LANEIGE Water Bank Korean Skincare Review
"Water Bank"- LANEIGE : Quench Your Skin with Hydration
Here's a little riddle: Name the one and only bank your skin would go to.
Have an answer? (Drum-roll please...) LANEIGE Water Bank!
LANEIGE is one of the world's leading beauty brands, a brand under Amorepacific, Korea's no.1 beauty brand that aims to provide innovative solutions to cater to different beauty needs. Launched in 1994, LANEIGE has since done extensive research about the interaction between water and skin, and found that skin damage is attributable to weakening of skin barrier and inability to retain moisture. Then, LANEIGE discovered Water Science, a unique, core technology that converts water to explosive moisture energy to provide hydrating, brightening and anti-aging effects to the skin.
LANEIGE is most famous for their Water Bank skincare line which has been continuously improved and reformulated to meet the ever-changing needs of the skin. Recently, LANEIGE Australia launched their 7th generation of Water Bank skincare line which is made with blue hyaluronic. The new LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic skincare line was specially formulated to combat modern skin concerns such as ‘digital dehydration’, which are commonly associated with prolonged exposure to blue light from digital screens and devices.
Blue hyaluronic acid has small, micro-sized particles that are 2000 times smaller than ordinary hyaluronic acid molecules allowing it to effectively and deeply penetrate the skin (263 times faster to be exact!) to provide the skin with a burst of hydration. This star ingredient works by improving the skin’s ability to repair itself, enhancing skin barrier while giving you a visibly smoother, plumper and more radiant complexion effortlessly without the need for makeup!
To help you get started, here is a guide to selecting the best LANEIGE's Water Bank products to suit your skin type and needs.
Get ‘unready’ with these Hydrating Cleansers
Before you slather on all your favourite K-beauty goodies on your skin, it is always recommended to ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed with a hydrating and fresh cleanser. LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cleansing Oil is a lightweight oil-based cleanser formulated with hyaluronic acid, coconut oil and a blend of fruit seed oils that will melt away heavy makeup, removes excess sebum while unclogging pores for refined skin texture.
Next, follow with a gentle facial wash like LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cleansing Gel if you have dry, sensitive skin. Formulated with amino acids, this mild, pH balanced facial wash gently removes impurities from the skin’s surface and those trapped within the pores to reveal fresh and clear skin.
Alternatively, if you have normal, combination or oily skin types, LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cleansing Foam is the one your skin will fall in love with! This deeply cleansing face wash removes ultra fine dust and impurities to keep the skin silky-smooth and clear while maintaining optimal moisture levels without feelings of tightness.
Set the ‘Tone’ Right from the Get-Go!
You’ve probably heard that toners provide your skin with a lot of benefits from restoring moisture, gentle exfoliation, and more! It turns out that our favourite LANEIGE Water Bank Essence Toners now come in 2 different variants to better suit your skin type - LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Essence Toner for Oily Skin and LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Essence Toner for Normal to Dry Skin.
Both toners have watery textures that will absorb quickly into the skin without greasiness. How are they different? The oily skin version is made with gentle chemical exfoliants like PHA, coupled with soy yeast complex and hyaluronic acid that will together to slough away dead, dull skin cells, unclog pores, control excess sebum while leaving a fresh finish. On the other hand, the dry skin version contains Beta Pro-Nol complex from probiotics and panthenol to rebuild damaged skin barrier while increasing the skin’s moisture retention capabilities.
Psst… Here’s a little trick we discovered to identify the difference between the oily skin vs normal to dry skin versions just by looking at the bottles. See the pink dot or the blue dot? Great eyes! The pink dot indicates that it is for normal to dry skin, while the blue dot means that the product is designed for oily skin.
Hydrating heroes work better, together!
Can we take a moment to enjoy how pretty that sleek, stylish packaging of the all new Laneige water bank serum looks? Indulge your skin in deep hydration from LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Serum. This silky-smooth, fresh and bouncy facial serum contains micro-sized hyaluronic acid that instantly refreshes and plumps the skin. This fast absorbing face serum also combats premature aging signs by relieving dehydration, flakiness and uneven skin texture. The result? Reduced visibility of fine lines, supple and youthful skin that you would want to touch all day!
Give some love to the skin around your eyes too
Preserve moisture and restore the elasticity on the skin around your eyes with LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Eye Cream. Enriched with coconut oil and hyaluronic acid to protect and replenish hydration on the most delicate parts of your face, this gel-textured eye care provides long lasting suppleness and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. Your skin will be left feeling hydrated, cool and refreshed after each use.
Wrap it up with a Moisturiser
Wait…! Before you go about your fun day, ensure that you lock in all the nutrients, hydration and moisture from the previous steps of your Korean skincare routine by applying a generous layer of moisturiser! LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Emulsion For Oily Skin or LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Emulsion For Normal to Dry Skin depending on your individual skin types. Both these emulsions provide long lasting, fresh hydration to your skin with additional plumping finish without greasiness. They are perfect for both day time or night time use and sit well underneath makeup without clumping.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a richer Korean moisturizer, opt for the LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream for Combination to Oily Skin, or the LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream for Normal to Dry Skin. The oily skin version has a smooth, transparent gel-like texture that leaves a soothing and cooling finish, whereas the normal-to-dry skin version has a creamy yet lightweight texture that softens rough patches while repairing damaged skin barrier.
Raise your hands (and your skincare spatulas) if you are super excited and ready to try the new and improved LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic line, because we are! Shop LANEIGE Blue Hyaluronic Acid at BONIIK, Australia’s most trusted Korean beauty, skincare and makeup store.