Korean Skin Care Review : Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence!

That’s a loaded, slightly yucky kind of name for a Korean skincare product.. and there is more to come! I am a Indian and in love with Korean skin care and beauty!

Yes, I have been away and lazy for sometime now. I know I should maintain a regular schedule. Resolutions..resolutions! 😛

Anywhoo.. Today I have set out out to review another raved about Korean skin care brand Benton and its top selling Snail Bee High Content Essence. This product has been doing the round of the international market for a substantial amount of time and I got my hands on it a few months ago. This is a chronically sold out product  and the Holy grail product of many. Lets find out what is all the hoohaa is about.

Ingredients:

Snail Secretion Filtrate (yes, its snail goo), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Arbutin, Human Ogliopeptide-1, Bee Venom, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Laminana Digita Extract, Dios Pyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Extract, Bacilus Ferment, Azelaic Acid, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross Polymer, Adenosine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Arginine

An excellent array of ingredients without water as a base! Yes, that is good. Also the Snail goo is 90% of the product with a unique combination of bee venom.IMG_20160703_153024_HDR

So what does the product claim?

“Benton’s Snail Bee High Content Essence is made for all types of skin, especially for troubled and sensitive skin that is easily irritated by external environment. The product contains 90% of snail secretion extract, bee venom, EGF, aloe, patented substances, and natural preservatives. These extracts are good for skin whitening, anti-wrinkle and moisturizing.”

Review:

An essence mostly used as the third step of the the Korean beauty regime after the double cleanse and toner. If you want to know more about Korean Skincare Routine check out this Korean skincare and how I have been living under a rock

I have used the essence directly after my daily cleansing routine, since I have not been a big fan of the toners I could get in India and my Hada Labo is over now. 😦 (Please let me know if you have any toner suggestions)

The essence is packaged in colored plastic bottle with a pump and is easy to use as the pump dispenses just enough product for a thin layer. Benton’s Snail Bee High Content Essence is clear and gel like in consistency and sinks into the skin almost effortlessly. 😀

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Before I used the product I had concerns with acne or blackheads popping up erratically on my face; this product seems to have a soothing effect on my pollution facing, irritated skin almost immediately. While the essence does not claim any effect on acne, pores etc most users seem to see a difference on these areas from the reviews I have read. I have also seen some brightening of my skin and reduction in blemishes.

As a moisturizer is would be suitable for all skin types however one would need a heavier product for harsh winters.

As a anti wrinkle product I cant say it did much and all I have is a few fine lines.

Over all I really recommend this product for acne, blemishes and overall skin health.

Price: $ 17.00 on cosmetic-love from where I buy most of my Korean skincare products. It is currently sold out but I am sure they will replenish the stock soon and they also have sales on a regular basis!

DO let me know your thoughts on the product in case you have used it or any better alternatives! 🙂

Xoxoxox!

 

Hot Hot Baby! 3 Ways to stay COOL this Summer!

Its hot.. its way too hot and its just the beginning of March 😦

Hellooo friends! I know I have been away for way too long but life took over a bit. However, I am back with some interesting ways to help you keep cool this hot & sweltering (thank god its not humid here) summer! 😛

Cucumbers…

Yes the veggie.. easily available, inexpensive and ultra cooling.

  • Chop it up and add salt, chat masala & lemon juice to taste and  YUM!
  • Slice it, chill it in the freezer and cover your face with it. It helps sooth your skin from sunburn and helps with dark circles too!

Watermelon…

  • Chill the watermelon in the fridge and cut up slices.. Oh.. delicious!
  • Dunk it in the blender with mint and a hint of lemon for a tasty cooler.. 3 cooler recipes here! 😉
  • Watermelon, feta and mint salad.. easy to make and delicious to eat! 😛 😛

Aloe vera…

  • Use fresh (or packaged) aloe gel on your face & body instead of a heavy moisturizer. Keeping the tub in the refrigerator will give you that extra cooling effect.
  • Drink aloevera juice it not only cools you down, but also helps in cleansing your system, maintain a steady weight and increases level of good cholesterol in your body!  Wow!

These are some simple tips which everyone knows but sadly fails to implement. Use them and you will have a serene and cool summer…

Also check out…

3 Fun things to do to enjoy Summer with family…

Its so hot! Lets go to the beach! 😀

Shorts to keep you cool!

Summer is here.. 5 awesome ways to keep it cool from a Goan beach bum! 🙂

Xoxoxoxo!  :*

Korean Skincare Review – COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

If you are a reader of my blog you will know that my last post was about Korean Skin care and how the elaborate steps work. After reading all this stuff I went ahead got a bunch of products to try out – I was itching for it!

In this process I read through multiple blogs and sites to understand my skin’s needs and what products will be good for me. One of the first few full-sized products I purchased is the Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power liquid which I will be reviewing today. This is mainly an acid which will gently exfoliate your skin to remove blackheads, acne and clean pores.

Initially, I was concerned that most of the reviews of this product were from the non-Indian skin type and I did not find even one India based review of the product.

What if it did not work for me or worse made my skin react badly?? :O

However I was so impressed by the results/reviews by other bloggers that I HAD to try this product. Fingers-crossed 😛  Continue reading

Korean skin care & how I have been living under a rock!!!

Where have I been? Why did nobody tell me? 😦 Ok! So I have been gone a few weeks now, I have just recently discovered the wonders of the Korean skin care regime and have been reading up tons of awesome blogs The Wanderlust ProjectSkin and tonics and many more on this intriguing topic!

Now coming back to my question. Why did nobody tell me? Apparently, Korean skin care has been doing the rounds of international markets for a some time now with VERY cute packing and seemingly superb results of flawless & dewy skin.

So for the uninitiated like me (Please God, let there be someone who did not know about this, except ME!). Korean skin care is a exhaustive multi-step process, even writing that was tiring! But I hear that this system is so effective if started in early 20’s that you will be looking like a 20-year-old well into your mid 30’s. Enticing.. isn’t it!

So lets begin, I am breaking this down in the simplest possible manner for my own understanding! Continue reading

Lusting after… Spring summer beauty products

Lusting after... Spring summer beauty products

Floral perfume
victoriassecret.com

Essie nail polish
sleekhair.com

Essie nail polish
target.com

Bobbi brown cosmetic
bergdorfgoodman.com

Lime Crime eye makeup
dollskill.com

NYX lips makeup
gojane.com

Shiny lipstick
thebodyshop.ca

Matte lipstick
modcloth.com