This is one of Laneige's bestsellers and can be found at Target currently (but will be moving to Sephora this fall).
As a sleeping mask, it's a moisturizer that should go to work while you're sleeping to deeply hydrate. According to the package the claims are:
- Purifies and detoxifies with apricot and primrose extracts
- Hydrates and locks in moisture with Moisture Wrap (TM)
- Soothes and relaxes with Sleepscent (TM)
Sleeping masks are great if you have dry skin and need an extra moisturizer to give your skin an extra moisture boost.
I think the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is popular because of it's gel texture. It's slightly translucent, light, and almost similar to pudding. It's a great texture - I love it.
However, I think this sleeping mask should be only used for those with oily skin or during the summer. I have dry skin and expected this to be a lot more hydrating than it was for a NYC winter. A gel texture usually means the moisturizer is on the lighter side. For those of you with dry skin like me, you would do better with a heavier cream or heavier sleeping mask.
If you have oily skin, you might like this as a non-greasy, lightweight moisturizer. And I know I said you could use it as a sleeping mask during the summer but if you live in a hot, humid summer environment like I do in NYC, does it really make sense to add a hydrating sleeping mask? I guess maybe if you sleep with the air conditioner and fans on.
The other issue I had with this product was its scent. It was too perfume-y for my tastes which can be irritating for those with sensitive skin.
It applies and dries a bit tacky so when you touch your face it feels just a tad sticky. Usually sleeping masks tend to sit on top of your skin to form a protective barrier so the tackiness isn't out of the norm.
It's a nice, light moisturizer with a great gel texture that would be better suited to those with oily skin and those who are not sensitive to fragrances.
Get it here at Target if you're interested in checking it out.