Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream Review

Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream Review

I was lucky enough to be selected to review Benton Cosmetics new Cacao Moist and Mild Cream recently.

It’s a light weight moisturiser that claims to be suitable for all skin types to use. Am I the only one who is always a little sceptical about the ‘suitable for all skin types’ claims on products?

I can only speak for my skin type, which has undergone a pretty radical change since around May. I have to point out that previous to the end of April my skin type was dry/sensitive and had been for many years.

I got very ill at that time and ended up being diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis (Horton’s Disease) and that meant I have had to go on quite a high dose of steroids. This has had such an effect on my skin. It’s now mostly normal/dry on my cheeks and pretty oily on my T-Zone. More breakouts and more closed comedones too.

The Cacao Moist and Mild Cream has been a good moisturiser for even my oilier skin. I haven’t experienced increased breakouts, nor has it made any difference to how oily my skin gets throughout the day. Honestly, if anything, I feel that my skin is more balanced when I use it.

It really is a lightweight cream and absorbs effortlessly into the skin. My skin feels nicely hydrated, soft and nourished after applying.  There is no scent is to it, so it would also be suitable for those that don’t like highly scented or perfumed moisturisers.

Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream


Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Water, Sorbitan Olivate,
1,2-Hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract,
Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglutamic Acid, Madecassoside, Beta-Glucan, Carbomer, Arginine, Xanthan Gum

This is definitely a moisturiser that I will reach for on a regular basis. I just really like how my skin feels after use. It boasts a list of ingredients that contain Cacao Extracts, Hyaluronic Acid and various botanical extracts too.

It claims to be slightly acid with a ph of around 6. So I tested the ph for myself, the results are shown below.

Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream

I put it between a ph of 5 and 6 by the results I got, though I think it leans more towards a ph of 5. You can decide for yourself though from the results.


Overall Thoughts on the Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream

Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream

The Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream is definitely a moisturiser I will reach for on a regular basis.

I’m not sure how it would perform during the winter but for the summer, the fact it is so lightweight yet hydrating is great.

With lots of fab beneficial ingredients, no colouring or fragrance, it makes a fantastic moisturiser for both morning and night-time.


Where Can I Purchase Benton Cosmetics Cacao Moist and Mild Cream?

You can purchase this product from a number of online sites, depending on where you live.

There is a full list of suppliers HERE




  • Daniela

    Because there is cacao in the name, I would expect that it is a richer cream and I never tried to find out more about it, but now it sounds interesting. Thank you for the review☺️

    • You would, wouldn’t you but no, it’s exceptionally lightweight. It’s definitely not a rich cream at all. 🙂

  • Not heard of the brand before but sounds pretty good, not bad ingredients and cocoa seems to be popular in quite a few products on the market. It looks light in texture, like a gel cream formulation.
    H x

  • Thanks for the review Sarah, i have actually seen this moisturizer around quite a bit and was thinking about trying it. Sounds like a decent product. Love that you tested the ph for yourself. That’s smart…
    I like that it has the pulsatilla in the ingredients which is known for having anti-inflammatory properties. That for me makes the cream truly “for all skin types”!


  • Novie Johnston

    Nice review Sarah though I haven’t used this product before. It looks great, and you tried it yourself. So must check this out.

    Novie |