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I have a love-hate relationship with Laneige sometimes. Some products like their cream skin line work for me but other products do nothing. It is a big hit or miss and maybe it is the fact that a lot of their products are super lightweight and caters more towards those with normal to oily skin type or because it is designed for a more humid environment. Even though their best selling sleeping pack doesn’t work for me at all, there is still a special place in my heart because it was one of the first-ever Korean cosmetic products I came in contact with. This was back in the day when the internet wasn’t really a thing and online shopping did not exist. My mother heard from one of her friends that this moisturizer was amazing and she got her friends to bring back 3 jars when they went to Asia. Now little old me during high school, dabbling in my mom’s makeup bag secretly and craving to learn more about makeup and skincare, I slathered this on my face hoping my face wouldn’t be so dry. Nothing… absolutely nothing. My skin was still dry, flakey and tight. With that memory and revisiting it just recently, it was still the same thing. Now years later and two new versions being released not too long ago, I want to see if the cica and lavender versions are any different.

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Full name of product:Laneige water sleeping maskLaneige water sleeping mask lavenderLaneige cica sleeping mask

Limited edition/ Permanent?:Permanent

Description of product:“Recharge your dehydrated skin while you sleep with this innovative mask. Formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water to deliver high doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin.

Calming Sleepscent™, infused with orange flower, rose, and sandalwood provides a relaxing and comforting scent while apricot and evening primrose extracts help visibly brighten and purify fatigued skin.”Cica Sleeping Mask is formulated with Laneige’s exclusive forest yeast extract, which was shown to be more effective than madecassoside in tiger grass (the ingredient used in traditional Cica products).”

Price:32,000 won

Amount of product:60 mL

Duration before expiration:1 year

Country of Manufacture:Made in Korea

Where to buy:JolseYesstyleStylekoreanBeautytap

Versions available:

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Ingredients:Water sleeping mask (original): WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, TREHALOSE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) ROOT EXTRACT, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) FRUIT EXTRACT, BETA-GLUCAN, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM ALGINATE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE / VP COPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 20, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, DIMETHICONE / VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PROPANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, STEARYL BEHENATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, HYDROXYPROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, ALCOHOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CARBOMER, TROMETHAMINE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE, BLUE 1 (CI 42090).

Lavender: WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, TREHALOSE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 20, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONE, POLYACRYLIC ACID, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PROPANEDIOL, DIMETHICONOL, TROMETHAMINE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, STEARYL BEHENATE, FRAGRANCE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, DISODIUM EDTA, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, POTASSIUM ALGINATE, LINALOOL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, HYDROXYPROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA, BETA-GLUCAN, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, LIMONENE, OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) ROOT EXTRACT, ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ZINC SULFATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE.

Cica: WATER / AQUA / EAU, PROPANEDIOL, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, SQUALANE, HYDROGENATED POLY(C6-14 OLEFIN), GLYCERIN, PANTHENOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, ASIATICOSIDE, MADECASSIC ACID, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, ASIATIC ACID, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, AUREOBASIDIUM PULLULANS FERMENT, CHAMAECYPARIS OBTUSA LEAF EXTRACT, CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL, TOCOPHEROL.

How to use:After face cream, apply evenly across face. After product is absorbed completely, leave treatment overnight and rinse off in the morning. Use once or twice a week.

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Product packaging:
I actually did not get the full-sized jars but a mini size that was a kit during the holidays of 2019. They are still available on Jolse if you are interested as well as a lot of other online retailers. I think this is a great way to test out the masks to see which one suits your skin type better. 

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These are the same packaging but smaller, with the color-coded jars depending on which versions you get and a twist-off cap with a lid inside to keep everything more airtight. These jars are plastic, so it is easy to travel around with them.

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Texture/ Finish:As I suspected, the original and lavender both have the same texture. They are both very lightweight gels that absorb into the skin very quickly and does not leave any greasy finish which is nice for people living in humid climates. As for the cica version, it is more of a thicker cream but still somewhat lightweight and again, absorbs into the skin with no greasy finish. I personally like the cica one much better for my dry skin and my skin feels more protected than the original and lavender.

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Original sleeping mask has their Sliptox technology which helps stabilize natural evening primrose and hunja apricot extract to purify and clear tired skin during the day. It has hydro-ion mineral water to help the ingredients absorb better into the skin during the night.

The lavender version has the same Sliptox technology and same evening primrose and hunja apricot extract as well as the mineral water. The only real difference is the lavender scent, which I’m kinda of meh about and also asking why is this necessary.

The cica version has their patent-pending Cica ingredient Forest yeast packed with soothing effects to strengthen skin barrier during the night . It helps skin barrier strengthen during the night by moisturizing and protecting damaged skin from drying. It is also hypoallergenic 9 free formula (free from Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Toluene., Formaldehyde Resin., Camphor., Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP), Xylene, Paraben., Phthalate).

Effects/ Results:I already anticipated for the original formula to not work for me. It is way too light and does nothing for my dry skin. I want up to my skin feeling rough and dry, but usually not tight because I layer it with other serums and essence which is always my saving grace. I did have hopes that maybe the lavender version was different, but I definitely was giving myself false hope. The lavender one is exactly the same formula with a few ingredient differences and fragrance differences but that’s about it.

As for the cica sleeping mask that some of you guys recommended me to try, I definitely liked it way better than the other two but it really wasn’t stellar or memorable. It was a good solid centella based moisturizer but that was about it. There was nothing that stood out enough for me to say get this cream. Heck, I even think I like the Purito recovery cream, another centella based moisturizer that is even more lightweight, to perform better than this one and it is cheaper! I didn’t wake up to my skin feeling as dry but i didn’t really seem much “soothing” action either, so it is also meh.

Fragrance?:The original one has a very light soapy and citrus scent and it does fade after application. Smell-o-scale: 4/10 in terms of how strong it is.

Lavender version has a very light lavender scent and I didn’t find it to irritate my skin either (thank god). Smell-o-scale: 4/10 and it fades after application.

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As for the cica one, it has a very light green smell to it but its definitely a Centella smell. Smell-o-scale: 4/10 and fades after application.

Pro:-absorbs into the skin quickly-not heavy

Con:-not moisturizing enough-not really memorable

Repurchase?:Nope

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