Hype Hound: Do You Need The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask In Your Night Routine? | Clozette

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. 

Left - initial application; Right - blended and dried fully matte

Application and overall experience

For the past couple of months, I trimmed down my routine to just a facial wash, a toner, a Vitamin-C serum, and a moisturiser and it worked out quite okay. But then I swapped my moisturiser with the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask for two months now and needless to say, my skin really improved in terms of reduced dark spots and overall smoothness. My dry patches have lessened as well and there are some days when I can step out of the house with little to no makeup on because of how healthy my skin feels. I can't give the product full credit for such an improvement, but I do feel like its hydration properties and the Vitamin-C derivative Ascorbyl Glucoside in the ingredients really amped up my routine and complemented the other products I had been using. Lastly, when I feel like I need some extra hydration, I'd use this under makeup even during the day and it doesn't make the base application weird in any way. Definitely a plus in my book!

Final thoughts

So do I think the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask deserves a place in your nighttime routine? Definitely. I feel like while it's not a stand-alone product, it's versatile and powerful enough to help level up your routine and complement the other products you are using. It's a great and somehow upgraded morning moisturiser, too, if you're looking for something that will keep your skin looking hydrated and plump through the rest of the day. My only downside for this is that since Laneige counters are no longer available in the Philippines, I'll have to deal with online shopping, waiting for shipping, and looking out for restocks.

Next, find out if we deemed the Artis Brush worthy of a splurge.



We're nearing the end of another month, but the happenings don't seem to slow down. From the release of Simple Skincare's sheet masks to Jessica Jung's new bag, here are the latest in the worlds of fashion and beauty.

Simple Skincare sheet masks

Simple Skincare's new products: sheet masks

We were treated to a morning of relaxation at Nomi Matcha last week as we were reminded to always choose #NoBaddiesJustTheGoodies for our skin. We were also introduced to Simple Skincare sheet masks, the latest offering from the U.K.'s number one skincare brand for sensitive skin. The masks come in three variants — Rich Moisture Mask, Skin De-stress Mask and Pollution Protect Mask — that are perfect for nourishing and warding off the stress from the skin. You can now get your dose of daily relaxation, too, because these masks are now available at select department stores and drugstores in the Philippines.

Rosie by Jessica Jung

Jessica Jung wearing The Rosie

Jessica Jung is releasing her second exclusive bag for her line BLANC & ECLARE's collaboration with ZALORA. The Rosie is a structured bag with a boxy shape that comes in six different colours: white, pink, lilac, black, brown and nude. It's inspired by Jessica's personal style and design philosophy, which is "timeless yet current" and "understated yet unique." The bag will be available for purchase at ZALORA starting 27 November. 

Superfood-packed skincare

Sigi Skin Kaleanser

Made especially for city-dwellers, local Singaporean skincare brand Sigi Skin aims to help women achieve healthy, radiant skin despite pollutants and stress. They have three superfood-packed products to help you ease into a more vibrant routine: Kaleanser Cleanser, Pink Nectar Eye Cream and Morning Glow Sunscreen. You can get your hands on them on sigiskin.com.

The Lion King

Kids (and adults) are even more excited now to see the upcoming Lion King live-action film after seeing the trailer. If you buried yourself under a rock over the weekend, watch the buzzed-about trailer above!

See what you may have missed last week here.



From wash-off masks packaged in tomato-shaped containers to bunny-shaped lippie cases, you can always count on TONYMOLY to launch the most adorable beauty products. Earlier this year, they released the cutest collection in collaboration with Samyang, featuring various ramen-themed makeup like Hot Coverdak Cushion and Hot Edition Lip Sauce tints. And just when we thought that the Korean cosmetic brand is done surprising beauty lovers around the world, they announced a makeup and skincare collaboration with an equally quirky luxury brand — Moschino. 

The collection will include lip tints and lipsticks in three different shades, eye palettes (one variant is encased in a Moschino clutch), eyeliner, a gold edition skin cushion, essences and face creams, according to TrendMood. All the packaging will feature signature Moschino aesthetics like the use of gold and black, studs and colourful letterings. As of now, these items are already available via their official website. But we're hoping that they will also release these products in their regional stores soon.


As early as now, the buzz surrounding this exciting collaboration is already growing. Even influencers outside Korea have managed to snag the goodies via local online shops! 

But aside from this chic beauty launch, there have also been a few beauty collaborations that caught our fancy recently. The first one is Chrissy Teigen's epic collab with Becca Cosmetics, which is arguably the go-to beauty brand for the best highlighters. Released in time for the holidays, Teigen's festive makeup collections included a limited edition eyeshadow and face highlighter duo. As a bonus, these chic beauty products were infused with yummy, baked-good scents! 

Another beauty collab that turned our heads was Karl Lagerfeld's cheeky — and dare we say, unexpected — makeup line with ModelCo. It features a cute eyeshadow palette in the shape of Lagerfeld's cat Choupette and lipstick plastic heads with a miniature Karl at the handle.