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The Truth about Vitamin C


How do we love vitamin C? Let us count the ways…

Whether you’re a health guru or not, the anti-oxidant benefits of vitamin C are no secret. We all know the internal benefits of this little vitamin that packs a big punch for our immune systems, but did you ever stop and think about what vitamin C can do on the outside?

Here at OLEHENRIKSEN, we’re all about beauty from the inside out, which is why we include tried-and-true ingredients into our formulas. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin not only for your health, but has powerful topical benefits as well.

A leading example of the benefits of vitamin C topically can be seen in our Truth Serum Collagen Booster. This top rated product is Sephora’s best-selling anti-aging serum and contains 10% vitamin C.  Utilizing our proprietary Power C-5 complex, Truth Serum strengthens collagen while purifying and brightening your skin.  This daily vitamin for your face contains grapefruit, orange and rosehips extracts to repair damaged cells, sodium hyaluronate to bind moisture to the skin, vitamin E to restore and nourish your skin and powerful antioxidant green tea extract to protect against environmental aggressors!

This little bottle of Truth Serum is inspired by the best that nature has to offer to bring you smooth, beautiful skin. Use it daily on even the most sensitive skin. The delicious aroma makes it the best part of any beauty routine. Keep Truth Serum in your medicine cabinet next to your vitamins for a daily reminder to nourish your body inside and out.

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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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