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Benton: Beauty without bunnies

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The days of natural beauty being a crunchy, ineffective alternative to scientific skincare are long gone. In fact, natural ingredients are often better not only for the environment but also for your skin. Many synthetic ingredients are just knock-offs of natural ingredients anyways. Plus, natural beauty products steer away from cheap fillers, which means the formulas are highly concentrated (translation: more of the good stuff).
Enter
Benton, the Korean beauty brand inspired by nature’s gentlest and most effective ingredients. 

The Story

Benton launched in 2011 and has since earned a K-beauty holy grail status. Founded by two brothers, one who suffered from severely sensitive skin, using naturally gentle and effective ingredients has always been at the core of their philosophy. The name comes from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Inspired by the story in the movie, where Benjamin keeps getting younger, Benton packs their products with natural ingredients to help skin restore its original strength and youthfulness over time.

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The Transparency

Benton products are unassuming and without fancy packaging or marketing, but don’t be fooled by the simplicity. Inside are high-quality ingredients made in a facility compliant to strict codes of CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) and the EU (European Union) regulations. You can be rest assured that their products go through and pass strict tests for microbiological stability, safety, and packaging material compatibility. Benton is also famous for not adding any artificial preservatives. They also list the raw materials of their ingredients on their packaging to make what’s in the bottle completely transparent. This is their “naked ingredients list” policy.

Did you know?

Benton is also cruelty-free with the PETA “Beauty without Bunnies” stamp.

Star Ingredients

If you haven’t added snail to your skincare routine, you’re truly missing out. Snail secretion filtrate, aka snail mucin, is incredibly hydrating and aids in cell regeneration to help damaged skin and texture. Another natural superstar is bee venom. Bee venom essentially tricks your body into thinking it got a bee sting, which stimulates elastin production while combatting redness and irritation. 

Benton Snail Bee High Content Line

Other notable ingredients found in Benton products are:

Aloe barbadensis leaf water, the star ingredient of their Aloe line, which includes Aloe BHA Toner and Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel. Aloe is well known for its soothing and healing benefits.

Tea tree leaf water is full of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and healing properties. This is the main ingredient of the Honest TT Mist.

Galactomyces ferment filtrate is the first ingredient in the Fermentation Essence and Fermentation Eye Cream. Think of this popular skincare ingredient as probiotics for your skin. Galactomyces is great for repairing damaged skin and brightening skin tone. (Psst: You can learn all about fermented skincare here.)

Benton Naked Ingredients List Policy

What Benton products are best for me? 

ANTI-AGING + WRINKLE CARE

Go straight for the Benton Fermentation line, which includes the Fermentation Essence and the Fermentation Eye Cream. Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, EGF and Ceramide provide intensive firming, brightening and moisturizing benefits to keep your skin looking youthful.

  

DRY SKIN

The Benton Honest TT Mist is perfect for adding hydration whenever skin feels dry throughout the day and is the ideal skincare accessory for anyone dealing with dry skin. Another hit is the Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream, which blends the premium ingredients at a high temperature (steam) to optimize the benefits, including a serious dose of hydration.

  

SENSITIVE SKIN + REDNESS

The Benton Aloe line is designed for you. The star ingredient, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, calms irritated skin and promotes healing. The Aloe BHA Skin Toner also includes BHA to help keep skin clear while the Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel is formulated with propolis for hydration and antibacterial benefits.

  

OILY SKIN

It’s hard to find a good cleanser that controls oil without harmful or drying ingredients, but Benton Honest Cleansing Foam does just that. Made with honest ingredients from nature-based surfactants derived from palm oil to minimize irritation and dryness while providing a squeaky clean feeling. For a moisturizer that’s lightweight enough for everyday, try Benton Snail Bee High Content Lotion packed with skin-benefitting ingredients that not only hydrate but also brighten.

  

ALL SKIN TYPES

No matter what your skin type, you can’t go wrong with the Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence. This is Benton’s very first product and is also their best-seller. This lightweight gel-type essence contains all the benefits of snail mucus and bee venom in an odorless and quick-absorbing formula. And for an instant facial try the Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack.

  

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