Benefit The POREfessional Smooth Sip Lightweight Smoothing Moisturiser Review

If you are someone, like me, who has oily, acne-prone skin, Benefit Smooth Sip is for you. I felt confident in swiping this across my whole face, and didn’t worry about popping it on my greasy areas. It didn’t break me out, I did notice a difference in my pore size immediately after. Whether this was just the post-skincare sheen, or a true decrease in the obviousness of my pores, I cannot yet confirm. I’m going to keep trying this out to test it over a period of time, but only have good things to say so far.


The Most Important Thing About This Product Is…

Like the rest of the PORE care collection, the innovation, where care and attention are dedicated to specifically unblocking pores, is an extremely important part of the whole line. However, I think here the real benefit is the lightweight nature of Smooth Sip. Virtually weightless, this moisturiser really does slip onto the skin, gliding easily and effortlessly over your face. The perfect cream to pair underneath a heavy makeup day, this handy little hydrator quenches your face whilst also addressing the look of your enlarged pores.


You Will Love This If…

You feel like you have stubborn clogged pores that despite your best efforts remain visible and enlarged. This moisturiser calms and unblocks them to leave skin feeling comfortable and clearer. If you are particularly busy or stressed,or cannot be bothered with a whole intense skincare routine, this moisturiser is the perfect solution, targeting two main concerns – skin clearing and hydration. On mornings when I am too sleepy, I have just slapped this on and felt so much fresher and ready to face the day. I feel confident in knowing it both is working to enrich my skin whilst also addressing the problem area of my enlarged pores.


Hero Ingredients

Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is one of the latest skincare heroes you’ve probably heard of. Included in this skin-loving lineup, this water-soluble ingredient helps to visibly minimise enlarged pores, tighten any lax areas and improve overall skin tone. Niacinamide also helps your skin grow a lipid barrier, improving moisture retention. So not only does this product clear and unclog, it also conditions.

Celery seed extract is one of the more unusual ingredients featured in this product, although with its nutrient-rich body, it is unsurprising why it is included in this lineup. Helping to visibly improve skin texture and refine the look of pores, celery seed extract fights against skin damage, keeping the skin looking younger and fresher. Flax seed extract, rich in omega 3 and peptides also helps protect against damage caused by environmental factors, whilst doing wonders to brighten the tone of your skin, maintaining a radiant glow.

Revered for its cooling and restorative properties, aloe leaf juice works here to help alleviate dry, itchy skin and soothe any irritation or inflammation. This herbal remedy also reduces redness, helping your skin to appear supple and clear. Forming a dream team with squalane, this partnership prevents moisture loss and mimics the skin’s natural oil.

Lastly, Sphingolipids, ceramide-like molecules, help to preserve initial skin hydration by regulating cellular processes to maintain the skin barrier. These replenishing and conditioning ingredients prevent water loss by encouraging the skin to make more ceramides, the key to keeping it strong. Paired with bisabolol, these two quench and soothe, ensuring skin feels comfortable after use.


What Skin Type Is It For?

This moisturiser is suitable for oily and combination skin, as it is sheer and lightweight. If you are someone who prefers a thicker, more deeply nourishing cream, I would maybe reach for something else, as this is definitely a thinner texture, which doesn’t mimic quite the same feel.


What Does It Feel Like?

With its light texture, this moisturiser glides onto the skin, nourishing your skin without being too thick. The cooling effect, which I pinned on the aloe, I can best describe as the feeling of crisp air on your face, enriching and restorative without feeling cloying or clay-like. I did feel as though this didn’t sink into my skin, and rather sat as a superficial layer on my face. Although, the science would disagree, with skin penetrating ingredients that work without you even realising.


What Does It Smell Like?

The mask has a fresh smell, like a subtle spa visit, which I suppose reflects the product Benefit has created. Smooth and herby, this blend of benevolent ingredients has an almost- earthy smell whilst remaining clean and crisp.


How Do You Use The Product?

Literally just smooth this onto your clean face and neck, daily. Whether you use this morning or night, it literally could not be easier.


What’s Special About The Design?

Whilst similar to the rest of the collection, this moisturiser is definitely the most subtle and sleek of the line. Sticking to a nautical blue, this recycled aluminium tub is embossed with silver and teal bubbles. Whilst it isn’t minimalistic, it is definitely more unassuming than the rest of the line, with a more slick design. The ergonomic tub is not only effective in usage, but also is made of post-consumer recycled materials along with the outer packaging, so you can see your mask reused time and time again.


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