“This post was created in partnership with LANEIGE as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.”
My love affair with skin care started in college. I spent hours researching ingredients, and countless dollars on every serum, cleanser, and treatment my budget could afford. Fast forward 12 years, and I’m still experimenting with different formulas and brands in all price points. So, when the opportunity arose to add seven LANEIGE Korean skin care products to my beauty routine, I was super excited to jump on board!
THE POWER OF 7
Available exclusively at Target, this affordable brand of high quality skin care products offers a plethora of options for all skin types. The one I’ll be talking about, is the Water Bank line, which my dry skin has completely fallen in love with!
The concept behind this line, is harnessing the power of 7. Our skin goes through quite a beating throughout the day. Between sun exposure, stress, lack of sleep, and environmental pollutants, it’s imperative that we take a step back to nourish and pamper our skin. To make it easy, LANEIGE has created seven powerful products to do just that!
STEP 1: CLEANSE
The 4-in-1 Multi-Action Cleanser is designed for use on all skin types, and is formulated with papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate and brighten. It effectively washes away makeup, sunscreen, and impurities, to reveal a softer more radiant complexion.
The creamy texture of this cleanser feels great on my dry/combo skin. It foams into a frothy lather, and easily washes away without leaving my face feeling tight or dry. It features a beautiful fresh scent, and a tiny bit goes a long way, so this generous 6 oz tube should last quite a while. The result has been soft, clean skin that’s free of dry patches and breakouts!
STEP 2: CLARIFY
The next step, is the Power Essential Toner, which is infused with mineral water to refresh and revitalize. It’s formulated for use on dry/normal skin, to whisk away dead skin cells and promote a healthy clear complexion.
I don’t normally reach for toners, but I’ve really been enjoying this one. After cleansing, I apply a few drops onto a cotton pad, and gently wipe it all over my face. It feels calming and cooling, and doesn’t zap the moisture from my skin. It can be used day or night, and it’s great for prepping the skin for further treatments.
STEP 3: BALANCE
The Balancing Emulsion is one of my favorite products in this line! From its gorgeous packaging (complete with a pump), to its lightweight hydrating texture, it’s quickly become a staple in my morning routine.
Formualted with jojoba oil to balance and moisturize, and royal jelly extracts to transform skins rough texture, this silky emulsion leaves my skin feeling soft, supple, and extremely hydrated!
STEP 4: TREAT
Another gorgeous product, both inside and out, is the Water Bank Serum. Let’s just pause for a moment to appreciate the beauty of this ocean blue bottle – it’s stunning! Infused with hydro-ionized mineral water, this ultra hydrating serum quickly goes to work by delivering six moisture maximizing minerals deep into the skin.
In the evening, after cleansing and toning, I apply this serum generously to my cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. It soaks into the skin immediately, leaving behind a velvety smooth finish. Formulated for all skin types, this lightweight gel instantly disappears without any sticky or greasy residue. It’s perfection!
STEP 5: MOISTURIZE
If you’re a lover of gel moisturizers, you’ve got to try the Water Bank Gel Cream! It’s designed for use on normal to combo skin, and it’s described as a “24 hour cooling rescue cream.” Sounds amazing, right?!
Once I’ve cleansed and toned my face, I apply a quarter size amount of the Water Bank Gel Cream. The silky gel texture instantly melts into my skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and soft. Thanks to its micro-sized botanical oil particles, it quickly hydrates my dry areas, and balances out my combo areas. It smells beautiful, feels beautiful, and looks gorgeous sitting next to my sink!
STEP 6: REVIVE
The star of the show, is the ultra-hydrating Water Sleeping Mask. Designed for overnight use, this lightweight gel re-texturizes and hydrates skin, while you’re off in dream land.
If the idea of an overnight mask scares you, have no fear. This gel formula soaks into skin immediately, leaving zero residue, so your pillows and sheets stay squeaky clean. When you wake in the morning, you’re treated to soft, hydrated, smooth skin that feels like you just left the spa.
Infused with apricot and chestnut extracts to brighten and exfoliate, as well as ylang ylang, rose, sandalwood oil, and orange flower to help you drift off into a deep sleep, this weekly treatment is a must have for tired, stressed, or parched skin.
STEP 7: PROTECT
The final step in this powerful skin care routine, is to protect and perfect with the BB Cushion Compact. Formulated with optimal mineral water to hydrate and cool, this broad spectrum SPF 50+ foundation leaves my skin looking radiant, smooth, and even. It quickly covers imperfections, without the heaviness or caking effects of traditional foundations.
Included is an anti-microbial applicator sponge, as well as a full size BB cushion backup – so you’re never left scrambling for more. It can be applied with the applicator (my favorite method), a beauty sponge, or a makeup brush, and it wears comfortably all day without turning patchy or streaky. It’s an effortless way to protect, brighten, and color correct!
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Have you tried Korean skin care? I’d love to hear your thoughts!