[REVIEW] LANEIGE BB Cushion (Pore Control)

This is my first ever LANEIGE cushion – I got really addicted to using my IOPE one, so I didn’t really get around to using this often. I started trying this when my first IOPE refill was running out, so here I am with my LANEIGE cushion review!


Product Description

Skin becomes untidy within one hour of wearing makeup due to excessive sebum secretion and sweat!
Make your skin look clean and smooth all day long by keeping skin moisturized inside and matte outside with refreshing BB cushion that controls excessive sebum while maintaining moisture.

1. Keeps skin moisturized inside and matte outside for long hours by selectively controlling only oil: The two-step oil control system makes skin look matte without any taut feel inside skin by strongly controlling oil and by providing moisture.

2. Makes skin look bright and smooth by blurring pores and uneven skin texture!: The blurring layer, which reflects the penetrated light, makes skin look smooth and bright by covering pores and uneven skin texture.

3. The ultra-light texture keeps skin fresh all day long!: The cotton candy powder in ultra-light texture with good permeability gives a refreshing feel that lasts long hours.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 59


Ingredient List

WATER / AQUA / EAU, ZINC OXIDE (NANO), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, NIACINAMIDE, NYLON-12, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, ACRYLATES/ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, FRAGRANCE / PARFUM, STEARIC ACID, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/STEARYL ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISODIUM EDTA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) EXTRACT, PINUS SYLVESTRIS LEAF EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE

Some key ingredients:

  • Sodium chloride: Softening for skin when used in moderation, potential irritant
  • Butylene glycol: potential irritant
  • Fragrance: potential irritant
  • Peppermint extract: Revitalize skin
  • Pinus sylvestris leaf extract: Antioxidant
  • Zinc oxide: sun protection

I think the first thing that hit me when I first used this product was the strong metal smell – anyone experienced the same thing too?

Packaging: It resembles IOPE’s (no duh, same parent company), but this feels bulkier and not quite as… compact? I do agree the iridescent lid is pretty, but when I compare it to others of a similar price, I feel like it just doesn’t fare as well in this aspect.

Colour: 21 is my normal go-to shade, but I feel like this one is a tad too fair for me. Also, what is up with the marketing material that labels this shade ‘normal Asian’s skin’? Not very nice to label other darker/fairer skin shades as abnormal leh. Also, why is 23 considered ‘tanned’??

Staying power: This product is supposed to keep your skin feeling fresh all long day, but I honestly didn’t feel like this worked as I expected it to. I saw the BB cream start to oxidize after a few hours, and this process accelerated when I was out in the hot sun.

Coverage: As with most cushions, you shouldn’t expect this to cover all your bumps and acne scarring. I have to say though, my blemishes looked even worse when I was in a dry air-conditioned room, like my pores were all enlarged, dry, and my skin SO OILY!


Final Verdict

I know this cushion won quite a number of awards but no, this really didn’t work out that well for me.

Of course, this BB cushion is not without its merits. I do appreciate the brightening effect that most BB creams provide, but other than that, I can’t say I’m a fan of this. I think I’ll stick to my IOPE cushion instead.


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮

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[REVIEW] LANEIGE Ultra Long-lasting Eyeliner

After my Colourpop eyeliner died on me (aka a whole chunk of the lead just broke off and I was left with a stump I could barely use), I had to find another pencil eyeliner as a backup, just in case my TFS one died the same way too.


Product Description

Long-lasting eyeliner with the compound function of  all day long smudge-free strong waterproof and sweatproof

 

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 29.00

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Ingredient List

Iron Oxide, Carmine, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polybutene, Silica Silylate, Rhus succedanea Fruit Wax., Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-d-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Carnauba Wax

According to this source, Hydrogenated Polydecene is persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humans. It sounds quite disturbing, but apparently the overall hazard is actually low so it should pose a high risk to humans.


My initial choice was actually Light Brown because I wanted to try a lighter shade to brighten my eyes, but the LANEIGE store I went to ran out of stock for it, so I opted to get it in Dark Brown instead.

