I dreaded using moisturizers. I have combination skin but the oily parts are dominant, so using moisturizers makes my skin sticky and more oily. It’s annoying! Despite that, I still have to use a moisturizer. Yes, even if you have oily skin you still have to use it because moisturizer helps prevent wrinkles and generally makes skin look good especially when you’re already in your 20’s. So when I heard about Laneige’s sleeping pack that moisturizes but isn’t sticky, I knew I have to try it. Read my Laneige Water Sleeping Mask review to know if it’s really worth the hype.
But finding this product wasn’t easy. Despite a lot of people outside of South Korea –like the US, Singapore, and Malaysia– already got their hands on the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, there are still some countries who don’t have a Laneige store. So at the bottom of this post, I linked all the stores where you could buy this. But first, the review.
What is it?
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is a gel-type product that provides intensive hydration, vitality, and brightening effect. It claims to restore your skin and its moisture as you sleep. Giving your skin a well-rested, moisturized, and lively look like you had an 8-hour sleep… even if you didn’t.
It’s perfect for all skin types. So if you have oily or combination skin, this product is for you. It contains Beta Glucan for skin regeneration, Ceramide SLN for moisture loss protection, Hubza Apricot Extract for skin purification, and Chestnut Extract for improving skin texture.
This is different from the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask which has a balm texture that makes your lips get smooth and exfoliated overnight.
APPLICATION: After your night skincare routine, take adequate amount of mask using the spatula (or not, because I lost mine and I’m okay). Gently apply on the face in the direction of skin texture, starting from inside of the face and working outward in an upward movement. And of course, don’t forget your neck. Then leave it overnight, and wash your face the next morning.
PACKAGING: It is sold in a 70mL glass jar so it’s heavy while the cap is a hard plastic. But don’t worry if you dropped this, it doesn’t break easily. It also comes with a spatula, all packaged in a box with minimalist design.
SMELL: It has a very mild soothing smell, kinda reminds me of chamomile so it’s perfect for sleeping.
TEXTURE: As mentioned above, this is a light gel-type overnight moisturizer. It’s not too thick, but not too light. Despite it is labeled as a “water sleeping mask” it’s not watery at all, nor droopy while applying it.
RESULTS: Upon applying, as mentioned, it’s not watery nor droopy. It’s not sticky at all since it is a gel which is the best type of those oily skin. It’s light and absorbs fast to your skin so sleeping with it is comfortable. It is also a bit cold so you could feel your skin relaxing. This is also great when you have an all-nighter or had one too many drinks on a girls night out, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask will hydrate your skin so you’ll look healthy and had enough sleep.
I’ve been using this for almost a year now, I only stopped when I had chicken pox, but I continued using it again after I was done with my medication. Whenever I wake up with Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, without any bullsh***, my skin looks healthier. It’s moisturized without stickiness nor extra oiliness. I sleep around 2-3am so this really helps my skin look like I had enough sleep. But if you already have skin problems like dark spots or acne before using this product, don’t expect that it will heal it. This is just for moisture and keeps your skin healthy. But it will not worsen your acne.
PROS: Non-sticky, lightweight, and will really make you look well-rested like you had an 8-hour sleep even if you didn’t.
CONS: Too expensive compared to your average moisturizer, and hard to find in some countries.
Do I really need to apply this at night? I haven’t tried using this on day time, but I highly recommend that you follow the instruction and use it at night because nighttime skin transmission (permeability) is higher than daytime. So it means, applying products like the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask works best at night before sleep than daytime. It maximizes the efficiency of the product.
Will I buy it again? Yes! There is a reason this is the best-selling Laneige product. It really moisturizes your skin and perfect for any skin type especially for those with oily skin like me who dreads using moisturizers. It’s really worth all the hype.
Where to Buy?
You can buy Laneige Water Sleeping Mask in StyleKorean for $29. They ship internationally and you can get free samples for every purchase.
If you live in the Philippines, you could buy this in Althea for Php980 for 70mL while Php1400 for a 100mL jar. If you’re from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea, you could also buy this in Althea. And don’t to sign up here forget to use my Althea Coupon Code “stylevanity” to get up to Php250 off on your first order.
If you live in the US or UK, you can buy Laneige Water Sleeping Mask in Yes Style for $29.