Summer is round the corner! In Singapore, it is all-year round summer. Not cool, literally. And these days, we are talking about a good 30-33 degrees blazing heat.
This Spring/Summer, Laneige has got you covered.
If you'd followed me on Snapchat (@faithyvanity), you'd have seen some of the fun moments captured on screen at the Laneige Refill Me Campaign kick-off: Laneige Beauty Road with Water Bank roadshow at ION Singapore. In support of Waterways Watch Society, this fund-raising campaign aims to raise SGD12 000 towards education and public awareness programs to protect to Singapore's waterways. So the above is a photo of the products I bagged home from the said event, including:
- Water Bank Gel Cream
- Water Bank Moisture Cream
- All day Anti Pollution Defensor
- Anti Pollution Mask
- Three "Refill Me"Bottles
Sharing some of my thoughts of these products after using for 3 weeks. So let's start with...
Water Bank Gel Cream
Water Bank Moisture Cream
Water Bank Moisture Cream
Moisture Cream pictured on the right and Gel Cream pictured on the left. (50ml)
Housed in pretty electric-blue tubs, both work as moisturisers - last step to seal in all your prior face serums. Comes with a neat spatula, so no dipping in of fingers necessary- yays!
Moisture Cream is targeted for normal to dry skin types. And Gel Cream is more suitable for normal to oily skin - combination skin types will also fall into this category.
With an updated new formula, we can expect this range of Water Bank skincare to surpass the older version in terms of moisturising capabilities. Read more HERE.
After spreading onto the skin, both creams glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly. To the point you can't see any difference, since everything has basically been instantly sucked into the pores.
Both creams are super hot weather-appropriate. Lightweight, fast absorption, hydrating and yes, the hydration & moisturising effect lasts through the day or night! Skin become smoother and bouncier as a result of ample moisture. Hello, chok-chok skin!
As compared to the previous formula, I very much prefer this new one. Sometimes I broke out with the old formula; and during my overseas travel in winter, the old formula wasn't moisturising enough. However this time round with this updated formula, my problems are resolved and my skin just feels softer and healthier after three weeks of use.
Recommend these two creams for folks in their 20s or 30s, with dehydrated skin concern; OR anyone who is looking for a great basic water-based moisturiser.
TIP FOR NORMAL COMBINATION SKIN:
- Use Gel Cream in the day under your makeup. It can double up as an awesome & comfortable primer.
- Use Moisture Cream at night, especially if you sleep in air-conditioned room.
All Day Anti Pollution Defensor (50ml)
The recent hype of anti-pollution skincare which originated from Korea (where else? haha) generated lots of buzz both online and in the beauty community. I am fortunate to be living in a country with minimal pollution; and without the four seasons, erratic weather changes are also reduced to bare minimum. However, in temperate countries where there are seasonal changes, spring time is infamous for an increase in fine dust particles as more heat is seeping through.
And that's why Laneige jumped onto the bandwagon and introduced their DUST BLOCK™ Technology in both their Anti-Pollution Defensor and Anti-Pollution Mask.
By using the magnetic polarity, in which same poles of the magnet repel each other, this technology helps skin to repel dust as the product with negative charge repels fine dust, which also has negative charge. Read more on their website HERE.
If you're still a little confused what a "Defensor" really is, simply put - this is a serum + sunblock product (SPF 30), coupled with brightening properties and helps skin form a protective barrier to protect again harsh environmental elements. Well, even if you are lucky enough to reside in a place with no environmental pollution, it is still good to try this as you can't be sure what is or isn't present in the air. For fellow Singaporeans, USE IT because I don't know if you are aware, recently the haze is on-and-off and you won't know when the haze will come back full-on and wreak havoc to your skin!
As pictured above, the brightening effect is immediate upon first application. Skin is further moisturised after all the prior skincare steps has been completed.
HOW TO USE?
- Use this as a primer before your makeup, or the last step in your skincare routine. Either way, just remember to apply 20 minutes before sun exposure, like any other sunscreen.
- Pump once and spread all over face and neck (skip the eye area), then gently press with palms to help it penetrate into skin better.
Of the recent new skincare releases by Laneige, this is by far my most favourite product. As someone who don't usually buy into hypes, I think this Laneige All Day Anti-Pollution Defensor deserves its due credit. My skin had its experienced lots of problems with products of high SPF, especially BB cushions or sunblock containing SPF 40 or higher. AND recent beauty trends favour high SPF products. Hence, this Defensor is a god-send to sensitive skin types like mine! No bumps, no allergy, no bad reactions. Product is such an excellent makeup base; and when used alone, it produces a natural brighter skin with a muted glow (matte enough, not oily yet smooth enough and looks radiant) Knowing that your skin is protected from dust, haze, sun; and at the same time, your skin will be nourished & brightened while looking good - I can't find a reason not to love this product!
Price: SGD 50
Anti Pollution Mask
Laneige Anti-Pollution Mask takes a step further to complete skin protection against environmental pollutants. It sells in a box of 5.
This mask is made up of three types of fibres - tencel, chitosan and bamboo carton. Chitosan fibre dissolves into a gel liquid that provides a lifting and tightening effect. Bamboo absorbs and eliminate heavy metals that may be present in the skin as a result of exposure to the elements.
Saururus extract can help minimize skin irritation with its anti-inflammatory benefits; green tea extract are added to improve pigmentation issues and ginger extract grown in Korea to enforce skin protection barrier.
HOW TO USE?
- Once a week.
- After refiner (toner).
- Place mask on the face and leave it for 10-20minutes. No rinse required.
|I love scaring people with my makeup-less face! That's what beauty bloggers do yassss!|
Laneige have a long history of producing fantastic masks - out of which the highly popular Water Sleeping Mask enjoyed the most success.
Unfortunately, this elevated expectation placed on this new Anti-Pollution mask doesn't serve it well. Personally, I did not find anything special with this mask. Yes, it does help firm the skin a little and end of the day, makeup holds better which means the mask delivered its basic hydrating & firming properties, and perhaps some clarifying effects as well (not too significant though).
But, that was it. Effects did not last more than 24 hours.
For a mask that costs SGD5.60 per sheet, I expected a little more. Since you can grab a Korean mask for less than SGD 2.00 and still produces similar results to this one.
Price: SGD 28 per box (5 sheets)
LANEIGE "Refill Me" Campaign
In support of Waterways Watch Society
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|Fun Fact: We are made fom BPA-Free Tritan! Better than glass, stainless or any other plastic. Looks like glass but totally shatter-proof. We won't create endocrine-disrupting chemicals even if you pour hot water into us!|
From 13 May to 30 June 2016, you will be able to purchase the Limited Edition 'Refill Bottle' for SGD8.00, with any purchase at LANEIGE Singapore boutiques or counters. SGD2.00 from the sale of each bottle will be donated to Waterways Watch Society to expand their educational programs at Punggol Waterways and develop sustainable programs to benefit the future generations.
Punggol's population has been steadily increasing over the years. And there is a projected influx of 50 000 residents in Punggol residential areas for the next few years. I AM ONE OF THEM! I am moving into Punggol this July, so this campaign speaks to my heart truly.
Please support LANEIGE, support Waterways Watch Society and ensure our kids continue to enjoy clean water source and a pleasant living environment!
For more product details, visit LANEIGE SINGAPORE website. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram as well, if you haven't!