I’ve posted many reviews about makeup and skincare products, such as foundations, moisturizers, sunscreens and eyeshadow palettes. We have gotten lots of fantastic things here, girls! Can’t wait to show you more. On the journey to achieve our truthful gorgeousness, I’ve been digging into one thing and this is really good to share though. Washing our face every day is can’t-live-without to remove the build-up onto the skin from makeup and external factors, such as debris, grime and pollutants. Plus, it allows skincare products, typically moisturizers to do their jobs effectively.
I’m so thrilled to introduce one of my beloved skincare babies that I’ve adored getting my hands on the second order. Welcome to my review of Laneige Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil, dollies! Laneige is one of the most flattering cosmetic brands of the Amorepacific Corporation, it’s famed for the invention of water science in both skincare and makeup. Lives up to your expectation of glowy, dewy complexion.
1. Formulated with Fruit and Plant Derived Ingredients for Mild Exfoliation and Purification
Enriched with vitamin C from extract of grapefruit, which tends to rejuvenate, deliver soothing, calming sensations and increase the complexion vibrancy. Also, dampens skin roughness and hence, leaves skin smoothness. The grapefruit-derived ingredient has strong antimicrobial and antiseptic properties to defeat bacterial breeding as well as restrain excessive sebum for a clear, healthy look.
Grapefruit extract has been popularly used in skincare for decades due to its excellent source of essential nutrients. Necessarily diluted for skin safety and often found in cleansers, serums and exfoliators. Supportingly, Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, Washington D.C. reveals how amazing it is to purify and nourish the skin. She states that grapefruit extract contains natural astringent and exfoliating properties that reduce the appearance of aging spots, treat acne vulgaris and regulate overactive sebaceous glands. Also, provides superb detoxifying activities.
Furthermore, blended with the apricot kernel oil as a gentle exfoliating agent. It effortlessly lifts away from the thick layers of dead skin cells by loosening the glue binding between them and hence, minimizes the dullness. The ingredient contains oleic acid, meant to maintain moisture retention and prevent water from leaching skin away whilst cleansing for plump, supple skin.
The apricot kernel oil has been used mostly in medication and beautification for its incredible healing, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. Loaded with fatty acids (oleic and linoleic acids) and vitamins A, C & E, all of which tend to fight against free-radicals, extraordinarily replenish skin and reinforce the lipid barrier function.
Moreover, the ingredient is well-known as an excellent carrier oil that is able to penetrate deeply into skin layers. The apricot kernel oil is really amiable, it alleviates pesky problems of sensitive skin, such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea.
Plus, incredibly infused with Gypsophila Paniculata root extract, which delivers a mild cleansing agent. The ingredient tends to liberate the pores from impurities, like makeup, debris, dirt, pollutants and excessive sebum. Moreover, it’s inclined to relieve fatigue skin and energize damaged cells for a livelier look. According to the Environmental Working Group, it’s derived from the roots of the white Saponaria, Gypsophila Paniculata, and indicates very low hazards to people’s health.
Of course, the product consists of many other ingredients that work best for healthy, resilient skin. There are:
- Pinus Koraiensis (Korean pine) seed oil
- Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) flower extract
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract
- Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf extract
- Anemarrhena Asphodeloides root extract
- Peat extract
- Artemisia Vulgaris (Mugwort) extract
- Glycine Max (Soybean) seed extract
- Pinus Sylvestris (Scots Pine) bud extract
- Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) seed oil
- Camellia Japonica seed oil
- Ficus Carica (Fig) extract
- Prunus Mume fruit (Japanese Apricot) extract
- Nelumbo Nucifera Germ (Lotus) extract
All of those boasts antibacterial, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, recovering and healing properties to not only cleanse but also revitalize skin after long exposure to perils of the environment. The product is ophthalmologically tested NOT to irritate sensitive skin of eye areas, clog pores and leave greasiness on skin.
