Product Review: Laneige Time Freeze Wrinkle Filler

Laneige Time Freeze Wrinkle Filler
Laneige Time Freeze Wrinkle Filler

I have a sample tube of Laneige Time Freeze Wrinkle Filler when I purchased the IOPE Air Cushion XP, and though Laneige is for the younger group, I was pleasantly surprised by the efficacy of this ‘wrinkle filler’. For the past 6+ months, I have been using Smashbox Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer and Olay Regenerist Fill + Seal Wrinkle Treatment, both were actually very good at what they do with my forehead fine lines caused by dehydration. On photos, they do not show at all. I have been using the Olay one more consistently, and even though it is supposed to have long term benefits, it is still, in my opinion, just a temporary optical kind of product.

Laneige Time Freeze Wrinkle Filler uses a high concentration of Vitamin C as its main ingredient, and collagen, so it isn’t just cosmetic but regular use is beneficial. This product even gets 3 stars out of 5 on Paula’s Choice review site. Still, because Laneige is meant for the very young (not at heart, just young!) group, I had my suspicion.

I finally tried it. It is a thick paste, thicker than the Smashbox one. It is not fragranced like the other Laneige products, which is a big plus; and I was shocked that it actually does what it claims to do – I would call it botox in a tube! It literally freezes my forehead so even when I move the lines do not show. It doesn’t ball up or crease either. I apply my IOPE Air Cushion XP right over it and it lasts all day.

I was expecting it to wear off (the Smashbox and Olay versions do, after I blot my forehead around midday, with the Olay one being the least long lasting), but it does not budge. I don’t have oily skin, mind you, but it does have a pretty long lasting effect.

The regular size, a 20ml tube, retails at US$40. Honestly, I would buy the full size when I run out because this actually works!

Ingredients:
Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ascorbic Acid, Polyethylene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Fruit Extract, Tillandsia Usneoides Extract, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Adenosine, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dextrin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Sorbitan Isostearate, Water.

5 comments on Product Review: Laneige Time Freeze Wrinkle Filler

  1. Celene Chang
    July 15, 2015 at 5:41 am (2 years ago)

    Hi I wanted to know if this brand is cruelty free and if your stance against animal testing was the same as before? Just curious because I searched cruelty free for Koh Gen Do and came upon your blog. I wanted to know if you are still reviewing only cruelty free products?

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    • Kevin J.
      July 19, 2015 at 5:21 am (2 years ago)

      I remember that a number of Amorepacific brands (Amorepacific manufactures Laneige by the way) are cruelty-free, such as Hanyul, Innisfree, Mamonde, and some LG brands such as Beyond, The Face Shop also do not test on animals. The Saem, an affiliate of Hankook Cosmetics, Missha (an independent label run by another main parent company), and Nature Republic also do not test on animals. The cruelty-free symbol, that of a rabbit, to indicate that the company adheres to environment-friendly and animal-friendly principles should be explicitly labeled on the back of the packaging box. If it does not carry it, then it probably does test on animals or with a sample size of the human population willing to volunteer as test subjects for cosmetic samples before their launch.

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      • Joseibi
        July 28, 2015 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

        Thanks Kevin – Celene, you cannot find a better person to answer questions re: Korean brands than Kevin! 🙂

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        • Kevin J.
          July 29, 2015 at 1:47 am (2 years ago)

          You flatter me, Joseibi. It just happens that I read Korean relatively well, and so, I tend to use Korean grooming products more than Japanese products, other than the cost factor at stake here.

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    • Joseibi
      July 28, 2015 at 11:04 am (2 years ago)

      Celene, my stance is still the same. However, it becomes very hard to tell whether a company is truly cruelty free, because anything that sells in China, for example, requires testing, and by that one can almost infer most brands we know would have been tested. I know AmorePacific is moving away from the animal testing as stated in their company website but there is really no guarantee unfortunately.

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