Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Laneige: Monster to Mini Pores? [Review + More]

The brand that has made every girl's makeup life story simpler through the invention of BB Cushion, Laneige now brings us the latest range of products that is said to help combat against "Monster Pores" and that is, the Mini Pore!

As I have always been a die-heart fan of theirs ever since I have gotten my hands on their BB Cushion Pore Control, other range products of theirs such as the Sleeping Mask and the Two-tone Lip Bar continues to impress me. Thus, I was thrilled to be invited to witness the launching of the brand's newest babies.

Before I move on to the review, let's find out what can these range of babies do for you.

Aside from achieving a healthy, radiant even looking skin, another major concern that many women commonly battle against are the existence of large pores. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, gene-inherited, or aging skin type - we are all prone to have large pores either due to the secretion of sebum, blackheads, whiteheads, squeezing of acnes and inheritance.

In all honesty, if you have been following the daily skin regimen closely, chances of getting large pores are minimal, in fact it is almost to none and that is if the inheritance of having large pores does NOT run in your family line. However, if you have not been following the daily skin regimen of Cleansing, Toner, Moisturizer, Mask, Exfoliate and etc. on a consistent basis and using the right products for your skin type, large pores would eventually develop. To make matters worst, ignorance over the years will then lead to what Laneige describes it as the MONSTER PORES!

In fact, monster pores which are also known as craters on the face are commonly found in men but lucky for them, these craters seems to complement the masculine look rather than horrifying. Unfortunately, women are not able to pull off the monster pore looks due to our feminine-looking features as well as the lack of hair facial to cover or attract the on-going checkers' eyes attention from roaming any further than the amazing thickness of the mustachios because if a woman has beards....that's actually way creepier....

Thus, this is where Laneige's new Mini Pore range comes in handy for women who do not wish to have large pores that looks like scars on their faces and help them to achieve that flawless-looking skin.

The first product that they introduce to help combat against the development of Monster Pores is the Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask. The watery mud-like formula is designed to aid in absorbing excessive secretion of sebum, tightening the pores and supplying moisture to dry pores. Often, large pores are caused by the excessive secretion of sebum that often either form into whiteheads or clogging of blackheads. With the inclusion of ingredients such as the Pine Needle Extract, developments of large pores were able to curb as the ingredient is used to assist in controlling excessive secretion of sebum through absorption of sebum by the product. Other main ingredients would be Mint Water. As it is a Waterclay Mask, do expect it to be a little more diluted than the normal Clay Mask you often seen or used at home. Upon application, leave the mask on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off entirely with the provided sponge for a thorough cleansing. It is to be used after the first step of skincare daily regimen - cleansing.

As for the second product, Laneige Mini Pore Blurring Tightener is designed to tighten up the pores after cleansing by blurring the pore shades and keeping the oil secretion at bay on a daily basis. Similar to it's sister product, it contains Pine Needle Extract, Mint Water to prevent the development of larger pores. It is recommended to use as the final step of your daily skin regimen and if needed, you can use it on targeted areas.

What I really enjoy about the Mini Pore Waterclay Mask is that you get to see your pores once the clay dries up and it looks like you've caught some clay hives haha! Aside from that, though the Mini Pore Waterclay Mask was really diluted, the amount of formula needed to cover the entire face is similar to the amount you used from your normal clay mask, thus excessive amount of product for application is not needed. The Mask does not causes any tingling or burning sensation probably due to the solution rather you get this cooling sensation upon first contact especially if you are applying the Waterclay Mask in a cold room. After a single use, an immediate results were noticeable in terms of lesser appearance whiteheads and blackheads. As for the pores, it definitely felt tighter but then again it is still too early to declare that the product works in closing up monstrosity pores as it was only a one time trial.

Aside from that, I have a combination skin type where my cheeks are the dry zones and upon applying the Waterclay Mask onto the cheeks and upon rinsing, I notice my cheek's skin were flaking a little. Thus, even though it is stated to be suitable for all skin types I personally do not recommend this product for users with dry skin conditions because the Waterclay Mask really does absorb the sebum effectively.

As for the Mini Pore Blurring Tightener, the results were not as significant as the Waterclay Mask as it is meant to be a long term basis application to slowly heal the open pores to close up. The only critic that I could provide to you on this product would be a precautionary notice that this product may be too moisturizing for certain users especially those who has really oily skin condition as it contains moisturizing properties.

Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask - RM 100, 70ml
Laneige Mini Pore Blurring Tightener - RM135, 35ml

Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask - ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Laneige Mini Pore Blurring Tightener - ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Look at how happy and excited they are to achieve a flawless skin with Laneige
L-R: Miriam and Anis
And before I wrap things up, there's another great news that I would like to share with all of you about Laneige's BB Cushion range. The BB Cushion now comes in 7 different shades with 2 new shades (No.21P Pink Beige and No.35 Cocoa Beige) introduced during the launch. So, head on over to the nearest Laneige counter or boutique now to look for your shade and combat against those monstrosity looking pores!

New Shades for Laneige BB Cushion: #21P Pink Beige and #35 Cocoa Beige
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Laneige Official Website
Laneige Official Facebook Page

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  1. Great review on the waterclay mask and pore blurring tightener babe. It's been a while since we last met! Catch up soon


    1. Thanks Miriam! <3 YES! We need to meet up soon! I miss hanging out with you girls.

  2. Hope to get my hands on them soon :)

    1. You should! Seeing the pores when the clay dries up is scary yet addictive ;x

  3. Sorry for the interruption. Can you specifically tell me when to use mini pore tightener? What is the meaning od final step? I got confused. :D is it final cleansing routine or includes applying the emulsion, mosturizer and etc? Im so sorry if my question bothered you. :D

    1. Hey Siti! Thanks for dropping by my blog. For the mini pore blurring tightening - it’s to be applied after moisturizer. Hope that helps :)


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