The Laneige 3-in-1 Cleansing Tea Bag is the perfect condensed skincare routine for travel
Spill the tea
It should come as no surprise that the worst fears of the beauty community include discontinuation (remember Benefit Cosmetic's short-lived tinted moisturiser?), disintegration (R.I.P. many a fallen powder compact), and the scariest of them all: displacement — a.k.a. the act of transferring your favourite products into portable, travel-size containers.
Spillage alone is enough to inspire sweaty palms, but the kicker has to be going through airport security screenings and having your beauty essentials thrown out due to some bogus violation or other.
And while some labels have very helpfully provided travel-friendly options, it doesn't apply to a majority of necessities in our carry-ons. The solution, it seems, is something along the lines of Laneige's latest launch: The Laneige 3-in-1 Cleaning Tea Bag.
Housed in an actual tea bag, this multi-functional powerhouse sachet works as a facial cleanser, exfoliator, and mask pack. How it works very much reflects an authentic tea brewing process: you begin by soaking it in hot water. Then, rub it in between your fingers until it foams before applying it to your face to cleanse. As it is formulated with enzyme powder, you may massage your skin with the tea bag to exfoliate dead skin cells. Masking is also possible, apparently. The brand recommends wetting several tea bags before leaving them on your skin for about 10 minutes. You're bound to look questionable to your friends and family during this procedure, but you've done stranger things in the name of beauty, for sure.
Choose from two variations — check out the Laneige 3-in-1 Cleansing Tea Bag Green Tea and the Laneige 3-in-1 Cleansing Tea Bag Peppermint below. Be warned: the likelihood of mistaking it for your favourite Lipton is high. We'll say the lack of spillage and confiscation opportunities makes it worth it, though.
Available at all Sephora outlets from 14 February to 27 February, then on Lazada and Shopee exclusively from 28 February. Retailing at $15, sold in packets of 10.