This infamous Laneige sleep mask has been on my wishlist for a very long time. One boring summer day at work, I decided to read up on it. Everything sounded great. I love the idea of skincare that works while I sleep - beauty sleep... literally!
The idea of this product is simple - a gel consistency face mask that you slab on before bed, sleep with it on, and wash it off the next day to reveal plump, moisturized skin. I put this on after my usual night time skincare routine, using it about once or twice a week. It feels great on - cool and soothing. I've only had this for a summer but I have a feeling I'll be enjoying this during the summer more. Only because its gel-like consistency is light and refreshing for warmer months, plus its slighly cooling sensation makes it a nice treat after a hot day.
The Good- Consistency. Feels great on, not too sticky, not too greasy. It just sinks in to a light layer of moisture on the face, kind of like right after a nice facial.
- Easy to Use. No one likes a mask that is complex and tough to put on/take off. This sleep mask is pretty much like a gel cream. All you do is slab it on and go to sleep. Nice and simple.
- Pricing. Compared to many higher end brands, this sleep pack is affordable. Depending on where you are the price may vary, but I got this in Hong Kong for $200 some HKD (about USD$25-30).
The Bad- Not for dry skin. If you have very dry skin, this sleep mask won't be enough. It's like a little pick-me-up. After a night on, washing off the mask will reveal soft supple skin, but not overly hydrated. To me it's a nice refreshing shot of moisture for the skin, but nothing too deep into the skin.
- Packaging. The sleep mask is in a jar, so that means you'll be dipping your grubby fingers into the same product every time. Not the most sanitary packaging. However it does come with a spatula that helps keeping bacteria/germ contamination to the minimum. Still, I'd much prefer if it came in a tube.
Final VerdictTo be honest this is not holy grail product for me. My ultimate favorite face mask is still the Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask that I mentioned in my July INs and OUTs. However this is a nice soothing moisturizer for your skin, especially during the summer. I've never tried, but can imagine popping this in the fridge would make for an amaaazing skin relief after a long day out in the sun.
So in a nutshell - A must-try? No. A nice-treat? Yes.
[Ahhh the cool refreshing jar of goodness!]