Friday, July 14, 2017

BENTON Cacao Moist and Mild Cream Review

When we think of cacao, we think of chocolate, right? However, did you know that cacao extract has moisturizing properties? 

I was sent this Cacao Moist and Mild Cream from BENTON for review purposes, but I'm excited to try a cacao product that's not greasy and heavy like typical cocoa butters.

Cacao, otherwise known as cocoa, is high in antioxidants and blocks harmful free radicals in the body. The exotic bean also contains omega 6 fatty acids which helps in cellular healing (hello, beautiful skin)!

Benton's Story
“Benton is inspired by and named after the movie 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' in which Benjamin Button grows younger with time...It may just be a fictional movie, but wouldn't most people have the same desire to be young again? Benton desires to restore your skin back to its original, healthy recipes, rather than to give temporary effects with harmful ingredients. Benton presents freshly made products by sticking to small batch production." 

Price: $16
Size: 50g
Shelf life: 6 months
Scent: None
  • Lightweight texture
  • Suitable for summer
  • Moist finish
  • Water-oil balance
  • Mild formula
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Water,   Sorbitan Olivate, 
1,2-Hexanediol,  Pentylene Glycol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract,  Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract,   Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate,   Polyglutamic Acid, Madecassoside, Beta-Glucan,  Carbomer, Arginine, Xanthan Gum

I noticed that the cream was very lightweight. It seemed to literally melt from my body heat into a watery essence which would be appropriate for summetime (not so much for colder seasons when skin gets drier).

As you can see, the cream gave my skin a dewy complexion (which is totally different from a greasy feeling and appearance).

Overall, this cream is extremely lightweight and appropriate for all skin types. As an eczema sufferer, I found that the cream did little for my flaky patches but did wonders on my face. Plus, the fact that the cream is made from natural ingredients and unscented is a huge plus for those with sensitive skin like me.