Review Rewritten: Benefit b.right Moisture Prep Toning Lotion

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It’s a common thing with bloggers to go back and to laugh at your earlier posts. Instead of laughing, I cringe rather violently.  I have decided to rewrite my reviews as I feel I can string a sentence better than I previously could.

First up, it’s the Benefit b.right Moisture Prep Toning Lotion. *cracks knuckles* *runs montage*

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They say:

Moisture Prep Toning Lotion smoothes, revitalizes and clarifies, allowing the skin to fully optimize benefits of any moisturizer. Leaves skin hydrated, soft and supple.

I say:

Toners toners toners.  I’ve been reading so many skincare blogs lately that I’m actually beginning to learn something *gasp from the audience*. Whilst I’ve been reading a diverse few, they’re all saying the same thing – I need a toner.  I had been using the Clean and Clear one but in all honesty, a toner priced under £5 isn’t going to actively care and treat my face in the long run, is it?

This is where the Benefit b.right Moisture Prep Toning Lotion steps in.  Aimed at dry, dull skin this lotion claims to hydrate the skin whilst also creating a surface that is ready to receive the benefits of a moisturiser.

Whilst generic toners are watery in appearance and texture, this is true to the name in that it feels like a lotion (but quite milky in appearance).  Sweeping a cotton wool pad of it across the face, I feel no tightness, dryness or stinging.  My face feels smooth and looks healthier.  I find moisturiser doesn’t “sit” on my skin – my face absorbs it faster (which means less time in the morning battling with it!)

All of the Benefit b.right skincare line is aimed at “brightening” up dull skin. This particular product counts meadowsweet extract, oat, aloe and yeast as it’s star players in this game of skincare.  But what they do?

  • Meadowsweet: anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant
  • Oat: provides moisture
  • Aloe (love this multi tasker!): general soother of skin irritations
  • Yeast: moisturises, helps encourage collagen synthesis

As this is a hydrating toner, I would recommend it to my dry skinned friends.  To my oily friends; I know you need moisture just as much as us but I would perhaps say pick up a smaller bottle of this to try before you commit to a big bottle. 

I currently have £10 worth of Debenhams points at the time of writing which I may put towards a big bottle of this (or even towards another one of the small Benefit sets).  I doubt I could go back to a simple off the shelf toner; I could even repurchase the Clinique one guilt free now (thanks skincare bloggers!)

This is priced at £24.50 which can either be a) extortionately eye watering expensive or b) an investment in your skin.  Now I’m in my twenties (*sob*) I’m going to say… b).

What’s your favourite toner? Do you use one?

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May 7, 2013
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