Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin has been around for awhile. It’s one of the more popular toners in the world of k-beauty and one of the products in Benton’s Snail Bee skincare line. I’ve reviewed the sheet mask in the Snail Bee line here.
This toner claims to aid in improving the skin barrier function, thus protecting it from harsh environmental factors and helping it retain moisture. Free from alcohol and clocking in at a mildly acidic pH level of 5-6, this toner is rich in snail mucin that improves skin texture, heals, balances, and hydrates. No synthetic fragrances or colors have been added. Targeted at acne or signs of aging.
Snail Secretion Filtrate: healing, speeds up skin cellular turnover rate
Bee Venom: a natural Botox, boost collagen production
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract: a natural beta-hydroxy acid, provides mild chemical exfoliation
The ingredient list looks stellar with snail secretion filtrate and green tea leaf water listed so high up. Despite not knowing their concentrations, both are amazing ingredients for the skin. With the inclusion of bee venom, this product stops being vegan-friendly. So if you are vegan, you might want to avoid this.
I love it when products come with anti-counterfeit stickers, this assures me that what I’m putting on my face is safe and authentic.
The product came in a recycled cardboard box. All the necessary information can be found on the box, simple and practical. It might even come across as boring but I’d like to think that after all, it’s the product inside that counts.
5.07 oz / 150 ml is contained within a tall, dark-colored plastic bottle. This protects the products from sunlight, which may breakdown some of the photosensitive ingredients like oligopeptide.
I absolutely adore the airless pump dispenser. This makes dispensing so much easier and the ability to consistently get the same amount of toner each time is a bonus. As if that wasn’t enough, it even came with a cap to protect the dispenser from dirt or contamination. Again, the packaging is simple on the verge of boring, yet practical.
From the video above, we can see that the toner has a runny consistency. Wetting a cotton pad and smoothing it over the face is the best way to use this. However, I get lazy sometimes and just squirt 3-5 pumps in my hand, clap my palms together and pat it into my face as quickly as I can before all of the toner flow through my fingers and into the sink.
The Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin toner absorbs very quickly into my skin after a few quick pats. I am an avid user of the 7-skin method (the consecutive application of toner 7 times) due to my dehydration-prone skin. I love the slightly more viscous Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner as my 2nd toner. This makes a great 1st toner due to its thinner consistency, fast absorption, and lack of stickiness. It’s a good one for prepping the skin for the next few layers of skincare.
I’ve been consecutively using this as my 1st toner in the morning and evening for nearly 2 weeks now. I did not notice any significant improvements from this product alone. Most of the calming effects came from my HG Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream. I don’t expect my toners to do wonders for me unless they come with exfoliating benefits like the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water.
However, I’ve really enjoyed the immediate softening and minimally hydrating effects. Oily skin types will really enjoy this toner and all skin types might find it very suitable for the hot season ahead.