Saturday, February 8, 2020

Laneige | Cica Sleeping Mask: Review

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Laneige | Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask: Review
Known for its iconic Water Sleeping Mask, Korean skincare brand Laneige has recently expanded its repertoire with the new Cica Sleeping Mask (C$45 for 60 ml). Promising to replenish, hydrate, soothe, and strengthen the skin, the Cica Sleeping Mask is designed for normal to sensitive skin that needs frequent TLC. So just what is Cica and how well does this sleeping mask work? Read my review to find out......
Laneige | Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask: Review
Laneige | Cica Sleeping Mask
A key ingredient long used in traditional Chinese medicine for wound healing, Cica (a shortened version of Centella Asiatica, aka Gotu Kola) is a plant commonly found in Asia. The ingredient recently became quite popular in K-beauty and thanks to its key derivative, the madecassic acid, the plant provides potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. With the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask, a patented yeast ferment is added to aid the effectiveness of the Cica-derived madecassic acid. Additionally, the sleeping mask contains squalane and shea butter for nourishment.
Laneige | Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask: Review
Laneige | Cica Sleeping Mask
With a rich and creamy formulation, the Cica Sleeping Mask is essentially a very moisturizing night cream. Despite the nourishing formulation, the mask isn't heavy or greasy. I appreciate the lack of drying alcohols and silicones in the formulation and because it's also free of mineral oil, artificial fragrances, and synthetic colorants, the Cica Sleeping Mask is hypoallergenic. Laneige advises applying the Sleeping Mask as the last step of your skincare routine every night; however, the formulation provides enough nourishment that you really don't need to layer anything beyond toner and serum underneath. I recently overdid it with a retinol treatment and experienced quite a bit of redness and peeling around my brow area. With only a couple nights of use, the Cica Sleeping Mask really helped calm the irritation. So overall, this is an awesome night time moisturizer that's softening and soothing. I would recommend it not just for those with sensitive skin, but to all skin type that could use a little TLC, especially in the winter months.

Ingredients: Water / Aqua / Eau, Propanediol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Squalane, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Glycerin, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), 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 (from Centella Asiatica/Gotu Kola Plant, aka Cica), Sorbitan Isostearate, Asiatic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Aureobasidium Pullulans (Yeast) Ferment, Chamaecyparis Obtusa (Cypress) Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Martini (Lemongrass) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Availability:
Laneige is available online and in stores at Sephora.
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