*DISCLOSURE: I RECEIVED THESE PRODUCTS COMPLIMENTARY FOR REVIEW PURPOSES. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.
I’ve never been big on anti-aging products until I finally accepted the reality that I am aging, my skin is aging. I could feel it and I could see it with the appearance of some fine lines in the side creases of my eyes or my mouth when I smile or my forehead when I get mad. Of course the first thing that came up when I started to look at anti-aging products were those with retinol, a lot of them have it so naturally these were the first few products that I tried and anything with retinol was a bit harsh on my skin. My skin would tingle a few minutes after application and I could feel my face burn after being under the sun for even a short while. I knew I had to eventually look for something else because I enjoy being out in the sun too much, I couldn’t just give that up.
Thanks to Influenster for sending me this natural retinol alternative to try out. So, Ole Henriksen has found a product that addresses anti-aging without the ‘harsh’ part, they came up with a natural alternative that contains Bakuchiol to work wonders on the skin. Of course I needed to look up what Bakuchiol was and found out that this ingredient is plant based and is the reason why upon application you feel an instant smoothness to your skin. Another thing I noticed while using this serum was the instant brightness of my skin to the point that it looked like it was “glowing”, I am not exaggerating over here.
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Heads up, the serum is purple in color and not as sticky as I expected it would be. It also smells pretty good.
I am liking the fact that my skin does not sting upon application or after long exposures to the sun. It is sun-friendly in my experience and have read that this safe for pregnant women to use unlike retinol. I’ve also noticed the lightening of some dark spots on my face but have yet to see drastic results in the decrease of those “fine lines” I mentioned earlier. For now, the Ole Henriksen Glow Cycle™ Retin-ALT Power Serum gets a two thumbs up from me.