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Review: Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence

September 21, 2016 0 Comments

Review: Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence

It was only when I finished the second bottle of Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (€26.90) that I decided I wanted to share my own thoughts on this cult essence. The first wave of Korean cosmetics and skincare owes snail mucin much of its success: a few years ago, Snail mucin was completely unknown to us here in the West. We have written about the benefits of snail slime before, but we can't get enough of this multifunctional skincare ingredient! 

The secret behind snails is the combination between glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and elastin of which the mucin is made. Snail mucin is thus a compound ingredient in which you will find plenty beneficial actives. Thanks to this powerful combination, snail mucin is capable of reducing inflammation, treating acne breakouts and scars, stimulating collagen production (and thereby minimizing fine lines), and moisturising the skin. If you think about it, it’s a sort of an all-in-one product, and one of the best out there for people suffering with reactive and acne-troubled skin. But there is more. In addition to a high concentration of snail mucin (90%!), this essence is powered with EGF (epidermal growth factors) and Bee Venom, boosting the healing and cell-turnover properties of this product to a whole new level. The formula also contains Arbutin and Adenosine that will help fade dark sports and pigmentation, brightening up the skin.

Although there are many Korean and non-Korean brands commercializing snail-derived cosmetics, Benton has gathered a dedicated group of fans, who swear by Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence, Mask Pack, and Steam Cream. There are a few key facts that make this essence in particular stand out and I am sure you will be happy to hear that the Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is:

  • 100% actives, no fillers
  • free of fragrance, parabens, and any nasty substances (all ingredients are marked as “1” in Cosdna analysis!)
  • especially formulated for very sensitive skin

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The packaging may come across “low-key” when you think of how much brands invest in making their products look as good as they perform. But one must admire Benton’s focus on content. The ingredient list is a remarkable recipe of the best Korean multifunctional actives. As mentioned, the Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is packed with Snail Mucin (officially known as Snail Secretion Filtrate), Bee Venom, EGF, Arbutin and Adenosine, but you can also count on Aloe Vera, Hollyhocks and Willow Bark Extracts for a full all-in-one treatment essence.

Snail Secretion Filtrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Arbutin, Human Ogliopeptide-1, Bee Venom, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Laminana Digita Extract, Dios Pyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Extract, Bacilus Ferment, Azelaic Acid, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross Polymer, Adenosine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Arginine

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence - Honeysu: Premium Korean Skincare & Korean Cosmetics

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence - Honeysu: Premium Korean Skincare & Korean Cosmetics

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence comes in a hygienic bottle (60ml) and 2-3 pumps are more than enough to cover your face, but you can choose to concentrate application on the most affected areas. This essence has a true gel texture which is quickly absorbed without leaving residue. Some might fear this will result in a low moisturizing effect, but don’t worry. This essence delivers a great level of moisture for those with oily and combination skin – though normal and dry skin types should follow up with additional moisturizing steps in their routine. If you are afraid that moisturizers will trigger further acne breakouts, apply a more generous portion of this essence and follow up with the Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream (now that’s a long name).

My personal experience with Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence has been one of the most pleasant skincare encounters. It’s my go-to product when my skin looks distressed and the essence I’ll reach out to if my skin is showing signs of an upcoming acne breakout. Overtime, I’ve noticed a drastic reduction on my redness and I have to credit Benton Snail Bee Essence for a good part of that. Results didn’t come overnight, but after a few months my skin was more stable and resilient. This has become a staple product in my skincare routine and I hope Benton will keep on upgrading the formula of this all-time favorite. What can I say? Some products are worth the hype! 

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Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is recommended for all skin types. Even if you are not suffering with redness and acne breakouts, you will still love the anti-wrinkle and brightening effects of its formula. But this is an utmost recommendation if:

  • You have troubled, reactive skin which is also acne-prone
  • You want to prevent breakouts
  • You want to soothe redness and inflammation
  • You want to keep your skincare routine short and focused on highly functional cosmetics
  • You prefer all-natural products

Finally, we recommend storing the Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence away from direct sunlight and heat.

Find Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence available here at Honeysu.

Don’t forget to check out other Benton products in stock






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