Friday, July 12, 2013

[Review] Laneige Water Sleeping Pack _EX

If I could take one (makeup/skincare) product with me on a deserted island, this would be the one. Laneige's Water Sleeping Pack_EX. 
... and sunscreen. I'll probably need that too. 

I'm not a "gasp" person. I never thought that any product would be so good, it'd make me go all "GASPP!!" But the first time I applied this mask and looked  in the mirror the morning after, I swear I did. My skin had been red, splotchy and dull the day before, but this product made it amazing. In just the first use, it made my skin brighter, softer and a whole lot less red. 

So, without any further ado, I present to you: Laneige's famous, "Water Sleeping Pack _EX". 


Note: The box I have in the pictures is a limited edition (called "Unexpected Present from Laneige"), and the packaging design on the tub will not be found in the normal Laneige sleeping pack tubs. I've owned the "normal" versions of this product, as well. The quality of the packaging does not differ, whether it be "normal" or limited edition. 

The tub itself is hardy, strong and won't break if dropped. Seriously - I've dropped it so many times, it's ridiculous. 

It came with an instruction and basic information sheet, and a mini scooper/spatula.

I know this isn't necessary at all in this review, but I just needed to include these pictures. The following pictures are of a previous, limited edition version of this product. The packaging is just SO BEAUTIFUL, I needed to include this here. How gorgeous is this?! 

Okay, pic spam done. Sorry, had to get that out of my system!~ :D

Product description and benefits

This is an 80mL tub - you can purchase sample sizes on Sasa, Amazon or eBay. If you go to a Laneige/Amore Pacific boutique and purchase a lot stuff, you may receive (the sample size version) as a gift.

This night mask is for all skin types, and is described as a "light gel-type texture provides intensive hydration, vitality, and brightening effect while restoring skin with deep relaxation"

Prices (for 80mL tub)
Sasa: $30 (Can go as low as $26, when it's on sale)
Amazon: $20-35 (The lowest I've seen is $20, from seller A-poly)
eBay: $28

Product benefits:

Night time skin transmission (permeability) shows higher rate than the one in the day time. 

Applying it right before sleep time, the best state for the skin transmission according to the skin circadian rhythm, maximizes the efficiency of overnight water supply. 
The function of skin remarkably declines in the night time. Enriched with Beta-glucan, Water Sleeping Pack_EX deeply hydrates fatigue and dry skin while Ceramide SLN formula strengthens the skin barrier. 
With containing the Snow Water, it helps to keep your skin look more crystal clear and vitalized. 

- Antioxidant effect of Hunza Apricot Extracts helps brighten skin tone evenly by removing harmful oxygen and purifying skin. 

- Recoverine from Chestnuts promotes turnovers of horny layers to remove dead cells away for vigorous water supply and sleek skin texture. 

- An aromatic essence compound exclusively developed by AMOREPACIFIC, "Sleepscent", helps to relax your mind and body and derive for a good sleep. A good sleep effect allowing sufficient relaxation eventually reinforces skin restoration for healthier skin condition. Essential oils from Orange Flower, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sandal Wood etc. are contained in the Sleepscent™. 

- Light gel-type texture without stickiness but moisture leaves you a comfortable sleep.


1. In the evening, follow the face relaxing massage after applying skin refiener and emulsion after face wash. 
2. After taking appropriate amount(2.5cm in diameter recommended), mark on nose tipe, cheeks, forehead, and chin areas, and feel the scent for about 3 seconds. 
3. Gently spread over the face from inner part to outer part along the skin texture. 

4. Go to sleep after absorption without rinsing off. (Wash face in the next morning) 


The first time I saw the product, I remember thinking "...It's blue...". I had very, very sensitive skin at the time  (I still do, pretty much), and the slightest change in skincare, makeup or touching my face would cause it to break out.

The colour of the product did put me off, because I thought that whatever the heck was making it blue would make my face... pimply and red. But no worries! It didn't, not even in the slightest.

The mask is not sticky at all. It won't make your face (or pillow) sticky and feeling gross. It's actually very lightweight and liquidy. It gives it a pleasant cooling sensation, smells so amazing and absorbs very quickly.

For such a great product, I would definitely say that the price was worth it! A little goes a long way with this product (IT REALLY DOES).You don't need to put on a liberal, huge amount. Even if you use a tiny bit (1.5 cm in diameter dollop), it does everything it says it will, and then some. It's not a hassle to use, and gives my face a brighter, healthier glow in just the next morning.

If you have dry skin, you can use more than your usual amount. I've had some pretty serious cold burns on my face, and sometimes they're painful to the point where I can't wash/put lotion on without flinching in pain. When I use too much Differin 0.3% (or any strong acne products), it'll practically burn off my face and make it red, flaky and insanely painful.

This product, although it still stings slightly when applied to extremely dry skin, is the ONLY thing that helps my face during such times.

