The moisture-boosting ‘skindie’ brand your autumn wardrobe’s longing for

A drink for all skin types, LANEIGE has spent 25 years studying Water Science — specifically the ways in which your skin needs water; why it’s beneficial, how to maximise its efficacy and how to deliver the optimal dose via topical treatments. Hailed as the industry’s ‘Hydration Experts’, the brand’s ‘Advanced Water Complexes’ permeate their ever-growing range — delivering plumping, replenishing water to top up cells’ reservoirs, soften fine lines and recover that sought-after ‘bounce’.

Their bestselling Water Bank range is the drink your dry skin’s longing for — particularly post-summer, when hot weather, sun exposure, chlorine, cocktails and salty sea swims can leave skin feeling over-exposed. Painstakingly formulated to replenish without any pore-clogging ‘weight’, these K-Beauty go-tos span cleanser to cream via toner, serum, eye treatment and overnight mask. The bestselling moisturiser comes in two cult iterations: the Blue Hyaluronic Gel Moisturiser and the Blue Hyaluronic Cream Moisturiser to target the needs of oily, combination and drier, mature skin types. Jam-packed with water-retaining hyaluronic acid (which holds up to 1000x its molecular weight in water), these barrier-boosting creations are perfect for cherishing every complexion — reporting for dew-ty whenever the tank needs a top-up.

And it isn’t just the Water Bank range that’s legendary. The latest franchise — the brand’s Cream Skin collection — is an innovative edit that’s been lovingly developed to condense your beauty ritual. By finding ingenious ways to fuse two steps into one, the Cream Skin routine begins with the Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser — a double-duty formula that effortlessly rids your skin of make up, grime and pollution while leaving your face feeling comfortably soft and conditioned. Follow with either the original Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer or the new Cerapeptide Toner & Moisturizer — a milky infusion that’s brimming with strengthening, firming and elasticising ceramides and peptides (not to mention, redness-reducing and anti-inflammatory extracts of green tea and camellia) to leave your complexion protected. Intense, prolonged hydration with the texture or a toner and the efficacy of a serum? LANEIGE have ‘squished’ an elaborate K-Beauty skin care routine into minimal steps so that everyone’s able to glow their own way (while shielding their cells from the perils of urban existence).

Any self-professed beauty obsessive has one (or several) LANEIGE lip essentials in their arsenal, and the latest iteration of the best-loved Glowy Lip Balm is the perfect purple treat. Delivering a subtle lilac tint that makes your teeth look whiter, the Gummy Bear ‘flavour’ is packed with reparative extracts to cherish your delicate skin as it lends a lip-plumping effect with its jelly-esque sheen. Uniting shea and murumuru butters (brimming with essential fatty acids) alongside linoleic acid to retain much-needed moisture, this super-cute tube will become your go-to winter sidekick… And whether you’re already hooked or about to be, the Sweet Night Kit unites the Water Sleeping Mask with the Lip Sleeping Mask in the limited ‘Gummy Bear’ fragrance, to lavish your lips while you catch-up on Zzzzzs. The keys to unparalleled softness, these overnight balms complement one another — gently resurfacing skin to eliminate scales before delivering a shot of lasting moisture.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...