[REVIEW] LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
I had first seen the Laneige lip sleeping mask surface here and there on beauty guru Youtuber’s channels and I had taught (numerous times): Wow, 20$ for a lip mask? Are they completely insane? Even I, with my chronically dry lips, could not fathom spending such a sum on a product that would ultimately end up on my lips, and only on my lips. Fast forward to a couple of months later, I found myself in Aritaum in Myeongdong, Seoul, staring at the Laneige lip sleeping mask. They were having a 2 for 1 sale and I’m a sucker for good deals. So I gulped down my thoughts and bought it. I have since then emptied 6 containers.
Texture: Silky and glossy
What you get: 20g
Price (using this link) : 12.60$ original price is 29.90$ on the website but it never actually goes this up, and it usually stays below the 20$+ mark of most websites resellers (If you use my code: DEWILDE you can get up to 5% off on any yesstyle purchase at checkout)
Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate (Emollient + Surfactant), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient + Viscosity Control), Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate (Viscosity Control), Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin) (Emollient + Viscosity Control), Polybutene (Viscosity Control), Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline (Viscosity Control + Emulsion Stabilizing), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Synthetic Wax (Emollient + Emulsion Stabilizing + Viscosity Control + Abrasive), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/ Candelilla Cera Hydrocarbons/ Cire De Candelilla (Astringent + Emulsion Stabilising + Perfuming + Viscosity Control), Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate (Emollient + Emulsifying), Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer (Viscosity Control), Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (Viscosity Control), Mica (Ci 77019) (Pearl Effect Pigment), Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) (Colorant), Dimethicone (Emollient), Fragrance/Parfum, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Methicone, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire De Carnauba, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate (Emulsifying), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) (Colorant), Red 6 (Ci 15850) (Colorant), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (Emulsifying), Water / Aqua Eau, Potassium Alginate (Viscosity Control + Emulsion Stabilizing), Propanediol (Solvent + Moisturizer), Glycerin, Alcohol (Antimicrobial/antibacterial + Solvent + Viscosity Control + Astringent), Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Magnesium Sulfate (Viscosity Control), Calcium Chloride (Astringent + Viscosity Control), Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate (Antimicrobial/antibacterial + Astringent), Ascorbyl Glucoside
SOME INTERESTING INGREDIENTS: [please click on the ones that seem interesting to learn more]
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: Moisturizer + Anti-bacterial + Wound healing + Anti-inflammatory + Absorbs UVB + Antioxidant
Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter: Wound healing + Moisturizer
Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891): High UV light absorbing capabilities
Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract + Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract + Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract + Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract + Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract + Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract + Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract + Ascorbyl Glucoside + Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract : Anti-fungal + Antioxidant + Anti-inflammatory + Wound healing + Anti-aging + Antimicrobial + Absorbs UVA + Vitamin C + Hydrating
Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract : Wound healing + Antioxidant
Sodium Hyaluronate : Hydrating + Wound healing
Beta-Glucan: Protects against irritation and environmental stress (the molecules link together to form a barrier on the surface of your skin) + Antibacterial (stimulate white blood cells to attack pathogens) + Hydrating (acts as a humectant (chemical structure attracts and traps water molecules)) + Anti-aging (Boosts collagen production)
The rest of the ingredients, mainly work in giving the mask its soft, luxurious feel and glossy texture. The blends of waxes used are all synthetic or plant-derived, which makes this a vegan lip product.
[Claims from Laneige]
Lip Sleeping Mask has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips for quick absorption: I’m very anal about the texture of my lip products. I live in a country where the summer is extremely hot and the winter is extremely cold, my wax-based products (so basically 99% of my lip products) tend to either get really oily/watery/or melt in summer and very hard and non-spreadable in winter which is an annoyance. Thankfully, I’ve found some products that work well in both season and this one is the prime example. Its texture stays more or less the same no matter what the temperature (I’ve taken it to the mountains where it snows and it stayed consistent) and I love it. So my point is, yes, it is soft, and yes, it does adhere closely to the lips. Don’t get me wrong, it Is a bit sticky, but it’s sticky in a really fun and small way that’s not annoying at all.
Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses: If you take a look at the ingredient lists above, you’ll notice that’s I’ve grouped quite a few together, that’s essentially this ‘‘Berry Mix Complex™’’ with the two last mentioned ingredients added to the group because they do the same thing as the later ones. Basically, they deliver properties that you would want any skincare product to have (refer to the above list and links) and they’re very potent. As for the scent, I’ve tried 3 of the available ones (original, grapefruit and apple lime) and the grapefruit one is by far my favorite as it makes me look forward to slabbing this on every night.
Exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients: This mask is literally a waterproof seal that locks in everything. It will not randomly get wiped, it will not evaporate into the atmosphere like most lip products do, when you put it on your lips, it’s there to stay, unless you physically wipe it off with a towel or your tongue. And when you do wipe it off, you’re left with extremely moisturized lips.
A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch:Let me say this for the 100th time, I had flaky, dry, dead lips for the longest possible time. My lips were so flaky one summer that the skin around them kept peeling off and I was left with a lighter skin ‘‘contour’’ that heavily contrasted with my skin that tans really easily. When I used to ski (before I realized that I don’t get along with the snow) I would come back from the mountains with red swollen lips because of the cold. This product healed all of this. I’m not saying I have the juiciest, most luscious lips in the world because sometimes I don’t use it, or sometimes I finish it and I don’t have a backup, but whenever I use it, my lips get completely healed overnight and they loop pretty fresh in the morning. The only thing I would argue against is ‘‘soft to the touch’’ this isn’t a physical nor a chemical Exfoliator and if you have extra skin or if it’s shedding lips season, this won’t help with that. But if your lips and the skin that surround them is crusty, flaky, swollen or red due to a lack of hydration and moisture or something that has irritated them, this product is a goldmine.
This is a lip sleeping mask, but it can be used during the day, I’m pretty sure that the creators also incorporated certain ingredients for its daily use since it has UV blocking ingredients. When I use it during the night I literally spread it all over my lips + surrounding skin area, and during the day I use it like a gloss. I usually tint my lips or put on a light lipstick and then put this on, don’t do the reverse because the tint/lip product won’t penetrate the moisture barrier created by the Laneige lip sleeping mask.
The only hiccup I have to say about this product is that due to many years of lip issues, there’s a layer of weirdly colored skin under my lower lip (that doesn’t really show because my lower lip protrudes out) and this mask has helped in improving it but has not healed it.
If you don’t have any problems with your lips, do not buy this. Even if you find it priced down to 10$: there are 1$ lip balms that can take care of your lips. However, if you have any of the issues I’ve mentioned above, and you tried less pricey products, and they only partially worked or not at all, and/or if you have a more mature aging skin and your lips are an area of concern because yes, lips with wrinkles that lose their plumpness is a thing: Then by all means buy this.
Does almost everything it claims to do
Saves every situation
Come with one of the softest cutest small spatula for spreading the product around (I’ve broke it because I’m a violent human being but you probably won’t and will get to enjoy using it)
Score: 4.9/5 --- This is the highest score I’ve ever given a product, a perfect score will only be given to a product that can treat every related issue I have. I’m not judging this as an exfoliator because it does not claim to be one, nor do I believe that such a mask should incorporate exfoliating ingredients into it since it’s intended use is an everyday one. But it does not receive a full score due to me still having that little issue of discolored skin.