A while ago, I told you about some new stuff that popular Korean skincare brand Laneige had for us and among them was something very interesting and unique – a mochi sleeping pack! Ok, so it’s not really a mochi, but it looked like one.
What it really was, was the White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack, a sleeping pack contained within individual one-use capsules. I thought they were terribly interesting (see how influential packaging can be?!) and I took to them like a duck to water.
The White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack comes in a box with 16 capsules within that are very well packaged and if I might say so, perfect for those who travel a lot, because you can use and toss as you go along. Within each capsule is a hydrating gel formula and within that gel formula lies a mochi-like ball of cream that contains the ingredients for whitening and brightening the skin. Laneige promises you therefore that you will wake up from your beauty sleep with brighter, more hydrated skin. Intriguing!
Here’s how the capsule packs look on the underside. They remind me of the packaging for disposable contact lenses!
See the “mochi” suspended within the clear gel? There are actually 2 different formulas within this product. The slightly thicker cream “mochi” and the lighter clear gel. So how do you use this?
Quite simple. Included in the box is a spatula with broad end and a narrow end.
- Tear off the foil from the capsule.
- Use the pointed end of the spatula to mix the cream with the gel. When properly mixed, it will take on a opaque white texture.
- Use the wide end of the spatula to scoop out the product and apply to face and neck in a generous layer.
You can use this directly after cleansing in the evening, and go to sleep. I like to apply this after toner or sometimes, I apply a thin layer of hydration serum before this, or sometimes a thin layer of oil just for an additional boost.
Although the capsules look quite small as you’ll see below in comparison to my fingers, it actually holds an insane amount of product. Despite applying a thick layer of gel-cream to my face, there is usually more than enough to apply the product down your neck to your décolletage. I even have enough to apply a layer of product on both arms, before I run out. There is SO. MUCH. PRODUCT!
This is a sleeping pack, which means you go to sleep with it on. I find that it actually absorbs into skin and dries without a sticky feeling so it isn’t uncomfortable at all leaving it on. The next morning, and despite numerous uses, I cannot attest to brighter skin but I can attest to it being hydrating for skin and not drying. It is pretty comfortable.
What I do not quite like is the strong perfumed scent. It bugs me and it lingers so although I don’t mind the product, I cannot bring myself to like it because of the scent. It might have bugged me less if this was a wash off mask, but since it isn’t, I’m bugged. If the scent doesn’t disturb you then you’ll probably like this more than I did.
I think this is a nice gel mask to have on hand to perk up the skin now and again with minimum fuss. As I said, I cannot attest to brighter skin but it didn’t do me any harm and it is good to travel with so I can imagine me enjoying this in hotel rooms or air planes where the air is much drier and a boost of hydration would do skin some good
In a nutshell
The Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack is a pack of one-use sleeping masks targeted at hydrating the skin and brightening the skintone. There are 2 formula within one capsule which you have to mix to activate the mixture. Once opened and mixed, all the product should be used at one go, so be generous when applying on your face and neck. I find there’s even enough product for me to apply it over my arms! It isn’t sticky, but there is a strong perfumed scent I wasn’t comfortable with. The next morning sees my skin feeling and looking hydrated but I can’t attest to any immediate brightening or improvement of the skintone. At least nothing I noticed immediately. Still, it’s a fun product and one that’s very travel friendly and I can imagine very useful in hotel rooms and airplanes where the air tends to be very dry.
Pros: Portable, Easy to use, Leaves skin feeling hydrated, A lot of product
Cons: Strongly perfumed
Who will like this: Anyone who travels a lot and wants a travel friendly sleeping mask, Anyone who wants a handy sleeping mask that is easy to use and hygienically packaged
Here is the ingredient list for the White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack for your reference.
Have you tried this “mochi” mask? Do you use a sleeping mask or sleeping pack regularly?
I don’t use them very regularly as I do like my regular skincare routine. However, I do find that sleeping packs can be an easy and quick way to boost hydration in the skin and for lazy nights, or after a late night, a quick way to restore some hydration and cut short the nightly skincare routine. Just slap on after cleansing and go to sleep! Easy!
Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack comes in a box of 16 pieces Price: RM110 Availability: Laneige counters