Laneige Water Bank Moisture Full Ampoule Review

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I am obsessed with skin care. Everybody knows I never scrimp on skin care. I think everyone has to invest in a good skin care regimen because great skin is always the perfect canvas for great looking makeup.

I have never tried Laneige before. Laneige is pronounced “la-nej”. It means “The Snow” in French.

This was/is the first time I used any products from this brand and a great product to start with as I have read online was this Water Bank Moisture Ampoule. It's perfect too because my skin seemed to have turned very dry overnight in spite of all the products I am already using. I think it has something to do with my hormones again. EEW! Ok, moving on.

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Full Ampoule Set

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I had to research on what this particular product line does for the skin because although I have heard of the brand before, I have never attended any workshops or events with Lineage so I wasn't familiar with any of their products and what they do for the skin. Here is what I found online:
"The Water Bank Moisture Full Ampoule has a milky texture. It is a powerful and potent liquid moisturiser made up of diminutive molecules that enable it to weave in between tight binding cells. Dehydrated skin revitalises and the skin firms up and plumps up just like how your thirst quenches with a bottle of water. Phragmites Communis Extract and Poria Cocos Extract are among active ingredients used in formulating this ampoule. Phragmites Communis Extract functions to prevent pre-mature aging by protecting it from osmotic stress and external stressors such as the UV exposure, it also strengthens cell membranes. The Poria Cocos also known as Fu Ling mushroom functions to tighten the intercellular junctions to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. It is anti-inflammatory and has been used by the Chinese in their traditional herbal medicine for centuries. Both the Phragmites Communis and Poria Cocos are known for their medicinal values in treating skin diseases. 
The Water Bank Moisture Full Ampoule can be used day and night daily. Release a substantial amount of liquid onto your palm and applying over the face. It’s perfect for intensive moisture care. A pack comes in 10 bottles of ampoules."

The Water Bank Moisture Ampoules come in a box like this. It has a book-type box that has a protective sleeve.

You slide it to reveal the box inside. I really love the classy, luxurious looking packaging. Judging based on looks, it looks like it really works!

A standard pack comes with ten 5ml ampoules. The box comes with a pamphlet written in english for instructions and information on how to use them.

The first time I received this I thought that 1 ampoule is for single use only. But actually, 1 ampoule is good for about 10 uses (5 days for morning and evening application). It is that potent.

The bottles are small so you can just bring 1 ampoule with you if you are going away on a short trip. It actually is all you need for any moisturizing problems. This milky moisture-volume ampoule weaves a tight skin barrier and fills the skin with ultimate moisturization.

Going tanning this summer? Sun can dehydrate the skin so use this product after being out in the sun too long to restore moisture and help your skin repair.

Open the ampoule by screwing the cap off. The container is made of hard-to-break glass, and has a tiny opening on top. Don't worry about accidentally spilling the contents. You will have to shake/tap the bottle on your fingers to release some product.

The texture is very watery and milky. The reason for the milky texture is because this stabilizes the ingredients that establish oil-moisture balance in the skin and maximizes absorption into each layer of the skin. The delivery system to penetrate the skin is faster with this consistency.

Pour a few drops on your fingers and quickly spread all over your freshly cleansed and toned skin. Keep pressing your fingers and your palms on your face. By using both hands to wrap around your face will make the milk penetrate effectively.

My skin looks radiant and quenched after using the milk. My skin was very dewy and the hydration can be felt way deep into the skin, it isn't superficial. I could really feel my skin's dehydration being quenched after just one use. My face feels firm and lifted.

This product is definitely something I would recommend to my brides. Start treatment as early as possible before the big day for radiant glowing skin! And should be continued long after the wedding.

Length of usage before review: 3 weeks

  • Extremely moisturizing.
  • Skin feels immediately quenched.
  • Dry, lifeless skin is immediately revived.
  • Best for women with very dry skin.
  • For all skin types.
  • Balances the skin very well.
  • Skin is more even in terms of texture.
  • Lines are less visible.
  • Skin is more plump and hydrated.
  • No more flaking.
  • Special patented ingredients that keep the moisture inside your skin.
  • Skin appears brighter and glowing.
  • Handy, compact for travel.
  • Skin appears more radiant.

  • No sun protection if to be used during the day.
  • Feels a little bit sticky after application.
  • Laneige boutiques are limited for now.

  • A little heavy for day-time use.
  • Will feel too heavy on skin if you apply it with sunblock and then makeup.
  • Product is very hard to control because of the runny, watery consistency.

How I use it: Because of the heavy texture and slightly sticky feel, I use it at night replacing my usual night cream. The evening is when your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself anyway. During the day, wear lots of sun protection instead!


Retail Price: --
Purchased For: Gift from Sampleroom
Will I re-purchase? Maybe.
Will I recommend it? Yes.

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  1. i love my laneige water bank essence =)

  2. I love Laneige, I got it from a korean friend, I understand it was pricey pero the quality of their products is effective, I have the Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner & Balancing Emulsion Moisture and I must say, If I have full pocket, I was investing with it. You look so fresh and has a clear skin Ms. Sabs:)


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