Benton Cosmetics is kind enough to choose me as one of the reviewers of their new product which is the Benton Tea Tree Cleansing Water. They sent over a full size bottle of the product together with some samples of their papaya and cacao face creams in exchange of my honest review.
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.
What you need to know about Benton Cosmetics.
- This one is interesting … Benton is inspired by and named after the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” played by Brad Pitt. If you watched the movie, you can definitely relate on the company’s tagline: “take a journey back in time with Benton”.
- Benton desires to restore our skin back to its original, healthy condition with healthy recipes rather than to give temporary effects with harmful ingredients.
- Benton Cosmetics is a Korean Skincare brand with Cruelty-Free Certification, meaning the company is not testing their products on animals. They also have a principle of only producing small amounts of products in order to supply their customers with freshly made ones.
Now let’s talk about the Benton Tea Tree Cleansing Water.
What’s good about it?
- It is a certified (by me) mild cleansing water because it leaves no irritation on my sensitive skin.
- It’s main ingredient is tea tree leaf which helps in treating bacterial infections. It also have calming and deodorizing properties and provides other skincare benefits such as skin hydration and anti-blemish effects.
- This is the only cleansing water that I have tried so far that targets to treat skin issues aside from making the face nice and clean.
- It has a pH level of 6.0.
- It provides a cooling sensation when applied on the skin.
- Successfully removes makeup (aside from waterproof mascara) and sunscreen off my face and leaves a refreshing feeling.
- 200 ml or 6.76 fl. oz. is a decent amount of product.
- The packaging is a plastic bottle with a straightforward label/design that I find simple and fresh looking. (Benton says: “We did not focus on the expensive and glamorous casing but focused on the high quality skin-friendly ingredients in our product”).
What’s not so good about it?
- It stings a little bit on the problematic areas of the skin but definitely not irritating.
- It’s not available in the Philippines.
How I use it?
- I use this cleanser as the first step of my evening skincare routine to remove my makeup and sunscreen. I simply wet a cotton pad with the product and gently wipe it on my face. Usually, I consumed two to three cotton pads (depending on the amount of makeup I have on my face) which are enough already to cover my entire face including my neck area.
Overall Impression: If you’re a skincare enthusiast, you would know how beneficial tea tree is to our skin’s wellness from it’s leaves to it’s oils. That is why having tea tree leaf as the main ingredient of this cleansing water is such a great deal. As I have said earlier, this is the first cleansing water that I have tried that provides numerous skin benefits aside from its main purpose.
After two weeks and three days of using the cleansing water, I noticed that my skin improved on areas where I have some blemishes on. The first photo below was taken last Feb. 5, 2018 while the second one was taken just today.
I am actually wearing a light makeup on both photos and the same BB cream as my base. As you can tell my cheek area is much smoother and my pores on my nose is less visible on the second photo.
Where to buy? It will soon be available on the market from Benton Cosmetics official site.
UPDATE (March 20, 2018): Good new guys! Your’s truly has been selected as one of the 20 best reviewers of the Benton Tea Tree Cleansing Water! Thank you to all my readers 🙂