I’ve been using the Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask for a while now, and it is finally time to tell you more about it!
Price & Availability Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask
If you have read my recent post on the Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask, you will know that I do not have a Sephora nearby. Better yet, there’s not even one in my little country. I can’t even access the US Sephora website from where I live, how rude is that? But it is available at Sephora and at the website of Laneige.
This mask costs 34 dollars, which would be about 37 euros. So again, not cheap. That being said, for an eye cream, I feel like it’s worth it. Most budget eye creams just itch my eyes like crazy, and I, therefore, avoid them now…
Again, pretty damn gorgeous to look at. The frosted glass is so pretty and the weight of the container makes it feel very luxurious. The Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask comes with two lids, one normal one and one with a ceramic little ball at the end of a tube. That’s the best I could describe it.
The ceramic ball is for the actual application of the product and you don’t leave it in the jar, but you wipe or rinse it and just keep it next to it while using the normal lid to protect the product. The ceramic ball is cold, really cold. One might expect that, but I somehow did not… But that’s to help with the cooling and soothing of your under eyes.
Does the Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask Live up to its promise?
So I am just going to copy their promises and then add in my little notes on each.
- A real eye-opener, this first-ever leave-on eye mask deeply hydrates through the night, while depuffing and soothing fatigued eyes with a cooling ceramic massage tool for a vitalized appearance.
- I don’t believe this is the first-ever leave-on eye mask, I used the Sisley Paris eye contour mask years ago. Which is also a leave-on eye mask (but you can wipe of excess if you want.)
- Depuffing: when applied with the ceramic tool properly (outwards motions) this does help with puffy eyes.
- Eye Moisture Wrap technology helps to soothe and maintain deep hydration while you sleep.
- Again. What is this? I believe it’s a patented set of ingredients, just as I suspect is the case with their lip sleeping mask. But to me, this just seems like a lot of hoo-ha.
- Relieve puffy morning eyes with caffeine and wake up an eye-catching, overnight sensation.
- I discussed the puffy eyes in the first claim, but I just wanted to mention that caffeine, while it is a potent antioxidant does not depuff your eyes.
So I went a bit nitpicky maybe. But honestly, someone has to do it. I read so many blogs and/or youtube videos where people just convey what is promised by the brand…
Ingredients Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask
There are some solvents such as butylene glycol and 1,2-hexanediol, some viscosity controlling ingredients such as magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt), calcium chloride and PEG-14m and a few preservatives that are harmless. You can find the full ingredients list on their website.
Just some interesting stuff.
Okay so normally I do the goodies and the baddies when it comes to skincare ingredients but today I thought I would share with you two ingredients in the Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask that I found were interesting. Mainly because I had not heard of them yet… So maybe we can learn together!
First of the two is hesperidin, which is an active compound coming from citrus fruit. It’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and skin-brightening ingredient.
Second is adenosine which is a good anti-inflammatory ingredient that might even help with collagen production and protects the barrier of the skin.
This “mask” has quite a few antioxidants in it. Such as caffeine, ascorbyl glucoside and Chenopodium quinoa seed extract (which also moisturizer). Caffeine has antioxidant properties when applied to your skin but it was even thought that it might reduce puffy dark under-eye circles but research shows that it actually does not significantly help. Too bad, because I could really use that.
It also contains moisturizers such as glycerin, propanediol (from corn sugar), beta-glucan, and saccharomyces cerevisiae which is literally bread yeast. But apparently, it has been shown that it increases skin moisture and helps with small wrinkles.
Again as with the Laneige Lip Sleeping mask this also contains dimethicone, a silicone that may or may not trigger acne.
It also contains perfume. Furthermore no more baddies! That’s good news.
Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask: Yay or Nay?
I love the ceramic tool, I don’t love cleaning it. But I just quickly rinse and dry it with my towel. It’s just fine. The fact that I have to “change” the lids is kind of annoying, but it is, of course, more hygienic and that’s also worth something.
When it comes to the formulation, I really do love it. It is a watery kind of consistency but somehow very moisturizing and I can feel the difference under my eyes. It’s not a miracle worker or anything, but just that little bit extra. And on the days my eyes are very dry I will top it off with an eye cream, which is fine according to Laneige.
As I am someone who struggles to find a proper eye cream or serum or mask, I must say that I give this Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask a “YAY”. I think this one easily comes in my top three, with the others being the Clinique Eye cream (same price) and the Sisley Eye Mask which is ridiculously expensive and I will probably never buy.
I will be back with a new blogpost next Wednesday when I show you quickly what I bought at Sephora in Paris! See you next week..