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Packaging: A simple pencil, as with most pencil liners. It’s light and convenient to carry around in your makeup pouch. What I do particularly like is that it looks quite luxurious.

Colour payoff & intensity: I thought no other pencil eyeliner could beat Colourpop’s payoff. I was WRONG. This eyeliner is so good that I just need to draw a line once and it’s intense enough (see swatch photo above). You won’t need to keep drawing the same line over and over again, or risk tugging at your eyelids to get the perfect colour.

Staying power: By now we know that not all claims are necessarily true, and so I was a bit skeptical when I saw that this eyeliner claimed to be waterproof, sweatproof, and able to hold up the entire day. I was proven wrong when I had this one for a super long day – I woke up at 5.30AM, rushed through some work preparations in the afternoon, helped out at an event until about 10PM, and reached home at about 10.45PM. I was prepared to have most of my makeup gone by then – my foundation had partly oxidized, my lipstick was gone, but my eyeliner was still intact! COMPLETELY intact! My eyelids were definitely oily and I obviously perspired quite a lot in the day, but my eyeliner had not budged at all!


Final Verdict

I never thought that I would spend so much money on an eyeliner, and I was really worried that this was going to be one of those ‘meh’ purchases that made me regret being so experimental, but I’m so happy that I tried this because it’s so good!!

The only thing that made me feel a bit ‘meh’ when I was using this was that just like the Colourpop eyeliner, the lead is really soft so it breaks off super easily. I once accidentally broke off a chunk when I was being too rough, and I could hear my heart break because this was really quite pricey. You might have to be prepared to have your heart broken once in a while when you use this product.


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

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[REVIEW] LANEIGE Water Bank Gel Cream

After my gruelling, heart-wrenching (okay, I kid) experience with LANEIGE’s Water Sleeping Mask, and fuelled by an urgency to stock up on my deplenishing moisturizer, I headed to LANEIGE to see if I could find something good. I’m still pretty bought over by their marketing (yes, I know) and I really wanted to see if there was something suitable for me.


Product Description

24 hour refreshing moisture regulates skin sebum

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 52

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Ingredient List

WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, CHAMAECYPARIS OBTUSA WATER, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CERAMIDE 3, ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE, COPPER TRIPEPTIDE-1, NIACINAMIDE, TOCOPHEROL, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, CYCLOMETHICONE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, STEARIC ACID, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRISILOXANE, PALMITIC ACID, PHENYL METHICONE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, POLYSORBATE 20, POLYSILICONE-11, POLYACRYLATE-13, POLYETHYLENE, POLYISOBUTENE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-100 STEARATE, PEG-5 RAPESEED STEROL, PEG/PPG-20/15 DIMETHICONE, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE

If you have read my review of LANEIGE’s Water Sleeping Mask, you might remember Butylene Glycol. Here’s what I wrote previously about this ingredient:

A quick check online states that “in sensitive individuals, butylene glycol may be irritating to the skin, eyes, and or nasal passages, but it is the least potentially irritating of all the glycols”. Oh dear.

Oh dear indeed, because I bought this moisturizer without realizing that it contained this ingredient.

A quick check on other ingredients:

CHAMAECYPARIS OBTUSA WATER: Apparently has antioxidant activity and delayed aging effects.

LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL: Boasts superb anti-oxidant properties and skin softening benefits.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL: Fatty alcohols like cetearyl alcohol do not pose a risk of sensitizing skin. Woohoo!


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Packaging: I’m a huge fan of LANEIGE’s packaging, but this honestly takes the cake. Blue reflective glass makes for a slightly heavier-than-usual tub, but it looks and feels so classy that I would forgive the extra weight. It’s very easy to open and close, no special contraption or anything. My only gripe is that it’s not the most convenient (or lightest) item you’d want to carry around, especially if you’re planning to pack this for travels. They might have a travel-sized version of this, but I’m not too sure.

