Iconic. I think that is the first word which comes to mind whenever I see the little blue jar that is the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack. Of course it wasn’t always blue and sometimes it’s even decorated with limited edition artwork but the fame of what is inside has never faltered. As one of the brand’s best selling products, it’s popularity has reached all around the world…and of course, right into my palm.
Brand: Laneige (part of Amore Pacific)
Product: Water Sleeping Pack EX*
Price: $30-35CAD (28000Won in Korea)
Product provided by: W2Beauty (free shipping)
Would I (re)purchase: Yes.
If you’re just getting acquainted to Korean skincare, the term sleeping pack may seem rather perplexing but in function it is exactly as it sounds, a “pack” or face mask which you wear as you sleep. The inventions of these products stem from the idea that our bodies (skin included) are most receptive during sleeping hours which makes it a great time to treat your skin.
The pack itself is tinted a pale translucent blue and has a gel-cream consistency, similar to the appearance of the Clinique Moisture Surge cream. What surprised me straight away (and this goes for all the new Laneige products I’ve been using recently) is how much more pleasant the scent is. In my first encounters with Laneige, they were notorious for overloading their products with fragrance but it seems like they have improved for the better. To my nose this smelled quite mild, perhaps a bit soapy with a spa-like feel to it.
As with any sleeping pack, the morning test is the most important and Laneige seemed to pass with great results. My skin looked plump, smooth and calm without any greasy residue. If my eyes aren’t fooling me, I may even say that my pores looked reduced likely due to being puffed up with hydration. After a few more continued trials, I’m also glad to report no sensitivity, breakouts or other adverse reactions. To me this was especially important as layering products can sometimes overwhelm my skin instead of doing it good. On the brightening aspect of things, I didn’t see any significant results so I would still categorize hydration as it’s main strong point.
The Laneige Sleeping Pack EX surprised me in so many ways and you can say that through this experience I’m starting to really like the direction that Laneige taken since we last met. Everything from the lighter scent to the more refined texture shows a more modern improvement from the Laneige I used to know 5-6 years ago.