2. A Lightweight Texture to Cleanse off Debris, Pollution and Sunscreen. but Not Recommended for Removing Heavy Makeup
I’ve been using the Laneige Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil for more than 6 months, it’s genuinely awesome to take care of my skin at night. I couldn’t stop myself from coming 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 pesky redness all over my face. It was like having strange allergies or something that made me painfully flare up. Many cosmetic products one by one turned me off and couldn’t get along with my condition. I did mention this several times in previous posts.
The oil is colorless, watery and runny, it doesn’t give a thick, heavy consistency at all. You can do 2-3 pumps on either cotton pads to wipe gently or on dry palms to apply all over your dry face. It’s moderately greasy and lightweight, quickly diffusing evenly onto skin.
I prefer pumping the oil onto my dry hands and massaging in circular motion everywhere on my face for 30 seconds to cleanse off unwanted residues, such as grime, pollutants and sunscreen. My delicate skin doesn’t get irritated, itchy or harsh while applying, even the most sensitive areas around my eyes. Otherwise, a plethora of cleansers I used before easily aggravated the redness and led to burned-looking skin.
To be honest, in the first month of using the fresh brightening cleansing oil, both redness and frequent rashes weren’t better. It left scaliness and horrendous tightness after cleansing as usual. Later on, I still kept using the product, the dry flakes diminished little by little and I found my skin gradually hydrated. The product seems to not only refine my skin but also balance out its hydration. It might take months to observe an improvement in my complexion; by the way, that’s still a good sign.
Furthermore, steadily massaging with the oil does effortlessly slough off peeling skins that cause roughness on my cheeks, forehead and chin. These scaly patches are stripped away and imperceptibly clumped upon the surface. Undeniably, It mildly exfoliates my skin and results in a smoother sensation.
I usually dab a bit of lukewarm water on top and massage for some extra seconds to emulsify. The oil turns into a sort of pale liquid when meeting water, it looks like milk and swiftly flushes out all of dirt, dead cells and oily traces. It leaves fresh and clean feelings immediately.
Speaking of how well it’s able to get rid of makeup, it takes minutes to melt down all of the makeup layers slathering on top, especially eyeshadow, eyeliners and mascara. Furthermore, I have to apply the cleansing oil many times to utterly make them come off. The product is not really an ideal choice for those who usually do heavy makeup. Rather, it’s fitting for folk who get used to wearing minimal makeup or sunscreen on a daily basis.
Then, to me, my skin usually tends to be dry and I merely apply moisturizer and slather on sunscreen every morning. The Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil is perfect to be my first step of double cleansing and next, move on to a cream-based cleanser that removes all of the impurities for sure. Recently, I only use the product at night in order to dissolve sunscreen and pollutants.
I’d recommend the product to most skin types, normal, combination and even, sensitive. If you have a type of oily skin that is blemish-prone and often copes with clogged pores, I think you should switch to the Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil. This will have more intense solubilizing properties to resolve problematic issues of overwhelming oil production and dramatic makeup.
Last but not least, the product has a very strong flowery scent. I don’t like it; however, the smell will totally go away after rinsing off with water.
3. Easy to Use with a Pump
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 a clear product description and brand name. Moreover, the bottle will always come along with a complimentary pump that you can change the cap. The pump is easily broken tho, my first order was very bad. The second is better; however, still stuck sometimes. I think the pump is not much high quality.
4. My Rating (8/10): Suitable for Everyday Uses But I Need Better Product as a Makeup Remover
Importantly, the product is great, on the way to resolving my problems. I’m really digging it at the moment and hope this will continue to live up to my dream. The price isn’t expensive; affordable I think. It’s worth it (~$34). I’ll give it 8 out of 10 for its adorable results.
Hope this post is helpful and informative and you find it enjoyable. This is my very personal point of view for the Laneige Fresh Brightening Cleansing Oil. If you have any questions, suggestions 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 spending time with us!