Benton Deep Green Tea Toner and Lotion Review
Updated: Oct 27, 2020
Summer is coming (eventually, I think). We’ve had insane weather - a record-setting cold winter, record-setting flooding that devastated the Midwest, and one week we’ve had warm days and hail. Yes, in the same week. But summer will be here, so it’s time to start planning your skincare for the warm weather.
I have combination skin with an oily t zone and dry-to-normal everything else. I’m prone to pigmentation (freckles).
Benton has been on my radar for some time. Everything I’ve tried has worked great for me, plus I enjoy their non toxic ingredients. This time I got my hands on the Benton Deep Green Tea Toner (sold on* eBay, Amazon and YesStyle) and Benton Deep Green Tea Lotion (also sold on eBay, Amazon and YesStyle).
The toner is 53% green tea. It hydrates and soothes and will suit all skin types. The product is very light, gets absorbed easily and doesn’t leave a sticky/oily residue. The consistency is that of water.
How to use (toner):
Apply to a clean face (I use my hands but you may use a cotton disc if you wish)
Pat in to aid absorption
Follow with the rest of your routine
The lotion is 50% green tea and its derivatives. It gently hydrates and supports a healthy oil-water balance (especially important during the summer). If I don’t hydrate my skin enough, it overcompensates by producing extra oil in the t zone. The lotion has a delicate texture that gets absorbed easily and quickly. Again, there is no stickiness. My skin feels soft and velvety after application.
The only thing I dislike about the lotion is the packaging. In a sadly typical Korean beauty fashion, the product comes in a bottle with a small hole at the top and needs to be shaken out. I prefer pump dispensers, but oh well. Since the lotion is pretty liquid, it comes out easily enough.
How to use (lotion):
Apply after toner and/or essences
Gently pat into the skin
Follow with sunscreen (morning) or cream, if desired (night)
Both products contain centella asiatica extract which is great for calming the skin and healing breakouts and irritations.
I’ve tested these two treatments separately (as part of a routine with other brands) and together. They work well both ways and are perfect for the Spring and Summer. Those with combination and oily skin will likely enjoy them all year long. I use them mainly in the mornings, but they are also suitable for evenings.
My skin is hydrated and soft but not oily/sticky. Makeup goes on quite well and there’s no shine in the t-zone the entire day. The products barely have any scent and thus can be easily shared with a partner. Overall, I’m quite pleased.
I bought these products on 0.8L
Benton Deep Green Tea Toner ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water(50%), Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Root Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Betaine
Benton Deep Green Tea Lotion ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water (50%), Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Root Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Betaine, Arginine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum