[Review] Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

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I’ve tried the entire range of Laneige Water Bank Series and first used it during my 2 weeks trip to Europe during September 2008. Instead of the one-step toning I was used to, they have a two-step for this. Namely the refiner and emulsion step. After 2 weeks of using the entire series, my skin was agreeing with the products so perhaps there is something to the additional toning step. While I havent been faithfully using the entire series, there is one item I’ve found myself repurchasing over the years which is the Water Bank Gel Cream. If my memory serves me right, this gel cream formula wasn’t yet available in 2008 when I first tried it. It was the hydro gel (combination to oily skin) and now they have both a gel cream (combination & normal skin), a moisure cream (dry to normal skin) and an intensive cream (dry skin) for different skin types.

A gel-type moisture cream that soothes the skin with a cool, invigorating texture. Supplies moisture and soothes the skin with a non-sticky, refreshing texture. A translucent, supple gel-type cream that quickly penetrates into the skin for an instant cooling effect and smoothly adheres to the skin that is fatigues by heat to supply moisture.

Product Benefits

– A 24-hour long-lasting moisture cream that supplies moisture and soothes the skin with a non-sticky, refreshing texture.

– A translucent supple gel-type cream that quickly penetrates into the skin for an instant cooling effect and smoothly adheres to the skin that is fatigued by heat to supply moisture.

– Centaury Extracts with redness soothing properties protect the skin from the harmful aggressions and aloe extracts forms a protective moisture barrier to retain moisture and soothes the skin.

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The glass jar is rather heavy

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A mini spatula is included within every box to prevent contamination when scooping the product out of the jar.

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I will transfer this amount to the palms, spread it on both palms first before applying & patting it into my face.

Raves
♥ the smell..all Laneige products smell so nice (but prolly scented)
♥ Fast absorption
♥ Cooling sensation upon contact with skin
♥ Non-sticky texture

Rants
▼ While the spatula is a good idea, it’s not very practical to use and keep since there’s not holder. And you have to clean it after each use
▼ Refer to the pic of me scooping the product out from the jar, the gel under the rim of blue surrounding the opening is really hard to reach
▼ May not be hydrating enough on certain days

Retails @ SGD52 for 50ml

p/s. Another very very similiar product I’ve tried and equally like is the Biotherm Aquasource Gel moisturizer (green jar) but that is way more expensive @ SGD69 for 50ml.

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