I’m back with another review, and this time I’m discussing one of Laneige’s best sellers, the water sleeping mask. If you’re not common with Laneige, they’re one of the Korean brands that have reached into the American markets and are stocked in leading stores like Sephora and Target. Laneige focuses on it’s water products to treat a vast range of skin issues such as dry skin, oily porous skin and brightening, and claims their waters are the key to beautiful and radiant skin.
Just invest in your sleeping time and your skin can feel the difference. Water sleeping pack fills in moisture while you are asleep to leave your skin deeply hydrated and brightened.
The water sleeping pack is a mask you apply as the last step to your skincare routine omitting the night cream for the pack. As your skin’s permeability is stronger throughout the night, particularly during golden hour (between 10pm to 2am when your skin undergoes the strongest overnight repairing) the water sleeping mask is designed to penetrate deep down into the underlying layers of your skin to provide the deepest hydration care, protect and strengthen the skin layers and allow for better water retention in the skin. The mask is enriched with beta glucan to promote the EGF (epidermal growth favor) in the skin and allow for repairing, ceramide which is a protein for strengthening skin and water retention, hunza apricot extract for purification and chestnut extract for improving skin texture. The mask is also fragranted with notes of rose, ylang ylang, sandal wood and orange flower for soothing effects for your mind and body through the methods of aromatherapy.
To use, simply apply as the last skincare step in your daily routine. Using the spatula to prevent bacterial transfer, take a dime sized amount of mask and dot on the forehead, nose, cheeks, chin and down the length of your neck and gently spread over the face following your natural skin texture. Breathe in the scent from the jar for 3 to 5 seconds to relax and calm your mind in preparation for going to sleep. It is recommended you use sleeping pack once or twice a week depending on how dry your skin is, and use more often, or more amounts if required.
The consistency of the mask definitely reminds me of a tub of aloe gel, if not a little thicker and has a blue jelly like appearance. The texture of the sleeping pack is very gel like and definitely feels so moist to touch; literally like water once absorbed into the skin. For some, the aromas of the sleeping mask may be too much but I personally enjoy the fragrance and find it a plus in my books as I can vouch in saying it really does calm the senses. I’m not one for using spatulas personally since I find them really fiddly and they do annoy me to the extend I end up ditching the ideas of hygiene for ease of use. However, in saying that though, the inclusion of the spatula is still a huge plus since they do think about hygiene and provide you with that spatula to prevent unnecessary bacteria transfer.
Wearing the mask overnight, I definitely noticed my skin wasn’t oily in the morning as it usually is, and did appear more luminous and a shade lighter with a smoother skin texture. My pores however seemed to be quite large which may have to do with the fact that they open up regardless, but if you have large pores and are prone to blackheads, then keep in mind this does no justice whatsoever in protecting your pores. Washing my face with water only, my skin stayed soft, supple, more bouncy and seemed to hold water very well. Using a cleanser, my skin didn’t feel tight or dry and seemed to only smooth the skin texture even more. Saying that though, I don’t think it actually hydrated that much for me, but definitely has great oil controlling properties so I’m loving it a lot. It’s also quite cooling as well, which is another plus since it’s starting to get humid here in Perth and thick creams aren’t agreeing with me at the moment. On days my skin was sensitive to touch, it didn’t cause any irritations, in fact the sleeping mask may have soothed my skin because the redness seemed to go down almost immediately and stopped stinging upon application.
The package comes with 70mL of product with an expiry date of 12 months after opening. The gel looks incredibly moist full and luminous with a slight turquoise color in the jar, but is white once taken out of the jar. Since this is a sleeping pack, you only really need to use it maybe twice a week, but in all honestly, I don’t see the problem in using this every night since it’s so light and absorbs almost immediately. Unlike other sleeping packs that feel so heavy on the skin, this is a complete dream to use every night, especially during Summer here when it’s so hot and humid. I picked my sleeping pack up from work for $39 a while back, but that’s because I was convinced that it was pretty good, and this would have happened whilst I was a regular customer there. Online, I think they’re selling for $20 or so but they’re generally out of stock for this cheap of a price, and also as per usual, there are fakes flying around so just be careful.
I think for what it’s worth, it’s pretty good considering it’s cheap and relatively effective. I’d suggest the mask to those with oilier skin types, or combination to middy dry, as those with purely dry skin won’t see any noticeable changes using the sleeping mask. You’d possibly need something more rich and since this mask is almost watery and gel type, it won’t do much for hydration at all. Definitely a perfect item for Summer as an alternative to a night cream as it does what it claims to do, which is improve skin texture, suppleness and brightness and is great for controlling sebum levels in the skin too. It’s quite cooling, especially if you leave it in a dark place or even in the fridge, and the scent does help to de-stress you.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycogen, Glutamic Acid, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Lysine HCl, Magnesium Sulfate, Mannitol, Manganese Sulfate, Serine, Sucrose, Stearyl Behenate, Citrulline, Alanine, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Zinc Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Threonine, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, PCA, Histidine HCl, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1.
- Cheaper than other sleeping masks that retail for over $50
- Fresh, cool feeling when applied to the face
- Sleepscent technology using essential oils and fragrances to help soothe the mind in preparation for sleep
- Absorbs instantaneously into the skin
- Watery gel like consistency is ideal for Summer without being too thick and uncomfortable to wear whilst sleeping
- Controls oil very well
- Improved skin texture, brightness and overall appearance of skin
- A little can go a long way with this since you need the tiniest amount for your entire face and neck
- Spatula is provided which is great for those worried about hygiene issues
- One of the few sleeping packs that you can use every night without any troubles whatsoever
- From what I’ve read online, it also has melanin inhibiting properties to prevent darkening caused by sun exposure.
- Not very hydrating if you’re fairly dry
- Overly sensitive people may want to look into this product before purchasing since it does contain essential oils, alcohols and two parabens
REPURCHASE RATE ★★★★☆
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Anthony signing out.