[Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received the product for a review purpose, but the opinions are my own based on my experience.]
This CC cream contains SPF 36/PA++, which I think quite a good sun protection for base makeup. Laneige describes this CC cream as 3 in 1 multi cream: sunscreen, makeup base, primer. A water based texture for smooth coverage.
What it promises:
- Moist CC cream made of water base.
- Essence-like smooth CC cream without heavyweight.
- Easy reapply over makeup base, easy washable with tepid water.
- Natural whitening like milk - brightening, glossiness, transparency.
- Not only coverage, but also skin care as it has Water Trans Powder, Mela Crusher, pearl ingredients.
The packaging and they also include a pamphlet inside written in Korean, Chinese, and English.
As Laneige is marketed as higher end Korean cosmetics, I think what they did to put a trilingual pamphlet is satisfying. However, I couldn't find the ingredients on their box or pamphlet. I even visited the website to find it out, but they really don't share the ingredients. I wonder why...
The English full description of the product and directions.
There are two shades available for this CC cream, peach pink and pure beige. The peach pink is for fairly bright skin and for those desiring a brighter skin, while the pure beige is for slightly dark skin and for those desiring a calm looking skin. Thus, for a medium skin tone like me, I chose the pure beige.
Pump packaging with a lid.
I love it when my cosmetic comes in such hygienic packaging like this. The CC cream can cover my entire face and neck just in 1 and a half pumps. I also think 40 ml is a pretty decent amount for CC cream as it will expire in 12 months after the first usage.
The texture of this CC cream is watery just like what it promises, it glides very easily, feels moist, and lightweight on skin. It does give a brightening effect, dewy finish, it makes your skin glow naturally as it doesn't have shimmer whatsoever. When it's fully absorbed, it doesn't feel sticky, instead my skin feels soft.
The scent is like sweet powdery, it's not too strong, smells just right. Even though it has a pretty high sun protection factor, it doesn't leave white cast. I am just curious of what type of sunscreen filter does this CC cream has, but then again, unfortunately they didn't state the ingredients. My skin has been reacting so good with it too, I've got no breakout so far.
The coverage is lacking since it can't even cover the freckles on my hand if you look closely the picture above after it's blended. Even if I tried to build up the coverage, it didn't make a big difference. It can only cover a little bit of redness on skin. Thankfully it's not cakey at all, I guess because of the water formula.
The oil control is very average, I have to blot my face as my T-zone gets oily after 3 hours with this CC cream. Because the formula is washable, the oil control is not promising either, especially for people with oily skin. I'm not sure if I should be happy with the easy-washable formula, because I think it decreases the CC cream's staying power. However, I like the idea of that easy-washable formula too because I don't need to wash my hand and finger with soap after applying this CC cream.
In conclusion, Laneige Water Base CC Cream is recommendable for those who want to achieve a natural radiant looking skin. If you have acne scars and need heavy coverage for your dark spots, I don't think this is for you. I have acne scars and this CC cream can't cover it no matter how many layer I put. Therefore, for extra coverage, you need to apply concealers or layer it again with foundation.
What I like:
- hygienic pump packaging
- glides very easily
- brightening effect
- moist, soft, lightweight feel
- not sticky once it's fully absorbed
- dewy finish
- no white cast
- sweet powdery scent
- does not break me out
- very low coverage
- not so good oil control
Tips: Since the CC cream has watery texture, I would suggest to use the product with clean fingers instead of beauty blender or sponges. Just slightly dab it when you try to build coverage.
Price: USD 30.99
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