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Trufora Intensive Night Treatment Review

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trufora intensive night treatment
October 19, 2015 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
TRU Rating
A treatment that isn't harmful, but does not work well on its own


Non-irritating, mostly natural formula


Didn't hydrate, improve skin tone, skin clarity or reduce fine lines

Of course, the company name, Truth Aesthetics, has me at hello. Secondly, I liked the mission statement: “Science-based products that deliver visible results without irritating the skin. No myths. No illusions. No empty promises.” But would I love the product? I tested Trufora Intensive Night Treatment ($65) and I am afraid the answer is no.

Trufora Intensive Night Treatment isn’t a bad product and it certainly delivered on not causing any irritation. However, it did nothing to improve my skin in terms of hydration, skin clarity, skin tone or fine lines.

I should admit that Trufora recommends that it be used with its “synergistically” formulated Night Serum 85 ($80) and I did not. While it may have given me better performance if I had, I do think that a product should be able to stand on its own. There are some overlaps in the ingredients in the Treatment and the Serum, notably apple extract, rice bran and oat; otherwise the serum has more oils and some peptides at the end of the ingredient list. For the record, during my month-long test, I used the Treatment on its own or layered over Dr. Dennis Gross Triple C Peptide Firming Oil.

There are some decent ingredients in Intensive Night Treatment. One of the more interesting is ribose, a kind of sugar molecule that forms the basis of DNA. A study has shown that it regenerates ATP (which gives our cells energy) and fibroblast production. Also worth a shout out is gluconolactone, a multitasker that attracts moisture, chelates metals and is a free radical scavenger. More pedestrian, but nonetheless useful, are apple extract, an antioxidant and astringent, rice bran, a source of vitamin E, soybean, oat, and a seaweed.  

Although there’s the potential irritant propanediol, some polymers and the odd synthetic emollient, there’s not much to dislike in this mostly natural formula. All I can say is that Trufora Intensive Night Treatment didn’t do anything against me. It’s just that it didn’t do anything for me either. 

  • March 28, 2017

    by Elisabeth

    I was lucky enough to find an entire unused set on ebay for a steal and she gave me an even better bargain when it turned out one of the sever bottles was cracked. First and foremost for me this line is cruelty free AND VEgan - it carries the Leaping Bunny Seal of anti-cruelty (find out more online) All products are packaged correctly (in air tight, opaque bottles so that either light nor air can ruin the efficacy of the antioxidants, cell co,,unicaromf imgredients etc). I had tried a free sample of the Night 85 and LOVED it....I feel the same way about the whole line. Fragrance free which is great not only for those with sensitivities but everyonemas they recently discovered fragrance can damage amy skin (of. ourse depending on the product). The sunscreen is titanium dioxide which is a physical sunscreen like zinc oxide. The benefit of physical sunscreens is that you don't have to wait for them to be effective! As they "ohysically" block the sun they are active immediately and this one leaves no white residue. They also in luxe antioxidants in the sunscreen which further protect your skin on top of the Day Serum 85 and Perfecting Eye Treatment which both have more antioxidants. The night routine is choc full of more skin loving ingredients as well as an exfoliator which doubles as a mask. ai mix this with other cruelty free lines such as Paula's Choice and Avalon and I am glad I have one more choice for my anti-aging arsenal!I am an auditor so I believe in research as I do with all my skin products and their ingredients and this lime has a lot of cutting edge ingredients as well as proven ones, Give one product a try (I recommend one of the serums) and see for yourself!

  • October 25, 2015

    by Marta

    I did not use it sporadically. I used it every night for a month. I am delighted that it worked for you Joanna. Did you use it alone or "synergistically" with the rest of the line?

  • October 24, 2015

    by Joanna

    Sorry Marta, but I agree with Krista. I tried this product after seeing it was nominated for an award by AOL, and was curious as it's a new brand- and it is literally the best night cream I have ever used. Also, not sure how this is a valid review when you were using the product sporadically with the Dr Dennis Gross product? How can you have any way of knowing which product was doing what? I'm disappointed, I've seen you do much more thorough reviews before!

  • October 21, 2015

    by Krista

    I completely disagree with Marta! This product is amazing! I have worked in the personal care industry for 16 years and have had the pleasure of trying many different brand name products (Estée Lauder, Mary Kay, Beauty Control, etc,) This has been the best I have used. It wasn't used properly. I would recommend trying it again with the recommended products to go with it. You are definitely missing out on an awesome product! I have done my research and this uses nothing but the best ingredients. If you don't use it right, you can't blame the product.

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