Benefit B.right! Radiant Skincare

May 2, 2011

Popular for its little problem solvers, feel-good products and instant beauty solutions, Benefit embarked on creating its B.right! Radiant skincare range with the determination to live up to its philosophy of fun and effective products.

Better known as a fake-it makeup brand, those sceptical of Benefit’s skincare know-how will be assured to know that the range was developed in the LVMH laboratories to effectively prep the skin for makeup, as well as provide epidermal benefits.

According to Eric Perrier, Executive Vice-President of Research at the LVMH labs, hydration equals naturally brighter and more youthful-looking skin, hence the range’s focus on hydration.

Available in Singapore in mid-May 2011, it promises to deliver an instant hydrating effect (for smooth makeup application) and long-term hydration (as a skincare asset). In addition, this cruelty-free skincare range contains a Triple Radiance Complex to promote radiance and luminosity.

I recently attended a B.Right! Radiance workshop and was able to try out the range. Below are my initial thoughts on each product:

1. Cleanse

  • Foamingly Clean Facial Wash (S$39) – Although this foams up well, it isn’t drying like some foam cleansers.
  • Refined Finish Facial Polish (S$40) – This face scrub is not only surprisingly comfy and soothing, my skin also looks smooth post-wash.
  • Remove It Makeup Remover (S$39) – This is adequate for removing light-to-moderate makeup but cannot easily clean off waterproof makeup, despite its claim.

2. Moisturize

  • Moisture Prep Toning Lotion (S$52) – A softener to prep the skin for the absorption of other skincare products, this sinks into my skin quite well.
  • Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF 15 PA++ (S$50) – A light-weight moisturiser, this seems suited for day-time use. I would prefer the SPF value to be higher, though, so it can function as an adequate sunscreen as well.
  • Total Moisture Facial Cream (S$70) – Containing squalene and mango butter, this is a rich moisturising cream that seems to have fine shimmer dispersed within its contents.

3. Eyes

  • It’s Potent! Eye Cream (S$60) – A smooth and lightweight eye cream that is Perrier’s favourite because it removes dark circles and puffiness, it is also favoured by several makeup artists in the States because eye makeup goes on well over it. I like its feel; it absorbs nicely into my skin without leaving any residue and it seems to minimise the appearance of my fine lines.

4. Specialist

  • Ultra Radiance Facial Re-hydrating Mist (S$43) – This facial mist has a lovely nozzle that dispenses its contents so evenly that it doesn’t mess up my makeup. I also like the sensation and scent of the light cloud. According to Benefit Singapore, the founders of Benefit were very particular about the pump of this product because they were aware of its impact on makeup. This refreshing pick-me-up contains white and blue lotus extracts to combat stress.

These products have a refreshing scent reminiscent of a fresh-cut melon (not in the ingredients!) and hints of jasmine, lotus and cucumber. Methinks they ought to bottle the relaxing scent and sell it! ;)

According to Benefit, the face cream, emulsion and eye cream are the 3 best-selling products of the range in the US.

Inspired by the Californian coast, this brightening range is packaged in jars, bottles and tubes that are coloured a seagrass green. Almost all are sealed with caps/lids in a hydrographic material to mimic the look of cork for a pseudo-organic appearance.

If Benefit’s intention is to convey a sense of relaxation with soothing salves, I think it has won in this area of perception, thanks to the visual and olfactory impact of B.right! ;)

Image source: Benefit Singapore

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10 Responses to Benefit B.right! Radiant Skincare

  1. May 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    fantastic review – hope they have samples when this arrives in australia x

    • makeupmag
      May 3, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      Hi Faye,

      Good luck! I’m sure they’ll have samples. Do they give them out freely in Australia? :)

  2. May 3, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Wow! I really love their packaging! It kinda reminds me of cactus. haha.. It’s Potent! Eye Cream does tempt me!! The way you describe the scent.. Hmmhmm!~ ^_^ Can’t wait to try them~

    • makeupmag
      May 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      Hi Miwitch,

      Cacti retain water well, so that’s a good comparison too~! :D

  3. May 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Usually not freely, but sometimes if you buy something and politely ask, they may put a sample in a small jar. so now i always ask =) x

    • makeupmag
      May 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      Hi Faye,

      That’s nice. I hope you manage to score sample sachets too. :)

  4. May 5, 2011 at 12:08 am

    beautiful packaging! i never tried Benefit skincare before, just read from marie claire magazine we can get this line (traveling set) as GWP now before the official launch!

    • makeupmag
      May 5, 2011 at 12:50 am

      Hi Erika,

      Very pretty, indeed! :) Hope it works for you.

  5. Jean
    January 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Hey! do you know if they have the 6 piece introduction kit in singapore? i’m thinking of getting it so that i can get a good sample of this line ;)

    • makeupmag
      January 12, 2012 at 8:26 am

      Hi Jean,

      I vaguely recall seeing this but I can’t be sure. Do call the counters to check.

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