kind of like "creamsicles with a hint of multi-vitamin" scent, if that makes sense. I actually find the fragrance very pleasant and uplifting. I am currently on my second jar of this and will definitely be purchasing it again.


on 1/25/2012 12:21:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

A bit oily, very moisturizing. Great as night cream or days you don't wear makeup, since makeup will just slide off your face. Pleasant, almost unnoticeable scent.


on 12/10/2010 3:50:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I'm not sure what to make of this product. I love it...yet I have problems with it. PROS: Soaks into my skin very well, and it's the first cream I've tried that really takes care of the dryness I experience in Appalachian winters. I would even go so far as to say that it dramatically improves the texture and quality of my skin overall, hence the 4 lippies. I was breaking out a lot and experiencing flakiness, so I switched to my winter skin routine, which consists of DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil and then this Express the Truth cream. The breakouts subsided (Figures. My skin often freaks out in this way after a substantial and sudden climate change...Where I'm living it went from summer like weather to snowing and temperatures in the teens!) and my skin wasn't flaky. Even more impressive, when I woke up the next morning, my skin was still flake-free and not even the slightest bit greasy!!! (Funny, because with the lighter creams I use, my skin is oily when I wake up the next morning.) CONS: The scent is not my favorite. It's quite strong and smells just like sweet tarts (or as my boyfriend pointed out, Pez candy). You'll smell it for a while. Also, on sephora's website, they mentioned it was good for sensitive skin and that it was a "natural" cream. You should know the word "natural" means next to nothing on products. I doubt very much this is free of any chemicals with a smell like that. The biggest thing that bothers me about this cream is that after putting it on, my face flushes to the point that I look like I have a lobster-red sunburn, and I can even feel the heat on my face! It lasts for about 10 minutes. HATE this. So this is why I'm wondering how people with sensitive skin can use it. I don't have sensitive skin normally, but my skin clearly reacts to this. I don't know if it's from the "anti-aging" aspects of the cream or what...but I wasn't expecting it. After 10 minutes, my skin goes back to normal and actually looks great, so I've been continuing to use it. But it is an annoyance. If anyone knows why this is happening, please let me know! I can't seem to find many other accounts of other peoples' skin reacting to this cream in this way.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Okay so I am going to be honest here, I don't think this did anything miraculous for my skin but I am addicted to the light weightlessness of it and the smell. I think someone else says it smells like cremecicles and I think that's correct. It smells so good that I just love it for that fact alone. It's a good summertime moisturizer because it's not that heavy and sinks into the skin, in the winter I use it in combination with something else to get added moisture. Have I seen plumping of the skin or improved skin texture yes, but not groundbreaking earth shattering "wow", no, only retinol products do that. It does give you a healthy glow kind of like a luminescent glow. Will I continue to use it absolutely, because every time I smell it it makes me happy and I smile! Best wishes jarhanda stewart

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/13/2010 1:21:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

i'm so thankful that i met this cream.
very mild even for sensitive skin. good natural smell, well moisturzing , i use this for night cream. and the moist last all night long so in the morning my face is still well moisturized and glowing. i love this one. i will stick to this for a long time. i'm given sample of 250$ cost expensive night cream from estee laude and i compared with this one , and this one beats it so i bought this and sooo satisfied with result. this one costs about 65$ at sephora , when i bought this first , i thought it is expensive but after i compared it with 250$ cream , i admit that this is worth it.


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