my must haves : benefit dear john

I've been using benefit's dear john for about 3 months now and figured it was about time that a raved about it. These photos were taken when I first bought the jar in my local boots for £26 and if I were to take one now there wouldn't be much of a difference in content. I'd say i've used about a quarter, if that! Now that's value for money right there.

I don't use it all over my face a lot of the time because my skin is so combination that I can't. I have to avoid the oily areas of my face as they just do not need the moisture. This being the crease of my chin, either side of the lower part of my nose and hair line.

The scent is a clean one, almost johnson baby lotion inspired.. simple and calming. I hate it when moisturisers to to be fragrant or vanillary, it's too overwhelming and uncalled for in a face moisturiser.

I have tried a few 'good' moisturisers before and even after giving my skin a fortnight to get used to the product I would still break out often. This is the first moisturiser I have used that hasn't done that. In fact I barely broke out at all during my 2 week trial period.

I find it too be creamy and not overly thick. It is a pure white opaque mix that sinks into my skin almost immediately leaving it silky soft and ready to apply my that gal primer. I find that if I were to go a day without using these 2 together then there is a disappointing result at the end of the day. The moisturiser acts as a base or a barrier as well as it's obvious attributes. By using Dear John first it prevents That Gal from sinking into my skin which allows it to do the work of a brilliant primer all day long.

If you like the sound of this then pop to your nearest Benefit counter and ask for a sample.. that's what I did in order to try it for 2 weeks and it was so worth the try! I'm now very happy in my own skin again which is surprising seeing as the nasty winter wind is in.

I hope I didn't ramble too much in this, I know a lot of text can be a little overwhelming so I tried to keep it short and to the point (tried). You girls know i'm not big on writing reviews.. I hardly ever do it but for Dear John.. totally worth it! Have you tried this moisturiser or are you interested in it now? I'd love to know your experiences with it! :)

♥ abby


  1. I def have to check out the benefit counter when i go to SA net month :)

  2. oh wow this is one of them products that are probably dismissed but would love this!

  3. Oh that looks fantastic! I'm in need of a new moisturizer and it sounds great. Thanks for this because now I'd really like to try it!

  4. Fab review huni! I have just gone and got this the other day so can't wait to try it now!xxx

  5. Great review! I've struggled to find a good moisturiser so ill have to give this a go when benefit confirm they don't test on animals :)

  6. Oooh this sounds really good:) Lovely review x

  7. Brilliant review! I'v actually been thinking about getting this (Or at least getting a sample) for a while I've just never got round to it. Your review might have just made me decision as I'm a bit 'that gal' fan too!

    L x
    Half Dressed

  8. Carlinn - Definitely! There are so many things I love when at the counter, it's hard to refrain from buying everything! x

    Lisa - I know what you mean, When I had a makeover she tried it on me and I loved it from then.. otherwise I probably wouldn't of given it a second look x

    Aimee - Grab a sample and try it :) Hope you like! x

    Claire - Yay! Let me know how you get on lovely :) xxx

    Emma Jade - Thats good reasoning.. I hope you do get to at least try it :) x

    Emma - Thank you lovely :) x

    Half Dressed - Ah that's brilliant! Glad to be of assistance :P x


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