Friday, March 11, 2011

Laneige Pore Tightening Essence, H2O+ Waterwhite lite pore minimizing brightening gel

Following a rigorous pore cleaning regime that I have mentioned in my post yesterday, I will need a pore tightening skincare regime to follow.

One of the items that I have acquired recently from my beauty package is the Laneige Pore Tightening Essence:

At 35ml/1.2 fl. oz., this essence retails for $280hkd (roughly $35usd). The essence is a semi-thick, milky fluid with a very mild flowery scent (it's pleasant):

When spreading the essence apart:

This essence is absorbed into my skin quickly. I like the texture of it and the slight floral scent doesn't bother me. As the directions has instructed, only a pea-sized essence is needed for the entire face. A little goes a long way.

I have been using this essence for a few days now. Along with the blackhead exfoliating serum that I have been using, I do see significant decrease in pore size and clearing of my pores. I will be back again next week with an update on how these products are working for me.

Next on the menu, I have acquired the H2O+ waterwhite lite pore minimizing brightening gel when I saw it on the shelves at my local TJ Maxx for $12.99 plus tax.

At 38ml/1.3 fl. oz., for $13, it seems like a good deal, right? This gel is a colorless semi-thick fluid:

Spreading this gel on my hands, it dries up instantly:

Instantly I can sense a cooling sensation and some smell of alcohol....  emm, I refer back to the list of ingredients at the back of the bottle... TA-DA! Written on it is ALCOHOL!

As advised by the blackhead exfoliating serum, skincare products with alcohol should be avoided when used in conjunction... so sadly, I will be returning this H2O+ waterwhite product. Luckily, I have my Laneige pore tightening essence that is working well for me!


Jie Jie said...

Is Laneige Pore Tightening Essence really work? I need it so much!!!

Cutie Fishball said...

Hi Jie Jie- I have been using this for several days now, in conjunction with the blackhead exfoliating serum, so far I see noticeable difference in my pore size and black heads as well...

I bought this coz my friend recommended this to me because it works on her, so I am trying it out. Ask me again in a week and see how my progress go?

crita tentang rambut said...

hai ;) i'm josh in indonesia.
i've been looking for a 'miracle' that is able to reduce the pore size, and make it less visible.
i bought witch hazel toner from secret keys but it has not arrived yet. then i found your blog saying that this laneige product works. i really wanna try it. anyway, how is your pore now? ( since you wrote it like almost 3 years ago, hopefully you could share the result to me now :) )