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Skin Care Tips for Wedding Season


Summer is known for the beach, vacation, fun times with family and friends – and WEDDINGS! So many brides make the decision to celebrate their special day when the weather is at its best.

EVERY bride is beautiful and glowing with happiness from the inside out. And having glowing skin can only add to a bride’s beauty. Here are some of my favorite skin care products for wedding season:

1) Exfoliation revs up circulation, deep cleanses the skin and eliminates toxins and impurities that may be trapped underneathe the skin’s surface. It also leaves skin luminous and smooth. Leading up to the big day, make sure to exfoliate twice a week with my Walnut Complexion Scrub.

2) Protecting your skin in the sun is so important for looking your best on your big day! For everyday wear, use Truth Revealed Super Creme SPF 15. For beach days or days when you will be laying out in the sun, use Protect the Truth SPF 50.

3) You also want to give your skin a little extra “oomph” for the wedding. The Lemon Strip Flash Peel is powered by lactic, glycolic and fruit acids to increase cell turnover, brighten skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use twice a week to reveal younger and more radiant skin – you will glow!

A big congratulations to all of the beautiful brides getting married this summer. May your lives and marriages be filled with happiness and love!

Cheers,

Ole.

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Happy Mother’s Day!


Mother’s Day is almost upon us!

Mother’s Day is such a special day to celebrate such special people – all the mothers  in the world! I am so fortunate to be blessed with an amazing mother. From the time I was a small boy in Nibe, Denmark, my mother gave me all the love in the world and raised me t be the person I am today. I am so grateful for all she has done and continues to do.

For all you Moms out there – Mother’s Day is the day to celebrate YOU. Moms are so good at taking care of the ones that they love, they often forget to take care of themselves. Spend time with your loved ones, but also take some time out to give yourself the pampering you so greatly deserve. Take a bubble bath, read a book or treat yourself to a fantastic at home skin treatment.

The Power Peel is a 3 step spa grade facial treatment that emulates both a microdermabrasion and a peel.

Step 1 – Almond Polish

Exfoliates

Massage onto freshly cleansed skin in gentle, upward, circular motions for 1-2 minutes (avoid direct contact with the eye area). Rinse using warm water.

Step 2 – Lemon Strip Flash Peel

Smooths and Refines

Massage onto face and neck, going all the way under the eyes (you can expect a cooling and slightly tingling sensation upon application). Leave on for 3 minutes before proceeding to Step 3, Chamomile Comfort. Do not rinse off.

Step 3 – Chamomile Comfort

Soothes and Calms

Apply mask directly on top of Lemon Strip. Leave on for 15 minutes while you relax. Rinse well with warm water.

The Power Peel treats and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, smoothes the skin’s texture and gives skin a youthful, radiant glow. To maximize that glow even more, follow up with our new Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil. Your skin is going to feel amazing. Indulge – you deserve it!

Again, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there. I hope your day is as wonderful as you are!

Cheers, Ole.

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Cucumber Sushi Roll – for tired eyes


Ever wonder how to get rid of those awful bags under your eyes? Ole has the perfect at-home recipe for reducing puffiness, tightening and calming your tired eyes. Just follow the directions below to feel instantly refreshed!

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ Large Cucumber (de -puffing, calming, and relaxing)
  • 9” X 7” Cheese Cloth or Gauze
  • 1 Cheese Grater

How to:

Grate half a cucumber into a fine consistency. Cut a piece of gauze, 9” x 7”. Place the grated cucumbers in the center of the gauze and fold into a “sushi roll”. Place on eyes, press firmly into the contours of the eye region, allowing the vitamins and enzymes to release to de-puff, firm and lift the delicate tissue around the eyes. Rest for 10 minutes.

Puffy eyes and bags have three general causes:

  1. Diet high in salty foods
  2. Excessive alcohol intake (including wine)
  3. An allergic reaction to make-up or eye crème

At Ole’s spa in Hollywood every Complexion Treatment includes the grated cucumber eye treatment, and celebrities like Charlize Theron, Rene Zellweger, Katy Perry and Ellen DeGeneres swear by this de-puffing eye treatment.

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Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil™


Are you ready for our NEWEST anti-aging powerhouse? We simply can’t wait to share it with you any longer!

Introducing Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil™- our 100% pure rosehips oil that works to activate the skin’s natural reparative ability and reveal your skin’s most youthful state with potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

Why rosehips, you ask? This super-powerful ingredient was a staple in Ole’s diet as a child in Denmark. His mother loved to serve rosehips tea and incorporate the delicious and healthy ingredient into porridge and jams since she knew that rosehips were bursting with Vitamins C, A & E.

As an adult, when Ole studied cosmetic chemistry, he became fascinated by essential oils and came to discover the anti-aging and reparative powers of rosehips.

Being that I always focus on formulating my products with the most effectual ingredients, it became clear to me that I wanted rosehips to be a superstar ingredient in my new facial oil,” says Ole.

The Vitamins C, A & E found in rosehips extract support the natural renewal cycle of the skin’s collagen and aid in cell regeneration. Much of the healing, brightening, and reparative powers in this oil are attributed to these Vitamins as well as the deeply nourishing essential fatty acids.

Catch Ole on QVC to watch as he shares tips, tricks and insider information on our newest powerhouse! Go ahead, take a sip out of the fountain of youth and try it – Your skin will thank you!

