FINALLY I get to write this review for you all…so sorry it has taken me this long but real life matters really reined in on me during these past couple of weeks!…
So a month or so ago, I received the cutest package that came in for review… It was from W2Beauty (Yesssssss!!!) and I was so excited since I knew it would be the much acclaimed Beneton Snail Bee Essence that was in the parcel ;)…Not only that but Alice (the beautiful and sweet owner of the website) also included 3 more samples PLUS a candy! lol…..isnt that just the greatest?…seriously guys..it’s the little things that touches me sometimes :P…This site is a definite RECOMMENDATION to all the other asian skincare lovers like ME!..and in particular Korean Skincare products ^_^
Anyway I found so many raves about this skincare product flying around and after reading a few other beauty blogger’s opinions on the product I decided to write my thoughts based on my own experience from having included it into my every day skin care routine since last a month! ….so HERE WE GO!! 😉
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Arbutin, Human Ogliopeptide-1, Bee Venom, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Laminana Digita Extract, Dios Pyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Extract, Bacilus Ferment, Azelaic Acid, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross Polymer, Adenosine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Arginine
“Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is for all types of skins including sensitive and troubled ones. Instead of water, the product uses snail secretion filtrate, bee venom and EGF to cleanse your rough and damaged skin from various stress and pollution. In addition to the skin trouble care, moisture supply and skin tone improvement functions, Arbutin and Adenosine contents of the product help you whiten your skin and remove wrinkles.”
Comes in a very simple coke colour 60ml pump bottle with white writing & a light brown cardboard box. Very economical with no frills! ^^
Surprisingly there was no scent whatsoever to this product! Well…maybe just the slightest scent but nothing prominent, which I actually preferred over the usual overpowering floral scents most creams have.
Has a very aloe vera watery gel like texture that is non stick and quickly absorbs into the skin once applied.
What I think…
So yeppp as indicated by its name ‘Snail Bee’… this essence contains very little filler, including water, and since the Snail Secretion Filtrate is basically the first ingredient, this product is pretty much comprised of 90% of basically..yep….Snail Slime…!!! But wait before you go Ewwwwww…you will be surprised to know how much of a skincare savior all this ‘slime’ really is! There are so many beauty benefits this ingredient has to offer.
More about the Slime!
‘Snail Slime’ is fast becoming one of the most important ingredients to be found in many of Asia’s innovated skincare products and brands since it is deemed nourishing, moisturizing and has restorative qualities to help rejuvenate a younger longer lasting looking skin. Opposite to what many may believe, snail slime feels very NON slimy on your skin once applied, neither does it have that commercial factory added scent to it, therefore the smells you get is very natural and is virtually scent-free which gives it that much appreciated organic touch. The actual texture or formula of the product feels a little bit like ‘thickened water’ yet not thick enough to be a ‘gel’. It holds a loose ‘watery’ form on your hands and the texture is very much like those of aloe vera gels. It penetrates and absorbs into the skin very well once applied, and it does leave your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed with a non sticky residue which I love.
I have used this product for well over a MONTH to make sure that I give you all a proper review on it…and the results I see is extremely pleasing. It is definitely one of those products that you have to use over a long period of time to get actual results. I have very dry skin which means that I am prone to blemishes, redness and fine lines from pimples or environmental factors, and my skin does get exceedingly dry if I do not look after it properly. This product really helps my face feel smoother and more hydrated, and I have not had any breakouts or reactions to it at all since it is deemed mostly organic..My routine includes using the essence straight after the TONER and before moisturizing twice a day, and I can tell that it has really improved in terms of elasticity and smoothness! so I can definitely say I am very pleased with the overall turnout.
Now that I have properly tested out this product, I can honestly say that it would be hard for me to substitute away from it to using something else! Not only does it feel so natural on my skin but it really does give that fast revealing results (after only 1 month) with steady improvements over time. I am so happy that Alice from W2Beauty recommended this product to me to test out, it really has enlightened me on so many levels regarding Korean Skincare! Now that I have tried this one and LOVED it…I cannot wait to try out the other Benton Products! The next one on my list would definitely be the “Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream” for sure 😛
Thanks so much again to Alice from W2Beauty! Make sure to check out her website which offers so many trending Korean skincare and cosmetic products that can be shipped worldwide! My love for Korean Skincare has definitely deepened after this experience ^__^ Saranghaeyo!!!! ~
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