Finally, an addition to Benton's much loved Tea Tree family! 🥰 I've enjoyed both the Cleansing Water and Mist, so I was stoked to see this launch! but due to COVID-19 shipment delays, this baby only arrived about a week ago, which means this is just a detailed first impressions ! 🥺🙏🏼
✍️ received from @bentoncosmetic in exchange for an honest review! 💕 thank you! ☺️ all thoughts/opinions are my own.
📥 PRICE / ML?
NP: ₩17,000 / 30ml
🔬 NOTABLE INGREDIENTS?
80% tea tree extracts, betaine (an amino acid derived from sugar of beet), dipotassium glycyrrhizate (licorice).
💉 PH LEVEL?
~5-6 (at-home pH strips test)
"a mild, hypoallergenic serum of slightly acidic pH that helps to develop skin's natural strength. contains a large amount of tea tree and botanical ingredients that are excellent for soothing, giving immediate calming effect to skin. also helps to control oil-water balance of oily, troubled and sensitive skin."
transparent, airless eco-pump container made of only flexible resin PP material w/o spring (easier to recycle!), with a pin that blocks the inlet of the pump (less risk of leakage!) and a matte white cap. the outer packaging is also made of 100% sugar cane and printed with soy ink.
📆 PAO (Period After Opening)?
clear, watery texture. absorbs into skin easily with no stickiness and provides a light, moisturising finish.
💆 STEP IN ROUTINE?
after toner or mist.
🗣️ OVERALL VERDICT?
again, it's only been a week+ so no overall score yet, but guys... I LOVE the innovative packaging and how skin-friendly this baby is! 🥺 with a clean INCI list and refreshing finish on the skin, I really don't have anything to complain about. extra kudos to the Benton team for their eco-friendly design efforts! ♻️
so far, my skin has vibing well with this, as it layers well over mists, and under both gel and cream moisturizers (sunscreen too!) so it's just a solid lightweight tea tree serum. I've yet to see long-term results but it's close to a 5/5 for me atm! 😬💚