Benton is famous for its Aloe BHA line and the snail bee line, so I was curious as to what it’s newest venture of summer targeted skincare products would perform. The Benton Cacao Moist & Mild Cream is a lightweight moisturizer that is moist without feeling sticky and free of fragrance nor coloring.
It’s meant for people with skin troubles such as rough dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, those in humid and hot weather, dry skin etc. Basically, it’s targeted for those who live in summery hot weathers or are looking for a nourishing hydrating moisturizer. It also has a PH of 6, close to neutral which is always a good thing in skincare.
It contains 63% cacao extract, 10% cacao seed butter but unfortunately does not smell like chocolate lol. According to COSDNA, cacao seed butter is a level 4 acne ingredient, while butylene glycol is a level 1 irritant. Other than that, everything seems to be fairly safe and nothing alarming.
It comes in a sturdy box and a cute pink tube packaging.
There’s also a holographic sticker on the top to ensure the authenticity of benton products. (Pictured below is also the Benton Papaya-D sun cream box, review found here).
It is easily dispensed out from the tube with a little squeeze, the product itself is transparent, a little milky in color and somewhat in the middle between a gel and cream.
It looks creamy and heavy at first, but once spread out evenly it is really a gel texture that is both lightweight and moisturizing.
The product is lightweight, not heavy as I expected – which is great for summer and hot/humid weather like mine. It also has a thin consistency, that easily absorbs into the skin in a few minutes. Though the product does fulfill its claims on being lightweight, i felt it wasn’t really my preference for a morning moisturizer. After applying it was a little greasy to touch, and I could definitely tell there was something sitting on my face unlike other moisturizers that just kinds absorb and disappear after a few minutes. Though this doesn’t entirely feel oily/greasy, if I touch my face using my hands I can feel a tacky residue on it. Although it wasn’t heavy, the slight tackiness feeling or greasy touch was enough to make feel a little discouraged to put this on every morning. With a long day of classes or a workout after that, i really wouldn’t want to feel or look like a greaseball after a few hours right? However, i think i still fulfilled its claims on being moisturizing. it still provided me more than enough moisture for my face, in face to a point of a little glow.
- Easy to use and sleek packaging
- Safe and non-irritating ingredients
- Absorbs quickly
- Ideal for hot humid weather
- Feels a little tacky
- May be greasy to touch
- May be expensive for such a small amount of product
In a nutshell,
I’d recommend this for those with sensitive to dry skin, looking for a morning moisturizer who live in hot or humid weather. If you’re combo, I think you still can give this a try. If you’re oily, you’re going to have to wager a little because the slight tackiness feeling might put you off. Sensitive skin people I think would definitely prefer this for Benton’s safe ingredients. However, I don’t feel this is something you have to try or a must get product in your skincare regime. There are other products and brands out there that can do equally the same with lower prices as well.
If you’re in the market for something new and are in need of a lightweight moisturizer, Hey definitely give it a go!
Ps. This product was sent to me for free by Benton for review purposes and i am in no way obliged to give a good review. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.