'A standing ovation is in order' for Sephora's best-selling eye cream

Ole Henriksen

What does it take for an eye cream to reach cult-favourite status? Is it active ingredients? Is it the wear and texture? Or is the ability to instantly brighten dark circles? According to reviewers, it’s all of the above. With a whopping 140,000 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 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,” said the brand founder Ole Henriksen.

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.

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.

“You’ll see a blurring in the darkness. You’ll see a toning in the eye region,” Henriksen adds.

According to five-star reviews, this cream deserves a standing ovation. “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.

A great addition to your morning skincare and makeup routine, Banana Bright Créme also features the same delicious energizing citrus scent as their iconic Truth Serum.

In need of a new eye cream? Scroll below to shop OLEHENRIKSEN's Banana Bright Eye Créme, along with a few other fan-favourite picks.

OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Créme

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