When it comes to toners, I can never have too many. So when @bentoncosmetic held an event for their new Cacao Moist and Mild Toner, I signed up immediately and was lucky enough to be sent this toner for review purposes.
🌸Some key ingredients include both cacao and cacao seed extract, as well as sodium hyaluronate and willow bark extract. As the first ingredient listed, cacao extract has the benefits of being high in antioxidants as well as minerals and vitamin C and also providing hydration to improve the skin’s complexion. I also like the inclusion of sodium hyaluronate which has a lower molecular size that allows for deeper penetration into the skin and willow bark extract which is an ingredient used to help those with oily and acne prone skin.
🌸As for the texture of the toner, it is very lightweight and watery. It pretty much absorbs immediately into my skin without leaving it feeling sticky. I really love how my skin feels hydrated and plump after applying this toner and it’s perfect for doing multiple layers.
🌸This toner has virtually no scent and is free of any artificial fragrance or alcohol. I know a lot of people tend to avoid toners with alcohol in them, so this would be a good option for those looking for something that is alcohol free.
🌸One of the ways that I test if a toner is moisturizing is that I will apply just the toner right after cleansing my face and wait to see how long till my skin starts to feel tight or dry. Surprisingly my skin felt well balanced and hydrated for a good amount of time. I felt comfortable using the toner, an essence and a cream for most days esp if I layered the toner. Overall, I’ve been loving this toner and can see myself using it all year round!