SeoulFun: Skin Care - Laniege Waterbank

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

South Korea is the land of skin care products.  My Panget noticed on this trip that the skin of the Koreans that he has seen were mostly flawless.  I told him, it's because of the their 10 step skin care regimen.  He looked at me and repeated - 10 steps?  I said yes!  I am one who is very very very lazy in putting on moisturizer.  I have been told to start doing so as early as my teens, but well - I'm lazy.  I am very masipag though, when it came to washing my face.  My mom introduced me to Shiseido when I was in my teens - I used the Pureness line, it was for younger skin.  I swear by it and up until in my late 20's I was still using it.  I guess when I was younger, I didn't have a problem with acne or dry skin.  It was only when I got pregnant that, well - I needed to use moisturizers.

One thing I dislike with moisturizers is the feeling that my face is sweating after I put them on.  I only have one moisturizer that I like - it's a local brand, Celeteque and the reason is because, when I put it one, my face absorbs it immediately.  I'm very lucky that I don't experience any irritation.  But as the years passed, I felt that I needed to up the dose of the moisturizer I put depending on the weather.  When I travel, I bring a small tube of Celeteque and an imported brand, for the past 3 years I have been using Clinique when I go to somewhere cold.  But late last year, I noticed some bumps on my forehead and cheeks when I used Clinique.  A HS batchmate who's a derma told me to stop applying it, and within a day or two, the bumps disappeared.  I still use Clinique when I feel that my skin is extra dry.  I still rely heavily on my good old Celeteque.

So on this trip, I asked friends on recommendations.  Most of them recommended Innisfree, it's a brand that is not found here in Manila.  They were raving about the toner and moisturizer and make-up.  It was a good thing that my friend Kath asked me to buy a toner for her, the staff gave me samples to try.  I tried it when we got back to our Airbnb apartment, the next day - there were bumps.  My skin was irritated - so I stopped.  I then asked my beauty guru - Rowena her recommendation, she said Laniege.  I have been reading about that brand from her for years.  So when my Panget and I saw a store, we went in.  I only asked the staff to give me a toner and moisturizer for dry skin.  She handed me the Water Bank line.  I didn't try the product anymore, I thought to myself - bahala na.  It was only when I got back to Manila did I try the product.

The toner and moisturizer are AMAZING.  What I have been looking for in a product most of my life - the instant absorbed feeling?  I got it with these two products.  They didn't feel heavy at all, not at all!!  In fact, after a while of putting them on, I would touch my skin and think - *did I apply moisturizer already?* that's how natural it feels to me.  It's light on the skin, and the products is absorbed quickly.  I was impressed, I was really impressed that I messaged Rowena!  Hahaha..  Finally in my X number of years asking dermas why my face sweats when I put popular moisturizers on (and most couldn't give me a straight answer) I finally found one without much research!

I am now thinking, maybe I should be getting the whole line!  Hahaha.. Let's see if I can convince my Panget.  Hmmmm....

Thank you Rowena for the reco!

I am so loving Laniege's Water Bank line and it's just been a few weeks!  I look forward to putting the products on everyday.  Hahaha!! :)

1 comment :

  1. Oooh you got pala the toner and serum. Their moisturizer is called emulsion. Essence is their serum. :)