A couple of purchases from Korea I didn’t mention were from Laneige. Being a Korean brand of skincare, it was naturally a little more affordable to get there and I picked up one or two items (including the sunblock I’d been curious about). Thanks to a generous GWP in store (which was the main reason I was tempted), I got a very generous sample of the iconic Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX which got me through the dry air there. I also picked up a tub – the power of sampling 🙂
It reminded me of my first experience with the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack many years ago, when I’d first heard of the brand. We didn’t have a counter here then, so I picked up the Water Sleeping Pack from the Laneige store in Hong Kong. The sales assistant in store told me it was their bestselling product. I bought it and tried it but it didn’t give me wonderful results. I also did not like the scent which I found sharp and very floral. Oh and I found it sticky. I don’t think I ever finished that tub.
Happily, all that has changed. That was over 5 years ago and now, I find that the Water Sleeping Pack EX comes in a sturdy looking jar. The texture appears less gel-like and more like a gel-emulsion, and it is no longer sticky nor chemical scented. Whew!