Korean Beauty: LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask

by Minnee / 2 years ago
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(Above Photo Credit to Laneige Website)

Song Hye Kyo’s flawless and supple skin? YES PLEASE!

This week’s beauty review is about this LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask everyone is raving about. After using this mask for about 2 months, I am here to share my experience with you.

Laneige is a famous Korean cosmetic brand. They are well-known for their Waterbank skin care series as well as their makeup BB cushion and two tone lip bar. Laneige believe moisturizing is key to a clear, supple skin. Their products strive to gives their customer a brighter and energetic looking skin even when you are not well-rested.


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As one of their best selling products, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is an “Overnight mask that gives the skin a lively, well-rested appearance the next morning.” You shall wake up with well-rested, moisturized and vibrant skin even if you had a bad night’s sleep.

“International best-seller sleeping mask, with 1 sold every 12 seconds.”

“Moisturizes and revitalizes skin as if you have had a good night’s sleep for 8 hours!
You probably didn’t have enough sleep due to your hectic schedule.
Even if you didn’t sleep well last night, your skin need not reflect that.
Make your skin appear refreshed and revitalized~” – Laneige



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What’s in the mask?

Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Alginate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearyl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, HYDROXYPROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Alcohol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 42090

How to use

Apply this mask after the last step of your regular skin care routine. I suggest not to use night cream if you are using this overnight mask. Leave the mask overnight and wash it off in the morning.

Laneige suggests using this mask 2-3 times a week. My Korean friends use it every night and the effects are better. It can also be applied to the neck for neck care, however I find it uncomfortable due to the sticky residue.



Laneige water sleeping mask

The four main advantages of Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (as seen on Laneige’s Website):

  1. Skin purifying effect: SLEEP-TOX™ technology purifies skin during sleep, keeping it in optimum condition
    SLEEP-TOX™ technology’s purifying effects help to rejuvenate and normalize skin that is often fatigued and sensitized by stress during the day. This helps the skin to achieve a well-rested appearance the next morning.
  1. Skin moisturizing: MOISTURE WRAP™ helps skin retain moisture throughout the night
    The dense beta-glucan moisturizing shield (network) consists of active agents such as Hydro Ion Mineral Water, evening primrose root extract, Hunza apricot extracts, and more so that skin fully absorbs the goodness during 8 hours of sleep.
  1. Skin soothing: contains skin-soothing agents that are gentle on sleeping skin, helping it recover overnight
    Ultra-mild, safe formula that can be worn overnight / Non-comedogenic, sensitivity tested.
  1. Aromatic SLEEPSCENT™ helps you relax during sleep
    SLEEPSCENT™ specially developed for Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is an AMOREPACIFIC original, allowing skin to relax and rest and boosting its ability to regenerate.

Laneige Clinical Results

Laneige tested this sleeping mask and shows the following results:

  1. Improved moisture: sleep determined the moisturizing effect of the product / Moisturizing effect.
  2. Healthy glow thanks to skin purification: improved glow and reduced sallowness
  3. Smooth finish – Improved skin texture (removal of old/dead skin cells)
  4. Skin soothing effect

They have graphs to support the results and you can see them here.



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For the first 2 weeks, I used the product as recommended (2-3 times a week). Next, I used it every single night for 1 week (as recommended by a Korean friend). The results were very different!

Packaging: Rating: 5/10

Comes in a beautiful blue matte-finished jar with a mini spatula. I’m not a fan of jar packaging. Aside from hygienic concerns, it’s inconvenient and the product may get oxidized every time you open it.

Colour and Texture: Ratings: 7/10

The product is in baby blue colour and has a super lightweight gel texture. I like the softness of the product and its coolness on the skin. Product absorption is fast, however it leaves a slight sticky residue which causes hair to stick to my face when I am sleeping. I recommend to sleep with braided hair when using this mask overnight.

The Scent: Ratings: 8/10

Aromatic SLEEPSCENT™ helps you relax during sleep – The scent is wonderful. Not too overwhelming and it relaxes the mind as claimed by Laneige. I do sleep well sometimes, not sure if that’s a coincidence of me being too exhausted from the day or is that the effect of the mask.

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Effects on Skin

  1. Skin purifying effect – Healthy glow from skin purification (Ratings 6/10)

    Purify means decontaminate aka removes impurities/dirt from the skin. I don’t think this effect worked for me but I do see a hint of glow on the skin the next day.

  1. Skin moisturizing – Improved moisture (Ratings: 8/10)

    This mask does what it says. I don’t see much effect when I used it 2-3 times a week. However, there is a huge difference when I use it every day. My skin is well hydrated and looks firmer. If you do use it every night, try not to put it too thick.

  1. Skin soothing- Reduce redness and swollen skin (Ratings 6.5/10)

    The product is very soothing. It does help with the redness reduction and alleviates swollen skin slightly, which I think might be a natural occurrence overnight even without the mask. So nothing too surprising.

  1. Smooth finish – Improved skin texture: Removal of old/dead skin cells (Ratings 6.5/10)

    I believe my skin texture became better due to the moisturizing effect. I am not convinced that it can remove old/dead skin cells as I don’t see them happening on me.

Pricing: Rating 7/10

YesStyle Australia is selling it for AUD 41.31. I got it for only AUD 35 from an Asian cosmetic shop in Perth. It is not too expensive and it does what it claims pretty well. So I am happy with this.


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I have seen other reviews saying they experience breakout from this mask. I am totally fine even after using it every night. I recommend getting a sample if you are worried. This mask is good during winter or dry seasons. Will I repurchase it? I might, when the next winter is coming. I think this sleeping mask is a good last minute saviour, but I feel like the ‘effects’ disappear once you stop using them every night.

Have you tried this mask before? Let me know what you think in the comments below! Otherwise, I hope this post helpful if you are looking to get one. Love you guys and hope you have a good day! Till next time,

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. These products are purchased by me. Furthermore, I did this review based on my skin type and my personal experience. As everyone has different skin type and reacts to skin care products differently, I do not guarantee the same effects may apply to you.


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12 comments on “Korean Beauty: LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask

  1. I have yet to try a sleeping mask actually! But this one sounds crazy popular! I recently got breakouts from a regular mask I did, so I’m a bit hesitant to try anything that people have said to give breakouts haha. But this one sounds quite good though! Should definitely try the idea with a sleeping mask to begin with! Xx

    • Yes it is crazy popular! I think it also partly because of the ambassador (Song Hye Kyo) from a crazy popular Korean drama (DOTS). Try to get a sample if possible. Thanks for stopping by~ xx

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