Summer is here and it’s time to change our skincare routine to something more light!
Last month, Benton had this special offer where they were looking for bloggers to review their newest cream. I was fortunate enough to be selected.
I must say I’ve never really had a good experience with their products. I thought this would be a good excuse to give them a second try.
If you are not familiar with Benton, this is a Korean brand who is cruelty free. Yes there are some Korean brands that clearly show this on their packages. You can find a cute rabbit with heart ears!
Benton’s most popular product is their snail bee line… but they also had a scandal with their contamination issues.
Since then, Benton has tried to keep their image clean and honest and closer to their loyal customer and new customers.
This cream comes in a pink box with cacao beans drawing on the front. I’m not really sure why they decided to opt for pink, maybe to look cute.
In my case the production date is 17-05-24. As per the box explanation, this then expires 24 months from manufactured date and 6 months after opening.
It’s also a pretty handsized product so it’s easy to bring along with and it’s travel friendly. But you might mistake it with a handcream because of it’s shape.
As per the packaging,
Benton’s cacao moist and mild cream is a lightweight cream with soft texture. Witb cacao extracts and hyaluronic acid, this cream provides moisture to skin. Various botanical extracts in the cream further help to keep skin smooth.
The skin benefits of this products are that :
- It has a lightweight texture
- It’s suitable for summer
- It provides a moist finish
- There is water-oil balance
- It has a mild formula
- This is suitable for all skin type
This is a gel like moisturizer that is white. It is not scented but you can smell this plastic candle like smell at first and this disappears after application.
For this review I didn’t have much time to fully assess it since I only have 7 days after reception to share my review.
Let’s say this is more like a first impression review. I have been using this moisturizer for 3 days and my first impression is quite positive.
I should also mention that it’s unusually hot here in Belgium : the temparature has been between 15°c up to 30°c. Everyone is currently melting and just being sweaty almost 24/7. It’s even sometimes too hot to get sleep, it’s that hot!
For these 3 days I have been using this day and night.
I didn’t have any bad reaction to this moisturizer, so no breakout or itchy skin!
I also liked that as per the the official description, this is indeed a lightweight moisturizer. It didn’t make my skin sticky or oily. It could also be because I swiped my sweat during the day and the oiliness was removed along with the sweat ☺
This cream, because of it’s consistency, is actually perfect for the hotter season, like what we have right now in Belgium.
When I apply this at night, in the morning I wake up with a nice soft skin.
I have a really positive image of this product. Let’s hope that after a couple of weeks, it stays like this!
I am very happy with this product. Finally a Benton product my skin agrees with!
- I like that it’s very lightweight but still provided moisture to my skin
- It did not make my skin oily or breakout
- It’s not scented but it does have a bit of this plastic scent to it… yes my sense of smell is quite sensitive
- This can give you the dewy look thanks to the cacao extract, if you like without looking greasy
- Because of it’s gel like texture, this moisturizer will be much appreciated during hot days, during summer.
I will be continuing to use this cream until the temperature goes down.
Thank you Benton for sending me this product for review!
This is a new product so it’s not available yet on most online store, but you can get it from Benton’s webstore directly if you’re interested here.
Happy summer everyone.
Note : this product was sent to me for review purposes. This is an honest review where no compensation was received in exchange.