LANEIGE Basic Step Trial Kit Review

December 04, 2013

How are you everyone? This time I’m going to do a review for Laneige Basic Step Trial Kit. Since I’ve been walking to class every day and the weather is scorching hot, I wanted some product to keep my face moisturized. And since I was doing some "research" about Korean products, Lanaige seems to be hype in Korea, especially their sleeping pack! ( I will do the review for that real soon :D) Hence, I bought this trial set to see if it is the right product for my face. (I have combination and sensitive skin by the way).



Packaging

They come in small box cute where it has all four laneige basic step moisture items which are:
  • LANEIGE Power Essential Skin Refiner Moisture 
  • LANEIGE Water Bank Essence 
  • LANEIGE Moisture Balancing Emulsion 
  • LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream 
These products are made for dry to normal skin types.

(The product benefits and directions to use is taken from the Official Laneige Website)

LANEIGE Power Essential Skin Refiner Moisture


Product Benefits

  • Removes dried keratin and purifies the skin for clear and transparent skin. 
  • Bio Dusali, extracted from fermented seaweed with strong energy of life, supplies energy to the skin and promotes keratin turnover, while the Hyacinth extracts purify the skin from heavy metal, smog, and other harmful materials to leave the skin moist and transparent. 
  • Exfoliates enzymes gently remove the dead skin cells with less irritation. 
  • Skin-nourishing royal jelly extracts and sugar cane extracts refine dry and rough skin for moist and healthy skin. 

Directions to use

  1. Dispense appropriate amount onto a cotton pad after cleansing every morning and evening. 
  2. Gently apply as lightly wiping out from inside to outside. 

Texture & Fragrance

It is transparent and has a nice scent. It's also runny and watery like most toners are.

My Impression

This is basically a toner. It has a nice but strong smell which is overwhelming for me. It absorbs fast into my skin. 

LANEIGE Water Bank Essence



Product Description

  • A 24-hour long-lasting moisture essence that contains mineral water for skin regeneration and Water Pump System for moisture circulation to safeguard skin moisture and hold it in to leave the skin moisturized and smooth. 
  • Instantly dampens the skin with ample moisture and forms a natural moisture barrier on skin surface to protect the moisture that is in the skin. 
  • Contains chestnut extracts and seaweed extracts to enhance keratin turnover to fight roughness and energizes the skin for a smooth and healthy texture. 

Main Ingredients and Effects


Bio Ducelli: Skin turnover 
Vita-Mineral Nano Water: Efficient Moisture Delivery 
Hydro Motor: Moisture Supply 
Hydro Circulator: Water Circulation in Skin 


Directions to use

  1. After using the emulsion, release about a hazelnut-sized amount. 
  2. Gently spread from the center of the face towards the contours. 
  3. Cover the entire face with both hands to enhance penetration. 

Texture & Fragrance

It is slightly thicker compared to the toner but runnier compared to the emulsion. It also have a very mild scent.

My Impression

I like the mild smell. It also absorbs very fast into my skin. I like really it as it leaves my face moisturized and does not leave my face feel sticky.

LANEIGE Moisture Balancing Emulsion



Product Description

  • Hydro balancing emulsion for dry and rough skin to keep soft and transparent. 
  • Bio Dusali, extracted from fermented seaweed with strong energy of life, supplies energy to the skin and promotes keratin turnover, while the Hyacinth extracts purify the skin from heavy metal, smog, and other harmful materials to leave the skin moist and transparent. 
  • Jojoba oil, similar to the moisture barrier of the skin, and royal jelly, rich in nutrition, effectively moisturizes dry skin. 

Directions to use

  1. Dispense appropriate amount after skin refiner every morning and evening. 
  2. Gently apply as lightly wiping out from inside to outside. 

Texture & Fragrance


It is very smooth and creamy. It's white in colour and has a mild scent.

My Impression

I can easily spread all the emulsion all over my face.

I like the mild smell and it is very moisturizing but too rich for my oily skin.


LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream


Product Description

  • A 24-hour long-lasting moisture cream with a strong hydrating effect and a rich texture to refine a rough skin into a smooth and shiny skin. 
  • Contains mineral water for skin regeneration and Water Pump System for a moisture circulation to safeguard skin moisture and hold it in to leave the skin moisturized and smooth. 
  • Contains grape seed oil and mango seed oil with anti-oxidant and soothing properties to emulsify the skin and supply nutrition and energy. 

Main Ingredients and Effects


Bio Ducelli: Skin turnover 
Vita-Mineral Nano Water: Efficient Moisture Delivery 
Hydro Motor: Moisture Supply 
Hydro Circulator: Water Circulation in Skin 


Directions to use

After using the essence, release about a hazelnut-sized amount. 
Gently spread from the center of the face towards the contours. 

Texture & Fragrance


It has thicker consistency than the emulsion. It is also mild scented.

My Impression

It is basically a moisturizer. It absorbs very fast into my skin. I like the scent. It is also not oily like most moisturizers and it feels not sticky as well.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Keeps skin hydrated 
  • Most of them have mild scent 
  • Does not leave my face sticky 
  • Makes my face smoother 
  • Suitable for dry skin 
  • Absorbs fast into the skin 

Cons

  • Expensive 
  • Too rich for oily skin 
  • Not many branch in Malaysia 

Overall Impression

I really like the whole set. The refiner is a bit too heavily scented but the others have nice mild scent. They did not make my face sticky and my face feels smoother after 3 weeks of usage. It hydrates my skin well, but the only problem is the basic step trial kit is too rich for my oily skin. I should have tried the light line instead of moisture line because the moisture line is obviously stated for dry skin and normal skin. Now I have a really good impression on Laneige and I will buy other products from Laneige that are suitable for oily skin.

Price

I bought it for RM51 when it was in sale online.

Rating

4/5

Recommendation

Highly recommended for dry skin.



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