Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is pitched as an all-round serum especially suitable for sensitive and problem-prone skin — it aims to reduce skin imperfections (i.e. blemishes, acne marks, dark spots, and wrinkles), soothe irritation, hydrate, and provide anti-oxidative care using snail secretion filtrate, or “snail slime”, bee venom, EGF, and arbutin.
The liquid-y clear gel is water-based (snail secretion filtrate and aloe vera juice are the first 2 ingredients) so incredibly light and fresh on the skin. It’s scent-free and absorbs in seconds, leaving no tell-tale signs that anything has been applied. The thought of applying snail slime to my skin aside, I do very much like the texture of this product but I question its effectiveness.
It features 2 “miracle” ingredients that has made their way into mainstream Korean cosmetics, with no additives to “dilute” their potency (no alcohols, silicones, oils, or fragrances). I’ve nearly finished the bottle up — it’s refreshing and mildly hydrating, but I see nothing more. I have to admit that I don’t have any dark spots or fine lines, but it hasn’t made any headway with eradicating the few blemish marks that I have. It makes no difference in helping the patches of dry, irritated, flaky skin that I sometimes get. Skin looks neither softer nor smoother.
If Korean snail slime and bee venom skin care products have been piquing your interest, Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is a good inexpensive option to satisfy your curiosity — it contains a high concentrated blend of the key ingredients in nice, non-sticky refreshing gel formula. With myriad of people singing praises about the healing effects of snail slime and bee venom (and this product), I can’t help but feel a bit perplexed about my lacklustre result. If you have tried one of these “wonder” ingredients, I want to ask you: what effects have you seen?