Southern Mom Loves: A Fast & Effective K-Beauty Anti-Aging Skincare Routine!

A Fast & Effective K-Beauty Anti-Aging Skincare Routine!

Monday, October 3, 2016

This post was created in partnership with LANEIGE as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.

Have you heard about the Korean skincare trend? For the past couple of years I've seen Korean skincare taking over my social media feeds and I have to admit I've been more than curious, I've been dying to try it, so when I had the chance to try out Laneige, an award-winning K-Beauty line, I jumped at the chance. They use science + botanicals to create wildly effective products and I didn't just like them, I loved them. I'll tell you about the products, my experience, and give you the chance to win 1 of 8 Laneige prize packs so you can try them for yourself!

Our skin goes through a lot: makeup, sun, wind, pollution, and stress. Add to that the aging factor and our skin can look old before its time. It is super-important to me to have a good anti-aging routine that doesn't take a lot of time.

Laneige's products are unique with their patented Advanced Water Science technology that hydrates the skin from inside the cells to protect, illuminate, revitalize, cover and show immediate visible results. They make products for a wide range of skin concerns and types, so you can find the perfect skincare routine for your needs.

My first impression of the products was very good. The packaging is luxe and each of the jarred products came with a small product scoop. Don't you hate wasting product under your nails?! Solved.

I was sent 7 products for my anti-aging skin concerns that fit perfectly into their “Power of 7” K-beauty regimen.

I used the Multi-Cleanser for all skin types. It has a light, floral, "green" smell that I really enjoyed. You use just a small bead and it lathers into a rich cleansing cream. I used it with and without my facial brush and had great results. It was gentle and my skin didn't feel dried out when I finished, which is the mark of a good moisturizing facial cleanser.

I used the Power Essential Skin Toner, a purifying and softening refiner. A toner will lightly exfoliate, soften, and help moisturize. It was lightly scented and felt refreshing to use. It came in a well-made container; I say that because the last toner I used had a pop-spout that kept popping off and pouring product out. WHY?! This is great and dispenses a drop at a time because you only need a few drops on a cotton round. The screw top lid keeps it from leaking when not in use.

I tried the Perfect Renew Emulsion from the Perfect Renew anti-aging line. It is a Revitalizing Moisture lotion and has the consistency of a daytime moisturizer. It isn't too heavy for daytime and was refreshing to use. My skin soaked it up immediately! It also has a lovely scent and was perfect for my daytime routine. It is a must since it plumps and softens fine lines and improves elasticity. I adore this one.

Treatments for me are centered around my eyes. I tried the Perfect Renew Firming Eye Cream. It is a thick, stay-put cream developed for the eye area. I couldn't detect a scent in this one, but it was very moisturizing. Another "must."

This Perfect Renew Cream is just as thick and moisturizing as the eye cream, but this is anti-aging for your whole face. It is prevention/repairing and reduces the appearance of premature aging. Because of the thickness, it is perfect as a night cream. It is very lightly scented and refreshing.

This is my second-favorite product, but it's a very close call. The revive step is the amazing Water Sleeping Mask, which was designed to brighten and clarify fatigued skin while you sleep. You use this once a week, or as needed to revive dehydrated skin. No matter what the cause, smooth a little of this creamy gel mask on before bed and wake up with amazingly hydrated and soft skin. Also very lightly scented, this is my go-to after a long day.

Last, but certainly not least. This 5-in-1 BB Cushion is my absolute favorite! The "protect" refers to protecting your skin during the day with a broad-spectrum SPF and this handy BB cream has SPF 50+. It is beautifully scented and provides light, buildable coverage that I've come to love. I've tried a lot of BB creams and they're mostly tinted moisturizers, but this coverage is amazing! I don't even use concealer with this.

It comes with an applicator sponge that you use to swipe it on, then tap to blend it, no beauty sponge needed. It dries to a flawless finish. No greasy or slick complexion like I've gotten with some BB creams. It also stays put extremely well. You will have to make sure you get it all off at night, but that's better than it melting off during the day. The package comes with a compact refill as well, so it's like getting 2 for 1!

So that was my experience with Laneige. I absolutely loved every product I used, saw results right away in the look and feel of my skin, and will continue using them. Check out the fun, super-short video I made:

They are luxury K-Beauty products at an affordable price, and they're available exclusively at Target in-store and online, so you can pick them up the next time you're there. For me, that's every week at least. ;)


And now enter to win 1 of 8 LANEIGE Skincare Prize Packs! [CLOSED]

Influence Central is hosting a contest through which you can enter to win one of 8 LANEIGE prize packs (each valued at $60.) Contest closes October 17, 2016. Enter by choosing a social media sharing option from the social media amplification tool below!

*Influence Central will randomly select winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes (8 winners).

Do you need a good anti-aging skincare routine? Have you tried Laneige yet? I love to read your comments!

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