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I came across this moisturiser by accident, I was buying my primer the 'porefessional' and there was a small bottle of the moisturiser free with it so I thought I'd give it a whirl, I'm now hooked!
Benefit is a quirky high-end brand available in all department stores and also in some of the larger Boots stores. It is also available online, however I would be careful ordering Benefit from Ebay as there are a lot of fakes out there.
* Triple performing facial emulsion SPF 15 PA++ hydrates, protects & comforts the skin with an oil-free, lightweight formula
When choosing a moisturiser I look for something lightweight which will create a good base for my make-up. I found when applying the moisturiser a little goes a long way. I always wait a few minutes before applying my make-up to give the moisturiser time to soak in, this lotion soaked in quickly and my skin felt hydrated without feeling too greasy or too tight.
I always use this moisturiser with the porefessional primer and I've found that the two products work perfectly together, creating a smooth base ready for make up. Throughout the day my skin felt hydrated but my make-up stayed in place perfectly. The lady at the Benefit counter explained that the lotion contains 'tri-radiance complex' and that this helps draw moisture from the air to keep the skin hydrated which I found very interesting. The moisturiser also contains SPF 15 which will give you some protection from the sun.
The texture of the lotion was lightweight with a very fresh scent of cucumber. I was also very happy that the use of this moisturiser did not upset my sometimes fussy/problematic skin. No breakouts! yay!
The product comes in a glass bottle with a pull off lid with a pump underneath that dispenses the product. The bottle is very pretty and definately looks nicer on your dressing table than the usual white plastic tub moisturisers tend to come in. The pump is great also, I think without it you would waste a lot of product. I've found 2 pumps of the product is enough for me. The bottle also comes inside an attractice turquoise box with a lift off lid. The packaging feels very high-quality.
VALUE FOR MONEY:
The product comes in one size 50.3ml which costs £20.50. I think this is reasonable for a high-end brand and for this size aswell. A little goes a long way with this lotion so a bottle does last a fair amount of time.
I'm happy to have found a great moisturiser which keeps my skin hydrated and also keeps my make-up in place all day. My skin feels comfortable and not oily! Brilliant!
Benefit is a make up and skin care company that was first developed by twins in San Francisco in 1976. Their philosophy is that make up and skincare should be fun and make you smile, and their packaging and promotional materials have a retro and pop art feel to them.
About a year ago Benefit developed a new range of skincare products and I was lucky to get a promotional pack of several products for free with a voucher out of a magazine. This included the Triple Performing Facial Emulsion.
The emulsion is basically a moisturiser (at times I have looked at the bottle and got confused as to whether it was meant to be a cleanser or not as this is not very clear!) it says it is triple performing as it is meant to hydrate, protect and comforts the skin with an oil-free lightweight formula. It also contains a SPF 15 which is great for using as part of your daily skincare routine in the summer without having to worry about extra sun protection.
The packaging of the emulsion is really sweet. It comes in a small glass jar shaped like a bottle with a white and light blue label and a cork top. It looks really cute on your dressing table.
On opening the bottle by taking the cork off the moisturiser is a light white colour. The first thing I noticed about it is that it is very runny and if you are not careful you can easily tip too much out of the bottle. I used it by applying it to my face after cleansing.
The moisturiser glided over my face well but it felt so runny that I was not sure that it was really sinking in or having much effect. It left my face feeling a bit greasy and I was not happy with the result. I do not really need a heavy moisturiser but this just felt too light and ineffective and did not really moisturise my skin enough.
I think the moisturiser may be useful for people with really sensitive skin that need a product that is very light, but it did not work for me and I was glad that I only had a small bottle as part of a free trial. The moisturiser is quite expensive at £20.50 for 50ml and although the packaging looked nice it was not really effective so I would not recommend it.
