Danish skincare guru Ole Henriksen has revealed his secrets for radiant, youthful-looking skin – and the one product you never knew you needed, until now.
The age-defying cosmetician, 71, whose eponymous skincare line is beloved by some of world’s biggest stars, is a firm believer that beauty starts from the inside out – and says cutting out sugar is the greatest gift you can give your complexion.
Mr Henriksen, who boasts a glittering celebrity client list that includes Naomi Campbell and Kris Jenner, says his latest product, ‘Dewtopia 20% Night Acid Treatment’ ($85 AUD), is unparalleled in its ability to transform tired skin while you sleep.
The renowned expert, who has even advised Australian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, told Daily Mail Australia that skincare should never be rushed, allowing at least two minutes for each product to soak in for maximum results.
‘It doesn’t take much longer to do it in this way than it does to slap it on in a rush. It’s a moment to give back to yourself – make love to your skin!’ he said.
Age-defying: Danish skincare guru Ole Henriksen, 71, has revealed his secrets for radiant, youthful-looking skin
The Danish cosmetician, 71, whose eponymous skincare line is beloved by some of world’s biggest stars, is a firm believer that beauty starts from the inside out – and says cutting out sugar is the greatest gift you can give your complexion.
For supple, healthy skin, Mr Henriksen recommends his ‘Truth Serum’ ($182) and ‘C-Rush Brightening Gel Creme’ ($62) – but admits the real key to hydration is actually free.
He says drinking plenty of water is the secret to natural radiance, adding that you must ‘hydrate, hydrate, hydrate’ in pursuit of a glowing complexion.
Mr Henriksen also believes exercise is essential, noting: ‘The skin must be kept in motion just like the body.’
He is known to perform 300 push-ups a day and run long distances barefoot, as well as being a long-time fan of yoga and dancing.
Mr Henriksen emphasised the importance of drinking plenty of water and eliminating junk food completely
FOR BRIGHT EYES AND CLEAR SKIN
Mr Henriksen laced many of his best-selling treatments with vitamin C, after learning about its healing and restorative benefits from leading cancer specialists.
Also among them are his famous ‘Truth’ collection and the cult favourite ‘Banana Bright Eye Creme’ ($54), which promises to stimulate the production of collagen and brighten dark under-eye circles like a natural concealer.
‘It’s light as a feather – it’s makeup and eye care in one jar!’ he said.
Mr Henriksen also raved about the ‘Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum’ ($96 AUD), which is the best-selling vitamin treatment in its category in Sephora Australia.
‘It gets rid of dead skin cells to reveal a beautiful brightness,’ he said.
Mr Henriksen laced many of his best-selling treatments (pictured) with vitamin C, after learning about its healing and restorative benefits from leading cancer specialists
FOR YOUTHFUL-LOOKING RADIANCE
Radiant skin starts when the sun goes down, according to Mr Henriksen, who says a simple night-time routine and enough sleep is the secret to the natural dewy finish everybody craves.
‘The night is when skin repairs itself, so sleep is vital,’ he said.
To achieve a youthful-looking glow, he believes it’s hard to look past his ‘Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème’ ($88 AUD), which has been proven to improve firmness by up to 60 per cent in just four weeks.
Made with bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative to retinol, the cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation by exfoliating dead skin cells, transforming the face overnight.
Mr Henriksen also recommends his best-selling ‘Dewtopia 20% Night Acid Treatment’ ($85 AUD), which has repeatedly sold out since launching in Australia in July 2021.
his latest product, ‘Dewtopia 20% Night Acid Treatment’ ($85 AUD), is unparalleled in its ability to transform tired skin while you sleep
The serum, which is packed with powerful natural ingredients such as aloe vera, Nordic birch sap and licorice extract, promises to nourish and brighten skin while you sleep.
‘You can see the difference almost immediately,’ he said.
Independent product review site Finder Australia declared: ‘If you can afford it, this potent night serum will make a great addition to your skincare routine.’
A customer shows the brightening benefits of Ole Henriksen’s $64 Banana Bright cream
Mr Henriksen’s tips could best be described as the secret to celebrity skin.
The Danish skincare king has treated the the faces of pop icons such as Cher, Katy Perry and Madonna, as well as movie stars including Hugh Jackman, Charlize Theron and Vanessa Hudgens.
He has been photographed at elite events with some of the world’s top models like Danish-born Nina Agdal and once gave a facial to the queen of the catwalk, Naomi Campbell.
He even enjoyed a long-standing professional relationship with the late David Bowie.
When it comes to his ultra-famous clientele, Mr Henriksen is characteristically humble.
Ole Henriksen’s single step treatment for acne and breakouts
Asked for his best advice on curing acne and breakouts, Mr Henriksen had a simple answer.
‘Diet, diet, diet.’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
The cosmetician, 71, described acne as a ‘modern day skin disease’ which can be linked to the widespread availability of sugar-laced, processed food.
He advises dramatically reducing your intake of sugar and bathing your face with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water and 10 to 15 drops of eucalyptus and tea tree oil.
‘That in itself will purify the skin and disinfect blemishes,’ he said.
Mr Henriksen said erupted skin with active breakouts should never be treated with exfoliants or products that will spread bacteria.
‘I view it as an honour to have worked with so many celebrities – the list is a mile long,’ he said.
In August, he secured the coveted seal of approval from Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, who gushed about his West Hollywood spa on social media.
‘Just had the most amazing facial ever! Been going here for 30 years and it’s never been better,’ she wrote on her Instagram Stories.
Days earlier, the 65-year-old ‘momager’ shared her gratitude for a lavish gift basket she had received from the skincare king himself, telling her 42.7 million followers she is a ‘long-time fan’ of his brand.
‘I have loved this brand and Ole for decades. Just amazing!!!’ she wrote.
Australian shoppers can get their hands on the full Ole Henriksen collection at Sephora Australia.