This experience alone mirrors Laneige’s promise to take years off your age. According to the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, the ‘baby triangle’ formation is what gives baby skin smooth and supple perfection. This formation loses its density as we age, making our skin loose and rough. Thankfully, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) team discovered the PYCR1 gene that revives skin cells, leading to Laneige’s Skin Rebirth technology, which restores baby-like skin. Thus, the all-new Perfect Renew range was born! The Regenerator serum is the blue-and- gold hero that’ll slow down skin ageing and bring back your baby triangles in four weeks or less. You may be in your late 20s or mid-30s, but so what? You’ll be forever 21.
And it shows. It really does. I’m not talking about how the night after we all received a Perfect Renew gift set, how everyone looked so spirited in the hotel ballroom (hung with gigantic icicles that’d make Elsa proud), or how Song Hye-kyo showed up looking like she hasn’t aged since her days in Full House (2004). I’m talking about how, after I switched to this range, a friend dropped her jaw when I told her at a party that I literally woke up like this – velvety clear, radiant skin; no makeup required. And those dastardly neck lines? They went into hiding like I was 18 again. It wasn’t even two weeks then. Of bubble baths, the quirky installations scattered throughout the hotel, and the ever-so-soft bed that made it hard to get up on the last morning of my trip, I was transported back to childhood – when my skin was defying gravity effortlessly while I was having fun without a care. It didn’t matter that I knew work was waiting for me in a pile over the Causeway. I’d deal with it tomorrow, looking like it never had a say in my happiness.