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.
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?