Looking for a spot cream to zap away those pesky zits? Well, here’s a hot take on a couple of K-Beauty choices from Benton and Jumiso that aim to do exactly that! With the added benefit of key comparisons in true Battle* format, of course.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION / INGREDIENTS:
Benton’s Spot Cream is formulated with 42% centella asiatica extract, 10% calamine, tea tree and peppermint, which help to actively soothe sensitive and irritated skin. Calamine powder also cares for oil-water balance and excessive sebum secretion. This easily absorbed pink spot cream cares for stressed spots, leaving skin healthy and clear. It can also be used for the whole face.
Healthy recipe with naturally derived ingredients. Free of volatile alcohol, PEGs, silicones and other controversial ingredients. Dermatologically tested.
Centella Asiatica Extract(42%), Aqua (Water), Calamine(10%), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Propanediol, Sodium Gluconate, Oleanolic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sucrose Stearate, Xanthan Gum.
Nothing is gained without pain. AC Cure cream with Phytosilica may produce a stinging sensation during use. This sensation is attributed to the process of phytosilica, a botanical ingredient-based silica, which penetrates deep into the skin to effectively deliver active ingredients namely tea tree, centella and niacinamide. Simply enjoy the momentary discomfort for a clear and clean complexion.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, 1,2-Hexandiol, Polyglutamic acid, Methionine, Serine, Histidine, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Tocopherol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspida-turn Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCI, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Bacopa Monniera Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Octanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Artemisia Princeps Extract, Belamcanda Chinensis Root Extract, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Dimethyl Sulfone, Adenosine, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Extract, Alcohol, Dryopteris Filix-Mas Root Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP, PEG-10 Rapeseed terol, Dipro-pylene Glycol, Glycereth-20, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.
- Both contain 15g of product.
- Both are packaged in a lightweight, travel-friendly opaque tube with a screw cap and fine-tipped nozzle dispenser.
- Both are to be used in the final step of a skincare routine.
- Both contain centella asiatica extract and tea tree oil as their main ingredients.
- Both creams have a pinkish hue, lightweight texture and absorb easily into the skin with minimal residue.
- Both have a mild-moderate herbal scent, with noticeable tea tree notes.
|BENTON GOODBYE REDNESS CENTELLA SPOT CREAM||JUMISO AC CURE NO PAIN NO GAIN SPOT CREAM|
|Contains calamine and peppermint oil as other main ingredients.||Contains phytosilica and niacinamide as other main ingredients.|
|Free of volatile alcohols.||Contains volatile alcohol: Alcohol is listed near bottom of ingredients.|
|Does not contain salicylic acid.||Contains salicylic acid.|
|Can be used both on small areas of the face and also larger areas - even the whole face!||NOT advisable to be used on large areas of the face — please stick to carefully spot treating pimples only!|
|Does not cause any stinging sensations.||High possibility of causing pinprick-like, stinging sensations.|
|Works best as a soothing cream over irritated areas of skin (eg. SOS for chemical burns or picked pimples) but does work alright as a spot treatment, albeit taking a longer-than-desired time period.||Works best as a spot treatment due to the phytosilica working as a microneedle, but does take time, depending on the spot severity. Never to be used as a soothing cream.|
|Shorter ingredients list — less risk, better for sensitive skin types.||Longer ingredients list.|
SO... WHO WINS?
Overall, if I were to choose, I’d definitely pick Jumiso’s AC Cure No Pain No Gain Spot Cream. While Benton’s Spot Cream is a sensitive skin sufferer’s dream as it has the ability to soothe inflamed acne and large areas of irritation, if I were looking for a spot treatment to purely target my pimples, Jumiso definitely takes the cake!
In fact, I’ve written a full review here illustrating just how effective the spot cream is. Take a look, if you’re curious.