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I was lucky enough to receive this Benefit triple moisturising facial emulsion from a friend who knew I had dry skin. Her mum had included it as part of a DIY pamper pack she made up for her but she decided she didn't want it after a few uses, so I ended up with a 3/4 full bottle of the stuff. Considering a bottle of 50ml costs £20.50 in Boots and Debenhams, I felt smug to get it for absolutely nothing as it's definitely not something I would have ever considered purchasing with that price tag.
I've been using the cream for around three weeks now, although I admit it's been on and off, as and when I remember to. I have mixed feelings to this 'emulsion'. Firstly, I'm really not keen on the name - 'emulsion' immediately makes me think of painting the living room! The cream is in a glass bottle that is designed to look kind of like a champagne bottle - it's a very pale green colour with a cork top and looks pretty cool on my bedside table. It has SPF15 which I tend to always look out for when shopping.
The cream is white in colour and isn't very thick which I was surprised about considering the word 'emulsion' made me think it would be. It's actually quite runny and it's consistency reminds me of some of the lower factor sun creams that my husband's previously used. The scent of the cream instantly reminded me of cucumber and has a very fresh scent, although I notice it more when it's sat in my hand before applying onto my face. Once applied, I think it smells a little strange; the cucumber scent disappears and it has a subtle 'smoky' smell instead.
Although the cream is quite runny to touch, I find it hard to rub in easily if I get too much on my hands - it seems to sit on the top of my skin so only using a little really is best and makes it much easier to rub in. With it being so runny, I also find it easy to catch the corner of my eye with it so I now have to be very careful applying it to avoid that area. It does state on the bottle to avoid eye contact and I know why because it stings like mad! I find that although the packaging states that it is oil-free, it unfortunately leaves a greasy and oily feeling on my skin to begin with. Readers of my previous reviews might remember that I'm not an avid cream and lotion user anyway so perhaps that is just something I notice more than others would, but I find it leaves me feeling a bit uncomfortable when it's applied. I notice that after around half an hour, the greasy feeling fades but until then, I really don't like the feel of it on my skin. It's not very sticky to the touch though as I've found with other creams, so that is a plus point.
The other thing to note is that although it's classed as a facial emulsion, I've also used it on my arms a couple of times as I have dry skin around my elbows. I've found it worked just as well there as it did on my face so I'm not sure why they've specifically advertised it as a facial product. Maybe there's a reason I don't know about but I have sensitive skin but I've found no adverse effects of using it on my face or arms so far. The only downside to using it on my arms too is that my free bottle will be used up a lot quicker! In my view, £20.50 is a lot of money to spend on one cream and if I'd have paid for the bottle, I'd try to use it very sparingly to make it last. I have found however that two 10p size blobs give me a good covering over my whole face, neck and arms so a full bottle would last a long time.
As for the results, I noticed my skin felt soft after using for a couple of days. I only apply it once per day (before bed) instead of my current Olay cream and even with that one application per day, I feel that it's helped moisturise my dry skin very well. I've not noticed any massive difference in the radiance and glow of my skin though, I certainly don't notice any in the mirror anyway so I wouldn't buy it for that reason alone.
Having said that I think it works well, I prefer my current Olay cream; I find that gives me soft skin too, I much prefer the scent and it's far cheaper which is important to me. That costs around £5 and I couldn't justify paying £15 more for a bottle of cream when a cheaper version works just as well in my view.
If money was no object then I would probably buy a bottle of this to have in the house as it does work a treat and the stupid part of me likes how it looks in the bottle, but currently as I find my cheaper one works just as well, I'll be sticking to that one once my freebie has run out. I rate it 3 stars overall - 1 coming off for the price because I can't personally see what you're getting for £15 more apart from saying that it's a 'premium brand' and in a fancy bottle and the other for the oily feeling it leaves me with when first applied.
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Benefit is an American cosmetics company. Their line up of products currently includes make up, skincare and fragrance.
Benefit offer a few different facial moisturisers. Today I will be discussing the 'Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion'.
This moisturiser is oil free and designed for dehyrated skin. It contains SPF 15. When applied in the morning after cleansing your face, Benefit claim that this moisturiser will 'hydrate, protect and comfort the skin'.
