Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Review
If you’ve been following my Instagram, then you know that I am loyal to two things: Laneige moisturizers and sleeping masks. While the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is probably their most famous item (other than possibly their Lip Sleeping Mask), I had not tried it until the brand sent me one to review. Here are my thoughts:
The moisturizing ingredients that stood out to me were beta-glucan, trehalose, and sodium hyaluronate. Beta-glucan is a skin-soothing antioxidant derived from yeast, trehalose is another plant-derived hydrator, and sodium hyaluronate is a humectant. I’ve encountered the first two ingredients in other Korean moisturizers that worked well for me, and sodium hyaluronate is a cornerstone ingredient in many moisturizers.
This is the most refreshingly light mask I have ever used. It has a featherweight gel texture that sinks into my skin quickly. Although I always use a sleeping mask as the last step in a nighttime routine, this mask sinks in so quickly that it doesn’t even have the option of rubbing off on my pillow.
The scent is a fresh, not overly floral fragrance that Laneige has trademarked as “Calming Sleepscent”. While I usually try to avoid fragrances in my skincare, I love this particular scent.
I wash my face with water the next morning and find that my skin looks dewy and feels hydrated.
The mask retails for $25 at Sephora, though you can sometimes find it for less on Korean beauty sites such as Yesstyle. This is a great value for how much product you get (a little over 2 ounces, or 70 mL), and costs less than other sleeping masks from prestige-tier Korean brands.
I highly recommend the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask as a starter mask to friends who are just starting to build a routine (due to its ease of use), those with combination or oily skin who desire a lightweight occlusive, and fans of the Laneige water bank line. For $25, the price to value ratio for this gem can’t be beaten.
It’s true that this is not the most moisturizing sleep mask I’ve ever used; The Belif Aqua Bomb Sleep Mask and Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask are definitely thicker and more emollient. But that’s not what everyone is looking for in a sleeping mask.
I received this product free to test.