The only thing I would warn you about is this: Don't overuse it. 
The recommended use is 1-2 times a week. If you use it more than this, your skin can get used to this mask and not work as well as when you first started.

- Affordable (It's pricier than Skinfood, Holika, Etude, or Face Shop, though.)
- Easy to find, because it's so popular
- Healthier, brighter, glowing skin in just 1 use
- Hassel-free
- Alcohol-free
- Lightweight, soothing feeling. Isn't heavy on the face
- Doesn't break me out
- Last a long time (no need to purchase many times, one tub can last me 8+ months.)

- May be sold out from some online stores (but they restock very quickly - this is a bestseller)

Repurchase? Of course!~

Rating: ♥/5

What about you?
Have you tried this product? Did it work for you, and did you like it? 


  1. I absolutely LOVE the Laneige sleeping pack, nothing has made my skin look more radiant in the morning. (:

    1. I love it as well, hehe!~ I know, it makes your skin so niiiiicee. @__@ I likey.

  2. The package is so cuuuute >-<
    And blue :D
    Wonder if I can buy this, so expensive for me @-@

    Hasu Hana

  3. Sounds so good! I wonder if it's available in Germany...


  4. Nice review, always wanted to try out some korean products

  5. I've seen so many raves about this and am so angry I haven't purchased it yet. I have very dry skin!

  6. I love this too!! Except mine doesn't have that really cute packaging :(

  7. Some of the claims on Asian cosmetics are ridiculous - "With containing the Snow Water, it helps to keep your skin look more crystal clear and vitalized."
    ORLY? XD

    But damn, that limited edition packaging is gorgeous, and I hope there will be another limited edition packaging out soon because now I have to try this mask/sleeping pack!

    Citron and Guavaberry

  8. I wanttttt thiiiissss!! *scream*
    My god, ,the print on packaging is too pretty <3

  9. I think I really need this!!
    The packaging is really pretty too! :)

  10. It looks so pretty! If I could get a limited edition, I would cause the packaging seems to make it worth it even more~ I really want to try this out cause my skin is so dull and has weird redness too.


  11. I want to get that limited edition too!! It looks so much cuter!!

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  12. I want it!! It looks awesome! :D thank you for the review!! ^^

  13. This sounds so great, I NEED to try this!! thanks for the great review!

    xoxo, Aman | coffee chic twitter

  14. Ahhh I love the packaging! It's super cute! Thank you for reviewing this! =^-^=

    - kat

  15. Wow what a great product!
    This would be great for the winter nights!
    Definitely will check out this product once ive finished using my products.
    The limited edition one is so adorable!

  16. I keep seeing good review on it, but I searched for bad ones and some people say that it's not good for sensitive skin as their since it's makes them break out!
    I can't decide should I try or not >< Probably will buy a mini size first.. Thanks for review!

  17. Aww this packaging is so cute. ^^
    And yes, definitely one of the best Laneige's products. ^^ ♥
    Btw I love your blog, I'm Korean cosmetics lover so I'm following you now. ^^ :)

  18. Wow this sounds amazing!

    Hannah x

  19. I was looking at this the other day, you've definitely convinced me! I appreciate the extra pictures too, that limited edition was so pretty!

  20. I LOVE the water sleeping pack! Definitely one of my HG's ^o^ i always purchase a whole bunch at one time when I go to Korea because it's cheapest there plus the unnies that work at the counter always give me lots of deluxe samples LOL
    Just followed your blog! Would love it if you followed back so we can keep in touch ^^

  21. The packaging is so pretty in itself! The product seems great!

    Suzie Q

  22. I have read so many reviews on this product, I really need to go out and purchase this!! Great review June! <3 You're so informative and I love how honest you are! Those Limited Edition tubs are suuuuuper cute too! *__*

  23. I love the packaging on the limited edition tubs asdf. I remember trying to find the previous limited edition one awhile back, but it was sold out or just too overpriced OTL. But the sleeping pack is so great, my skin always feels so much softer in the morning :D. This is definitely one of the best Laneige products I've gotten so far~

  24. Wow. I've never seen this packaging before. VERY PRETTY!!
    I tried this before too but it's very sticky on me. Maybe I applied too much. :/

  25. wow limited edition packaging looks adorable!! *_*

  26. I tried Laneige before. It was just okay for me although I saw many rave. Try to use Differin 0.1% instead of 0.3%. 0.3&% may be too strong for your skin. I have sensitive skin too because of the full blown cystic acne i had for 10 years.

  27. Your post really makes me wanna try that product. I don't know why i have always think that LaNeige product were expensive but this is not the case xD

    I have a really sensitive skin as you. It's so hard to find a care that don't break out my face uuh.

    I live the packaging so much ^^♡

  28. Hehe thank you!! c:
    wa the packaging of this is really pretty!

  29. I'm so happy you did a review of this. I saw it, but was wondering if it would be too sticky etc. to even sleep at night. I have dry, sensitive skin so I'm very interested in trying this! Thanks for the review. Following your blog now.

