March 22, 2011

Benefit B.Right Triple Performing Facial Emulsion Review

I was quite excited to check out the new Benefit B.Right Triple Performing Facial Emulsion simply because we don’t have many emulsions available to us in the US market. Emulsions are quite common amongst Asian skincare but I honestly don’t see many here in the US.

The only difference between a regular moisturizer and an emulsion would be the lighter formula that you get with an emulsion compared to the heavier one of a regular moisturizer. In most cases emulsions have gel-like formulas and most lack SPF. Benefit’s version contains an SPF 15 as well as a lighter formula.

Let’s take a look!

A lightweight moisturizer that hydrates, protects & comforts the skin with an oil-free formula.

Someone mentioned in my review of the Benefit B.Right Refined Finish Facial Polish that the bottles reminded them of a message in a bottle. I thought they had a bit of an old vintage pharmacy vibe going on but she was right, they do kinda remind me of a message in a bottle particularly the emulsion which comes housed in a glass bottle with a faux cork top.

I was a little worried about the bottle at first because I thought it was a tip and pour. Skin Food, a Korean brand, houses many of their emulsions in glass jars but with a tip and pour design that proves messy and cumbersome. Benefit thankfully went a step further and included a pump which depresses perfectly and allows just the right flow of product out of the jar for application. The glass could prove dangerous if you’re clumsy but it’s all out pretty on your vanity if you’re really a packaging junkie.

If you’re Asian or you’re just an Asian beauty junkie like me this probably won’t fit the mold for any emulsion you’ve tried from various Asian brands. Where as many emulsions are a gel-like affair this is actually a runnier cream that reminds me of lightweight SPF. It’s a pleasant formula but not a traditional emulsion or at least not one I’m used to by any means. The formula contains an SPF 15 which is nice however a higher SPF would be welcome but I imagine it would weight down the formula considerably. This has a pleasant fresh, shampoo-like smell and I’ve been trying for the life of me to figure out what exactly the B.Right Collection smells like and I’m leaning towards saying it kinda smells like Benefit B Spot.

Overall, it performs quit well. It won’t be great for very dry skin however it’ll prove ideal for Summer wear due to the SPF content and the lighter formula which absorbs easily and offers just the right amount of hydration without feeling oily or greasy. Those with oily skin will enjoy the non-existent feel of the moisturizer as well since it doesn’t have a heavy feel or an oily finish it merely leaves skin dewy to the touch and proceeds to keep the skin hydrated throughout the day.

Those sensitive to smell or those with sensitive skin might be a bit put off my the scent. It is very strongly scented. I personally love it but some folks pretty much like their skincare to remain fragrance free, in this case, you might want to head to a counter and sniff prior to heading into a purchase.

Those clumsy might not love the glass bottle as it could prove messy or dangerous should you drop it.

The SPF 15 is a bit too low to really garner my appreciation but I do understand a higher grade would weight down the beautiful, lightweight formula.

  • Those seeking a lightweight moisturizer that keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day.
  • Those with oily skin.

  • Those with extra dry skin (if your skin remains dry all year round this might not be enough hydration).
  • Those wanting a full on SPF with their moisturizer.
  • Those who want packaging that bounces back (if you tend to drop things alot, be aware of the delicate packaging).

I liked Benefit B.Right Triple Performing Facial Emulsion and think it’ll make a fine choice for a lightweight moisturizer as the weather warms up. Benefit couldn’t have introduced it at a better time with Spring here and Summer soon on the way. It has a few quirks and I do think the scent might put a few folks off but overall I thought it was a nice choice for the warmer weather however I’d love them to shave off a few dollars from the $28 price tag as the bottle is a tad small at 1.7 oz for that price.

It’s available now at Sephora and

Will you be trying it?

Have you tried it?

What did you think?

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  • Cj

    2 good reviews so far! It’s looking real good lol 🙂 I’m gonna order the intro kit tonight ;D

  • MC

    I’ve tried it and liked it, but I opted out on it for now (will probably get it for summer though) and bought the Total Moisture face cream instead..which I am in LOVE with since a little goes a looooong way. The same goes for the It’s Potent eye cream. Very, VERY happy with this new line from Benefit. <3

    • the Muse

      haven’t tried it yet mc but curious about it ;-D can’t wait to begin testing the eye cream ;D!

  • MC

    Though..I am in agreement that for the price of many of the new items, they should either shave a couple dollars off or add more quantity to off set the price.

  • jamie

    delicious!! the size is actually a pro for me cuz it means less commitment if this turns out to be less than ideal for my skin! 😉 hehe

    • the Muse

      jamie good point plus I like changing skincare so much lately that I can run through it easily and get on with something new ;D!

  • Christine

    The word emulsion will forever remind me of Chemistry in gr11, I had a teacher who liked to randomly ask people in the middle of class to define terms. “Christine, what’s an emulsion? Christine, what’s avogadro’s number?” Oh high school.

    This does look nice, since it has SPF but is still light. Right now my HG moisturizer is Clinique’s DDM gel, but that doesn’t have SPF. Then again, SPF 15 isn’t that much.


    That packaging is so cute and beachy. Also a nice ’emulsion” sounds great to be honest Im a bit glad its not a gel (never used one on my face, dont really want too.)

    p.s i got the daisy eau so fresh LOVE IT!!!! (got the 4.2) ahhaha 🙂

  • sarah

    i have the mini one that came with the little set from benefit for $12. i think the full size has a better bottle though with the pump. the mini you have to tip it over and it is so hard to get out of the bottle. i’ve been using this nightly for almost 2 weeks and i really like it. $28 is steep for the full size though

    • Tammie

      I was going to say the same thing, I am so glad the full size has a pump should I decide to get it!!

  • semille

    thank you for nice review! I’m an user of benefit dear john and thinking of changing my skincare to b.right line. your review is really helpful for me. thank you again! xx

    PS. I was so suprised that you mentioned korean brand ‘skin food’
    I haven’t even thought about that
    american girl knows that korean small beauty brand
    such as skin food 🙂

    • the Muse

      my pleasure semille glad to hear it helped! ;-D I do alot of reviews on Korean, Japanese, and other Asian brands here ;-D Etude House, Skin Food, Lavshuca, Etc…;-D!

  • semille

    Thank you for nice review!
    I’m an user of dear john and thinking of changing my skincare to b.right.
    (coz i can’t buy dear john anymore at benefit officially)
    dear john and firmology was so nice to me, so i can’t sure this new line will satisfy me.
    anyway, thank you again! x

    • the Muse

      my pleasure semille I hope it works out for you 🙂

  • Bethany

    Hey. I actually work at an Ulta and the other day while placing product I was listening to a Benefit Brand Rep run through a product demonstration for the Benefit girls. She said the scent is cucumber with a little bit of raspberry. But if you aren’t one for scents, it wears away fairly quick. I love this new skin care line.

  • clair

    using it these days and i really like it. i have oily skin and i live in a humid country and yet it doesn’t feel sticky at all, nor does it make my skin oilier than what it already is. 🙂

  • Yvonne

    love the bottle! can you open the bottle and refill it with your own lotion?