Skincare: Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist Review


Ah, Laneige. What can I say. This is the ultimate among the cult-favorites and if you are a skincare enthusiast, there is no way you have not yet come across Laneige Cream Skin Refiner — dubbed as the moisturizer melted into a toner ideally made for the sensitive skin.

I must be honest, I am not a skincare enthusiast and my routine consists simply of the basics. When I first came across Cream Skin Refiner, it was from one of Liah Yoo’s videos. I think most of us reading this post is familiar with her but in case you are not, she is a skincare blogger who started her own brand, Krave Beauty.

It was a long time ago and during that time it was not yet available from where I live, although I’m not so sure but when I finally saw a 50mL version on BeautyMnl I didn’t hesitate and made an order. Shortly afterwards, I got a full 120mL mist version.

I have an extremely sensitive skin, so if you perhaps relate with me and you’re interested to learn about my experience with Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist, without further ado, let’s read on.

Product Description

It is a deep hydration mist that gives a fine spray in a circular angel ring-like form before and after makeup without clumps.


Water / Aqua / Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Disodium Edta, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol


How To Use

Whenever your skin feels dry, spray onto the face from about 20-30 cm away with your eyes closed.
You can also use it on top of your makeup when your skin needs a moisturizing boost.

Recommended For:

  • For fine spray of moisture without skin irritation
  • Easy way to moisturize the skin anytime and anywhere


  • If skin develops abnormal symptoms and side effects such as red spots, swelling, and itching while using the product, or if the application area develops the symptoms above after exposure to direct sunlight, consult your dermatologist
  • Do not apply on areas with wounds
  • Storage & Handling
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Keep away from direct sunlight

Beauty Tip: Use Cream Skin Mist like this!


My Experience

As a person with generally dry skin I have had my fair share of hydrator and moisturizer experiences but because my skin is extremely sensitive too, I tend to buy only tester sizes. When I came across Laneige Cream Skin Refiner I first bought a mini size to try it out but after two days I knew instantly that my skin is a match because normally with other products, I get breakouts after two uses.

I decided to buy the mist version because I’m not a fan of the bottle design of the Cream Skin Refiner. It leaks easily when held upside-down.

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What Do I Like About It?

The consistency is my favorite. It’s watery, milky and light. It gets absorbed by the skin easily especially if you don’t layer it. Living in a tropical country, this kind of product is a must-have! Also, this does not contain fragrance oil, so you get fewer irritants.

Furthermore, this product is paraben-free, EU allergen-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, silicone-free, and cruelty-free. Plus, it contains Vitamin E which is a notable anti-aging ingredient!

What Don’t I Like About It?

Although I really do love this toner but there are some things about this which I can do without. First, it is not fungal-acne safe. There are actually three ingredients here that may trigger fungal-acne, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil, and Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate which are all skin-conditioning ingredient.

Second, something in the formula tends to irritate my eyes that is why I don’t spray this directly on my face. Yes, this can make my eyes sting! What I do instead is I spray the product on my hands and simply pat it on my cheeks and forehead. Lastly, the price is a bit steep at least for me, and it tends to be a bit sticky when you pat on more than three layers.

Will I Recommend It?

Ah, what can I say?

YES, I am recommending Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist to everyone, especially if you have sensitive skin. Although there are certain fungal-acne triggers, from my experience my skin did not react negatively. I think this product is safe for everyone, just avoid getting some in your eyes!

However, if you have extremely dry skin, this cannot hold up especially in the colder months. You will still need a heavier moisturizer.

Here is where I bought my Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist.

Additional Notes:

*Update: After trying this product with four different cleansers here is my verdict.

First, it was good to pair with my old cleanser Nature Republic Soothing and Moisture Aloe Vera Cleansing Gel Foam. I did not get any reactions even if I am using sunscreen on top of it.

For the second cleanser, however, Make P:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam I got a nasty surge of whitehead acne popping up all over my face, and got the same results when I tried to pair it with Banila Co. Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm. At this point, I am sure that the culprit was not Laneige Cream Skin Refiner but the two cleansers.

For my fourth trial, I used Esfolio Aloe Vera Soothing Cleansing Foam. Woo! My whitehead acne started drying and clearing out but when I tried to pair it with Laneige Cream Skin Refiner the acne came back.

As of now I have stopped using Laneige Cream Skin Refiner and replaced it with Primera Miracle Seed Essence. I am still using Esfolio Aloe Vera Soothing Cleansing Foam since it helped my skin heal from the whitehead acne.

From this experience, I can only conclude that my skin condition has been changing lately. From being dry that needs heavy moisturizing my skin is now reacting negatively even to light moisturizers.

Anyway, have you tried the Laneige Cream Skin Refiner? What is your HG toner?

Disclaimer. This is not a sponsored post.

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24 thoughts on “Skincare: Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist Review

  1. Hi! I want you to know that your blog inspires me so I nominated you on this tag called Inspiring Bloggers Tag! Check it out here:


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    1. Hello Elle, thank you so much!! I have been out this past few days and only got the chance to read your comment today, sorry about that! Anyway, I feel so honored that my blog is able to inspire you in some ways, thank you!! I am on a writer’s block right now, and these words are just what I need today. Truly, thank you!! ❤️

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      1. Hello! I guess, it’s in the right timing! 🙂 You’re very much welcome, Princess! and Congratulations ❤ Looking forward to read your post.

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    1. Omg I only got the chance to read comments today. You just made my day!! Thank you so much for nominating me Kae, I feel honored and excited! Yes, I’m actually doubtful if I would buy another bottle once I finished mine as my tiny white bumps are not going anywhere! Anyway, thank you again! I appreciate the nomination! ❤️

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  2. Does your skin have fungal acne? Have you had negative reactions on your skin until now? I have fungal acne but really want to try this product. Thankyou. xoxo

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    1. Hello Jasmine, thank you so much for reading this post. I have not yet consulted a professional so I am not sure, but here’s an update. I changed my cleanser to Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, and my tiny white bumps are now slowly disappearing. I think, the culprit for my tiny white bumps is the Make P:rem foam cleanser that I was using before. I am still using the Laneige Cream Skin up to now, and so far, it is agreeing with the Cetaphil cleanser. There is smaller version of Laneige Cream Skin, I think it’s 50mL, you can start with that to see if your skin will love it. Thank you so much for dropping by! Have a nice day! ❤️


  3. Oh, I hope the white bumps disappear. Is there a way to tell what is causing this? It was my sister who introduced me to skin mists. I do not use it every day because it is not dry here but if I would need it again, I definitely would follow your recommendation.

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    1. Hello, thank you for reading this post. Here’s an update: It was the cleanser! I thought low-pH cleansers are good because everyone talks about it so I purchased one but turns out, it was the culprit! I have now changed my cleanser back to a higher pH and the white bumps have started to disappear. I’m still using the Laneige mist, and my skin is okay with it! Let me know if ever you try the Laneige mist too! Have a great day! ❤️


  4. Laneige!! Ugh what can I say!! Fave brand even if its too pricey 🥰 I love your comprehensive review!! Making me wish that we have it here in my country. I love it how you put various ways on how to use a face mist like as a replacement for toner, etc. Very creative ideas! 💕

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    1. Hello, thank you so much for reading this post and sharing your thoughts about it. I appreciate it! I tend to use some products for other purposes too, it’s more economical for me! Thank you for the kind words. Have a great day! ❤️


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