Benefit Cosmetics fans would have noticed this new display at the Benefit Cosmetics’ counter. You would also have read all the rumblings internationally about the launch of the new Benefit b.right Radiant skincare which is Benefit’s first skincare line. Its been available here for about a month so far.
Do you want a dimmer switch on radiant skin? I wouldn’t! Let it shine baybeh!
Anyway, I was offered some little samples of 3 products to try which I did over the course of a week or so and I will quickly have my thoughts on them below. Before that however, I must confess to really liking the faux cork look of the caps used in the packaging. It looks so olde worlde and harkens back to a time when cosmetics probably did come in bottles and tubs stoppered with cork.
I will however, have to note that the packaging of some of the products, although very lovely and whimsical, just like the makeup, tends to be a little impractical. The primary impracticality is with the lotions which come in lovely bottles. The problem however is that the lotions are a not liquid like the cleanser so it is quite a pain to get it out of the bottle in a proper amount for use each time. The sample bottles were mini versions of the full sizes so perhaps the small opening might have something to do with it. But I always prefer a squeeze tube or pump dispenser for lotions. It allows you dispense the right amount and there is less wastage. [Update: Apparently full size bottles come with a pump hence this rant maybe for naught]
Now we’ve gotten that out of the way, let me tell you quickly what I think about the Foamingly Clean Facial Wash, Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF15 and Its Potent! Eye Cream.
Benefit B.Right Foamingly Clean Facial Wash RM90/127.5g
This is a rather thick cream when squeezed out but lathers up very nicely and feels very lovely on my skin. I like the scent which is fresh but grounded, if that makes sense. Its a nice facial wash to use in the mornings and it leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped. I like using this one with the Clarisonic Mia the few times I tried. I reckon its worth taking a look at.
Benefit B.Right Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF15 PA++ RM120/50.3ml
This is the day moisturizer which comes in a bottle, hence my complaints about packaging above. I had to shake it out – it does not pour out readily, and the amount dispensed each time is quite different. A pump or squeeze tube will ensure more consistent amounts. As it had SPF I only used it in the day and its not too bad. Its not heavy nor oily and there is a light scent. The SPF is insufficient here in the tropics, so I always top up with another sunscreen. My sample lasted me slightly over a week, so I can’t tell the long term benefits but in the short term, it felt quite nice on the skin in the day.
Benefit B.Right Its Potent! Eye Cream RM135/14.2g
The thing about eye creams is that I never quite know what to look out for. The cream is light but creamy and I used the sample day and night. It was not oily which I appreciated, and it did make the skin around my eye area look more moisturized as opposed to not using anything. But with just a week to gauge, I can’t tell its long term benefits either.
If you have used any of the Benefit B.Right skincare line, I would love to hear your thoughts on them. Or perhaps you have sampled products different from what I have – please share your thoughts too. As for me, I can’t quite tell off hand if I like them or not even after a week. The foaming cleanser is nice, that I can say off hand, but I’m a little ambivalent about the other two. I have heard some good things about the Refined Finish scrub so do share if its something you have used/tried
Benefit B.Right Radiant Skincare is available at all Benefit Cosmetics counters
About Just Sampling: Occasionally I receive a product for review that comes in a sample size sachet or pot, or I obtain a sample sachet from the cosmetics counters. I use it at most 2-3 times or a week so I can’t tell you if its really good or if in the long term I’d hate it or love it. So “Just Sampling” is quite self-explanatory in this regard. I will only talk about texture and first impressions of the product and there will be no pros and cons nor details. You get a “sample” of a full review as it were