Monday, July 22, 2013

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX Review

This is the second sleeping pack that I've tried, and I have to say that I really like it! I would say that it definitely lives up to the hype. Details after the jump.
Where to buy: Trial Size $3.20 Full Size $21.67 Trial Size $3.00 Full Size $23.66 - Trial Size $5.80 / Full Size $20 - Full Size $29.99

Description: LANEIGE Water Sleeping Pack_EX is the light gel-type mask that gives intensive hydration, vitality and brightness while restoring skin with deep relaxation through pleasant aroma.
Enriched with Bata-glucan, LANEIGE Water Sleeping Pack_EX deeply hydrates fatigue and dry skin while Ceramide formula strengthens the skin barrier. Antioxidant effect of Hunza Apricot Extracts brings crystal clear and even skin tone by removing harmful oxygen and by purifying skin. Chestnuts Seed Extract promotes turnovers of horny layers to remove dead cells for vigorous water supply and sleek skin texture. An aromatic essence compound exclusively developed by the Sleepscent™ helps to relax your mind and body to promote good sleep. A good sleep with sufficient relaxation eventually strengthens skin revitalization. Essential oils from Orange Flower, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood etc. are contained in the Sleepscent™. Himalaya Snow Water helps to keep your skin look more crystal clear and vitalized.

 Light, gel-like
 Contains Ceramides for Intensive Hydration
 Sleepscent™ (lol)
  Removes dead skin cells (chemical exfoliation maybe?)

IngredientsWater, Butylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone,Glycerin, Trehalose, Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Polyquaternium-51, Mannitol, Arginne, Serine, Sucrose, PCA, Citrulline, Glycogen, Histidine HCL, Alanine, Threonine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCL, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate,Calcium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Beta-Glucan, Yeast Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Whey, Disodium Edta, Chlorphenesin, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben,Fragrance, Blue 1, Yellow 5.

I could only find the ingredients for the original- I assume that the EX is similar but not quite the same. Sorry all ):

Scent: This sleeping pack has a moderately strong scent... i'ts quite light and soothing. Originally I was neutral about it, but I've grown to like it quite a lot. I guess I associate it with my nightly skincare routine, which is something I really enjoy. You can smell it for awhile after applying, but it's not distracting.

Packaging: I can't comment on the full size packaging, but the trial size was just fine. A small plastic jar with a screw on top. Not hygienic, but it works for what it is. I like Laneige's packaging in general, it looks classy and high quality without being ostentatious. I think it definitely works for the market they're targeting, and I feel that it makes it seem a lot more 'legitimate'.

Swatch: The product is a light blue gel. A little goes a long way, and it sinks in quickly even after I've layered 3-4 other moisturizing products under it!

Results: I'm really pleased with this sleeping pack! I had high expectations based on the various reviews on the internet, but they were all met honestly. The primary concern for me was extra moisture, and it definitely delivers in that regard! The sleeping pack leaves my skin hydrated, smooth, and plump the next morning. I've also noticed that my skin just 'glows' and looks more even in general in the morning.

However, I will say that, depending on what your skincare routine is like, it might not fully sink into before you go to bed. That's a-okay with me, because I never have any issues with greasiness the next morning and anyone that sees me before I go to bed won't care that my face is a bit shiny. I have quite a moisture intensive routine though, which I think contributes to it not fully sinking in. When I apply it to my neck, it dries quickly and matte... so YMMV, depending on the products used before it.

I've been using it a few times a week for the past month, and I'd definitely say that it has helped my skin retain its moisture with the AC blasting all night (Texas y'all). I'm over halfway done with the sample, but I am interested in seeing how it works during the Norwegian winter if the sample lasts that long... did I mention I'm moving to Norway in a couple of weeks? Cause I am. Freakin' outtt.

Anyway yea. A+ 5/5 would buy again yes. Good stuff.

Conclusion: Final Score: 5/5

  • very hydrating!
  • brightens complexion
  • makes skin soft and supple
  • sinks in quickly
  • (relatively) widely available 
  • nice, relaxing scent
  • blue color might be off putting to some
  • can leave a 'film' on skin (I'm totally okay with this since I wash it off the next day- others might not be)


  1. I have this one, too and I really love the scent and the effect. I bought the trial size, too, and it really lasts for sometime if you don't use it every day :) Nice review!

    1. i saw your review and enjoyed reading it~ thank you :) i ended up not buying the full size, but i've enjoyed using it so far

  2. I have a feeling I would like this during those intensely hot summer nights... Once it gets warmer out here I'll have to try it! :D Thanks for the great review and for including all the pics!


    Fauunzies Finds ♡

  3. Good review! Sasa is giving away the trail size free with $65 order so I just ordered an extra box of masks so I could get it!

  4. Nice review! I like how you actually put a link to where this product is sold, as well as the price. Not many bloggers actually do that and it was helpful!

    Totally going to try this out :3

  5. Looks good! Ive never tried a sleeping mask before. i guess its just the same as masks except overnight and you have to wash it off in the morning??? i cant really tell the difference btwn a night cream and a night mask. >.< is it ok for your face to touch the bed sheets? lol

    1. totally okay for your face to touch the bedsheets! you just have to wait like 5 or 10 minutes for it to sink in better before going to bed~ and i think a night cream might target stuff like wrinkles or uneven skintone, whereas a night mask is more focused on moisture and plumping up your skin and stuff!

  6. I absolutely love this mask! ;n; The best out there. <3 Thank you for the review!

  7. I never tried any of laneige products yet as every time I wanted to, there must be something else that catches my eyes more..haha

    plus it is focused more on hydrating and mine is oily , so i'm not sure if it would help me in that way...

    anyway, thanks for the review. I might really fall for it soon..haha

  8. Was thinking to buy this but maybe i should opt for the trial jar first.Great review btw.


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