Korean cosmetics. Korean skincare. Gimme gimme gimme!
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
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.
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 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!