Disclaimer: This product was received complementary from W2Beauty.com, all opinions and thoughts are my own.
This the second product in the new Benton Fermentation line ~ I have reviewed their First Essence a few weeks ago and I wanted to really finish testing the Fermentation Eye Cream before posting my review. I totally enjoy using Benton products ~ I first fell in love their Snail Bee Essence and Snail Bee sheet masks and am a fan of their Aloe line ~ I have been using both the Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel (review here) and will be reviewing the Aloe BHA Toner in a few weeks. I was given the opportunity to try both Fermented Benton products from W2Beauty to review and I am really happy that the new line doesn’t interfere with their existing products of Snail Bee and Aloe, but enhances them.
My skin type and concerns: oily, aging, blemish prone, hyper-pigmentation issues, clogged pores, fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes
The fermented eye cream is supposed to help these skin types and skin concerns
- Sensitive and dry skin
- Imbalanced skin between oiliness and moisturizing
- Oily skin that needs moisturizing
- Wrinkled and dull skin
- For tight and internally dry skin that needs moisturizing
- Skin that is sensitive to harmful chemical ingredients
Just like the First Essence, this eye cream has so many nourishing and rich anti-aging ingredients, including some fermented friends: galactomyces and bifida ferment lysate (study on skin care benefits) ~ as well as a pretty popular EGF peptide.
This also has the powerhouse trio of hydrating humectants, including 3% of glycerin. Humectants not only lock in moisture in your skin, but acts like a water magnet, attracting moisture from the air and into your skin.
More moisturizing emollients, lipids and humectants, full of vitamins and antioxidants: macadamia nut oil, ceramides, aloe vera and panthenol.
Wow, Benton keeps stuffing more good ingredients in this eye cream ~ anti-inflammatory (helps reduce puffiness), amino acids to help heal, detox and preventing fine lines and wrinkles, along with another intense hydrating ingredient: adenosine, arginine and betaine.
And finally, these four botanical ingredients seem to be common in Benton products
There are a lot of great hydrating, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory ingredients to help moisturize, heal, soothe and depuff, while fighting off free radicals and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin (3%), Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Water, Macadamia Temifolia Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Pentylene Glycol, rh-Oligopeptide-1, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Adenosine, Allantoin, Althaea Rosea Root Extract, Betaine, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Sorbitan Stearate cosDNA.com analysis
The eye cream comes in a sleek black tube with a silver cap and silver-white lettering. The tube is not so pointed as to have issues getting this thicker eye cream out of the tube. This cream has no scent to it that I can tell, which is good news for those who are sensitive to fragrances. The texture is very smooth and silky, with a great slip to it.
This cream absorbs fairly quickly so long I don’t use too much ~ otherwise, I can feel a film of cream under my eyes. This doesn’t bother me too much when I use it at night-time, as I am going to sleep ~ extra product will absorb in to my skin while I sleep ~ but in the morning, be careful you do not, otherwise, your makeup might not adhere to your skin properly and will smear. When I test this on my hand, I can feel the difference where I applied it ~ the skin there is more soft, more supple with a smoothness, whereas the untreated skin feels dry and I can feel the roughness.
You don’t need a lot of this eye cream, start out with a small amount and dot it around your eye, from the outer corners of your eye and around your orbital bone. Do not massage or rub in, as that will tug and stretch the very delicate skin around your eyes ~ gently tap it into your skin ~ that will prevent damaging the skin around your eyes as well as stimulating circulation, bringing blood flow, which will nourish your skin while giving you a healthy glow.
This eye cream is very moisturizing ~ I found that it increased my moisture and oil levels by almost 70%. The fermentation line by Benton is extremely hydrating.
I rarely do pH tests on creamy products, but since Benton claims that the pH level of this essence is 6, you know I had to test that claim out. I found that they probably underestimated their claims, as I found this to be closer to a 5 than a 6 when I did my tests. For those who own this cream, did you get a different result?
This is a really good solid eye cream ~ I have some major laugh lines at the outer corners of my eyes and this cream really softened them and reduced the depth by plumping up the skin around my eyes. It managed to plump up my fine lines and wrinkles without causing major puffiness under my eyes ~ I can get really puffy eyes right under the inner corners of my eyes. This has some really great ingredients that target the delicate skin around my eye area and so long I didn’t get overly zealous with applying it, I didn’t have any issues with my makeup smudging or sliding around my eye area. I really enjoyed this eye cream so much that I have purchased another tube of it, as I want to see what longer term benefits this cream will have around my eye area.
Speaking of purchasing more Benton items, one thing that makes Benton stand out from other K-Beauty brands is their lack of using a ton of preservatives. This can be a good thing for many people who are looking for products that aren’t larded down with chemicals, but the down side of this is that you cannot horde. Most K-Beauty products have a shelf life about three years from their manufacturing date, unopened. However, Benton’s shelf is 18 months, which is 1/2 the time that you would normally expect. If you have Benton products hanging around your home and you think you have more time before using them, check the manufacturing date ~ you may need to start using them now!
Have you tried Benton’s Fermentation series yet? Which item have you tried ~ the essence or eye cream? Or will you purchase this item? Let me know in the comments below ~ I am always interested in my reader’s thoughts 🙂
Where To Purchase
W2Beauty carries the 30 mL Benton Fermentation Eye Cream (click here to purchase) for $26.70 and that includes shipping and free samples! If you want to have the complete collection, W2Beauty also has the First Essence, also for $26.70 (click here to purchase)
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If you are interested in my Benton reviews, I do have categories now and have one for Benton. Check it out ~ it is under my category All About Beauty & Health -> Reviews -> Brands. I am going back and organizing my older reviews and hopefully will get them all in there. One of my lovely IG readers, @carolynslavendergarden, requested that I add that in and I thought it was a fantastic idea 🙂
[ this product was complementary for review purposes ~ all opinions are my own and are unbiased. Blog post contains referral link ]