Hi Girlies <3 So Sephora was giving out Benefit's new skin care samples for the VIBs and I can't believe I totally missed out! I read the email talking about this opportunity and then simply forgot about it!! Ugh how can I be more stupid, right??!!! I've been wanting to try them for the longest time and lost the chance like that :(. However, not too long after, I found this cute set at Macy's by accident. I think I was going to the gym at my mall or something and they just caught my eye :D. This set includes an exfoliator, a cream, and an emulsion and it was only $12. I wanted to try their cleanser, too, but I guess these are good for now.
|Refined Finish Facial Polish, Total moisture Facial Cream, Triple Performing Facial Emulsion|
here are the sample size products that I purchased(above),
the full size looks like this (below) :
packaging is too pretty to pass up, right?
I used all three products for a couple of weeks now, and I'm sooo sad to say that I'm a bit disappointed :(. I love Benefit and they are decent skin care products for sure, but not as good as what I've tried currently (Origins, SK-II, O HUI, Lush, EM, etc).
1. B. Right Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF 15 PA++
I think this is good day time moisturizer. It's light weight with a watery consistency and contains SPF 15 (not much, but better than none!). Easy to spread out and makes the skin soft and healthy. I don't know if the "exclusive tri-radiance complex" really helps like Benefit claims, but I can say it does a pretty good job on hydrating the skin without making it greasy. But again, I don't think it is anything special. My Origins 'Make a Difference' can do the same or better job in so many ways. What really turns me off is the scent tho - It's like a cucumber kind of scent - not the real cucumber, but like one of those Dove Go Fresh cucumber kind of scent, but worse. I think it's very strong in a bad way and don't know why Benefit would choose something like this :(. Overall : 3/5
2. B. Right Total Moisture Facial Cream
This is my favorite among the three. It's a very thick but smooth cream that really helps the driest areas. I only use a tiny tiny bit tho, because even a pea size amount can be too much (I have combination skin). The scent is the same with the emulsion. Really disappointing :(. I wouldn't recommend it to the people who have oily skin, since the moisturizer can make the face very shiny. Overall : 3.5/5
3. B. Right Refined Finish Facial Polish
One word to describe this scrub - HARSH. It hurts my face and I wouldn't repurchase this in any condition. After washing it off, the face feels really clean, tho. I also believe it's supposed to brighten the complexion as well, but I don't see my face getting any brighter. If I were to spend money on a scrub, I would recommend Origins' Modern Friction (great for brightening) or St. Ives instead. *all of these products share the same scent* Overall 2/5
so that was it for today- Hope you have a great week :D