Benton is a Korean brand that needs no introduction within the K-Beauty community. They’ve been around for years and have had some pretty successful launches so far. You may have heard of their Snail Bee and Aloe line that are very popular. Recently, they came out with a Carrot Line which includes a toner, an oil, and a cream. I got to try the Benton Let’s Carrot Moisture Cream thanks to the Stylekorean Try me, Review me event and I’ll be sharing my experience in today’s post.
What is the Benton Let’s Carrot Moisture Cream
Claims: Moisturize with the nutrient power of carrots. The Benton Let’s Carrot Moisture Cream contains various botanical oils to help moisturize, prevent TEWL and supply rich nutrients while energizing the skin. It also helps to protect, balance and give the skin a healthy glow. The Beta-Carotene serves as an antioxidant and it’s a great skin conditioning ingredient. The cream has a pale yellowish color and comes in a 50g (1.76 oz.) tube with a cap.
Apply the cream at the last step of your skincare routine. It can be used both in the AM and PM, but make sure to follow with sunscreen if you’ll incorporate this in your morning routine.
The consistency is lotion-like, feels light, but has enough slip to it to spread very easily. It doesn’t feel tacky on the skin. Sinks in pretty fast.
The scent for me it’s not overpowering, I can tolerate it but it’s noticeable and lingers for some time.
I said it has a lightweight consistency, but the moisturizing power falls somewhere in the middle. It doesn’t completely disappear, but offers some nourishment without being heavy. The finish is so smooth and doesn’t feel greasy at all.
This cream took a couple of tries to grow on me. Sometimes it didn’t feel enough so I had to readjust the amount I applied. Once I figured out how much I needed, I found it provides enough moisture to my oily dehydrated skin. It probably won’t be suitable if your skin is simply oily, so if you’d like to try it either way, I’d recommend you do so in colder months and see how it’ll fit into your skincare routine. And if your skin is on the drier side? Summer weather would be the perfect time to give it a try. I see it working great as morning moisturizer. Those who have serious problems with dryness should skip this.
If you’re prone to dehydration like me, make sure to supply hydration with your toner/essence or ampoule and you’ll really like how this sits on the skin. I really like the smoothness and it gives the skin a very subtle sheen, making it look healthy. I use this in the PM as there’s no way I could layer sunscreen on top of it. Maybe a matte sunscreen could work, but I don’t prefer them.
At first, I thought this broke me out. But, then I realized I was breaking out because of my period. I stopped using the cream and picked it up again 1 week later. It didn’t cause me any acne or skin congestion, which is something I really appreciate.
No irritation occurred, but I wouldn’t say it’s a soothing product. I’ve read that people with sensitive skin have been able to use it with no issue, but I’m a little hesitant to recommend it. Better yet, I’d say it’ll depend on what you’re sensitive to, so have a look at the ingredients below.
The cream contains some good moisturizing agents like: Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP.
Acne fighting and antioxidant: Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.
Soothing ingredients include: Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.
It has a lot of emollients (make the skin feel smooth) like: Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Carrot Seed Oil,
The formula is alcohol free, but it contains EOs like Tea Tree and Sandalwood.
Aqua (Water), Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carro T) Root Water, Glycerin, Arachidyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Behenyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Arachidyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Canola Oil, Sodium PCA, Sodium Gluconate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Butylene Glycol, Glucose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Beta-Carotene, Ceramide NP, Tocopherol
- Moisturizes well.
- Leaves the skin feeling soft and there’s no uncomfortable greasy feeling or stickiness.
- Most suitable for normal, combination, and dry skin in summer.
- Layers well with other skincare.
- Didn’t break me out.
- Cruelty-free & Vegan.
- Maybe not the best option for those with sensitive skin.
- Not everyone may like the scent.
Overall, this is a good cream. What I really like about it: 1. The finish – which is smooth and non-greasy. 2. The moisture level – It’s neither light nor heavy for my skin, but just right! 3. I don’t know why for some reason I was expecting this to break me out, especially since it contains shea butter, but it DIDN’T. And that’s super important for me as someone with acne prone skin. Goes to show that formulation matters! The only two downsides could be the scent, for those that don’t prefer it in skincare, and maybe it’s not ideal for those with skin sensitivities due to the EOs. If I could rate it I’d give it a 4/5.
Did you find this Benton Let’s Carrot Moisture Cream Review helpful? Have you tried this cream before or any other skincare product from Benton? If yes, please share your thoughts and skin type!
*PR Sample – kindly gifted, but opinions are completely my own.
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Hi and welcome to Kbeauty Notes! :)
I’m Ledia and I’m very passionate about everything skincare. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experience with many amazing and not so great products out there, hoping to help you make better decisions regarding your skin.
I’m very happy to bring you on this journey with me and I hope you enjoy it! <3
My Skin Type: Oily, acne prone, dehydrated, a little sensitive, large pores.
Skincare Concerns: hydration, pore care, anti-ageing, PIE (acne marks), brightening.