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People swear by this eye cream for brightening dark circles: ‘No need for concealer’

Ellie Conley
·3-min read

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“You Need This” helps you discover the products that you can’t live without. Our hosts, Melanie and Darleen, talk viewers through the purchases and product roundups that are the hottest on the market right now, from the viral Amazon coat to the best beauty dupes.

Whether you’ve had a long night working or were up doing something fun, it’s hard to escape tired eyes in the morning. Dark circles and puffiness happen. And when they do, beauty buffs turn to Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme.

The eye cream is a favorite on Sephora, with 228,000 loves and 3,700 reviews, giving it a collective 3.9 out of 5 stars. According to Byrdie, the cream is Sephora’s best-selling eye cream, with one sold every three minutes.

Shop: Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme, $39

Credit: Sephora
Credit: Sephora

Available at Sephora for $39 and on Amazon for $54.

One Sephora reviewer says the product makes eyes “instantly brighter, no need for concealer.” That being said, the product is said to improve concealer wear, filling in fine lines and helping makeup go on smoother.

“I’m 41, and have a lot of fine lines under my eyes and under eye bag,” another customer wrote. Fast forward: My fine lines have minimized (I’m shocked) and my under eye area looks renewed. I look refreshed when I use this.”

Perhaps you’ve heard of “banana powder,” a makeup artist’s secret to brightening dark eye circles. It’s a yellow-tinted powder for making eyes pop, rather than white or translucent ones, which can make you appear a bit more ghostly. This banana brightening cream mimics that effect, with a yellow-ish yet sheer tint for color correcting the eye area.

The product has vitamin C (including lemon and orange extracts), shea butter, seed oils and collagen. Vitamin C reduces signs of aging, while shea butter and seed oils work to moisturize skin. Collagen, on the other hand, can improve skin’s elasticity. Together, they all work to brighten and plump your under eye area.

Credit: Sephora
Credit: Sephora

While shopping, however, you may notice that not all reviewers give it top marks. Some say the ingredients separate, while others feel the product is too oily. Other simply didn’t see results.

“This is a nice cream to help depuff, but it does not brighten. At all,” one Sephora reviewer said.

“I use it before my makeup or sometimes alone. I’m not sure if I see brightening happening, but I do like how glowy it makes me. After using it, I really feel confident without makeup,” wrote another.

Nonetheless, if you’re looking for an eye cream to treat tired eyes, the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme is definitely worth a shot.

If you’re looking for a new moisturizer as well, shoppers also rave about Ole Henriksen’s Vitamin C Skincare Set.

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