Product: Water Sleeping Mask by Laneige
Where to Buy: Amazon.com (Price as of 01/31/20)
Size: 70 ml (2.4 oz)
Use: Overnight skin care to hydrate and brighten skin. For all skin types.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
What is a Water Sleeping Mask?
A water sleeping mask is the final step in the Korean 10-step skin care regimen for nighttime. It can be used 2 to 3 times a week in lieu of your night moisturizer (some people like to mix up their products), but it is actually designed to go over your night moisturizer 2 to 3 times a week to lock in extra moisture.
About Laneige – The Company and Culture
Laneige is a South Korean company founded in 1994. If you recall from my previous post, Korean Beauty Trends in 2020, Koreans take their skin care seriously and have invested heavily in research and development in skin care products. That’s why Korean skin care products are among the most sought after in the world. Laneige launched their products in the U.S. and Canada in 2014 after 20 years of expansion across Asia.
As we learned in my original post, What is the 10 Step Korean Skin Care, the Koreans have been serious about their skin care for centuries. They start taking care of their skin at an early age, so naturally the skin care companies there are going to provide top-notch products. And Laneige is among the reputable Korean companies that offer excellent, affordable skin care products globally.
About the Product – What’s so Special About It?
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is designed to rejuvenate, hydrate, minimize pores, and correct complexion. It is suitable for all skin types. It is meant to go over your night moisturizer 2 to 3 times a week to lock in extra moisture.
The first ingredient listed is water. Laneige has over 20 years of research behind their trademarked Water Science. According to their website, the Hydro Ionized Mineral Water offers “quicker and deeper absorption for better overall moisturization” and “the Mint Water reduces excessive sebum while offering greater pore care.”
This gel mask is light blue and has a beautiful fragrance. Some descriptions of this product use the term whitening, but it is actually a brightener because it works to repair damage caused by sun and other elements. In other words, it restores the natural glow we loose from damage to the skin.
It contains orange flower, rose, and sandalwood for relaxation and comfort. It also contains apricot and evening primrose extracts to brighten and purify fatigued skin. It has a cooling effect on the skin that feels really good.
Just as important is what is doesn’t contain:
- Sulfates SLS and SLES
- Formaldehydes and Formaldehyde-releasing agents
- Mineral Oil
- Coal Tar
- Triclosan and Triclocarban
My Recommendation of the Water Sleeping Mask by Laneige
Do I recommend the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask? That is a big yes! I mean…5 out of 5 stars? That’s because I can’t think of a negative about this product.
I have been using this product for close to a year now. I first heard about it as an alternate to night moisturizer as a way to mix up product. I have always thought this was a good product, but it wasn’t until I learned that its true purpose is to go over night moisturizer that I realized just how amazing this product is. I have seen visible improvement to my face since applying it over my night cream twice a week.
When I wake up in the morning after using the Water Sleeping Mask, I can feel it on my face. It’s almost like a film, which may not sound so appealing, but as I’m washing my face it is so soft and creamy…and fresh. I’ve also noticed that my face holds more moisture in the day.
I know you’re thinking that this is just another step at night, but in my honest opinion…it’s worth the extra one minute to apply. I don’t think you’ll regret giving it a try. And currently (as of 01/31/20) at $22.00 at Amazon, there is no large investment. Go for it and see for yourselves!
If your skin is really stressed, you may want to try the Laneige CICA Sleeping Mask, currently (as of 01/31/20) $22.47 at Amazon. It is designed as an intense moisturizer to help soothe redness and strengthen skin for healthier, less stressed skin. I have not tried this product, but is sounds as if this is for those that are experiencing dry, damaged skin from stress and environmental factors.
My Final Thoughts Before You Go
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