Benton Skincare is a relatively new name on the international beauty scene but it already has a lot of fans. Thanks to its revolutionary Snail Bee line with snail mucin and bee venom, plus products rich in Aloe Vera extract.
The brand’s catalog doesn’t contain too many products, but here are the best ones.
|Snail Bee Essence||Benton's first-ever product, a moisturizing and anti-aging essence with snail mucin and bee venom||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Snail Bee Sheet Mask||Sheet mask with bee venom and 5,000 ppm snail secretion filtrate, regenerates the skin like a spa treatment||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel||Scentless 80% Aloe Vera leaf extract and propolis hydrating and soothing gel||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Aloe Soothing Sheet Mask||Aloe soothing and cooling mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Snail Bee Ultimate Serum||Highly concentrated serum with 70% of Saccharomyces and snail secretion ferment filtrate, plus bee venom, which have strong anti-aging and skin repairing properties||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Snail Bee Steam Cream||Light and scentless moisturizing and regenerating cream with snail mucin and bee venom blended by a high pressure steaming process||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Aloe BHA Toner||Aloe and BHA anti-acne hydrating and mildly exfoliating toner||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Fermentation Eye Cream||Protective and brightening anti-aging eye cream with fermented components||CHECK ON AMAZON|
Best Benton Skincare products
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence was the brand’s first product, launched in 2011.
It’s formulated with two of Benton Skincare’s star ingredients — snail mucin and bee venom.
Snail mucin is a miracle ingredient that helps the skin regenerate, heals acne scars, hydrates the skin, and restores its natural protective barrier.
Bee venom has anti-aging and facial muscle-relaxing properties.
So it can help you fight wrinkles almost like Botox but with less risk and for a much lower price.
The anti-aging essence moisturizes the skin, evens out its tone, reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and improves the complexion.
It also heals dry patches and blemishes.
This product is great for sensitive skin and has a very light scent, which is good for people prone to allergies or sensitive to smells.
It’s light and not greasy, so you can incorporate it into your evening skincare routine.
In addition to that, all Benton snail products are cruelty-free.
No snails get harmed in the process of snail secretion filtrate collection. The filtrate is collected from the surface where snails have crawled.
Benton Skincare Snail Bee High Content Sheet Mask Pack (Pack of 10)
Benton Snail Bee Korean anti-aging sheet mask’s key ingredients are also snail mucin and bee venom.
The mask has a 5,000 PPM concentration of snail secretion filtrate. It’s one of the highest concentrations of snail mucin of all sheet masks on the market.
Bee venom in the mask acts as a low key Botox alternative.
So you get a spa treatment at home when you use this mask.
Normally, bee venom causes a tingling sensation when used in cosmetics.
But Benton mask is formulated to be gentle on the skin, so there’s no tingling.
This mask can help you care for the skin after a salon cosmetic procedure, such as peelin. It helps the skin to regenerate.
It’s also effective against acne scars.
There are 10 sheets in this mask set.
Benton Skincare Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel has an 80% concentration of Aloe Vera leaf extract.
Aloe is known for having exceptional soothing, healing, and anti-inflammatory qualities.
It’s been famous as a folk remedy for wounds and skin problems since ancient times.
The gel is also enriched with propolis.
It has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.
This soothing gel is an excellent moisturizer that heals irritation, UV damage, and acne.
It even stops acne from growing and calms dry skin.
The product is oil-free and has a watery texture. So it’s great for oily and combination skin and isn’t sticky when you apply it. It also doesn’t clog pores.
In addition to that, Benton Aloe gel is scentless and transparent.
It contains no fragrances or artificial colorants.
So it’s great for people who are sensitive to smells or allergic to colorants.
Use it as a moisturizer at the end of your skincare routine.
Benton Skincare Aloe Soothing Mask Pack 23g 10 Pack
Benton also manufactures an Aloe Soothing Mask.
It’s rich in Aloe Vera leaf extract and Sodium PCA.
Similar to the soothing gel, this mask moisturizes, calms, and heals the skin.
It’s drenched in a watery gel-like essence. You need to pat it into the skin after you’ve removed the mask.
The essence gets absorbed very quickly.
It’s not sticky and has no scent or artificial colorants.
This mask will also have a cooling effect if you refrigerate it before application.
