Golden Bananas

By Jo Phillips

Sounds almost rude, doesn’t it. But actually, we are talking gold and bananas here, specifically eye cream. In fact, let’s get to it, this almost iconic product by OLEHENRIKSEN the Banana Bright+ Eye Crème has been updated to deliver even better results including instant all-day brightening, a visible boost in skin elasticity, increased hydration and improved concealer wear. But why bananas and gold you ask? Find out more here in Golden Bananas.

Who knew that this simple delicious fruit, the banana, offered many beauty benefits. Rich in powerful antioxidants, phytochemicals, and moisture, it can nourish and revitalize dry skin as well as smoothen rough and ageing skin and has soothing benefits. Bananas are naturally high in magnesium and potassium those with acne-prone, oily skin, and help to reduce further breakouts. Interestingly each part of the banana offers different skin benefits, for example, banana peels are anti-microbial, and the actual banana has nourishing, moisturizing, and even exfoliating properties

After having so many fruits and vegetables within skin creams for many years like cucumber coconut or pineapple the addition of bananas a few years ago has been added to the fruit salads of face treatments available.

Gold in skincare if been showing up quite a lot recently, so why? Well, it comes with anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore ideal for those dealing with sensitive, hyperpigmented, and acne-scarred skin.

When it comes to concerns with ageing, gold also helps repair skin damage while adding radiance and glow with its intense light-reflecting colour, simply put the gold reflects off of your skin giving a glowing effect. On top of that, it helps with skin elasticity, gives it a firming effect and combats environmental aggressors and daily pollutants.

Enlightened by the power of gold? tummy grumbling over the bananas? Let’s mix them together with a bit of OLEHENRIKSEN genius and explore this updated eye cream.

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it was via new advances in vitamin C technology that the updated formula helped deliver better and brighter results. The new vegan and fragrance-free formula is made with three powerhouse forms of vitamin C, including a highly stable vitamin C complex with gold for enhanced brightening and elasticity.

Banana Bright+ Eye Crème, an, all-in-one brightening eye cream for incredible instant and overtime benefits, that include brighter and smoother under eyes, visibly reducing dark circles boosting elasticity and defending against pollution whilst extended time for make-up wear.

The three new add on’s to this powerful formation are

GOLD COMPLEXED VITAMIN C: ascorbic acid (aka pure vitamin C) and super-antioxidant glutathione combine with real gold to create a highly stable, water-soluble complex that improves the delivery of vitamin C to the surface layer of skin

3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID: a potent, water-soluble vitamin c derivative with superior stability and antioxidant capacity

TETRAHEXYLDECYL (THD) ASCORBATE: an extremely stable, oil-soluble form of vitamin C that pairs well with other types of vitamin C

as well as

BIOFLAVONOIDS: citrus, plant-based antioxidant compounds extracted from fruits like grapefruit and mandarin that defend against harmful free radicals

BANANA-POWDER INSPIRED PIGMENTS: light-reflecting pigments that instantly illuminate skin

Like some other skincare brands, this one comes from personal experience which is in part why it is such a trusted and loved brand.

OLEHENRIKSEN Skincare was born out of a young man’s perseverance to heal his own skin. His story starts in a small Danish town, where at the age of 18, he was plagued with cystic acne, forcing his normally bright personality to turn inwards.

A serendipitous meeting with a renowned holistic skincare healer inspired him to embrace the transformative power of skincare. As the acne faded away, Ole’s bright and glowing personality returned.

This became Ole’s raison d’etre, with his commitment to transformative skincare that led him to become the world’s first celebrity facialist. The “Ole Glow” became so coveted, that, in 1983, he decided to bottle his expertly crafted formulas and launch his namesake brand.

Healing, reinforcing and smoothing as well as brightening a little eye miracle in a pot containing, of all things, bananas and gold. Sounds almost delicous.

Find the Banana Bright+ Eye Crème, Here also available at Boots.com