Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence

Monday, June 20, 2016

Suffering from adult acne, hyperpigmentation and rosacea can be frustrating. Dealing with scars from cystic acne, uneven skin tone, dry and rough skin. It's a vain woman's nightmare - my nightmare. Haha! 

I've gotten a lot of help from Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence, which I have been using for about three years. Side note, I can't believe I only wrote about this now.  I was in a desperate place, having multiple cystic acne (at most, 11 at the time time!) and scars took forever to fade. Reapplying concealer is not something I remember to do and would rather find a way to make the scars go away for good. There was an ad for this product and thought to myself, what the heck...

Four weeks into using the product, I noticed that my skin looked more radiant. Fresh off the shower, I looked at the mirror and noticed that glow from within. After 8 more weeks, my scars faded. Usually it took 6 months, give or take, for that to happen naturally. My skin also felt softer than usual. It also works to inhibit melanin production, preventing further darkness with continued use.

Fast forward today, I am still an avid fan and continue to use this serum because it makes my skin look better as opposed to when I do not use this at all. In fact, I started using the Emulsion from this line too.

I apply this after my toner and before moisturiser, twice daily. Three drops massaged on the face is enough. Sometimes I add a little more when I notice there's some discolouration on my décolletage too.  The texture is thin and runny, which allows it to quickly absorb into the skin and feels light. It has a slight fragrance which dissipates within minutes.

Ingredients (Asian Market): Purified water, butylene glycol, dicaprylyl carbonate, biosaccharide gum-1, squalane, dicaprylyl ether, caprylic/capric tryglycerides, niacinamide, saururus chinensis extract, shea butter, green tea extract, yeast extract, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, hydrogenated lecithin, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol,C14-22 alcohol, xanthan gum, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl copolymer, stearic acid,C12-20 alkyl glucoside, polyglyceryl-3 methyl glucose distearate, PEG-100 stearate, carbomer, tromethamine, disodium EDTA, ethylhexyglycerin, phenoxyethanol, flavoring 
Ingredients (North American Market): Water, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Dipropylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract, Broussonetia Kazinoki Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Resveratrol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, C14-22 Alcohols, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tromethamine, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Disodium EDTA, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Methyl Methacrylate/Acrylonitrile Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

I was looking for a bottle of this in Target and noticed that it is packaged differently in the US. You can find it under the name Bright Renew Original Serum. There's also a slight variance in ingredients, although I cannot tell for sure if it makes a huge difference in the outcome. The thing is, in Asia (specifically in the Eastern region), the term whitening does not mean bleaching. Rather, it means restoring original skin tone, making it look more radiant and healthy.

Have you tried using a brightening serum? Which one works for you.

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  1. I haven't used a brightening serum yet but this looks great. I have horrible brown blotches that get worse in the sun.


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