Trialing Dr LeWinn’s The First Time

When I try a new brand, something I don’t read much about, I usually go for the cleansers first. I want to be careful because I had some not so lovely experiences with clogged pores and breakouts after testing skincare. Of course, sometimes I’d dive nose deep into the serums (like the Luna sleeping oil that I MUST talk about before I use it up) but you know, cleansers, toners and essences are quite safe.

Dr LeWinn’s is founded by cosmetic surgeon Dr Laurence LeWinn and is one of the best selling skincare brands in Australian pharmacies. My Aussie friends, have you used this brand before?





Dr. LeWinn’s Essentials 4-Fusion Cleansing Oil – 200ml (RM126.14)

I like using cleansing oils to remove makeup. I’ve used balms and micellar water but when I want it fast and effective, I always reach for cleansing oils. This particular cleansing oil is nourished with rosehip and argan oil. Skin is nourished and hydrated. Some cleansing oils I tried strip the skin dry but this one leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. The cleansing oil also contains baobab oil which is rich in vitamins A, C, D, E & F and Omega 3, 6 & 9. It smells a little of minty lemon, but the scent is very subtle. It goes away after the cleansing oil is washed off. Makeup is removed effectively and I use this as my first cleanse.

Ingredients: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, POE (20) Glyceryl Triisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate(Vit. E), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hips) Fruit Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil,Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Fragrance, Backhousia Citridora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil.





Dr. LeWinn’s Essentials Purifying Toner – 200ml (RM115.54)

This is an alcohol free, aloe based toner. I put some of it on a cotton pad and wipe all over my face and neck. It gently exfoliates (contains glycolic acid) while removing any residue makeup and oils. It is supposed to refine pores as well but I find that when I use it every day and night, my skin feels dry. This is recommended for combination skin, and my skin is normal to slightly dry. That might be the main reason. I reduced the use to alternate days, and it works just fine. This toner is scentless and it goes on the skin comfortably.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Glycolic Acid, RetinylPalmitate (Vit. A), Parfum (Benzoyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool), CI 16035.

You can purchase these at TNS Skin Lab, in store or online. There’s a store very near me, so I usually stock up when I go to the mall. Otherwise, I’d go online. I tend to buy online because well, things get delivered to my door step. I’m lazy like that. And I feel light headed now. It’s exactly 1.47am right now, and this will be scheduled to post in a bit more than 6 hours at 8am. I feel like if I didn’t write this right now, I’ll delay it to another day and another day or week will pass by. So yeah. Good night guys! I’m wooooozy…..


xoxo Lily



  • Sounds like a solid skincare line. Lately I’ve been using two types of toner. First to finish off my cleansing routines then follow up with another one as a first step of hydration. This has been working pretty well for me (I should write about my skincare things as I am quite happy with them…). I like that the ingredient list of the toner is rather simple and contains glycolic acid. Do you feel any tingly sensation when you use it?

    • Lily

      I do that too when I use oils. I’ll use a toner first, then I’ll mist my face before face oils. And when my skin feels drier than usual, I’ll also use 2 toners and hydrating serum for extra hydration. This toner is quite gentle, and I don’t feel any tingly sensation. It doesn’t sting at all… and my face is quite sensitive to acids. I can’t use the Alpha H Liquid Gold for example. It hurts my skin 🙁

  • Never heard of this brand but it sounds like a good brand 🙂

    • Lily

      Doesn’t seem to be a very popular brand >_<

  • NEver heard of them, though I love cleansing oils! Ok, I lie, I love ONE brand of cleansing oil and am hooked on it, all the others I’ve tried dont suit me…

    • Lily

      LOL what cleansing oil got you hooked?

      • The one by Origins is THE ONE for me. I swear I have tried plenty others but they just don’t work on me -they all seem to leave a gross greasy film that takes loads of scrubbing with other cleansers to get off. xx

        • Lily

          Oooh, I haven’t tried the Origins one before! I think I have to write it down. So many things to try 😀

  • This is the first time I’m reading about this brand, not familiar with it at all but then again, I only follow two or three Aussie bloggers. Gosh, every time I visit your blog, Lily, I shake my head at the price of beauty products in RM. It’s really crazy how expensive beauty stuff is in Malaysia.

    • Lily

      I know right? It’s not just beauty stuff though. Our cost of living has been rocketing and the poor just gets poorer. It’s quite ridiculous. Wages don’t increase in private sector. Public sector… well, you know, I know… it’s Malaysia…

  • I’m sensitive to fragrance and these contain a bit too much of it for my liking. I like that these were developed by a cosmetic surgeon though, that’s cool.

    • Lily

      Wow, then your skin wouldn’t be able to tolerate a lot of those bigger skincare brands like Estee Lauder and Biotherm! They are notorious when it comes to product fragrance!!

      • They sure are. Rinse off stuff is okay. But I definitely prefer my moisturizers fragrance-free or low in fragrance.