Join the WIMJ community to get skincare help and use personalized tools

Cheaper alternatives

AHC - Hydrating Essential Real Eye Cream for Face
Price: $22.02
Find out more
CeraVe - Skin Renewing Eye Cream
Price: $24.99
Find out more

Product summary

Judging from the ingredient list, "OleHenriksen - Glow Strong Mini Moisturizer + Eye Cream Duo" works well for improving skin hydration As we expect from a proper moisturizer, the formula includes a combo of effective humectants and emollients. These are the two different types of ingredients that are essential for improving the skin hydration and supporting a healthy skin barrier. Humectants in this product (acetyl hexapeptide-8, acetyl octapeptide-3, alanine, anhydroxylitol and arginine) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Emollients in this formulation (ceramide eop, ceramide np, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and phytosphingosine) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • This product also contains Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid). It can be an effective active for anti-aging and evening out the skin tone, but in this moisturizer it is used for stabilizing other ingredients in the formulation. In this concentration (0.30% - 0.55%) it cannot have a noticeable benefit for the skin.
  • As a plus, this moisturizer also contains Ceramides (phytosphingosine 0.30% - 0.60%, ceramide eop 0.35% - 0.60%, ceramide ap 0.30% - 0.60% and ceramide np 0.45% - 0.65%). Ceramides are a type of lipids that our skin produces itself. They are a building block of the skin's barrier. Ceramides used in skincare are synthetic or extracted from plants. They work well for softening the skin surface and "patch holes" in the skin's barrier.
  • We like that this moisturizer contains peptides (palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 0.50% - 0.75%, palmitoyl tripeptide-1 0.50% - 0.75%, acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester 0.50% - 0.75%, acetyl tetrapeptide-2 0.50% - 0.75%, acetyl octapeptide-3 0.55% - 0.85%, acetyl hexapeptide-8 0.65% - 1.00% and acetyl hexapeptide-1 0.90% - 1.10%). There are many different kind of Peptides and they are naturally present in our skin. They all are a combination of aminoacids. Some of them work as natural antibiotics, promote wound-healing and production of collagen. The science is still not settled on how effective Peptides are in skincare, but it is very likely that they have a benefit. Peptides might help restore the skin barrier and fight the signs of aging. At the very least, Peptides work as humectants: they attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improve its hydration.
This product contains ingredients that could be beneficial, but their concentrations are too low in this formulation: titanium dioxide, vitamin e, vitamin c, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, butyrospermum parkii butter, jojoba oil and vitamin e

Irritation risk

This moisturizer contains a bunch of common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide any known benefit for the skin. It might not be the best choice if your skin is sensitive. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "OleHenriksen" is cruelty free, but its parent company is not.


The product retails from 32.00$ up to 58.90$ in the United States.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.