We are very excited that Ole Henriksen himself is coming for the shows that we have planned very soon. Known throughout the world as a beauty educator to his clients – his unique approach through a lifelong experience in beauty, has always been to share his secrets and his 360 degree advice in his approach to solving your skincare concerns.
This often involves hints and tips, not just about application, frequency of use and the correct product, but also nutritional and lifestyle advice as he sees the skin as a health indicator and may advise on supplementation or food group concentration too.
His range is like no other, and certainly doesn’t clash with anything that we already stock at QVC as his textures and the composition of the formulas is very different. He uses a lot of gel and lightweight liquid-gels, textures with high potency naturals and you can smell the vibrancy of the active herb, vitamin and plant extracts that he uses.
He has a big celebrity following with his salon on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and is a darling of the press having been featured in every glossy magazine in the US of A and in many of ours too over the years.
His products are loved by men and women, as whether you use a single product or a multi layering system, they completely absorb into the skin with no residue which is one of the celebrity’s favourite results especially when they live or travel in hot and humid countries.
Key products to watch out for, that are unusually different, are his ‘Invigorating Night Gel’, which you will especially love if you are trying to tackle the problem of pigmentation through the summer months but find that your regular products are too greasy or heavy. He has a ‘Truth Serum’ (pictured above left) which is a beauty award winner and coined as a ‘miracle worker’. As it goes completely matt, this could be used under any other product.
You will love the sizing of some of his products too. For example, the ‘Eye Gel’ infused with bio-peptides, red algae and cucumber, is a very generous 30ml size and is designed to be applied almost like a celebrity sleep mask especially if you suffer from puffiness or lines, so that you wake up with a brighter, firmer look. Perfect for summer weddings or holiday flights.
He has a clever concept in the ‘Power Peel’ which is a boxed collection of six treatments which can be carried away in your overnight bag in these slim-line sachets. These are a favourite with the celebrities when they cannot make it to his Hollywood spa before a photo shoot. He has designed a three-step facial with the perfect quantities split into each sachet and a sponge for each stage.
This gives you six treatments in total. Step one is an ‘Almond Polish’ which you massage for one to two minutes onto damp skin. It smells divine and has a deeply satisfying grain which will also work thoroughly on blackheads, deeper lines or on a man’s stubble. It is in a creamy, mask-like texture but you may need to add a little water to enable you to keep massaging. You can then rinse off with the sponges provided.
Many brands of exfoliation would stop at this point but with Ole, you then have ‘Lemon Strip Power Peel’ which you leave on for 2 minutes. This smoothes on easily as a lightweight gel. It immediately gives you that salon tingle that a deeper exfoliation is taking place.
Then, just like a professional treatment, after two minutes this is removed and you have a soothing ‘Camomile Comforter’ to apply with evening primose oil, camomile and azulane with richly moisturising borrage, almond, jojoba and sunflower oils. This is a creamy comforting, moisturising mask to comfort and cool your skin. It is left on for 15 minutes, during which time your skin will have returned to normal with an even skin tone but a super-smooth, unblocked surface. This is perhaps best used at night.
If you do use it during the daytime, especially at this time of year, make sure you sunscreen afterwards which is exactly what Ole would do if you were to walk out of his Hollywood Salon. This could be added to any routine and I think it will be a winner when you get it home, especially if you like satisfying and potent products.
One of the other winners to look out for is the launch of his ‘Perfect Truth’ range. This has hybrid products that link skincare and make-up technologies which blur and trick the eye into believing you are wearing nothing on the skin when you are in fact wearing Ole’s version of make-up.
The ‘CC Cream’ is designed to brighten, protect and perfect and gives a sheer illuminating coverage that diffuses imperfections but finishes in a texture that doesn’t need to be powdered. Combine this with the very clever ‘CC Eye Cream’ – which is where many brands fail to help you – Ole has created a combination of an eye product with blurring skincare and make-up technologies so that you get that complete celebrity fresh-faced look with a lovely modern finish. This will be an absolute winner throughout the summer months and you could surprise yourself with how much younger and fresher you look whilst appearing to wear no make-up.
I’m sure you appreciate that this is a show not to be missed. If you are working, then perhaps plan a break and watch online or live by downloading our updated QVC app, otherwise, this gives you a sneak peek of what, I think are the winners, to add to your regime if you want to try out his products first.
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