Review: Dr Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask ★★★.☆
Dr Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask is an overnight mask that creates a protective barrier on the skin to lock in vital moisture and nutrients. This formula contains a blend of AquaMinerals, which directs waterflow and helps maintain balanced moisture levels, visibly boosting firmness and elasticity.
The proprietary AquaMineral complex is made of exact amounts of skin-identical minerals—sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Combined, controlled osmotic pressure in skin directs water flow through “waterways”. These four specific minerals possess the ability to improve water absorption.
Himalayan pink salt supports natural cell regeneration, while Belgium hot spring water and natural barrier complex remove impurities from pores and provide soothing and antibacterial benefits. Aquaicia and oligo-HA hydrates to keep skin looking and feeling healthy and bright. It targets dryness, loss of firmness and elasticity, dullness and uneven texture.
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The claims above do seem very fancy and full of promise. But it contains high amounts of potentially-sensitizing ingredients like dimethicone, alcohol, and citrus oils. So if you are allergic to these ingredients, please avoid this product. My skin does not react to these products nor do I purposely avoid applying to my sensitive skin. Patch-testing is key.
Nevertheless, I adore sleeping masks. Being able to go to bed feeling like crap and waking up feeling like a goddess is a an absolutely wonderful feeling.
50 grams of product is contained in a beautiful and sleek airless pump. I find this packaging alot more practical than jars. It’s hygienic and easy to get a consistent amount every use. The blue outer casing is plastic but felt like frosted glass, and the pump is white. I can’t get over how beautiful the whole presentation is. Dr Jart+ continually outdoes itself in packaging aesthetics. Also, the brand tends to provide detailed information on the product box, which I find super helpful.
I look forward to using this product partly due to the fancy pump. It works the same way as any other airless pump, but this does not have that ugly neck sticking out. Just depress the circular knob on top. There is even a cut out to make space for the finger! Product will squirt out of the minimalist nozzle that’s hardly visible.
The perfect amount comes out with each pump.
This is how much I’ll use if my skin feels normal and I’m just being extra. This forms a thin layer over my PM routine, avoiding oilier areas like nose and chin, protecting it from moisture loss overnight. 2 pumps all over if skin is drier than normal, this is the maximum amount I will use.
The next morning, I’ll gently swipe my face with a cotton pad soaked in cleansing water before an actual cleanse. If I skip this step, it gets kinda hard to get off the layer of gel on my skin. Took quite a number of splashes and rubbing to get it off completely. So to prevent tugging at my skin too much, a cleansing water is a better option.
The product has a faint bluish color, almost colorless. It feels like a true gel and has a faint herbal scent. It spreads easily and once rubbed in, the blue disappears and the gel turns clear.
On my skin, it does not absorb and forms a slightly tacky film on top. My guess is that the dimethicone has come out to play. Whenever I use this, I’ll wake up with an itchy face because I’ll find lint and fine pieces of hair all over my face. Needless to say, this is indeed very hydrating. I did not experience any sensitivities each time I use this product.
To give you some context, here is a comparison with Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask.
Packaging: Dr Jart+ wins with its airless pump. Laneige’s sleeping masks come in jar containers and I find it unhygienic and inconsistent in amount. Also, exposure to the air will speed up the degradation of the product. Being a butterfinger, I’m prone to dropping things. Imagine the mess and wastage of dropping an open jar of product. Both companies tests on animals.
Texture: Laneige has a watery-gel consistency while Dr Jart+ has a thicker gel consistency. Both spreads out easily.
Scent: Laneige has a long-lasting floral fragrance while Dr Jart+ has a herbal scent which dissipates quickly. I prefer Dr Jart’s.
Longevity: Over time, Laneige’s absorbs into the skin, leaving a silky finish that feels slightly greasy. Dr Jart’s hydrating film stays on top of the skin and felt tacky the whole night through.
Ingredients: Below is a simple breakdown:
Price: Laneige: $25/70ml = $0.36/ml Dr Jart+: $48/50ml = $0.96/ml
Dr Jart’s is definitely on the higher side of the price range. Almost thrice the cost of Laneige’s. But I find myself using less of Dr Jart’s sleeping mask to obtain the same mileage as Laneige’s.
In conclusion, if all you’re looking for is locking in moisture throughout the night and you’re not allergic to anything on the ingredients list, I’d say go for it. As long as the PM routine underneath contains suitable products that will do your skin good, I don’t see how a sleeping mask that mostly sits on top of the skin is going to do much harm. As for all the fancy claims, I don’t think this product delivered. It is still best for forming a protective film over the skin while you sleep. Check out more Dr Jart+ reviews here.