Review | Benton Deep Green Tea Toner

I bought the Benton Deep Green Tea Toner during a sale on a Dutch K-beauty website. As soon as it arrived I immediately regretted it.

I thought this toner would smell incredibly strong of green tea and I thought I wouldn’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, I like green tea but I can’t say I’m a big fan of it, at least not like my husband.

He is kind of a green tea addict. He even buys (expensive) fresh green tea all the way from Japan and could basically drink it the whole day. So when he first saw my Benton Deep Green Tea Toner, he was immediately enthusiastic.
‘Can I use this too?’, he asked. I said he could, but that this product is a toner and he hates toners. Read about his toner hate here.

‘You have to apply a toner with a cotton wool, right?’ he asked. I confirmed and he looked disappointed. He didn’t want to try it anymore.

With slight reluctance and little expectations I started to use the toner. And it surprised me in a positive way. I’m starting to love this toner more than the Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner!

About the brand Benton

Benton is a Korean skin care brand and the origin of the name is quite funny. The name is based on the American movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

If you don’t know the movie: it’s about a man, Benjamin, who is born as an old man. The older he gets, the younger his body gets.

That’s also the philosophy of Benton. They want to create products that make you look younger and healthier.

They mainly focus on people with sensitive skin. Their products doesn’t irritate. That’s why they only use natural ingredients which are 100% from Korea. The products are also not tested on animals and they have a Beauty Without Bunnies certification from PETA.

What it promises

The Benton Deep Grean Tea Toner is infused with over 53% green tea leaf water from Korea’s Boseong region.

The Boseong tea fields in South Korea
Photo: Vincent_ST_Thomas via Getty Images

The toner has ingredients that soothes the skin, such as centella, willow bark extracts and houttuynia cordata. And it has ingredients to moisture the skin as well, such as hyaluronic acid.

It’s suitable for all skin types, but especially for sensitive and greasy skin. The toner helps to soothe the skin while restoring its balance.

And besides that, it isn’t sticky and absorbs quickly. It also doesn’t contain artificial fragrance and coloring.

What I think about the Benton Deep Green Tea Toner

Honestly, when I bought this product I didn’t look at the description. So beforehand I didn’t know what this toner promised. When I first held the toner in my hand, the packaging reminded me of an old medicine jar. This led me to the wrong conclusion that this toner would probably be very parfumed.

But that wasn’t the case! When I opened the toner, I didn’t smell a scent. Opinions are divided about this, because I read in the reviews of Yesstyle that some people do smell a light scent. But at least not me.

The toner has an aqueous substance but isn’t completely transparent. On the cotton wool it has a light yellow color.

The toner is easy to apply on my face and absorbs quickly. What strikes me is that the cotton wool immediately turns a bit brown. Dead skin cells, sebum and other impurities, I think. And I love it when a toner removes this for me.

I’m amazed at how powerful this lightweighted toner is. I usually only achieve a brown cotton wool with a BHA toner.

When I’m done, my skin looks a lot fresher and more radiant!

After about two weeks of use, I notice that the irritations on my forehead (the redness and pimples) start to get less and less. I’m shocked! It suddenly seems like I’ve been walking with impurities on my forehead for months…

Since I’m using this toner my skin is less red and I have less pimples. So they keep their promises: this toner is very suitable for sensitive and greasy skin! And I didn’t know my skin was that greasy, since I’m using this toner… I would definitely recommend this toner if your skin is sensitive, oily or both.

That my skin started to look better, was something my husband also started to notice: ‘Is it just me, or do you have less pimples lately?’

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