Texture: I’ve sung so many praises about Belif’s water-like, aqueous moisturizers because they get absorbed so easily by my oily skin. My skin absolutely hates oily and heavy moisturizing creams, but it’s been a pretty tough journey to find a moisturizer that’s not too much for my skin to handle. This LANEIGE gel cream though, is next to perfection. When I tested this out at the store, I knew this was it. The absorption by my skin was instant, and I felt this nice cooling sensation on my skin. This is absolutely wonderful for all the folks with oily/combination skin because it does not clog pores at all. Not a single bit.

Effectiveness: This moisturizer from LANEIGE promises 24 hours of hydration for your skin. While I’m not really sure how true this is (it’s tough when your skin is often more oily than dry), I do see that my skin looks much better in the morning after I apply moisturizer the night before. It definitely feels more supple and refreshed, and a lot less oily as well. I’ve had no breakouts with this – in fact, I even had someone remark to me recently that my skin looked dewy!


Final Verdict

SGD52 makes this product really pricey. It’s by far the most expensive product I have invested in, but I’m happy to say that it has been proven to be worth every cent.

Although I have had no problems using this on sensitive, acne-prone skin, I do recommend testing this out in-store first before you commit to buying it. Gel creams are usually not a major issue for most skin types, but the effects of irritants like alcohol and fragrance are hard to predict until you really try them out for yourself.

Overall, this has been a great product and I use it every night. I love the added bonus of refreshing, cool feeling on the skin – great way to wind down and prep for a relaxed sleep ahead.


Rating

Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

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[REVIEW] LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask

By now you probably would have heard of this ‘holy grail’ product that everyone says you must try from LANEIGE. I had read a lot of glowing (pun intended) reviews online about this, and couldn’t help but get myself one of these to test it out myself.


Product Description

Overnight mask that gives the skin a lively, well-rested appearance the next morning thanks to its Sleep-tox™ purifying effect.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 42

 


Ingredient List

Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Alginate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearyl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, HYDROXYPROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Alcohol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 42090

The first thing you should notice here is the alcohol ingredient, a clear warning sign for any of you out there with sensitive skin. Unfortunately, I didn’t pay much attention to this when I first purchased it, which will explain my review later.

Another ingredient here that is not so obvious is Butylene Glycol. A quick check online states that “in sensitive individuals, butylene glycol may be irritating to the skin, eyes, and or nasal passages, but it is the least potentially irritating of all the glycols”. Oh dear.


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Packaging: LANEIGE’s packaging is very consistent, and I think that it is very effective in achieving two goals: 1) reinforcing the idea of hydration, 2) making the product feel luxurious. I think this is probably one of the brand’s greatest strengths tbh, I can’t find an product of theirs which I don’t like the packaging of.

Texture: The texture (and the colour) reminded me of belif’s aqua bomb (which I really love). Both have this blue tinge, spreads easily on the skin, feels moisturizing, and not in the least bit oily. I personally really like moisturizers that have this texture because I feel less paranoid about them being too oily for my already-oily skin.

Effectiveness: I’ve tried this over a few months and I’m frankly not very impressed.

Let’s start with the moisturizing effects. Although it’s not meant to be used as a moisturizer (that’s why recommended usage is 1 to 2 times a week), I love how my skin instantly feels hydrated and cooled when the mask is applied. It does help me to sleep a little better because my skin feels hydrated and refreshed.

However, I have serious doubts about whether this really makes your skin look refreshed and purified the next morning. For starters, I’ve often faced acne breakouts on my face the very next morning – not exactly the kind of effect I was going for. I can see that my clogs are blocked, and that’s why I have a breakout after using this. I’ve tried this quite a few times already, and it’s happened to me at least 80% of the time. I’m suspecting it’s the irritants like alcohol, fragrance, and possibly Butylene Glycol.

I don’t know if I’m the only one facing this problem, because all the reviews I’ve read have never mentioned a single thing about breakouts. In fact, I’ve ever read something about this product being great for oily skin – really?? Is it just me who’s facing problems with this??


Final Verdict

I tried very hard to make this product work for me, but unfortunately it seems that it’s not working out well.

