Benefit Skin Care
above image: Ulta Beauty
I love supporting local and emerging companies and as a gentleman in my 30s, I also love skin care. Benefit Cosmetics is a manufacturer of cosmetics founded by twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford and headquartered in San Francisco, CA selling at over 2,000 counters in more than 30 countries, so it's hardly only accessible in San Francisco.
I fell in love with Benefit products, because I have a friend who works at one of the boutiques who convinced me after trying just a few of the products, so I wanted to share with everyone what my favorites are:
These two are amazing! I typically use the eye serum in the morning and the eye cream at night, but you can use one or the other if you have a preference. there definitely is a difference in consistency but not really in results!
Here is a product description for both:
"It's Potent! Eye Cream": For brighter, younger-looking eyes. Fades dark circles and helps smooth fine lines. To Use: Apply delicately under the eyes
"Firm it Up! Eye Serum": Help to visibly tighten and brighten the delicate skin around your eyes. The weightless formula with Tr-Radiance Complex leaves skin feeling refreshed, smooth, and silky-soft. To Use: With fingertips, gently tap serum onto freshly cleansed skin. Apply to eye area every morning and evening.
What I love about this product is that it almost invisible and doesn't leave any sort of fake or overly like make up but does help if you are having a dark circle moment.
Fake Up: hydrating crease-control concealer hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look. To Use: stroke makeup underneath each eye. Using your ring finger, gently blend upwards
This is the first thing i put on my face after cleansing. It definitely stimulates your skin and keeps it looking young and bright. The smell (as with all of the products) is amazing. It doesn't irritate or breakout my skin which is a must.
Instant Comeback: instantly boosts the youthful look of skin. Tired skin looks plumped and hydrated feeling firmer, smoother, and energized.
If you follow my posts on skin care, you know that I'm militant about moisturizing and this one passes my tests. It doesn't make you greasy or shiny, but does leave you looking healthy and younger.
Total Moisture: Providesconcentrated immediate and long-term hydration. Exclusive tri-radiance complex gives a visibly hydrated, youthful-looking and ultra-radiant complexion.
This is for anyone who feels like they have a problem with visible pores. I like this because I love the texture, and it makes your skin look super smooth. And for any make up wearers you can use it under or over makeup.
POREfessional: Pro balm to minimize the appearance of pores. To Use under make up: apply to moisturized skin to help makeup stay put. Focus on problem areas and blend with fingertips. To use over makeup: Pat on lightly over makeup and blend
What are your favorite Benefit products? comment below!