Now moving away from all the fun of the Olympics and onto something a lot more in keeping with the theme of this blog : my Laneige Foam Cleanser Moisture review. So as a few of you will remember I went to South Korea in March and bought a lot of beauty and skincare items, including this Laneige cleanser. Now I'd heard good things about Laneige and their skincare, and this was one of the higher priced items I bought, so needless to say I had high hopes for this product.
|As you can see from the squishiness of the tube, I used a fair amount because I reallllly wanted to like this product :(|
This cleanser is designed for normal to dry skin types and promises clear and bright skin, other than that the rest of the packaging is written in Korean Hangeul letters. When I visited Korea it was quite cold and still wintry, so my skin was fairly dry with a few blemishes. I used up my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (which I love, review here) in Korea, and when I came back I decided to try out this one.
Firstly this product is huge, 180ml, and I only ever used a small blob with warm water. It foams reasonably well on the skin and feels soft. It has a light clean smell and is light pink in colour. Overall a little underwhelming so far. Once it's washed off my face started to feel a little tight, but once moisturised it wasn't a problem, although for a cleanser claiming to be mild it was a little annoying.
I've used this product for a few months now, and for the most part it was a bit useless, it wasn't awful, but my skin stayed in the same condition, blemishes, perhaps a little too dry in some areas, but it seemed a normal cleanser. I was disappointed. However, during exams and especially the last two months I've noticed that this cleanser cannot handle my breakouts. In hot weather my skin becomes more oily (which I know this cleanser is not suited for), but oh my gosh I've had awful skin recently. I carried on using it though, because I didn't think it could be making the problem worse. But after switching cleansers (less than a week ago) my skin has calmed down so much!
Overall I simply do not like this product, when my skin's behaving it's underwhelming (and a bit too drying), but when my skin's being bad (in the heat, stress, bad food, too much drink ect.) it really shows that it's just a bad cleanser. I'm really disappointed because I was looking forwards to trying this out so much and as I usually like foaming cleansers I was really looking forwards to this > . <
I still haven't found the perfect skincare routine, but I'll keep trying!