My Favourite Things is a precursor to TC’s Treasures. Starting in November 2016, all My Favourite Things posts will be known as TC’s Treasures.
First Tuesday of the month means it’s time to do Raisa and Eirene’s wonderful link-up, My Favourite Things. I didn’t encounter a lot of new things last month to blog about (mostly because I had to force myself to not buy any more Lush products for now), but I did finally try out three new Korean skincare products that I’ve been wanting to try for the last couple of months. So far, the products have been working out for me, and I’m thrilled that I seem to be breaking out less! With that said, here are my favourites!
I finally got to try these three Benton products — Honest Cleansing Foam, Aloe BHA Toner, and Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel. Using all three has minimised my breakouts, and I am real pleased by that! I really like how they’re made of “safe” ingredients and don’t carry sulphates, parabens, and other ingredients that make me wary. The price-ratio of the products are really good — a little bit will go a long way!
Of the three, I really like the toner a lot. I’m sure it’s been helping with my breakout since it contains salicylic acid, but unlike the astringents I used in the past, this doesn’t sting my skin at all. I have to say, I am not fond of the bottle, though. I’m so used to the vertical pumps rather than the spray pump, so I’ve poured the toner into my vertical pump bottle instead, and that’s been easier to deal with.
The gel is also nice, and I only need a small amount to apply all over my face. The natural aloe scent in the gel smells great, and I’m glad Benton didn’t add any extra fragrances. I can see that this gel will be a good moisturiser during the summer months because it doesn’t feel so heavy. It’s not really soothing as the name states, but it does the job of keeping my face moisturised.
As for the cleanser, I am not fond of its rose scent at all. Scent aside, though, it really does feel like I am putting on cloud after I lather the cleanser in my hand! I really like how it makes my face feel, and it does feel gentle. I use this in the evening when I have to use an oil cleanser, and it’s been working out great for me.
Have you used any of the Benton products? Would you try them? If you’re interested, I recommend my US-based friends to get the Benton Box from Memebox!