I’ll cut to the chase: this toner is the best acne-treatment toner I’ve ever tried and the reason lies in the carefully crafted formula. The Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner (€16.99) has truly helped me control acne breakouts and reduced the surge of clogged pores on troubled areas of my face. I’m glad to say I’m not an isolated case, this toner has a loyal group of fans out there and I guess its affordability is a plus.
The problem with anti-acne products focus is that they are shortsighted and look at only one of the issues faced by those suffering from acne. They will either treat the breakout, attempt to lighten scar, or soothe the skin afterwards. Not the Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner. As you have noticed by now, Korean cosmetics are true multitaskers, and address multiple skin concerns at once. The balance between Aloe Vera and natural BHA (0.5%) in this formula will tackle the bacterial inflammation and provide immediate relief. The result is an effective anti-acne solution that respects the limits of your skin.
Here in Europe, toners are seriously misunderstood. Most us think of toners as an alcohol-concentrated solution for acne-prone skin. Indeed, the Western take on toners is closely associated with astringents. No wonder so many of us simply disregards these lotions past our puberty years. A high concentration of denatured alcohol is detrimental to the skin and we can all recall that dry, almost itchy feeling left after applying our “blue” toners. But that is not the case in Korea, happily so. Korean toners have two important functions: restoring the pH of your skin (often affected by cleansers) and prepping your face for optimal absorption of the next skin care steps. This is why K-beauty toners aren’t drying, on the contrary: Korean toners are refreshing, hydrating, and often (denat.) alcohol-free!
Now that we have cleared that out, let’s go back to the Benton Aloe BHA. The most impressive element of Benton products is their unbelievable formulas. They add the best actives out there and don’t try to deceive you with fillers (have you heard of waterless skin care?), making their cosmetics incredible value per money. Inside this 200ml watery solution there is a multitude of all-natural winner actives, such as Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Salicylic Acid (BHA), and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice. This blend is the reason why the Benton Aloe BHA toner fights acne breakouts from various fronts. In addition to targeting the inflammation, soothing the skin, and preventing proliferation of bacteria in the troubled area, the addition of Snail secretion filtrate and hyaluronic acid will ensure the skin is also hydrated after application. Snail slime is also a powerful substance when it comes to speeding up the healing process and preventing dark spots. They thought of everything!
The toner is colorless and has no scent. It doesn’t mean it’s a translucent solution, though. In the bottle, the toner is slightly opaque. In terms of texture, it’s somehow gooey, characteristic of Aloe Vera and Snail slime derived formulas, but watery enough to splash it over your face using just your hands. Because the solution is acidic, this toner is also mildly exfoliating. Thus, if you have sensitive skin, you might want to use this every other day and preferably during nighttime. Plus, make sure the rest of your skin care routine does not contain extra exfoliating acids.
Wow, this became a rather lengthy text. In summary, this product is a great option if:
Those with sensitive skin should be cautious when including this product in their beauty routine. If you have sensitive, reactive skin remember to wear this toner every other day (or two times a week) and only during nighttime. Finally, don’t forget to wear sunscreen the day after (and any other day of the week, of course).
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Caring for our skin means to ensure you are applying only the best ingredients.For us at Honeysu, that means ingredients that are honestly effective, but also safe and non-irritating. With so many brands on the market, it is often hard to select which products are actually good for you. But, it's okay, that's why we are here.