Table of Contents
- 1 Review: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
- 2 Review: Klavuu Nourishing Lip Sleeping Pack
- 3 Personal Verdict
This post will be comparing two popular Korean lip sleeping masks; The Laneige Lip Mask and the Klavuu Lip Sleeping Pack.
I remember the first time I heard about lip masks. I wondered what made them so different from traditional lip balms. Then I tried the Laneige Lip Mask and I fell in love.
Before then, I had never really come across lip balms that were hydrating. Often times, they came as balms and ointments that mostly had healing properties. I didn’t really see any whose sole goal was hydrating. This is why I think Laneige instantly became a bestseller globally. There was clearly a demand for lip masks and Laniege came at the right time.
But then, I was on TikTok the other day where some Asian chick said that Laniege is apparently old news in Korea. There was a new boss in town; the Klavuu Nourishing Lip Sleeping Pack. Of course, after my obsession with Laniege, I was excited to try Klavuu so I got myself one for less than £10 on StyleVana. (The cheapest anywhere, btw). I used it for a bit until I realized that some people might also be curious about the differences between these two.
So, today I’ll be comparing the two popular lip masks based on my following criteria:
- Ingredient List
- Texture & Ease of Absorption
- How I Use It
- Avaliability, Price & Size
Review: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
An interesting fact about this product for me is that I have never brought or used the full-sized product. I’m currently on my second 3g sample size that seems to last for a while.
It is packed with antioxidants like Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Raspberry Fruit Extract and Ascorbic Glucoside; a stable form of Vitamin C that helps with hyperpigmentation. It is also formulated with hydrating and soothing ingredients like Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Beta-Glucan and Blueberry Fruit Extract. Phew! As you can see, for a lip product, it is very packed with the good stuff. But that doesn’t mean the ingredient list is all clean as there are alcohol and fragrance which are two major skincare red flags. If I’m not mistaken, I think the alcohol is what makes the hydration temporary.
The product comes in about four different flavours with Berry being the most popular. I’m guessing the fragrance is used to differentiate them. Regardless, it’s actually quite mild and not too overwhelming for sensitive skin.
Texture & Ease of Absorption
It has a lightweight cream texture that glides nicely on your lips. One application with your finger or the spatula is enough to go around your entire lips. It’s not too thick, sticky or watery. The perfect texture makes it easily absorbable. As opposed to the Klavuu lip sleeping pack that sits on your lips, this absorbs almost immediately after application. That makes it perfect to be layered under other lip products or makeup. I also believe this texture is what makes it work for all skin types. Of course, if you want a full lip mask effect, you can apply several layers on your lips.
How I Use It
As a result of how hydrating and generally lovely this product is, I use it at anytime of the day. I don’t wait till nighttime before using it as a lip mask. Anytime I feel like my skin is becoming dry, I reach out for my travel size of the Laneige lip mask. I absolutely love how hydrating it leaves my lips; albeit temporarily. So, regardless of how you want to use it, it can be used as a daytime lip moisturizer or a nighttime lip mask.
Avaliabilty, Price & Size
As a result of how popular this product is, you can literally find it at any major retailer near you. The 3g travel size goes for less than $5/£3 and the 20g goes for about $15/£13. Like I mentioned earlier, I never buy the big size because I never want to be tied to a product for that long as I’m always trying new products. When used daily, the 3g size lasts me for about six weeks. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.
Review: Klavuu Nourishing Lip Sleeping Pack
While the Laneige lip mask is packed with hydrating ingredients, The Klavuu lip pack is formulated with nourishing oils. They include Avocado Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil and Caster Oil. It also has Pearl Extract as an antioxidant and Beeswax as an emollient. As you can see, this is more of a balm and less of a mask. It reminds me of a lightweight Vaseline or Cerave Healing Ointment.
Texture & Ease of Absorption
With Synthetic Wax and Beeswax in the ingredient list, you’re getting a nourishing lip balm fortified with plant oil to keep chapped lips at bay. As we move closer to the colder months, this is will be your perfect lip companion. Instead of being absorbed into your skin, it sits on your lips to prevent moisture loss. Some people might find the texture too greasy and not easy to layer under makeup. If you can work around it, good for you. If not, I suggest you reserve this lip pack for your nighttime skincare routine.
How I Use It
Just like the Laneige Lip mask, I do not reserve this product till nighttime as I currently do not wear makeup. I wear it anytime I feel like depending on my mood. These days, I layer it over the Laneige lip mask to keep my lips hydrated and nourished.
Avaliability, Price & Size
While this product might not be as popular as it’s counterpart, you can purchase it at major retailers. It comes in one size of 20g for about $22/£19 depending on where you buy it. You can get it for less than $10 at StyleVana.
While I tried to pick a favourite, I realize that both products have a place in my skincare routine. It just depends on what my skin needs at any given time. As winter approaches, I’ve the products to actually complement each other with their hydrating and nourishing benefits. I’ve been using both of them for a while now. Paired with lip exfoliation, I’ve found my lips to softer and hydrated; a stack difference from a year ago.
If you don’t want to deal with chapped lips this season, I suggest you go for both of them and layer them together. Your lips will thank you!