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What does it take for an eye cream to reach cult-favourite status? Is it active ingredients? Is it wear and texture? Or is the ability to instantly brighten dark circles? According to reviewers, it’s all of the above. With a whopping 231,000 loves on Sephora’s website, Ole Henriksen's Banana Bright Eye Créme continues to be the retailer’s best-selling eye cream worldwide.
Inspired by the infamous makeup artist hack, banana powder, which is used to highlight the eye area, this eye cream contains beautiful golden pigments to instantly brighten and colour-correct dark under eyes while creating a smooth canvas to create a youthful, fresh face look, with or without makeup.
“The goal was to create an eye cream that wouldn’t just optimize the elasticity, firm and tone the skin — which by the way the Banana Eye Créme is clinically proven to do — but then to infuse it with pigments inspired and minerals by the Banana Powder to give the eye area an instant awakening when you apply it first thing in the morning,” brand founder Ole Henriksen tells Yahoo Canada.
Made with the base of jojoba seed extracts, this hydrating, feather-light cream is packed with goji berries, a true vitamin C complex and collagen to actively conquer crows feet and fine lights over time.
Right now, you can score this cult-favourite eye cream for up to 20 per cent off —if you’re a Sephora Beauty Insider. Kicking off Sephora’s Holiday Savings Event, top tier Rouge Beauty Insiders can save 20 per cent their entire purchase with the promo code HOLIDAYFUN, until Nov. 9.
Beginning next week, the sale will be extended to VIB and Beauty Insiders, with 15 per cent and 10 per cent off, respectively.
In an independent study on 37 women using Banana Bright Eye Crème over four weeks, results found that 100 per cent of users agreed the eye cream blurs the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and brightens lacklustre, tired-looking eyes after just one use, while 97 per cent agreed the eye cream smoothes instantly smooths the skin, improving the look of makeup.
According to five-star reviews, this cream also helps with milia bumps. “STOP! This eye cream is TO DIE FOR. I love love love it. [I don’t know] how I lived life w/o it. I use it daily. It’s perfect with or w/o makeup. It’s super hydrating. Doesn’t make milia bumps abundantly obvious, & on the days [you] do wear makeup or works as a great base for concealer. I find it helps concealer go on flawlessly, & last. I’ve used this cream for years now. Haven’t found anything better. BUY IT!”
“Love this! I have loads of milia under my eyes and, before this, I used the Kiehl's under eye cream (which, I think, made it worse) which would always make my concealer crease. This does not! It's so nice, smooth and light,” says another.
As for its anti-aging properties, shoppers claim it is like no other.
“I’m 41 — have a lot of fine lines under my eyes. Fast forward, my fine lines have minimized (I’m shocked) and my under eye area looks renewed. Idk if that makes sense but I look refreshed when I use this. The formula is creamy and melts into your skin. I look forward to using this product and I’m looking at OH [OLEHENRIKSEN] like y’all did that. If you are on the fence about purchasing, I’d say try it. For me, it has exceeded my expectations,” said one shopper.
“Look, I am 69 and in kidney failure, so I have dark circles like you would never believe, and I also have about two dozen of the best products meant to help with this. This is very, very effective. I still use a concealer, yes, but now the concealer actually works, with this fabulous cream under it. And by the way, this is my second jar in one month - I want to be sure there is no chance I will run out of it,” said another.