I honestly don’t feel that it is very oily and never really suspected that it could clog my pores – if anything, it feels very refreshing and it made me feel like my skin could really benefit from using it. I didn’t feel any irritation, any clogging, nor any other discomfort. I’m really upset that my skin doesn’t take this well, especially when it seems to be doing wonders for many other users. I would not recommend this to people who have oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

Has anyone else experienced this kind of problems/unsatisfactory results from using LANEIGE’s Sleeping Mask? Do share your experience in the comments, I would love to hear from you!


Rating

Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮

[SWATCH] LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bars

LANEIGE has been on a roll recently with their new product launches, but one of their most famous launches so far is probably their two tone products. Ranging from lip to contour, it seems like everything can be two-toned. A few other K-beauty brands have also jumped on the bandwagon as of late, but LANEIGE is probably one of the best-known pioneers of this trend.

I first bought the Two Tone Lip Bar thanks to PPL with Lee Sung Kyung, followed by the Tint Lip Bar. Both have a very nice sheen to them, but with different product features – the Lip Bar is a cream/stain lipstick, while the Tint Lip Bar is, well, a tint and balm combined into one. You can read my respective reviews on them, but in a nutshell, I prefer the Tint one for its better staying power and colour.

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I’ve got my eyes on LANEIGE’s latest Matte launches, because the colours look absolutely amazing ~ I’m particularly interested in #3, #4, #7, #8, and #9. I guess I just really like the pink shades because they look so flattering on any skin tone. Have any of you tried these shades yet? Let me know which ones work for you!

LANEIGE is definitely on a roll with these two tone products, and I’m excited to see what else they will be adding to this line in future. What could be in the pipeline after lipsticks, eyeshadow, colour correcting, and contour? Foundation? Blush? 🤔

[REVIEW] LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

Despite my love of matte lipsticks and my occasionally dry lips, I never really saw the need to use lip masks, much less sleeping masks. However, Friend A told me that she used this quite a fair bit and it wasn’t too bad, so I decided to try out a travel-sized version that I bought on Shopee for just SGD2.


Product Description

Sleep-in mask for the lips; gently melts away dead skin cell leaving lips moist and supple the next morning.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 27


Ingredient List

Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Shea Butter, Synthetic Wax, Candelilla Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Hydrogenated Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Mica, Astrocaryum murumuru Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Aromatics, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Methicone, Carnauba Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, CI 15985, CI 15850, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Water, Potassium Alginate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Lycium Fruit Extract, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Strawberry Fruit Extract, Raspberry Fruit Extract, Sapindus mukurossi Fruit Extract, Blueberry Fruit Extract,  Rubus chamaemorus Seed Extract, Coffee Extract, Chenopodium quinoa Seed Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ascorbyl Glucoside

I’m a little disappointed that shea butter doesn’t rank as high as I would have expected, as well as how low the fruit extracts rank in this ingredient list.


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Packaging: The full-size product’s packaging looks very similar to the Water Sleeping Mask, but I think the travel size one is also pretty good. In fact, the packaging + size are really very good for bringing along when you’re traveling, because it’s so light and easy to pack into your luggage.

Texture: There was a period of time I suspected that this was just lip balm because it felt exactly like it!! The texture is really smooth and feels a bit like wax (probably because of the shea butter). It doesn’t feel sticky on the lips, and you might not even remember that you applied this mask the previous night when you wake up in the morning.

Plus point: I also love how it smells and tastes like berries!

Effectiveness: This lip sleeping mask promises to remove dead skin cells from your lips – while I’m not too sure about that claim since I haven’t actually seen the dead skin cells (LOL), I do think that my lips feel more supple in the morning after using this. I’ve also had no allergic reactions, a good sign since my lips are one of the fastest to react to irritants in products.

UPDATE: I tried this out in Korea’s cold & dry winter, and was super impressed at how effective this was out. In the past, my lips would dry out, crack, and bleed. However, using this lip mask had helped to prevent any of these from happening – am definitely recommending this to anyone going to a dry climate!


Final Verdict

If your lips are in dire need of care no matter how much lip balm you apply every day, this product will come in handy for you. On the other hand, if you have no major issues with your lips, I personally feel that it is a little difficult to justify forking out SGD27 to take care of your lips.

