Sunday, 27 May 2018

[BENTON] - Cacao Moist and Mild Toner

I was fortunate to be selected as one of the testers for Benton's newest product, the Cacao Moist and Mild toner. I was so excited, as I got the cream as well. I also received the serum from the Skinvestment event last weekend, so I have the entire line to test. However, life got the best of me and I haven't used the toner enough times to warrant a full review. So, instead, this will be a first impressions post.

A little background on Benton is that they are focused on providing skincare made in small batches using healthy recipes. The aim is to help restore the skin back to its original condition. The Cacao line uses cacao extract to provide moisture and nutrition to the skin without irritating it.

The Cacao Moist and Mild toner is designed to help refresh the skin with a splash of moisture after cleansing. It does not contain any fragrances or alcohol so it is safe to use for those with sensitive skin. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, which works with the cacao extracts to help nourish the skin.

The toner can be used by all sky types, but is recommended for those with poor water-oil balance, dehydrated skin, or dull skin lacking nourishment. It is also recommended for those with oily skin looking for a light hydrating product, as it has a light formula with non-sticky texture.

Now, onto the product itself.

It comes in a tall plastic bottle and contains 150ml of clear liquid. The bottle and box comes in the signature pink labels for the Cacao line. I am quite a fan of the design to be honest. It's simple but also attracts the eyes quite easily.

The bottle has a pour and drop kind of stopper, which is to control the amount of product being poured out. However, maybe it's the luck of the draw, but mine popped off quite easily. It literally popped up and came off the second time I opened the bottle.
 That's not good..
 I had to pop it back in and it was really easy to pop it back out. Maybe work on improving that Benton, because that's quite important. The pour can be quite aggressive without the stopper, so it would be really unpleasant for that to come off mid-pour.

The toner itself is almost like water. It has no scent and has the same consistency as water. The toner is absorbed quite quickly. But I think this would have done better in a mist bottle, as it is so watery that I end up losing some of the toner when applying with my hands. I decanted some into a spray bottle, and it's sooo much easier to use.
As for performance.. Well, I don't know to be honest. Yes, it goes on really light and absorbs quickly. My skin feels moisturized and refreshed. But I just feel that it's kind of meh.. It's not bad but it's not earth shattering amazing either.
After every application, I just feel like I applied nothing to my skin. Even after a second or third layer, it's still just kind of meh. I will have to test it a little longer to be conclusive. But right now. I probably wouldn't purchase this toner with my own money. I'll update in a few months with my final verdict.

Even though I am a bit indifferent about this toner, I want to thank Benton for allowing me to try this toner!

**I received the product complimentary in exchange for my honest opinion, all opinions expressed are mine**


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