Review! This is the Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream, provided by @bentoncosmetic for review purposes. The Benton Snail Bee masks hold a special place in my heart as some of the very first sheetmasks that I tried so when I got the opportunity to review their new cream I was so stoked.
I have sensitive, oily-combo skin, but it's not yet super hot as 🍒+ 90% humidity here (when my face turns into an oil slick). Right now I'd say my skin is leaning more towards "normal" than oily?
This is a first impressions review after about a week of use. Benton explains that this lightweight cream has cacao extracts for dewy complexion, is suitable for summer, and is a naturally derived, mild cream. It has no discernable fragrance.
Spoiler: I love this cream.
Here are a few ways I've used this cream and how it worked for my skin.
Normal Night Routine ☑: When used in place of any other creams/sleeping packs it was a nice closure. My skin was moisturized and still felt light the next day.
Lazy ☑: I went the lazy route at night and after washing my face this Benton cream was literally all I applied and it was awesome. Woke up with soft, dewy, happy skin.
Morning ☑: I don't normally wear creams during the day, but I gave this a try for day use. I lightly applied the Benton and gave some time for dry down before applying my Biore Watery Essence sunscreen. It felt great on my skin and my skin didn't get more shiny than "dewy" during the day.
Night Routine + Sheetmask ☑: The only time I found myself with too much shininess is when I used a heavier sheetmask. Since I wash my face in the morning the extra shine wasn't a problem.
For my skin, this was a perfect texture and super mild. I think that even when my skin gets crazy oily for summer that this will still be a good finishing touch, but we'll see.
If you have very oily skin in a hot and humid climate I'd suggest checking out the review from the always amazing @colebiancardi. If you have dry skin these lovely dry skin ladies have posted reviews: @snuggle_bunnies @littleemptybottles.
Thanks, Benton, for the opportunity to try this cream.