In an attempt to revive my “Product Arena” segment, let me start off with 2 of my favorite water-based moisturizers: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. I know, I know. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX isn’t technically a moisturizer per se but since heavy creams contribute to millia formation, I’ve been using it as a moisturizer instead.
However, I noticed that in spite of the similarities in almost all aspects, Neutrogena is lighter on the skin and is, therefore, absorbed by the skin faster and leaves a smoother, more matte canvass for makeup application. Lanegie, on the other hand, takes a little longer for the skin to fully absorb as it is very rich. Also, it gives more of a healthy, dewy finish which is very popular now thanks to KDramas. 😛
Both products are amazing. I know because I’ve been repurchasing them up until now. So the question of which one is better is actually not as simple as “this or that” because they both have their strengths. You just have to know which factor you value more. Okay so, Neutrogena does an amazing job in relieving and soothing dry patches. It keeps the skin hydrated, too, which is incredible given how light it really is on the skin. It makes the skin soft and supple by getting rid of the dryness. If you have extremely dry problem areas but can’t handle heavy creams, go for Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel.
Laneige also offers the same softness and suppleness although not as immediate as the former. But what Laneige can offer that the other can’t is the certain radiance it brings to the skin immediately after waking up the next morning. My skin looks unbelievably healthy, I swear. It works overtime focusing on the glow of the skin and not just on the dryness. So if you’re like me; you have moderately dry skin and is more concerned with the skin’s dullness, I strongly recommend Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX. 🙂
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