Benton Skincare Snail Bee Ultimate Serum
This highly concentrated serum contains 70% of Saccharomyces and snail secretion ferment filtrate, plus bee venom. They have strong anti-aging and skin-repairing properties.
Saccharomyces is another name for yeast.
Fermented skincare is an emerging beauty trend in South Korea.
Just as fermented food helps the body absorb active ingredients from products you consume, fermented skincare ingredients help the skin absorb other natural components in cosmetics.
Fermented ingredients make other components more powerful.
So when yeast is added to snail secretion filtrate it increases the concentration of active ingredients in the filtrate and helps to deliver them deeper into the skin.
So this serum has a strong moisturizing, healing, and repairing effect on the skin. It also helps the skin to fight aging.
Other building blocks of this serum are tea tree leaf water, Niacinamide, and Adenosine
Tea tree leaf water, an old folk remedy from Australia, has anti-inflammatory and skin calming properties. It soothes the skin, fights redness, and heals blemishes.
Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3, and Adenosine fight wrinkles and pigmentation.
This brightening and hydrating serum will help you to have glowing skin and a perfect complexion.
Benton Skincare Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream
Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream is a moisturizer that you should apply as the last step of your morning or evening skincare routine.
It also contains snail mucin and bee venom and is a perfect addition to other products from Benton’s Snail Bee line.
You can use it together with them or mix and match it with other products during the same skincare routine.
The cream is soft, watery, and scent-free. It’s very light, not greasy, and suits all skin types.
It’s made by blending the ingredients using high pressure steaming methods so they get combined into a stable and highly effective mix.
The cream hydrates, regenerates, and brightens the skin. It fades acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. It also reduces acne and inflammation and calms dry and irritated skin.
Benton Skincare Aloe BHA Skin Toner
Benton Aloe toner contains 80% Aloe Vera leaf extract, which is perfect for moisturizing and soothing the skin.
It also contains 0.5% of BHA.
BHA is another name for Salicylic Acid, which is super-effective against acne and blemishes.
0.5% of BHA is the maximum amount of this component that’s allowed in South Korea.
This toner hydrates the skin, calms acne and breakouts, prevents new blemishes from appearing, and mildly exfoliates the face clearing dead cells and blackheads.
The toner is watery and has no scent.
After you’ve cleansed your face, add a few pumps of this toner to a cotton pad and distribute it all over the face. Then gently pat it into your skin until it gets absorbed.
Your skin will feel hydrated and clean.
Benton Skincare Fermentation Eye Cream
Benton has a whole Fermentation line. It has products with fermented ingredients. They are all the rage in South Korea today.
Fermented ingredients make other components stronger and help the skin to absorb them better.
This eye cream contains Galacatomyces ferment filtrate and Bifida ferment lysate.
Galactomyses is another star K-beauty ingredient.
It’s a type of yeast that’s obtained by fermenting rice.
This yeast is a byproduct of sake and other rice-based spirit-making processes.
Galactomyses has strong moisturizing properties. It also acts as an antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals and negative environmental factors.
Bifida ferment lysate is a probiotic made from yeast obtained by the fermentation of Bifida bacteria used in yogurt making.
This ingredient protects and nourishes the skin, especially damaged skin.
It also enhances the skin’s immunity and helps it to recover.
So this anti-aging eye cream hydrates, nourishes, illuminates, and protects the skin around the eyes and erases wrinkles and fine lines.
About Benton skincare
The word Benton is a portmanteau of Benjamin Button.
Benton Skincare has been named after the title character of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button movie.
In the movie, Benjamin Button had a rare condition. He aged backwards. The older he grew the younger he looked.
So this is the brand’s concept — to create skincare products that will help you to turn back time and to look younger.
In addition to that, according to the manufacturer, Benton skincare contains no harmful ingredients.
The brand’s focus is on clean and healthy cosmetics.
Benton Skincare star ingredients
The most popular Benton products contain snail mucin, bee venom, aloe extract, propolis, and Shea butter.
Snail mucin is mucus produced by snails. It helps them to repair their bodies.
That’s why it’s also beneficial to human skin and has regenerative properties.
It’s a revolutionary product popular in the beauty industry today.
However, it’s been used to cure skin inflammation for centuries.
And South Korean scientists gave a new life to snail slime by using it in skincare products.
