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Recently I’ve bought two Ole Henriksen products: the Banana Bright Eye Creme and the Truth Serum. I started testing them out immediately after I got them, so I have been using both products for a while now. This way, I can give my thoughts on how I like the products but also if I see any differences in my skin now I’m using these Ole Henriksen products.
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I bought both Ole Henriksen products during the Sephora VIB sale from August. It’s been a while but I’m finally talking about the first out of two products: the Banana Bright Eye Creme. I do think it’s important to test out skincare a while before I’d say anything about it.
Let start off with describing my skin type, so it’s easier for you to compare to your own skin type. I have normal to combination skin. My t-zone is a bit oilier and my pores are a bit larger there than the rest of my face. My cheeks but especially my eye area sometimes tend to be a bit dry, mostly during the colder months.
I wanted to try the Banana Bright Eye Creme to see if it would hydrate my eye area and also brighten it since I easily have dark circles under my eyes. Let’s start off with the ingredients.
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Isododecane, Coconut Alkanes, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyglyceryl-3 Rice Branate, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Glygerin, Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cocoyl Proline, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate-13, Mica, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Polyglyceryl-6 Ricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Polyglyceryl-3 Cocoate, Pheno-xyethanol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyisobutene, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum/Fragrance, Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract.
The following ingredients are highlighted on the Ole Henriksen website:
Made without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
True C Complex
Stabilized vitamin C derivatives formulated to help brighten the skin and fight visible signs of aging
Orange and Green
Helps nourish skin
Helps improve skin’s youthful elasticity
Helps soften and condition skin
When the products arrived, I felt like the Banana Bright Eye Creme was super small and I didn’t really understand why I paid $38 for that lol. After the first time using it, I immediately understood why though because you don’t need much product at all. After using this product for around 3 months, I still feel like it’s just as full as when I started using it. So you definitely get enough product, even though the packaging looks small at first sight.
I really like the smell of it, not super strong but very pleasantly. It’s smooth, easy to apply and it absorbs into my eye area super quickly. It gives me a somewhat healthy glow after using it and my skin feels super soft.
But… does it work?
Probably the most important question: does this product work for me? Could I see any differences?
First of all, I really like how this Banana Bright Creme gives me the hydration I need and doesn’t irritate my skin at all. Even when my eye area is pretty dry, it doesn’t irritate at all. For example, the Kylie Skin eye creme does irritate my eye area a bit when I have dry skin.
It leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I also can definitely tell this eye creme brightens my eye area. My dark circles aren’t as visible as they used to be. They’re not gone, but I feel less insecure leaving the house without concealer which I never did before I used this creme.
It’s also a very nice base for makeup. If I apply the Banana Bright Eye Creme before my concealer, it ends up being less powdery looking and I see less creasing.
The Banana Bright Eye Creme in combination with my Glossier Vitamin C Serum gives me a stunning healthy glow and brightens my face. I would definitely recommend this combination. I, of course, also used this eye creme with the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum but I’m not going to spoil my thoughts about that already. 🙂
Overall, I really really really like this eye creme and I would totally recommend it. I felt like $38 was an investment and pretty expensive but I swear, it’s totally worth the money. You can do ages from this one little pot and it works very well. Go get yours here.
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