Laneige Sensitive Mild Skin Refiner
Posted August 30, 2010on:
Laneige Sensitive Mild Skin Refiner is Alcohol-free, Fragrance-free, Color-free and Oil-free. Besides the main ingredients of Laneige Sensitive Mild Complex – Portulaca extract for soothing, Phytosan to restore damaged DNA, SC-glucan boosts the skin immunity; it also contains minerals and amino acids to strengthen skin barrier. According to Laneige, Sensitive Mild Complex reduces the impacts of external damage from environment and internal impact from stress by enriching skin nerve cells and skin structure.
This Sensitive Mild Skin Refiner is a toner or lotion that suitable for sensitive skin. Use before Sensitive Mild Emulsion and follow by Sensitive Mild Essence in Laneige Sensitive Mild series. Many Laneige skin care uses glass packaging, good to keep at home, poor to travel along. If you purchase them online, those heavy-weighted glass packaging will add up you shipping cost unfairly.
Due to the air pressure in the bottle, the clear watery content is extremely hard to pour out from the heavy bottle in the beginning and I can’t squeeze the glass bottle. When it had been used 10~20%, the pouring became easy then. It gives refreshing sensation and does a very good job on hydrating. Although it contains no artificial fragrance but it has mild florally scent which is pleasant.
The amount used for lotion mask
Comparing to other toners, I used this up very fast within two months. First, the watery content absorbed by cotton pad too well that I need more amount than usual (using hand will save more). However, I minimized the waste by using it for blackhead-squeezing as showed in below attached pictures. Secondly, I used 30% of the lotion for several lotion mask trials. For lotion mask (<10minutes), I regret to say it gave discomfort pungent or mild burning feeling though I had spritzed Vichy spa water prior to applying lotion mask. I think the reason of irritation is because I stored it in fridge, which is too cold for my sensitive skin to handle. I tried again (stored it under room temperature) on different days without the Vichy spa water, this time no discomfort feeling but still a mild pungent sensation within 10 minutes. Sigh, what was went wrong with this Sensitive Mild Skin Refiner? It was actually very soothing for normal toning, eventhough after finished my at-home-micro-dermabrasion. Nevertheless, I also tried it together with commercial mask sheet, it didn’t cause irritation too, so I concluded this is fine for normal toning just not for lotion mask purpose. For your information, my skin is quite balanced and hardly prone to sensitivity during that period.
… How to minimize the waste …
After toning, split the used-cotton-pad to few pieces, then wrap the point-finger with the cotton pad.
Now you can start squeezing those stubborn blackheads without hurting the skin, meanwhile the hydrating lotion residue helps to soothe the skin.
After finishing the skin refiner, the glass bottle can be a stylish vase.
As a whole, I think this is nice for all skin types, especially your skin need intense hydrating. I paid RM88/130ml for this in Malaysia. Re-purchase? May be.
Water, Glycerin, Beta-Glucan, Alanine, Arginine, Calcium Gluconate, Citrulline, Copper Gluconate, Glutamic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Glycogen, Histidine HCI, Lysine HCI, Magnesium Aspartate, Mannitol, PCA, Polyquaternium-51, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Serine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sucrose, Threonine, Zinc Gluconate, Xantham Gum, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.