Benefit Skincare

I don’t know about you, but it’s very rare for me to use one brand exclusively for a skincare regime. I am very much a mix and match girl (which is a little odd when I compare to hair as I very much always like to use matching shampoo and conditioner…but that is a different thing all together) but, back to skincare. I don’t generally tend to be loyal to one brand at one time. That being said, when testing out skincare I do always try to use it for at least a month in ideal circumstances before I form a full opinion beyond first impression. That being said, this is a range I’ve been playing with for a while – whilst not exclusively I have been dipping in and out a lot and a few of the range have stood out and deserve a bit of a blog ramble.

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First things first, the packaging of this range is basically my dream of  packaging – the perfect shade of turquoise with the cork-style lids and pretty bottles that are ready for being put on display. It’s definitely blog-worthy skincare range. But when it comes to skincare (compared to make-up) is when I am not as fussed about beauty packaging – I want the product to work rather than look pretty. Sure, it’s nice for them to look good – no denying that. But it’s less of a priority for me as it can be for make-up.

So, I’ve been basically having a play with the full range and the three stand out products for me are the Dream Screen – a light weight sun protection product that I like because it doesn’t feel like a heavy layer on top of my regular skincare and works really well under make-up.  The It’s Potent Eye Cream is a good one – it’s basically a VERY hydrating eye cream. If you suffer from dehydration around the eyes then this is your friend – it’s like a big drink of water for the skin. Then finally, the other stand out is the Triple Performing Facial Emulsion – another really hydrating lotion that manages to hydrate whilst still feeling light at the same time. I love this combination as too often in skincare has hydration/moisture also been linked with heavy products – but this is light and ideal for combination skin.

The range overall is very much a good one to turn to if you like your skincare to be on the pretty side. Skintype wise, it’s a good one for combination types as it does cross the line between cleansing/oil fighting and the hydrating options to help create a balance.

Have you tried Benefit Skincare? What have been your stand out options?

Benefit Skincare * is available from Benefit and Debenhams

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8 Comments

  1. September 3, 2014 / 10:13 am

    I really liked the moisture cream when I gave Benefits skincare ago, I found it really helped brighten my complexion come morning whilst keeping it nicely moisturised.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Samantha
    September 3, 2014 / 11:42 am

    I’ve wanted to try this for quite sometime, as everyone seems to rave about it. The thing is although the packaging looks lovely and perfect for putting on my dresser, I can see it being very wasteful for the actual product. Prefer pumps, pots and tubes myself. xx

  3. September 3, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    The range is so pretty isn’t it! I like the sound of their sunscreen, as I find normal sun cream too heavy to wear. The It’s Potent eye cream is really good but stings if you get it in your eye!

    India Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  4. September 4, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    I LOVE the packaging! I’d be tempted to keep the bottles afterwards to look pretty in my bathroom!

    I’m currently looking for a good (but affordable) eye cream – mostly as I’m starting to get dark rings around my eyes. I don’t sleep well so that’s one thing that’s not helping which I need to tackle… but in the meantime how did you find the Potent Eye Cream? Were there any noticeable results?

  5. September 5, 2014 / 8:13 am

    I’ve only tried the Dream screen and it’s great, can wait to try more! I’m like you, I mix and match skincare but shampoo and conditioner have to be from the same line! 😉 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Jen
      Author
      September 6, 2014 / 6:55 pm

      Glad it’s not just me on that one!

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