New Skincare Loves – Laneige Advanced Hydration Kit & Review!



Korean cosmetics. Korean skincare. Gimme gimme gimme!


I’ve been using Korean skincare products for years now. I used Skin79’s BB creams religiously during my early days of makeup discovery. I later discovered brands such as Lioele, Etude House, and Missha, and subsequently fell in love with the world of Korean cosmetics.  I hardly ventured into Korean skincare products as I had already found a few holy grail products and hesitated at switching up my skincare regime. I had a brief fling with Luview cleansers, and some nice samples from the Missha Super Aqua line.
That all changed after Sephora introduced Laneige into their collection of brands! I first noticed Laneige whilst browsing Korean cosmetic websites, but the price point was much higher than what I would typically spend. It wasn’t until I received a sample of the Laneige Sleeping Pact in a Sephora order that I decided to test out some of the products. My skin had gotten horribly dry and flaky and I was desperately searching for a solution.
Today, I’ll be reviewing the trial hydration kit and the good night kit from Laneige that are currently offered at Sephora. (Spoiler: I loved everything)

Sephora has a fabulous deal at the moment – $15 for four trial size products! A mini cleanser, water sleeping mask, water bank moisture cream, and water bank serum. You can find the advanced hydration trial kit here! There is also the good night kit for $8, for a trial sleeping mask and multiberry yogurt repairing mask.

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack

This is the product that first drew me to the brand, yet I haven’t purchased the full size yet! I’m getting around to it, I swear (hehe) I’m trying to use up my current moisturizer before moving on to a new one. 
The Water Sleeping Pack is the spotlight product on Laneige’s brand page. Its a highly concentrated overnight, revitalizing gel mask that absorbs instantly and works while you sleep to deeply hydrate skin. It claims to deliver intense doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin. 

Texture: Thick and gel like. I absolutely love gel moisturizers, so this is a win in my books. It isn’t sticky at all, which is very nice for an overnight mask. It takes a few seconds for the gel to set before sinking into the skin. 

Scent: The mask features an aromatic scent with notes of orange flower, rose, and sandalwood that relaxes and helps sleep. It’s an incredibly relaxing smell, and definitely helps me calm down before bed. I like smelling it straight from the tub! 

Application: This is such a lovely mask, and I think I might like it more than my holy grail Korres Wild Rose Advanced Sleeping Facial! Although rose is my favourite scent, there’s something about the texture and relaxing fragrance of the Laneige mask that just ties it together for me! It does a fabulous job of giving an instant boost of hydration. Upon waking up, my skin feels more hydrated and awake! After using the mini for about two weeks, the dry patches on my face have cleared up.

Laneige Multi Cleanser

I love love love a good cleanser! The trial size of Laneige’s Multi Cleanser in the advanced hydration kit is actually decently sized – there’s a lot of product! I’d say about a months worth with consistent use. (I’ve been using it for two weeks and I’m not even half way through, despite daily use!) It leaves my face feeling thoroughly cleaned and soothed. It claims to exfoliate while removing makeup, sunscreen, and impurities.

Texture: Thick and creamy. It reminds me a lot of The Face Shop’s rice bright foaming cleanser. This cleanser does a great job of cleaning the skin, as well as removing makeup. 

Scent: Not sure how to explain it, but it’s quite close to the scent of the Water Sleeping Pack. Light and unobtrusive, does not linger on the skin afterwards. 

Application: A little goes a long way! The cream lathers up into a thick foam on the skin, and feels quite luxurious. I’ll admit it does make my skin very cleansed and squeaky clean, so I would highly recommend following up with a moisturizer or toner or your skin might feel a little dry.

Laneige Water Bank Serum & Moisture Cream

The trial size advance hydration kit includes samples of the serum and moisturizer. Compared to the other items in the kit, these tubes contain significantly less product. Here are my initial thoughts:

The serum is like a light oil-free gel, a bit thinner consistency than the sleeping mask, but has the same soft and comforting fragrance. Not as noticeably hydrating as the mask but works very well when applied before the cream. 

The moisture cream is a light oil-free moisturizer, more of a cream consistency. Applies smoothly and absorbs very quickly into the skin. Has a similar scent to the serum and sleeping mask, and skin looks visibly more hydrated after! 

You can find the Advance Hydration Kit on Sephora for $15 CAD! What a steal! I love how Laneige offers trial kits, it’s a great way to test the brand before committing to a full size. I wish more brands offered this!

Stay tuned for my review of Laneige’s Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask, later this week!

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  1. August 6, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Nice review. Thanks!

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