When lockdown started in March, I resolved to use up the skincare and bath products in my stockpile. Of course, another incentive to do so was that online shopping and going out were not options available at the time. So here’s the small progress I’ve made:
The Lotus Jeju Lotus Leaf Revitalizing Cream – This brand produces luxury skincare products that seem to have more presence in the US than in the rest of Asia. I was able to get mine from Althea Korea, luckily. The scent and the packaging are all premium and in-line with obscure luxe beauty brands. Too bad Althea no longer carries their products as I would’ve like to try their other stuff.
Laneige White Dew Original Ampoule Essence – Laneige is one of my HG Kbeauty skincare brands forever, especially when it comes to finding products that are easily compatible with my skin. I used this as my serum step, and I like that this added just the right tangible boost of moisture to precede moisturizer. (Slight tackiness, smoothing effect.) Scent-wise, it’s the typical clean floral fragrance I’ve come to associate with Laneige. Repurchase? Maybe.
My, oh my. It has been four years since I discovered the OG Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, and I still have at least one jar in my stash at all times. In fact, I have already resolved to try other variants. Meet the Laneige Special Care Cica Sleeping Mask (PHP 1,670 from Althea Korea), the latest addition to Laneige’s Sleeping Mask family.
Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask
Quick Specs: 60 ml / 2.0 fl oz ; made in Korea; dermatologist-tested; hypo-allergy tested
At the moment, I am completely upturning my skincare routine. My skin had been feeling drier than usual, even in the middle of a scorching Philippine summer. And when I switched to non-foaming cleansers and more soothing moisturizing products, it was like a revelation to me! I’ll be sharing the routine on a later post, but know that Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist (PHP 1,300 from Althea Korea) is one of the new additions I’m enjoying.
Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist
Quick Specs: 120 ml / 4.0 fl oz ; made in Korea; hypoallergenic
I always need to have an SPF product underneath my makeup for my peace of mind. And ever since I started using my first cushion compact, I’ve swapped the dedicated sunscreen for these convenient, colored face bases that do the multitasking for me. My latest one is Laneige BB Cushion Whitening SPF 50+ PA+++ in 21N (PHP 1,320) that I got from Althea Korea.
Laneige BB Cushion Whitening
Quick Specs: 15 g (comes with a refill and replacement sponge) ; made in Korea
Once or twice a year, I like to make beauty wish lists to try and set a goal or budget for my beauty buys. Of course, half the list turn out to be lemmings, but it’s fun to see which products I want bad enough as to actually end up purchasing them. This year, I have 5 items on my list. They are: