[Sponsored] Review - Benton Honest TT Mist

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Hello, everyone!  Are you all getting ready for Christmas?

RoseRoseShop kindly sent me one of Benton's Honest TT Mist, for review purposes.  I was so excited as this would be my first sponsored review on this blog! I hadn't had the chance to write about this until recently because...well, work.  I wrote notes of my thoughts on my phone on my lunches at work, but hadn't had the chance to take great photos or form my full thoughts.

There's something unexceptionably painful about a rigid routine of "sleep-eat-work" but it is rewarding in the end--to some extent.  Really, it's just tiring--like waking up just in time to get ready for work.  I say this to say that skincare for me right now is about taking care of myself, with minimal effort for some steps.





At work, I pushed myself hard during this recent Thanksgiving and Black Friday period and in doing so, time breezed by so fast that I've lost track of time. So far, I've primarily used the TT Mist at work, where the air is staid and dry.  Lately, the weather has bounced between heavy periods of rain (unusual for this time of year) and cold.  So there's a weird mix of inconsistent temperatures and environments--it makes for perfect testing areas for skincare products!

My skin type is currently combo (leaning towards dry) and dehydrated. I have redness on my cheeks and chin. I'm always looking for hydrating products, and I am currently looking for a new facial mist to add to my routine. ✌️✌️


packaging

The overall minimalist aesthetic is just gorgeous, both of the box and the tube.  While I'm usually drawn to cute packaging (hello there, TonyMoly!) another part of me equally enjoys a toned-down, simple look to products. Benton does this so well, across their line of products, using text as its motif and limited use of colour.



functionality

A lot of other users have mentioned or outright complained over that this facial mist comes in a tube.  It's unusual, compared to how the myriad of other facial mists are packaged, but it's actually a nice feature that makes Benton more memorable against other products.


formula

Benton is marketing the Honest TT Mist as a very, straightforward product with its supposed "honest ingredients".  I take this more as it's using a range of more "natural" ingredients, such as various plant extracts and the brand being vocal about the ingredients in the product.


As seen above and as CosDNA lists, the ingredients are pretty simple:
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tea Tree Extract, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Glycerin, Althaea rosea, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Beta-Glucan, Polyglutamic Acid, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Psidium guajava, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata Extract
High on the ingredients list are tea tree leaf water, sodium hyaluronate and tea tree extract, with a number of additional plants extracts (hollycock, aloe, rooibos, little hogweed, etc) which makes for an interesting list of ingredients. If you have issues with tea tree oil or any of its extracts, or sodium hyaluronate (the salt of hyaluronic acid), then be careful.


scent

I've read a few reviews prior to even receiving my Honest TT Mist that there was either no scent, or a weird scent.  I can confirm that no strong fragrance, but there is a minor scent after you rub or pat in the mist that smells faintly like tea tree oil, that then fades away.  It's very faint--such a light scent that anyone whose skin is sensitive shouldn't have a problem.



performance

I expected this mist to be a average mist that is hydrating to the skin for whenever it's dry, and be easy-to-use with little negative effects or reactions. So far, I've spritzed some of the mist on in a dry environment where the air doesn't circulate much, or very well. I've used it over makeup, without any makeup on my face, and also without anything on my face (no skincare routine) at all.  The mist sinks fairly quickly into the skin but leaves the surface smooth and plump. I found it best to pat in the mist (whenever possible) rather than let the product dry or evaporate on its own.


The verdict: Benton Honest TT Mist is hydrating for a medium amount of time.  It's just a facial mist with a simple function; don't expect it to cure your wrinkles, or give you baby skin immediately. It will however, help to hydrate and bring moisture into your skin, especially in a dry environment, such indoors, in an office setting or an area with limited air circulation (aka inside big box stores....).  I see myself repurchasing for the time being.


price & availability

RRS - ~$6
Amazon - $10.68
Jolse -  $8.48

TLDR; mist is light, affordable, has little to no scent and seems to keep skin hydrated in a dry air type of an environment.


[DISCLAIMER]: I kindly received this product from RRS for review purposes.  This review is sponsored, but will not affect my opinions in any way.

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2 comments

  1. I like the format of your post). The mist sounds average, but should we really expect more form a mist...and plus point it contains tea tree!! good for oil combination skin I guess.
    I'm surprised it has a carton packaging, most Benton products don't

    kbeauty.bymaya

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  2. I like the format of your post). The mist sounds average, but should we really expect more form a mist...and plus point it contains tea tree!! good for oil combination skin I guess.
    I'm surprised it has a carton packaging, most Benton products don't

    kbeauty.bymaya

    ReplyDelete