As someone who has sensitive skin (and a bad history with acne), it was inevitable that I would obsess over my skincare routine. I've tried the 10-step route and then the glass skin trend. But since I'm also very practical and laid-back — add the fact that my skin gets easily overwhelmed when exposed to a lot of products — I realised that downsizing my routine works best. However, a fuss-free approach to skincare always poses the same issue: finding products that work well even without much aid from a million others. That's when I was challenged to try the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, which has been raved about by a lot of skincare lovers all over the world. (Did you know that it won in the Clozette Beauty Awards three times in a row?) After two months of using it nightly, here's my verdict.
Packaging, texture & scent
I've always liked Laneige products for their simple and no-frills packaging. This product has a glass jar that gives a nice, sleek feel that fits well on my vanity. It also came in sealed with a foil cover when it was new so definitely a plus for sanitary purposes. I actually still kept the foil intact so that I wouldn't expose much of the product when I'm scooping out of the jar.
As for the texture, it comes in a smooth water gel formula that feels light and cool to the skin and dries down matte when blended. It doesn't feel tacky or sticky at all and gets easily absorbed by the skin. Plus, its scent is just soft and fresh and I find it soothing, which is great because this product is meant to be put on before one hits the hay.