A selection of OLE HENRIKSEN products (including the Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum) against a grey-ish white studio background

Whether you’re new to OLE HENRIKSEN products or you’re a *complete* pro, we’re here to tell you that OLE HENRIKSEN is our Brand of the Month… and for good reason. Yep, these spa-worthy essentials have been saving stressed complexions for over 40 years with science, serious skin care know-how and results from clinical studies being poured into the brand’s formulations. Intrigued? Keep reading…  


Picture a quaint Danish town with cobbled streets, rustic houses and traditional shops — and you have the birthplace of Ole Henriksen (pronounced ‘ooh-la hen-rick-sen’). The future founder’s love of skin care began during the bitterly cold winters of his childhood, during which his mother, a pharmacist, lovingly applied nourishing creams to protect his skin from the severe temperatures. Little did he know this would later spark the inspiration for a worldwide skin care brand… 

Although Ole always loved skin care, it wasn’t until he developed cystic acne at 19 that he truly discovered his passion. To treat his acne, Ole turned to an aesthetician friend who’d been trained in Japanese skin care. She began treating his skin using active botanical treatments with a focus on replenishment and exfoliation, which completely transformed the future entrepreneur’s skin. Paying homage to these skin care remedies, OLE HENRIKSEN, the brand, was born. 



You’ll be pleased to know that OLE HENRIKSEN is part of Cult Conscious, our planet-positive initiative dedicated to giving you the knowledge and empowerment to see exactly which brands match your personal morals and values.  

Powered by Provenance, a third-party performing *extensive* research into claims made by brands, we display Proof Points to provide at-a-glance confirmation of these claims. Case in point? All OLE HENRIKSEN products are Provenance-certified Vegan, making them 100% cruelty-free. 


Not only does the brand make spa-worthy results accessible, it also simplifies skin care, helping you understand which products will benefit your skin type or concern. 

As for how the brand does this, it’s as easy as ABC (or OLE), with the brand separating its products into handy user-friendly categories. ‘Brighten and Protect’ features formulas focused on brightening and boosting the look of radiance, while ‘Retexturise’ works to smooth the appearance of skin texture and tone. Rounding off proceedings, ‘Strengthen and Hydrate’ boosts the appearance of your skin barrier, leaving it looking healthy and hydrated.  


Perhaps one of the most famous of the brand’s products, the OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème warrants a place on every bathroom shelf. Bid a cheery buh-bye to dark circles and crow’s feet, and hello to brighter-looking under-eyes that feel soft, smooth and nourished, thanks to vitamin C, shea and jojoba oils and colloidal gold, no less. 

Life is just peachy with the apricot tinted OLE HENRIKSEN C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème, supercharged with three sources of vitamin C to give your skin a hit of radiance and resilience, while leaving it feeling soothed and soft to the touch. It also makes the *ideal* smooth and glowy make up base. 

Turn removing your make up into an experience to be savoured. Bursting with orange fruit water and PHAs, the OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Juice Daily Cleanser quickly lifts away dirt, oil and impurities to reveal a luminous reflection, while enveloping the senses in a cloud of zesty orange fragrance.  




Hey glow-getter, this one’s for you. Delivering post-facial-like radiance, the OLE HENRIKSEN Dewtopia 25% Acid Flash Facial Mask tackles the look of dullness, pigmentation and uneven texture and tone quicker than you can say ‘Dewtopia’. How? It combines AHAs, BHAs and PHAs to lift away dead skin cells and reveal a brighter-looking complexion, plus aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and Scandinavian rowanberry extract, all known for their soothing, hydrating properties. 

Diminish the look of dark spots with the OLE HENRIKSEN Glow 2OH Dark Spot Toner. Powered by a formula of glycolic and lactic acids along with witch hazel water, this iconic tonic doesn’t mess around when it comes to lessening the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. And it’s suitable for those with sensitive skin too, with soothing extracts of chamomile and sandalwood in the mix to balance proceedings. 

This is beauty sleep in a pot, and then some. Brimming with glycolic and lactic acids to even skin texture and tone, the OLE HENRIKSEN Dewtopia 5% Acid Firming Night Crème also stars antioxidant-rich edelweiss stem cells to lend the skin a renewed, brightened appearance, and shea butter for its deeply nourishing properties. The finishing touch? A light, lemony scent that is both subtle and enticing. 




Akin to sending your skin to a personal trainer (and skipping leg day), the OLE HENRIKSEN Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser is all you need to put your skin through its paces. It’s packed with peptides and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and retain the look of your complexion’s elasticity.  

Dealing with dry, lacklustre skin? The OLE HENRIKSEN Strength Hydrabarrier Nourishing Face Oil has entered the chat to revive your complexion’s radiance. Non-comedogenic yet luxuriously rich, it delivers a hit of hydration while strengthening the look of your skin barrier, helping to protect itself from environmental aggressors. 

Let your lips do the talking with the OLE HENRIKSEN Pout Preserve Peptide Lip Treatment, which gives long-lasting hydration and volume thanks to lip-smackingly good kokum butter and a plethora of peptides. A plumped, smoothed and hydrated pout, infused with a yummy citrus scent, awaits you. 



Emma Hobday

Emma Hobday

Junior Copywriter

One of Cult Beauty’s Junior Copywriters, Emma is a beauty obsessive who loves nothing more than keeping on top of the latest beauty trends, ingredients and innovations. Efficient, potent skin care with proven results is her weakness (she’s never without her ride or die Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm) and loves a relaxing evening in with a face mask, hair oil and candle. When Emma’s not staying up to date with the latest industry news or ordering a Cult Beauty haul, she can be found with her head buried in glossy magazines, obsessing over dogs of *every* shape and size, or visiting her favourite movie locations (Bridget Jones’ flat, anyone?).