I’ve shared many reviews about makeup and skin care products, such as foundations, moisturizers, sunscreens and eyeshadow palette. Lately, I want to do something more different than before; but also guarantee it gotta be helpful and interesting enough to our dreamers. Laneige and IOPE are famous Korean cosmetic brands of the Amorepacific Corporation. Most of us might be very familiar with their fantastic makeup lines, especially multi-sunblock foundations, cushions. These two has kept upgrading and opened the unstoppable races between cushions on the market, which makes its’ fans unhesitantly and insanely look for.
I’m gonna share one of my beloved skincare babies that I’ve adored and satisfied to get the second purchase. The post this time is gonna review Laneige – Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil. I did a cleansing water from another Korean brand, the Face Shop, it’s not really impressive tho.
1. About the Product
The cleansing oil is enriched with vitamin C from extract of grapefruit, which tends to deliver soothing and calming sensations. Also, dampens skin roughness and hence, leaves smooth and soft look. The ingredient has such strong antimicrobial and antiseptic properties same as essential oils to defeat bacterial breeding as well as get rid of excessive sebum.
Grapefruit has been popularly used in skincare for long time due to its’ excellent resource of vital nutrients. Its’ extract is diluted for skin safety and mostly found in cleansers, serums and exfoliators. Supportingly, Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., a board certified dermatologist, Washington D.C. reveals how amazing it is for clean and refreshing skin. She states that grapefruit extract contains natural astringent and exfoliating properties that vigorously fight against acne and greasy surface. Also, provides superb detoxifying activities.
Furthermore, the product contains the apricot kernel oil, functions mainly as an gentle exfoliating agent. It mildly remove the oldest skin cells by loosening the glue binding between them and discard the dullness. The oil composes of oleic acid, whose structure can let skin absorb rapidly and then, gives back plump and elastic skin.
The apricot kernel oil has been used mostly in medication and beauty industry for its’ incredible healing, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. It’s clinically proven to include fatty acids (oleic and linoleic acids) and vitamins A and E, all of which tend to extraordinarily replenish and hydrate skin. the substance is well-known as an excellent carrier oil to quickly and deeply penetrate to skin layers. It’s elements are really amiable so it has been utilized to treat various problems of the most sensitive skin types, like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and acne.
The cleansing effect of the product belongs to its’ gypsophila paniculata root extract. The ingredient will focus on eliminate all of impurities, like makeup layers, debris, dust, pollutants and overly reacted sebum. Moreover, it’s inclined to save skin from tired feelings and make you look more lively. According to the Environmental Working Group, it’s derived from roots of the white saponaria, Gypsophila paniculata and has very low risk level to people health. Of course, the product consists many minor ingredients which work best for a healthy skin.
It’s Ophthalmologically tested NOT to irritate sensitive skin of eye areas, clogging pores and leave oil residue on skin.
2. My Experience
I’ve been using the Laneige Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil for more than 6 months and it’s genuinely awesome when taking care of my skin at night. I couldn’t stop myself to come back to the product every time it reached the bottom. Earlier in 2016, my skin underwent a difficult time with flakiness, dry patches, cracks and stubborn redness all over my face. It was like having strange allergies or something that made me flare-up. Many cosmetic products one by one turned me off and couldn’t go along with my condition. I did mention about this several times in previous posts.
The oil is very watery and runny actually, doesn’t give heavy texture at all without color. you can pump 2-3 times on cotton pads to wipe gently or on dry palms to apply all over your dry face. It’s moderately greasy; but lightweight fluid so it quickly diffuses and spreads evenly onto skin. I’d like to get the oil onto my dry hands and massage in circular motions throughout my skin. With 3-4 pumps, it utterly dissolve makeup layers slathering onto skin, foundation, powder, eye liners and lipstick. About 30 minutes, visibly, they all come off and look messy on surface. Simultaneously, I can feel soft and relaxing upon my skin.
My delicate skin doesn’t get irritated, itchy or hash while applying, even the most tender around my eyes. Otherwise, a plethora of cleansers I used before easily aggravate the redness and turn out to be horrendous with burned looking skin. To be honest, in the first month of using the fresh brightening cleansing oil, both redness and frequent rashes wasn’t better or faded away. It left scaling marks and terrible tightness after cleansing as usual. Later, these little by little diminish and I found my skin hydrated. The product seems to get rid of contaminants and moisturise skin at the same time. It might took months to observe an improvement on my complexion; by the way, that’s still a good sign.
Furthermore, steadily massaging with the oil does effortlessly slough off peeling skins causing roughness on my cheeks, forehead and chin. These flaking are noticeably stripped away and laid upon the surface. Undeniably, It slightly exfoliates my skin and results in a smoother sensation. The oil’s gonna turn into a sort of white liquid when meeting water, it looks pretty like milk and promptly flushes out all of makeup, dust and oily traces. Leaves fresh and clean feelings immediately.
In case of my skin so flaky and wearing merely sunscreen, the Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil is enough to purify my skin and then, move on to moisturizers. On the other hand, get an additional step of cleansing gel to remove all of impurities for sure. Recently, I only use the product at night as makeup remover and it’s really astonishing.
If you have a type of oily skin that is more likely to cope with clogged pores and severe acnes, I think you should switch to the Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil. It will have a stronger cleansing property to resolve peskier issues. The Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil is more suitable for normal, combination, dry and sensitive skins.
Last but not least, the product has very strong flowery fragrance. I don’t like it much; however, the smell will totally go away after rinsing off with water.
The oil comes into a plastic bottle with a light, coral color that you can see through. This is simply designed; otherwise not easily broken with clear product description and brand name. Moreover, the bottle will always come along with a complimentary pump that you can change its’ lid. The pump is easily broken tho, I used to have one with the first purchase. The second is better; however still stuck sometimes. I think the pump is not much high quality.
4. Rating 8/10
The product is great and gradually resolves my problems. I’m really digging it at the moment and hope this will continue to live me up. The price isn’t expensive; affordable I think. It’s worth it. Find out the price right below please. I give it 8 out of 10 for it’s adorable results.
I hope this post is helpful and informative and you find enjoyable. This is my very personal points of view for the Laneige Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil. If you have any questions, suggestion or ideas, please don’t be hesitate to let me know. I’d love to hear you out and try to improve in the next posts. Thank you so much for your spending time with us!