First of let me just say that I kind of regret looking into this Laneige Lip Sleeping mask deeper, because this ingredient list is a total anti-climax. But I did it, and I will tell you the good, the bad and the evil. Wait is that how you say that? *checks online* NOPE. The good, the bad and the ugly. You know what I meant.
Let’s start with the easy stuff.
Price & Availability Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Well, the Laneige Lip Sleeping mask doesn’t come cheap. This jar, even though it lasts ages costs €21 which is about 23 dollars; but it’s probably cheaper in the states. I will pay this kind of money for a lip treatment product because I feel like my lips really need that good fancy-ass nourishment. But to be honest, it’s expensive. And as far as availability goes, if you are not from the Netherlands you should be fine with finding it. *grunts in Dutch*. I myself had to buy it at Sephora in Ibiza while on holiday. I know, I know what a life. Also, you can buy it from their own website.
Packaging Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Okay, so first of all the packaging is GORGEOUS. I live for this kind of sleek, simple packaging with a bright colour but not too bright. I love all packaging of Laneige to be honest, and I literally could talk all day about packaging but I will not bore you with that… But this jar is cute, it comes with a cute little envelope that has a teeny tiny spatula in it. Which seems ridiculous but is actually pretty handy when you are scooping the product. The little envelope however I nixed quite quickly because I am not the kind of person to put everything properly back after each use.
The downside of the packaging is, of course, the fact that it is a jar and that jars are just more of a breeding nest for bacteria. The spatula, however, is the rescue to this problem, but to be honest I am not washing that spatula every time so it’s still probably a bacteria feast on top of it.
Does the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask live up to its promise?
Now, this is, of course, the most important part of everything. So just to list the benefits and/or promises of the Laneige Lip Sleeping mask:
Closely adheres to lips for quick absorption
Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants
Will reduce flakiness
“Exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients.”
It also claims that you can wipe off excess in the morning. Which to me seems weird, because there is literally no excess in the morning. But maybe that’s just me. So if you have excess in the morning to wipe off, let me know – maybe I am doing it wrong…
So not a whole lot of promises, I do think it’s quite ok with the time it takes to absorb but to be honest I don’t really care as it is a night time product. It is enriched with vitamin C derivative and some antioxidants, along with a whole long list of other stuff.
When looking at the Exclusive Moisture Wrap™ I feel like I am promised some sort of exclusive ingredient, but as far as I know, it’s just a mixture of ingredients together that together form it. Which seems weird to me, because why would you patent a certain part of your formulation, plus which part? Or is it the whole product? It’s just a weird story to me, but to be honest it’s not the first time I’ve seen this.
ingredients Laneige Lip Sleeping mask
Even though I myself find it interesting to look at every ingredient, I again will spare you with all that info and just stick to the good and bad in the list. You can find the full ingredient list on their website, click here.
Antioxidants such as Goji berry Extract (Lycium Chinense fruit), Raspberry fruit extract and a form of vitamin C named “ascorbyl glucoside” which also has collagen-boosting properties and helps combat hyperpigmentation.
There are many, many emollients in this product, such as carnauba wax and shea butter alongside more chemical versions of emollients.
Some moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin and sodium hyaluronate.
These are all pretty good and well, it’s not as amazing as you might find in a night cream but it is also “just” a lip product. So it’s not bad. I just thought there would be more interesting stuff.
Please note that I personally do not mind these ingredients, I am only stating them because many people might want to avoid these ingredients for their personal reasons.
First off is alcohol, which can have a drying effect but it is not high up on the list of ingredients and is therefore not a big deal in this product. It is used as an antibacterial.
Also, there is perfume in this product, giving it a nice and sweet smell.
What I personally just find weird is how many damn viscosity controlling ingredients there are in this product. There are 11! I mean I am not a skincare formulation scientist or anything, but that seems abundant. Especially as it’s basically a cream formula. There is also mica powder used in this formulation, which has the reputation of being very unethically sourced by small children in I believe it was India. But mica can also be synthetic, but it never says so in the ingredient list.
Last but not least it contains a silicone called dimethicone. If you are someone who is an avid dodger of skincare ingredients you already know this one. Basically what it does is that it creates that silky smooth feel in a product we all love. But there is some debate whether or not it worsens acne. Fortunately, there’s no acne on top of your lips.
Laneige Lip Sleeping mask, Yay or Nay?
Okay, let me just say that I do very much enjoy this Laneige Lip Sleeping mask. It’s not cheap but it does give that luxurious feel to your skincare routine, which I enjoy. But I don’t think it’s the most amazing lip mask ever, as in I don’t think I’ll be purchasing it again soon.
It’s not my absolute favourite product ever but it’s good if you know what I mean.
I hope you enjoyed this post! My next post will be on the Laneige Eye Sleeping mask and I will publish it next Wednesday! Have a nice week <3