Water Bank Hydrating Gel by Laneige

Water Bank Hydrating Gel

LANEIGE Water Bank Hydro Gel 1.6 oz/ 50 mL

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Skin Type

so in love with it, it’s honestly the best one i’ve ever tried i have oily t-zone and extremely dry cheeks and this gel literally does wonders love it so much

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great for oily/combination skin

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feels super smooth and hydrating going in and keeps my skin feeling hydrated all day

- Sephora User

it keeps it nice and hydrated

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pros: lightweight and fast-absorbing

- Sephora User

it feels incredibly light and silky going on

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good for acne

by far the best moisturizer i have found for my combination acne prone skin

- Sephora User

it’s the perfect amount of hydration for my breakout-prone skin especially in the summertime

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redness relief

as someone who suffers from very dry skin there is literally nothing that i can put on my face without it creating red blotches but this product really makes my skin look like i just had a full nights rest

- Sephora User

i needed something to help tone down redness in my face and this was recommended to me by a staff at sephora

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i thought the fragrance might be irritating but i haven't had any issues yet (and my boyfriend loves how my face smells when i use this)

- Sephora User

doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin at all

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my skin looks smooth, healthy, and being hydrated gives it a beautiful luminous look

- Sephora User

it instantly melted into my skin and made it radiant

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Sephora userMay 11, 2018

I have mad oily skin and really severe rosacea and this has worked really great for me as a night moisturizer. My skin is better hydrated and produces less oil since I started using it and it feels light and cool on my sensitive, irritated skin. Shoutout to whichever Sephora employee suggested this. I love it!

Sephora userFebruary 27, 2018

amazing product for normal to oily skin.

I’ve been using this product for a year and I highly recommend this for someone who has normal to oily skin. It’s not enough moister (since it’s gel) for someone who has dry skin, but they do have a cream that has both been heaven to my skin in summer and winter. It hasn’t broken me out (my skin is very acne prone). No flaky skin, no dry spots. My skin just drinks it up so fast and makes it so soft.

sephora userAugust 03, 2019

Highly Recommend for Hydration

This product is so good! The packaging is pretty and is in a hard glass container. It has weight to it which makes it feel like a luxurious product. This product goes on after the Hydration Essence. The Gel is light weight and not greasy. A little goes a long way. I put it on before my make up primer to help my face feel hydrated all day and not dried out from wearing make up. The smell has a fresh and clean smell. So if you don’t like fragrance in your products this is not for you. But if you do like me it’s AMAZING! I have acne prone skin and it has not caused any issues. I highly recommend if you are prone to dry skin and. Red to add more moisture back into your skin!

Sephora userMarch 17, 2018

Great Hydration for Dry/Combination Skin

By far the best moisturizer I have found for my Combination Acne prone skin. I use this gel twice a day: after a morning shower and before going to bed. I used to have dry skin in the morning which turned to really oily skin the rest of the day. Using this product has totally stopped my face from over producing oil. It goes on so smoothly, soaks deep into the skin, dries super fast and is the best gel I have found to use before putting on makeup. It has also helped relive some irritation from my acne. And BONUS it smells great! I would give more than 5 stars if I could.

sephora userJuly 29, 2019

Strong (floral) scent!

Way too much fragrance. Smell is not light at all. Being a gel moisturizer I thought it would be lightweight and sink in nicely. It’s quite heavy and thick. Skin does feel nice the next morning, but it feels pore clogging it’s so thick. Definitely ended up with some acne spots after 2 weeks of use. This is also coming from someone with dry skin, so if you have oily skin, maybe beware!


Overall safe Ingredients

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Stearic Acidacne
PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethiconehazard
Propylene Glycolhazard
Butylene Glycolacne
PEG-100 Stearateacnehazard
Palmitic Acidacne
Polysorbate 20hazard

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Gisel Gonzalez
Oily Skin

What moisturizer do you guys use & why?

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Kimberly Shelley
Sensitive Skin

I’ve experimented a lot with moisturizers, and my favorite that I’ve been using is Laneige’s HydroGel moisturizer! It makes my skin feel so soft, yet it doesn’t trigger my acne-prone skin. It’s a Korean brand (which is how you know it’s good skincare!) Make sure to experiment and find out what’s best for your skin!