Hey all! Back at it again with another toner review. As most of us know, toners are incredibly important for our skin, often being cited as one of the only three steps you absolutely need in a routine. (The others being moisturizer and sunscreen). Other than balancing our skin’s pH level and allowing the next products to become more effective, the vast array of choices from thick to watery or pump to pad make choosing a toner very difficult indeed. In your decision, you may consider Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner. I have reviewed dearKlairs Supple Preparation Toner, and I loved it. How does the Benton Toner stack up?
On Sokoglam the toner claims that “Packed with skin-benefiting ingredients such as aloe and salicylic acid, this toner hydrates and preps your skin to help with the absorption of skincare products in the next step in your routine.” The aloe is meant to soothe and moisturize, and the salicylic acid is for exfoliating, reducing sebum, and containing anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, the surprise snail mucin is meant to remoisturize the skin. Quite practical and to the point if you ask me.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Aqua(Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Beta-Glucan, Polyglutamic Acid, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Salicylic Acid, Althaea Rosea Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arginine, Pentylene Glycol, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum
Overall these ingredients are looking very worthwhile with no alcohol in sight. With the main ingredient being Aloe water, I feel very good about these ingredients already. According to the Yesstyle website, this product contains very little water which is both good and bad. Good, We don’t have very much water. Bad, there is even less of the following ingredients. Granted, you don’t need a ton of the following ingredients to really make this product work. A light dose of Salicylic Acid will safely exfoliate and aide in acne prevention if the toner is used daily. As for the Snail Mucin, I’m mildly disappointed in the lack of this wondrous ingredient but hey it’s not advertised as the snail toner.
In the EWG terms, this product only contains two ingredients of concern. and one of them is Salicylic Acid, which we love. Arginine mainly is used as an antioxidant for the skin to speed up collagen processes. I have seen little to no negative effects when used on the skin. In fact, I know that Arginine is a pivotal ingredient in several protein shakes, as it can heal wounds and muscles. As a whole, I would deem this ingredient list to be quite safe, clean, and practical.
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So far I’ve been really enjoying this toner. It’s light and watery but it definitely holds moisture in the skin. Right after you apply the toner the skin is slightly sticky, but the stickiness quickly goes away. The toner is also slightly acidic and therefore keeps the pH levels balanced which is one of the central jobs of a toner. In terms of exfoliation and acne prevention, I haven’t seen any noticeable results, but my skin is noticeably softer after using the product. The product has no noticeable synthetic fragrance so I would recommend this toner if you’re sensitive to that kind of stuff. So far I’ve really been loving this toner. It’s a great, budget-friendly choice that is very effective and chock full of nutrients and goodness for your skin. I will definitely be repurchasing this item for both me and as gifts for people I care about.
Pros and Cons:
- budget friendly
- effective toner
- nice, hygienic pump
- no fragrance
- doesn’t break me out
- absorbs quickly
- no drastic change in skin texture, brightness, etc.
Who Should Use:
Given the lightness of the toner, I would say that anyone who wants to use this budget-friendly toner can definitely use it. I think this would be an especially great option for oily skinned or my fellow combo skinned people out here given the component of the salicylic acid. Still, I wouldn’t discount the Benton Aloe toner as an option for dry skinned people, because I still think this toner is quite moisturizing. With all skin types (especially dry), I would definitely recommend using a cream after. If you have normal skin, this toner would also keep your skin’s pH level in check with no problem. Basically, anyone can use this toner but I strongly believe the combination skin people out here will very much appreciate the watery texture of the toner and the moisture it provides.
I would give this toner 4.5 stars. I definitely want to buy it again but I’m still on the search for the toner that will change my life. I do know, however, that almost anyone and everyone will enjoy the simplicity and effectiveness in this toner. Definitely a steal worth buying.
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