If you’ve ever been in the market for snail-based skincare, I can bet that one of the first few products you’d think of is this one. Still regarded as one of BENTON’s best-sellers, the Snail Bee High Content Essence is said to contain a whopping 90% of snail mucin, so if you’re curious about the ingredient hype, this is definitely one to consider. And don’t worry; no snails or bees are harmed or killed in the making of this essence!
Skin Protection / Nutrition Supply / Skin Vitality Improvement / Skin Barrier Improvement
The BENTON Snail Bee High Content Essence is tested under dermatological control. Snail Secretion Filtrate, Bee Venom, sh-Oligopeptide-1, and various botanical extracts are used to help improve your complexion. In a nutshell, this essence helps to keep your skin hydrated and smooth by moisturising and brightening the skin for younger-looking, radiant skin.
Aqua(Water), Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, sh-Oligopeptide-1, Bee Venom, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Bark Extract, Althaea Rosea Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Pentylene Glycol, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Arginine.
- Snail Secretion Filtrate (90%): Wonder beauty ingredient that contains skin-friendly antioxidants, proteins, elastin, and glycolic acids. It helps to repair photo damage and is especially helpful for blemish-prone, uneven skin tone and post-blemish scarring.
- Glycerin: An unsung hero available in many skin care formulations; it is a humectant which primarily serves to hydrate skin and aid in moisture retention.
- Niacinamide: A form of Vitamin B3 that aids in boosting collagen production and in turn strengthening the skin’s natural lipid barrier. Overtime, may also provide brightening and anti-aging benefits as well as reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Extract: Best known to be cooling and soothing, and helps to heal wounds and/or inflamed skin. Also has antioxidant properties so provides antioxidant benefits. Consists of 99.5% water.
- sh-Oligopeptide-1: Plays a role in the production of collagen and elastin, hence aids in skin regeneration to replace damaged or dead skin.
- Bee Venom: A peptide found in bee venom that can assist in collagen production and contains beneficial enzymes.
60ml / 2.02 fl. oz.
24 months from manufacture date
PAO (PERIOD AFTER OPENING):
Sturdy matte dark brown translucent plastic bottle with a black pump and clear, plastic cap. Outer box is made of eco-friendly cardboard, and there should be a hologram sticker on top of the box to check for authenticity.
Claims to be unscented (no artificial fragrance nor essential oils) and indeed, my sensitive nose does not detect much at all – yay!
Clear viscous gel consistency which melts into a watery texture once spread onto the skin. Leaves a light, mostly matte, hydrating finish with a slight tackiness which fortunately, doesn’t feel uncomfortable at all.
STEP IN ROUTINE:
After toner, before moisturiser.
HOW TO USE:
Pump 1-2 times and take an appropriate amount of essence. Then, spread the essence evenly onto your face and gently tap into skin to enhance absorption.
MY SKIN TYPE:
Sensitive (prone to redness and irritation), combination-dry, acne-prone and dehydrated.
I’ve been using the BENTON Snail Bee High Content Essence for a few months now, and this is great for those suffering from sensitive skin issues! While I do think its normal retail price is a tad pricey for its 60ml volume, you actually don’t need to use much product each time so it lasts for a reasonable time period. I love how soothed and moisturised my skin feels every time I use this essence, and it’s definitely a product I’d love to keep in my skin care arsenal for days when I don’t want to worry about potentially irritating my skin because obviously, with its note-worthy ingredient list and formulation, it does just the opposite!
In terms of brightening, I didn’t notice an immediate huge improvement in my pigmentation/acne scars, but I think it does help as a booster to quicken the process when used in conjunction with more potent ingredients such as Vitamin C. Although, I have noticed that this essence helps to calm down my skin when it’s plagued with skin irritation and inflamed acne, so that’s great considering these are my main skin concerns. In conclusion, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary – what works for me may not work for you), but this is definitely a product worth giving a try in my honest opinion.