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My experience with the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer has mixed reviews. Keep reading and you’ll see where my mind changed along the way.
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I first picked up the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer when it launched sometime in 2019.
I love Ole Henriksen products and have written about the best of Ole Henriksen skincare review here.
I wanted to try the Banana Bright Face Primer because I love having glowing skin in the summer.
I saw lots of beauty reviews on YouTube talking about the Banana Bright Primer and how they all loved the radiant glow.
Application of the Banana Bright Face Primer
You can wear the Banana Bright primer in two ways:
- Under Your Everyday Foundation – This will help the glow come through your foundation and give your skin a radiant glow.
- By itself – If you just wear the Banana Bright Face Primer by itself I find that it gives your natural skin a healthy boost of sunlight.
When I tried to wear the Banana Bright Face Primer under my foundation, I found that it balled up and pilled. Meaning, the primer made my foundation pretty sticky but I was using a matte foundation.
The best way to use the primer under your foundation is to use a water based foundation so you’re not fighting with different formulas.
When I wore the Banana Bright Primer alone with some concealer, I found that I got a more natural radiant look.
I also found that the primer smoothed out and corrected some redness in my cheeks.
I also have freckles so I found that the radiant glow brought out my freckles especially in the sunlight.
The Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer is also very hydrating so I felt that my skin felt pretty plump throughout the day.
Benefits of the Banana Bright Face Primer
The Banana Bright Face Primer has a ton of benefits and is more than just a primer.
The benefits include:
- Brightens dull skin
- Blurs and smooths imperfections
- Helps correct discolouration
- Extends makeup wear time
When I wore the primer under the correct water based foundation it made my makeup last longer than if I had applied it without the primer.
Keep reading below for the Banana Bright Face Primer ingredients to see why this product is more than just a primer!
Banana Bright Face Primer Ingredients
The Banana Bright Face Primer smells AMAZING and has a golden yellow colour which goes on clear.
One of the main ingredients in the Banana Bright Face Primer is Vitamin-C powder. Vitamin-C prevents aging and is the perfect anti-aging ingredient.
Ole Henriksen is known for its Vitamin-c Truth Serum line so the brand is very familiar with Vitamin-C.
Banana powder pigments are what helps the product to illuminate and glow. It will instantly illuminate your skin and bring out the high points in the face.
The other main ingredient in the Banana Bright Face Primer is Vitamin-E. Vitamin-E is known as an antioxidant that works really well with Vitamin-C.
Here is the full ingredients list for the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Squalane, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isododecane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Mica, Coconut Alkanes, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Cetearyl Methicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xylitylglucoside, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Anhydroxylitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Stevioside, Polysilicone-11, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xylitol, Tocopherol, Parfum/Fragrance, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ascorbic Acid, Aroma/Flavor, Sodium Chloride, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.
Banana Bright Face Primer Dupes
There really isn’t a direct dupe for the Banana Bright Face Primer!
You can find tinted moisturizers that have a radiant glow to them such as the Origins Ginzing tinted moisturizer with SPF 40.
It’s great for the summer time but it still isn’t the clear face primer that you’ll get with the Banana Bright primer!
Since the Banana Bright Face Primer did so well, Ole Henriksen came out with a complimentary eye cream.
The Banana Bright Eye cream is a best seller because it fights against wrinkles while brightening up the area helping to reduce dark spots such as dark under eye circles.
The Banana Bright Eye Cream also contains collagen which is the main fighter against wrinkles.
The other product that was newly released is the Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum.
Ole Henriksen is known for the Truth Serum which is Vitamin-C based but the Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum contains not only Vitamin-C but banana pigments similar to the primer and eye cream.
After studying 33 women, all noticed brighter and more youthful skin within 8 days.
The Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum also contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps retain moisture in the skin’s natural barriers.
If you want to try some of the Ole Henriksen items listed above you may want to explore some of the value sets that Ole Henriksen has.
3 Mega Wonders
If you liked the glow products mentioned in this Ole Henriksen review you’ll want to check out the 3 Mega Wonders set. You can buy this on the Ole Henriksen website or at Sephora.
It comes with The Banana Bright Vitamin-C Serum, Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner (full size!) and C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème.
There’s also a mini set you an get if you didn’t want to invest in the bigger items.
Hats Off To Bananas Pre-Makeup Skincare Set
This Ole Henriksen gift set comes with a banana hat and everything else banana! Yes you read that right.
If you want to try BOTH the Banana Bright Face Primer and Eye creme then this set is for you.
There’s also a sale right now on the Banana Pre-Makeup skincare set so get it while quantities last!
I hope you enjoyed this Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer Review. Let me know in the comments below if you’re an Ole Henriksen fan and if you like any of the brightening banana lines.
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