Benefit: Facial Emulsion & Eye Cream

by jessconatser on March 28, 2011

I’ve been a fan of Benefit Cosmetics for almost (dare I say… 15 years?) So when I received their new Skin Care line from their PR team, I was really excited. However, what I failed to realize is that my skin has become very picky. While I know that the products are good, they haven’t come out with something for my freakishly dry skin, so I handed over the new system to Jessica Conatser who’s quite a bit younger (in her early 20’s) and has a different skin type. Here’s her review! ~Jennine


I’ve had issues with finding a daily facial moisturizer that isn’t too heavy for my skin type, especially if it also has spf. I have the type of skin that is combination (a bit oily around my t zone and dry elsewhere) but also very sensitive. I love skin care so I’ve tried various methods from various brands mostly all on recommendations from friends with beautiful, glowing and zit free faces. However, just because one method works for them, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for me too.

This is an important step in daily primping… I hate to skip moisturizing, we all know how bad that can be for wrinkles and such that the life long aging process inevitably brings about. Depending on the season, like say summer, I can get away with a moisturizing primer, but that’s just not cutting it lately. I’ve had my eyes and ears peeled for a solution. I ended up receiving some Benefit products from Jennine: Triple Performing oil-free Facial Emulsion with spf 15 pa ++ and It’s Potent! Eye Cream. The packaging is pretty cool and the product smelled nice, so I thought why not?

So, this morning after cleansing and toning, I took the plunge. Used the eye cream and at this moment in my 21 years of life I don’t have an issue with dark circles (just yet) so it seemed sufficient – not too heavy as is important due to the thin layer of skin. Next, I added the facial moisturizer with spf. My mother always told me that even if it’s cold or even if the clouds are out make sure to protect your facial skin with spf, adding something like you’ll thank me when you’re older… Amazingly enough, the moisturizer, after adding my primer and makeup, wasn’t too heavy for my skin type. I’m pleasantly pleased because not only did I protect my skin from UV rays, but I also moisturized with out clogging my pores! Hooray!

I’m glad I found this product with warmer weather and tons of sun swiftly approaching. Hopefully it will continue to make the cut (fingers crossed).


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bella vintage March 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

ok those bottles are even cute and reusable!
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Hayley March 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I *love* the packaging of these - it might sound shallow, but its the first thing you notice about a product! My skin is incredibly sensitive though so I stick to my trusty Liz Earle collection
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Jessie March 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

never heard of this! thanks for the info.
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Blah Blah Becky March 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I love the packaging too, so retro and so glam!

Personally I adore Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer. I think my skin would just dry up and peel off like one big mask without it, seriously! (Ok, not seriously.)
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Pam @over50feeling40 March 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Potent Eye Cream is good no matter what your age is!!! Thanks for the review…
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Marissa March 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I saw the new skincare in a Sephora email, and I’m tempted to buy it just for the packaging. Ridiculous - I know. Glad to know the products are good on the same type of skin I have.
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