  30. First I love it the package because is absolutely cute. I love it this tye of porducts like a gel because moisturize very well and are perfect for my oily skin. Thanks for your review!

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  31. It does seem like a really great product! The packaging from the limited edition was amazingly beautiful. I would love to try something like this.
    Thank you for commenting my post on the tony moly lip scrub but i can tell you now that the black sugar lip scrub by missha is much better.

  32. This sounds utterly fantastic! I wish Korean products were more available here in the UK.

    Amy xx
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  33. great review! I am always curious about the Laneige products and tempted to try but don't know where to start. Would have to check it out next time I'm in Toronto(I'm in Canada and the Asian malls in the city carry this brand).

    thanks for visiting my blog, following :)

  34. Love the review and your blog. :)

  35. i don't know if laneige sometimes put limited edition packages on their product > w < those Packaging is super beautiful, especially the one on last pic ; w ; great review^^

  36. This is a nice review, I've always wanted to try Laneige but I'm scared of the price tag. BTW, thank you for dropping by my blog, and I'm your new follower as well! Hope to see more post from you! ^_^

    Lemons and Carnations

  37. lainage! i love this product xD, the packaging is so beautiful and cute i think :)

  38. Hi junniku! I need hydrating so badly! This looks so light and moisturizing!! Good tip!

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  39. one, I love your review, as in the way you write is so fun and askdhdhasjd cute <3

    two, I must've been living under some rocks all this while because this is the first time I heard of this product, lol. And your review totally got me sold ;A; it really looks like a nice product.

    three, that unnecessarily beautiful packaging! OMG, my weakness! Totally my weakness! I might even buy it just to get the cute drawing on that packaging, but then it's in the limited edition ;A;

  40. aaaah, super super thank you for the review of laneige water sleeping pack! i wanna buy this but don't know if this is good or not. thankyou so much!

    anw, im following you now, if you like my blog you can follow me back xx

  41. Thank you for a very detailed review! And yes, that limited-edition jar looks gogogorgous!

  42. Does it come in a plastic tub then (since you mentioned that it doesn't break easily?)

    1. Hi Blair! I'm 99.99% sure it's a plastic tub, hehe. It really doesn't break easily at all. ^__^

  43. I've just nominated you for the versatile blogger award btw ♥ Hope you can check it out!

  44. Thanks for the review! The packaging on the limited edition of this product is just gorgeous! One of my friends got this sleeping pack recently and has been totally raving about it. I think I need to try it. I'm interested in the entire Laneige line since Song Hye Kyo is their spokesperson and she has the most enviable skin :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  45. Oh looks so good product, I would love to try it!^^ Thanks for the review <3 <3

  46. Oh my gosh! the package is so adorable! Honestly, I'd buy it just because of the package! I might try this though... It looks really hydrating and lush.
    Wonderful post, as always! :D
    -Bec xo

  47. I've been wanting to try this product! I thought that they updated the package or something when I saw your picture but too bad it's only limited edition, because it's gorgeous! But either way, I can definitely see why this product is so popular, thanks for the review! :D

  48. Whoa, this sounds even more amazing...I remember seeing it on a few blogs, but now I *got* to try it. *_* Thanks for sharing!

  49. This looks like an awesome product o____o
    PS. Your blog banner is freakin amazing <3

  50. The Laneige packing is so adorable! I'm definitely adding this to my wishlist next. The formula looks like the current moisturiser I'm using by Skin79. Thanks for the review! ^-^ x

  51. This sounds absolutely lovely, I'll have to see how much it would be to get it to the UK!
    The LE packaging is just gorgeous, too - I don't blame you for the pic spam ;D

    Jess xo

  52. oh goodness i LOVE this sleeping pack so much!! is this new packaging? will have to restock when i go back to hong kong!!

  53. i loveeee this sleeping pack!! is this new packaging? i'll have to restock when i go to hong kong! :D

  54. Your review convinced me to get it! Hope it works wonders for me as well :)

  55. OMG I really want to try this sleeping pack!!!!! You are so lucky to get the limited edition.
    I never thought that it will come with a spatula. AH you make me want to buy it now hahaha XD

  56. I just bought the normal tub but would like to have a limited edition one (the tubs in your photos are so pretty and cool)

    new follower here :)

  57. OMG this is definitely my favorite product from laneige =) it is sooo amazing =) I love how my skin feels the next morning

  58. I've been using the sample pack for a few days... and I love it!
    but.. kind of wondering.. "do not overuse"? means that we shouldn't apply it everyday?

    1. Hi! You shouldn't apply it everyday (even though it's amazinggg). Your skin will get used to it and it won't work as effectively. It's best to use it 1-2 times a week.

  59. I needed to thank you for this very good read!!

    I absolutely loved every little bit of it. I
    have you book marked to look at new things you post…


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