Friday, September 16, 2011

Review: Laneige Perfect Renew Dual Touch Eyes Eyecream

Okie, so the search for the perfect eye cream continues for like.... a few years ...

This time round, i will be review the Perfect Renew Dual Touch Eyes Eye cream from Laneige. I have tried their Perfect Renew Skin Refiner (deluxe travel size, it was part of a set that i purchase sometime ago when they are having a promotion at Isetan) and i quite like the product itself thus i decided to give the rest of the Perfect Renew skincare line (which is supposed to be their anti-aging range) a try.

What attracted me to the Dual Touch Eye cream was that there are actually 2 eye creams, 1 for day use which contains SPF 25/ PA++ and there is 1 for night use as well. Its quite a refreshing change for the "öh, you can use the same jar of eye cream for day and night as well.". This Korean brand separates the eye cream for day and night usage.

                                                 The snowflake inspired packaging.

                                                   List of ingredients for the day cream.

                                                   List of ingredients for the night cream.

                      The actual packaging for the eyecream which comes with a spatula attached.

In terms of packaging, i do like the fact that they take into consideration of the needs of the skin at different time of the day and thus, the eye cream for day and night are contained in separate jars plus there is a spatula attached (so that you don't have to stick your fingers into the jar and contaminate the product- please wash the spatula after each use), the packaging is quite thoughtful, the hefty weight of the product (glass jar concealed) makes one feel that it is more luxurious than other eye creams in the market.

The Perfect Renew eye cream is not fragrance-free, having said that girls who are allergic to scent laced skincare products might want to proceed with caution. I am not allergic to fragranced products, so i don't really condemn them unless its really too much for me to take it. There is a subtle, very light scent to both the day and night cream which i can't describe exactly how it smell like, except that it is rather refreshing and could possibility be marketed as a light fragrance by itself.

Know what? I like the scent, in fact i look forward to using it so that i could smell it again (yeah sick, i know).

                                  Left: Day use with SPF 25/ PA++ and Right: Night use.

                                Left: Eye cream for the day and Right: Eye cream for the Night.

                                 A swab of both on the skin (L-R: Day cream and Night cream)

                                                                  Texture of the both.

                                                          Both spreaded onto the skin.

Texture-wise, there is a vast difference between the 2. The day cream which contains SPF is considerably thicker and heavier which can be seen in the pictures above, so some patting is definitely required to make sure that the eye cream is nicely absorbed into the skin. Well, that does not necessarily mean that the day cream is oily as that is what terrifies me in the case of eye cream, it isn't. It doesn't feel heavy to me throughout the day at all even beneath makeup.

Now the night cream is a different thing all together, it is very light and almost gel lotion-like which is quite therapeutic to use as part of my night time skincare routine. It absorbs into the skin much faster than its daytime counterpart and well, at times i wonder if i am applying enough of it. It is very light in texture and i do like it alot especially since i live in a country that is very humid and hot.

I like every aspect of the product, from the packaging to the function to the scent, the texture... the only thing that will probably hinder my decision to repurchase it again might be the fact that it not not hydrating enough or it is not strong enough to reap anti-wrinkle effects on my skin. However, it could be due to the fact that my eye areas are quite dry nowadays, other than that if my eye areas aren't that dry, this could very well be my HG for eye cream and  at a rather nice price point too.
I would very much preferred this if it aren't for my dry eye areas. Pity.

Priced at S$99.00 for 15ml each for day and night eye cream. Available at all Laneige counters.

Note: You can get them at 20% off during Metro sales or at a better price during promtions at Isetan.



  1. hi) i'm just leaning to buy this cream, but one thing that stops me is its anti-aging formula) I'm 33 now, but still don't have visible wrinkles under my eyes, just a few signs of slight wrinkles) is it early ot not for me to start using this product? and how old are you?)

  2. Personally, i think its never too early to start on anti-aging skin regime, its a preventive measure. I am in my early 30s so all the more i am particular about anti-aging products. You are really one lucky gal :)

  3. I'm torn about whether to buy this product or not. One review said it's not worth it as it doesn't do what it says on the tin, and having just read your review, I'm starting to think it might not be that bad. Hm if only it were cheaper!