I first heard about this sleeping pack from a friend of mine who asked me to accompany her to the LANEIGE outlet at Isetan. I didn’t think too much about it at that time until after my first facial session with Sothys told me that I have oily and dehydrated skin (horror!). I have to admit, I don’t use moisturizers on a daily basis as I felt that slapping on any form of moisturizer will cause my face to look like a greasy frying pan.
I suppose that facial session really gave me a wake up call – I should seriously start taking better care of my skin instead of my standard cleanse and toner approach. My skin troubles are oily skin, enlarged pores at my t-zone, uneven skin tone and a patch of acne scars which resulted from a bout of hormone imbalance during my university days. After doing a bit of online research, I realized how much I’ve been missing out all these while! Well-hydrated skin promotes higher skin cell turnover, boost skin recovery as well as decrease the amount of excess sebum (i.e. oil) that your face produces.
Back to the LANEIGE Water Sleeping Pack EX, I purchased it after going through a few misses (Clinique’s Dramatically Different Gel and Moisture Surge Overnight Mask). I was so impressed by the sample swatch at LANEIGE, Mid Valley that I purchased it right away! I was also told by the SA that this is THE STAR product that LANEIGE built it’s fame on over the years. That’s ought to count for something, I reckon? 😉
The sleeping pack comes in a sturdy blue jar that holds 80ml worth of product inside. It also comes with a tiny spatula for you to scoop out the goodness from the jar – it’s meant to be hygenic but sometimes I do grumble and wonder why can’t the packaging be in a pump bottle.
At first glance, the sleeping mask is a light blue gel texture with a slight floral scent. For an overnight mask, I was very happy as it wasn’t creamy and rich – I’m particularly sensitive to the feeling of ‘having-something-on-my-face’. It’s quite ridiculous, I know, but I tend to sleep better at night knowing that nothing will be transferred to my pillow.
I’m quite happy to report that in contrast to it’s appearance, upon application, this sleeping pack instantly becomes very watery and easy to apply.
As you can tell from the above picture, one tiny spatula of sleeping pack covers quite a bit of skin – I could almost spread it to my entire forearm. After applying it, I could feel that my skin is well hydrated as evidenced by the watery sheen. It absorbs very quickly (about one to two minutes) to my skin and it doesn’t feel sticky or distracting afterwards.
- I could clearly feel that my skin is supple and well-hydrated the next morning. It lives up to its promise – overnight hydration.
- Very easy to apply. No sticky feeling.
- Soothing floral scent.
- It doesn’t provide a brightening effect (as stated on the back of the jar) on my skin but I’ve no complaints.
- My main gripe of this product is the packaging. It is quite a pain to wash the spatula every time you need to use the product to avoid bacteria build-up.
Application : I was told by the SA who attended to me to use it twice a week. Cleanser -> Toner -> Serum -> Moisturizer OR Sleeping Pack. Since my skin’s dehydrated, I amp-ed it up to three times a week. No harm, no foul. 🙂
Price : RM100 for 80 ml at all LANEIGE counters in Malaysia.
Have you used LANEIGE’s Water Sleeping Pack or other LANEIGE products before? Leave a comment, I love to hear from you!