Water Bank Line
Laneige have different lines of skincare products that distinguish what skin concern they are targeting and the Water Bank Essence_EX is just one product in their Water Bank line.
Products include: 3 types of moisturisers to fit different skin types (gel cream – combination/oily, moisture cream – normal/dry, intense cream – very dry), an eye cream, face mask, mineral skin mist and this essence.
This line is extremely popular among young women across Asia and focuses on deep hydration and moisture for the skin. Asian women in particular have a weaker skin barrier than other ethnicities which means skin losing moisture more easily and becoming dry. Laneige have attempted to find a solution to this problem through their Water Bank products that feature Hydro-ion mineral water.
Natural Ion Mineral is extracted from the superfood quinoa. This mineral complex is small enough to restore moisture by penetrating deep into the skin and strengthening the skin barrier to protect against more moisture loss.
Why do we need a sleeping mask?
During daytime your skin experiences a lot of stress and disruption due to reduced amounts of moisture and being exposed to many harmful factors and impurities such as pollution, UV rays, bacteria, weather etc. Even feeling stressed and what you eat impacts the skin condition. All these things contribute to skin looking dull and dry, increased sensitivity, blemishes, redness and premature ageing.
Laneige carried out a 15 year study on what goes on with skin during the night and their results discovered the need for sleeping care products that would purify the skin overnight to make it clear, glowing and moisturised. When you sleep at night, the skin has increased absorption capabilities and is able to rest and recharge. This is why people say a good night’s sleep is the secret to well-rested skin. However, skin loses a lot of moisture if nothing is applied. Therefore, having good skincare at night is important to restore and recover the skin condition the following morning because the skin is able to benefit and absorb more from what you are giving it.
For application, after your night skincare routine, take adequate amount of mask using the spatula. Gently apply on the face in the direction of skin texture, starting from inside of the face and working outward in an upward movement. Then leave it overnight, and wash your face the next morning.
It is not sticky at all as it is a gel which is the best type of those oily skin. It’s light so sleeping with it is comfortable and also a bit cool so you could feel your skin relaxing.