Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+ used to be my holy grail product when it comes to lighten up scar marks. But due to it’s steep pricing, I am constantly in search for a good and yet affordable brightening serum. I have tried Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector and it gave me hell of a breakout. Wasted B$120 of my money on that product and ended up giving it away to Sister.
When I had used up my third bottle of Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+, I was contemplating between getting myself another new bottle or trying out the newly released Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence. I took the bet and bought myself a bottle of Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence from Parkson, Miri.
This product was heavily promoted and advertised in one of the Korean drama series – That Winter The Wind Blows, released in early of this year starring Song Hye Kyo. I am assuming that for those of you who happened to be an avid user of Laneige would definitely know that Song Hye Kyo is the ambassador of Laneige.
Extracted from Laneige:
in just 2 weeks, find solutions to 6 whitening concerns with gentle whitening that excludes 4 mild ingredients for a complexion 2 tones brighter.
This product focuses on the following three aspects – Melanin Care, Evens Skin Tone and Dual Brightening Effect. The BA at Laneige, Parkson Miri promised me 2 tones lighter on my skin after 1 month of usage. According to her, this product is able to lighten up our skin tone by 1 shade after 2 weeks of usage and then another 1 shade after a complete 1 month of usage. I know I am bad with explaining the idea, but hopefully you are able to understand what I am trying to explain here. And it’s suitable for those of you who happened to also have a sensitive skin like mine as it’s free from Paraben, Animal Products, Artificial Pigments and Mineral Oil.
I think this is the first product of Laneige that comes with a “squeeze” pump dispenser. And I quite like this kind of dispenser compared to the usual pump dispenser. All you have to do is gently squeeze the rubber pump before you unscrew the cap, remove the stick later on and then gently squeeze the rubber pump again so that the liquid would squirt out from the stick. One pump is more than enough for your entire face. Don’t go all greedy and use two pumps instead. Remember, this product actually acts as a serum albeit it was named as essence on the product branding. You’ll use it after the application of your usual toner/lotion/softener and before your moisturizer.
The consistency of the liquid is pretty watery to me and it gets absorbed onto my skin really quick without leaving any sticky or uncomfortable feeling. It smelled nice too since it contained Camellia Sinensis Leaf as one of the main ingredients.
I am happy to say that I am very satisfied with this product albeit some of Laneige products don’t work well on my skin especially their refiner and emulsion. But this one worked just great! After using this product for more than a month, I could see that my skin complexion is nowadays brighter compared to a month ago. And my scar marks were less visible. Even my colleagues did mentioned that my skin complexion had looked a lot brighter compared to before.
So, here’s what I think of Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence in a nutshell:
2. Smelled nice, flowery.
3. Absorbed onto my skin very quickly.
4. Leaves no sticky or uncomfortable feeling.
5. Doesn’t break out on my sensitive skin.
6. Brightened up skin complexion after a month.
7. Scar marks less visible nowadays.
None that I could think of at the moment.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Price: RM180 (East Malaysia), B$75.90 (Laneige counters across Brunei)