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K-beauty routine using the Laneige Mini Pore System

Anything labeled Korean skincare I’m more than down to try, more like I’m dying to try. Laneige is a Korean skincare brand that focuses on the power of water hydration for skin and is on the charts of top must haves. I can see why, this brand had me throwing other products to the curb quickly. 

If you’ve read my post about the three things I’ve changed that have improved my skin you’ll probably remember two step washing method.

If you haven’t here’s the run down, you can also find it here! 


Basically, wash face with oil or oil based cleanser first than wash again with a Gentle cleanser afterwards. This has made major improvements to my skin and I can’t believe how much makeup was left on my face after washing before I started this method.

You’re probably wondering what that has to do with anything. I suppose it was more of a back story but the double wash system is a method Korean woman use for clear skin. If you haven’t tried it, you should start now! 

So anything Korean I’m all about

I found the pore refining trial set from Laneige at Sephora and I’m all for it. You can also get it here from Laneige : ) 

What came inside

  1. Multi cleanser- for all skin types
  2. Mini pore waterclay mask- for all skin types
  3. Essential power skin toner- for oily to combination skin
  4. Water bank hydrating gel- for all skin types
  5. Mini pore blur prefector- for all skin types

Not bad for $ 25.00

First impressions

Multi cleanser

I was completely surprised with this cleanser. I didn’t read what was In the cleanser before I used it. Right away the smell is refreshing and a little goes a long way. The main feature in the multi cleanser is papaya enzymes to help brighten skin. There is a mild form of exfoliation and it feels amazing. It’s not harsh at all and I didn’t feel any discomfort.

I did notice this made my face feel rubbery after I had finished washing it off. If you’re not a fan of that feeling you may not like this cleanser.

Waterclay mask

The first thing that hit me when I opened this jar was the strong smell of alcohol. It smelled like I just opened a bottle of rubbing alcohol. The smell did die down shortly after. This mask is targeting hydration and pore refining. The main feature in the waterclay mask is mint water and natural mineral mud.

Clay masks are good for removing pore clogging oil and impurities from the skin. If you’ve tried the Indian healing clay, this mask is somewhat similar. My mask completely hardened close to 10 minutes and was pretty stiff.

Washing this mask off was pleasant it wasn’t hard to get off like some clay masks I’ve used in the past. After removing the mask my skin did feel tighter. surprisingly wasn’t dried out, instead it was super soft.


Essential Power Skin Toner

I normally tone my skin with rose water, but I forced myself to give this toner a try. The smell is strong but it smells very clean. This specific toner is made for combination to oily skin and if for clarifying and hydrating the skin.

This toner claims to soften the skin for clear, transparent skin using hydro ionized mineral water. The main feature besides the mineral water is vitamin B3 which is good for the skin. It can help reduce wrinkles, reduce uneven skin tone, help heal acne and reduce hyperpigmentation.

After rubbing this all over my face it didn’t leave a residue on my skin which is something I love. I didn’t see a huge difference from my rose water but my skin does still feel very tightened.

Water Bank Hydrating Gel

I really love moisturizing my face with a gel based mosturizer than a cream based. Since I have oily skin I feel like cream based moisturizer makes my skin feel greasy and it makes my skincare crawl.

The water bank gel benefits are going to be hydrating and cooling for the skin. This gel was light in texture and glided over my skin flawlessly. The smell was okay nothing I’m going crazy over, but not overwhelming. The main features in this gel is again mineral water and my favorite ingredient micro Hyaluronic acid.

You want Hyaluronic acid because it aids in plumping your skin to improve volume and suppleness. It also smooths the appearance of your skin’s surface, seals in moisture, and creates a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss.

Mini Pore Blur Perfector

This product alone made me buy the entire trial pack. When I saw the mini pore I initially thought it was a face primer. After reading the directions it says to use day and night after you moisturize. So this is going to be the last step in this skincare regime.

The texture of this is I would say a mixture between a gel and a cream and is still pretty light. Like everything else In this line it glided on amazingly and made my skin super soft. Once the product sunk into my skin I couldn’t stop touching it! It was so stinking soft i was in shock.

The benefit from this blur prefector is of course it’s pore blurring and oil control. Since I’m trying this at night I’m not sure how good it really is when it comes to the oil control. TBC on that piece.

The main features of the mini pore blur prefector is mint water and pine extract. Pine extract can contribute to skin hydration and help with reducing pigmentation.

Is Laneige worth spending money on?

Absolutely, without a doubt. I was completely in shock with all the products and I have a new respect for hydration. These products have taken my skin to the next level right after the first use.

I can say I will be looking to buy all the products in full sizes after the way my skin felt just after the first use. If I had to choose two products it would really take some time to decide. I’d go for the multi cleanser and the Blur Prefector.

The gentle exfoliation from the cleanser are to die for and the soft skin I achieved from the blur prefector is more than satisfactory.

I’m happy I don’t have to choose between two because I can’t wait to have them all!

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