Monday, 8 September 2014

Samples #4: Benefit Mini's


Obviously going on holiday can be a little...err...challenging(?) for those of us with a huge cosmetic obsession. Most airlines only give you a teeny tiny weight restriction of 20kg (some are actually 15kg), which is a little tricky to work with. Don't they ever consider how many lotions and potions we have to be applied to our bodies daily? Or understand the fact that I use dramatically different things on my face from evening to morning, and depending on how my skin is sometimes I can change my whole skin care routine halfway through the week! Oh, whats that about that hugeeeee box of sample sized products that I never seem to even glance at normally? 

I decided to try these two on holiday as there really is no end to my love of Benefit. However, believe it or not apart from It's Potent Eye Cream I actually hadn't tried any of Benefit's skincare range up until now. These two cutie patootay bottles of skin care goodness were just the perfect size to take on my travels with me; the hard part was crossing my fingers and hoping I actually liked them. The truth is yes, I very much did like them. 

Foamingly Clean Facial Wash: This is just a nice, good old-fashioned foaming cleanser. It kind of reminds me of something I used back in high school when my skin was even oilier than it is now. You basically scrub this all over your face with water and then rinse off. It's literally that simple. I would say that this probably would be something to steer clear of if you have dry skin as it does leave my skin a little drier than my normal cleansing balm, but this is actually a good thing for me as I'd been using sunscreen on my face all week so I wanted to use something that would get rid of any residue and stop me breaking out. It definitely is a one step cleanser as there was not a scrap of make up left on my face after rinsing this off. I also checked to make sure that alcohol wasn't high on the ingredients list; its not! Oh and don't get this in your eyes because it will sting.

Refined Finish Facial Polish: This was rather lovely. Unlike the facial exfoliants I normally use the grains in this were absolutely tiny and didn't feel 'scratchy' or harsh on my face at all. After using this my skin was soft, smooth and my pores also seemed a little smaller. The product contains natural clay and seaweed extract, which I think are supposed to be good for oily skin as they both draw out impurities. Well it didn't exactly blow me away, but it definitely does what it says on the tin, and yes my face did look better with regular use. 

So as you can see the products do work as well as they claim, and at the end of the week my skin did look better as a result of using both of these. However, as they aren't quite miracle products I'm not sure whether I would purchase the full sizes as they are quite expensive in terms of what they actually do for my skin. I shall think about it though...

Do any of you use these? What do you think of them ?


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11 comments

  1. I've never really used any Benefit products just because they're so expensive. Glad they worked for you :)

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    1. They are lovely but tbh you could probably get something just as good for half the price ! Xxxxx

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  2. I've never tried Benefit before, but you have made me really curious to try that Refined Finish Facial Polish! I may have to give it a try. :)

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    1. It's lovely product Hun! Let me know what you think :) xxxx

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  3. I've always been quite careful with those high end products, because yeah the price indeed IS quite high but at the end, I often read that the resultst aren't that breathtaking.
    Nice post, Greets! Elena xx
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    1. Yeah that is true I guess! So hard to decide though haha :) xxxx

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  4. Never tried Benefit skincare before I don't think…I'm sure I tried the moisturiser a sample and I quite liked it. I really want to try the new SPF they brought out I really like the packaging too :) the foaming cleanser sounds nice too :) Xx

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    1. I wante the SPF for my holiday but I completely forgot! The new serum looks good :) xxx

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  5. These seem great. :)

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  6. Seems like a good product, traveling with face stuff is always so irritating! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
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    Annie
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  7. Oooh I'm so glad that these actually work, been tempted to buy them for a while! :)

    Layla xx

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