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How to look this good at 65

Ole Henriksen Founder Finess And Skincare Routine

Skincare

How to look this good at 65

How Ole Henriksen does skincare, food and fitness. 

When I meet Ole Henriksen, founder of his eponymous skincare line, it's 8:00 a.m. and I haven't had a coffee yet. He runs over to me, greets me hello and then asks me to join him in a dance. He's exuberant. I barely have this much energy after 12 hours of sleep. It's a combination, I find out, of a deeply optimistic personality, a fairly regimented diet, great skincare and a longtime love of movement. "I love to dance," he tells me later, when we sit down to talk. "I dance non-stop. I was a professional dancer [competitive ballroom, ballet and modern] in my youth, and I haven’t stopped." Here's how he does food, fitness and skincare. 

 

On skincare:

I love my routine. I use my On The Go Cleanser, which is a foaming cleanser based on vitamin C and yucca. Men like Justin Timberlake are mad for that. Mark Wahlberg? Mad for it. Then I follow with my Truth Serum Collagen Booster; I’ve been a fan of this for years. I use two pumps, leave it to absorb for two minutes. Then my Truth Reveal Super Cream with SPF 15, broad-spectrum protection.  And then I do my Total Truth Eye Cream, SPF 15. Ready to go.

At night, my cleanser is the same. [Then] my Invigorating Night gel acid, with algae. I feel the tingling. I do it very heavy, because I’m old, up under the eyes. I’m 65. I’m still kicking ass. And then I do my Pure Truth Youth rosehip seed oil afterwards: pure vitamin C, vitamin A, retinoic acid, Omega 3, 6 and 9. And then my Ultimate Lift Eye Gel with cucumber extract and microalgae and I’m set to go. 

 

On exercise:

I do gymnastics rings – I built it in my backyard. Yeah, at 65: advanced gymnastics. I’ve done it for years. I do it on my own.

 

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Ole with the gymnastic rings he built in his backyard. 

 

On food:

I eat healthy, I start my day with cooked oatmeal, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and walnuts. No sugar ever. I drink lots of water and then I have my little secret: a little coffee. My favourite cocktail is vodka on the rocks. So I do have a little booze. I find a piece of chocolate cake here and there. But I’m very aware [of my diet when I travel for work] and I work hard, like last night, you know Canoe [in Toronto]? The amazing restaurant. Awesome seafood. I mean yes, I would have loved to have a drink, but when I’m on the road working hard, I don’t touch alcohol. That waits when I’m back in L.A. 

I think it’s all about balance. It’s also about really feeling good about yourself and about life. And embracing everyday like a new beginning. I mean, we are a brand that has a big personality. I do believe that we should all behave wildly and crazy; you can still work hard and focus.

 

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