I was having a nosey round the Benefit concession in Boots one day, looking for an eye cream and mentally having a bit of a moan about the price of their skin care range verses my monthly wage, when the lovely sale assistant pointed me towards the travel pack of sample sized products from their ‘b.Radiant’ range. The pack included:
Triple performance facial emulsion – 8.9ml,
Moisture prep toning lotion – 8.9ml,
Foamingly clean facial wash – 8.9g,
Refined finish facial polish – 8.9g,
Total moisture facial cream – 3.0g,
It’s potent eye cream – 3.0g
The packaging, like most of Benefit products, is super cute and it looks refreshing and, well…clean if that makes sense. Even the sample sizes like these ones come in glass jars and bottles (except the shower stuff). I’ve heard a lot of people say that Benefit products are sold on their packaging rather than what’s inside, so I was hoping for good results with this range
First of all they are travel sizes so bare in mind you will only get a few go’s with each, sometimes that’s enough to know if a product is worth paying for, other times you need to use it for a certain amount of time before seeing a noticeable difference. Seen as this is there b.Radiant range I thought to get the over all radiant look that you’d probably have to use the product a few times.
This was fine with me with the facial emulsion, eye cream and face cream as admittedly I still have small amounts left of. However the face wash and polish were gone within 2 trips in the shower, and I didn’t really notice too much of a difference.
I should mention that my skin type is a combination of normal and a bit oily. I don’t tend to suffer too badly with my skin (thank god), except from time to time I get those angry under the skin spots/lumps, mainly on my forehead and round the chin area.
The triple performance facial emulsion is my favourite of the pack, the name however made me feel a bit hesitant. I expected it to make my face quite look shiny and glossy (imagine Dulux brilliant white paint)…but it didn’t. It soaked into the skin nicely and left a nice dewy look, which was easy to apply make up over.
Total moisture facial cream was next in line, as it was light and didn’t leave any residue behind. A close runner up for 2nd place is the ‘It’s potent’ eye cream, the sales assistant told me that the eye cream was a blend of two of their previous creams, which sounded promising, but I didn’t really see a real noticeable difference from a cheaper high street eye cream I’d been trying out.
The slow runners were definitely the face polish and the wash. Maybe if I had bought the full size and carried on using them, I would have seen a better result, however I just didn’t feel the urge to invest in them. The initial washing of may face with them was pleasurable and the smell is nothing to be sniffed at (geddit?!…I kill myself) and my face DID feel clean after, but there just wasn’t that pull there to keep me re-purchasing either of them.
In last place was the toner…now as I’ve said before I have pretty sensitive eyes, so I should have taken this into consideration when slapping this on my mooey, but alas I did not! It stung my eye soooooo bad, and as I’m (shamefully, I always forget) not much of a toner user anyway, I completely abandoned the idea of trying this again. I’ll probably find it rolling round the bottom of my make up case, and give it another go one day!
Over all the value for this 6 piece set is great, but I don’t think apart from the face emulsion, that any of the products are that memorable, I was really hoping to love everything, and want to rush out an buy it, but as I said before, the urge just isn’t there!