Soothing sheet masks are a must-have in my skincare stash because I have acne-prone skin that occasionally acts up. That’s why I was so excited when I found out that Benton has just released a new soothing sheet mask in its Aloe Line, along with its Aloe BHA Skin Toner and Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel 😍 Benton claims that this sheet mask will soothe, revitalize and hydrate the skin and help keep it smooth and refreshed. Additional good news is that it is free from fragrance and alcohol. Yay!💚
What immediately caught my attention with this new sheet mask were its top ingredients: The first ingredient was Aloe Leaf Water while the third one was Green Tea Leaf Water (the second one was water). Aloe is rich in polysaccharides and is one of the best hydrating and soothing ingredients out there. Meanwhile, Green Tea Leaf Water has anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties, which help improve the appearance of heated or sun-damaged skin. Both Aloe and Green Tea Leaf are rich in anti-oxidants that help fight free radicals. Great choice of star ingredients, Benton!
💦Another ingredient worth mentioning is Sodium PCA (6th on the ingredient list). Sodium PCA is known as a strong hectant, as it can bind moisture to cells and hold several times its weight in water. It has the ability to absorb moisture from the air, supply moisture to the skin, and prevent the skin from losing water. And oh, did I mention that this mask also contains other powerful humectants like, Glycerin (4th) and Sodium hyaluronate (8th)? This mask is really loaded with hydrating ingredients!
After using this mask for 20 minutes, I noticed that my skin looked and felt much more hydrated and refreshed 😃 This is one of the most soothing, hydrating, and cooling sheet masks I’ve ever tried. The cooling effect even lasts for a while even after I’ve removed the mask and patted the essence in. I can imagine this would be perfect for people who have irritated skin or are prone to having heated or red skin. The watery essence was quickly absorbed and it did not leave any tackiness at all. There was so much excess essence left in the packet, and I decided to save it for DIY masking later. I also really like that the essence felt so lightweight and did not have a greasy finish, so I think it would be a great sheet mask even for day time. I also noticed that there was a brightening effect immediately after masking, but it did not last long haha! Anyway it did not claim to do that, so I would consider that a bonus 😁
Thank you, Benton, for providing this product for review!💚