I can’t remember if I ever tried this properly in the past but I was recently gifted with the latest version of this popular hydrating mask by the brand. I opened it almost immediately, well-aware of its fame and was quickly impressed by its efficacy – I love how smooth and plump my skin feels after use!
I finally understand why it has received so many accolades. I was talking about this mask to my makeup artist pal Larry Yeo and he likes it too. :) I couldn’t hear him clearly over the phone but I believe he told me that the ceramide ingredient in this mask is excellent. According to the brand, Ceramide SLN strengthens the skin’s barrier function and prevents moisture loss.
This mask may be gel-based but it readily sinks into the face and neck, unlike some gel moisturisers that just sit on the surface of the skin. Although I don’t detect any obvious brightening, my face does look and feel smoother the day after.
I did read that it broke some acne-prone people out but I suspect that they either have very reactive skin or applied too much of it (the brand cautions against putting too much of the product on the skin) as there are also many positive reviews from acne-prone users who claim that their skin cleared up as a result of this face mask.
For technical/formula information (please don’t ask me to explain snow water science :P), do visit the Laneige website.
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