I sat down to review the Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask almost two years ago and got sidetracked when I ran into a problem related to ingredient list order for Korean beauty products. I think it’s finally time to write a review because this is one of the most magical (yet also simple?) products in my arsenal.
Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask Review
About the brand: Laneige is a mid-range skincare and makeup brand from Korean mega conglomerate Amore Pacific. They were originally sold at Target in the US (one of the first major kbeauty launches here), but they’re now moving to Sephora.
What it is: an emollient- and moisturizer-rich sleeping pack for very dry, irritated skin. In this review I use “cream,” “mask,” and “sleeping pack” interchangeably because I think we need to demystify what a sleeping pack is; it’s just a cream marketed for night use. A night cream. But feel free to use it during the day if your skin needs it. Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
How to use it: I’ve seen official directions say that you should leave this mask on for 10 or 20 minutes and then rinse it off with water, and that sounds like a terrible idea, honestly. If you have seriously dry, irritated skin, put this on as your last skincare step at night to fix everything and make it soft again. I’ve used it as a spot treatment on my nose when it’s chapped from a cold and on my chapped hands in the dead of winter and it’s crazy what this mask/cream can do if left on. Give it time to work.
Where to put it in your routine: in the cream/sleeping pack slot at the end of your nightly routine. Need a basic outline of when to use your products? Here you go:
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Diisostearyl Malate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sucrose Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Yeast Ferment Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Acetyl Glucosamine, Yogurt Powder, Niacinamide, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Polysorbate 20 Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Mannan, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sucrose, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract, Red 33 (CI 17200). CosDNA analysis.
This mask has a bunch of emollients and moisturizers, so it may not be suitable for skin that clogs easily from rich ingredients like Cacao Seed Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, and Shea Butter. My skin really only seems to clog due to my fucked up internal chemistry, but I’d steer clear of this if my skin reacted badly to the rich stuff because there’s just a ton there that could set it off.
What type of skin might like this: I have oily-to-normal skin and I look at this like a rescue product: if my skin is absolutely battered by a cold, travel, acids, or prescription medication, this sleeping pack is worth doing. Otherwise, ehh. If you have dry skin, this may or may not be useful to you on the regular, depending on how dry we’re talking.
Packaging: a very durable plastic jar that comes with a basic clear scoop for removing the product.
Smell: freaking amazing. This smells like a berry smoothie, totally delicious and appealing imo.
Finish: despite being rich in emollients and moisturizers, the mask sinks in pretty quickly. The finish isn’t sticky on my skin and the feel of it is in the midway point between nothingness and heavy.
Price: $25 in the US, less if you buy from Korea or during this awkward switching-from-Target-to-Sephora phase
Value: I’ve used the crap out of this product and it’s so useful for lots of different things. If you can grab it for under the US retail price of $25 or get some sort of deal while buying it, even better. But it’s a rare time that I think the US retail price is totally in line with the quality of the product.
What’s good: it fixes fucked up skin like nothing else I’ve tried, seriously. Unlike Vaseline, it smells fantastic and it’s not an occlusive, meaning that it softens dry skin with rich ingredients rather than forming a barrier over skin to seal in natural (and skincare-given) moisture.
What’s not good: critics are right: the color of the product comes from food coloring and not extracts, the jar packaging isn’t ideal for creams, the fragrance could be irritating to sensitive skin, and the yogurt rhetoric makes no sense. This is just an emollient- and moisturizer-rich cream. Use it to fix very dry skin — that’s it.
Will I repurchase it: YES. I feel like this sleeping pack is something even non-AB households should just have on hand for skin emergencies. I can see it being great for kids due to the awesome scent. Uhh…as long as they don’t eat it. lol
A note about the name: my jar says Multiberry Yogurt Pack because I bought it from Korea. If you buy this within the U.S. from an authorized retailer like Target or Sephora, the name will be Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask. I confirmed with Laneige US two years ago that the formulas are exactly the same. Either name is a-ok.
Special deal right now: at Target you can stack a $10 giftcard offered with select Laneige purchases with their $5 giftcard offer for buying $20 in beauty & personal care products to get this mask for $25 with $15 back in gift cards. If you’re really crafty, turn on the subscribe and save option to get an additional 5% off and set the delivery for once every 26 weeks (it’s unlikely that Laneige will still be available from Target then). Finally, if you want to go for the grand slam, get 1% cash back with Ebates. While typing this I realized that maybe I was meant to delay writing my review just so I could share this crazy deal at the right time. ahahahah
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