BANANA BRIGHT 15% VITAMIN C SERUM
Tell dullness to bounce! Get brighter, bouncier skin in 7 days*
WHAT IS OLEHENRIKSEN’S BANANA BRIGHT SERUM? WHY IS IT SUCH A BESTSELLER?
Banana Bright Serum is our #1 vitamin C serum, made with 15% vitamin C (Ole’s highest-concentration vitamin C formula for everyday use). With such a high percentage of vitamin C, this serum is fits beautifully into The Glow Cycle, our universal skincare routine guide. The Glow Cycle encourages everyone to start each day with vitamin C to brighten skin It’s packed with vitamin C, E, hyaluronic acid, polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and banana powder-inspired pigments to brighten, combat dullness, fight wrinkles and fine lines, help even out skin texture and target all major signs of aging.
WHY IS IT CALLED“BANANA BRIGHT?”
THE BANANA: This bestselling vitamin C serum contains naturally derived, light-reflecting minerals that imbue skin with major radiance. These pigments were inspired by banana powder, which is a light-reflecting makeup powder that illuminates the complexion. After gaining popularity with stage and film performers for its high-impact luminosity, it became exceptionally popular among makeup artists of all kinds. Ole was introduced to banana powder during his years working in front of and behind cameras in the entertainment industry and wanted to bring its dullness-defeating qualities into his efficacious skincare.
THE BRIGHT: This serum’s potent brightening effects are not only the result of its banana powder-inspired pigments. Packed with vitamin C, E and PHA this clinically formulated serum’s ingredients work together todeliver major skincare benefits. The result? Brighter, bouncier skin in 7 days*
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, which are unstable molecules that cause oxidative stress and lead to signs of aging in skin. Using vitamin C during the day can help your skin defend against these stressors—especially when used in combination with SPF. It is known to help brighten and even out the complexion while visibly reducing dark spots over time.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR VITAMIN C SERUM TO WORK?
*In an 8-week clinical study of 38 people using Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum...
Brightens and improves skin’s radiance
Hydrates all day
Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces the appearance of pores
After 1 week
Boosts elasticity and delivers bouncier skin
After 4 weeks
Improves skin texture
Visibly fades dark spots
WHAT ARE POLYHYDROXY ACIDS? WHAT DOES PHA DO IN SKINCARE?
Ole believes that exfoliation and replenishment are two essential steps to healthy-looking skin, which is why this ultra-antioxidant serum also contains exfoliants.
Polyhydroxy acids are exfoliating acids with a molecular structure that is larger, and thus gentler, than alpha hydroxy acids. Banana Bright Serum helps to gently loosen dead skin cells to clear the way for its other actives to work on a smoother, more even surface.
WHY ARE VITAMIN C & E PAIRED TOGETHER IN THIS SERUM?
Vitamin C and E pair well together in skincare because both ingredients are powerful antioxidants. Better yet, vitamin E helps stabilize vitamin C (which can be unstable to light and air) in skincare formulations. We included vitamin E in the formula for its stabilizing properties and also because it helps to nourish and condition the skin. Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum is also formulated with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and help skin hold onto moisture throughout the day. Although this serum features potent actives like vitamin C and exfoliating acids like PHA, it doesn’t deplete skin of hydration. In fact, Banana Bright Serum helps hydrate skin all day.
Because of its anti-pollution and skin-defending properties, we recommend using vitamin C serum during the day! Here’s how we’d fit it into your skincare routine:
Step 1 – Cleanser
Cleanse skin with Truth Juice Daily Cleanser in order to rid skin of dirt, residual makeup, oil, sweat and pore-clogging buildup. That way, your skin is fresh and prepped to receive your next skincare steps.
Step 2 – Toner/Essence
After cleansing, apply a hydrating toner or essence to your skin to restore hydration and prep skin for the rest of your routine. For a boost of hydration and vitamin C use Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Essence—we recommend using an amount the size of a baby tangerine slice.
Step 3 – Serum
Now for the targeted and most concentrated skincare step: serum. After your skin has soaked up its essence, it’s time to apply your vitamin C serum. Take 1-2 pumps of serum in your fingertips or palms and gently pat into your face or massage in an upward motion. Ole loves using massage modalities to apply skincare like he does in the spa, and recommends taking some extra time to work each step of your routine into the skin with TLC.
Step 4 – Moisturizer
After you treat your skin to its daily dose of vitamin C serum, it’s time to move on to moisturizer. For this step, we recommend using either Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer or C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème to hydrate.Moisturizing your skin is especially important when using skincare with potent actives because dehydration can stress your skin and set you back on your skincare journey. Since you’re taking such great care of that face with so much time and effort, you’re going to want to make sure to keep up with your moisturizer.
Step 5 – SPF
Finally, it’s time for SPF. To prevent signs of photoaging and to make the most out of your vitamin C serum, it’s imperative to use a sunscreen with a minimum of 35 SPF to protect your skin every day. Like we mentioned before, you’re investing so much into your skin and you don’t want to set yourself back with sun damage (although, we are human and it happens). For your happiest, brightest and bounciest skin, consistency is key! That applies not only to using your vitamin C and moisturizer daily, but also your sunscreen!
Now that you know how to use Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum into your daily skincare routine, let’s get glowing!