One Brand Review: Laneige Skincare


Let’s Take A Look At Laneige…

Hello lovelies!

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge skincare junkie. I have tried hundreds of different products and brands over the years, but I keep coming back to my favourite – Laneige! Have you tried Laneige products before? I’m a huge fan of this Korean skincare brand – I’ve done features on their trial kits and masks in the past which I absolutely loved. I’m serious = this brand has saved my skin time and time again. For reference, I have dry-normal combo skin. I realized I had almost a full set of Laneige products for a one-brand feature, so lets jump right into it!

Laneige Brightening Sparkling Water Foam Cleanser*

Let’s start this off with how I would normally start my skincare regime. I recently finished my Laneige Multi Cleanser which was my everyday cleanser for the past year. It took me ages to finish the tube! Now lets say I was beyond excited when their new cleanser appeared in my mailbox. The Laneige Brightening Sparkling Water Foam Cleanser comes in a metal cannister and dispenses a dense blob of foam through the nozzle at the top, almost like a can of shaving cream.

You only really need a tiny blob of foam because a little goes a long way. Look at how dense that foam is!!! It really feels like it deep cleanses your pores. It feels especially refreshing on those days when your skin feels blah, or if you’ve been wearing a lot of makeup. Your skin feels clean and refreshed without feeling dry or tight!

I like the foamy texture of this cleanser better than the Multi Cleanser, however they both do a great job with cleansing the skin!

Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask

As part of my night time cleansing routine, I typically apply a mask. I picked this new release up during the Sephora VIB sale in April and I’ve been loving it so far!

The Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask is a clay mask, however it has the texture of a gel and contains mineral-enriched Shinan mud from Korea! It applies incredibly smoothly and dries down quickly as well. I usually keep it on for about 15 minutes. The cool (yet gross) part about it is that you can see all of your pores through the mask! I guess this would be the clay sucking out all the excess sebum? Gross but fascinating. I usually apply this maybe 3 times a week with a small brush. It makes your face feel tight when you’re wearing it, but it doesn’t feel uncomfortable at all. I can imagine this would be fantastic if you have an oilier skin type!

The mask also comes with a super soft, marshmallowy sponge. It removes the mask quickly and effectively! I’ve been using it with other masks and it does a fantastic job at buffing away the clay.

I have also reviewed the Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask a while back! If you’re looking for a moisturizing mask rather than a detoxifying one, I would recommend checking out my post!

Laneige Power Essential Skin Toner

I bought this Laneige Power Essential Skin Toner over the summer when my skin was going through an incredibly dry phase (which is weird since I usually have that issue in fall/winter.) I love this toner as an extra splash of hydration on the skin after I finish cleansing and masking. I usually skip out on the cotton pad and apply this directly to my hands and then onto the face. A little bit goes a long way. After a few months of daily use, I’m still only about a third of the way through.

It feels so great on the skin! It has a bit of a watery, jelly texture. I love patting it in with my fingers. It absorbs quickly and gives your skin that extra bounce when it’s feeling super hydrated. I like to think of it as a big drink of water for your skin.

Laneige Water Bank Serum

Basiiiically the only serum I use – the Laneige Water Bank Serum is one of my faves. It has a very light gel texture that absorbs quickly into the skin. I’m almost half way through my bottle already! Paired with the toner, it really does what it promises – it injects moisture into the skin and gives a supple and silky look to the face.

What’s the difference between the toner and the serum? Well, this serum contains more concentrated active ingredients than the toner. According to Sephora, the Laneige Water Bank Serum has six moisture-maximizing minerals—zinc, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and sodium!

I’m a big fan of the Laneige Water Bank line. My mom calls these the “three sisters” because they always sit on my counter like this, lol. 😛

The Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream and the Water Bank Moisture Cream are two similar products in my opinion – it just depends on which texture you like better. I tend to alternate these two based on the season.  For example, I tend to lean more towards the Water Bank Moisture Cream* in the fall and winter months because it has a thicker, richer texture and I find it keeps my skin hydrated on days when the wind is a bit harsher.

On the other hand, the Water Bank Gel Cream* is fantastic for warmers days and hotter climates. The light gel texture sinks into the skin quickly without feeling sticky. It has a very silky texture and wears great under makeup on days when you might be feeling a bit sweaty. I’m just transitioning over to I the gel now!

This is kinda comparable to the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack which I reviewed here. The Water Sleeping Pack is a slightly lighter gel consistency, and feels a bit stickier because it is meant to be applied before bed, keeping your skin hydrated during your beauty sleep. The Water Bank gel cream is like a richer version of the sleeping pack.

Finally, the Water Bank Eye Gel*. So tmi, my eyelids get really dry during the winter months to the point where I have to give up eyeshadow because the powders just look flaky. 🙁 This eye gel was a total savior! It really boosts the look of your under eye area and eyelids, leaving them with healthy glowing skin. Concealer is a dream to apply over this! A light dab of this is all you need so this little jar will last you ages!

That’s my Laneige collection so far – it’s definitey one of my all time favourite skincare brands and I highly recommend checking out the products I mentioned above. If you’re looking to try out some items, Laneige has some trial kits you can get over at Sephora (which I blogged about here!) And in case you were wondering, this post isn’t sponsored, I just really frickin love Laneige!!

Have you tried Laneige products before? 

Thanks for reading 🙂

*This post contains pr samples.



  1. Diana May 14, 2017

    I never tried this brand -the products sound great.
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    • sachie May 15, 2017

      It’s one of my favourites! If you’re ever looking to try out a new brand, I highly recommend this one! 🙂

  2. Sophie June 13, 2017

    hey! do you know if these products are pretty natural or good for sensitive skin? I’m looking to clear up acne as well.

    • sachie June 14, 2017

      I have sensitive skin and they work really well for me! You can always buy the travel kits on sephora ($8-18) and test them out before committing to the full size. 🙂


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