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Title Lightweight serum suitable for all skin types! ✨
Posted by naz**** (ip:)
  • Rate 5points  
  • Date 2018-04-30
  • Recommend Recommend
  • Views 27

Skin type: Sensitive, combination, acne-prone, dehydrated.

Packaged in a sturdy transparent plastic dropper bottle, the Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Serum feels lightweight and fits nicely in the palm of my hand. Appearance-wise, it is designed nicely to give off a gentle, soothing feel with the pale pink outer box and pink product label.

At a nice low pH of ~5-6, the serum has a clear, viscous consistency when dispensed. As it is non-drippy, I expected it to spread into a dense, potentially sticky consistency; but surprisingly, the serum turns watery once spread on the skin. However, it remains still and does not drip into a watery mess as most serums would. I also find it really nice how the serum absorbs fast into the skin once patted in and does not leave any tacky/sticky residue. Also, a noticeable plus for those sensitive to fragrance: I did not detect a scent to this at all! Cue applause and heart eyes!

In terms of application, I usually dispense about 3-4 drops of the product directly to my forehead and cheeks before spreading and smoothing it onto my whole face. I usually use the serum after toner and before moisturizer, but on its own, I find that it still does hydrate the skin decently as shown in the table below.

I tested this serum for about two weeks, and overall, I really do enjoy having it in my routine. In the first few uses, I did freak out a bit when I noticed how my skin would flush right after application. But I was patient and continued to use it to see if it would benefit my dehydrated skin in the long term, and boy am I glad I did! After about a week or so, I began to notice my skin looking brighter and more even-toned, and it also felt more hydrated. As I did not introduce any other product, I could tell that it was definitely the serum’s doing.

All in all, I’d definitely recommend giving this serum a chance – even if you have sensitive skin like me. With its nice ingredients list consisting of hydrating and skin soothing plant extracts including the high content of cacao extract which provide strong moisture and nutritive benefits (minus potentially irritating essential oils!), low pH, and lightweight consistency, I can imagine that it should work well for all skin types in all four seasons.*

*However, do take note that this is just my opinion and to always work on a YMMV basis (Your Mileage May Vary – what works for me may not work for you).

// This product was provided to me by Benton in exchange for review purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • BENTON 2018-04-30 5points
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    Spam Thank you for the review ♡ Cacao Moist and Mild Serum is a hydrating & nourishing serum that is smoothly absorbed into the skin. Free of colorant, fragrance, alcohol, and PEGs, the serum is moist and mild just as its name. We will always try to present healthy products. Have a nice day ~*
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