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trufora intensive night treatment

Trufora Intensive Night Treatment Review

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Sensitive Skin
Reviewed by Marta October 19, 2015 3 Comments

Pros

Non-irritating, mostly natural formula

Cons

Didn't hydrate, improve skin tone, skin clarity or reduce fine lines
A treatment that isn't harmful, but does not work well on its own

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. 

  • 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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