This moisturiser is presented in a glass bottle much like a bottle of posh water. The bottle is simple in design and comes complete with a cork top.
~Price and Availability~
A 50.3ml bottle of Triple Performing can be purchased from Benefit counters and online in the UK. Stockists include Debenhams and Boots. Expect to pay around £19.50 per bottle.
I am always on the look out for the perfect facial moisturiser and often sample higher priced brands to see if it is worth paying the premium cost for a really good moisturiser. Whenever I go shopping with my sister, I normally come home with lots of samples and last month, I managed to get a few samples of Triple Performing from the Benefit counter. These samples lasted me a few weeks so more than enough time to trial and give a decent opinion on this moisturiser.
Before I go further, I feel I need to tell you about my skin. My skin is mainly dry - especially on my forehead. I occasionally have oil break outs where my skin is shiny and feels awful. On these occasions, I need a less intensive moisturiser and something a bit more suited to combination skin. This moisturiser is great for oily, normal and dry skin in my opinion.
Triple Performing has a lovely consistency. It is white and has a light cream texture. It also has a fresh scent which is a combination of fruity and soapy - it is quite pleasant and inoffensive. Normally I dab moisturiser on my forehead, cheeks, chin and nose and then massage it in. I wouldn't recommend doing that with this moisturiser as it starts to soak in quickly. I apply a small blob at a time and concentrate on the different areas of my face.
Triple Performing feels very lightweight during application and despite being oil free, it does feel like an oily serum at first. It soaks into my skin effortlessly and super quick leaving absolutely no residue on my skin. My skin appreciates this nourishing 'drink' and the surface of my skin is left smooth, soft and shine free with a matte texture - it does soak up oily parts. My skin is hydrated after use. When used on dry skin days, the dryness is less noticeable but I do prefer a heavier moisturiser when my skin is very dry. My skin also feels fresh after application due to the cool nature of this moisturiser. My make up can be applied without the hassle of oily or dryness making it look dodgy.
Overall I quite like Triple Performing moisturiser. Not only does it have a small amount of SPF (always appreciated in a daily moisturiser for sun exposure days), it does perform well. My skin benefits from the effects of this moisturiser throughout the day and I find it to be very versatile.
I would say it is aimed more at those with oily skin due to its oil free nature. My skin is predominately dry (90% of the time) so I do not feel I would get full use of a full size bottle. I am happy to use the samples when I can get them for oily emergencies! Due to the consistency, only a small amount of this moisturiser is needed each morning so a bottle would last well which is good considering the high price tag!
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Benefit for me is one of my favourite brands of cosmetics, they maybe a bit pricey than other brands but they always do a great job! While in need of a new foundation I spotted this, as I spent rather a lot of money at the Benefit counter the representative gave me a few free samples!
Benefit - Triple Performing Facial Emulsion:
'You may not know you're dehydrated, but your skin does. Triple performing facial emulsion SPF 15 PA++ hydrates, protects & comforts the skin with an oil-free, lightweight formula.'
I wasn't really in need of a new moisturiser at the time but as I just purchased a few items hitting over the £100 mark the Benefit rep gave me a large handful of samples! I had three 8.9ml bottles of the moisturiser. I thought to myself oh she gave me a few as it is probably one application per bottle.
How wrong was I? Each little bottle has lasted me around 8 days putting this cream on my face twice a day. Sadly I'm now at the end of my third bottle so I shall be off to purchase the full size version tomorrow as I have fell in love.
Moisturisers for me can be very hit or miss as I have combination skin which can be a right pain when finding items to suit my skin. This product though has to be one of the best moisturisers I have ever tried. It really does suit my skin perfectly and now I have been using this around one month I can see a huge difference in my skin.
Most days I will have make up on so I genuinely think it is important to really look after my skin. You will know this from previous reviews on various skin treatments. (Many more to come too) So far I have noticed the tone in my skin to become even, have a healthier look and feel and best of all my skin feels like it can breathe.
