I’m thrilled to finally be able to try this and share with you my experience with this product. This has been sitting in my fridge for quite some time in order to accomplish no new product before finishing up what I have left. Anyways, I manage to use up my previous toner because of my curiosity reached its peak! When I know I only have an inch left in the bottle, I headlong to the fridge and I open the bottle recklessly with excitement and slosh it over my face. So, I’m ready to share what my thought on this. Sadly, I can’t share with you the ingredient lists as it’s in the Korean language and I can’t find it in English. Fyi, this product is dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic tested.
So, on the box, it said that it is a special water recipe by selecting natural ingredients full of great skin benefits. So, this is supposed to be a toner but it has the same effect as a cream. in another way, it is cream in a water form. Pretty genius and I really appreciate this idea which for me very revolutionary, but does it really work? So, let’s break down to know more.
What is it?:
Laneige Cream Skin Refiner is meant to be a cream that melts into a skin refiner – A hydrating skin refiner that provide ample moisture to the skin at the very first step of skincare routine (after the cleansing of course).
Dry & dehydrated skin.
White Leaf Tea Water. It is rich in amino acids that soothe the skin and reinforces the skin moisture barrier, making the skin truly healthy.
Watery but heavier than water. I would say this has skim-milk consistency. The actual colour of this is just like milk (maybe because of the white leaf tea) which makes me want to drink it straight from the bottle, lol. Despite the texture, this has a slight oil base because of the greasiness I felt on my palm upon application.
Very Subtle soy milk. I might be wrong or it could be psychological bias?
A glass bottle that feels heavy. Also, I like that the lid is pretty secure to keep it from spilling out because of the small hole it has. So, you can control the amount of product you want to dispense.
How to use:
After cleanser, pour it to the palm (not cotton pad)and gently pat it onto your face. This surely buildable and it works wonder for 7 skin method (if you do). After that, you can follow up with the rest of your routine.
This texture is really unique but the application I kind of feel like this is truly meant to be used for dry skin type. I can feel the residue coated my palms & fingers and it feels greasy. For my normal-oily skin, I would say this doesn’t work perfectly on my skin. Moreover, it is summer here in Australia, so my skin tends to be oilier. Rather, I would use this during winter time when my skin is more drier than usual.
I quite like to the fact that it really hydrates my skin and leaves my skin plump and supple. After applying, I give it a good 1 minutes because of the greasiness so I feel like I have to wait until it fully absorbs. But, here is what I found when I apply another product on top of it. Once I put a serum on my face, it slightly builds up a foam. Yes, you read it right, it’s foaming but not over foaming. Strange right? Even tho I already gave it some time so it can sink well into my skin but the foam is building up when I put the serum. Maybe it just me because I found other reviews on youtube that they didn’t mention this type of reaction. This happened not only once, but a couple times. First I thought that it is a sign that the product does not absorb that well, but not a bummer.
What I like about the product:
It has control how much product you want to dispense
Very hydrating, I don’t need 7 skin method with this
What I don’t like about the product:
A little bit greasy & sticky
Takes time to fully absorb
Possibility of foaming
Would I recommend?
Yes, if you have dry or severe dehydrated skin or you might need to incorporate this during winter time. But, you have to follow up with your moisturizer because I feel like it won’t be enough for the rest of the day.
Would I repurchase?
No, because I want to discover more of skincare products.