I love trying new skincare, and what’s the perfect way to try new products? With a sample kit of course! I saw this little kit from Laneige while strolling through the aisles at Sephora, and I thought it was the perfect way to try out a new brand without any major commitments.
It comes with 5 sample size products:
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Multi-Deep Clean Cleanser
– 0.3 oz/ 10 mL Water Bank Hydro Essence
– 0.3 oz/ 10 mL Water Bank Hydro Gel
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Water Sleeping Mask
– 0.1 oz/ 3 g Lip Sleeping Mask
Let’s start with the cleanser. I freaking LOVE this stuff! It smells sooo good, and it’s a thick creamy texture with tiny microbeads that burst as you exfoliate which turns into a super frothy mixture on the face. The more you lather, the whiter it looks, it almost looks like your wearing a full face mask before you rinse it off. I thought that was really interesting since I’ve never tried a cleanser that did this before. When you rinse it off, your skin doesn’t feel completely stripped of its moisture, it leaves the skin feeling comfortable and not super dry. It checks off all my boxes for a cleanser and I am definitely going to buy the full size soon.
Next let’s talk about the Water Bank Hydro Essence. Truthfully this is a step that I am okay skipping, I don’t think it adds all that much value to my routine. It’s just an extra layer of moisture, which I mean is never a bad thing. I just wouldn’t go out of my way to spend my money on the full size. But it was definitely nice to use for the short amount of time that the sample lasted for.
The Water Bank Hydro Gel was a really nice moisturizer for oily skin. Gels and light creams are always the best for oily skin (this kit is geared towards combo/oily skin types after-all). It doesn’t necessarily stand out from other gel moisturizers I have tried, like it does the job and it doesn’t make me too oily. That’s all I really need from a moisturizer, and this does it! I might pick up the full size of this, but for now I’m finishing up my Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, which is similar to the Laneige one it just feels a little thicker.
Next up we have the Water Sleeping Mask. This is really almost the exact same thing as the hydro gel cream. It smells the same, it feels the same, I think it’s just supposed to be your nighttime moisturizer instead of your daytime one. Or used as an extra layer of moisture on top of the gel cream at night. I like the idea of a daytime and nighttime moisturizer, and I can say that this is 10x better than the Glow Recipe Sleeping Mask. That one just feels like a layer of goop sitting on top of the face, whereas the Laneige one actually sinks into the skin and doesn’t feel greasy at all.
And finally, we have the Lip Sleeping Mask. I was so skeptical about this product when I first heard about it. I was like really…a mask for your lips while you sleep, so like a regular lip balm? And I’m telling you it’s so much more than that. Think about your regular lip balm that you use, now imagine if fairies pissed all over it and made it magical. That’s what this lip mask feels like lmao. I don’t know what makes it so soft, but I’ve never tried a lip balm this soft. And I know it says ‘sleeping mask’ but I really just use it anytime of the day when I feel my lips are dry. I will DEF buy the full size when I run out of my sample.
So far I’m super impressed with Laneige and I will definitely want to check out more of the brand and see what they have to offer.
That’s all I have for now!