THE MAN BEHIND THE GLOW

OLEHENRIKSEN Skincare is founded on loving yourself AND your skin. We are inspired by our effervescent Danish founder, Ole Henriksen, who first learned how to transform his own skin, then took that expertise to Hollywood to bring results—and joy—to his celebrity clientele.

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OUR STORY

IN OLE'S WORDS

OLE’S BEGINNING

Ole was born in Nibe, a picturesque village in the Danish countryside. His love affair with skincare began at an early age. On cold winter mornings, his mother would apply cream to his face to protect his skin from the harsh elements.

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INSPIRATION IN INDONESIA

At 19, Ole ventured out into the world as a dancer and fell in love with Jakarta, Indonesia. However, while enjoying this tropical paradise, Ole developed cystic acne. His friend and talented esthetician, Lagita, transformed Ole’s skin through active botanical treatments, which focused on exfoliation and replenishment. Seeing his skin improve dramatically though proper care inspired Ole to help others with their skin concerns.

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BECOMING THE SKINCARE EXPERT

Ole devoted himself to skincare and cosmetic chemistry, studying at the Christine Shaw College of Beauty in London. In 1975, he graduated with honors and decided to take his passion for skincare stateside.

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THE 1ST CELEBRITY FACIALIST

Ole opened his spa in West Hollywood, mixing formulas in his kitchen and bringing them on the back of his bicycle to treat his celebrity clients. His commitment to transforming lives through skin wellness led him to become the world’s first celebrity facialist. By 1983, his iconic “Ole Glow” became so coveted that he decided to bottle his expertly crafted formulas and launch his namesake line, OLEHENRIKSEN Skincare.

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OLE PARTNERS WITH SEPHORA

In 2005, Ole and Sephora begin what he refers to as a “lifelong love affair” and Truth Serum quickly becomes one of Sephora’s anti-aging bestsellers.

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OLE JOINS LVMH

In 2011, OLEHENRIKSEN joined forces with LVMH, the world’s leading luxury group, allowing the brand to flourish on a global scale like never before.

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THE OLE GLOW, REIMAGINED

The brand relaunched in 2017, with a new look and feel, making it easier than ever to get the Ole Glow. Today, Ole continues to create new products that deliver must-see, hard-hitting results.

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OLE’S SPA ROOTS

Staying true to Ole’s spa heritage, the OLEHENRIKSEN skincare line features transformative formulas with touchable textures and indulgent scents so you can create a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. After all, your skincare experience starts before you apply anything to your face.

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Ole at the Christine Shaw College of Beauty in London.

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Ole at the Christine Shaw College of Beauty in London.
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Ole's Spa, 1983.

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Ole's Spa, 1983.
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Ole with Miss Universe.

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Ole with Miss Universe.
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Ole's original skincare line, 1985.

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Ole's original skincare line, 1985.
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