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Double Down On Hydration For Your Skin With Laneige's New Water Bank Blue Series

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A full-grown woman, inching towards the big 30 — adeptly juggling work and chores (or so I would want the world to believe), yet needs frequent reminders to hydrate round the clock? Yes, that’s pretty much my existence in a nutshell. I know what you are mulling over (reading this). As a beauty editor, shouldn’t moi strive to lead by example? Maybe. But preaching a notion I struggle to practise doesn’t come to me organically. And albeit I have come out clean about my tussle I have also been directing conscious efforts lately to do a better job every day. Because slackening on hydration may have many snags, but those inconspicuous on my skin (summer struggles) really have me on my wits' ends — successfully prompting me into action. So, catch me this summer - a sturdy water bottle at my disposal and a little (lot) of assistance from the new Laneige Water Bank Blue range (the dream team, if you may) trump all the dreadful summer skin concerns.

But before we learn more about this fascinating range by the coveted Korean brand, let's understand why hydration for the skin is crucial.

Hydration For Skin? Why Is It Important

Sure enough, we have all heard the phraseology 'hydration for skin' tossed around, but why should we laser focus on it? First and foremost, dehydrated skin is more susceptible to external aggressors, which means that the integrity of the skin barrier stands at the risk of being compromised. More so, dehydrated skin can lead to your pores spilling oil left, right and centre. You read that right! Contrary to popular belief, skin that is dehydrated tends to overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing copious amounts of oil, further leading to clogged pores (can corroborate the above from my experience). And, of course the implicit understanding that dehydrated skin tends to look dull and lacklustre on the outside, another reason to summon the latest water bank range for your skin! If you are still vacillating whether to take the plunge or steer clear, let my first-hand experience serve as food for thought. Scroll further for my takeaway .

LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cleansing Foam

Infused with the ‘new and improved’ blue Hyaluronic acid molecules (which boast a ludicrously low molecular weight)— the formulation seeps deep down your skin while adeptly removing oil and gunk from the pores. I have been using this cleansing foam daily, bearing in mind the early onset of summer in my city. And I am happy to concur that my skin looks and feels heaps better. My pores tend to get congested at the slightest inconvenience, and this 2-in-1 cleanser/ exfoliator is the perfect way to circumvent this rather tiresome, pesky skin issue. The foam sits in a gorgeous ice blue tube and would be one of my faves from the range.

LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Serum

Who doesn't love radiant, plump skin? This HA will do you one better. Yes, the potent concoction infused with Blue HA molecules (1/2000th the original size) will only hydrate the deepest layers of your skin but also kick start repair of your (if) damaged skin barrier. Tackling issues on multiple fronts, the wonder potion has also been deemed fit for anyone grappling with sensitive skin. My skin has never looked this radiant, and even with a couple of hours outdoors, it retains moisture as promised on the packaging. The highlight of the packaging for me is the tiny pit on the bottle which turns red if you are close to running out of the offering.

LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream For Normal To Dry Skin

Right off the bat, the texture of this HA cream is out of this world. Your skin will drink every ounce of this lightweight cream, like a giant glass of water on an exceptionally hot day. I have been using the cream as a proxy for my regular moisturiser and have seen favourable outcomes over the last few days. In summer, dry patches appear on the entirety of my face (not in any particular fashion). But ever since I started using this cream, the dry patches have disappeared– not even dwindled, just vanished in thin air. Moreover, the redness on my face due to the breakouts has also gone down. A must-have for this season!

LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Eye Cream

The perfect way to combat under-eye puffiness and dark circles that might be pulling focus from your gorgeous face— this blue eye cream delivers on its word (no backsies). It eradicates discolouration under the eyes while also improving the elasticity around them, (by heaps, if I may add). Imbued with coconut and caffeine, this phenomenal offering makes me look energised and, well, for the lack of a better word- wide awake.

5. LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cleansing Oil

LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cleansing Oil

Pore(fection). This cleansing oil emulsifies to remove any stubborn makeup residues peeking from the pores as well as, all impurities. The cherry on the top— its application doesn't leave the skin feeling all greasy or icky. I typically use this powerful yet gentle on-the-skin concoction to remove a full face of heavy makeup after a long Saturday night of partying, say. Just a pin-sized amount of the oil is sufficient to make your face squeaky clean!

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