Laneige Foaming Cleanser Review

Laneige Foaming Cleanser Review 1

Laneige Foaming Cleanser Review

Hello everyone, sorry for the major delay in publishing the final instalment to my facial cleanser reviews. Without further ado this is the concluding part to my Facial Cleanser trilogy – my Laneige Foaming Cleanser review! Laneige is a Korean cosmetic brand, whose name derives from the French word for ‘the snow’. Laneige is a very popular brand in Asia, with ranges in cosmetics and skincare but it is sadly still not available to us in theUK. It is possible to purchase this on the Internet through various different sites which stock Laneige products.

Laneige Foaming Cleanser Review 1

Laneige Foaming Cleanser Review 2

So I was fortunate enough to go toHong Kongthis summer and was able to pick up a number of products from the Laneige Skin Care line. I had been recommended this brand by a number of friends from University who are fromAsia. Since I had the opportunity, I thought I would try out a few products to see how they worked for me! It was just my luck that they happened to have a special promotion running and so I purchased the following products:

Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner EX

Laneige Balancing Emulsion 1 EX

Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel

Laneige Water Bank Essence EX

Laneige Water Bank Cream

Laneige Foaming Cleanser

Having returned from my holiday, I first proceeded to try out the Laneige Foaming Cleanser. To use this cleanser, you first need to dampen your face. Then squeeze out slightly more than a pea sized amount into the palm of your hand and emulsify with water. Keep emulsifying until a lather is formed, then apply this to the face. Rub the lather all over your face for a minute or two, proceed to rinse with warm water and then pat dry! Finish off with your usual skin care.

Laneige Foaming Cleanser Review 3

Laneige Foaming Cleanser Review 4

Once dry, my skin felt instantly refreshed, and some what tauter (but in a good kind of way!) It certainly removed most of my make up, such as foundation, eye shadow, eyebrow gel etc. HOWEVER one of the downsides to this cleanser is that it is difficult to remove gel eye liner. If I had used a liquid eye liner throughout the day and then removed this at night with the Laneige Foaming Cleanser, it would be absolutely perfect as it comes right off! However with gel eye liner it was particularly more stubborn to remove and it was difficult to keep rubbing my eyes to try and get rid of the liner as this cleanser painfully stings the eyes. Overall I think the quality of this cleanser is great, I love the fresh feeling that it gives once you have washed your face! It just let me down because it cannot remove gel eye liner as well as liquid eye liner. I tend to alternate between gel and liquid liners, so it is important that I use a cleanser which can remove both. However on a positive note the packaging proved to be very favourable. It is a simple squeezable tube, with a flip open and shut lid. Great for travelling, and best of all no leaks!

Ok so to sum up, out of the 3 facial cleansers that I have reviewed, my favourite every day use facial cleanser has to be the Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser. I love how gentle the Philosophy cleanser is on the skin, and how it manages to remove all traces of make up. It is priced reasonably and lasts months! This is closely followed by the Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser, which I equally loved but the price is slightly off putting and also for travelling it is a bit of a nightmare! Thirdly would be the Laneige Foaming Cleanser, which is of great quality but sadly cannot compete in terms of removing all traces of make up! Well I hope you enjoyed my Laneige Foaming Cleanser review along with my other facial cleanser reviews which helped to form this trilogy.

Stay tuned for my next post. =)

Love Sophia xo


  1. 7 October, 2012 / 6:23 am

    <.<;;;;; is it bad that i have every single one of those products you listed and more??? ^^;;;; gah i love laneige. it works so perfectly with my skin<3<3<3 i'm sure there are better products out there but for the price, you just can't beat it!

    @.@ i have that stinging problem with my liners too. Laneige wasn't made for liner removal though so i can't get mad at it but it would definitely be a plus if it could!

    I have heard so much about the philosophy brand but i'm nervous to try it :/ one thing you might want to try is Skin Food Egg White Pore Cleanser. I really loved it. Not sure how it is on makeup though O.o Seems like you like a two in one cleanser and i never tried it out on that lol

    Thanks for the review 😀 <3

    • Sophia
      7 October, 2012 / 1:27 pm

      It’s great that Laneige works so well with your skin 🙂 I think those products that I got are more suited for me in the summer when my skin is less prone to being dry. Oh I didn’t realise Laneige cleansers weren’t made for eye liner removal, I just assumed it would remove all makeup?
      Philosophy is a good brand and the cleanser was gentle on my skin. So how does the Skin Food Egg White Pore Cleanser work? 🙂 xx

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