I’ve decided to begin a series of reviews dedicated to those with dry skin or dryness in their realm of skin issues. DRY AF.
And now for the one and ONLY Doctor Who reference I will ever make in my life:
Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream
Sephora: $46 CAD ($34 USD)
|A moisturizing cream||– Hydrates skin/relieves dryness|
– Retains moisture
– Glowing skin
|Yes — a light, fresh scent; “Laneige” scent|
- No parabens or phthalates
- Dimethicone and Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone)
- Squalane (moisturizing)
- Sodium Hyaluronate (moisturizing)
- Niacinamide (brightening, conditioning)
- Zinc Sulfate (no known positive effects; preservative)
- Fragrance (i.e. Glyceryl Rosinate)
Full ingredient list from Sephora:
|Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sucrose Polystearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Urea, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1, Ceramide 3, Phytosphingosine, Niacinamide, Myristyl Myristate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Tocopherol, Propanediol, Stearic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Trisiloxane, Palmitic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Propylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.|
Not the most innovative ingredient list, and if you have oily skin, then I would proceed with caution. I have bolded the ingredients that are known to be poor for oily skin.
Personally, I have had no issues with this cream and these ingredients! There are plenty of ingredients in this cream that are best suited to dry skin.
Application and Results
I tried the Water Bank cream after my great experience with the Laneige Sleeping Mask and I am pleased to say that this is also another great product from Laneige.
I have used this for almost 3-4 months at this point and I haven’t been disappointed.
It’s soft and creamy, but not heavy. It does take a few minutes to fully sink in. After application, my skin looks bright and feels great.
When applying it to my super sensitive eyelids when they are parched and red (usually because I’ve been itching due to allergies), there is some light stinging.
It keeps my skin hydrated all day, and I don’t need to reapply the cream during the day about 99% of the time as it lasts all day.
The cream prevents dry patches from reappearing, but if they do crop up, or I have some eczema flare-up, the water bank cream soothes them and with continued usage, they diminish.
In the future, I will probably try the “Intensive” version for the winter and summer time (when my skin is the most dry). The intensive version is a thicker cream with some change of ingredients. I think that when allergy season starts, I need something more heavy duty.
That said, I think the regular water bank cream is a worthy investment as it has helped make all the difference for my skin. It’s truly an ultra soothing, moisturizing cream perfect for normal to drier skin types.
I also got my mom and sister into this cream. My mom has amazing skin, but she has stubborn dry patches also; she has strictly used Nivea for years, refusing to change but has now switched to Laneige because she finds it so effective. My sister has oily skin & cystic acne and also loves this cream. A range of skin types in the family, but they’re all happy with the Water Bank cream.
Now, a less expensive dupe is always welcome and I am hoping to find that! Right now I am super happy with this.
Thanks for reading ❤