The cream itself is very lightweight and feels just like liquid silk, pale mint green in colour and has a thin consistency compared to other moisturisers. For me, I found that a small amount goes more than a long way, it coats my skin well and evenly. I personally found it to absorb within seconds yet my face still felt well moisturised without any weighed down or greasy feel to my face.
I always cleanse my face first before using this product and it is also recommend that you do so, going on to fresh clean skin helps this product work its magic. Otherwise it would be sat over unclean skin and wouldn't be able to penetrate the skin properly.
When smoothing the cream over my skin I'm uplifted by the gorgeous scented aroma from this product. In my opinion the fragrance has a clean, fresh sent with mild floral hints. It doesn't state what the fragrance of this product should be, however for me it certainly has a clean feel.
It is recommend you apply the cream with your finger tips and rub over face and neck. Soon as I do this my skin feels alive, uplifted, weightless and fresh. I personally haven't come across a moisturiser that has worked so well on my skin before.
As I have combination skin the oily parts have become less oily and the dry parts have become hydrated leavening my skin feeling balanced and while I have been using this product my skin has never looked better in my eyes. As I feel my skin look better it also makes me feel better and more confident with my skin and I love that my breakout are pretty much none existent.
For a Benefit item it isn't as in your face packaging wise as there other products. In fact I think it looks more professional in a high end boutique way. The glass bottle the moisturiser comes in has a sophisticated appeal with detailed indentations along the glass, just small detail which really sets the glass work off.
This product states it is for all types of skin and so far I think that statement is pretty much correct, I'm late twenties, combination skin which can get rather sensitive at times. So this cream has not irritated my skin in anyway nor made it feel over caked in product. My skin just looks and feels better!
Price and Availability:
You can purchase this as part of a travel pack where you get the same size bottle as my samples 8.9ml, these ones however don't come with a pump therefore a little tricky to get the contents when running low. As you have to shake the bottle hard to get the cream out. What I did was leave the bottle upside down.
If you are purchasing the full size product this comes with a handy pump.
Full size of 50ml - £19.50
Travel kit (six piece set) - £10.00
As I'm almost finished with my third sample bottle the purchase size of 50ml I'm guessing will last me around four months. So even though it may appear on the dearer side compared to other moisturisers this will last you a long time so in my eyes evens out the cost.
I just love how my face feels while using the product, overall I have seen a massive improvement. Less breakouts, more of an even tone to my skin and it just feels wonderful. I would certainly recommend giving this a go!
Five out of five stars from me.
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I love the story behind Benefit; it was created by the Ford twins in 1976 in a San Francisco beauty boutique from then on it has grow and become known world wide! Girl Power! For more information please visit their web site - www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: OCTINOXATE (ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE) 7.49%, AVOBENZONE (BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE ) 3.00%, OCTOCRYLENE 2.00%, SULISOBENZONE (BENZOPHENONE-4) 1.50 %. OTHERS INGREDIENTS / INGRÉDIENTS AUTRES: WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, DIGLYCERIN, C14-22 ALCOHOLS, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SILICA, BETAINE, STEARETH-21, PHENOXYETHANOL, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE, COCONUT ALCOHOL, POLYACRYLAMIDE, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, DECYLOXAZOLIDINONE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CARBOMER, XANTHAN GUM, LAURETH-7, XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE, LINALOOL, ANHYDROXYLITOL, BHT, XYLITOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, AJUGA TURKESTANICA EXTRACT, HYALURONIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE. N° 05421/A
I have oily skin and it causes me to look greasy and brings out blemishes. I still have to moisturise because I want to keep my skin looking younger for longer and I do have a few dry areas but I always ensure that my moisturisers are oil free. I am a massive fan of Benefits cosmetic range but was yet to dabble with their skincare range so when I ran out of my previous moisturiser, I thought it was time to take the plunge and I bought the Triple Performing Facial Emulsion by Benefit
What does the product do?
