[Benton] Cacao Moist and Mild Toner Review

Author: Misa

This review originally appeared on her blog Misa Skincare Online.

Disclaimer: All the photos were taken by the review’s author. 

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Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Toner Review


Here I have a toner to review for you! This cute packaged toner is from Benton and it’s from their Cacao Moist and Mild line. I never used anything with cacao so I was super curious to see how it delivers!

Benton is quite a well know Korean brand and is one of my personal favorites. It’s funny to know that the name Benton is inspired by and named after the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ in which Benjamin Button grows younger with time. In the movie, Benjamin has no choice but to leave his love, Daisy as he becomes younger. They wondered what would happen if Daisy could turn back time on her own appearance.

Of course this’s just a fictional movie, but wouldn’t most people have the same desire to be young again? Likewise Benton wishes to turn back the time of your skin with healthy cosmetics. Benton cosmetics are designed to restore your skin back to its original, youthful condition with healthy recipes, rather than to give temporary effects with harmful ingredients.

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What does it do?

“Benton’s Cacao Moist and Mild Toner is a lightweight and hydrating toner. With Cacao Extracts and Hyaluronic Acid, this toner replenishes moisture to the skin. Various botanical extracts in the toner further help to keep skin smooth.”

This toner is free of colorant, artificial fragrance, and volatile alcohol. The high content of cacao extract provides not only moisture but also nutritive benefits! This product is suitable for all skin types but this is recommended for those with oily skin, acne, dehydration and tightness, sensitive skin or skin with a poor oil-water balance and this toner is suitable for all seasons. 

When and how to use?

After cleansing, apply a suitable amount and evenly spread on your face. Gently tap until fully absorbed.



Main Ingredients

Cacao Extract is rich in antioxidant polyphenois and minerals which moisturizes and keeps the skin soft, supple and smooth.

Cacao Seed Extract reduces harmful oxygen in the skin and makes the skin healthy.

Cacao Flower Extract is one of the key moisturizing Ingredients.

Full Ingredients list

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin,1,2-Hexanediol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Madecassoside,Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Flower Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Betaine, Xanthan Gum


The bottle is made out of plastic and isn’t the label so pretty? I love the color and the flowers on it! It has a white screw on lid that is like the bottle made out of plastic. On the front of the label is the information about the product printed, on the back you have the basic information in Korean and English.

As you can see the box has the same pink color and flower design. On the front you have the name of the product and what it does, on the two sides you have the information in Korean and at the back you have the ingredients and directions of use.

Texture of the product.

The texture of the toner is watery but still viscous with a nice slip to it and has no scent whatsoever!

The performance.

For the last two weeks I have been using this everyday as my toner in my night and day skincare routine. The toner is very light in texture which makes it perfect for the multi skin method! I like doing up to 3 skins with it and it doesn’t leave any stickiness and it absorbs quickly with every skin. It leaves the skin feeling very hydrated soft and smooth after it’s absorbed with a beautiful radiant glow.

As you can see from the Wayskin readings it’s very hydrating! As you can see in the and picture, I tracked the moisture level on my skin right after cleansing and the moisture level is at 12% and after I applied the toner once it was at 41%, the second time 48% and the third time 54%. That’s an increase of 42%!

After two weeks I have noticed that my skin is smoother and softer since I started to use this product. It also calms down my redness every time I use it although it isn’t a longlasting result like the hydration, softness and smoothness but considering that I have a lot of heat in my skin especially the cheeks I don’t expect that this product will resolve that. Overall I’m really happy with this product, it gives great results!

1. This isn’t worth the money at all.
2. Gave me some skin troubles, not going to repurchase.
3. It’s alright. Neither good nor bad.
4. I like it quite a lot! Unless I find something better I’ll continue using this product.
5. An amazing product, never going back!

Where to purchase?
You can purchase this from:
Benton for $13.50 on sale otherwise for $18.00

Do you want to read more about skincare products? Hear over to my Instagram account misa_skincare where I share short reviews, my daily skincare routine and more!

DISCLAIMER: This was kindly given to me for reviewing purposes by Purito but as always, my opinions are mine and only mine own! I’m not a skin expert! I try skincare products out and I review them accordance with my skin type, which is normal but dehydrated and prone to acne. What works for me, might not work for you and vice versa.

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