Why we love Ole Henriksen
Ole Henriksen suffered from acne as a young man but whilst working in Indonesia he had a life-changing encounter with a local aesthetician named Lagita. She cleared his complexion with her natural treatments and inspired him to pursue a successful career in skincare. Having studied chemistry, anatomy, face and body care, and electrolysis at the Christine Shaw Beauty College in London, Ole channelled his new-found expertise into conceptualising and developing new products. We love the enthusiasm and passion Ole invests in his ever-expanding skincare line and believe his personal experience with skin problems gives him a deep understanding of what customers want.
Why we chose Ole Henriksen
We’re dedicated to sourcing the very best products from all over the world and, whilst on holiday, one of our Directors was lucky enough to experience an 8-step Calmative Complexion Treatment at the Ole Henriksen Spa in California. He was so impressed with the experience and how it made his skin feel, that on his return to England he immediately called a meeting with the buying team to tell them about his fantastic discovery! We were so enthused by its empathetic approach to natural skin care and animal-friendly products that we had to make it available to everyone on our site.
Why this brand works
Ole has worked intimately with skin over the years and many of the products have evolved from his own treatment rooms. The brand constantly seeks out exotic and effectual new ingredients to enhance its portfolio of soothing, hydrating, re-texturising and renewing products.
Our hero product
We think Ole Henriksen’s African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser is a bit of a marvel. The refreshing foam has a subtle orangey fragrance and is great for perking you up in the morning. The African Red Tea (rooibos)is full of skin-pepping minerals and anti-ageing zinc and AHAs which help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.