I’m so particular about my eye creams that I find it difficult to curate the best ones for Buttermilk Skincare that satisfy my high standards, and of course our customers! As I inherited my dad’s dark circles, it’s crucial that an eye cream doesn’t just hydrate, but works hard to ‘depuff’ and brighten the area under the eye. Any product that works to give me bright eyes is definitely the fountain of youth in my book. We only stock products on Buttermilk Skincare UK that we really believe work, and so we undergone rigorous user group testing to ensure every product we curate is effective, high quality and does it exactly what it says on the tin. Our only eye cream product that managed to fit the bill when we launched was from Korean brand, Whamisa- their Organic Flowers Eye Essence
. This eye essence contains herbal extracts including Green Tea and Lotus that have amazing brightening properties. However, I’m really happy that we have now found something to compete, and have curated the famous Benton Fermented Eye Cream
We have been stocking K-Beauty skincare line Benton here in the UK since our launch. Benton is all about freshly made natural products. They have minimal preservatives and are always freshly made in Korea just before we receive them. They are so popular in the west due to their use of unique natural botanical ingredients with an affordable price point. By far their most famous product is the Snail Bee Essence
which harnesses the power of snail mucin and bee venom. Their cutting edge snail bee line in itself is a real beauty blogger favourite. They also have a unique Aloe line which has found a solid place on the beauty market for those with combination skin that are in dire need of lightweight soothing skincare. Their BHA Aloe Toner
is one of our bestsellers, and is a favourite for those with acne prone skin.
1. Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Benton’s eye cream contains EGF, epidermal growth factor, which stimulates skin growth and collagen production.
2. Intensely moisturising
The cream also contains Ceramide, which prevents loss of water in the skin that can lead to dehydration. It also has Hyaluronic Acid draws moisture into the skin and prevents moisture loss.
3. Delivers nutrition deep into the delicate eye area
Asian’s introduced fermented ingredients into their skincare. The Korean’s knew the digestive benefits of kimchi, a fermented cabbage, fermentation breaks down the ingredient and the body finds it easier to absorb. They invented skincare with fermented ingredients that enabled the skin to easily and maximise absorption of nutrition and vitamins in the ingredient.
4. Brightening properties help reduce dark circles
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, a yeast based ferment filtrate is a Korean favourite, it will brighten, even skin tone and provide intense moisture. It also helps with absorption into the skin, helping all the other goodies in this eye cream penetrate into your skin. Benton’s eye cream also contains Bifida Ferment Lysate which is a probiotic, a good bacteria. Estee Lauder also have this in their advanced night repair concentrate treatment, the thought is if your immune system benefits from good bacteria your skin will too.
Let’s see the product
The first thing I notice about this eye cream is its texture which is thick and intensely creamy. I personally love a creamy eye cream; I find them so much more hydrating then a light cream or eye gel. I guess it’s because the skin under my eyes call out for a tonne of moisture and I must say that Benton’s fermented eye cream quickly hydrates and the hydration is long lasting. Especially in this cold UK weather, a hydrating eye cream is much needed. The product absorbs rapidly with very minimal stickiness, a little goes a long way too. My skin feels immediately soft, silky and ready for my under-eye makeup. I’m nonplussed by the scent which doesn’t smell of much to me, but I’m not looking for a scent in my eye cream, I’m looking for active ingredients that work! After a month of using Benton’s fermented eye cream
it has definitely become a favourite of mine. My slight fine lines have reduced, owed to the fact that they have been so thoroughly hydrated. I still like to use Whamisa’s eye essence
in the morning underneath Benton’s fermented eye cream, to get that extra brightening. And that’s the beauty of Korean skincare - you get to layer these fantastic products in accordance with your skin’s needs.
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Full Ingredients List of Benton’s Fermented Eye Cream
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Water, Macadamia Temifolia Seed Oil, Setearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Pentylene Glycol, rh-Oligo Peptode-1, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate, AloeBarbadenis Leaf Extract, Adenosine, Allantoin, Althaea Rosea Root Extract, Betaine, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Sorbitan Stearate