Sharing the K-Beauty experience: LANEIGE

“K-Beauty” or Korean Beauty is taking North America by storm. For a while now, I have been hearing a lot of buzz about K-Beauty  and how it has gained popularity for its cultivated gentle, nature-meets-technology ethos. I was excited to check out one of K-Beauty’s leading brands: LANEIGE.

K-Beauty: LANEIGE masks // Toronto Beauty Reviews

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What is Melanin?

Unfortunately, age spots, hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone are among some of the common skin condition nuisances that develops as we age. These are typically caused by the overproduction of melanin in certain spots of our skin which results in a darker colour than our natural skin tone.Melanin are the pigments that are responsible for the color of our skin, hair, and even eyes.

Diminishing Dark Spots

While I’ve always been keen of aging naturally –  even if that meant having age spots all over my face – lately I’ve felt more conscious about them. I felt the need to do something about it but I didn’t know where to begin!

A month ago, I was introduced to K-beauty product LANEIGE Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask. This mask is one of the latest additions to the “Bright Renew” line.


This revolutionary combination of skincare product and facial mask has become a worldwide hit and continues to receive positive reviews in social media. The leave-on mask is fueled with rich brightening ampoules within a hydrating gel cream. It promises to diminish the appearance of dark spots and give your complexion a brighter and softer feel the next morning. The result is 24-hour hydration plus protection against sun, pollution and stress.

Skin Care Technology

The LANEIGE Bright Renew line boasts two-main cutting-edge patented technology  ingredients.

  • MelacrusherTM
    A potent combination of antioxidant rich truffle yeast extract and brightening green tea extract claims to visibly reduce melanin pigments which are the cause of dark spots and skin discoloration.
  • Advance Water ScienceTM
    Inspired by its purity and gift of life, LANEIGE discovered the power of skin-perfecting mineral water. Only LANEIGE laboratories are known to have unleashed scientifically- engineered skin perfecting mineral water clinically proven to hydrate, protect and revitalized individual skin type

Innovative Packaging

I found the packing of this product quite impressive! The capsule is a sealed little pod which you peel back, mix in the gel-cream and scoop out for use. This disposable capsule packaging is an attractive way to keep sensitive ingredients from air. Products formulated with a high percentage of antioxidants will break down more rapidly when exposed to air; so storing product in a jar would lead to more frequent air exposure. All the highly beneficial ingredients such as plant extracts, vitamins and other state of the art ingredients would deteriorate quicker!

K-Beauty: LANEIGE masks // Toronto Beauty Reviews

Another aspect I found impressive was the two formulas contained in one capsule. A white cream is suspended within a clear gel and you would mix them together to activate the key ingredients. This ensures your skin will get the maximum benefits.

Key Ingredients

I love reading about all the ingredients used in products – here’s a breakdown of some of the key ingredients that will work wonders for your skin:

  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – suppresses melanin production, anti-redness care, soothes skin
  • Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract) – Sunblock and antioxidant
  • Truffle Yeast Extract (Yeast Extract) – Antioxidant and suppresses melanin production

My Personal Experience

The product is quite simple to use. It comes with a handy small spatula for mixing. While the quantity is more than enough for one use I would recommend using all the mixture to get the full benefit of the product since reserving the excess would only affect quality. As soon as I applied it I felt a cooling sensation that made me feel like I was getting a luxury spa treatment!

Tip:  use your fingers for quicker absorption and apply the mask generously all over the face including the neck. Also, the mask takes a while to absorb into the skin and dry; so apply it about 30-45 minutes before bedtime.  

The cream mask doesn’t stain, and it left a pleasant scent on my pillow the next morning. On the subject of scent, this product is highly fragranced. I personally love the scent and have no issue with it. However, if you’re sensitive to fragrances you may want to steer clear.

It’s recommended to use the mask 2x a week. Four weeks into using this product and I have seen an improvement in my skin. I’m fully hydrated, my age spots look visibly brighter, new acne scars lighten up quickly and my pores looks smaller!!! Since this mask worked so well for me I am now curious to try the other LANEIGE products

Are you experiencing hyper-pigmentation or is your skin complexion simply beginning to look duller than usual? Have you tried any LANEIGE or K-beauty products lately? I would love to hear your story.

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  • This is such a great Korean skincare brand. I’m loving their Good Night Kit. I’m going to check this one out. I’m all for hydration mask.

  • dogmomnyc

    This sounds pretty amazing! There are so many masks out there, many with incredible claims that you get a bit jaded hearing about them. However, your review is so honest and you’ve already seen results, I’m going to see if I can find it in my corner of the world.
    The packaging is very smart too. No worries about contamination.

    • CT

      Hi there, thank you so much for your comment. You are right about all the incredible products claims out there and so I make sure to do my research first before investing into a new product and just happy that My skin responded well!

  • Ursula Ball

    I enjoyed reading the detailed review of this Laneige product …I might check it out in the future for my acne/breakout scars on my face!


    • CT

      Hi Ursula, happy to know that you enjoyed the review – thank you! I get my acne breakouts on a monthly cycle and have been using this as my treatment once the acne dries up and I find it to be a very effective lightening treatment on my skin – I hope it works just as well with your skin!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I recently used a high percentage 79% Vitamin C Serum that I mixed with a special liquid so that the C would stay active, and I thought that was very innovative. I’m happy to hear about this similar but different product from LaNeige. I definitely want to try this!

    • CT

      Hi Allison, wow that’s quite a concentration you got there! Vitamin C is indeed a great source of antioxidant and like you mentioned it is not a very stable ingredient on its own unless formulated or paired properly with another ingredient. This product actually contains Ascorbyl glucoside which is a more stable form of Vitamin C and glucose combined and while combined with Niacinamide (Vitamin B) the skin will reap the greater benefits from the mix of all these great ingredients! I hope you’ll like this product as well as I did!