I’ve been using Laneige products for a while now. Ever since they arrived in Sephora Canada two years ago, I’ve had the pleasure to try out quite a few of their skincare and makeup products (remember the two tone lipsticks?). For the past month, I’ve been using a few new products from the Laneige Bright Dew collection. Koreans love their fresh glowing skin, so let’s see how these products worked.
Laneige Bright Dew Collection
The Laneige Bright Dew collection is meant to improve dullness and uneven skin tone. I feel like dullness is a very subjective adjective for skin which makes it a bit difficult to quantify results. I don’t have any major uneven skin tone concerns. But in the past year, I’ve started to scar every time I get a pimple! I was hoping that this collection would help the cells regenerate and clear up some of the dark spots due to past pimples. There are four products in total: Original Cream, Original Essence, Skin Toner, and the Emulsion.
Laneige Bright Dew Emulsion
There is an essence and an emulsion in this collection. To me, they are quite similar in nature but the emulsion will be a slightly better fit if you want an extra layer of hydration. The Bright Dew Emulsion ($35 USD) is marketed to brighten and moisturize. This is fantastic for me as I have extremely dry skin and often end up having flaky skin during the winter time.
The bottle feels like glass and has a heavy weight to it. The whole collection has a pretty ombre aqua and white color scheme with a bit of shimmer built in. I really like the skinny nozzle for the pump. It allows me to control exactly how much product I want to use.
Here is the texture of the Laneige Bright Dew Emulsion. It comes out in a white color but has a very watery light texture. The product sinks in really fast and actually provides a lot of hydration. Sometimes I apply this and forget that I need face cream! But after an hour, my skin starts to feel tight and I realize I need to apply cream!
Bright Dew Original Cream
The star of the collection is the original cream ($55 USD) which aims to brighten dull skin tone. The packaging is very similar to other Laneige skincare products and is in a frosty glass jar. Inside, you’ll find a sherbert texture cream in a light pink color. The feel of the cream is very interesting and unique. It feels a bit squishy and plush, kind of like a combination between a cream and a mousse.
Here you can see the texture is quite interesting. You can choose whether to use a thin layer or to lather up and really hydrate the skin. I was very impressed that these two products were able to keep flaky skin away! Especially considering that I was sick for the first week of January. Throughout the month, my skin felt hydrated and healthy. I’m not sure if I noticed any changes in dullness of skin tone but I did notice less redness on my cheeks. Additionally, I don’t think it reduced my old pimple scars BUT I had new pimples that came up and it didn’t leave dark marks (every pimple has left a dark mark in the past year).
I’m really happy with these two products! While it didn’t produce life changing results, it kept my skin plump and healthy during the winter time when I usually have flaky skin. The cream is quite bit more expensive than their other moisturizers so I’m not sure if I understand the $20 premium. The emulsion is very nice though and adds a weightless layer of moisture to my skincare routine!