Thursday, February 26, 2015

Benton Snail Bee Value Set from Memebox Unboxing and Review

This value set was the last purchase I made from Memebox before they stopped shipping from Korea. I have been a big fan of Benton (until recently, which I've explained in my customer service post) and when I saw how great of a deal this whole Snail Bee line was, I just had to buy it!

Let's take a look at the products inside, shall we?

1. Benton Honest Cleansing Foam

This cleansing foam is supposed to restore balance to the skin and prevent moisture from being stripped during washing. The ingredients are decent so I had high hopes for this new cleanser (cosdna analysis of ingredients can be found here - thank you biancardi). Unfortunately it has a very high pH and dried out even my very oily skin. I will finish using it on my makeup brushes so it doesn't break me out.

2. Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin

I think I was most excited to try this toner out of the whole value set. I already love and use the essence, and toners are something that I tend to be on a constant search for. I loved their aloe toner, so this sounded even more promising for my acne-prone skin! The ingredients list is perfect, no acne or sensitive skin triggers (you can view the cosdna analysis here - thank you biancardi). Unfortunately this particular batch of toner has been compromised. Please do not use your toner if it was manufactured on Jan 5, 2015 until further notice! Memebox has issued me a partial refund for this bad product.

3. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence

This is like a holy grail item for me from Benton. This essence it thicker like a serum, has the consistency of a gel and absorbs into my skin very quickly. Snail mucin is like a miracle for my skin - and the rest of the ingredients list is basically perfect like the toner (you can view the cosdna analysis here - thank you biancardi). This essence moisturizes ever so lightly, but also helps clear up my acne, lighten acne scarring and sun spots, and helps even out my skin's complexion.

4. Benton Snail Bee High Content Lotion

This lotion has a nice consistency - not too thick and not too thin - and it absorbs easily into my oily skin. It is not greasy, is perfect for day-time use, and has no scent. Being enchanted by Benton's ingredients of their other products I started using this lotion every morning before checking the ingredients. You may remember if you're a regular reader of my blog, that I am allergic to alcohol - I get a rash and swell if I ingest it, and develop cystic acne if I apply it to my skin. So guess what? I have some nice cysts I'm trying to treat on my face right now. The ingredients of this lotion isn't bad, just not quite as nice compared to the other products I've used (or wanted to use) from Benton and doesn't completely fit the natural image they strive for (you can view the cosdna analysis here - thank you skinandtonics). Needless to say I'm now unable to continue using this product.

5. Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

Learning my lesson from the lotion, I checked the ingredients of the steam cream before I got to opening this one (thankfully I already had a thicker cream to use up before I needed this). Yep, this cream has alcohol too, so it's a no-go for me (you can view the cosdna analysis here - thank you supinengolden).

6. Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack
Aside from the other items in this value set, it also included 5 sheet masks - hooray! I love sheet masks because they deliver a whole lot of goodness to your skin in a little amount of time. Sheet masks are a huge key to my skincare routine and keeping my skin clear and healthy looking. These masks are some of my favorite, with a glowing group of ingredients (you can view the cosdna analysis here - thank you biancardi).

To be completely honest, this value set ended up being a bit of a bust for me - out of six different items, I'm only able to use two. Also, with the continuing growth of less-than-par products coming from Benton, I don't think I'll continue to use their products. I just want to thank Memebox again for being so quick and helpful with my concerns about the bad toner - without your prompt customer service I'd be a lost k-beauty addict!

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  1. I bought this same set from memebox! Thank you for this review- I will have to check out my toner and make sure its not from the contaminated batch! It seems like they are having trouble with there products- it kind of makes me scared to buy from them! But I too really love the essence it works wonders for my skin, and its one of the only things that has lightened my acne scars. #kbeautybloghop

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  2. I also got this set (and the one before it) and absolutely adore the essence. I haven't started using the other products yet as I have so much to go through but hopefully should have no problems with the alcohol content at least as my skin doesn't seem to mind it. I love the masks as well!! Cx


  3. I didn't get this but I do have some Benton snail products and love them!


  4. I almost bought this, but it sold out while I was debating with myself. Kind of glad I skipped with the recent Benton issues. #kbeautybloghop