Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Gel Review
Centella Asiatica is the superstar of many Korean beauty products, especially those designed for acne-prone and irritated skin. I’ve had many different treatments with that as either a main or a support ingredient (reviews here), and now I own the Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Gel. I’ve had a fantastic time with the sheet masks from the same series (review here) and generally try to keep some centella products on hand “in case of emergency”. The emergency being a breakout, redness, or an extraction session that went a bit too far.
The gel is recommended for people with the following skin conditions:
Uneven skin tone
Poor oil-water balance
The gel has a mildly acidic pH (6) that mimics the pH of healthy, balanced skin. It contains 80% centella asiatica extract (plus centella derivatives - asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid) to calm and hydrate the skin, tea tree leaf extract, and healing herbs like portulaca oleracea. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and damaged skin, and doesn’t use any drying alcohols, parabens, or other controversial ingredients. It is clinically tested and found to be non-irritating. The gel is clear and has no scent.
How to use:
Cleanse and use toner
Apply the gel to the skin, gently pat in to aid absorption
Finish with lotion or cream, if desired
The gel can also be applied to the especially irritated areas before using the Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack for a more intensive treatment.
I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry-to-normal everything else. I’m very fair (with freckles!), so any irritation immediately makes me look red. And while my skin isn’t really acne prone, I still get some breakouts, plus I’ve been guilty of occasionally extracting blackheads (which, again, makes my very fair skin look red).
This gel has been absolutely fantastic in terms of quickly soothing irritation and reducing redness. I typically apply it before bed, simply because that’s when I might notice a breakout or do a bit of extraction. I wake up with barely a trace of pink on the areas that were red and inflamed before the gel. I’ve used it in the mornings as well with great results. It gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave any stickiness behind. A huge plus is that Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Gel can be used even on broken skin; I would consider a freshly popped pimple “broken skin” for sure. Now, should we even pop pimples? Most experts would say no! But do we still do it sometimes? I’m guilty of that, yes. I’m not perfect and I fully admit that.
I think the Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Gel would be perfect for anyone who has ongoing redness and breakout issues, as well as people like myself who only need its benefits occasionally. You can read my other Benton reviews here.
I bought this product on 0.8L
Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Gel ingredients: Centella Asiatica Extract (80%), Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Gluconate, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, Sucrose Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol