Benton has released their second physical & chemical sun cream specifically for use during outdoor activities and I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the first testers for this new product! Thanks so much again to Benton for this opportunity and providing me the Benton Papaya-S Sun Cream for review. I had already tried out a few of their other products in the past and enjoyed using them so was very excited to have this opportunity to try out their latest addition.
What is the Benton Papaya-S Sun Cream?
The Benton Papaya-S Sun Cream is both a physical and chemical sun cream that is meant for outdoor activities like sports. This sun cream includes ingredients to protect the skin against both UVA and UVB rays. Like the name for this sun cream, the key ingredients come from the papaya fruit.
The packaging for this sun cream is similar to the other Benton product designs with a clean simple look and like the other sun cream available, all monochrome with a pop of colour – in this case orange. The sun cream comes in a white plastic squeeze tube with a metallic silver lid. The squeeze tip of the bottle is easy to dispense the correct amount of product without being messy.
This sun cream is an opaque white cream with a high SPF50+ (PA++++). The sunscreen is quite liquid but feels quite thick and sticky in texture when applying. I found that the stickiness made it a little difficult to apply smoothly. Although, after fully applying it onto the skin it didn’t feel too thick or heavy. The initial sticky feel after applying the sun screen disappears after a minute or so. After seeing the colour and texture of the cream I was sure that it would leave a white cast but luckily it didn’t. I found the best way to avoid getting a white cast is to make sure not to apply too much product at once and to really massage it well into the skin. The cream looked natural and didn’t look or feel greasy. I like that this sun cream gives a natural looking glow (as seen in the 3rd swatch in the image below). I also felt like the sun cream helps to brighten up the skin without creating that typical tell-tale ghostly white look after applying some sunscreens.
In terms of scent, it has a typical sunscreen smell with a slightly sweet scent which I think comes naturally from the papaya ingredients used. The scent is overall quite pleasant and fades away quite quickly after applying it. The sunscreen also has many great ingredients from the papaya fruit that are great for the skin. Firstly, Papaya Fruit Water which is rich in vitamins and minerals that can help to promote healthy skin. Next up, it contains Papaya Seed Oil that helps to retain moisture, keep skin supple and smooth. In addition, Papain – a protease extracted from papaya is great at controlling sebum, dead skin and for pore care. The combination of physical and chemical sunscreen agents along with lots of great skincare ingredients means that whilst protecting your skin from the sun you are also nourishing it too! I love a good multiple purpose product.
Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Water(43%), Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Octyldodecanol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Aqua (Water), 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Beeswax, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Propanediol,Hydrogen Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Carica Papaya Seed Oil(5000ppm), Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Beta-Glucan, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract(750ppm), Xanthan Gum, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Adenosine, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Bud Extract, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Papain(100ppm), Algin, Glucose, Geranium Maculatum Oil.
(Papaya-S Sun Cream uses dimethicone to stabilize the formula as it has a high percentage of physical sunscreen agents)
Overall I really liked this sunscreen and would consider repurchasing this. This Papaya-S sun cream definitely ticked all the boxes for me that I look for in a good sunscreen – it has a high SPF50+, it has both chemical & physical protection and doesn’t leave a white cast. And an added bonus, it was moisturising and contained lots of skin care ingredients that are great for the skin.
- Chemical & physical sunscreen that protects against UVA/UVB rays
- Doesn’t leave skin looking or feeling greasy
- Leaves no white cast
- Brightens skin tone
- Contains lots of great skin care ingredients
- Slight sticky feeling but disappears after absorbed into skin
- A little thick in texture so can be difficult to apply smoothly
Where to buy?
The Benton Papaya – S Sun Cream is available at StyleKorean.
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