Review: Laneige Pore Trouble Cleanser

You can see the blue beads in there.
There are also small white particles that the picture doesn't show clearly.

Product Description (pamphlet found in box):
-Extracts of water lily, orris and witch hazel effectively eliminate make-up remainders, harmful factors of environmental pollution and wastes in skin pores and purify skin.
-Triclosan and willow bark extracts, which are effective against skin trouble, make clear skin and control skin pore troubles.
-Breakable white scrubbers smoothly eliminate wastes in skin pores. The vitamin E in the blue capsules is absorbed into the skin and makes skin silky and healthy.

Cannot find them.

From pamphlet: Wet a 3cm in diameter amount with a little water, lather with finger-tips and gently massage, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Foam from lathering by hand.

The cleanser comes in a squeeze tube and has 180ml of product. I love that it transparent so I can see how much product is left inside. It got difficult to get the product out as there was less inside, especially since the consistency of the cleanser is pretty thick. But after I cut the tube open, I found there was less product left in there than I thought. I didn’t get to use every little bit up because my mom thought it was garbage since it was cut up =X

Gmarket; Amore stores

180ml for less than USD$20 (if I remember correctly..I bought this a long time ago). I’m sure it’ll be less or more expensive depending on where you buy it. But that is similar to the price tag that I paid for mine.

**It seems that Laneige doesn’t carry this specific one anymore. According to their website, they have another pore cleanser called Pore Deep Clearing Foam. The package seems to be the same but I’m not sure if the product itself is as well.**


I was able to use this cleanser on and off for about a year or so. At some points during the year, I would use this only in the mornings or only at night. Other times I would use it both. So even though it is a bit pricey, the amount I needed and got out of the product was worth it.

However, product wise…I’m not sure I can’t say it was the best there is (for me at least). This was one of those cleansers that made my skin feel squeaky clean afterward. This could be a good and bad thing. The good, my skin did feel overall pretty smooth but not unclogged (if that makes sense). The bad, of course, is that it strips the skin of everything. I can’t say that it cleared my skin or pores like it claims to because I still had a lot of acne and blocked pores when I used this. But it definitely didn’t break me out either because I’ve had good skin while using this cleanser as well. After I used this cleanser, if I don’t moisturize etc right away, my skin does feel a bit tight and depending on the time of year a bit dry as well.

The product has blue beads in them, that I didn’t know until I read the pamphlet after using much of the product that it has vitamin E inside. I thought they were for exfoliating properties, so in the beginning, I would dot the product around my face, then wet my hands and massage the foam around my face. I do not recommend this because I think my skin felt drier when I did this. After I started to foam the product before cleanser it felt less tight/dry but not completely gone. After I started to use a foaming net, the tightness/dryness decreased again. At least it encourages me to use my foaming net more. This cleanser also foams very well, especially with a foaming net. And the foam isn’t wimpy/floppy foam, it is very dense. Even after you massage it around your face, it doesn’t really disintegrate into a flat foam (I hope that makes sense..heh).

Foam from lathering by foaming net.

Foam from lathering by foaming net after my brother played around with it.
The foam still looks pretty dense/stiff & hasn't flattened yet.

-Foams really well (especially if you can use the nets)
-Cleanses well and gives a squeaky clean feeling
-Depending on how moisturized my skin is, sometimes it is dried out (visible dry patches) after using this.
-Lasts for a really long time (I’ve used mine mostly in the mornings but had a period of time where I used it day and night … one tube lasted for a little over a year)
-Doesn't break me out

-Not locally available
-Can be expensive if purchased outside of Korea
-I always feel tightness about 5-7 minutes after washing my face. But when I use a foaming net my face isn't as dry and tight after I wash my face with the cleanser.
-Not as deep pore cleansing as I thought/hoped it would be. But it isn’t a bad cleanser.

No. I’ve found another cleanser that I like more (but not quite HG). Also, I think this has been discontinued anyway.


No. It was a good product. Just didn’t wow me enough to recommend. And again, I think it’s discontinued. For the price, there might be less expensive products that might work better.

Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company or any other sites mentioned above. These are just my opinions so please research more about a product before buying it. I'm just trying to share the experiences I get from using a certain product. I'm not endorsing it or anything. If anything this is for my own memory of what I liked and what I didn't like. skin is my skin...your skin is your skin, please don't blame me if the product doesn't work for you. Appropriate credits mentioned wherever I copied and pasted from the brand's website.


Is the new wordy/extensive opinions addition okay? Or should I go back to only the short Pros/Cons lists?

Mail from some time ago

Hey, everyone! I'm going to try to slowly work myself into a more consistent posting.
To start off, here are some older packages that I received maybe in June(?) that I edited and everything yet somehow forgot to post it up.

I was so happy when I received an email from Stephanie of beauty and garden or jujujewelry saying I won her Sigma giveaway. To be honest, I forgot all about enter such a giveaway because there were quite a few at the time that I entered and I didn't think I would win any of them haha

Once the package came I got really excited. Practically everyone who used it raved all about it.

It is soft and dense. It has a big head/brush area compared to the other flat top brushes that I have. I've used it maybe a handful (or two) times and I really like it. I can't say I absolutely love it yet could be getting there =P

Like all my brushes it is a bit difficult to get all the sudsy soap out of the brush when I wash it (anyone have recommendations on that?).


After mentioning that I keep having a problem with my pencil liners smudging on me, Frances of theprettibrowneyes offered to send me her miniature Urban Decay 24/7 liner. I couldn't get over how nice she was in even thinking about offering to send it to me! I felt/still feel really bad =X I was going to send her something back until I realized it was too late (since she moved...).

Sorry, Frances!! Good luck in school ^___^ & Thank you again!!!

I haven't worn this out yet. But I tried it on once or twice at home (without primer) and sad to say...I don't think these work for me either. However, I'm going to give it a fair shot soon and actually get the courage to wear it out =D The only thing stopping me is having raccoon/panda eyes while I'm at school/out and with no access to a bathroom *eekk!*
It feels great to have internet back!

Sorry I haven't been updating as regularly as everyone hoped I would. I will try to do better in the future!

I'm still trying to get use to my new college life/schedule (it's very different...*sigh)
And there probably won't be as many hauls in the near future because of college expenses and such..
But this will probably mean more review posts and other randomness in my life to come (if anyone is interested haha).

I can't believe within (was it a week?) I've experienced things in NYC that I thought I'd never be able to say I've experienced..ever
The minor earthquake and Hurricane Irene.
Thankfully no one I know was effected (anyone on blogger?).

Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!!
Good luck to anyone else who started school ^___^