Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask Review

Laneige Special Care Lip Sleeping Mask
Bought for: P180 (3g, trial size)
Bought from: an online shop

My puckers are extremely sensitive. Chapped, dry, dark lips has long been a headache for me. I have never found anything close to making the delicate skin around my lips hydrated on most days and keeping it from getting flaky after a good wear time of lipsticks or tints. This is actually the reason why I don't own too many lip products on my vanity. Although they make me beautiful momentarily but as a long-term effect, my lips would REALLY chap and it would take me forever to restore a smooth skin. I couldn't help stripping off the lousy skin (sometimes it peels on its own) and as a result, my lips would bleed, hence the unevenness of color and texture. 

I have tried too many lip balms and ointments I could ever get from quick visits to the drugstores and online shops and although I have my fair share of favorites, they are all just the same--too much moisture that does not last long. My ultimate favorites are petroleum jellies but I don't want to limit myself for that. I have to look for alternatives.

Claims (as per Laneige)
The New Lip Sleeping Mask gently melts dead skin cells and makes the lips feel smooth and elastic during sleep. Experience smooth firming lip night care with the new lip sleeping pack, available in berry, grapefruit, apple lime, and vanilla scents.
Special care with lip sleeping mask!
The berry mix Complex™ with ingredients such as raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, and gojiberry rich in vitamin C melts dead skin cells from the lips and makes the lips feel smooth and elastic.
1. Berry Mix Complex. Berry extracts rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants act on dry, rough lips, making them smooth and supple.
2. Moisture Wrap. Laneige’s patented moisture technology puts active ingredients such as hydro ion mineral water, evening primrose root extract, and Hunza Apricot extract in the dense beta-glucan moisture film (network). It helps skin absorb the ingredients densely into skin during 8 hours of sleep.
3. 4 kinds of sweet refreshing scent: Berry, Grapefruit, Apple Lime and Vanilla
Directions For Use
  • Before going to bed at night, apply an adequate amount on the lips using the built-in spatula. Effects: Melts out stubborn dead skin cells from the lips overnight, provides abundant moisture to the lips.
  • The next morning, gently wipe the lips clean with tissue or cotton pad. Effects: Makes the lips feel smooth and elastic.

Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Shea Butter, Synthetic Wax, Candelilla Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Hydrogenated Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Mica, Astrocaryum murumuru Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Aromatics, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Methicone, Carnauba Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, CI 15985, CI 15850, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Water, Potassium Alginate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Lycium Fruit Extract, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Strawberry Fruit Extract, Raspberry Fruit Extract, Sapindus mukurossi Fruit Extract, Blueberry Fruit Extract, Rubus chamaemorus Seed Extract, Coffee Extract, Chenopodium quinoa Seed Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ascorbyl Glucoside

Texture, Consistency and Ease of Application

Bouncy, soft and creamy to the touch, this lip sleeping mask is way beyond thicker in consistency than most lip products I have tried. It's sticky when you try to pat it on your skin but miraculously felt so light and hydrating once applied to the lips. It's a product that's quite tacky but isn't annoying or uncomfortable at all. Those with ultra chapped lips like mine would really like the level of moisture it provides. Sticky and thick in formula on its own, lipsticks may fail to adhere if applied over this mask. If you want an extra glossy look though, layer it on top of a matte lipstick for a juicy-looking pucker ready for a magazine shoot. And do take note  that you don't have to use so much because a little (as little as eye cream suggested amount or lesser) goes a long way.


Has a strawberry scent I so love! If you are not a fan of it though, I don't think you'll find it attractive enough. Plus the blush color is sooooo... gorgeous, don't you think?

Overall Performance

To be honest, this product did not totally get rid of my chapped, dry lips--they are still there seasonally and I don't think dryness would ever dare leave my lips in peace. But what I love most about this product is that its moisturizing enough that I don't need to reapply even if I am on a colder environment. I can also wake up to softer, plumper lips because ev en though I sleep recklessly and the product gets wiped off completely, there's still a thin layer of moisture sufficient enough to soothe my lips. I use it whatever time of the day it is and I would say reapplication is necessary but not as frequent as other lip balms should. Others may think full-sized product is a little expensive but I think it's worth it. It's a good product to prime your lips before applying lipstick in the morning!


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