Over the course of four years of writing Fashion Foie Gras, I have met some interesting people, however, last week I met one man who will forever be on the top of the list when it comes to most interesting encountered. As I walked into Vanilla on Great Titchfield Street in London, I was greeted by a man who, although not tall in stature, had more personality than any individual I had ever come into contact with (keeping in mind I’ve dated men as large as seven feet tall). For those of you that have met him, you know I could be speaking of no one other than the skin guru Ole Henriksen. If you haven’t met him yet, I hope with all my heart that you get the opportunity one day.
Before having dinner with this master of his trade, I had heard many things about his products. People had told me Ole Henriksen had given their skin new life, had completely transformed skin they had otherwise given up on. Of course when you hear such things these days we all usually just go, “ya, ya, another miracle worker. Who isn’t these days?” However, when people with enviable skin keep telling you these things you do start to think they might be onto something. So when the dinner invitation came in to meet Ole, my curiosity got the best of me.
Dinner, as you can imagine was a luxury event. But the sweet spot of the evening was Ole himself. He was so refreshingly honest about his past, present and what he hopes to be his future. His honesty in wanting to sincerely help women and men above all else was quite simply enchanting and I was definitely under his spell by the end of the evening. Ole actually began his love affair with skincare after fighting his own battle with acne and being healed with natural remedies while in Indonesia….and there begins his journey to fame. And yes, this man is famous. He has treated every person you can think of that’s a big name around the world. Oh, if his little black book could talk.
Now, being charmed by the master of charm himself is one thing but the proof of the products is always in the pudding. I left on the night with two products under my arm – The Ultimate Lift Firming Serum (out in August) and the Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil. Here I was thinking I was set in my skincare treatment and this combo has thrown me for yet another loop.
Honestly, I don’t know how you beauty bloggers do it. From one product to the next this is the worst kind of product love affair. That all being admitted, Ole Henriksen has wiped all other products off my bathroom shelf when it comes to serums and oils.
Here’s what I’ve seen so far for results. The most dramatic change has been with the size of my pores. I kid you not I am cursed with massive pores, which have as of today all but disappeared. I have no idea how it works but it does. I am now calling this duo the pore diet plan. Your pores won’t know what hit them. I’ve also noticed that my skin is very dewy and soft… also a plus point. It’s the early stages yet, obviously, but such a quick transformation is surely worthy of praise.
I’ll update as time goes on as this is one brand I think I need to explore further.
A huge thank you to Ole Henriksen for taking time out of his busy schedule to sit around a table in London. Ole, I’m coming to visit you in Los Angeles!!!!