Review: Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

Review: Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

Got your eyes on this Kbeauty cult product? Then bear with me for the long waited review of Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel! We have already declared our love of Benton's pure formulas rich in actives and free of irritating ingredients. But it's time to unravel a few secrets that make this gel a best selling item and a cult beautifier. 

But ingredients first. Aloe Vera is one of the most all-round ingredient out there. Ranking next to anti-ageing favorites such as Vitamin C and Licorice Root Extract, Aloe Vera is famous for its healing and soothing properties and that's exactly what Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel promises to deliver.

It's for everyone. It's only those who suffer with redness and acne-prone skin that should be looking for calming agents. If you've been working on an ultra-effective anti-wrinkle regimen, aloe vera can give your skin the break it needs to recover and show the results of everything you have been treating it with. Those who love vitamin A and its derivatives, as well as Vitamin C, BHA and AHA, will find in aloe vera a secret weapon to balance the levels of tolerance of your skin. That means aloe vera provides the necessary relief your skin will be craving for after all those collagen-boosting and wrinkle-erasers.

Simple, effective, and affordable, what more do we need?

Review Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

Why Aloe Vera is queen

Aloe vera combines a multitude of properties that, sooner or later, will be just what you need. A true natural ingredient, it heals and soothes the skin, making aloe vera perfect for acne-troubled skin, but also for whoever spent too many hours under the sun. Aloe vera is excellent against sunburns and having a tube next to you this summertime is wise! The refreshing and cooling sensation aloe vera provides is the best natural skin-relief I can think of. 

Aside from its calming properties, aloe vera has other long term benefits, as it moisturises and restores skin's water levels. That is a fantastic plus, since many moisturising ingredients will be a tad too much to add when your skin is facing breakouts, sunburns, or excessive dryness. The watery texture melts into the skin and disappears without leaving residue. No sticky or plasticky feeling behind, when using Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel. In the picture below, you can see that after applied, the product is no longer visible and completely fades.

Review Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

Review Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

The light and easy-to-absorb-texture means aloe vera can be layered with other moisturising agents of your choice. If your skin has dry patches or simply needs some more hydration, go ahead and pour your next moisturising product to seal in all the good stuff. That makes aloe vera a very versatile product that can be used as a daily moisturiser or as a nighttime emulsion. If your skin is on the oily side, Benton Aloe Propolis Gel is sufficient as such. It will help balance the levels of hydration and contribute to reduce oiliness overall - cause our skin tends to produce even more oil when it feels dry!

Formula and Performance

There are many noteworthy aspects that make Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel different from other aloe vera gels out there and you should keep them in mind. First, Benton's formula is free of parabens, alcohols, synthetic dyes or fragrances. That means you get what you're paying for. No unnecessary fillers (not even water) or agressive ingredients that will compromise the overall promise of soothed and peaceful skin. Second, there is 10% propolis extract here, and that should mean the world for those battling blemishes. Propolis is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient. What it basically does is to eliminate the bacteria in the area and reduce potential inflammations. If you have acne popping up here and there, propolis is a trusted and natural substance to help you control acne inflammations on sensitive skin.Third, there is 80% aloe barbadensis leaf juice here. And yeah, aloe vera juice is not the same was aloe vera water - widely used in many aloe vera gels out there. Aloe vera leaf juice is much more concentrated in the amino acids and anti-oxidants give aloe vera its fame. 

Review Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

When you look at the packaging, you gotta love Benton's perspicacity. A non-translucent tube keeps this product safer for longer and ensures a hygienic application. The formula has also been updated with extra natural preservatives to support higher temperatures. But that doesn't mean you should be leaving your skincare exposed to the sun. Keep it in a cupboard or drawer away from direct sunlight to make it last longer.

As a long term user of Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel, I can certainly vouch for its results-driven formula. This Aloe vera + propolis concoction has conquered a fixed place on my skincare routine and one of the best selling products here at Honeysu. It's the kind of product I'll reach out to if my skin has been misbehaving, if I'm just not sure what product is triggering a reaction (as a product tester, I'm always testing a thousand things!), or if I'm trying to keep redness down and need it to be done fast. When travelling, this tube is always with me. Because flights and changes in my daily routine tend to make my skin go wild, having Benton Aloe Propolis Gel is a safe and sure way to minimise the collateral effects jet-setter lifestyle (cough, cough) can have on my sensitive, prima donna skin. 

Review Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel


Aloe vera is an all-round and ultra beneficial ingredient to add to your skincare routine. It works wonders on acne-prone skin and active breakouts, but also on dry and sensitive skin, and on people making use of anti-ageing actives such as retinols and vitamin C or other types of acids such as BHA and AHA. It is also suitable for kids and adults alike.

You sincerely need Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel in your life if:

  • you have been experiencing breakouts and accumulation of sebum
  • your skin is dry and sensitive (and every other product seems to burn or make it worse)
  • you have been making use of actives that dry out or sensitise the skin, like retinols, vitamin C, BHA and AHA.

 That's all for today. You can find Benton Aloe Propolis Gel here and our entire Benton line here.


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