by Nicole Gregory
In my early 30s, I noticed a drastic change in my skin. What I thought were breakouts I suffered in my teenage years turned out to be actual child’s play. Suddenly in my 30’s I found myself battling hormonal cystic acne that leaves red scarring for months even after the cyst has gone away. Until I discovered a brand that no one should sleep on – OleHenriksen. Most notably, the Transform line of his products. My skin now looks brighter, more youthful, and more even toned. And the red scarring? It’s faded significantly faster now since adding the Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum to my daily routine.
Anyone in their 30s knows that retinols are the solution to fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and dark spots. But using a retinol daily is not the safest for your skin. OleHenriksen’s Transform Plus Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum is formulated with bakuchiol which is derived from the Ayurvedic babshi plant. Bakuchiol is a retinol-alternative that is plant based and safe for daily use. The serum also contains alpha hydroxy acids to help smooth skin texture and even the skin tone. Red algae, tara extracts, and Edelweiss stem cells are included to promote firmness and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Currently I use this product after I wash and tone my skin. Since this is a retinol alternative, it is IMPERATIVE that you use an SPF daily (Stay tuned for a follow up article with my new favorite SPF serum soon). Since I’ve begun using the Power Serum, I have not had a recurrence of any of the hormonal cystic acne and the scarring from old cysts has faded tremendously. My skin tone is more even and brighter. In fact, I no longer feel the need to wear foundation daily unless I’m going out on the town for the evening. The light purple color of the serum seems to instantly brighten my skin and within minutes I can see the texture of my skin is more refined. It is lightly fragranced thanks to the addition of lemon, sugarcane, sandalwood, licorice root, and chamomile extracts – all of which help to soften skin.
So far it has been two months since I have begun testing products from OleHenriksen’s Transform Plus Collection and I can safely say that I am delighted with the quality and performance of these products. I highly recommend and would give this product 5 stars!