Put aside the pro and cons about “do we really need eye cream?”, I bought this because I had Tokocash voucher from Tokopedia, for free. Honestly I don’t really care to put some cream around my eyes because after all my journey to find the holy grail; I still haven’t had a really good impression of eye cream or eye serum so far. So I got curious about Benton Fermentation Eye Cream performance.
Benton Fermentation Eye Cream
I’ve never tried using products from Benton, so I’m quite excited. I’ve heard of the issue of counterfeiting Benton products and was a bit worried about getting the fake one. So I deliberately bought from a trusted store in Tokopedia or Beautylink Sociolla.
For the old readers, surely know that I am a supporter of cruelty free. So, I also checked and it turns out in PETA, Benton is a registered brand. So the cruelty free claim itself is true.
They also have an ECO-CERT certification. What is ECO-CERT?
ECOCERT was the very first certification body to develop standards for “natural and organic cosmetics”. Introduced in 2003, the specification was drawn up in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain, i.e. experts, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, consumers and development organisations.
Therefore, you can be sure that Benton produces only with natural and organic ingredients. But remember this: Natural and organic doesn’t mean they are vegan ingredients! Lard is a natural ingredient too, isn’t it?
|Galactomyces ferment filtrate||‧Moisturizer|
|Bifida Ferment lysate|
|Cetyl Ethylhexanoate||‧Synthetic ester|
|Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil||‧Plant extract|
|Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract||‧Moisturizer|
|Althaea Rosea Flower Extract|
C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer
|Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract|
|Pulsatilla Koreana Extract|
|Usnea Barbata Extract|
What You Should Know About The Ingredients
As you can see, the safety of Benton Fermentation Eye Cream ingredients are around 1 to 2. The hazard score key is taken from EWG standard, a non-profit environmental organization that present safe ingredients through their websites. They rank from 0 to 10, so the safety is guaranteed unless you have allergies to certain ingredients.
IMHO, I trust CIR (Cosmetics Ingredients Review) more than EWG; EWG often loading incorrect data, making us unable to get really accurate information. At least, that is the information I get from Musical Houses. 🙂
If you know the rule 5 top ingredients, you also can see that from galactomyces ferment filtrate to glycerin are the materials with the highest percentage in a product. Water is the 8th, so from here, the conclusion is this product is made more solid than moisturizer.
I want to highlight some of their claimed-so-good-ingredients here:
- Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate: Claimed could against antiaging. But here is the shocking news: I still haven’t found any study support this yet. In Truth In Aging, the only clinical study was done by P&G, (the owner of SK-II, and yes, they do have galactomyces ferment as one of the ingredients. That said, there is a study that proofed galactomyces ferment filtrate can improve skin in keratinization, pores, sebum excretion, brightness, and acne .
- Bifida Ferment Lysate: Also has a different name called Bifidobacterium longum lysate, a probiotic claimed to work as a DNA repair agent when applied topically . For short, it also could be found in yoghurt. So far The Futurederm claimed this has not been researched for study yet (for skincare sake), but I find that B. lactis is good for enhancement of host immunity, has an effect to against E.coli and other pathogens , and has may benefit for rosacea and acne sufferer .
- Ceramide: Has a good benefit for dry and very dry skin because of it may help with moisture retention, also may be your alternative to look at when you need something for fighting fine lines .
Galactomyces ferment filtrate and bifida ferment filtrate are 2 cosmetic ingredients that still need to look for studies related to its effects with antiaging; meanwhile ceramide has a good effect for fine lines and wrinkle but it is on the 14th from ingredients list. This product is a good thing if you have dry skin under eyes.
How To Use
Apply a suitable amount to eye areas and softly pat until absorbed.
What This Product Tell Us
See my hand? The product itself is rich and fat, but it actually absorbed quickly and leave a sensation of hydration after. Benton Fermentation Eye Cream also included HA (hyaluronic acid) so I believe it could moisturised the skin.
My blogger friend, Ayurifa from My Kitty Beauty told me before that this product actually helped her decreased wrinkle under eyes. With 30g, it seems quite difficult to spend this product within 6 months. Yep, because this product uses natural preservatives, then its usage time is very short; and to be honest I prefer this product to contain parabens for longer usage time.
After 3 weeks usage, this is the result. Don’t mind my acne scars, haha.
Unfortunately I took pictures in a rather dark place (supported by cloudy weather), so it was less visible. But I’ve given a red circle indicating that these areas are my concern so far.
Whether it is suspected by Ayurifa or indeed this product works, I assume the fine line around the eyes is indeed reduced. But very little. The actual 3 weeks after using this is still not enough to know whether this product is working according to its claims, ruling out any clinical studies that have ever been done.
If you are looking for a brightening effect, I still have not got it using Benton. Although I did mention that galactomyces ferment filtrate may help for the effect of brightening. So, I think you should look for a product containing niacinamide (see also its composition if it is in the top five) if you want to find an eye cream with the effect of brightening your panda’s eyes.
Rp 179.000 on Beautylink Sociolla.
Will I Repurchase?
I WILL UPDATE MY CONCLUSION AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS NEXT MONTH. So I still don’t know if I really want to repurchase their eye cream.