Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask




Skin Concern:

Dehydration, Dryness, Dullness, Rosacea, Sensitivity

Skin Type:

Combination, Dry, Normal, Sensitive

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The Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask is another winning mask from Laneige.

It hydrates, soothes and repairs the skin using Laneige’s world-leading hydration and skin-repairing technologies.

This mask incorporates Laneige’s Sleeping Microbiome technology so your skin can look calm and rested in the morning, even if you didn’t have a good night’s sleep.

It has an incredible texture and is a dream to use, and you’ll want to use it whether you have compromised skin or not.

Why Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask?

The Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask combines potent and patented Forest Yeast Ferment with the scientifically proven benefits of three Centella Asiatica extracts for their repairing and regenerating benefits.

Laneige research uncovered that Forest Yeast Ferment boosted skin recovery by about 112%. To enhance the effects, Laneige combined the Forest Yeast Extract with Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid and Asiatic Acid. They work overnight to calm the skin, strengthen the barrier and ease dryness.

What is a sleeping mask?

A sleep mask is lighter than a night cream. It has a higher water concentration because it’s meant to be applied over a moisturiser or night cream.

Its purpose is to put a veil on the skin that traps the active ingredients and holds in moisture.

A sleeping mask creates hydrated, fresh and plump-looking skin, ensuring you look more rested rather than dull and tired in the morning.

Key ingredients

The Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask contains Forest Yeast Ferment and three of the active components of the widely recognised and clinically proven Centella Asiatica.

Forest Yeast Ferment, or Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment on the ingredient list, is patented by Laneige’s parent company, Amorepacific. This ferment is made from a species of split peas growing in the Gotjawal Forest on the famous Jeju Island in South Korea. According to Laneige, this ferment has skin cell restoring and regenerating powers.

Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola, is an active ingredient that has been made famous by Korean skin care brands. It has become widely recognised around the world and is now used by many western brands. Centella Asiatica is not only a powerful antioxidant, it can soothe, hydrate and promote healing. Centella Asiatica is a rich source of amino acids, which are essential for healthy skin. They strengthen immune function, maintain hydration, build resilience, protect against free radical damage and reduce signs of ageing.

Centella Asiatica can restore the barrier and revitalise the skin. It may also offset some of the visible effects of sun damage.

To increase the beneficial effects, Laneige has gone for the active components in Centella Asiatica:  Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid and Asiatic Acid. 

Glycerin is included for its humectant properties. It draws water into the outer layers of the skin and holds it there. This gentle ingredient makes the skin feel soft and supple.

Panthenol is a hydrating ingredient that promotes healing and speeds up the skin’s natural restorative processes. It reduces redness and irritation, increases hydration and reduces water loss from the skin. Panthenol is also known as Vitamin B5.

Shea Butter is a nourishing ingredient that’s rich in fatty acids and vitamins. It moisturises and softens the skin, but also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.


  • Skin feels soothed and hydrated.
  • Inflammation and redness are calmed.
  • Irritation is reduced.
  • Skin feels more comfortable and resilient.
  • Skin is better able to defend itself and retain moisture.
  • Complexion looks plump and glowing.

Best for

Combination, dry, normal and sensitive skin types.

This may work for those with rosacea. It has a very small amount of Tea Tree Oil.

It doesn’t have a detectable scent so it should also suit those who are sensitive to fragrance.

Perfect pairs

This mask is intended to be used as the last step in your skin care routine. Use it after a gentle moisturiser. To double up on the soothing and hydrating benefits, apply after the Pestle & Mortar Hydrate, Comfort Zone Remedy Cream or  Comfort Zone Remedy Defense Cream. These products are all irritant free so that your skin can rest, recover and rebuild.

And don’t forget to apply the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. You don’t want your lips looking shabby while the rest of you looks gorgeous, do you!

Good to know

The mask has an incredibly luscious creamy consistency that is velvety yet light. It melts into the skin but leaves an imperceptible veil to protect and repair as you sleep.

No silicones, colours or fragrance.

No animal derived ingredients.

Laneige doesn’t test on animals, however the brand states that  “exceptions apply where it’s required by governments”.

Brand ethos

Laneige is a global brand that comes under the umbrella of global cosmetics house Amorepacific.

Laneige’s core focus is on hydration, believing that hydrated skin is the foundation of happy and luminous skin.

Laneige was the first Amorepacfic brand to gain mass popularity around the world.

Laneige does not claim to be a natural beauty brand, however it does have a clean focus and excludes certain ingredients from its formulations.

Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask review

I bought this mask at the same time as their lip mask on a whim, and I am so glad I did! I don’t struggle with rosacea, but I do have moderate unevenness and red areas on my face. I’ve used this overnight 5 times now, and when I wake up in the mornings, my skin is totally even toned, no red spots, plump and moisturised, and no new breakouts to be found. It’s super creamy, not a gel formula, and has no detectable added fragrance. My friend with rosacea purchased this after I recommended it to her and it has become her best friend after two uses. It’s worth a try for sure.


How to use

Take an appropriate amount of the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask and dot it on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Spread the mask by gently sweeping  outwards.

The mask is intended to be used as the last step in your skin care routine, so apply if after your moisturiser.

Leave the mask in place overnight and cleanse your face in the morning.

You can layer it several times for enhanced soothing effects.

Use every night initially and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance.

Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Do not apply to open wounds or inflamed areas of skin.

Keep away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.

Store the product in a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight.


Active Ingredients

Glycerin, Panthenol, Shea Butter, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid and Forest Yeast Ferment.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Propanediol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Squalane, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Glycerin, Panthenol, Cetearylalcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Hydroxyethylacrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Tauratecopolymer, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Asiatic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Tocopherol.


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