OleHenriksen - Banana Bright™ Vitamin C Serum

OleHenriksen Banana Bright™ Vitamin C Serum

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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
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Key ingredients
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • ascorbic acid
  • panthenol
  • betaine
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains gluconic acid.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: gluconolactone

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Ole Henriksen Ole Henriksen Banana Bright™ Vitamin C Serum 30ml This next-gen vitamin C serum combines three Ole Glow® icons—vitamin C, exfoliating acids and banana powder-inspired pigments—to instantly brighten and help defend skin against pollution, while delivering a sensorial experience you’ll love."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconic acid, gluconolactone.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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HIGH
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"A potent next-generation vitamin C derivative with superior stability and antioxidant capacity versus traditional vitamin C; this powerful antioxidant helps brighten skin and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and discoloration, while defending against environmental stressors."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, gluconic acid, gluconolactone

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Ole Henriksen Ole Henriksen Banana Bright™ Vitamin C Serum 30ml This next-gen vitamin C serum combines three Ole Glow® icons—vitamin C, exfoliating acids and banana powder-inspired pigments—to instantly brighten and help defend skin against pollution, while delivering a sensorial experience you’ll love."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconic acid, gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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"And, with hyaluronic acid, it helps plump skin with hydration and reinforce skin’s moisture barrier."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: betaine, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: helianthus annuus seed oil, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, gluconic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency

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