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Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Trio

African Red Tea trio Ole HenriksenCelebrating beauty and Earth Day can now be done symbiotically! Ole Henriksen’s African Red Tea Trio is full of all the “good for you” stuff with none of the icky, synthetic earth unfriendly products like paraben. The African Red Tea trio consists of three products: the Face Mist, Visual Eye Creme, and Express the Truth face cream, all of which contain African Red Tea; a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the skins immune mantle, calms and soothes redness and contributes to the deceleration of the aging process – not bad for a tea!

Red Tea also has documented antioxidant elements, according to Sephora.com:

The Institute for Science and Aging in Japan found that red tea has higher antioxidant levels than green or black tea. Antioxidants fight free-radical damage (which can cause premature aging), while the flavonol Quercetin increases capillary strength. Additionally, red tea is rich in minerals (such as iron, calcium, copper, and magnesium), has antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer properties, and heals skin irritations and promotes smooth skin.

Separately the Ole Henriksen African Red Tea skin care products contain other good for you ingredients that specifically target common aging skin woes such as larger pores, wrinkles, sagging skin and uneven skin tone.

The African Red Tea Face Mist contains:Vitamin B5 known for it’s hydrating and nourishing qualities;Pomegranate the super food anti-oxidant which contains polyphenols to help stabilize free radicals; and Mandarin, Orange and Tangerine extracts – an aromatic trio that work together to purify, brighten, thoroughly cleanse and tighten pores.

The Face Mist has a fantastic up-lifting, invigorating citrus scent, smells authentic; no fake, synthetic bottled fragrance here – just pure, blissful and natural. Found myself spritzing the face mist several times through out the day – dare I say, it can be addictive. After applying the face mist, I could see and feel my pores tightening as the face mist dried on my skin. Not a bad combo – great scent and effective pore shrinker. The face mist can be applied before and/or after make-up and works well for us oily skin gals as a quick middle of the day refreshing facial “pick me up”.

The Visual Truth Eye Creme contains: 10% Vitamin C (ester C ) which is a popular and effective anti-oxidant that stimulates collagen production – a known factor in keeping skin looking youthful; Zinc, Copper and Manganese Gluconate minerals also contribute to building collagen while at the same time aiding in calming and soothing the delicate eye skin; Hyaluronic Acid, a super-powerful and super-plumping skin care ingredient does an amazing job of binding moisture to thirsty skin; Jojoba oil moisturizes and helps diminish fine lines; Tumeric root nourishes and repairs; and the peptide, polylysine works to improve muscle tone and skin elasticity to prevent deep wrinkles from forming and skin from sagging.

The eye cream is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin leaving behind a visibly lifted (felt tighter and less saggy) under eye area.

The Express the Truth face cream shares many of the same skin anti-aging, anti-oxidant, collagen stimulating and elasticity building ingredients found in the Visual Truth Eye Creme, such as: 10% Vitamin C, the peptide Polylysine, and the minerals Zinc, Copper and Manganese Gluconate. Additionally, the Ole Henriksen Express the Truth wrinkle resistance cream contains Macadamia Nut Oil which nourishes and repairs the skin as well as Sodium Hyaluronate for mega-hydration.

The face cream is my favorite product in the African Red Tea trio, yes, even above and beyond the face mist. I am in love with Express the Truth, even though it’s a bit too rich (maybe the richness of the Macadamia Nut oil) and I can’t use it on my oily face during the day. But I do use it in the evenings – every other day. When I use the cream my skin feels tighter, calmer and more even textured in the morning, but what has me deeply in love with the African Red Tea Express the Truth cream is the way in which it renews body and soul. It’s lightly scented and an absolute treat to apply, specially on those days when you’re stressed and burned out. When your soul feels as weary as your skin looks, you know those kind of days that can age you in minutes. Express the Truth renews both your skin and soul with it’s powerful anti-oxidants and amazing scent, I’ve come to think of it as: peaceful, soothing aromatherapy style meditation in a bottle that kicks aging skin’s butt! I also use it religiously on my hands, neck and decollete – where pesky fine lines and some troublesome deeper wrinkles are taking up residence.

The Ole Henriksen African Red Tea trio are an aromatic, soul and skin renewing indulgent treat and for the price, much less than a half hour facial at any decent spa, it’s a must have. The products and the fragrance are simply addictive and has made me, who previously had never considered Ole Henriksen skin care products, a fan.

Buy at Sephora – Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Trio ($112 Value) African Red Tea Trio – $85

Submitted by Ms. distressedDERMA on Tuesday, 22 April 2008

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