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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Benefit B.Right Skincare Part 1

I received an email a few weeks ago from the administrator of Benefit Cosmetics' facebook page asking for my contact information.  They said they had selected me (as well as other "Benefit Babes" from the facebook fan page) to become a Benefit Cosmetics advocate.  The advocates are to rate/review the new Benefit products.  I just received my first box of products to review from Benefit on Tuesday afternoon, the same day that I receive my Avon orders.  I was pleasantly surprised to see a box from Benefit.  I tore it open and found three items from the new B.Right skincare line, that I was curious about trying.  (I was actually thinking of ordering them when they were released, the day before.  I'm glad I held off and received the free products.)  I received a full size tube of the Foamingly Clean facial wash (a basic cleanser gentle enough for all skintypes), a full size glass jar of the Total Moisture facial cream (super moisturizing for dry skin), and a small jar of the It's Potent! eye cream (advertised to fade dark circles).  The Foamingly Clean facial wash retails for $21, the Total Moisture facial cream retails for $38, and It's Potent! eye cream retails for $32.  I tried the Foamingly Clean facial wash right away, and I must say that I really like it so far.  I used it for three days in a row and so far so good.  My skin is extremely sensitive.  The more basic of the cleanser that I use, the better. Foamingly Clean feels soothing and calming on the skin, and it is a creamy consistency.  For best results, apply it to your face and then splash your face with water.  That creates a nice lather.  Then, work the cleanser into your face and rinse.  I tried the Total Moisture facial cream the first day that I received it.  I really like how it works under foundation.  I used it under my NARS Sheer Glow, and the Sheer Glow went on so smoothly like a tinted moisturizer.  It looked so natural.  (Usually, when I use the Sheer Glow, I have dry flakes on my forehead.)  I haven't used the moisturizer long enough to know whether or not it suits me, but it seems really nice for dry, thirsty skin.  I've used the eye cream for about three nights so far, and I really like it.  This is my first time using an eye cream!  I don't get nearly as much sleep as I should, and I tend to have tired looking eyes and sometimes dark circles.  This eye cream has made my eyes look really refreshed since I've been using it.  I'm going to keep using it and see how it continues to work.

All in all, I like how Benefit's B.Right skincare line is nice and simple.  Unlike Clinique, who has different cleansers and skincare items for different skin types (which can make things complicated to decide which one is best for you), B.Right skincare is suitable for all skin types.  The cleanser is formulated gentle enough for sensitive skin.  The Total Moisture facial cream is targeted for normal to dry skin.  There is also a Triple Performing Facial Emulsion available as well, which is oil-free with an SPF of 15.  It is said to be lighter weight than the Total Moisture cream.  The Triple Performing Emulsion also had vitamin E to comfort and nourish the skin.  It retails for $28.  Benefit Cosmetics worked wit the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Labs, which is one of the leading and most advanced cosmetics and skincare research centers in the world to create this product.  I'm more interested in trying this as an everyday moisturized because it doesn't seem as rich as the Total Moisture facial cream.  (My skin isn't as dry right now as it was this winter.) It is something that I would put on in the morning before the rest of my makeup because of the SPF and fact that it is oil free. I'm excited to try it out.  There is also an exfolliater, recommended for use 1-2 times a week for a smooth, radiant complexion.  It is called the Refined Finish facial polish.  I'm interested in trying this as well.  (I never exfoliate, but I bet my skin would look a lot better if I did.)  The Refined Finish facial polish retails for $22.  There is also a limited edition B.Right starter kit, available on Benefit's website for $12.  This kit includes a mini Refined Finish facial polish, Total Moisture cream, and Triple Performing Emulsion.  I'd suggest getting that while you can.  It's a nice sized kit to try out the products before committing to buy the full size.  That way, you can see if the like the products, without breaking the bank.

All of the items that I listed today are available now from  The B.Right skincare line originally wasn't due to launch until the beginning of April, but it launched on March 15th on Benefit's website.  The items mentioned above are also now available on Sephora's website. There are other items set to launch later on this year including a facial mist, makeup remover, and toner.  The products seems to be at an average price for skincare.  I've seem more expensive eye creams and moisturizers in the drugstores.  This B.Right skincare collection is well worth checking out.  Get it online now or stop in to your local Sephora later this month!

*Disclaimer: This items were all sent to me for free from Benefit Cosmetics for reviewing purposes.  I am not being paid for writing this blog.*

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