Current Obsession: Laneige Water Bank Skincare

(Source: Laneige/Target)No shopping trip to Target ever ends empty handed, so when we heard that the chain is upping its skincare game by stocking seven premium lines starting this month, we actually had to hide our wallets under the mattress. In addition to beloved brands such as Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Own Skin Health, the souped up yet affordable selection (everything is under $55!) includes a quartet of exclusive labels, the most exciting of which is Laneige.

The Korean skincare brand wasn't previously available in the states, but if you've ever encountered upscale sister label Amore Pacific, you'll recognize that same luxuriously lightweight, silky smooth texture in these more budget-friendly products. We were particularly enamored with Laniege's Water Bank collection, including the gentle foaming Multi Cleanser ($22), soothing aloe-bolstered Water Bank Gel Cream ($32) and Water Bank Serum ($30), which features chestnut and seaweed extracts to boost cell turnover. 

All three items are created with mineral water—rife with cell-renewing zinc, purifying potassium, and moisture-retaining magnesium—that deeply hydrates for supple, dewy skin. If our face could chug a glass of ice-cold water after being particularly parched, this is what we imagine it would feel like.

(Source: Target)But that's not all that tickled our fancy from the new exclusive Target range: We've been recovering our chapped winter lips by slicking on the First Crush Lip Scrub ($10) from anti-aging grape-seed line 29 by Lydia Mondavi (yes, she's related to the iconic wine-making family). The creamy exfoliant is not only easy to use since it's in the form of a lipstick, but it's also mess-free—just apply and rub off with a tissue for a renewed pucker. We're also fond of the brand's Replenishing Toner & Pore Purifying Treatment Pads (50 for $16), which degunk pores in one fell swipe.

You can shop all of Target's new premium skincare offerings here.

I'm the Deputy editor at StyleBistro, as well as a stationery buff, skincare enthusiast and dog lover. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @cvelocci Follow me: Google
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