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the TRUTH behind Vitamin C!


Let’s talk Vitamin C – the main ingredient found in our truth range!

When Ole researched Vitamin C in the late 1970’s, he became inspired by the dramatic results it produced for the skin. He later went on to produce the very first Vitamin C treatment.

The truth serum® collagen booster, contains 5 potent sources of Vitamin C and is our #1 selling product.

There are FOUR main skin benefits of Vitamin C:

  1. It boosts collagen! Collagen is responsible for how supple and firm, and youthful our skin appears, and Vitamin C is needed for its production.
  2. It protects the skin from free radical damage! Vitamin C is a superior antioxidant and an extraordinary detoxifier known to neutralize oxidative stress on your skin and organs.
  3. It brightens and evens skin tone! Vitamin C acts as a booster to our body’s most prevalent antioxidant: Glutathione (responsible for balancing our skin’s pigment levels).
  4. It strengthens capillary walls! Vitamin C maintains capillary (blood vessel) integrity through the production of a compound found in our cells, which is responsible for strong tissue growth.

Vitamin C is without a doubt the most potent antioxidant with incredible internal and external health benefits. When taken internally (supplements, or foods like dark leafy greens and berries), it works to strengthen connective tissue from the inside-out. Topically, we can thank Vitamin C for glowing, radiant and youthful skin.

Cheers to Vitamin C…and as Ole always says, “Your health is your wealth!”

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Exfoliation: Lemon Strip vs. Power Peel


One of the keys to glowing, youthful skin that makes you feel uplifted and energized is exfoliation. Exfoliating two to three times a week is the perfect way to deep clean your skin, increase cell turnover to fight wrinkles and hyperpigmentation and fight the signs of anti-aging. You will have a smoother texture, more refined pores and an all around more radiant look to your skin. It’s a great way to pamper yourself and see immediate and lasting results.

It’s important to not only exfoliate, but also to calm and soothe your skin. My Lemon Strip Flash Peel and Power Peel are fantastic exfoliating options that work together to give you the fresh, youthful look you crave while addressing your skin’s specific needs.

Lemon Strip http://www.olehenriksen.com/p-155-power-peel.aspxFlash Peel is an express treatment for all skin types. It exfoliates skin, smooths texture, evens tone, refines pores and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is full of amazing ingredients to nourish your face – lactic, glycolic and fruit acids for multi-level exfoliation and healthy skin turnover, licorice to brighten and even skin tone and carrageenan to soothe and calm skin. Use it two to three times a week in between more potent power peel treatments.

For a deeper peel experience, use my Power Peel twice a month. The Power Peel is a spa grade three-step facial system that delivers immediate results. It’s like a microdermabrasion, fruit acid peel and mask that you can use in the comfort of your own home! Ingredients like honey (to lock in moisture), chamomile flower extract (to reduce inflammation, soothe and calm) and evening primrose (to reduce redness) treat a multitude of skin concerns while delivering immediate and visible results.

What I love is that when you practice this regimen faithfully, your skin texture will be soft, supple and refined. Ready to exfoliate? Close your eyes, activate the granules and feel the energy from your hands. This is the time to take care of yourself – you deserve it.

Cheers,

Ole

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Sunscreen and the fight against aging!


I have always regarded sunscreen as one of the most important anti-aging secrets. The sun is certainly beautiful; however, exposing our delicate skin to harmful rays can age us far beyond our years.

From Denmark, to Malibu, to summer vacations in Italy, I’ve enjoyed sunshine and the beach my entire life – but you’ll never catch me out in the sun without a hat, bandana and sunscreen!

UV exposure is most hazardous between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m, but you can’t stay indoors all day long! So whether you’re running a quick errand or heading to the beach, follow my simple rules for maintaining youthful looking skin.

Use broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. My Protect the Truth™ SPF 50+ is a perfect option when you’re out in the sun. It’s oil-free and light-weight, so it’s perfect to wear under your daily moisturizer and acts as a great makeup base. It protects from UV damage with broad spectrum protection and against other environmental factors that can cause premature aging with collagen boosting Vitamin C and firming pepha-tight, while the heat and light activated Solar Active Complex™ stimulates your skin’s natural repair function to help heal existing damage and prevent further damage.

Reapply sunscreen regularly, especially when you spend an extended period of time in the sun.

Maintain proper hydration It’s important to use sun protection every day, not only when you’re at the beach or pool. A good moisturizer with SPF is essential even during a few minutes of sun exposure, like while driving in your car to work. Truth Revealed™ Super Creme SPF 15 offers sun protection and contains important anti-aging ingredients to help improve the texture and firmness of your skin.

Check the sunscreen’s expiration date. Sunscreen has a shelf life of two years. Replace anything older, especially if it’s been exposed to high temperatures.

Wear a hat with a wide brim as an added precaution to shade your face, head, ears, and neck from the sun. Note: A hat doesn’t take the place of sunscreen. Wear both and you be covering all of your bases.

Don’t forget your sunglasses. Like your sunscreen, choose a brand that shields eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Sunglasses can protect the tender skin around your eyes from sun exposure. Double the protection with my Total Truth™ eye crème SPF 15, designed to protect,  hydrate, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and firm.

Applying sunscreen should be part of your regular, daily routine. If you protect your skin, you’ll reap the rewards and be able to flaunt healthy, glowing, younger-looking skin for years to come.

Cheers,

Ole.

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