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  • Writer's pictureMashal Afzalzada

OLEHENRIKSEN Does It Really Brighten?

Banana Bright Eye Crème & Truth Serum Review

OLEHENRIKSEN skin care line has been popping up on my radar recently so I was ecstatic to try it out! Beforehand I had recently received their Truth Serum mini sample and had started to incorporate it into my skin care regimen.

My initial thoughts on Olehenriksen:

  • I adore the fresh citrus scent! Nice and light and not too overpowering.

  • The consistency is different than most serums- thinner, absorbent and doesn’t leave a shiny residue. HELL YES.

The oil-free serum is sulfate, phthalates and paraben free! Big plus. It was formulated with vitamin C, a collagen boosting complex that helps leave the skin looking hydrated and brighter. In addition, the Truth Serum is enriched with orange and green tea extract!

I did notice when I first tried using it that the spray was a little off in direction but honestly no biggie.

Once I started using the Truth Serum I became more curious about the brand technology and where Henriksen's inspiration came from. Apparently he got his inspiration after he met American biochemist and two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling after learning about his research into how vitamin C can affect your immune system. Eat your oranges kids! After meeting Pauling, Henriksen began to incorporate into his skin care philosophy Pauling's “free radical scavenger” concept.

Free Radical Scavenger is a substance, an antioxidant helps protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can damage your DNA and are linked to heart disease and cancer, among other things. In order to counteract the free radicals your body creates antioxidants. In other words, free radicals are bad and antioxidants are good.

I'm sure you're aware antioxidants are mostly found in fruits and veggies. Specifically alongside such vitamins as A, E and C. Linus Pauling published Vitamin C and the Common Cold and encouraged others to ingest Vitamin C because he believed that it would decrease the number of deaths caused by cancer. The research isn't exactly clear but personally I’m with Pauling!

So, long story short, naturally after reading about the brand technology I became intrigued! That’s when I decided to purchase the Banana Bright Eye Crème from Sephora for $38 0.5oz/15 ml.

I really wanted to try out the Banana Bright Eye Crème and was ecstatic after reading the reviews! This product is rumored to brighten underneath your eyes/dark circles, visibly reduce fine lines and to instantly hydrate. As someone who is constantly struggling with bags and dark circles I couldn't wait to get my hands on that baby!

  • AM application consists of applying on a clean and dry face underneath your eyes and then following with your concealer.

  • PM application consists of applying on a clean and dry face, except this time applying around the entire eye area.

In order to really see the results, I documented it. Proof is in the pudding right?

Day 1

This is after showering and no makeup (minus the eyebrows hehe) and zero editing! Here are some benefits;

  • Tinted a gentle banana color that counteracts darkness

  • Light yet hydrating

  • Worked well with my makeup all day!

(No editing)

I am all for buying products that show results. I’ll spend money on my skin because its an investment in myself and it all starts with your skin.

This photo was taken Day 1 during my PM routine, no makeup whatsoever and no editing.

You can tell that when the Banana Bright Eye Crème is on that it absolutely lightens and brightens when applied, however I’m wondering if when it’s used cumulatively it’ll produce longer lasting results. So I documented my journey!

Day 2

Waking up I immediately felt like my dark circles were less obvious! I also felt super refreshed without product residue on my face. BIG pet peeve of mine. I tried to keep all my variables the same during my little experiment to produce the most accurate results and kept the photos in RAW format.

During my Day 2 PM routine I had a particularly long day and work and was super exhausted. The Banana Bright Eye Crème absolutely gave me instant results. However, I began to realize I was getting the best results in the morning after having used the PM routine that previous night.

Day 3

By day 3, I woke up and felt amazing- I’m 100% a believer! I do believe that the more you use this product, the better the results will be. For the price point, it’s absolutely worth it! I love that the Eye Crème is tinted because it helps with daily appearance as well as long term goals. Some things to note:

  • Banana Bright Eye Crème is concentrated - so less is more!

  • Remember that AM and PM routines are different

  • Consistency is key for best results

Say goodbye to those dark circles and hello Banana Bright Eye Crème!


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