I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LANEIGE. I received product samples to facilitate my LANEIGE skincare review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Why I said “yes” to LANEIGE
Hi all! So today I am going to be reviewing some facial care items. I want to start by saying that I don’t review many facial creams, lotions, face washes… I just don’t have a great passion for them and so I turn down a lot of requests to review products like these.
The rare times I do choose to review facial care items, is when I have personally heard about the product myself or it is a widely-loved brand. Well, LANEIGE is just that. I got an offer to review the LANEIGE skincare line, and I actually agreed! They have a rather larger following of beauty experts and are trusted in the beauty community.
My Skincare Routine
So, I’ve told you I am not a big skincare person. I am pretty boring when it comes to my routine. But as I get older, I am seeing more wrinkles and lines start to show. I am noticing my age more and no longer getting carded when I order a glass of wine! I know it is time I find a skincare line I love and start working on hydrating, brightening and keeping that young glow! So, before using the LANEIGE skincare line I had a very basic system.
- Cleanse = Wash my face with an exfoliating cleaner (every few days) or cleanse with and oil-based cleanser (sometimes morning and evening). (2 minutes)
- Moisturize = I apply just a dab of moisturizer. ( < 1 minute)
- Makeup = Depending on the day I apply a little to a little bit more of makeup. I never get too crazy. (5 minutes)
I was sent a smashing variety of LANEIGE skincare products, and I am going to break each one down for you. I tested them ALL out for 2 weeks and had wonderful results.
LANEIGE Water Bank Serum
The serum is used on a clean face, right before the toner. It is a layer of protection from sun, pollution and stress with 24 hour hydration. It has 6 moisture-maximizing minerals that penetrate deep into the skin. It is very silky and goes on ever so delicately. It is a refreshing and hydrating layer. It dries quickly and I don’t even notice it is there! ($35)
LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream
Living in Colorado, moisturizer is a must! If I skip everything else, I will use moisturizer. (Yes, if I skip cleanser, I still moisturize!) I am only 30, but I’m very concerned about getting dried up wrinkled skin! My mom has such smooth and wrinkle free skin, and she tells me all the time that she owes it to moisturizers. So, I take her word for it.
The LANEIGE moisturizer is clinically proven to lock in moisture for 24 hours with its Hydro Ionized Mineral Water and Biogen Technology. It is thick looking, but blends in ever-so-quickly. It takes a few minutes to dry before I am comfortable applying makeup. It is a bit thicker than the serum, but it is still so smooth and light.
When I am lazy about my sleeping mask, I still try to use this stuff before bed! I am making it a goal to put on on or the other every night before bed! I want to soak up all the delicious moisturizer and look refreshed as can be in the mornings! I love this stuff, I am even trying to get my husband to use it! ($32)
LANEIGE BB Cushion
This is a product that I had heard of before, but had no idea what it was. I know a little about BB creams, and even used one in the past but this one is a little different. It is an all-in-one product that has SPF, foundation and primer! It skips a step or two by having the “5-in-1” technology.
The BB Cushion comes in a smart little compact, and it even has a mirror. It is perfect for on-the-go. I just keep it in my purse! I love not worrying about sunscreen, and relying on this for everyday use. It has spf 50+ so I can be in the summer sun and not worry! It adds a nice even color to my face, just a light reflection. It clears up minimal spots and evens out my skin tone. It isn’t a big, thick foundation. It is an ideal product to have, SUPER useful. ($34)
LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask
When I want to recharge my tired and dehydrated skin without much effort, I use this sleeping mask. This stuff is softer than the clouds in the sky. I swear it it made of angel wings. It leaves my skin so smooth and luxorious after it has been on all night while I sleep. I’ve always loved a light, smooth sleeping moisturizer, and I think I found my new favorite! My skin looks A-MAZING in the morning and feels IN-CREDIBLE! ($23)
Also, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is a 2015 CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards Finalist!
LANEIGE Hydration Trail Kit.
Thr trial kit is the perfect starter kit for a LANEIGE newbie. It has a little bit of everything in it! There are six products in total – Multi Cleanser, Power Essential Toner, Balancing Emulsion, Water Bank Serum, Water Bank Moisture Cream, and Water Sleeping Mask. It is a nice mix of products to take with you easily, and they are under the TSA limitations so they can also fly with you on the plane! ($29)
My New LANEIGE Skincare Routine
I know you guys are like, “Whoa that is a lot of skincare products. I don’t have time for all those creams!”. Well, think again. I am telling you it only takes me an extra 10 minutes to have the smoothest, cleanest, softest skin! I do some of my routine in the morning and some at night. I tested the process out for 2 weeks, and I quickly got used to the extra few minutes. Now it doesn’t feel like any more effort. Plus, I kind of treat my “face time” as my peace and quiet alone time.
- Cleanse = Wash my face with the multi-cleanser. (2 minutes)
- Tone = Lightly apply the power essential skin toner with a cotton pad. (< 1 minute)
- Serum = A quick light layer of the water bank serum to protect my skin. ( < 1 minute)
- Moisturize = Using the other side of the cotton pad I apply just a dab of moisturizer. ( < 1 minute)
- Wait = I like to wait until the moisturizer is completely soaked in before applying makeup. ( 3 minutes)
- Protect= Using the BB Cushion, I get foundation and sunscreen in one! (2 minutes)
- Makeup = Depending on the day I apply a little (to a little bit more of) makeup. I never get too crazy. (5 minutes)
- Cleanse = Wash my face with the multi-cleanser. (2 minutes)
- Tone = Lightly apply the Power essential toner with a cotton pad. ( < 1 minute)
- Moisturize or Mask = I either use the water bank moisture cream that I apply in the morning, or if I want a super luxurious feel, I use the water sleeping mask ( 2 minutes)
Where to Buy LANEIGE
It has never been easier to purchase LANEIGE skincare! As of recently, you can find the innovative products at Target stores and at Target.com. I you’ve never tried these powerful skincare products before, you might want to consider asking for this for Mother’s Day! They are the ultimate treat-yourself-gift!