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Benton PHA Peeling Gel Review

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

The veterans of Korean skincare already know all about peeling gels. If you are new - regular and gentle exfoliation is very important. It removes dead skin cells without damaging the deeper layers. Even the best luxury skincare will have a hard time reaching its target if it has to sit on top of layers of poorly exfoliated debris. Peeling gels is a special category of exfoliating products that blew my mind after the very first use years ago. And I am still amazed after every application. 

I always have at least one peeling gel in my arsenal. I’m currently using Benton PHA Peeling Gel. I fell in love with the brand right away - all of their products work so well for me (at least the ones I’ve tried). You can read more #Benton reviews by clicking on that hashtag. This gel is sold on* eBay, Amazon, and YesStyle.

In addition to cellulose (which is what’s causing the amazing pilling), this gel also contains hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and even chrysanthemum extract.

And now a bit about PHA. I recently discussed them in my video about acids. I’m not a big fan of exfoliating acids in high concentrations. PHA is a milder subtype of AHA (with larger molecular size). It is sometimes referred to as “third generation acid”. PHAs are effective yet non drying. This Benton peeling gel combines the benefits of PHA with the mild exfoliation brought on by the pilling cellulose.

How to use:

  1. Apply to clean, dry face with clean, dry hands

  2. Carefully massage (enjoy the fun pilling action)

  3. Rinse with water

  4. Continue with the rest of your routine 

I like to follow this with #Toner and then a good #Sheetmask - the skin is very receptive to absorbing other treatments after a good exfoliation. 

This peeling gel can be used 1-2 times per week (listen to your skin). 

My impressions: 

Of course, Benton didn’t disappoint. I’m not even surprised. This a wonderful, effective peeling gel. The skin becomes soft and smooth right away. Not much else to say other than it's worth a try. 

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