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If you’ve started to notice that all this time indoors has left your skin looking a little like … you’ve spent the last month indoors, a glow-boosting cream with some vitamin C could be just the thing to perk it up. This on-sale twofer from Ole Henricksen includes the brand’s Banana Bright Eye Cream — a favorite of Strategist writers Dominique Pariso and Rio Viera-Newton — which uses vitamin C to brighten up under-eye circles over time and contains color-correcting pigments that immediately make you look more awake. Says Rio, “On days where I don’t want to wear any makeup at all, this eye cream is perfect — it both moisturizes and makes me look less like the walking dead.” And on days when you do want to wear makeup, Rio notes that the eye cream’s tacky texture acts as a solid primer for concealer. “It’s become my go-to under-eye prep,” she sums up. The set’s Banana Bright Face Primer will help give the rest of your complexion a similar glow, creating dewy-looking skin and prolonging the wear of any makeup. It also includes vitamin C as well as a blend of acne-fighting BHAs and AHAs, including salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids.
A note: While our staffers and many reviewers rave about these Ole Henricksen creams, some folks have reported experiencing allergic reactions to them. Which is why we think it’s always a good idea to try out any new product with a patch test first.
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