As the box states, addiction does have it’s rewards. I’m almost at VIB Rouge. Which, if you don’t speak Sephora fluently like blue lipstick friend and I do, means that I am almost at the highest possible level of beauty addiction. I swear, I don’t have a problem. Also for people who don’t speak Sephora (those who do can skip down to the next paragraph, y’all know how this works all too well): Each dollar spent is a point, and sometimes they’ll have double or triple the reward points on certain products, and there are 100, 250, and 500 point perks, which include deluxe samples.
I’m stingy with redeeming my points because I want to get something that I’ll actually use, and once I redeem them, there isn’t any going back.
I haven’t tried a lot of skincare products from Sephora, and therefore saw this set as the perfect opportunity to do so. Glow For It by Ole Henrikson includes four skincare products for glowing, radiant skin, including their well-known African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser. It also came with a Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil, Truth Serum Collagen Booster, and a Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask- which I used all at once, because I’m a pig when it comes to face masks and I use waaaaaayyyyy too much.
I like the cleanser and the face mask, although there is no real measurable difference after the initial first use. I loved the gritty texture of the face mask, it was a great exfoliator, which isn’t like most masks that I purchase. I’m writing this 24 hours after using the mask, and I do feel that my skin is softer and smoother than before, so kudos to the mask. Roomie and I made fun of it because it is brown and vaguely resembles vomit, but it smells heavenly, and it does make a difference on your skin.
As for the Pure Truth Activating Oil, I am on the fence. Don’t laugh, but I totally didn’t read the ingredients before using it because I was that excited for it, and I discovered that it is bright red, and I freaked out. After reading the ingredients, and seeing that it is made with pure organic rose hips oil and vitamin c it makes sense, but still- what conventional oil is red? This did make it easier to apply, and it is supposed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten, repair, and nourish skin. Given that I don’t have fine lines or wrinkles, I did notice that it brightened my skin, but it also made my skin rather red both when I used it, and the morning after. Redness is usually a problem for me, but it was worse after using it, which does happen with other oils as well. Similarly, the Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster gave my skin a slightly more radiant glow, but nothing crazy after one use.
After using the system (besides the mask, LOL) for one week, I did notice a slight reduction in the redness of my skin, and a liiiiiitttle bit of a glow. Personally, I would definetly buy the mask again, because I love a good exfoliant, and this one smelled heavenly. I’m neutral to the cleanser, as well as the Collagen Booster, but I didn’t like how the Activating Oil felt on my face. Because I’m on the hunt for a serum that’ll give me somewhat dull skin a radiant summer glow, I’m going to keep using the Collagen Booster. If the radiance improves, I’ll post an update! As for a point perk, it was a great set, and I’m glad that I got it! Did you score this kit? Which point perk has been your favorite? As always, leave a comment below and let me know!