New Boots glow serum uses five powerhouse ingredients to brighten skin

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This new serum available in Boots will leave you with bright and glowing skin.

Whether you’re a whizz at skincare ingredients or you get brain fog just thinking about the difference between hyaluronic acid and retinol serums, chances are you still want your carefully-chosen beauty products to leave you with a healthy glow.

And Boots’ new vitamin C serum will do just that.

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Spa-born brand Ole Henriksen is known for delivering effective results using a combination of powerful active ingredients, naturally-occurring botanicals and fatty acids that are essential for all skin types.

And the new Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum, part of the brand’s beloved Truth range, brings together some of the most hard-hitting skincare ingredients to transform skin and leave behind a healthy and natural glow.

What ingredients does the serum use to brighten skin?

Vitamin C

Including a hefty 15 per cent dose of Vitamin C, which is the brand’s highest concentration for a daily use product, the serum uses the antioxidant to improve skin’s elasticity and protect against environmental aggressors while reducing the appearance of pores and dark spots.

PHAs (Polyhydroxy Acids)

An alternative to AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), these plumping actives help to even the skin tone by exfoliating the surface of the skin to reveal the fresher layers underneath.

Banana Powder-Inspired Pigments

A common occurrence in brightening makeup but not so much in skincare so far, these pigments are known for colour-correcting the skin while leaving an illuminated finish.

Hyaluronic Acid

The essential hydrating ingredient - this must-use acid plumps hydration into the surface of the skin while reinforcing the moisture barrier to help lock it all in.

Vitamin E

Another form of antioxidant that, not only supports the function of Vitamin C in the serum, but helps to nourish and condition the skin for a soft and healthy complexion.

Is this Ole Henriksen Truth serum worth it?

It may have only just launched but fans are already loving the new Ole Henriksen serum.

I absolutely love this product!’ raved one new customer. ‘It has now become part of my daily routine.

‘All the ingredients in this product are really good and it definitely makes my skin glow. If your looking for something light that makes your skin glow then this is the product for you.’

‘Another great product,’ added a fan of the brand. ‘I have used this range before and this product is as good as their other products. Lightweight and easy to apply. Lovely treatment for the skin.’

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SHOP NOW: Ole Henriksen Banana Bright™ Vitamin C Serum, £53, Boots

Another fan commented on the light and refreshing scent of the serum, writing, ‘This product makes you smell amazing just a subtle smell but it smells like oranges.

‘Its not heavy its lovely and light and you don't need much. So worth the money. Make you glow.’

‘Gorgeous serum!’ agreed another. ‘This is a fantastic addition to my skincare routine, I’ve been layering under moisturiserin the morning and it sinks in beautifully and doesn’t interfere with other products. Love the subtle scent too.’

The serum is available on the Boots website now – a perfect addition for these newly sunless days!

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


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