It’s also a tad troublesome to remember to clean off the sleeping mask the next morning. As of yet, I haven’t had the experience of not cleaning it off before, so I can’t tell you what will happen if you don’t.


Rating

Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

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[REVIEW] LANEIGE Eye Sleeping Mask

To be honest, I never really paid much attention to skincare for my eyes. I knew they looked terrible thanks to my not-so-stellar sleeping and dieting habits (which I find it hard to get around to fixing), and I could cover my eyebags with concealer, so I just didn’t give it much thought.

However, I started noticing that my eyes would sometimes get very puffy at one moment, and extremely dull & dry the next. I also got comments telling me that I looked dead tired when I didn’t put concealer, so I decided that it was high time I found a cure for it.


Product description

The eye sleeping mask moisturizes, revitalizes, and brightens skin around the eyes by taking care of puffy eyes with the ceramic ball massage

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 46


Ingredient list

WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, HESPERIDIN, CAFFEINE, BETA-GLUCAN, SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE EXTRACT, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, ADENOSINE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKY LACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/BEHENETH-25 MET HACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, PROPANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, PEG-14M,DISODIUM EDTA, FRAGRANCE

This looks like a mouthful of incomprehensible terms on first sight, but you can infer bits and parts of it. For example, water is its top (or rather, most common) ingredient, and fragrance is added in the smallest percentage, which is a great thing.

Upon further research (thanks to websites like The Derm Review), the next common ingredient, butylene glycol, is actually a controversial chemical that’s derived from petroleum. It’s added to increase penetration by other ingredients in the formulation, as well as to give products a thinner consistency. It makes sense to use thin, easily-absorbed products on the area around your eyes.

However!! This product also raises alarm bells. As I quote from TDR:

“Although butylene glycol has many benefits for the skin, one of the likeliest side effects from this chemical is the potential for skin irritation. Several studies suggest that this ingredient can cause a rash around the eyes and other forms of irritation in individuals with sensitive skin. Further, it may even cause irritation of the respiratory passages if it is accidentally inhaled from products like hair spray or skin mist sprayers.”

If you have sensitive skin, do take special note of this!


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Packaging: I love LANEIGE products’ packaging. They always look and feel so luxurious despite being AMOREPACFIC’s mid-tier-price-brand. The frosted/ombre effects on the packaging, coupled with LANEIGE’s signature blue (to symbolize hydration, which the brand is famous for), give the impression of a clinical skincare product.

The one thing I didn’t like about this particular product, however, is the fact that the roller is separate from the actual bottle, which is capped with a normal cap. It’s not the easiest (or most hygienic) to keep and store, so whenever I use this, I always wonder why couldn’t LANEIGE just combine both.

Texture: It has a very thin consistency which allows for fast absorption by the skin. It reminded me of their most-famous Water Sleeping Mask, just less viscous and more watery. I really like this thin texture, because products that are too heavy usually end up clogging my skin instead.

Effectiveness: While I’ve not noticed any spectacular or mindblowing results yet, I have to say that this product has indeed been effective at moisturizing and depuffing my terrible eyebags. They don’t look as bad ever since I started using this sleeping mask, and I find myself not needing to apply concealer under my eyes all the time.

It is also extremely relaxing to massage this product into the area around your eyes. It feels naturally cool without me having to put it in the fridge.


Final Verdict

If you’re looking for an eye product to enhance your under-eye area, this is definitely the product you need.

Despite the presence of ingredients that can possibly cause allergies and discomfort, I’ve been fortunate enough not to report any of these reactions… yet. So don’t fret too much about having harmful ingredients in the product.

At SGD46, it’s definitely pricier than what we might normally want to spend on skincare, so this may be another deterrent for you.

I’ve seen travel sizes for this eye sleeping mask online, and I’m hoping to get these in the future when I do travel. Having to bring such a huge bottle around (together with that cap) is not ideal, and small rollers sound much more practical. If you’re worried about having to commit immediately to a full bottle of product, do consider getting the travel sizes as well!


Rating

Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