Last year, I finally got me the Laneige BB Cushion after more than 1 year of dreaming and yearning. What took me so long….? Gosh….that’s a long story. Suffice to say that after this, since I know for sure my shade, I will make online purchases of the BB Cushion because I really don’t have the time to walk into department stores (though I love learning from the beauty consultants). Out of purchasing Laneige BB Cushion and a moisturizing Laneige lipstick, I received these wonderful Laneige Beauty Samples from the lovely Laneige beauty consultant.
A Bit About Laneige
I think no make-up or skincare enthusiast has not heard of Laneige. Laneige’s promos are everywhere! In case you’ve not heard of Laneige, don’t fret, I’m here to share. Laneige is a South Korean cosmetics brand created and owned by Amore Pacific. The brand name comes from La Neige which means Snow. I think their branding is successful because when I think of Laneige, it brings to mind whitening products for younger consumers. Now, although I’m not young, I still love it. And even though it’s not natural/organic, I adore the BB Cushion because it works really well with my skin.
Why I don’t Prefer Purchasing in Physical Store
Besides time, another reason why I don’t prefer purchasing from the physical store or the counter is because I am susceptible to persuasion. I will most probably end up purchasing more than I originally plan to buy. In this case, my initial intention was to get the BB Cushion but due to the on-going Parkson offer, etc, I ended up adding a lipstick. But I love the lipstick casing – magnetic, very easy to keep it secured. And it’s really moisturising. Just don’t quite fancy the colour. I chose it in a hurry because I didn’t want to keep hubby waiting (another reason).
Laneige Beauty Samples
However, this is why I LOVE buying from the counter. FREE SAMPLES!!!
So many! I also shared the samples with my sister because she has combination skin like me.
Now, let us get into the details.
Laneige Peeling Mask, Water Sleeping Mask and Cleansing Oil
Men might accuse us of being vain, but I say, better take care of our skin now than later. At the end of the day, prevention is always better than cure. And sometimes, there is no cure. Luckily, there are so many skin care items on the market to help us care for our skin.
In my opinion, the most important skin care routine is the cleansing part. If our skin is not properly cleansed, then it won’t be able to properly absorb all the benefits and nutrition from our serums, moisturisers and so on. And the dirt just keep piling on top of our skin and wreck havoc afterwards. Here are some of the cleansing options from Laneige.
Laneige Clear-C Peeling Mask
More like a scrub than a mask. This wash-off peeling mask/scrub uses strawberry seeds and soft kinjak particles to help gently remove dead skin cells, and make our skin smooth and moist, ready to absorb the goodness from our other skin care regimes.
Usage : After cleansing, dry the skin first before gently spreading on the skin, working from the areas that have any dead skin cells outwards in a circular motion. After massaging on, put some water on your hands and wash your face gently. Use two or three times a week. I like to use it on my nose to rid of the white heads.
Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil
This is a wonderful deep cleansing oil that washes off even the heaviest makeup and melt sebum and blackheads with the help of mugwort extract. I like using this because it feels very nourishing and it really is effective at removing make-up, including mascara and eye-shadow. And it’s gentle, no soap and no tightness at all.
Usage : Massage on dry face for 30 seconds. Thoroughly massage on areas with blackheads (sides of the nose, booth cheeks, etc). Then, gently wet the hand with lukewarm water and massage the face for another 30 seconds. Wash face thoroughly with lukewarm water.
There are also other ways to use it. Trust me, your skin will feel loved!
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
This is an overnight moisture mask – you put it on and then leave it until morning, if you like. It purifies with exclusive SLEEP-TOX and intensively hydrates through the night for clear and glowing skin every morning. I am not sure about the clear and glowing skin part, but that’s because I can’t stay still when I sleep. I think most of the mask ended up on my pillow case the next day.
Usage : Use twice of three times a week, after applying emulsion in the evening. Take an appropriate amount (2.5cm in diameter is recommended), mark on nose tip, cheeks, forehead. Gently spread over the face from inner part to outer part along the skin texture. Go to sleep after absorption without rinsing off. Wash the face in the next morning.
Laneige Ampoule Essence, Water Bank Gel Cream and Water Glow Base Corrector
Who doesn’t like serums and moisturisers? They are vitamins that nourishes our skin. They can help to address skin issues or improve our skin textures.
So, after properly cleansing our skin, we can follow up with these wonderful skin care items from Laneige.
Laneige White Dew Original Ampoule Essence
This is a skin-brightening product, to help improve dark spots and dull skin tone. Essence is usually used at night after application of toner. However, this Essence is stated to be used both in the morning and night.
Usage : Dispense an appropriate amount on the cheeks and evenly spread over the entire face and on skin under the chin. Then, gently press the face with the palms to promote absorption into skin.
I notice that there are a few precautionary details to this item, as such, I would suggest that it be used only at night time, away from the touch of the sun, just to be on the safe side.
Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
I used this as a normal moisturizer because it is stated as ‘All day moisture gel cream awakens the skin’s natural moisturizing ability. For normal to combination skin types.’
Usage : After you’ve applied essence and eye gel, take an appropriate amount and gently apply from the centre of the face towards the contour.
Water Glow Base Corrector SPF 41 PA++ No.40 Light Purple
I wished I have declined this one. Not because it doesn’t work, but because I don’t wear much make-up. I am very happy with my foundation and BB Cushion.
It is a colour-correcting makeup base, to help naturally brighten skin tone. I don’t know whether it’s merely a make-up or has any skin care benefits, ie if frequently used, it can help to brighten our skin tone. But I think it is good for those who often need to put on heavy make-up, because they are pros at deciding whether the colour works on them or not. Me? I am clueless, just sticking to the basics.
Usage : Shake well before use, apply on the face starting from the centre and working outward. Suitable for all skin types.
Based on effectiveness, I love the Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil the best and would seriously consider getting my hands on one. I feel it is very effective at dramatically reducing the blackheads and whiteheads. I love essence and serums, so the Ampoule Essence is my second favourite, though I won’t buy it because I am very happy with my Annmarie Skin Care serums. The Cleansing Oil is RM127 on Hermo and the Essence is RM220.