Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ | Review

First of all – this is a product that not even many Koreans know about! So, why did I buy an anti-pollution defensor? In Korea there is a lot of pollution. I don’t only mean the trash on the street, visual pollution, sound pollution, light pollution, AIR pollution as most big cities have. Those who live in south east Asia know for a fact the real enemy is the thin powder, the Chinese dust, yellow dust, red dust, it comes with a lot of names. Coming from a clean country with clean air, and living by the sea on which I dived several times and gave me a sodium cleansing, when I arrived to Korea right away I felt the damages of this pollution type. I got asthma, skin irritation and later skin allergies. When the fine dust is severe I don’t even need to check the reports, I can just look in the mirror and I will have a bunch of infected, swollen ‘pimples’ 3 times the size of a normal acne pimple, which hurt and are red as if I had just scratched them. And so there are two things one must do: proper cleansing and proper prevention. This is, by my experience, the best prevention one can take against pollution. And it really works even just as a pore protector, even when I went back home for the summer! So, with all these characteristics I just had to try this. Oh, did I mention it also has SPF 30 PA++? It’s not enough for the summer but during the winter it does the trick.


To give protection for your skin, lasting the whole day. Blocks the dust and other pollution types. It makes your skin to be clean and bright.

DUST BLOCK™ Technology: By using the magnetic polarity, in which same poles of the magnet repel each other, this technology helps skin to repel dust as the product with negative charge repels fine dust, which also has negative charge.

Strengthens the skin barrier, brightens the skin, and blocks the UV rays. The essence-like texture gives a refreshing finish perfect for using in the last step of skincare every morning.

Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ Review


Purified Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propanediol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycern, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenolmethoxyphenyltriazine, Cyclohexasiloxane, Albutin, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid. Tromethamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Extracts Of Saururus Chinensis, Ginger Oil, Green Tea Extract, Macadamia Seed Oil, Silica, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Ceteareth-12, Stearic Acid, Acrylates Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-3, Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate60, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/ Sodium Acrylate/acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium Edta, Perfume

Volume: 40ml

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How to use:

Apply in the morning, as the very last step of basic skin care but before sun block. Apply to entire face, pressing in into the skin gently with your palms.

You can proceed to do normal makeup afterwards.

Your Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic.

Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ Review:

So, I had a need for something to defend my skin against Korean (more like Chinese) pollution. I even bought an air purifier so that I could at least breathe at home (literally) and have comfortable skin. It was a good investment by the way.
Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ Review

Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ Review
I must say, as a mint color fan I am pleased each time I look at this beautiful bottle. It’s light, but the product makes it heavy.
And of course the little squeezing part keeps it clean, and prevents the product from drying (it dries very fast, so it really is a plus).

The scent is very perfumed, I can still feel it 1 hour after applying the defensor. But it’s a nice type of perfume, like a real perfume, but not as strong – simply lasts for a long long time.
Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ Review
You can squeeze as little or as much product as you want. I always squeeze only a little because, if you move fast, it spreads until it covers all over your face. As I said, it dries fast but it’s also so liquid a little pump goes a long way.
Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ Review
Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ Review
I know you can’t see it, and I can’t show you because it was a long time ago I last had a skin crisis. So you’ll have to take my word for it. It really does what it promises, when it comes to protecting your skin from pollution. Ideally, you would pair it with the sheet mask of the same collection, and a pollution specialized cleanser, but at the price they sell this (usually 30USD up) who has money for that?

Be that as it may, it still does the job, even without those two extras.
Laneige All day Anti-pollution Defensor SPF 30 PA++ Review
After you use this, it absorbs onto your skin, and put sunscreen on top of it, you can apply your makeup normally as you would after this product. As you can see, even after the BB cushion a healthy glow shines through. And the makeup sticks quite well on it!

Honestly, my skin feels a little heavy each time I use it, and my oily T zone is oilier… but it’s definitely better than not using it, since it does protect me from all those irritations, allergies and troubles.

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I have to keep using this. I simply have to! I have tried using a pollution blocker BB cream, but it does half the job. And I cannot live without it because I can simply use it and avoid the pain of allergies!

I would advise people in highly polluted countries to use this, or at least something like this. Especially if you have sensitive skin.

Where to buy:

Amazon | eBay

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