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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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What You & Your Skin can Workout: How exercise gives you beautiful skin


Overall health and well being are my absolute best anti-aging secrets! Exercise and stretching are great ways to boost circulation and thereby strengthening skin’s elasticity and brightening the complexion. Physical activity and a nutritious diet are crucial for a healthy life, here’s why:

  • Sweat rids your body of toxins that can cause breakouts.
  • Increases blood flow, carrying oxygen + nutrients to the skin.
  • Increase circulation to prevent dull skin.
  • Reduce stress, which can cause us to reach for oily, salty foods + lose beauty sleep.

A Peek into My Routine

I have been bursting with energy ever since I was a young boy and even at the age of 61, I like to incorporate exercise into my routine. Being active is a big part of my day, whether it’s walking, hiking, passionate dancing, hula hooping or gymnastics. Stretching is vital because it is a great way to stay limber while increasing oxygen flow throughout the body to maintain healthy circulation- and also a great way to make sure you do not pull a muscle during vigorous workouts.

Check out this video of me hula hooping in the warehouse!

To lead a healthy balanced lifestyle, it’s important to not only watch what we put in and on our bodies but also what we put out. Exercise and stretching are a great way to release sweat and energy that will benefit your heart, muscle tone, and also your skin.Not only will you look great, but feel great too and as I always say, “A happy face is a beautiful face!”

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In Honor of Honey Bees Everywhere


Did you know? July is honey bee awareness month! Honey bees never sleep, always busy producing the only food that includes all the necessary substances to sustain life. Sure we’ll take it in our tea, but there is so much more that honey can do! It really is one of nature’s skin care miracles.

What can honey do for your skin?

Hydrating

Honey naturally attracts and retains moisture and is suitable for all skin types.  Dry or dehydrated skin benefits because honey seals and locks moisture into the skin and oily skin benefits since honey moisturizes without added oil – even sensitive skin benefits since honey is known for having non-irritating properties!

Disinfecting

Honey contains a naturally occurring enzyme that prohibits the growth of bacteria. This anti-microbial agent is excellent for preventing and treating minor acne because it goes right to work attacking bacteria while also moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin!

Protecting

The antioxidants in honey combat free-radicals in the body and protect from environmental aggressors. Antioxidants also help supply nutrients for the growth of new skin tissue, which helps reduce the appearance of old scar tissue.

Try it at home! Ole’s Honey Oatmeal Mask:

  • 1 tsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 vitamin A capsule
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Create a smooth paste with the above ingredients. Apply on clean skin, rinsing with luke warm water after 20-30 minutes.  Best used once a week.

This mask will calm, purify and nourish the skin!  Cheers to honey bees everywhere!

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The Naked Truth Will Set You Free (from Makeup)!


Skin is in this summer, and with the warm weather and sunny days, wouldn’t you like to be able to go “naked” and embrace your skin’s natural beauty?

Treating your skin takes a two-pronged approach.  It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise in addition to topically treating your skin for the best long term results!

Here are some tips to get your skin looking its best so you can dare to go “naked” this summer:

Treating the inside

You are what you eat, so eat a balanced diet to maintain a clear and beautiful complexion. Make sure to keep hydrated and replenished by drinking plenty of water throughout the day and to eat a diet rich in antioxidants, to fight environmental damage. Omega fats are also a vital diet staple to nurture and cushion the skin and are found in foods like walnuts and salmon.

Treating the outside

“A simple skin care regimen is easy to follow faithfully,” says Ole.  He recommends the following daily routine:

  • Step 1: Cleanse to remove impurities and ensure a clean surface so products that follow absorb better.
  • Step 2: Treat with truth serum® to face and neck
  • Step 3: Moisturize with truth crème™ advanced hydration to face and neck
  • Step 4: Protect with SPF (protect the truth™ SPF 50+ for extended sun exposure)
  • Step 5: Renew the eye area with a nourishing and protecting eye crème

#1 selling truth serum® and NEW truth crème advanced hydration are now available at Sephora in the Naked Truth kit. This power duo works together to brighten and even skin tone, firm by supporting healthy collagen and hydrate to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  It will dramatically brighten the skin and improve texture so the skin won’t need to be covered by makeup.

Now that your skin is prepped and ready to go, smile! A happy (and naked) face is a beautiful face!

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Protect Truthfully Ageless Skin


We’ve all been lectured on the importance of sunscreen before, but hardly ever learn… until we’re forced to. Eventually the truth catches up with us and, trust me, it’s not pretty. Too much sun exposure results in wrinkles, leathery skin, age spots and skin cancers. The thought of facing these harmful truths one day led me to update my skincare regimen.

The best way to battle signs of aging is to stay committed to broad spectrum (UVA/B) sunscreen. Protect the Truth™ SPF 50+ does just that: protects your skin from sun damage, keeping it as it was truly meant to be.  Its airy texture is light enough to wear under moisturizer and provides a mattifying base for makeup.

WHY IT WORKS

  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protects skin from the damaging rays of the sun.
  • Solar Active Complex™ heat and light activated marine enzymes stimulate skin’s natural repair function, helps to heal pre-existing damage and protects from further damage alongside sunscreen.
  • Pepha-Tight derived from micro algae, works to firm and boost collagen production
  • Vitamin C brightens, lightens and firms while with powerful antioxidants, Vitamins A & E, guard against environmental damage

The superpower here is the Solar Active Complex™, which protects and treats against signs of aging. Think of these solarspheres as time-released ‘pop-rocks’, coming to your skin’s rescue when they sense heat and light.  No wonder The Skin Cancer Foundation has given this product its seal of approval.

HOW TO

  • First and foremost, remember to always apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure to reap the full protective benefits.
  • Apply Protect the Truth™ SPF 50+ after cleansing, toning and treating (with truth serum).
  • Sunscreen works best when closest to the skin, so put it on before your moisturizer.
  • If you’re in the sun for an extended period of time, make sure to reapply.

Our skin needs to be protected because over time, the signs of too much sun will eventually reveal themselves. One of the most beautiful aspects of skin is its ability to transform itself. Luckily, that means with dedication to the right products and sunscreen, you can battle concerns like wrinkles, age-spots and prevent skin cancer. Use Protect the Truth™ SPF 50+ and when the time comes, you won’t mind revealing the beautiful truth of ageless skin.

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