The world of beauty is increasingly connected, and beauty products created and developed in South Korea are now a worldwide sensation. The K-Beauty wave isn’t new–after all, it brought us iconic products like BB and CC creams–,but it’s never too late to take a closer look at brands that stand out and are worth exploring. Today, we’re talking about Benton, an eco-friendly brand created in 2011. Benton is all about using botanical ingredients that prioritize the health and well-being of the skin, every day of the year. Join us to learn about the best Benton products for your needs–from cleansing foams to sunscreens, through everything in between!
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Benton: The Brand in Review
|Country of Origin||South Korea|
|Our Best Selling Product||Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner|
|Author’s Favorite||Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence|
|3 Reasons To Buy||– Eco-friendly packaging and plenty of vegan formulas
– Nature-inspired formulas that place botanical ingredients front and center
– A large variety of hydrating and exfoliating toners to choose from
Top 7 Benton Products
Now that we’ve discussed the brand, let’s take a look at some of our favorite Benton products:
Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask
The anti-redness solution
Our Care to Beauty community loves a good sheet mask, and this one has a bit of a cult following: it’s the Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask. This is a super thin, but super moisturizing sheet mask that hydrates and soothes sensitive and irritated skin. The key ingredient, Centella asiatica, has unrivaled soothing properties that help restore the skin to a comfortable, happy state. As it soothes the skin, this mask also helps calm down itchiness and minimize the appearance of redness. The end result? Skin that not only feels calm, but looks it too.
Use the sheet mask for 10-20 minutes, then feel free to pat the excess essence into your skin. Your face will thank you!
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
The all-in-one moisturizer
One of Benton‘s most iconic products is the Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence. This is a versatile care essence that combines brightening and anti-aging ingredients, but also helps maintain the health of the skin barrier. A true do-it-all!
Among other key ingredients, the formula features snail secretion filtrate, bee venom, niacinamide, adenosine, and, finally, 6 types of peptides. Together, these ingredients promote hydration and elasticity, protect the skin and prevent damage, soothe sensitivity and reactivity, brighten the complexion, and promote collagen production. Last, but not least, this all-in-one hydrating gel formula provides moisture without a greasy or sticky finish. What else could you ask for?
Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner
The gentle exfoliant
The best-selling Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner is a daily exfoliant that offers a perfecting and renewing effect, as well as a calming and soothing action. To achieve this feat, the formula combines three key ingredients: exfoliating BHAs, quenching aloe vera, and soothing Portulaca oleracea extract. Ideal for acne-prone skin, this toner helps remove dead skin cells, which helps refine the texture and tone of the skin. As a result, enlarged pores, blackheads, and other minor imperfections become less visible.
Because it offers a mild exfoliating effect combined with plenty of moisturizing ingredients, this toner can also be beneficial to other skin types. Use it to refine the surface of your skin and prepare your skin for other active ingredients in your skincare routine!
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel
The ultra-soothing moisturizer
The Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel could be described as a moisturizing gel for daily use–but it’s so much more than that! Due to a soothing combination of aloe and propolis, this moisturizing gel offers all-day freshness and comfort. And the best part? It doesn’t leave behind a sticky or film-like residue. The transparent formula (with a slight yellow or brownish tint) perfectly embodies the calm, fresh feeling you get when you apply this product. The mild formulation is suitable for all skin types, but we find it ideal for dehydrated or sensitive skin.
Need an extra boost of soothing freshness? Store this moisturizer in your refrigerator. Then, enjoy an ultra relaxing feeling upon application!
Benton Skin Fit Mineral Sun Cream SPF50+/PA++++
The 100% mineral sunscreen
Korean sunscreens have a great reputation in the skincare world, and this Benton Skin Fit Mineral Sun Cream SPF50+/PA++++ is no different. The first thing you need to know about this sunscreen is that it is 100% mineral: indeed, it uses zinc oxide as its only sun filter. Because of this, the formula has a very slight white cast. Depending on your skin tone and preferences, you might actually be into it!
The texture itself is light and quite hydrating, and it’s also easy to spread on the skin. This sunscreen offers very high sun protection not only against UVB (SPF50+) but also against UVA (PA++++); therefore, it’s suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. As if that weren’t enough, it’s still vegan–so it can truly be used by everyone!
Benton Fermentation Eye Cream
The elasticity booster
The Benton Fermentation Eye Cream is packed full of active ingredients. The end goal? To restore both elasticity and smoothness to the eye contour area. The secret to the formula is the triple complex of fermented, elasticity-boosting ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment Filtrate, and Bifida Ferment Lysate. Alongside these, the formula also includes adenosine and 6 types of peptides. These ingredients promote collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and help enhance the skin barrier.
For optimal results, apply a small amount of cream to the undereye area; then, use your ring finger to gently pat it into the skin. If you want, you can also apply the product to other areas of the face, where it can help you minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benton Honest Cleansing Foam
The ultra-gentle cleanser
Everyone needs a reliable, everyday cleanser that will purify the skin but won’t strip it of moisture and natural oils. This is where Benton Honest Cleansing Foam comes in. With a smooth, cloud-like texture, almost like whipped cream, this foam offers an incredibly gentle cleanse. The secret is in the combination of Camellia japonica seed oil and naturally-derived surfactants.
All in all, the formula is perfect for those who feel that traditional cleansers are too intense or stripping; indeed, this cleansing foam gently cleanses the skin without leaving it feeling dry or tight. What a great way to start off your skincare routine! (And here’s a little tip: it’s vegan too!)
We’ve already introduced you to some of the Benton products that our Care to Beauty community loves most, but there are many, many more products to discover. Explore our full selection of Benton products in the shop, and find your next K-Beauty obsession!
Beauty Writer & Editor