Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence Review

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence Review


This year I fell in love with k-beauty products and after discovering YesStyle I was able to try a lot of products. Snail secretion filtrate is one of the popular ingredients and this comes in many forms: creams, essences, masks etc. when I heard of the many benefits of snail secretion (hydration, repairing benefits, reinforcing skin barrier etc) I was intrigued and wanted to try it. I got one of the most popular snail essences on the market: Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence.

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence contains a high amount of snail filtrate I think bout 90 or 95% plus 2% bee venom, vitamins and other beneficial ingredients. This promises to hydrate and repair the skin, whist reinforcing the skin barrier and smoothen the skin, all leading to a brighter heathier complexion.


I started using the snail essence straight away, using it after my acid toner and before a serum. The essence almost has no scent and the gel textured essence is easy to apply and sinks into the skin with ease. I did not experience irritation or breakouts from it. The essence layers well with other products without pilling. The essence is housed in a brown pump bottle.

In terms of hydration, I think the essence does leave my skin feeling hydrated and soft but for me that’s where the benefits stop. I used the essence till the halfway point before I started adding my vitamin c powder (from Good Molecules) for an antioxidant and brightening boost. It mixes well with the powder and again no irritation.


I am disappointed with this product. Snail filtrate was so hyped and Benton’s essence is one of the most popular ones on the market with a high snail filtrate content. A lot of reviews claimed healing hyperpigmentation smoother and brighter skin. For me, my benefits were hydration and soothed skin. I did like using it after derma planning, it feels slightly cooling on the skin and doesn’t dry tight however I wanted more. I’ve only now finished the bottle since getting it in March, it took a while because I wasn’t motivated enough to use it because I wasn’t experiencing the benefits I wanted

Would I recommend it? I’m not sure. A friend of mine who also uses this loves it. I think if you are intrigued by the ingredient you can have a go if not you’re not missing out on anything.

Its £28 on Lookfanastic

Missha Sun Aqua Gel SPF 50 review

MISSHA – All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ promises to block both UVA & UVA rays whilst moisturising and reducing blemishes. It offers a refreshing feel and a non-sticky light weight texture. Missha is a very popular j beauty brand and this would be the second SPF I have tried from them.


My experience with this SPF has been positive. The texture feels refreshing and cooling on the skin and has been a pleasure to use in the heatwave we experienced last month. I have experienced no irritation from this.

It is a very lightweight texture, I wouldn’t call it a gel but more like a serum-gel/lotion hybrid. This one doesn’t have ethanol as a second ingredient which I also really like. It meant that even though it had a matte finish, it wasn’t as drying as some of the others I have used. It does still have ethanol but it is much further down the list.  Initial application seems like this would leave a white cast on dark skin however it doesn’t. After it absorbs, it dries down completely invisible and offers a matte finish. This SPF would be better suited for oily skin or normal skin in the summer. I know I stopped using it for a while before I did not like the matte finish however as the weather got warm I welcomed it.

My 2 cons I have for this product: 1. Again with the previous Missha SPF 45, this product also came half full. 2. If you are like me and love to slaughter on SPF this isn’t great for that. This SPF pills when you apply too much or when you don’t let our moisturiser sink in for a few moments before one. I have experienced horrible pilling in the morning when I have when layered this on top of my moisturiser and run out the door


I do really like this SPF: it has a beautiful lightweight texture and feels light on the skin however it is something I would only use in the warmer months. I would definitely recommend for oilier skin types. This is 100% invisible on the skin. It pills so I would recommend layering smaller amounts or waiting for your moisturiser to completely sink in before layering this on top.

Now that I have finished testing the Asian SPFs I got back in March I will be working on my edit to summarise everything and give even more suggestions.

Missha Sun gel is £8.29 on YesStyle

Stay tuned!