The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Ex is a hydrating overnight mask that combines unique water and microbiome technologies to benefit the skin.
This product is a step up from the earlier version of this mask and one that delivers on more than just moisture.
You’ll soon wake up to brighter, smoother and plumper-looking skin.
Why Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Ex?
This mask is brightening, hydrating, soothing and strengthening.
It includes a patented complex of prebiotics and postbiotics, derived from green tea, and is rich in antioxidants and minerals.
We were rather non-committal about the original version of the water sleeping mask, which had stood unchanged since 2002. It was time for an upgrade and we think Laneige has nailed it with this one.
Laneige Watr Sleeping Mask Ex ingredients
Laneige leads in water technologies that help moisture enter the skin and hold it there.
The brand has a number of skin technology patents, including one using hydro-ionised mineral water.
There are lots of hydrating and other skin-enhancing ingredients in the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask.
Glycerin is a lovely moisturising ingredient that draws water into the outer layers of the skin and holds it there. This gentle ingredient makes the skin feel soft and supple.
Trehalose is a moisturising and protecting ingredient that prevents dehydration in the skin. This is a plant sugar that, like Glycerin, has water-binding properties.
Squalane is naturally present in the skin and is very similar to sebum. It moisturises and prevents oxidisation of lipids in the skin. Peroxidation can prematurely age skin and damage the pore lining, playing a role in acne. Squalane is lightweight and non-greasy.
Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate is a post-biotic ingredient that has a soothing and calming effect on the skin and it may even promote collagen production. Along with prebiotics and postbiotics, it can strengthen the skin’s microbiome, the bacterial flora on the skin.
Inulin is a prebiotic that helps balance the skin’s microbiome and keep it healthy. A balanced microbiome decreases skin sensitivity and reactions. The microbiome is part of the skin’s defences and a breakdown can lead to skin conditions.
Tranexamic Acid is a synthetic Amino Acid that’s effective in reducing the look of skin discolourations and improving uneven tone. It may also reduce skin redness. Tranexamic Acid disrupts two pathways in the skin that lead to the formation of dark spots and splotches.
Beta-Glucan is a soothing ingredient that boosts the skin’s barrier, enhances repair, reduces irritation and redness, and improves hydration. Like Hyaluronic Acid, it attracts water to the top layers of the skin. More recently, it has been discovered that Beta-Glucan doesn’t just sit on the surface of the skin – it can pass between cells. This may account for its anti-ageing benefits.
This mask has the texture of a cream gel rather than a balm. It’s intended to be applied after a moisturiser to lock in hydration and other benefits.
Apply it at night, 2-3 times a week, as the final step in your skin care routine.
- Skin is hydrated and feels plump.
- Skin feels smooth and soft.
- Skin is better able to hold onto moisture.
- Complexion appears brighter.
Suits all skin types.
Laneige has made changes to the scent of this mask. It’s lighter and less lingering than the original.
If you prefer something fragrance free, we recommend the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask.
To maximise skin hydration, we recommend applying this mask after the Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream. These two are a love match and work beautifully together when layered. Treat your skin to the benefits of these two water bank products for younger looking skin. And don’t forget to apply your Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask as well.
Good to know
Light floral scent.
This product is vegan friendly as it uses no animal derivatives.
Laneige doesn’t test on animals, however the brand states that “exceptions apply where it’s required by governments”.
Laneige is a global brand that comes under the umbrella of global cosmetics house Amorepacific.
The brand’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 Water Sleeping Mask Ex Review
Simply nothing hydrates my skin like this overnight mask. It’s like giving your face a cool glass of water. My skin just drinks this in. It’s life changing after even the first use.