I started using the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask over a year ago, and I am thoroughly hooked on it. Recently I began to see the bottom of my jar, and I had the crazy idea to deviate from my well- established favorite and try another brand’s lip sleeping mask. I had heard positive things from a couple of beauty bloggers about Klavuu’s lip mask, so I decided to give it a try. In short, I was not impressed. Let me break it down for you:
You can find a full list of ingredients here for the Laneige mask and here for the Klavuu mask. They both have an extensive ingredient list, so I won’t go too deeply into the details. The Laneige mask has cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry extracts which form their trademarked Mixed Berry Complex. These ingredients provide vitamin C and antioxidants. It also uses hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective barrier over the lips while you sleep.
Klavuu’s key ingredients are oils, namely avocado, apricot seed, castor seed, and sweet almond. Both masks are meant to leave you with soft lips in the morning, but personally I didn’t find that to be the case.
They both come in extremely similar glass pots, although the Laneige mask has the addition of a cute little spatula to use if you wish. The textures of the two masks are markedly different, and I have a strong preference for Laneige. The feel of the Klavuu mask is much more like Vaseline, which to me isn’t the most pleasant experience. I prefer to use a lip mask that feels less greasy. Laneige’s mask is velvet-y smooth. Even though they both have a sticky feel, the experience with Laneige is more luxurious. The Laneige mask is a berry flavor, and other flavors are available as well. The berry flavor doesn’t impress me terribly much, but it’s not unpleasant. The Klavuu mask is supposed to have a subtle vanilla flavor, but honestly, I couldn’t pick up on it.
I regularly found that by the morning the Klavuu mask had worn off of my lips. This was my major pet peeve: it didn’t stay on all night to protect my lips, as a sleeping mask is supposed to do. On top of that, my lips didn’t feel any different than they did the night before. When I use the Laneige mask, however, I generally still have a portion of the mask left in the morning. In addition, my lips feel soft, and they look smooth and hydrated. My one issue with the Laneige mask is that this hydration isn’t maintained for long after I get up and start going about my day. In the summer there are some lasting effects, but not so much in the winter. Perhaps for other people this may not be the case, but unfortunately, my lips tend to get dehydrated easily.
In the end, I think that the choice of a lip mask (or any skincare product) does fall to one’s own personal preference. Some products might work for others but not for you, and vice versa. My personal opinion is that the Laneige mask delivers more hydration and has better staying power. The price is about the same for both, with the Laneige mask selling for around $13 on Amazon and the Klavuu mask selling for $10 on YesStyle.
Do you have any lip sleeping masks that you love? Be sure to drop your recommendations in the comments!
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