The product is an emulsion rather than a moisturiser which simply means that it is very light and it promises to perform three actions. It promises to hydrate the skin, provide it with some comfort and also to protect the skin. The formula is oil free and it contains SPF 15 so it will protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging too.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied in the same way as a normal moisturiser. After cleansing and toning, you dispense a small amount of the product onto your fingertips or onto the back of your hand and then massage the emulsion into the face and neck, taking care to avoid the eyes. You can then apply your make up in the usual way. The product can be used daily.
Packaging and Price
Benefit spends a lot of time and energy making their packaging look special and eye catching. This product is no different. It is housed in a see through glass bottle and it has a pretend cork screw top. It looks expensive and quite vintage. When the lid is removed, you see the dispenser which is to be pushed in order to release the product. The product will cost you around £19 for 50ml of the emulsion which is very expensive considering the Simple moisturiser I was replacing only costs around £4. It can be bought from any department store with a Benefit counter and a few online websites.
Aroma and Appearance
The product has quite a strong smell. It smell fresh but it's quite overpowering for a facial moisturiser and I would prefer it to come fragrance free. The emulsion is white in colour and light in consistency.
One pump releases the right amount of product for my face and neck, although sometimes I need to use a little bit more. The emulsion has a light formula so it doesn't feel heavy or greasy on the skin at all. The product is absorbed by my skin quickly and with minimal effort so you don't need to excessively rub the skin and cause wrinkles. My skin is ready immediately after application for me to apply my make up so there is no hanging around.
The product does give a light hydration to the skin that is just right for those with oily skin. The product is a little bit too light for the dry areas of my face on my forehead and nose but if I use a bit more in that area, it usually does the trick. I also don't think it would be hydrated enough in the winter. As for the 'warmer' months in this country, this is quite good because it is light yet offers sun protection although I haven't been able to test out the effectiveness of this yet as we haven't had any sun. If it doesn't stop me from burning however, which I assume it has to if it says it will, then I would purchase the product for that reason alone because it is so much lighter than putting a sun lotion on my face.
It doesn't leave a sheen or any greasiness on my face which I really like because I certainly don't need any help to make my skin shiny. It leaves a nice surface on which to apply my make up and it does make my skin feel comfortable, removing feeling of tightness. It hasn't caused any irritations or blemishes on my spot prone skin. My skin does look bright and healthy after using this product and it feels soft and smooth to the touch.
All in all, whether you like this product or not will entirely depend on the type of skin that you have. If you have dry skin and you need a really hydrating moisturiser or you have mature skin, I wouldn't bother with this one. If you have oily or young skin, then this is light but efficient enough to keep your skin looking good and feeling moisturised. As I have the later type, I quite like this product and will continue to use it.
I was given a sample of this in Debenhams in Derby, at their Benefit counter, after having a free Benefit makeover.
The facial emulsion is actually a moisturiser, I have no idea why they call it emulsion!
What I like about this product is that you only need a small blob at a time to cover your entire face. I apply a small amount to the centre of my face and work outwards until my entire face has been covered. The moisturiser is very light and it absorbs quickly as opposed to sitting on top of the face. It doesn't feel greasy either and it doesn't leave your facial skin feeling sticky and/ or tacky. The product is a great make-up base as it primes the skin well. It doesn't smell too strong either, it just has a subtle floral scent to it.
The moisturiser helped to protect my face from sunlight as it contains an SPF. I also noticed that the product helped to balance out the oil content of my skin. My skin was left looking radiant instead of looking shiny. Unfortunately my sample only lasted me for a few days as it was very small. I do like this product but it has a hefty price tag of £19.50 when bought full size. I am not sure whether to buy it purely because it's expensive and i'm taking driving lessons at the moment. I do not have an unlimited supply of money, boo!
I would recommend this product to people who want a light daytime moisturiser with an SPF factor.
Great for oily skin, great for teenage skin. Not so great for dry skin, you'd need something a little heavier.