It contains natural hyaluronic and glycolic acid and stimulates the skin’s collagen production.
Collagen is a crucial protein for keeping the skin healthy, firm, young-looking, and beautiful.
In addition to skin repair and the anti-aging effect, snail mucus has antimicrobial properties.
Bee venom is what the bees inject into their victim’s flesh when they sting it.
The honey bee venom is known for a strong anti-wrinkle effect on human skin because it’s a natural myorelaxant.
That means it relaxes facial muscles.
It’s a lot like getting a Botox injection at a fraction of the price.
In addition to that, bee venom stimulates the blood flow to the skin of the face and helps it produce collagen and elastin.
Bee venom is another current star ingredient in Korean cosmetics.
South Korean government has even announced that it’s planning to invest some serious money into bee venom research.
Aloe Vera Leaf Extract
Aloe Vera is a succulent that has thick and fleshy green triangular leaves.
These leaves are a goldmine of active components. It contains 75 elements that are beneficial to human skin, including vitamins, enzymes, minerals, fatty acids, etc.
Aloe has been used for healing purposes for centuries.
Cleopatra loved to use this plant as part of her skincare routine.
Aloe extract is one of the most popular ingredients in today’s beauty industry.
It has exceptional healing, soothing, anti-aging, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, and protects the skin from the negative effect of UV radiation.
Aloe is an amazing natural moisturizer!
The manufacturer states that they are using 80% Aloe Vera leaf extract in its popular products, such as the Cooling Gel.
Benton also promises that their Aloe extract is hypoallergenic and has passed a skin irritation test.
Benton’s Shea Butter and Coconut Body Lotion contains Ecocert certified Shea Butter
Shea Butter is extracted from Shea tree kernels. It’s a plant fat with a lot of benefits for your skin.
This plant oil contains a high percentage of natural elements that have high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Shea Butter also contains five major fatty acids that repair the skin’s protective barrier and help the skin retain moisture.
Propolis is another star ingredient that Benton skincare borrows from bees.
It’s a natural glue-like substance that’s also produced by bees using extracts collected from plants and trees.
That’s why propolis contains at least 300 active compounds and minerals.
Bees make propolis to heal wounds and to combat infections.
That’s why propolis has strong anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
Humans have been using it for healing wounds and inflammation since ancient times.
And it’s a perfect skincare ingredient for fighting acne and hyperpigmentation.
Honey extract is yet another natural cosmetic ingredient made by bees that Benton likes to use in its products.
Bees make honey by processing nectar and honeydew.
It contains at least 180 active components and, like propolis, has been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes since ancient times.
Honey has wound healing and pain-relieving properties.
And it has excellent moisturizing, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. That’s why it’s so valued as a skincare ingredient.
Clean and green ingredients
As with any cosmetic product, Benton skincare uses preservatives.
Preservatives prevent contamination.
They stop bacteria and fungi from growing in cosmetics and save them from acidification.
However, all the preservatives that Benton uses in its skincare are natural.
The preservative it uses is called EURO-NApre. It contains 3 plant extracts and was developed by a Korean company called C&B cosmetic.
Other famous Korean brands, including I’m From and Aromatica, also use this preservative.
Benton’s EURO-NApre has received France ECO-CERT Natural Cosmetic raw material approval, according to the manufacturer.
Benton manufacturers promise that their cosmetics are never tested on animals.
They proudly display the PETA Cruelty-Free badge on their packaging and website.
Many Benton skincare products use eco-friendly tree-free packaging.
No trees are cut down to make this packaging.
It’s made from 100% sugar cane by-product fibers.
So the packaging is sustainable and biodegradable.
The paper and paperboard named the Earth Packed that are used in Benton’s packaging are not chemically processed.
For example, Benton used this kind of eco-friendly packaging for its Shea Butter and carrot oil lines.
Benton skincare routine
The best way to use Benton cosmetics is by incorporating them into the famous Korean 10-step skincare routine.
This routine should be performed two times a day — in the morning and before bed.
And you’ll get amazing results if you follow this routine meticulously every day.
However, if you don’t have enough free time then the minimal skincare routine that the manufacturer recommends will work too.
It’s Cleansing – Toner – Essence – Lotion – Cream.
The manufacturer also recommends using a small amount of each product because all their cosmetics are very concentrated.