Back in November, I remember browsing through Jolse’s website (probably because of another sale they had) and I saw that they were recuiting reviewers to try out the Benton Honest TT Mist. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but I had nothing to lose so I put my name down. I’ve always had a positive experience with Jolse.com, so I thought it would be a great experience to work alongside them and help promote a new product for them. I then find out that I was chosen. It arrived about 2 weeks after sending them my address.
Upon arrival, I realised that I’ve never owned a mist product before. So I didn’t really understand when I was meant to use it. After some research, I found that mists are great for a burst of hydration to the skin. It’s best to be used as a toner, on cushion puffs or beauty blenders before application and also throughout the day to rehydrate the skin. With my current routine (and the incredibly rainy, British weather), my skin hasn’t been dehydrated. So I decided to just use it as a toner everyday to see how it’ll work out for my skin.
The first thing I noticed when I tried out this product is that there is no beloved tea tree scent. Some people love the smell of tea tree and other people hate it – I love it. Part of me was slightly disappointed by this since the smell is so calming and refreshing but I thought it would be nice for people who love tea tree but hate the smell. I then noticed that the mist was very fine but disputed the right amount of product. I experimented with how many pumps and I found that 2-3 were enough to hydrate my entire face, it would take a few minutes to sink into my skin and then I would continue with the rest of my routine.
Taking a deeper look into the ingredients, I wanted to make sure that there wasn’t anything in there that would irritate my skin or break me out. (Source):
Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Water (85%), Sodium Hyaluronate (7%), Tea Tree Extract, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Althaea rosea, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Psidium guajava, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata Extract
I knew the ingredients in this would work very well for my skin. Butylene Glycol is the only ingredient that raises an orange flag and the comedogenic value is 1 (out of 5). I’ve never had a problem with this ingredient in the past, so I didn’t worry. I then wanted to take a deeper look into what Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Water, I understand that it’s tea tree leaf water but I was unsure on what this actually was. It’s just diluted tea tree in water, the TT honest mist contains 85% of tea tree leaf water, 5% tea tree extract and the rest water. I was slightly let down by the amount of tea tree in the product so I knew it wouldn’t match up to my LJH 90 tea tree essence. So this actually helps to explain why it didn’t help my acne in any way.
The TT honest mist claims to:
- Prevent and improve damaged skin – I noticed no difference here, although the OST C20 would be doing most of the work there.
- Soothing – I thought it felt soothing on my skin and it was pretty refreshing too.
- Pore care – I noticed no difference in my pores.
- Moisture & Oiliness Balance – my skin definitely felt moist after using this product but I never saw a different in my oiliness.
- Skin Barrier Improvement – my skin barrier isn’t currently damaged so there was no difference there either.
Overall, it’s a lovely product to have, but for my skin, I think it’s unnecessary. Maybe this would be more suitable in the summer when my skin only needs a light layer of hydration. However, I’m not currently amazed by this product and I don’t see myself running out to purchase it again. Also, I believe it would be more suitable for dehydrated/dry skin. It’s a great mist to use with your cushion puff or beauty blender if you’re going for a more dewy look. I never tested this out by spraying it over my face during the day; I was slightly worried it would ruin my makeup since sometimes it felt very moist on my skin. So I didn’t want it to make me look even more shiny than I already am midway through the day. But I do think it would work very well for an extra refresh throughout the day.
If you’re interested in purchasing and trying out this mist yourself, head on over to Jolse.com.
Please note: The item reviewed in this blog post was sent to me for reviewing purposes by the lovely people over at Jolse.com. However, all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone I was in contact with.