Being a member of the Debenhams Beauty Club (which basically means you have a loyalty card and get a few other benefits such as free delivery), I receive emails from Debenhams and a while ago, one of these emails stated that if you printed out the email you could get a free sample set of the new Benefit b.right skincare range. Never one to turn down a freebie, I promptly did this, and got a set of three miniatures in a little box. I like Benefit makeup so was looking forward to trying out the skincare range.
One of the items in the kit was a Sheer Oil-Free Facial Lotion, otherwise known as a Triple Performing Facial Emulsion. I'm not sure I like the sound of a facial emulsion, as I associate emulsion with paint, and I don't want a face covered in white like Elizabeth I. Benefit states that the product "hydrates, protects and comforts the skin with an oil-free, lightweight formula containing Benefit's exclusive ultra moisturising tri-radiance complex. This complex delivers immediate hydration by helping to capture and maintain water on the surface of the skin. The moisture barrier is further reinforced by developing the skin's reserves of water for long-term hydration." What appealed to me about this product was the fact that it contains SPF15 protection, including UVA and UBV filters. I wear a very high factor facial sun cream in the summer, but no sun protection at other times, which I probably should do. The 'emulsion' also contains vitamins A and E which are nourishing antioxidants known to protect the skin from free radical damage. Benefit state that daily use of this product creates a radiant, healthy complexion.
I used this product over a period of just over two weeks. Since the bottle was so small, I was impressed that it lasted this long, but though the liquid was thin, only a small amount was needed at any one time. I should point out that I only used it in the morning, as I thought the SPF15 protection would be wasted at night time. Also, the bottle was made of glass, which made me concerned that there was going to be some left in after I finished using it: I was sure it would be difficult to get out. However, the moisturiser was runny enough not to pose too much trouble and towards the end I just stood the bottle on its head. Because the bottle was clear, it was very easy to see how much was remaining.
The emulsion was easily applied and sank into my skin very well, providing a good base for makeup. It didn't irritate my skin at all, which I was impressed with, particularly because it seemed to be quite heavily scented. The scent was the same as the one belonging to the matching facial wash, and was very pleasant, though I can't make out exactly what it is.
My skin seemed to be in generally good condition while using this facial emulsion. I didn't suffer from any dryness or redness, which is impressive particularly given the colder weather we've been having lately. However I did notice that my skin seemed slightly oilier and more shiny than usual, particularly around my nose. It wasn't a dramatic change - I didn't really get any more spots than usual - but I did notice it.
Overall, this seems to be a decent product, however I wouldn't buy it again as I feel it would suit dryer skin types. It does go on well and feels very light so it's not a bad product, however it did make my skin feel slightly oily. Also, it is very expensive at £19.50 for a full bottle. Having said that, only a small amount is needed at any one time so a little does go a long way. Also, the SPF is a definite plus.
So basically it's not for me, however it may be the perfect product for you!
I've previously reviewed Benefit's foamingly clean face wash and the next obvious review was another product from the same b.right! range of products from Benefit.
This product claims to be triple performing - It hydrates, protects and comforts according to Benefit. Oh, and added to that it has SPF 15 and is oil free! It comes in a interesting looking bottle, It's thin at the top with a wide a bottom - sort of like a potion bottle might look. It's quite quirky but i'm not made keen on the name 'emulsion' it just conjures up the image of applying paint to your face! Like the foamingly clean face wash it does lack that pizazz in terms of name and packaging that Benefit is usually so good at.
For me, the face wash and this facial emulsion go hand in had. Basically this product is applied to a cleansed face and neck (after the face wash). You just work it in and it hydrates your skin. During winter months I do have incredibly dry skin and so I was very interested to see whether this would work. I'm pleased to say that it really did, and my face kept the hydration all day!
However, this is not a cheap product. 50.3ml will set you back £19.50 which is quite steep for what is basically a glorified moisturiser. It does hydrate, it does protect and I suppose at a push i'd say it was comforting to my skin.
My personal feeling is that it is a nice product but a complete luxury and unnecessary if you have a good moisturiser.