I have barely ever purchased skin care from Sephora, because I usually only buy from Shoppers Drug Mart, as I’m more familiar with their brands and have trained with many of them. But my best friend Claudia told me about this Invigorating Night serum from Ole Henriksen and when we went shopping together I was instantly intrigued. I’m attracted to anything that promises to smooth, brighten and even out my skin.
I was given a sample to try and fell in love with it after the second use!
What it is: The Invigorating Night Treatment is a skin resurfacer/re-texturizing gel. It’s designed to accelerate cell turnover, to help with texture, fine lines, bumps, acne-prone skin, and more. The texture is a lightweight gel dries rather quickly on the skin.
Even though it does contain moisturizing ingredients, it can be drying for normal – dry skin types. If you use it on its own, you may not be happy with it. It’s advised to follow this with a moisturizer!
It retails for about $56 is pricey, but I believe is worth every penny.
How it works: Its balance of incredible ingredients helps to renew skin cells, diminish lines and wrinkles, minimized pores, evens skin tone, helps with scarring and discolouration. Using at night, this aids and encourages the skin’s peak time for skin repair.
Ingredients: AHA complex (alpha hydroxy acids – chemical compounds commonly used in the cosmetic industry for anti-aging/skin renewing products!) AHAs often come from food sources, and in this case can be found in the “12 source AHA complex” with skin-boosting ingredients like lactic acid, sugar cane extract, orange and lemon extract, and more.
It also has algae extract to nourish the skin, and mucopolysaccharides (such as the very popular hyaluronic acid!) to help moisturize by binding moisture to the skin.
Fragrance is listed as an ingredient, but as the last ingredient in a very small quantity. I am usually always allergic to scented products, but this particular one hasn’t bothered me at all!
My thoughts: This is one of those miracle products that transform your skin and skincare routine. It’s one of those products that makes you believe in the power of skincare and science again. I was very sceptical and was worried about experiencing a reaction to it. But even with my ultra sensitive, eczema and allergy-prone skin, this product has not aggravated my skin at all as long. I only use it at a few times a week at night and follow with moisturizer. If you have hyper-allergic skin or rosacea, I would be careful with any sort of AHA product.
My skin hasn’t been this smooth since before I struggled with acne, about 6 years ago. When I wake up in the morning after using this, my skin is smooth, clear, and more even. It’s helped reduce my acne scarring and pigmentation, and has even helped clear up blemishes and acne!
I apply this product after my hydrating serum, and before my moisturizer. My skin does feel a bit tight after this product, but finishing with a moisturizer solves this problem right away!
Bottomline: if you struggle with texture or blemishes/mild acne, or are concerned with the early signs of ageing, the Invigorating Night Serum is a must-try!
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