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Don’t just drink your vitamin C, slap it on your face and call it a day with Ole Henriksen’s newest power-packed product.

The Ole Henriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème promises a formula that “instantly illuminates and delivers an energizing burst of 24-hour hydration.” While the effects of vitamin C are still mostly unfounded, I’ve had a great experience with Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum. It’s noticeably helped with my skin texture and the PIH I have along my cheeks, which has been the bane of my existence during my Millennial obsession of filling the void with skin care.

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What makes the Gel Crème different from the rest of the vitamin C line of Ole Henriksen products is the addition of Rose of Winter extract, which is from a flower found on the Jeju Island in South Korea. This may ring a bell, as one of my favorite K-beauty brands, Innisfree, features a ton of ingredients from the same island. Seems like K-beauty secrets are making their way to Denmark.

The smell of the C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème is, as expected, bright and citrusy, with a hint of sweetness (most likely from the addition of the Rose of Winter extract). It’s a really great option for an overnight moisturizer on top of the Truth Serum. Or, if you want an even more vitamin C packed day, it can be layered under a sunscreen because it basically melts into your skin, and the smell, thankfully, dissipates quickly so that you don’t end up smelling like stale orange juice all day.

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I do feel a bit of a twinge when a facial cream comes in a pot/jar because of the sanitary implication, but since this is meant to be the first step in a routine post-cleansing, you will hopefully be applying it to a clean face, with clean fingers. Or you could just use a spatula or brush, if you’re really against dunking your fingers into product and slathering it on your face.


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