The One Thing I Buy From Amazon When My Skin Freaks Out
09.14.17
Collage by Louisiana Mei Gelpi

You know that lyric from the Ghostbusters theme song, “If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood/Who ya gonna call (Ghostbusters)?” That’s what I think about every time somethin’ strange is manifesting on my typically well-behaved skin, and I immediately call in the ghostbuster of skin problems: Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream.

Great name, huh?

Even greater is the fact that it’s available on Amazon and costs $16.88, which in my opinion is a steal for something that arrives in 48 hours and magically solves all your troubles.

I first discovered it during a particularly troublesome skin period post-college in which I was experiencing unrelenting adult acne and my face was somehow mysteriously dry and oily at the same time and NOTHING WAS HELPING. All of my usual beauty products were seemingly useless in the face of whatever hormonal blip was occurring beneath my epidermis. It was like some evil goblin had snuck into my bathroom and replaced all my creamers and toners with bottles of pizza grease. It was bad. I was desperate.

Salvation came via the now-defunct skincare blog Skin & Tonics, which inundated me with skincare knowledge about stuff I had literally never paid attention to before, like the importance of maintaining a healthy moisture barrier, and how the efficacy of different products can be affected by a myriad of variables.

I ate up every morsel of information, including a bevy of product reviews I used as the basis for completely overhauling my skincare routine. I distinctly remember the review for Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream standing out from the pack, though, because in addition to its informative rundown of exactly what makes this product so effective, it was also an unabashed, rave endorsement. I ordered it immediately and noticed a decrease in acne and redness after just a few weeks of using it.

Creamy without being greasy and non-irritating on my sensitive skin, Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream has earned its place in my beauty arsenal for life. I love experimenting with beauty products, but I always come back to this one when I need something I know I can depend on. It’s basically the skincare equivalent of a white button-down shirt, give or take some snail secretion.

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