Ole Henriksen Review

Overview

Ole Henriksen cosmetics was founded by Ole Henriksen about 30 years ago. Henriksen made the decision to make a skin care line of his own when he was afflicted with cystic acne. Henriksen attended schools in London to achieve degrees in cosmetic chemistry and skin care. Henriksen then opened a spa business located in Los Angeles, California.

The Ole Henriksen skin care line makes claims that their products are of spa quality and are available in retail stores so that consumers can have spa quality treatments in the comfort of their homes. These products are now available in various high-end retail stores and cosmetic boutiques. Ole Henriksen products are for all skin types and for both men and women. There are a few principles of belief that Ole Henriksen has: one is less is more (simplicity), use of alpha hydroxy acids as well as anti oxidants (renewal) cleansing, scrubbing and toning the skin (stimulation), use of moisturizers (hydration), pleasant product aromas (pampering) and no animal testing (cruelty free). This manufacturer has product lines that include: facial cleansers, moisturizers, tonics, eye care, nail care, blemish care, hair care, body care and sun care. These products use a variety of natural botanicals and plant extracts that improve skin and hair.

Product Details

Ole Henriksen’s Three Little Wonders collection has a Truth Serum Collagen Booster which smoothes and firms the skin by boosting collagen. This product contains several high quality antioxidants. However, this product does not contain a collagen boosting ingredient.

Several of the Ole Henriksen anti-aging treatments contain Vitamin C and Vitamin E because of their ability to protect skin from free radicals, which tend to speed up collagen loss and can cause wrinkles. However, if you already have wrinkles you may need another product that treats existing collagen loss in addition to stimulating collagen synthesis. Scientists have developed an ingredient that stimulates increased synthesis which is the peptide complex Matrixyl 3000, and this has been included in several skin treatments currently on the market. Matrixyl 3000 has been proven to restore firmness to skin and smooth wrinkles increasing collagen levels.

The Good

  • Ole Henriksen products are available for sale on the official website.
  • The treatments have been featured in magazines which also can be viewed on the website.
  • There is a deluxe sampler kit that is included as a free gift with any purchase on the website.

The Bad

  • The Ole Henriksen website does not offer a 100% money back guarantee
  • There is not information from product development trials that proves how these products will help your skin.
  • Free samples of the products are not available on the website.
  • Some of the ingredients in these products can cause skin irritations
  • There are no testimonials from customers on the website

The Bottom Line

These botanically based products are the result of Ole Henriksen’s trip to Indonesia where he discovered the healing powers of various botanicals. These botanicals will no doubt attract a lot of consumers who would like to try botanicals. However, when products contain plant extracts it doesn’t necessarily make them any gentler. Some essential oils from botanicals tend to irritate skin that is sensitive much the same way perfumes and colognes would. Henrikson’s treatments have great natural antioxidants with collagen boosting ingredients, which are more likely to be very effective on existing wrinkles than preventing new ones. Because of this many consumers might want to search for a product that boasts more cutting edge technology and less marketing.

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