Skincare Review: Laneige Balancing Emulsion Light
Laneige Balancing Emulsion (Light) RRP S$45 at all Laneige counters
Well, firstly, the price may have changed as I have this in my possession for over a year.
I initially wanted to throw it away but thankfully I did not. (I was in a no-skincare tirade since I over-loaded on them and ended up causing skin irritations).
I'm left with around half a bottle and I honestly don't need a lot for my face.
I use just one pump which is a pea-sized amount for my face.}
The purpose of the emulsion is to restore your skin's pH level and provide some moisturisation.
I got the 'light' one which is for oily skin types.
Texture-wise it is a cream-gel (more gel-like) and it absorbs quickly into your skin leaving a slightly matte finish. I rub it in my palms to warm the emulsion up before applying and I find it absorbs faster that way.
It smells like the signature Laneige fragrance. Pleasant but synthetic and over-powering for me.
I love the beautiful plastic bottle it is stored in. I think I will not throw it away even after I'm done using it. I'd store something in it as it is just too beautiful.
|The pretty pump dispenser. |
Small nozzle allows quantity dispensed to be controlled.
A short sidetrack but basically I loathe it when companies use expensive packaging but don't have refill packs. Our poor, poor environment!
I believed this used to be stored in a glass bottle, which can be more easily reused in my opinon.
Anyway, in all honesty, I don't think this bottle is necessary. However if you've got really oily skin you could use it as a moisturiser as its moisturising properties are minimal.
Also, if you are scared of weird ingredients I think Laneige products still contain parabens and whatnot. Thus I'm unlikely to be repurchasing.