Blemishes suck. It’s like after you’ve survived the trauma of a pimple, you’re left with a seemingly permanent reminder of the spot on your face.
Most blemishes can be covered up with a good foundation (shoutout to Makeup Forever’s HD foundation), but at the end of the day, those darkened spots are still there.
I went to Sephora to try and find something that could lighten blemishes and the sales associate suggested I try the Ole Henriksen Vitamin C Collagen Booster serum. At $60 a bottle I told her we should move along and find something that wouldn’t cost me a couple weeks of gas money.
This serum doesn’t even specifically say that it’ll lighten blemishes but promises to brighten your complexion and reduce the appearance of aging with vitamin C, orange extract, and rose hips. I was cynical to say the least, so the sales associate gave me a pretty sizeable sample and confidently told me she knew I’d be back.
She was totally right.
I dotted it on every night before bed for about two weeks and I was completely shocked at how well it worked. I wish I’d taken pictures to offer a clearer comparison, but the difference was obvious. The serum completely lightened the spots and made them a lot smaller. I didn’t even need to wear makeup because it made my blemishes so unnoticeable.
Yes it’s incredibly expensive but you need such a small amount, that it’ll last you forever. I’ve been using the small sample tub for nearly 3 months. That said, I don’t put it all over my face, just on the areas it’s needed but I haven’t noticed any detrimental effects.
If you’ve got blemishes that you’re tired of covering up with makeup, go get a sample at Sephora. Apply it religiously before bed and you’ll see an obvious improvement in less than two weeks. As soon as my sample runs out, my bank account and I are definitely taking the plunge and buying the full size.
My car may be out of gas but at least my face will look fresh and bright.